History Trivia / AlanMoore

8th Nov '17 9:59:36 PM NWolfman
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** Creator/ZackSnyder, director of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' once said that the best-case scenario of ever getting Moore to watch his movie was that there might come one odd day where Moore accidentally puts the DVD into his player and turns it off after a second. Moore replied to this by saying Snyder was giving the movie too much credit.
*** Of course, Snyder didn't help his case by saying Alan might some day put it in a DVD player in [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London]]. [[CriticalResearchFailure As opposed to Northampton, where he actually lives.]]

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** Creator/ZackSnyder, director of ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'' once said that the best-case scenario of ever getting Moore to watch his movie was that there might come one odd day where Moore accidentally puts "puts the DVD into his player in London and turns it off after a second. second." Moore replied to this by saying that he didn't [[[[BritainIsOnlyLondon have a DVD player in London]] ([[CriticalResearchFailure he lives in Northampton]]) and that Snyder was giving the movie too much credit.
*** Of course, Snyder didn't help his case by saying Alan might some day put it in a DVD player in [[BritainIsOnlyLondon London]]. [[CriticalResearchFailure As opposed to Northampton, where he actually lives.]]
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29th Oct '17 6:40:37 AM ClintEastwood
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** He was asked to write for ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the late 1980s, as then-script editor Andrew Cartmel was a big fan. Sadly, he declined, mostly because Moore doesn't like Doctor Who, and feels that the series peaked in its original run. He was asked to write the script for ''Film/Robocop2'', but passed on it.

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** He was asked to write for ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the late 1980s, as then-script editor Andrew Cartmel was a big fan. Sadly, he declined, mostly because Moore doesn't like Doctor Who, ''Doctor Who'', and feels that the series peaked in its original run. He was asked to write the script for ''Film/Robocop2'', but passed on it.
8th Oct '17 5:47:37 PM MagBas
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* CommonKnowledge: In the wake of the ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' controversy, a number of comics pundits (such as Creator/{{Moviebob}} and others) have called out Moore for complaining about people working on derivative work when so much of his work is derivative too. In response, Moore pointed out that much of his output actually does focus on original characters such as ''ComicBook/TheBalladOfHaloJones, ComicBook/VForVendetta, Brought to Light, A Small Killing, ComicBook/TopTen, Promethea'' and even ''Watchmen'' which while drawing on Charlton and MLJ comics are otherwise quite radically different in concept and tone from their inspirations, while ''ComicBook/FromHell'' is HistoricalFiction. His work on licensed characters (which he always did with the permission of creators as he points out) is only one part of his career and not the whole, and in the case of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' most of his cast is public domain characters which he is "stealing" as he [[InsistentTerminology insists]] into new contexts, rather than using an earlier IP to sell as a rebranded sequel.
30th Sep '17 1:08:09 PM BeastC
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** Moore is planning to retire his comic career with Volume 4 of ''ComicBook/LeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''. An interview with artist Kevin O'Neill had the artist note that he's never seen Moore happier.
13th Sep '17 12:13:03 PM JulianLapostat
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* CommonKnowledge: In the wake of the ''ComicBook/BeforeWatchmen'' controversy, a number of comics pundits (such as Creator/{{Moviebob}} and others) have called out Moore for complaining about people working on derivative work when so much of his work is derivative too. In response, Moore pointed out that much of his output actually does focus on original characters such as ''ComicBook/TheBalladOfHaloJones, ComicBook/VForVendetta, Brought to Light, A Small Killing, ComicBook/TopTen, Promethea'' and even ''Watchmen'' which while drawing on Charlton and MLJ comics are otherwise quite radically different in concept and tone from their inspirations, while ''ComicBook/FromHell'' is HistoricalFiction. His work on licensed characters (which he always did with the permission of creators as he points out) is only one part of his career and not the whole, and in the case of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' most of his cast is public domain characters which he is "stealing" as he [[InsistentTerminology insists]] into new contexts, rather than using an earlier IP to sell as a rebranded sequel.
13th Sep '17 11:39:57 AM JulianLapostat
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* MagnumOpusDissonance: In interviews, Moore has suggested that he considers ''A Small Killing'' to be one of his most personal works and ''Brought to Light'' as his best satire. In recent times, he's stated that he thinks his novel ''Jerusalem'' will be the work he's most remembered for.

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In interviews, Moore has suggested that he considers ''A Small Killing'' to be one of his most personal works and ''Brought to Light'' as his best satire. In recent times, he's stated that he thinks his novel ''Jerusalem'' will be the work he's most remembered for. He has also stated that he considered key issues of ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'' to be the wildest and most experimental things he ever did in comics (namely Issue #12, and the final issues), and the summit of all he wanted to achieve in the medium.
** As mentioned elsewhere he doesn't consider ''The Killing Joke'' to be among his best works. He believes that his other Batman story, ''Mortal Clay'' (focused on the Preston Payne Clayface) to be better, and the only DC Stories he is entirely satisfied with are the Superman ones, ''Watchmen'' and ''Swamp Thing''.
9th Sep '17 6:23:05 PM JulianLapostat
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* ScheduleSlip: Happened to a number of his comics: ''ComicBook/{{Miraclemen}}, ComicBook/VForVendetta, ComicBook/LostGirls'', and ''ComicBook/FromHell'' which were all heavily delayed due to problems with publishers/publications collapsing, but were eventually finished. All of them were projects he began and conceived in the late '80s, but would arrive in their final form by the late-'90s and TheOughties.

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* ScheduleSlip: Happened to a number of his comics: ''ComicBook/{{Miraclemen}}, ''ComicBook/{{Miracleman}}, ComicBook/VForVendetta, ComicBook/LostGirls'', and ''ComicBook/FromHell'' which were all heavily delayed due to problems with publishers/publications collapsing, but were eventually finished. All of them were projects he began and conceived in the late '80s, but would arrive in their final form by the late-'90s and TheOughties.
9th Sep '17 6:22:47 PM JulianLapostat
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* ApprovalOfGod: ''[[SugarWiki/{{Watchmen}} Saturday Morning Watchmen]]'' and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' adaptation of "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything" are the only adaptations of his work that he likes. He's also expressed appreciation for Sam Hamm's [[Script/{{Watchmen}} treatment]] and Creator/DavidHayter's 2001 script for ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''...mainly because they take major liberties from the source material.

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* ApprovalOfGod: ''[[SugarWiki/{{Watchmen}} Saturday Morning Watchmen]]'' and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' adaptation of "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything" are the only adaptations of his work that he likes. He's also expressed appreciation for Sam Hamm's [[Script/{{Watchmen}} treatment]] and Creator/DavidHayter's 2001 script for ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''...mainly because they take major liberties from the source material.material, and prove his point that Watchmen primarily works for the comics and not for the movies.



* CreatorRecovery: Moore has admitted that he was going through a period of depression while writing ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Most of what he's written since (with the exception of ''ComicBook/FromHell'') has been much more optimistic, although ''ComicBook/{{Neonomicon}}'' and the later volumes of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' have made his early 2010s very grim.

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* CreatorRecovery: Moore has admitted that he was going through a period of depression while writing ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''. Most of what he's written since (with the exception of ''ComicBook/FromHell'') has been much more optimistic, although ''ComicBook/{{Neonomicon}}'' and the later volumes of ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' have made his early 2010s very grim. He has often described that much of his work in TheEighties came from being in a bad mood.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: In interviews, Moore has suggested that he considers ''A Small Killing'' to be one of his most personal works and ''Brought to Light'' as his best satire. In recent times, he's stated that he thinks his novel ''Jerusalem'' will be the work he's most remembered for.



* PromotedFanboy / RunningTheAsylum: Alan Moore criticizes the fact that contemporary comics seem to be written more by fans who long for their childhood comics heroes rather than professional writers with craft and skill. However, he admits that he himself was this. The young Alan Moore was a serious comics collector who affirms that Franchise/{{Superman}} was his favorite character growing up. His love for the latter character and identification with its creators struggle, led to his famous, poignant story ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' which Neil Gaiman noted was a farewell to the Superman that existed in Moore's heart and who he believed would fade away with the CosmicRetcon that followed afterwards. Which, to be fair, is exactly what happened.
* ScheduleSlip: ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''ComicBook/LostGirls'', and ''ComicBook/FromHell'' were all heavily delayed due to problems with publishers/publications collapsing, but were eventually finished.

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* PromotedFanboy / RunningTheAsylum: Alan Moore criticizes the fact that contemporary comics seem to be written more by fans who long for their childhood comics heroes rather than professional writers with craft and skill. However, he admits that he himself was this. The young Alan Moore was a serious comics collector who affirms that Franchise/{{Superman}} was his favorite character growing up. His love for the latter character and identification with its creators struggle, led to his famous, poignant story ''ComicBook/WhateverHappenedToTheManOfTomorrow'' which Neil Gaiman noted was a farewell to the Superman that existed in Moore's heart and who he believed would fade away with the CosmicRetcon that followed afterwards. Which, to be fair, is exactly what happened.
* ScheduleSlip: ''ComicBook/VForVendetta'', ''ComicBook/LostGirls'', Happened to a number of his comics: ''ComicBook/{{Miraclemen}}, ComicBook/VForVendetta, ComicBook/LostGirls'', and ''ComicBook/FromHell'' which were all heavily delayed due to problems with publishers/publications collapsing, but were eventually finished.finished. All of them were projects he began and conceived in the late '80s, but would arrive in their final form by the late-'90s and TheOughties.



** He was asked to write for ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the late 1980s, as then-script editor Andrew Cartmel was a big fan. Sadly, he declined.
** He was asked to write the script for ''Film/Robocop2'', but passed on it.

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** He was asked to write for ''Series/DoctorWho'' in the late 1980s, as then-script editor Andrew Cartmel was a big fan. Sadly, he declined.
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declined, mostly because Moore doesn't like Doctor Who, and feels that the series peaked in its original run. He was asked to write the script for ''Film/Robocop2'', but passed on it.it.
** When Moore first started working for Creator/DCComics, there were a number of projects and proposals he considered, and which he mentioned in early interviews. One of them ''Twilight of the Superheroes'' was later published, but others include a lengthy series on ''ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown'' that in Moore's view could have provided CanonWelding for the entire DC Universe. He also floated a series on Bizarro set in the Bizarro-world, but then things changed with DC.
14th Aug '17 12:09:54 PM BeastC
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** He wrote ''ComicBook/{{Necronomicon}}'' purely because he had a tax bill.

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** He wrote ''ComicBook/{{Necronomicon}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Neonomicon}}'' purely because he had a tax bill.bill. [[TropesAreNotBad He does assure everyone that he tried to write the best story he can, though]].
14th Aug '17 12:05:27 PM BeastC
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* ApprovalOfGod: ''[[SugarWiki/{{Watchmen}} Saturday Morning Watchmen]]'' and the ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' adaptation of "ComicBook/ForTheManWhoHasEverything" are the only adaptations of his work that he likes. He's also expressed appreciation for Sam Hamm's [[Script/{{Watchmen}} treatment]] and Creator/DavidHayter's 2001 script for ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''...mainly because they take major liberties from the source material.
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