* 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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* 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.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Stephen Fry on being in it, specifically the idea of being beaten up on camera.
* {{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.
* DisownedAdaptation: Moore specifically requested that his name be removed from the film's production after Joel Silver (the producer) lied about Moore's enthusiasm for the shooting script.
* DyeingForYourArt: Natalie Portman's head is really being shaved in that scene.
* ExecutiveMeddling: It apparently spawned the title itself. While the movie was being made, someone thought it would be a good idea to outright lie and say that Alan Moore completely supported the movie. He didn't, and made that fact known by refusing any payment what-so-ever on every movie adaptation of his work afterwards. Good job!
* FakeBrit: Both Portman (Israeli-American) and Weaving (Australian). However, given V's cloudy backstory and the xenophobia of the government, V may not have been a native Brit himself. Considering Weaving actually spent a good portion of his childhood and teens living in the UK, his FakeBrit status is debatable.
* HeyItsThatGuy
** [[Series/TheThickOfIt Peter Mannion]] has a nightly slot on BTN!
** [[Series/{{Sherlock}} D.I. Lestrade]] is a policeman!
** [[Film/SherlockHolmes The other Inspector Lestrade]] is the head of the Ear!
** [[Film/HarryPotter Pius Thicknesse]] is the head of the Eye!
** [[Franchise/StarWars Queen Amidala]] is an anarchist!
** Creator/StephenFry is... well, Stephen Fry.
** [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour Winston]] [[Creator/JohnHurt Smith]] is a totalitarian dictator! Oh, the irony!
* MeaningfulReleaseDate: It was originally scheduled to open on November 4, 2005 (the day before Guy Fawkes Night/the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot) but was delayed four months due to Warner Bros. being unsure about its box office prospects.
* TheOtherMarty: James Purefoy was originally cast as V before quitting due to the difficulty of acting an entire film behind a mask. Some of his six weeks worth of filming remains intact, dubbed over by Hugo Weaving.
* 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.
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