The FT watches the Watchmen

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It’s not often that the Financial Times covers the comic industry – but then again its not often that a grapic novel as brilliant as The Watchmen is adapted for the silver screen. Here’s what it thinks:

“The best comics (writes FT film critic Nigel Andrews) are honoured as near-prophetic screeds: their mix of words and pictures form a pop-hieroglyphic art that tilts at global or social anxieties, through fable and fantasy, and interrogates notions of heroism, while occupying an aesthetic vantage ground between literature and cinema.”

He goes on to wonder if Hollywood can handle the Watchmen. Well can it?
(via Art & Letters Daily)