Having joined the ranks of today’s most promising young directors after first crafting music videos for Morrissey and Dionne Farris, Zack Snyder has skillfully married his passion for song with his inclination to grandiose cinema.
Whether thrusting us into a world on the brink of apocalypse against the haunting strains of Johnny Cash’s “The Man Comes Around” in Dawn of the Dead (2004), or opening his adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen (2009) with a condensed century of superhero history backed by Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are a-Changin’,” Snyder has a Midas touch in the soundtrack department.
Let's admit it. This is Morrissey's world, and we're all just visiting. He's one of the very few living music legends left on this planet, and most don't even reach as high of an iconic status even after they die. From somewhat stereotypical British punk beginnings to one of the most influential and perhaps the first indie innovator ever. After The Smiths breakup over two decades ago, Morrissey decided to ride solo, a tricky move at his state in the game. Luckily, although not surprisingly, the fans welcomed him with open arms and he continues to be the most notably successful British indie pop icon to this day.