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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:44 PM
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Not through watching V for Vendetta yet, and know it's old news
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 05:47 PM by MoseyWalker
but goddammit! It covers every aspect of our fears about the present and the possible future.

I remember in the seventies, while in high school, there were a few lonely voices in the wilderness who were worried, not just concerned, about the power that computers would plan in our lives in the near future, and what could be done with that power.

Well. Here we are. On the cusp of a wave. On the brink of a new tomorrow.

A wave of fascism and a tomorrow filled with....well, you know what it's filled with.

It's only a movie, but art imitates life in the damndest ways, doesn't it?

Every one should see this movie. More than once. And I'm only halfway through watching it.

I don't care how it ends. It is, after all, only a movie.

How does real life end?

edit: extra e, not a V, just an e
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:48 PM
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1. Finished watching it last night
it was a really good movie and we can't wait to watch it again.

The end, it was good, I will say no more. Enjoy!
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:48 PM
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2. Saw it last night and it made me look up Guy Fawkes
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 05:50 PM by panader0
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:50 PM
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3. Got it but not watched yet
- lent it to my daughter tonight. Watched Syriana instead. Spooky movie that and well worth watching.
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:52 PM
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4. I loved Syriana.
But you'd better not blink or you will miss something. One of the best films from last year, IMHO. I have V in my queue on Netflix.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:52 PM
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5. Syriana's a good one!
:thumbsup:
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:54 PM
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6. We finally watched it the other night.
I liked it. I kept wishing I could somehow afford to send out masks...just not sure masks of who would resonate with Americans the way the Guy Fawkes mask was used to resonate with our counterparts across the pond.

At the very least, just once I'd like our side to hack into the major networks' video feed and blast our own message(s) to "We, the People". Maybe put a crawl at the bottom of the screen during a * speech - the real world translation.

Aw, well...

I think you'll like the ending.

Enjoy.



:toast:
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:58 PM
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7. I'm off to watch the rest now!
thanks for your response!

:hi:
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 05:59 PM
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8. I have a question for anyone..
... how bad is the violence. I don't let all my kids watch all R movies. Some I will but not if the violence is too graphic or sadistic or offensive.

I'd like to get an idea so I'll know if I can let all my kids watch it or if I have to watch it myself first. My kids are early teen boys.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:03 PM
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9. It is far less
than what I've seen portrayed on numerous regular tv shows who use it to get ratings (CSI, etc)

Now, I'm off to see the second half, and don't know what that may bring, but feel that the ideas behind any violence portrayed may just this once be justified.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:05 PM
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11. Just resist the urge to go out after and buy red spray paint.
;)
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:04 PM
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10. I don't remember it being particularly bloody or gory...
If your boys are in their early teens, they've probably seen worse in video games by now. The main masked character uses daggers, and some buildings blow up. Is V rated R? I hardly pay attention any more.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:09 PM
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13. The comic has little or no blood- the movie has a little.
No more or no less than your average action flick.
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:09 PM
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14. It depends on how old your kids are...
First, I am not a parent
Second, I have a low tolerance for watching violence

There are some scenes during which I winced at the shooting blood and slashing of important body parts. The scenes were fairly short and didn't dwell on spurting blood. As previously noted, I'm a lightweight.

If you're not sure, maybe you could watch without kids first then watch with them later if you think it's okay for them. As noted, I am not a parent, but I did a lot of "mom" time with my baby sister who's 14 years younger than I and it made me a little cautious about what I expose younger people to.

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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:52 PM
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25. some uncomfortable blood spurt near the end...
in the meeting of all the big players.
I squinched at that a bit.
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Idioteque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:24 PM
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31. It's comic style violence...
There is quite a bit of blood at some parts but it isn't really realistic. I'm 18 years old and I saw it with my brother who is 14. I'm not into really gory movies and I didn't find myself hiding my eyes at all. I wouldn't let young kids see it but I don't think it's too bad for teens. You might want to watch it first though.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:08 PM
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12. I know no one will listen- but read the comic- it costs $16- and is better
Seriously- if you like the movie- you will LOVE the comic.

The comic is much more human-better character development and the politics are more timeless and subtle. It's not kiddie stuff at all- very political,psychological & sexual.

There is a reason the author called the movie "imbecellic" and had his name removed- it hits you over the head with the concepts rather than letting the viewer figure things out on their own...

Cool movie- and I'm glad they made it- but read the comic- you will be an Alan Moore fan for life if you do.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:18 PM
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16. I'll try and find it
please provide some clues where it may be found?

off to the bathroom now.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:26 PM
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21. Any major bookseller online has it. Borders, Barnes & Nobles too.
Just go to the comic book or "graphic novel" section.

Better yet, go to your locally owned comics & baseball card store or bookseller.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:18 PM
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17. Was the comic done during the Thatcher era?
It's amazing how much that applied then applies again now. I guess it is pretty much the same crowd...
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:24 PM
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20. Yes- a direct response to the Thatcher era...


...In the pages of V, Moore predicted the use of street post survaillance cameras in London.

I think the movie did a good job of making it about Bush- maybe just a tad obvious though...
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:53 PM
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26. will be looking for it, yes. nt
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:16 PM
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15. Holy Crap
I can't remember being so involved in a movie in many years.

I'm on the way to my bathroom, so please excuse me.

Holy Shit! I'm at the part where she tried to escape from her older friends house - he is taken - and everyone gets the fucking hoods.

Whoa!
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ChristianLibrul Donating Member (218 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:22 PM
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18. Piece of crap!
Derivative of a derivative adolescent fantasy. The anarchist wannabe's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Only for people who've seen fewer than ten movies.
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Dr Fate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:29 PM
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22. Aww- I wouldnt go that far. But I will say the comic is way better. n/t
n/t
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:42 PM
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23. you're not serious, right?
Edited on Fri Aug-04-06 06:43 PM by MoseyWalker
I'm on my way to the bathroom again and can't believe what you just wrote.

I've seen thousands of movies, and am not an adolescent either in mind or body.

Are you unable to see the connections/ideas behind the projection screen?

If not so, I feel sorry for you.

If you truly are a "librul", then you should educate yourself.

edited to add the word "not"
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:22 PM
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30. Derivative of what
may I ask?
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 08:14 PM
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37. Completely different denouement than Phantom.
Have you even seen it or read it yet?
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QuestionAll... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:24 PM
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19. saw it again last night, as a rental.
second watch is even more powerful than first view.

be sure to catch the special features on the dvd.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:47 PM
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24. I will
I haven't been this involved in a movie since......I don't know when. I think I said that before.

By the way, would someone please close the door? There's a chill I often get from reading the stupidity of others coming in.

Not you.........you know

I still have to see the end.

dammit. and here I am, fighting with fascists or pseudo fascists, or whatever the hell they call themselves these days? Loyal Republicans?
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:02 PM
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27. Grab a sweater. That chill's nothing more than the wind
blowing through the space between their ears. Makes a funny whistling sound, too.

:evilgrin:

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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:19 PM
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29. Are you funny? or
what?

I don't argue with others, but don't understand what you said beyond thinking it made no sense?
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:32 PM
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33. I was responding to the part of your post where you said
"There's a chill I often get from reading the stupidity of others coming in"

To my mind, stupidity = lack of brain = empty space between ears = (cold) wind blowing through empty space = funny whistling sound as wind blows through, sort of like blowing on lip of bottle.

Grap a sweater just meant, get warm while the stupidity flows.

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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:53 PM
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35. I don't have ocd
I'm sorry that others do. Or maybe do.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:17 PM
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28. trapped by it
and a part of it.

goddamn. I have to not only see the end of this, but watch it again.

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citizen snips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:29 PM
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32. it's a great movie
I saw in the movie theater but I wish amazon would hurry up and ship it.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 07:50 PM
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34. Just watched the end
and I have to see it again.

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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 07:59 PM
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36. Just finished watching it
Nearly 2am here ! Thought it was a great film. I'm tempted to say the time to worry is when your National Guard shoot civilians but that's already happened - Kent State May 4 1970.

Could have sworn that Doris on the jukebox despite the fact it was Julie's record.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-05-06 08:44 PM
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38. I watched it again today.
Reminded me how right on this movie was to our situation.
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