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V for Vendetta

Themes and tropes: terrorism - beauty and the beast trope - anarchism -

Related: adventure novel - thriller - action film - Alan Moore - 2006

Violence can be used for good. --V

Geweld kan ook zinvol zijn. --V

Reminded me of: Complicity (1993) - Iain Banks

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Rowland V. Lee [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
In the 2006 film, V for Vendetta, characters V and Evey Hammond watch the 1934 version of The Count of Monte Cristo. V cites it as his favorite film. [Aug 2006]

V for Vendetta (2006) - James McTeigue

V for Vendetta is a 2006 action-thriller film set in London sometime in the near future. The film follows V, a freedom fighter who uses terrorist tactics in pursuit of a personal vendetta and, above all, to force sociopolitical change in a dystopian Britain. The film is a loose adaptation of the graphic novel V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. V for Vendetta was directed by James McTeigue and produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Natalie Portman as Evey Hammond, Hugo Weaving as V, Stephen Rea as Inspector Finch and John Hurt as Chancellor Sutler.

The film's release was originally scheduled for Friday, November 4, 2005 (a day before the 400th Guy Fawkes Night), but was delayed; it instead opened on March 17, 2006, and has been generally well-received by critics; Alan Moore, however, disassociated himself with the film, something Moore has done with all films made about his works. The filmmakers removed some of the anarchist themes that were present in the original story and added a current political context to the film. Due to the politically sensitive content of the film, V for Vendetta has been the target of both criticism and praise from different sociopolitical groups. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta_%28film%29 [Aug 2006]

V for Vendetta (1982 - ) Alan Moore

V for Vendetta is a comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated mostly by David Lloyd, set in a dystopian future United Kingdom. A mysterious anarchist named "V" works to destroy the authoritarian government, profoundly affecting the people whom he encounters.

The series is set in a near-future Britain after a limited nuclear war, which has left much of the world destroyed. In this future, an extreme fascist party called Norsefire has arisen. "V", an anarchist revolutionary dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask, begins an elaborate, violent, and theatrical campaign to bring down the government.

There is an emphasis on technology, especially closed-circuit television monitoring in the mode of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta [Aug 2006]

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