V for Vendetta

#2
If 1984 is the government's training film, this should be ours.
 
#4
Love the film.

If only the mask hat and cape had an NSN the coup would be on!

.... mind you we'd probably still have to buy our own kit online anyway as usual.
 
#5
I love this Movie, its always a talking point between me and the wife (Septic)
She doesnt get the movie for what it is, but she does like it as a movie.

Am always moved by this film, could watch it over and over again
 
#6
smartascarrots said:
If 1984 is the government's training film, this should be ours.
Seconded.

Best line in the movie is, of course:

"People should not be afraid of their Government. Governments should be afraid of their people."
 
#7
I just hope "Creepy" Mandy is not watching it. Brown is a moron and a coward. But if there is a man in the UK today who is ruthless and cunning enough to kill thousands in order to seize absolute power, it's the Prince of Darkness himself... 8O
 
#8
It's probably been commented on before but it's nice to see dear old Larkhill mentioned in 'V'.

"Larkhill Detention Centre"?

"Larkhill getting mullered on Wadsworth 6X and the local cider loopy juice and meeting extemely ugly and friendly munters" more like.

Good days.

Good film.
 
#9
Random Audio Sweeps sounds very Zanu
 
#10
Very good film.

Possibly the only one based on an Alan Moore comic that was worth a damn until Watchmen came out earlier this year.

The only question is why after introducing Stephen Fry in a non-original part did they have him do that cringingly-awful Benny Hill skit.

And, oh yes indeed, Natalie Portman is a total babe, even with a bald head and she got her accent was down pat.
 
#12
I agree that it's a splendid film.

I was, however, struck by the fact that Alan Moore failed to predict a government of such totalitarian instincts that it would make smoking in public houses a criminal offence, regardless of the wishes of the landlord.

All the best,

John.
 
#15
Alan Moore has an intro in new editions of the graphic novel explaining why he didn't see Labour coming. Very interesting guy,great comics!


Edited for spelling like a twit
 
#16
Deadreckon said:
Love the film.

If only the mask hat and cape had an NSN the coup would be on!

.... mind you we'd probably still have to buy our own kit online anyway as usual.
NSNs are for kit. For everything else, there's Mastercard (and eBay)

Link

Get em while you can. They're becoming increasingly popular:-





 
#17
If you listen closely to the very beginning of V's speech in the alleyway when he meets Evey he says he is a "humble vodivillian VETERAN" .. he is one of us !!, It would also explain the explosives skills, the whole "torture dungeon" thing and the penchant for having his women "shaved" .. :wink:
 
#18
FrankCastle said:
I just hope "Creepy" Mandy is not watching it. Brown is a moron and a coward. But if there is a man in the UK today who is ruthless and cunning enough to kill thousands in order to seize absolute power, it's the Prince of Darkness himself... 8O
blackadder?
 

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#19
nebapneb said:
FrankCastle said:
I just hope "Creepy" Mandy is not watching it. Brown is a moron and a coward. But if there is a man in the UK today who is ruthless and cunning enough to kill thousands in order to seize absolute power, it's the Prince of Darkness himself... 8O
blackadder?
Was Blackadder a mincer??!?! 8O
 

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#20
LancePrivateJones said:
It's probably been commented on before but it's nice to see dear old Larkhill mentioned in 'V'.

"Larkhill Detention Centre"?

"Larkhill getting mullered on Wadsworth 6X and the local cider loopy juice and meeting extemely ugly and friendly munters" more like.

Good days.

Good film.
The use of "Larkhill Detention Centre" actually demonstrates an astonishing bit of prescience by Alan Moore. How was he to know that Rollestone Camp, Larkhill, was earmarked for use as a prison overflow/detention centre, and was indeed used as such six years after he wrote V for Vendetta. It held Iraqi detainees, arrested in the UK, and not necessarily charged with anything. It may have been mentioned as a possible prison overflow camp earlier, I don't know, but anyhow is the closest the UK has got (well, recently) to a K-Laager.

It even, if memory serves, looks a bit like the illustrations by David Lloyd.
 
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