History Trivia / VForVendetta

15th Oct '17 12:29:00 PM SomeSortOfTroper
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* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/StephenFry plays an erudite gay man in the entertainment industry, [[MetaCasting which he is]].
** Creator/JohnHurt [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour in a movie about a totalitarian London?]] Notably, Hurt's presence is a sort of ''inversion''. In the 1984 version of... well, ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'', John was portraying the protagonist, Winston Smith, and thus was a ''victim'' of the totalitarian government. In the film version of ''V for Vendetta'', meanwhile, he portrays High Chancellor Adam Sutler, and thus became the ''leader'' of such a government.
** In a similar manner, HugoWeaving is in [[Film/TheMatrix a movie about totalitarianism]]. However, like Hurt, Weaving is an inversion: In the first ''Matrix'', Weaving played the antagonist, Agent Smith, who had a role in the totalitarian government [[TheStarscream (initially)]]. In ''V'', however, he plays the protagonist who is fighting against the totalitarian government.
29th Aug '17 10:35:14 AM CynicalBastardo
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Anonymous has adopted the Guy Fawkes motif for its protests, which apparently tickles Moore enough that he doesn't mind that this is inspired by the movie, rather than the book.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Anonymous has adopted the Guy Fawkes motif for its protests, which apparently tickles Moore enough that he doesn't mind that this is inspired by the movie, rather than the book. [[{{Irony}} Hilariously, the spike in sales of Guy Fawkes masks has been quite profitable for Time Warner]].
20th Aug '17 2:34:10 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: In the commentary for the film adaptation's DVD release, Creator/JohnHurt described the film version as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (both of which he had starred in).
6th May '17 12:32:20 AM Caps-luna
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* TheRedStapler: Demands for Guy Fawkes masks for Halloween skyrocketed after the film came out.

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* TheRedStapler: Demands for Guy Fawkes masks for Halloween skyrocketed after the film came out. The movie was also what standardized the Guy Fawkes mask, which were typically home made before its release.
4th Mar '17 7:57:27 AM orvillethird
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Added DiffLines:

** The original comic was not the only work published by DC in the 1980's with the letter "V" leading the title. It sold better and was more influential than the official "V" comic as well.
24th Dec '16 12:13:48 AM spasskysteve
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* SigilSpam: Norsefire [[PuttingOnTheReich Puts On The Reich]] well enough, but the filmmakers outdid them at every turn. ''There are V shapes everywhere'' if you know where to look. Almost everything in the background is tilted at a 30-degree angle with something identical or is propped up to form a V shape, and character names have as many E's as possible (E being the fifth letter in the alphabet, V being the fifth letter from the end of the alphabet). And if you were to dub the movie in Latin, V would say "Vi veri veniversum vivus vici" more than once.
24th Dec '16 12:12:33 AM spasskysteve
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* Worth noting is that the graphic novel was written at a time in which the openly fascist and borderline Neo-Nazi National Front were a highly visible, if minor, force in British politics. Then again, there's the BNP now, so it's not like that much has changed.
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17th Dec '16 5:59:29 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* XMeetsY: In the commentary for the film adaptation's DVD release, Creator/JohnHurt described the film version as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (which he had starred in both).

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* XMeetsY: In the commentary for the film adaptation's DVD release, Creator/JohnHurt described the film version as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (which (both of which he had starred in both).in).
3rd Nov '16 10:39:50 PM mitcher
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* XMeetsY: In the commentary for the film adaptation's DVD release, Creator/JohnHurt described the film version as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (who had starred in both films).

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* XMeetsY: In the commentary for the film adaptation's DVD release, Creator/JohnHurt described the film version as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' (who (which he had starred in both films).both).
2nd Nov '16 11:08:00 PM mitcher
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* XMeetsY: The film version was described as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' by Creator/JohnHurt.

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* XMeetsY: The In the commentary for the film adaptation's DVD release, Creator/JohnHurt described the film version was described as a combination of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Film/{{Alien}}'' by Creator/JohnHurt.(who had starred in both films).
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