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I am posting this on LISNEWS because I think the review says something about the power of the printed page.
Review of the movie "Watchman" on NPR:
Watchmen was a landmark as a graphic novel, but as a film it's only pedestrian.
After I saw this movie, I went back to the graphic novel. I was struck again that what made Watchmen a sensation was not its plot, but a structural denseness and complexity — the way it used multiple elements to comment on the core story in an almost Talmudic way. That essence is close to impossible to re-create on-screen, even with a nearly three-hour running time.
Listen or read full review here.