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Watchmen – Ten Years Later

July 5, 2019
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Sources / Further Reading: A.O. Scott’s review of Watchmen – https://nyti.ms/2IXpwUF A.O. Scott’s review of Sucker Punch – https://nyti.ms/2V3WAlr David Bordwell on superhero films circa 2008 – https://bit.ly/1wp3DlD ‘Notes on Camp’ by Susan Sontag – https://bit.ly/2OOh4us You can follow me through: Twitter- twitter.com/andymsaladino Vimeo- vimeo.com/theroyaloceanfilmsociety

Watchmen is a 2009 American neo-noirsuperhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the 1986–87 DC Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. It stars an ensemble cast of Malin ÅkermanBilly CrudupMatthew GoodeCarla GuginoJackie Earle HaleyJeffrey Dean Morgan, and Patrick Wilson. A dark satirical and dystopian take on the superhero genre, the film is set in an alternate history in the year 1985 at the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, as a group of mostly retired American superheroes investigates the murder of one of their own before uncovering an elaborate and deadly conspiracy, while their moral limitations are challenged by the complex nature of the circumstances.

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