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Trivia: V for Vendetta
  • 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.

  • Actor Allusion:
    • Stephen Fry plays an erudite gay man in the entertainment industry, which he is.
    • John Hurt in a movie about a totalitarian London? Notably, Hurt's presence is a sort of inversion. In the 1984 version of... well, 1984, 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, Hugo Weaving is in 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 (initially). In V, however, he plays the protagonist who is fighting against the totalitarian government.
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: 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.
  • Disowned Adaptation: 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.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Natalie Portman's head is really being shaved in that scene.
  • Executive Meddling: 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!
  • Fake Brit: 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 Fake Brit status is debatable.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
  • Meaningful Release Date: 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.
  • The Other Marty: 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.
  • Sigil Spam: Norsefire 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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