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 Post subject: Re: Moloch and his ears.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:28 pm 
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And what if they can't afford corrective surgery? Then their child is teased at school which leads them to a life of crime and possibly magic tricks.

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 Post subject: Re: Moloch and his ears.
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Bernard wrote:
And what if they can't afford corrective surgery? Then their child is teased at school which leads them to a life of crime and possibly magic tricks.


that's actually always been my opinion of his ears. that and it look sinister, and it plays on the cliche of physically deforemed comic book villains. ie the penguin's nose etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Moloch and his ears.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:35 am 
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Here's a couple of posts I made somewhere else...

Watching Il Divo
Only 16 mins in but had to pause when a character says

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Apart from the Punic Wars, I've been blamed for everything that's happened in Italy. They've honoured me with several nicknames: The Divine Julius, The First Letter of the Alphabet, The Hunchback, The Fox, Moloch, The Salamander, The Black Pope,
Eternity, Man of Darkness, Beelzebub. But I've never pressed charges, for a simple reason:I have a sense of humour.

He is Giulio Andreotti and his appearance is defined by two things - he is a hunchback, and his ears flop down... very much like the film's version of one of Watchmen's characters...

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When Watchmen was written he was Italy's Foreign Minister
An extra dimension to the significance of poor Jacobi's alias, perhaps...

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I have finally finished this film, and I think there's a good chance my theory is correct...

Here is Andreotti with Frank Sinatra and a certain Watchmen character in 1973...

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And there is a line in the film that sums up what was evidently his belief...

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They have no idea of the deeds that power must commit to ensure the well-being and development of the country. For too long that power was me. The monstrous, unavowable contradiction: Perpetrating evil to guarantee good. The monstrous contradiction that made me a cynical man that even you couldn't decipher.

A theme of Watchmen foreshadowed by the name of a certain character...

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In modern English usage, "Moloch" can refer derivatively to any person or thing which demands or requires costly sacrifices.

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it was tying it into the rape-revenge stories and making light of a verys erious sub-genre that kind of offended me.


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