Entertainment Weekly website is featuring seventeen behind-the-scenes portraits taken from Clay Enos’ photography book from the upcoming Watchmen movie.  The portraits show the main characters of the movie, a few essential supporting characters, and a couple of bit players in costume.  Among the bit players are a couple of actors dressed as David Bowie and Mick Jagger.  This makes the second nod to Bowie in the film.

On a side note, when I saw Matt Frewer photographed as Edward Jacobi I finally realized that the actor that plays Taggart in Eureka is the same dude that plays the Trashcan Man in The Stand.  Hello, I’m clueless.  That’s the type of useless stuff that I usually know!  I need to spend less time working and more time boning up on my pop culture knowledge.  One day I’ll need to save the planet from an alien invasion by winning at a trivia game.

3 Responses to “More David Bowie References in Watchmen”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    One of the artists I’m sharing office space with has been bringing in “Watchman” action figures…you’ve gotta love a culture where the toys come out before the movie – and guys buy them! I saw a Jareth action fig the other day…but no. I’m enough of a geek already.
    My sympathies with the trivia thing…if this planet is relying on me to save it by recognizing actors, we’re as good as space kibble. My sister got that gene, but I once literally bumped into Rock Hudson and didn’t recognize him. I think I’d do better with Mr. Bowie.

  2. Webmistress Says:

    I don’t know if I can bring myself to buy the Watchmen action figures, but I am going to get all of the related books that have just been released.

    Funny story, my luggage was lost on the way home from our Thanksgiving trip. The luggage handlers at the Puerto Rico airport literally identified my luggage by my copy of Watchmen. My geekiness brought my suitcase back to me.

  3. Latetotheshow Says:

    Geekiness is the stigmata of my field…my roommates are two comics fanciers who argue like an old married couple, as if, say, Stiller and Meara did their act about Batman. They’re hilarious to listen to (luckily).

    Eccentricity isn’t exactly encouraged in animation professionals, but it goes with the suit; a full-blown Bowie obsession is not especially weird in context. Thank The Dear I’m not an actuary or something.