Thursday, June 03, 2021



             Here are some aspects about the 2009 Watchmen movie that intrigued my fancy.  I hope they bemuse you too.  The timings refer to “The Ultimate Cut” of the film – that’s the source of the frame-grabs, too.

            At 18:07, we’re in Hollis Mason’s apartment catching some TV news.  But what caught my eye was the row of books to the left of the TV.

            The silver lettering on the book in the middle of the stack caught my eye.  Here it is, rotated so you can read it:

            Now you can tell that this book is Equation for Evil by Philip Caputo.  What’s interesting is that Watchmen takes place in 1986, but this book was not published until 1996.

            The producers used the actual our-Earth book, as you can tell from this eBay listing.

           At 29:48, Rorschach is sneaking into Rockefeller Military Research Center to tell Doc Manhattan and Sally about Blake’s murder.  Just as in the Watchmen comic, the logo looks like the earliest versions of Superman’s “S” shield.

            Here’s the world’s first look at Superman’s chest emblem, from 1938’s Action Comics #1 (as if you didn’t know).


            The sign reads “Special Atomic Research.”

           I wonder why, at 59:50, the lock on the cemetery gate is shaped like Mickey Mouse’s head?

            At 2:41:34, Nite Owl glances across the books on Veidt’s desk.  In the middle is The Great Pharaohs: Rameses II, by Dr Hans Dayal.

            Unlike the actual book seen in Hollis Mason’s home, this is a gag book.  For, in actuality, Hans Dayal was an assistant location manager for the movie!


Well, that’s all the observations for now!


Tuesday, June 01, 2021

June's PschoFLAIRapy Pages

 This month's calendar page from the 1971 PschoFLAIRapy Calendar, which matches 2021's dates.

Au revoir!

Monday, May 31, 2021

MA-41 - Bat-Cues

  Assembled several years ago.

1 - Main Title - Danny Elfman  (1:02)

2 - I've Got Batman in My Basement (Carlos Rodriguez) - Batmobile Chase  (1:05)

3 - Feat Of Clay Part 1 (Jeff Atmajian) - Batman Fight Scene  (0:45)

4 - The Clock King - (Carlos Rodriguez)  (7:35)

5 - The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (Mark Koval) - Batman Gives Up The Cape - extended   (1:24)

6 - The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy (Mark Koval) -  Batman Gives Up The Cape  (1:02)

7 - Beware the Gray Ghost - Sneaky - Carl Johnson   (0:55)

8 - Robin's Reckoning (Carlos Rodriguez)  (8:22)

9 - Robin's Reckoning Part 2 (Peter TomashekSearching for Zucko - Trouble  (1:41)

10 - I Am the Night (Michael McCuistion) (0:50)

11 - Night of the Ninja (Mark Koval) - Return to Tibet (1:56)

12 - Almost Got 'im (Stuart Balcomb) - Jazz Club Main Title (1:23)

13 - Almost Got 'im (Stuart Balcomb) - Explosion in the Aviary  (1:09)

14 - Almost Got 'im (Stuart Balcomb) - Entering the Aviary (0:56)

15 - Almost Got 'im (Stuart Balcomb) -  Bird Attack (1:47)

16 - Almost Got 'im (Stuart Balcomb) -  Close Call (1:17)

17 - Almost Got 'im (Stuart Balcomb) -  Catwoman Goodbye  (0:32)

18 - If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?  (Carlos Rodriguez)  (10:21)

19 - Day of the Samurai  (Carlos Rodriguez  (12:49)

20 - The Laughing Fish (Lolita Ritmanis)  (1:24)

21 - The Mechanic (John Tatgenhorst) - Robin Saves The Day  (0:35)

22 - Zatanna (Peter Tomashek) - Title Card & Opening Act Theme  (1:23)

23 - Blind as a Bat (James Stemple) - cue -    (1:36)

24 - Blind as a Bat (Steve Chesne) - Batman & Penguin  (0:31)

25 - Blind as a Bat (Steve Chesne) -  Batman Blinded  (0:54)

26 - Blind as a Bat (Steve Chesne) -  cue  (0:54)

27 - Avatar (Carlos Rodriguez)   (4:46)

28 - The Lion and the Unicorn (Brian Langsbard) - Castle Raid  (1:18)

29 - End Titles - Danny Elfman  (0:34)

 The selections come from various composers' websites, and other places.

Holy Bat-Cues, Batman!

That's it for this year's Musical Month of May!  See you on Thursday!
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