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OK here's my stab at this question. There are a lot of differences between the book and the movie, and if I was to use a term to collectively describe these differences I would say narration density. Watchmen is a rather dense book that effectively uses it's panels to tell several tangential stories. That's very hard for the film medium to achieve. Let's ...


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There is a famous term Out of the furnace and into the fire This idiom means: from a bad situation into one that is worse, which again is very apt for this film. In some countries it is changed to from out of the frying pan into the fire but both have the same meaning. Just to show that this is a used phrase this link shows it in general use ...


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The ring probably symbolizes a simpler time for Frank. As we saw in his class reunion episode (Season 1 Episode 8), Frank was quite different and more idealistic back in school. He sang in a barbershop quartet, was in a loving relationship, and basically ran wild and rambunctious with his schoolmates. The fact that for the duration of his stay in his school ...


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I'll try to answer these as best I can. 1. Why is Thanos only interested in the Orb? As far as we can tell, this is the only Infinity Stone that Thanos is truly aware of. Even the Guardians of the Galaxy don't become aware of what's in the orb until The Collector opens it and reveals it to them. Thanos is using Ronan and his adopted daughters to retrieve ...


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Very short answer: It tried harder to be different and more "grown-up. (I'm sure we'll get some thesis-level answer, but this is a few bullet-points just to get the ball rolling.) The cover is page one, panel one. That was new. And they played more with transitions between panels and pages, using composition and dialogue / sound to blend the elements into a ...


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In Expressionism, the medium itself is expressive. An expressionist painting shows emotion in the quality of its brushstrokes, in the amount of paint used, in the colors, in the size, in the texture. Expressionism is generally not realistic in its imagery. It seeks to create a visceral response in its presentation. Expressionistic photography or ...


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This is a great question and timely as I just acquired Zack Snyder's attempt at adapting these books to film. As mentioned in another response the symmetrical panel layout with a larger center panel is something that can only be appreciated when reading the source material vs film. I thought it would be nice to have an example below. Another similar ...


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Ronan is the military commandar of the Kree's sectarian arm. The Kree, as a species, are made up of separate and autonomous divisions that function without accountability to each other. This is a deliberate and seemingly harmonious relationship, as the right hand cannot be held accountable for the actions of the left. The Kree's political/diplomatic wing ...


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Aside from He didn't know about it (as explained in MattD's answer) there might be another possible explanation: The Aether wasn't in that museum. To quote director/writer James Gunn: "I will say that is probably not the Collector’s only museum. I think he probably has other spaces in which he keeps his incredibly vast selection. That’s just ...


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From the film's Wiki page: The Carrie Furnace, an abandoned blast furnace near Braddock, served as the location for the film's finale. Christian Bale wore a tattoo of Braddock's ZIP code, 15104, on his neck as an homage to the town's mayor John Fetterman, who has the same design on his arm.


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You weren't the only one wondering that; the ending perplexed many. But the film's director Scott Cooper explained it in interviews, like this one. Here's the gist: After being thwarted by law enforcement officials, Russell kills Harlan DeGroat (Woody Harrelson), the meth-addicted crime boss responsible for murdering his brother, right in front of the ...


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One example for the unique (and new) quality of the comic is issue #5 of Watchmen: The whole of the issue's layout was intended to be symmetrical, culminating in this center spread, where the pages reflect one another. I seriously doubt that the movie (which I continue to ignore) even tried to achieve this - and even if it did somehow, the comic allows you ...



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