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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:39 am 
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Thanks Poirot. Terrific to be able to watch it at home :)

Now, where's that ''continuous loop" button?...

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:32 am 
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I just noticed in the shot of Andy Worhol, you can see another painting of Adrian in the background and paintings of Rorschach blots in the back right.
Yeah, I noticed that. But why does Ozy not have a mask on? I assume that the paintings were done with the Crimebusters/Watchmen were at its height. Where's the little domino mask?

Thanks for the opening credts, Poirot and Histeachn! The opening credits really pulls my heartstrings!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:08 pm 
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The film’s opening title sequence shows the alternate history of a world where superheroes exist.
http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/030709-watchmen-movie-opening-titles-video.php

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:13 pm 
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I wanna watch it, but dammit, I wanna wait till my next screening of it for the screen. *attempts to resist temptation*


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:17 pm 
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Gaah, dammit. Now I have to go see it again soon! I love that opening sequence :D

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:33 pm 
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I refuse to watch the opening titles unless it's in a theater.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:34 pm 
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DoomsdayClock wrote:
The film’s opening title sequence shows the alternate history of a world where superheroes exist.
http://www.watchmencomicmovie.com/030709-watchmen-movie-opening-titles-video.php


NOOOO!!!! DONT TEMPT ME!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:42 pm 
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God that's beautiful. Part of the reason I had a huge stupid grin on my face for the first 20 minutes

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:52 pm 
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Yeah, the movie really did start out great.

Choppy cuts and long-windedness aside, I think the movie will age like Blade Runner once the Director's cut comes out.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:31 pm 
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Greatest opening title sequence of all-time.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:45 pm 
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bstarter29 wrote:
Greatest opening title sequence of all-time.


I... wouldn't quite go that far. There have been some pretty stellar credits sequences in the history of film.

American Psycho and its gourmet slasher drizzle comes to mind.

300, and its 'motion comic' titles.

Snatch with its introduction of the main characters.

Se7en with its jittery close-ups of the work of a deranged mind, set to Nine Inch Nails & Coil.

Casino and it's big Vegas glitz.

Goldfinger (or any number of Bond movies)

West Side Story and it's all-graphitti credits.

Delicatessen and Panic Room could be on there. And anything by Saul Bass.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:03 pm 
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I posted this in the thread for clips of the movie last night, but here is the opening credits video for download:
http://content.motionographer.com/Watchmen_MT_H.264.mov

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:07 pm 
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bstarter29 wrote:
Greatest opening title sequence of all-time.


Here is one of my favorite opening credit sequences. Make sure to watch it in HD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhARR-zmTCE

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Smiley wrote:
I refuse to watch the opening titles unless it's in a theater.


How are you going to watch the DVD once it comes out then? Hehe.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:11 pm 
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the idea of placing WATCHMEN right under the minutemen aligned for the pic is chilling, beautiful. But I'd like to see it showing up right after the flash...yeah, I'm that bubble gum.

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I gave in and watched it once. Shall not happen again.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:31 pm 
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Question: Is this the version of The Times They Are A-Changin' that's on the Soundtrack album? I have the original 3:13 Bob Dylan song, but I'd like to know where to get the longer version used in the opening titles.

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MovieMan8877445 wrote:
Smiley wrote:
I refuse to watch the opening titles unless it's in a theater.


How are you going to watch the DVD once it comes out then? Hehe.


I'll watch it on DVD too, of course. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:35 pm 
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Cool, I just noticed that in the bacgkround of the first Nite Owl shot, you can see Batman #1 (1940) hanging on the wall.

I wonder why they didn't use Superman instead. That would have been more appropriate.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:36 pm 
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I don't know if this has ever been commented on, but Warhol's Rorschach paintings aren't fictional.

http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/features ... -15-96.asp

I imagine Snyder knows this, since they have a giant Warhol Rorschach painting in the Eli Broad Collection in LA. I wouldn't be surprised if this is what inspired him, given that he could've chosen any number of pop cultural references to incorporate into the opening titles.

Does anyone know whether Moore was directly inspired by these?

Also note the year of creation ;)

EDIT: As long as I'm commenting, I may as well quickly say that I agree: opening credits were outstanding - I was among the shaking, misty-eyed masses :.)


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