League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Sept. 18, 2008 | 7:48 p.m.

Alan Moore on ‘Watchmen’ movie: ‘I will be spitting venom all over it’

For the record, Alan Moore has not softened his view on Hollywood nor its plan to bring his classic graphic novel “Watchmen” to the screen next March. “I find film in its modern form to be quite bullying,” Moore told me during an hour-long phone call from his home in England. “It spoon-feeds us, which has the effect of watering down our collective cultural imagination. It is as if we are freshly hatched birds looking up with our mouths open waiting for Hollywood to feed us more regurgitated worms. The ‘Watchmen’ film sounds like more regurgitated worms. I for one am sick of worms. Can’t we get something else? Perhaps some takeout? Even Chinese worms would be a nice change.” Moore is often described as a recluse but, really, I think it’s more precise to say he is simply too […]
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