Sunday, March 8, 2009

Watching

I enjoyed reading info on 'The Watchmen', one of the reasons I like graphic novels, and the off-shoot movies, like 'Sin City', is the style of the imagery and film noir use of light and shade, which create great atmosphere, reminescent of the B&W Hitchcock movies.

3 comments:

detecktive said...

I thoroughly agree.

Nicoletta was saying that apparently there are some scenes in Watchmen (film) that look as though they are a panel from the graphic novel literally come to life.

It doesn't even have to be a 'special effects' look either. Road to Perdition (Tom Hanks and Paul Newman) and A History of Violence (Viggo Mortensen) are both made from a graphic novel and owe much of the inspiration for their cinematography to the drawings from the graphic novel pages.

Heather said...

I'm excited to see it, although I have heard very mixed reviews of it. I finished reading on Friday night, the ending actually crossed my mind during the book with all the Cold War talk and it was a classic argument against utilitarianism, which is a philosophy I have a bit of a tendancy toward. I know it's an extreme version, but what do people think of the 'evil' plan?

detecktive said...

I have posted a new section for 'ending discussion' to help maintain a 'cone of silence' for people yet to see/read it. Check out the post:

Aaarrrgghhhh [like a Pirate]: there be spoilers here!