Zach Snyder and the Watchmen movie soundtrack
– by Robert Dayton
IMAGINARY MEETING BETWEEN DIRECTOR ZACK SNYDER AND THE AUTOMATED COMPUTER SOUNDTRACK MAKER PROGRAM DURING THE MAKING OF THE WATCHMEN MOVIE:
Computer, dial me up a song for the Vietnam scene in the Watchmen movie.
“The Ride of the Valkyries”.
Computer, I need a song for a funeral set in the 1960s.
“Sound of Silence”.
Computer, I need a climactic song for an overview of the city which thematically focuses on the doings of overseers.
“‘All Along The Watchtower’- Hendrix version.”
Computer, I need to show that we are in the 1970s for a 1976 urban riot scene and I don’t care if you choose the incorrect year.
“‘Boogie Man’ by KC and the Sunshine Band from 1977.”
Computer, throw me a Leonard Cohen song, would ya?
Computer, I need an opening credits song that conveys the passing of time.
“The Times They Are a-Changin'”.
Computer, I need a brand new song for the closing credits to sell albums.
“‘Desolation Row’ rendered by prerequisite bland modern rock band with emo overtones.”