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All That I Am
03-09-2007, 04:22 AM
This image of Rorshach from the watchmen is hidden in an online trailer for 300, its a single frame 1:58 seconds into the trailer.

and with out further ado.
I present Rorshach.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h296/lostjedi21/rorshach_badge_smretouched.jpg

summerkid
03-09-2007, 04:42 AM
if you are fucking with me ATIA i swear to god...i swear to god you don't want to know what i'll do to you. This book sits at the head of my bed at all times.

All That I Am
03-09-2007, 02:20 PM
NSFW

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Pause the video and move it to 1:52 you'll see the single frame of rorshach.

Mr.Nipples
03-09-2007, 02:24 PM
wow i never even knew they started filming this...wow...

Mr.Nipples
03-09-2007, 02:25 PM
you guys here that HBO is developing PREACHER into a series...

bmack86
03-09-2007, 02:28 PM
I immediately have beef. Wasn't his mask supposed to be a latex/vinyl substance that allowed for the constantly shifting rorshach blots on it? I definitely didn't ever picture it as a cottony mask.

Mr.Nipples
03-09-2007, 02:32 PM
I immediately have beef. Wasn't his mask supposed to be a latex/vinyl substance that allowed for the constantly shifting rorshach blots on it? I definitely didn't ever picture it as a cottony mask.

i know how you feel mack...but never trust a screenshot.

bballarl
03-09-2007, 07:46 PM
The Watchmen is going to be killer.

summerkid
03-09-2007, 09:44 PM
i know how you feel mack...but never trust a screenshot.

Plus they haven't even begun filming yet this is probably just a test shot to give the Producers at WB an idea of the direction Snyder will take this film.

All That I Am
03-09-2007, 09:50 PM
Yeah from what i heard its just a test shot.
They haven't cast anyone yet.

summerkid
03-10-2007, 05:44 PM
I wouldn't have a problem if they used a cloth mask though, wouldn't bother me they will CGI the ink blots thats for sure.

bmack86
03-10-2007, 05:45 PM
It'd be less than ideal. The Watchmen deserves an ideal movie. There's a reason it was the only comic on Time's 100 novels of the 20th century

R3d Snapper
03-10-2007, 06:32 PM
The Watchmen is going to be killer.

idk...look what happened to the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta...bleh

Mr.Nipples
03-10-2007, 07:12 PM
zach snyder better not fuck this up like he did dawn of the dead...

blakely
03-10-2007, 07:13 PM
zach snyder better not fuck this up like he did dawn of the dead...

dawn of the dead was amazing.........

suprefan
03-10-2007, 07:16 PM
Its a test shot for sure. He had this image on his Ipod so it has nothign to do with the movie luckily..

Mr.Nipples
03-10-2007, 07:17 PM
dawn of the dead was amazing.........


the first 10 minutes...i wont argue that the movie has one of the most disturbing title sequences since aliens,but im a romero purist and the film was just a let down for me as soon as they got in the mall...

summerkid
03-10-2007, 07:54 PM
Zach Snyder is saying all the right things that's for sure. Telling producers that this is much more taxi driver than Fantastic Four that it's much more Strangelove than the Fantastic Four. He understands that its a huge task and he's up for the challenge.

blakely
03-10-2007, 08:56 PM
the first 10 minutes...i wont argue that the movie has one of the most disturbing title sequences since aliens,but im a romero purist and the film was just a let down for me as soon as they got in the mall...

i can see that, but i guess im a bit biased when it comes to post-appocalyptic type movies...... i fuckin LOVE them.... theres something about the survival theme in all of them that just gets to me.......

corbo
03-10-2007, 09:02 PM
they better not fuck this movie up

dorkfish
03-10-2007, 09:06 PM
they better not fuck this movie up
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...

Mr.Nipples
03-10-2007, 09:08 PM
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...

mystery men

bmack86
03-10-2007, 09:26 PM
Was Mystery Men a comic originally?

Mr.Nipples
03-10-2007, 09:32 PM
Was Mystery Men a comic originally?

yes. its called flaming carrot comics. i dont know why the hell the flaming carrot wasnt in the movie in the first place.

All That I Am
03-10-2007, 09:37 PM
I think 300 was a really good translation from comic to movie, although they omitted some scenes and added some stuff it was pretty true to the original.

bballarl
03-10-2007, 09:45 PM
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a huge letdown, yes. But I don't think they will screw this one up. I mean, it's classic.

Boourns
03-11-2007, 12:36 AM
Steel owns all.

bmack86
03-11-2007, 01:12 AM
Andrew, It's beyond classic. It's canonic at this point.

bmack86
03-14-2007, 01:37 AM
I just read some interviews with Zack Snyder. He seems on the level about the Watchmen project. I will be first in line to see the movie when it comes out.

schoolofruckus
04-03-2007, 01:26 PM
I know something you guys don't know...

Mr.Nipples
04-03-2007, 01:28 PM
what...

J~$$$
04-03-2007, 01:35 PM
He is directing another zombie flick that takes place in Vegas?

Mr.Nipples
04-03-2007, 01:41 PM
army of the dead...it was announced awhile ago...

J~$$$
04-03-2007, 01:44 PM
Im just playin the guessin game.

schoolofruckus
04-03-2007, 01:57 PM
Nothing too earth shattering. They start filming at WB in July. I'm just excited that I'm assigned to work on it. I gotta read the damn book.

Mr.Nipples
06-18-2007, 02:06 PM
they casted rorshach...
http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t39/RetardoTronFiveThousand/nyfest.jpg

thelastgreatman
06-18-2007, 03:17 PM
Hey, wanna know something fucking HORRIBLE? Guess who's been cast as Dr. Manhattan? Keanu motherfucking Reeves.

Lord, give me a word without Keanu Reeves and I'll do your evil bidding.

Mr.Nipples
06-18-2007, 03:47 PM
he dropped out...jason patric(also from little children) is playing manhattan...

roberto73
06-18-2007, 03:50 PM
he dropped out...jason patric(also from little children) is playing manhattan...

Jason Patric wasn't in Little Children. Are you thinking of someone else? Or maybe another movie?

Patrick Wilson (who was in Little Children) is rumored to be playing The Night Owl. Is that what you meant?

Mr.Nipples
06-18-2007, 03:57 PM
yeah thats what i meant...whoopsie...at least as keanu is not involved im happy...

Tylerdurden31
07-18-2008, 04:49 AM
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/watchmen/

bmack86
07-18-2008, 09:05 AM
Keanu might have made a decent Manhattan. The guy has no emotion, so it would have been easy for him.

amyzzz
07-18-2008, 09:52 AM
I can't help it. I love Keanu. I know he's a total dork, but he has that certain charisma (yeah I know he's not in it).

I'm thinking about picking up the comic/graphic novel.

wmgaretjax
07-18-2008, 09:56 AM
not sure what I think about this... I never imagined this being a glorified slow motion fest, so I'm disappointed in that regard... But it does look beautiful.

Hannahrain
07-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Mirrored inkblots always look like pelvises to me. Always. Sometimes it looks like a cross between something else and a pelvis, but there's always a pelvis in there.

Boourns
07-18-2008, 10:09 AM
Comes out on my birthday? Sweet. Just watched the trailer again and at the very least the visuals are jaw-dropping.

schoolofruckus
07-18-2008, 10:21 AM
not sure what I think about this... I never imagined this being a glorified slow motion fest, so I'm disappointed in that regard... But it does look beautiful.

300 didn't lead you to expect that this would be an hour's worth of footage unspooled at 10 fps so that it would clock in at 140 minutes?

rage patton
07-18-2008, 10:56 AM
I saw the trailer yesterday on youtube before seeing Batman and I thought it looked pretty cool considering I have never read the graphic novel. However, seeing the trailer on the big screen was completely different. The visuals look incredible. I think I need to pick up the graphic novel sometime soon.

Boourns
07-18-2008, 11:00 AM
YES. It really is the best of its kind.

sbessiso
07-18-2008, 10:03 PM
YES. It really is the best of its kind.

i hate to agree with boourns (i'm not sure why though, hmm), but the WATCHMEN comic is breathtaking and mindblowing (and a pretty quick read too!)

sbessiso
07-18-2008, 11:18 PM
I can't help it. I love Keanu. I know he's a total dork, but he has that certain charisma (yeah I know he's not in it).

I'm thinking about picking up the comic/graphic novel.

can we go watch the day the earth stood still?? the second i saw keanu, i knew i wanted to see it

JClemy
07-19-2008, 12:11 AM
I was in the theater for Batman yesterday and I made a little squeek of joy. I think this is going to be awesome. Manhatten looks really cool and the special effects look perfect. I'm probably jumping the gun but the gun has now been jumped.

PassiveTheory
07-19-2008, 01:02 AM
I bet the trailers for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen looked good too before the movie came out...

Alan Moore might just stop writing superhero novels because of how awful the movies end up being based on them.

If you're wondering, he took his name off of this film adaption too. That can't be good.

While the casting is alright, I just hope this doesn't end up being awful.

Ardentbiscuit
07-19-2008, 09:38 AM
Just go to comic con Zack Snyder will be there giving the full details and first real looks at the film. In true comic con traditional probably most of the cast will be there..

And Billy Crudup is Dr. Manhattan...

Did you see Malin Akerman in the Silk Spectre outfit?


http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1210226432/nm0015196

I wish I could find a better shot online, they had better stills in magazines I picked up recently...

schoolofruckus
07-19-2008, 09:52 AM
I bet the trailers for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen looked good too before the movie came out...

Alan Moore might just stop writing superhero novels because of how awful the movies end up being based on them.

If you're wondering, he took his name off of this film adaption too. That can't be good.

While the casting is alright, I just hope this doesn't end up being awful.

I've never read V For Vendetta, but the movie was fucking awesome. I've heard he hated that one too, so either they changed it from what it was into something else that was great, or he's just a cranky bitch.

summerkid
07-19-2008, 10:09 AM
He's a cranky bitch. I've read that he doesnt think any of his books should be made into movies and that even if they made a good one he'd still hate it because his stories are meant to be read next to a fireplace in the comfort of your home or something like that.

NicoDread
07-19-2008, 10:20 AM
Fuck. After seeing the trailer on the big screen, this movie looks visually amazing. It's my favorite graphic novel (probably everyone's favorite) so I really hope that they don't fuck it up. But I will be at the Comic Con thing for it, we'll probably get some new info or something.

bballarl
07-19-2008, 10:35 AM
They won't fuck up The Watchmen.

PassiveTheory
07-20-2008, 11:38 PM
I've never read V For Vendetta, but the movie was fucking awesome. I've heard he hated that one too, so either they changed it from what it was into something else that was great, or he's just a cranky bitch.

Um... Here's the thing about V for Vendetta: They ruined the characterization of V and dumbed it down/normalized him for movie fans to chew on.

V was written during the Thatcher era and his character had more to do with Anarchy than terrorism or anything covered by the movie [fuck, the JOKER in TDK is closer to the original version of V than the movie version]. The whole reason why V wore a mask was so that ANYONE could be V. The movie completely undermined this by giving V as many humanly-relating traits as possible. Just consider how the death of V in the comic and in the book is portrayed: in the comic, he delivers his last words without any trace of sentiment, sadness, anguish, because V is an idea, not a fucking person... Then you have the movie version with V chocking out his last words with the kind of annoying "woe is me" sentiment that only Hugo Weaving (who sucks as an actor when it comes to playing the good guy) could deliver.

They'll probably humanize Dr. Manhattan too... and change the Comedian from a rapist into a true American hero... Fucking hell.

MissingPerson
07-31-2008, 12:51 PM
I'm really underwhelmed by what I've seen of this. Not outraged, not disappointed, just underwhelmed, and that's somehow worse.

sbessiso
07-31-2008, 12:53 PM
I'm really underwhelmed by what I've seen of this. Not outraged, not disappointed, just underwhelmed, and that's somehow worse.

elaborate?

MissingPerson
07-31-2008, 12:56 PM
I love the book, and I desperately wanted this film to be terrific. But... trailers I've seen so far have just been... flat? I really wanted to be leap out of my seat and yell "JESUS CHRIST, IT'S WATCHMEN!"

And instead I just thought - "Hey, oh yeah. It's Watchmen."

rage patton
07-31-2008, 01:00 PM
So I found out this entire movie is being shot in Vancouver. There was a big write up in the paper about it the other day.

sbessiso
07-31-2008, 01:12 PM
I love the book, and I desperately wanted this film to be terrific. But... trailers I've seen so far have just been... flat? I really wanted to be leap out of my seat and yell "JESUS CHRIST, IT'S WATCHMEN!"

And instead I just thought - "Hey, oh yeah. It's Watchmen."

Oh I know! 300 was a purely popcorn, visual, let's do acid movie. But Watchmen is so much more than that, and thats the impression I got from the trailer, but I'm still hopeful. Although I read on here that they changed the ending, how can that be??

Blinken
07-31-2008, 01:15 PM
My copy of Watchman should be in the mail today. I can't believe i nevver read it, it was always on my list and i kept forgetting about it.

sbessiso
07-31-2008, 01:20 PM
Enjoy it Blink! It's such a quick read too

amyzzz
07-31-2008, 01:22 PM
I think I'll watch the movie first and then read it if missingperson is so "meh" about the movie.

dorkfish
07-31-2008, 02:01 PM
I'm really underwhelmed by what I've seen of this. Not outraged, not disappointed, just underwhelmed, and that's somehow worse.
"The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'save us!'... And I will look down and whisper 'no.'"

vs.

"The world will look up and shout save us, and I'll whisper no"

I kind of worry that they're going to remove a lot of the edge from the story.

PassiveTheory
07-31-2008, 03:30 PM
*sigh* Well at least Dave Gibbons is happy to see this on the big screen.

They really can't get ANY of Moore's work done right, can they?

MissingPerson
07-31-2008, 03:52 PM
Oh I know! 300 was a purely popcorn, visual, let's do acid movie. But Watchmen is so much more than that, and thats the impression I got from the trailer, but I'm still hopeful.

Yes! That's exactly it, it feels more like 300 than Watchmen.

I wanted to be blown away by something uniquely WATCHMEN!

Rather than, y'know, Watchmen.. FROM THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU 300!

Amy - I'm just basing my "meh" on the trailers, to be fair, and a lot of what is in the book will never, ever translate to the screen in a million years, so I do think you're safe enough to read it now. And hey, the film could always be awesome, thereby proving me wrong, so let's all just hope I'm really stupid and it's great after all.

Also, I know the people who tend to be most vocally pro-Watchmen - ie. Me - tend to be gits, but don't let that put you off, it's a genuinely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant book.

...

(Brilliant)

rage patton
11-02-2008, 02:13 PM
I just started reading this. I can't put it down.

MissingPerson
11-02-2008, 02:14 PM
Brilliant!

PassiveTheory
11-02-2008, 02:28 PM
I know the ending for the film version. It's not anywhere near the genius of the book ending but, for a movie, it isn't too bad.

bballarl
11-02-2008, 02:29 PM
My friend still has my copy of the Watchmen. I need to get that back from him.

suprefan
11-02-2008, 02:37 PM
I know the ending for the film version. It's not anywhere near the genius of the book ending but, for a movie, it isn't too bad.

Well yeah, there was the screening the other week in Portland and spoilers a plenty came of it... so you are NOT the only one who knows...

PassiveTheory
11-02-2008, 02:55 PM
Which is where I got my info from.

rage patton
11-02-2008, 02:56 PM
The movie premiered already? Bastards... making us wait till March.

iv3rdawG
11-02-2008, 02:58 PM
The movie premiered already? Bastards... making us wait till March.

Well, it will most likely be edited. I know Snyder has screened it for certain people already (Kevin Smith being one). They are probably just doing some test screenings now.

MissingPerson
11-02-2008, 03:00 PM
He didn't say and never implied he was, Suprefan...

sbessiso
11-02-2008, 04:52 PM
I couldnt help myself, I read the spoilers too. At first I was upset they changed the ending but Lee, you're right, it doesnt sound too bad.

My fucking goodness we're a bunch of nerds

suprefan
11-02-2008, 04:56 PM
The movie premiered already? Bastards... making us wait till March.

Test screening, its to gauge reaction on how its going. They tried their hardest to get people who had no clue about the movie or the book to watch it, but some peopel still got wind of it and got in. Im sure the effects arent done yet. Its looking to be a long movie as it is, cause they filmed probably over 4 hours of footage. And snyder said that like 40 minutes of sub plot will be saved for the dvd.

MissingPerson
11-02-2008, 04:57 PM
My fucking goodness we're a bunch of nerds

And proud.

rage patton
11-02-2008, 05:34 PM
I don't know the ending. I think I am only on Chapter 3 right now.

NO ONE SPOIL ANYTHING!

suprefan
11-02-2008, 05:52 PM
Dr Manhattan dies....

rage patton
11-02-2008, 05:54 PM
FUCKING HELL. Im not reading this thread till Im done the book.

MissingPerson
11-02-2008, 05:57 PM
Suprefan is an evil trickster, so he is.

shakermaker113
11-02-2008, 06:52 PM
rofl.

DRcube
11-02-2008, 08:53 PM
i dont know if you guys have already seen it but this is pretty gay

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/07/24/exclusive-my-chemical-romance-to-perform-bob-dylan-cover-in-watchmen-movie/

granted the lead singer is a huge comic book nerd...really?my chemical romance?

MissingPerson
11-02-2008, 08:59 PM
I kid you not, Gerard Way is a rather good comic writer. Haven't clicked the link, what song?

PassiveTheory
11-02-2008, 09:11 PM
The link doesn't work.

DRcube
11-02-2008, 09:13 PM
should work now

PassiveTheory
11-02-2008, 09:15 PM
As an end credits song? Fine. Anything more? No.

wmgaretjax
11-05-2008, 02:52 PM
SPOILERS IN THIS POST



so someone told me what the changed ending "might" be (reports seem to be conflicting from what I've read)... It's not big as far as the plot goes, but turning the squid as the source of the disaster into a bunch of atomic bombs dramatically changes the thematic undertones of the story. It makes the story much more positive. I mean, the genius of the conclusion that Mr. Smartest Man in the World draws and acts upon was the notion that humanity can't seem to resolve their problems without some kind of external, unexplainable tragedy to motivate it. If the source of the disaster now seems to the general public to come from within, it still implies that humanity is capable of arriving to a solution on their own (Mr. Smarty is still the motivator, but the implication of how humanity resolves cause and effect is still there). I will be really irritated if this is the actual ending to the movie.


SPOILERS DONE



bah.

rage patton
11-05-2008, 02:54 PM
LALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALALA.

bmack86
11-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Yeah, that wouldn't make me so happy. The comic's ending is perfection.

suprefan
11-05-2008, 03:33 PM
SPOILERS IN THIS POST



SPOILERS DONE



bah.



Yep thats what pretty much happens in the end.(regarding the people who saw the screening in portland and everything) Kevin Smith was asked about it and he says its fine, I dont know if I should take his word for it or not.

PassiveTheory
11-05-2008, 03:49 PM
I'm fine with the squid being gone, just as long as they don't get rid of the beautiful final frame.

wmgaretjax
11-05-2008, 05:17 PM
I'm fine with the squid being gone

you are wrong. at least if they replace it with a bomb....

rage patton
11-09-2008, 09:29 PM
SPOILERS

I just finished. I really hope they don't end the movie with bombs. I was quite startled, and frankly disturbed by Veidt's logic... but it made sense. But still, its a horrible realization. I was bummed Rorschach died though. Also, I reread the first 3 chapters imediately after finishing. Everything makes so much more sense.

suprefan
11-09-2008, 09:36 PM
And you read the supplemental under the hood stuff too? A lot of people are really on the multiple ending train right now as it is, maybe itll be a variant of bombs plus squid, we'll see.

rage patton
11-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Of course I read the supplemental stuff like "Under The Hood" I read them all. I guess I shouldnt have said "makes so much more sense." I should have said I just noticed a lot more little things I didnt pikc up before, which adds more to the story, hence making it make more sense.

Also, I have been looking at screen shots from the movie. I really don't like Nite Owl's and Ozzyamndius' suits.

suprefan
11-09-2008, 09:50 PM
Well you cant really make them look like they did in the comic, would be a bit ''cheesy'' I guess? And I know you arent complaning about Silk Spectres suit... You should check the Watchmen site, theres a new video posting and character bios..

rage patton
11-09-2008, 09:52 PM
I won't complain about Silk Spectres suit... but it would have been nice if it were more like the comic's. And I think the new Nite Owl suit looks cheesier than the comics, and the Ozzymandius suit looks lame.

Also, who else thinks Robert Downey Jr. should have been cast as The Comedian?

PassiveTheory
11-09-2008, 09:55 PM
Robert Downey can't be cast as every asshole alcoholic in comic history...

Plus, hints of Downey as Iron Man were dropped in Marvel Comics as early as 2002.

I don't mind Owl Man's costume. Ozymandias, however, is the worst cast and worst dressed, but I liked hearing the actor describe his usage of two distinct tones when portraying Veidt and Ozymandias at Comic Con. That panel was awesome.

suprefan
11-09-2008, 09:58 PM
You cant have a major actor in this movie, it would ruin it I think.

PassiveTheory
11-09-2008, 10:02 PM
Ditto, Chris.

I actually like the casting so far. I just hope Jackie doesn't look retarded as Kovacs unmasked.

Sushov23
11-09-2008, 10:03 PM
I need to re-read this before the movie comes out.

rage patton
11-09-2008, 10:04 PM
Ozymandias, however, is the worst cast and worst dressed,

Yeah, he doesn't look like Ozzymandius should at all.


I just hope Jackie doesn't look retarded as Kovacs unmasked.

I was thinking that too.

Sushov23
11-09-2008, 10:10 PM
is this movie really going to be running close to 3 hours?

suprefan
11-13-2008, 04:07 PM
is this movie really going to be running close to 3 hours?

As of right now, yes, but also, Snyder said that an entire subplot will not even be in the movie and be in the dvd release, so it would be cut in there also, to make it almost 4 hours, like it probably deserves to be to be the way it should. And speaking of new material.


NEW TRAILER, lots of dialogue


http://movies.yahoo.com/

stinkbutt
11-13-2008, 04:11 PM
god dammit i'm getting excited even though i know it will blow

bmack86
11-13-2008, 04:14 PM
I bet the subplot they're cutting is the pirate story

PassiveTheory
11-13-2008, 04:18 PM
They already said that they're cutting out the pirate story and adding it as additional content to the DVD. I'm thinking they'll take out more. I mean, with the retooling of the incident, they don't have to dedicate nearly any time to things like the missing artist or the creation of the monster (since there is no monster).

bmack86
11-13-2008, 04:27 PM
It'd be awesome if they did the original ending as an alternate for the DVD. Seeing as how, regardless of quality, I'll probably buy the DVD just because it's Watchmen.

suprefan
11-13-2008, 05:09 PM
Everyone will get it in Blu Ray... I think this movie will have to be seen in Imax just like Dark Knight..

rage patton
11-13-2008, 05:28 PM
I hope Rorschachs voice doesn't get annoying. I imagined his voice deep... but not that deep. And if they are cutting out the entire Max Shae story, why is there screenshot on IDMB of the newspaper stand. Wouldn't they just cut that right out of the story too?

This should have been a 2 part movie. So they could have fit everything in.

suprefan
11-13-2008, 05:41 PM
No way, that would be whack and I dont think the studio would want to do it that way. If that whole lawsuit with Fox kept going they coudl stop the second one from coming out, then what?

PassiveTheory
11-17-2008, 11:32 AM
New trailer:

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/watchmen.html?showVideo=1

I'm already having issues with the dialogue. Especially the numerous references to "being" the Watchmen. Also, Jackie Earle Haley's Rorshach voice is fucking annoying already. I think that Crudup's Manhattan will be the big plausible surprise in the film. I like the voice he uses (if it stays the same).

Boourns
11-17-2008, 12:16 PM
The new ending will ruin this film.

real talk
01-15-2009, 09:19 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Alan_Moore.jpg/240px-Alan_Moore.jpg

Have we talked about this guy? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore)



Moore was born in Northampton, England to brewery worker Ernest Moore and printer Sylvia Doreen. He lived in a very poor area, and was expelled from school in 1970 at the age of 17 for dealing LSD, later describing himself as "one of the world's most inept LSD dealers". With his first wife, Phyllis, he had two daughters, Amber and Leah. The couple also had a mutual lover Deborah. In time, Phyllis, Deborah and the two children left Moore. On May 12, 2007, he married Melinda Gebbie, with whom he has worked on several comics. He currently lives in Northampton. He is a vegetarian, an anarchist,a practicing magician and occultist, and he worships a Roman snake-deity named Glycon.

wmgaretjax
01-15-2009, 09:29 AM
Funny guy.

MissingPerson
01-15-2009, 09:30 AM
Have we talked about this guy?


Never enough.

Jonathan Ross interviewed him a while back for a brilliant documentary about Steve Ditko. He read some of Watchmen in the voice he imagined for Rorshach, it was cool.

I love the guy's output, but can never quite shake the sense that he's probably a bit of an asshole.

They don't make 'em like that anymore though.

real talk
01-15-2009, 09:30 AM
Funny guy.

I think that's a bit of an understatement.

bmack86
01-15-2009, 09:31 AM
AHAHAHAHAHA.

What a great biography. Glycon, Magic, Anarchy, Mutual lover, High school LSD dealing. It has it all.

real talk
01-15-2009, 09:32 AM
Look at his rings.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Alan_Moore.jpg/240px-Alan_Moore.jpg

wmgaretjax
01-15-2009, 09:33 AM
His beard is what dreams are made of.

ZackQ
01-15-2009, 09:35 AM
The new ending will ruin this film.

What's the new ending? I noticed there wasn't anything that looked like Veidt's monster in any of the trailers...is that gone?

wmgaretjax
01-15-2009, 09:37 AM
What's the new ending? I noticed there wasn't anything that looked like Veidt's monster in any of the trailers...is that gone?

SPOILERS

Veidt has a machine that emulates Manhattan and basically nukes the planet.

bmack86
01-15-2009, 09:38 AM
Look at his rings.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Alan_Moore.jpg/240px-Alan_Moore.jpg

Some are more claws than rings. Amazing.

ZackQ
01-15-2009, 09:41 AM
SPOILERS

Veidt has a machine that emulates Manhattan and basically nukes the planet.

No squid? No theoretical alien invasion?

I just googled it and read online that it still makes sense, but I don't see how it could....

wmgaretjax
01-15-2009, 09:47 AM
No squid? No theoretical alien invasion?

I just googled it and read online that it still makes sense, but I don't see how it could....

It's a ridiculously terrible decision. It "makes sense" but it completely abandons the thematic logic of the novel. Whatever.

ZackQ
01-15-2009, 09:48 AM
It's a ridiculously terrible decision. It "makes sense" but it completely abandons the thematic logic of the novel. Whatever.

Exactly. So what's Veidt's motive for doing this if not to trick the world into world peace? Is he just straight up evil? instead of being an ends justify the means philosopher.

wmgaretjax
01-15-2009, 09:56 AM
Exactly. So what's Veidt's motive for doing this if not to trick the world into world peace? Is he just straight up evil? instead of being an ends justify the means philosopher.

SPOILS

That's the problem. The motivation is still peace, but that doesn't make sense with the logic of the book. Manhattan and atom bombs are so distinctly derived from humanity, the reason Veidt uses a faked alien invasion in the book is because the only thing that can bring humanity together is a threat that is wholly external. Something that comes from within (and has nation-based implications) could never accomplish that, and Manhattan/atom bombs contain those implications... But that's what Snyder does in the movie.

ZackQ
01-15-2009, 10:00 AM
yeah man, that's what I was worried about too. Gargh. We'll see I guess.

bmack86
01-15-2009, 10:02 AM
I didn't know that the change was that specifically. That's horseshit. So what, the US's secret weapon decides to nuke the US, and that's going to fix things?

PassiveTheory
01-15-2009, 07:54 PM
Fox and Warner Bros settled, the movie is going to come out.

rage patton
01-15-2009, 07:57 PM
Wait... there was debate about whether this movie was going to come out?

ZackQ
01-15-2009, 07:59 PM
Yeah dude, shit, they were talking about it being shelved forever for a while there.

sbessiso
01-15-2009, 07:59 PM
Yeah Ragey! You missed a lot. Fox claimed they still owned the rights to the movie or something and tried to block the release.

What I dont understand, and maybe you guys can help me is, why did Fox wait until now to start something? It wasnt a secret that a Watchmen movie was being filmed. Couldnt they have done this sooner?

stinkbutt
01-15-2009, 08:01 PM
that way Warner would have just lost a shit ton more money

competition?

ZackQ
01-15-2009, 08:04 PM
Yeah Ragey! You missed a lot. Fox claimed they still owned the rights to the movie or something and tried to block the release.

What I dont understand, and maybe you guys can help me is, why did Fox wait until now to start something? It wasnt a secret that a Watchmen movie was being filmed. Couldnt they have done this sooner?

I don't know much legalese, but maybe Fox's lawyers told them this was the most inopportune time for WB and they'd have to settle quick. Or maybe they had to wait until Warner Bros. started signing deals to distrubte the film.

mattpach
02-24-2009, 02:02 PM
:bump



I finally bought the graphic novel. I will read it soon.

PotVsKtl
02-24-2009, 02:33 PM
Thanks for the update.