Saturday, March 7, 2009

Who Watches The Watchmen?

For my review of the film 'Watchmen', read my previous post.

This is the opening sequence of 'Watchmen' that was made available by the company who made it. It's absolutely breathtaking, and Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" fits perfectly well. This is possibly one of the best opening credits, filling you up on a lot of the backstory without any tedious dialogue or giving them precious screentime in what is already a lengthy film. It also tells Rorschach's background story in a more economic way than in the comic book.

There's a lot of historical references to famous events and famous photographs. See if you can spot them from the photos here.

This photo even has it's own wiki. Both the lovers were never identified.

Click on the photo to find out more.

The John F. Kennedy assassination

The first lunar landing

'The Last Supper' by Leonardo Da Vinci.

The Pentagon Flower

The Vietnamese Monk sets himself on fire in protest

I'm sure there are a lot more references than I mentioned or noticed. Again, for my review of the film, read my previous post.

Signing out

Over and out

Now playing: Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
via FoxyTunes

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