Music plays a big part of the Watchmen comic series with references to hits like Elvis Costello’s “The Comedians”, Iggy Pop’s “Neighborhood Threat”, and Bob Dylan's “Desolation Row” appearing within its pages.
Well it seems Zack Snyder has dusted off his old LP collection and dug up a few hits of his own to accompany the dark, and sometimes disturbing imagery of his upcoming movie adaptation.
In an interview with MTV, Snyder stated that some of the classic rock “joints” you can look forward to hearing when the film is released in March include Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower,” “The Times They Are A-Changin” by Bob Dylan, and Simon & Garfunkel's “The Sound of Silence.”
And since the movie is set in 1985, Snyder has also included the decade appropriate German language version of Nena’s “99 Luftballoons.” He’s even got Nat King Cole’s classic ballad “Unforgettable” in there too. Some of you may be wondering, where is he going to use that song, a mushy make out scene? On the contrary…
It’s actually in Blake’s fight with Adrian, because what happens is he’s watching TV and he turns on a Nostalgia ad, and the Nostalgia ad has ‘Unforgettable’ on it. Nostalgia is Veidt’s perfume. And if you look at the graphic novel, that song is mentioned in reference to the perfume, and I thought that would be cool. I shot my own commercial for Nostalgia… Blake is watching that when [SPOILER REMOVED] kicks the door in and starts beating the crap out of him.
Snyder explained that many other popular hits will also be included in the soundtrack but didn't give any more titles. DEVO anyone?
7.23.08 Source: MTV.com
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