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comment What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?
"In contrast, the panel is just there. It's not going anywhere." - Wow, this is indeed a major factor I didn't consider so much at all, and the examples really help to drive that point. I guess even with a "normal" book the reading motion is much more fluent and more similar to the continuous motion of a movie. Thanks for the answer.
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comment What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?
Well, not having read it is surely a lack of research and might not be the best approach, granted, but that doesn't make saying "I can't explain it but you'll understand it from reading it anyway" much more of an answer either (that feels like saying when I had read it the whole question was moot anyway, which might be the case, though). But that being said, the explanations from your comment do indeed explain some things to some degree and would surely be worth adding into the answer.
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comment What are the qualities of Watchmen unique to comics and in which way did the movie achieve to adapt those to the medium of film?
Those things might have been novelties, but how were they unique to comics and unable to be captured on film, how did they highlight the "areas that comics succeed in where no other media is capable of operating"?
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comment What is the significance of the last scene in “A Most Wanted Man”?
Maybe related to this question: movies.stackexchange.com/q/23387/49?
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comment Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?
@invalid_id But I'm also glad we could at least reach some level of mutual understanding. And I also thank you for giving some motivation and hints how to flesh out my answer a bit more.
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comment Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?
@invalid_id Well, I guess they just are, or rather that the question of how they are created by the emitting particles and from what is one of the problems of making this theory into more than a vague possibility. I always had the impression that the whole quantum theory of gravitation curently doesn't consist of much that the mere statement "there might be particles called gravitons which *somehow mediate gravity"* and not much more than that.
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comment Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?
@invalid_id Well, I don't want (or rather can't) talk about any Higgs bosons. They create (or cause, or whatever) mass. The mass then causes the gravitational force which, and that's indeed what I'm saying, is represented by the gravitons. But where this mass came from or what caused it or why it's there I'm not sure we should care at all. Thus I'd rather say that the gravitons are the repentation of the force field 'emitted' by the mass of the objects (wherever that mass came from).
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comment Does After Earth's sci-fi jargon have any basis in reality or is it complete gibberish?
@invalid_id They (the gravitons) seem to have to be massless because they are just mediating particles and in order to be transmitted over the (supposedly) infinite distance that gravity seems to work at the (supposedly) immediate speed it seems to work with (however that explainable, though). I don't think Higgs bosons have anything to do with the problem at hand at all or the problem of gravity, other than "causing" objects to have mass, which in turn determines the strength of gravity, which is in turn modeled/expressed/mediated/executed by the exchange of gravitons.