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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 07:53 AM
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Good evening, America....V for Vendetta out on DVD tomorrow.
The most important (and disturbingly prescient) movie of the year is out on DVD Tuesday! :woohoo:

Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security, the familiar, the tranquility, repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat.
There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the annunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance, and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, think, and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillence coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission. How did this happen? Who's to blame? Well certainly there are those more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable, but again truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror. I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn't be? War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense. Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now high chancellor, Adam Sutler. He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent. Last night I sought to end that silence.
Last night I destroyed the Old Bailey, to remind this country of what it has forgotten. More than four hundred years ago a great citizen wished to embed the fifth of November forever in our memory. His hope was to remind the world that fairness, justice, and freedom are more than words, they are perspectives. So if you've seen nothing, if the crimes of this government remain unknown to you then I would suggest you allow the fifth of November to pass unmarked. But if you see what I see, if you feel as I feel, and if you would seek as I seek, then I ask you to stand beside me one year from tonight, outside the gates of Parliament, and together we shall give them a fifth of November that shall never, ever be forgot.




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Sperk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 07:55 AM
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1. A++++++++++ movie! Can't wait to buy it and watch it again!
n/t
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 07:59 AM
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2. I have been very excited about this
and on our primary election day!

I love that first line, I think I heard that on an advertisement on TV. I was stunned.

This movie really moved me.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 08:03 AM
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3. I've been hanging on to two Lackluster gift cards waiting for some
good stuff to be released. "V" will be one of my purchases. :-)
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 08:05 AM
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4. Lackluster....It took me a minute but I got it. LOL.
:)
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ChristianLibrul Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 09:57 AM
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5. It's a piece of crap
Edited on Mon Jul-31-06 09:58 AM by ChristianLibrul
Derivative of derivative, adolescent fantasy. It's a funny book (aka "graphic novel") "Phantom of the Opera" for bored teenagers who'd rather sit in the darkness than light a candle. Ignore this tripe and read a book.
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chat_noir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:13 AM
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6. over 400 reviewers disagree with you, Christian
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434409/externalreviews


Make your own Guy Fawkes mask...




copy to Word doc and size to fit
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:47 AM
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11. We'll need them when we coverge on Washington....
:evilgrin:

P.S. - I hope the NSA isn't monitoring this post! :scared:
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:45 AM
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10. "It's a piece of crap"
But how do you really feel about it?
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:18 AM
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7. I was disappointed this morning to remember
Edited on Mon Jul-31-06 10:20 AM by Minstrel Boy
July has 31 days.

"9/11 Vendetta" video
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:21 AM
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8. They Nuetered V.
But I know people are so hungry for a revolutionary movie, they aren't interested in how he got Nuetered.

A pretty entertaining movie, at the end of hte day, anyway.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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godhatesrepublicans Donating Member (343 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-31-06 10:26 AM
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9. Go get the graphic novel, it's way better. More edge to it.
But the movie was better than I'd expected it to be.
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