History Fridge / VForVendetta

20th Jan '18 4:56:14 AM ThatSpyChick
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* Remember V's speech over the news, saying how disappointed he was in humanity, and that he'd give then two years to shape up? [[OmnicidalManiac How is he the good guy again?]]

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* Remember V's speech over the news, saying how disappointed he was in humanity, and that he'd give then them two years to shape up? [[OmnicidalManiac How is he the good guy again?]]
5th Nov '17 11:19:54 AM Sharlee
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** It also hits home that '''everyone''' in a society like theirs is living in constant terror, even the ones who ostensibly control the tyranny they'd engineered.


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** Or it's symbolic: even those who ''died'' in the pursuit of liberation are metaphorically participating in V's moment of triumph.
5th Nov '17 10:33:58 AM Sharlee
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* The film's V seems to have been given AdaptationalHeroism. However, the hostage early on, dressed in his outfit, was shot and killed in the comic, with no real indication that he's a hostage given by V. And it wouldn't be out of character for V to intend for the hostage to die...

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* The film's V seems to have been given AdaptationalHeroism. However, the hostage early on, dressed in his outfit, was shot and killed in the comic, with no real indication that he's a hostage given by V. And it wouldn't be out of character for V to intend for the hostage to die...die...
** On the other hand, it also wouldn't be out of character for him to select a [[AssholeVictim particularly odious individual]] to ''be'' that sacrifice-hostage. Like, say, someone who'd gotten his position at [=BTN=] by ratting out another employee for complaining about the censorship.
11th Oct '17 3:12:59 PM Antediluvial
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* The shipping service in the film uses fingerprint scanners to verify the identity of its recipients. It's also a brilliant way to get everybody's fingerprints on file for the government's use, if they're already not on a database.
5th Oct '17 12:31:32 AM Caswin
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* High Chancellor Adam Sutler is briefly treated as a [[TheFaceless faceless]] villain, [[AGlassInTheHand breaking a glass]] in a shadowy room when something displeases him -- odd for someone who gets so much face time. However, this is the only time the camera is properly ''on him,'' present day... until he gets dragged into the street by his enforcer's secret police and shot.

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* High Chancellor Adam Sutler is briefly treated as a [[TheFaceless faceless]] villain, [[AGlassInTheHand breaking a glass]] in a shadowy room when something displeases him -- odd for someone who gets so much face time. However, this is the only time the camera is properly ''on him,'' present day... until he gets dragged into the street by his enforcer's secret police and shot.
shot. (For that matter, the scene that got him so mad involved a funny lookalike on the stage, sitting down to an interview before being bamboozled by an enemy.)
5th Oct '17 12:24:00 AM Caswin
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* Adam Sutler is briefly treated as a [[TheFaceless faceless]] villain, [[AGlassInTheHand breaking a glass]] in a shadowy room when something displeases him -- odd for someone who gets so much face time. However, this is the only time the camera is properly ''on him,'' present day... until he gets dragged into the street by his enforcer's secret police and shot.

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* High Chancellor Adam Sutler is briefly treated as a [[TheFaceless faceless]] villain, [[AGlassInTheHand breaking a glass]] in a shadowy room when something displeases him -- odd for someone who gets so much face time. However, this is the only time the camera is properly ''on him,'' present day... until he gets dragged into the street by his enforcer's secret police and shot.
5th Oct '17 12:17:36 AM Caswin
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* Adam Sutler is briefly treated as a [[TheFaceless faceless]] villain, [[AGlassInTheHand breaking a glass]] in a shadowy room when something displeases him -- odd for someone who gets so much face time. However, this is the only time the camera is properly ''on him,'' present day... until he gets dragged into the street by his enforcer's secret police and shot.
5th Mar '17 1:14:12 AM ergeis
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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, then what's the point in keeping the Statue of Liberty.

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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, then what's the point in keeping the Statue of Liberty.
Liberty?
5th Mar '17 1:13:49 AM ergeis
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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, the Statue of Liberty would lose all its value.

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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, then what's the point in keeping the Statue of Liberty would lose all its value.
Liberty.
5th Mar '17 1:00:59 AM ergeis
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** It's been years since I read the comic but I think another reason he destroyed the Parliament was because it was "just a building" and its existence is meaningless if democracy doesn't mean anything either. For example, if America turned totalitarian one day, the Statue of Liberty would lose all its value.
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