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February 10, 2009

Mise-en-abîme

Quite possibly more exciting that the Watchmen film feature: an animated version of Tales of the Black Freighter.

Tales of the Black Freighter brings to strikingly animated life the graphic novel’s richly layered story-within-a-story. Within the graphic novel, Tales of the Black Freighter, appears as a comic book read by a young man in New York City while the city is being destroyed. This daring pirate saga chronicles a sailor’s journey home from being marooned. During his journey, the young seaman is “forced by the urgency of his mission to shed one inhibition after another” and experience horrible events along the way. The turbulent events the sailor endures seem to mirror those in the Watchmen’s world.

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Watchmen: Tales of the Black Freighter & Under the Hood

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Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 10, 2009 03:23 AM