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March 18th, 2006

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2006.0318.1149::I hope...that one day people have roses again.
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Via metaquotes, mightygodking's review of V for Vendetta pretty much sums up my feelings on the movie and it's relation to the comic:
First off, let me preface everything I say by first explaining that V for Vendetta is one of my favorite works of fiction ever. I first read it when I was fifteen or sixteen and it blew my mind, much like many others have had their mind blown by, for example, Catcher In The Rye. I, however, read V before I read Catcher, which is why I have never much cared for Holden Caulfield, who is a whiny bitch who does not stab anybody even once.
Another note: When we attended the pre-screening, I got to exercise my geek muscles when a woman passing out free merch prior to the movie asked trivia questions about the work (I got a hat for knowing the name of Natalie Portman's character, "Evey Hammond"). My most self-aggrandizing moment, however, was when she asked what V for Vendetta was before it was a movie; various people answered "graphic novel," and I shouted, "It's called 'a comic book,' you pretentious fucks!"

Taxes are done (thank heavens for online tax prep software). Now on to cleaning...

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amezri::2006.03.18.05:54 pm
[User Picture]"It's called 'a comic book,' you pretentious fucks!"

LOL. You rule. XD
xenamungrrr::2006.03.18.05:59 pm
[User Picture]"It's called 'a comic book,' you pretentious fucks!"

I heart you for doing that!
thepeopleseason::2006.03.20.05:05 pm
[User Picture]Here's the post I was talking about last night where you can see the spitting image of Al Swearengen in the cover to the Choose Your Own Adventure Book Deadwood City
chinook_wind::2006.03.18.07:34 pm
[User Picture]Yeah -- what that guy said. Especially the changes to the V/Evey relationship. I wholeheartedly agree.
thepeopleseason::2006.03.20.05:08 pm
[User Picture]Yeah, it did seem a bit off to me that their relationship crossed that line, but the movie, as a whole, hit all the key points from the book, and like the reviewer says, the Valerie Page segment is pretty much direct from the comic. That was the segment that I wanted had hoped to see intact, and the film didn't disappoint.
ludditerobot::2006.03.18.07:42 pm
[User Picture]I'll probably wait for video, if that.

Just want to say that I always thought the V/Evey dynamic was much more parental, that V thought of her as the daughter he never had, the daughter that was taken from him, or perhaps the daughter he had once upon a time. It's very vague as to which (V for Vague), but it was clearly not shippy in my eyes.
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