Monday, July 24, 2006

No colors any more I want them to turn black

We watched Taxi Driver and it reminded me of the character Rorschach from Watchmen.

I've commented before that Alan Moore is one of the foremost proponents of the "great artists steal" philosophy. I feel pretty sure that Rorschach's diary entries ranting about the city being an open sewer were directly inspired by Travis Bickle's diary entries, uh, ranting about the city being an open sewer and so forth. And of course Travis Bickle is a would-be vigilante hero like Rorschach.

Meanwhile another element in Rorschach's history was directly lifted from the movie Mad Max.

I wonder if there are any other vigilante movies that were direct inspirations for the Rorschach character.


At 11:09 PM, July 24, 2006, Blogger Richard Mason said...

Taxi Driver capped a weekend in which we also watched Casino (starring Robert De Niro) and Garden State (in which the protagonist, an actor, is repeatedly compared to Robert De Niro by his Jersey pals).


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