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March 1, 2009

About.com

Inside 'Watchmen' with Director Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder Tackles an 'Unfilmable' Film with 'Watchmen'

By , About.com Guide

Excerpt:

The Music of Watchmen

Also featured in a key scene is Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. "There are two Leonard Cohen’s because there is a Leonard Cohen on the end titles as well," Snyder pointed out. "Hallelujah, that love scene, I originally had the Allison Crowe version of that song, a version I’ve always loved, but in the end was just too romantic. Everybody thought that I meant it they thought the love scene was serious, not that it isn’t serious but that song was too – her version was too sexy. So I was like, 'Yeah I’ve got to go back to the Leonard Cohen.' For me it is incredibly ironic, even with that version of the song it is incredibly ironic. I don’t care what version of Hallelujah is on that love scene it is ridiculous, but in a great way. With Leonard Cohen it is like you can’t miss it now, can you? I’m sure some people will, but that is fine."


 

 

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