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" The Dark Knight " and " Watchmen " are oranges and apples, yes? Well, yes and no, both the original graphic novels which inspired both films were published within a year of each other in the mid '80s and both took a dark, depressed and extremely cynical view of where their tightly-wound Regan / Thatcher conservative eras could possibly take us in the future. Both were responses to contemporary anxieties and projected them onto imaginary dystopias -- Alan Moore 's "Watchmen" ran with the contemporary nuclear fears in an alternate 1980s where Nixon's abuses of power had transformed the world, and Frank Miller 's " The Dark Knight Returns ," took a ground level look at a world gone .... 5:14 a.m. Friday 6th March 2009 EST
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