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DeZ did it first

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Rorschach from The Mindscape of Alan Moore.

The hype over the Watchmen film reached critical mass this week and as a consequence there’s been a spike of interest in the two Alan Moore interviews I posted in 2006, with Empire magazine and other movie sites linking here. I won’t bore you with my lack of interest in the film—read the book, it’s a masterpiece—but it’s worth noting that the feature-length DeZ Vylenz documentary, The Mindscape of Alan Moore, dramatised scenes from V for Vendetta and Watchmen back in 2003, long before Hollywood put either of them on screen. The Rorschach scene is especially interesting for having the opening monologue from Watchmen voiced by Alan himself. I’d never thought of Rorschach having such a gravel-throated delivery until I heard this. If Zack Snyder’s version is the same then you know where they swiped it from.

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V’s dressing-room from The Mindscape of Alan Moore.

As I’ve mentioned a few times here, The Mindscape of Alan Moore is available on DVD in Europe and the US and includes a bonus disc of interviews with Alan’s collaborators, Dave Gibbons among them. All the packaging and interface was designed by yours truly.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Mindscape of Alan Moore: US edition
The Demon Regent Asmodeus
New things for June
Alan Moore in Arthur magazine
Watchmen
Alan Moore interview, 1988

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by scott

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    Good Morning John, I agree with everything you say but I feel that I will be in a darkened, empty mid morning matinée sometime soon. Spectacle cinema has to be experienced in the arena of the megaplex.

    Good reviews at Slate.com, especially what if Woody Allen had directed Watchmen?

    Any chance of a reposting/link to the Alan Moore Arthur pornography article?

    many thanks.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Hi Scott. Re: Woody Allen—but would it be like one of his earlier, funnier films?

    The Arthur magazine porn piece seems to have been removed from their site for now and that issue of the magazine is also sold out so unless there’s a copy elsewhere online it would seem to be unavailable. I think Jay told me it’s going to be in a new (American) collection of writings about sex so it’s not gone for good.

 


 

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