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Watchmen: The Official Film Companion

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It is the most eagerly awaited comics-to-film adaptation of them all. The graphic novel that changed an industry is now a film from Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures in association with Legendary Pictures, directed by Zack Snyder (300), and Watchmen: The Official Film Companion is the essential guide to this cinematic event. A complex, multi-layered mystery adventure, Wa ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published February 17th 2009 by Titan Books (first published February 10th 2009)
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Rachel
Feb 24, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
The large format picture book format lends itself to glossy photos and great presentation tedchniques but the proof is int hje writing. there are in depth interviews with all the main film cast and creative designers, FX experts etc and the writer obviously knows his stuff. Not just on the film but on the original comic book, the background detail added is not in the movie and hopefully will encourage readers to go back to the source.
Alex
May 18, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, and it's worth shelving next to your copy of the graphic novel. It goes beyond what a "making of" book can be. I actually read the whole thing, not just flipped through and looked at the pictures (which were also effectively presented). I really liked the section on Dave Gibbons, particularly where they showed where he signed the physical New York City street set.
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Peter Aperlo, Watchmen: The Film Companion (Titan Books, 2009)

Very pretty, though as shallow as expected, book that straddles the line between “behind-the-scenes interest” and “marketing device”, not always successfully. (It should be noted I was a big fan of the movie, and so I'm not really unbiased about this in any way; your mileage may, and probably will, vary.) Despite my regular speculation that this was nothing more than a surprisingly expensive publicity campaign, and my wanting a great
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Kirsten
Apr 03, 2009 Kirsten rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
A fantastic resource for those of us nerds who truly enjoyed Watchmen before the movie was out and even for those who were late in joining the Watchmen craze. This book delves into each of the characters, fleshing out each past, present and future as well as truly what "makes them tick". A great and interesting read for anyone interested in the widely celebrated graphic novel. Enjoyed it so much I had to buy it!
Keith
A solid behind-the-scenes tie-in to the film, with good photography and better text, including many brief interviews with pretty much all of the principal cast and crew.
Mike Dusseau
Oct 26, 2013 Mike Dusseau rated it it was amazing
have read watchmen at least 10 times, also before watchmen
best graphic novels ever.

both movies were also excellent
J
Jun 01, 2012 J rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. It's a must read if your a Watchmen fan. Great pics. Nice filling of backstory. It was a great read. Read it in one sitting.
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A former naval officer, Peter was already a published author in the rather disparate realms of Scandinavian archaeology and pen-and-paper role-playing games when he was tapped to pen the books Watchmen: The Art of the Film, Watchmen: The Official Film Companion, and 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film. His most recent movie book is Chappie: The Art of the Movie, based on the film by ...more
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