Friday, March 6, 2009

Your mind always goes to a dark place

It was unlike any other work of cinema.

And the series was unlike any other graphic novel at the time.

Nobody checked at the doors whether I had read the series and thus possessed proper credentials to get in. I was an invited guest. I'm very thankful for that.

The movie is amazing. It's an epic journey. I completely got the feel for the alternate reality that felt as if it were floating through time despite the dates read from Rorschach's journal.

The music chosen for a film is essential, and sometimes critical, in setting this feel. I love that both the original tracks and covered tracks were used, again mirroring the flow through a mostly undefined place in time.

One of the covers was done by My Chemical Romance. Below, check out the making of the video for "Desolation Row", a Bob Dylan cover. And apparently, Gerard Way is qualified to record a song for The Watchmen.

Now at midnight all the agents
And the superhuman crew
Come out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do

I also loved the well-placed inclusion of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The movie is brilliant, and despite the fact that not all songs that made the soundtrack are favorites, I believe they were expertly chosen.

Get in the mood now with some Jimi Hendrix.

[Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower]

See the movie, buy the soundtrack, read the series. That is all.

1 comment:

Caleb Lin said...

if you've read the book, you'll know that at the end of the chapter there is one quote. The songs included in the movie were the ones that were quoted.