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A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Eric Matthies 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dave Gibbons  graphic novel
Alan Moore  graphic novel (uncredited)
Hans Rodionoff 

Produced by
Wesley Coller .... executive producer
Lawrence Gordon .... executive producer
Lloyd Levin .... executive producer
Konda Mason .... supervising post producer
Eric Matthies .... producer
Deborah Snyder .... executive producer
Zack Snyder .... executive producer
Thomas Tull .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paula Gallitano 
Cinematography by
Glenn Taylor (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michelle Harrison 
Casting by
Andrea Brown 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Nee Nee .... first assistant director
Art Department
William Cawley .... additional graphics
Taku Hazeyama .... graphic artist
Kelly Kinsey .... additional graphics
Yvonne Petersen .... additional graphics
Stephanie Tucker .... additional graphics
Sound Department
Wade Chamberlain .... sound mixing engineer
Keith Henderson .... location sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Oben .... additional cinematographer (as Christopher M. Oben)
Editorial Department
Ralph Paredes .... post-production coordinator
Yvonne Petersen .... on-line editor
Angie Piccirillo .... assistant post supervisor
Other crew
Anna Obropta .... researcher
Anji Bemben .... special thanks
Denis Brock .... special thanks
Misha Bukowski .... special thanks
Jimmy Chow .... special thanks
Tangi Crawford .... special thanks
Hans Dayal .... special thanks
Shantai Nicole Marie Fellows .... special thanks
Paul Fenkart .... special thanks
Sara Flamm .... special thanks
Herb Gains .... special thanks
Helen Jarvis .... special thanks
Erik Johnson .... special thanks
Mike Kirilenko .... special thanks
Alex McDowell .... special thanks
Eva Morgan .... special thanks
Tricia Mulgrew .... special thanks
Justin Raleigh .... special thanks
Sonny Ritscher .... special thanks
Eddy Santos .... special thanks
Tyler Smith .... special thanks
Rhonda Taylor .... special thanks
Tricia Todd .... special thanks
Rhona Williscroft .... special thanks

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images, and smoking
USA:38 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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Under the Hood is based upon a series of text excerpts written by Alan Moore, featured in the original Watchmen graphic novel. The text portions, taken from a fictional character's autobiography, explained plot points and inside information which couldn't be fit into the main story.See more »
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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
nifty but not very memorable extra/short-doc on Hollis Mason's "Under the Hood", 27 March 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Like with the DVD release of the Dark Knight, though this time much earlier to coincide with the theatrical release, DC put together this short documentary as a companion piece cum extra to the "source" of the film, which itself is a take-off on the in-between chapters of the Watchmen book. Hollis Mason, the original Nite Owl in Watchmen, writes an autobiography chronicling the history of the costumed heroes that are a big deal in the 40s, then becoming less of a "fad" in the 1950s and then being outlawed, all with the prose of who was originally a NYC police officer. It's a series of interviews doen in faux 1970 style TV (even includes a few "vintage" commercials, one of the three actually quite funny), with an interviewer who gets the actors playing the characters to improvise (or maybe it's all written, I can see that very well being the case as well) on the subjects posed and raised. It's fun to watch and a little clever, but is mostly a cookie- it's got not much else really substantial out of it unless you have read the book. Certain characters pop up that are not in Snyder's theatrical cut of Watchmen (i.e. Captain Metropolis), and it doesn't run too long to over-stay its welcome. This said, the other little 'goodies' presented by Snyder and company - the other fake news segments on the likes of Dr. Manhattan that appeared online - were better.

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