Author: Alan Moore
Publisher: Dc Comics
ISBN: 1401245250
Size: 12.48 MB
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As former members of a disbanded group of superheroes called the Crimebusters start turning up dead, the remaining members of the group try to discover the identity of the murderer before they, too, are killed.

Watchmen And Philosophy

Author: William Irwin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470730307
Size: 19.49 MB
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Alan Moore's Watchmen is set in 1985 and chronicles the alternative history of the United States where the US edges dangerously closer to nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Within this world exists a group of crime busters, who don elaborate costumes to conceal their identity and fight crime, and an intricate plot to kill and discredit these "superheroes." Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the graphic novel format, has been named one of Time magazine's top 100 novels, and is now being made into a highly anticipated movie adaptation. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series peers into Moore's deeply philosophical work to parse and deconstruct the ethical issues raised by Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their actions, and their world. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from governmental authority to human morality and social responsibility, it answers questions fans have had for years about Watchmen's ethical quandaries, themes, and characters.


Author: Peter Aperlo
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
ISBN: 1848561598
Size: 16.85 MB
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A guide to the motion picture discusses the plot, characters, costumes, stunts, special effects, locations, and the process of adapting the graphic novel into a film.

Watchmen Repr Sentation Von K Rper Und Sexualit T Im Spannungsverh Ltnis Der Gewalt In Film Und Graphic Novel

Author: Carolin Blefgen
ISBN: 9783955497392
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‘My book is a comic book. Not a movie, not a novel. A comic book. It’s been made in a certain way, and designed to be read a certain way: [...].‘: Alan Moore, der Texter von Watchmen, betonte immer wieder, dass er sich mit der Verfilmung seiner Werke kritisch auseinandersetzte. Er lehnte alle bisherigen Verfilmungen seiner Werke ab. Der Graphic Novel-Komplex der Watchmen hielt dabei immer eine besondere Position inne. Terry Gilliam nannte die Reihe das ,Krieg und Frieden‘ der Graphic Novels; Brad Meltzer, ebenfalls Autor von Graphic Novels, bezeichnete Watchmen als den CITIZEN KANE der Comics. Alan Moore selbst betonte, dass er bei der Konzeption der Watchmen vornehmlich die besonderen rezeptionellen Fähigkeiten der Comics hervorheben wollte. Seine Arbeit wurde konzipiert als unfilmbares Material. Dennoch erwarben die Lawrence Gordons Productions schon früh die filmischen Rechte um das Graphic Novel als Vorlage für eine Film-Adaption zu verwenden. Immer wieder versuchten verschiedene weitere Produzenten im letzten Vierteljahrhundert die Comics als Filmmaterial aufzugreifen, doch in fast allen Fällen waren die Versuche vergebens - bis zu Zack Snyders polarisierender Watchmen-Adaption.