Friday, March 6, 2009

7th Art: Caplan on Alan Moore's Refusal to Watch "Watchmen"

Caplan discusses movie adaptations in this post, and the refusal of Alan Moore, the creator of "Watchmen," to watch the film version:
His [Alan Moore's] main rationale:
If a thing works well in one medium, in the medium that it has been designed to work in, then the only possible point for wanting to realize it on "multiple platforms," as they say these days, is to make a lot of money out of it.
Even if money were the sole motive behind the Watchmen movie, though, how does it follow that the result will be bad? Adam Smith might retort, "It is not from the benevolence of the producer, the director, or the actor, that we expect our entertainment, but from their regard to their own interest."
A very good point indeed. Here's the trailer of the movie:

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