Alan Moore: From Hell

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The Sorcery of Alan Moore by James Parker
The Atlantic, May 2009

"Moore retains a pagan suspicion of Hollywood, and has refused to so much as look at any of the adaptations of his work. The first two, it’s true, he would barely recognize: the Hughes brothers’ From Hell (2001) made a bloody hash of his multitiered Ripper-ography, while The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) rendered the literary supermen of the graphic novel--Captain Nemo, Quatermain, etc.--as a sort of antiquarian A-Team. V for Vendetta (2006) was getting closer, but missed the original’s very English seep of paranoia--a tone, incidentally, that was perfectly caught by the same year’s Children of Men. And now we have Zack Snyder’s Watchmen--as devout and frame-by-frame a reworking as could be imagined."
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Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, an Atlantic senior editor, began her association with the magazine in 2002, shortly after graduating from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She joined the staff full time in January 2006. Before coming to The Atlantic, Jennie was senior editor at Moment, a national magazine founded by Elie Wiesel.

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