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Old 07-28-2008, 05:33 PM   #91
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Now I'm on Chapter 8... every character has gotten something to do, I'm loving it.
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I reread it last week and tore through it in 2 days.

Predicting you'll be done by tonight.
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Amazon still hasn't shipped me my copy.
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Just finished the book I was reading last night, I think I'll finally start this mambo-jambo this week.
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:56 PM   #95
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I reread it last week and tore through it in 2 days.

Predicting you'll be done by tonight.
You're right. I'm on Chapter 11 now. Did I mention I fucking love this? Because I do.
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You're right. I'm on Chapter 11 now. Did I mention I fucking love this? Because I do.
You love it because it's awesome.
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You love it because it's awesome.
I was anticipating liking it, but not this much. It truly is the most celebrated graphic novel of our time for good reason.
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I'm excited vicariously as you approach the ending to end all endings.

FTMFW.
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The ending to end all endings, eh?

Damn, I might have to go out and buy this thing.

It's a shame that I've spent all my money on Capri Sun, cigarettes, and hookers.
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It's a shame that I've spent all my money on Capri cigarettes.
I knew it.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:15 PM   #101
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I'm excited vicariously as you approach the ending to end all endings.

FTMFW.
SPOILERS BELOW!

I kind of called Ozymandias being involved with the plot after the Egyptian reference and there being a "Pyramid Industries," but everything after that shocked me. Dr. Manhattan vaporizing Rorshach? Holy shit. I'm glad Nite Owl hooked up with Silk Spectre... he's really the only truly likable character in the whole series. But an octopus monster blowing half of the New York straight to hell? Holy shit, yet again.

Maybe it's pointless to bring up this topic since the film's already in post, but what would your ideal cast for this have looked like if it was made now or in the early '90s?
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I knew it.
yeah Laz, you must have forgotten that I was a tobacco model back in the 80's. This was always my favorite shot...

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Also, I suddenly remembered the existence of public libraries.

I'm sure they have a copy of this Watchmen thing that I can check out...for FREE.

Score one for the government!
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SPOILERS BELOW!

Maybe it's pointless to bring up this topic since the film's already in post, but what would your ideal cast for this have looked like if it was made now or in the early '90s?
How awesome is that ending, though? He gets pwned, but then there's a chance that he'll get justice anyway. It's creepy, but you're like "YEAH!"...if they don't keep that last shot I'm going to burn down the studio. To me this question of "Who Was Right?" gives this ending its power.

BTW, when I read it the first time I kind of skimmed through the Black Freighter thing, because I was so into the plot. I'm not saying you did, but it just adds a whole other layer to the thing.

Anyway, I always thought that early 90's Burt Reynolds would have been a great Comedian. A bit younger than when it was in Boogie Nights. Of course, after hearing the suggestion of Deadwood's Ian McShane I realized the latter was the perfect choice. John Cusack was rumored as Nite Owl way back when...never liked that choice...Kevin Spacey, maybe? Liam Neeson? When Jude Law voiced his admiration for the comic and his desire to play Ozzy I thought that was perfect. And he never would have taken the role, but I always imagined Sean Penn as Rorshach. He seems a hell of a lot tougher than Jackie Earle Haley, and you know he can do crazy.
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I was anticipating liking it, but not this much. It truly is the most celebrated graphic novel of our time for good reason.

Ok, but now you have to reread it again to immerse yourself in the different layers of the book.... whether it be in the lettering, panel layout, transitional elements, use of language, little behind the scenes things, like check out the triangles, where's Rorschach?, and so on.

It is probably the best example of how storytelling in a comic is a totally unique medium unlike novels and movies when done at its highest level. Although, there are many other great graphic novels out there too.
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