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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:15 PM
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Anybody watch "V" for vendetta....
What did you think about it?
Post United States.
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noahmijo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:16 PM
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1. When I first saw it in theaters I wondered how long before it becomes
banned and Larry and Andy wind up in Gitmo.


Today it's the top selling DVD and rental I believe...
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GreenTea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 02:42 AM
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16. Excellent!
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:19 PM
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2. yep
excellent movie, got it the day it hit the dvd shelves...:)
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:22 PM
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3. I bought it the day it came out
I've watched it three times and like it more each time.

Lots of lessons for today.
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:59 PM
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7. Good idea. I'm putting it on my wish list. The Wachowski bros. have
a better grasp of what's going on than many of us do methinks. Add in their creative abilities, and I must admit some jealousy of such talent! At least they're using it for the greater good.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:22 PM
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4. Saw it for the first time this weekend......
...disturbing images, but I knew what I was getting into by watching a film from the Wachowski Brothers, the force behind The Matrix trilogy. Kudos to Hugo Weaving as 'V' (Smith in The Matrix) for defining his humanity through a mask.
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TechBear_Seattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:49 PM
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5. You mean to say that V was, in fact, Mitzi Del Bra?!
"That's just what this country needs: a cock in a frock on a rock." (line from The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert)
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-14-06 11:54 PM
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6. I just saw it last night. Great movie. It "Hit the nail on the head"..
so to speak.

I wish we had such a freedom fighter amongst us today.
I know this for sure: We will all have to face a great deal more of "black bagging", torture, loss of loved ones, and fear, before the blind among us are awakened to the horrors they have allowed.



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lisainmilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 09:53 AM
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22. We do...we got 2
Me and you! :pals:

Keep the democratic agenda alive with effort and love of country.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 10:15 AM
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23. Welcome Lisa
Edited on Tue Aug-15-06 10:15 AM by Tempest
Belated, but not overlooked. :)
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 10:36 AM
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24. Thanks but... I'm not shaving my head! (Might get a cape though...) n/t
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:05 AM
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8. Netflix says I'll have it tomorrow

I can't wait to see it.

Cheers
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revolve Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:11 AM
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9. Um I hate to be the nerd here
But the movie is based on a graphic novel by Alan Moore, and the Wachowski Brothers didnt direct but are the producers of it.

Still a great movie, just wanted to clear that up and give credit where credit is due.
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genie_weenie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:26 AM
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10. A Great Movie unfortunately
it completely missed the point of the Novel. Anarchy means "without leaders" not "without order"... Also several of the changes from novel to film were grating for me...
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:53 AM
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11. V owns!!!
Saw it at the theaters and bloody cheered!! Its a road the we are on and the movie will become a reality of we dont stop them before its too late.

I also bought it the day it came out on DVD, Amazon had the 2 disc set for under 20 bucks.

V is from a British newspaper comic from the late 60s, the graphic novel is availible too...
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revolve Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:27 AM
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12. Um, being the nerd again
but it is not from a 60's british whatever you said it is from it is from Alan Moore's graphic novel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_vendetta
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 03:26 AM
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17. True, it wasn't the 60s
But before it became a graphic novel it appeared as a comic strip between 1982-85:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_vendetta#Background
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 06:50 PM
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26. Well, I got the comic strip part correct at least...
Damn, I make mistakes, I was hopeing no one would notice...LOL
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 08:23 PM
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31. No worries
My message was for revolve. When enlightening others, care shoud be taken not to become the pupil. :)
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:29 AM
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13. we're just one more repuke wack job and an engineered "terrorist" event
involving a virus or other biohazard (avian flu? anthrax?) away from a "post-USA" reality.
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 01:35 AM
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14. My son told me yesterday that he rented it
and loved it. Even though he's seen it, he says he's going to buy the DVD, because he wants to support the ones who made it. He believes in supporting those who speak the truth. Can you tell I'm a proud mom? He and my other children are the reasons I support Cindy so much. I can only try to imagine how I would feel, to lose the three most precious people in my life.
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bananarepublican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 03:42 AM
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20. Your son must have great parents! The movie is an instant classic. n/t
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jerry611 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 02:36 AM
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15. There is a difference between the graphic novel and the movie
Edited on Tue Aug-15-06 02:38 AM by jerry611
There are several differences between the movie and the original story...

One was that the movie says that the US in the future is in a civil war and being devastated by a plague.

The graphic novel stated that the Cold War went nuclear, the Russians and Americans both launched a nuclear warheads at each other. The UK was spared because they disarmed at the last second.

The reason for the difference was because the original story was written in the 1980s when the cold war was still going on. The movie was updated to current events.
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 03:35 AM
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18. saw it this weekend
Edited on Tue Aug-15-06 03:36 AM by radfringe
even though I knew the premise of the movie, it was still disturbing

change the venue from england to the USA and you have what's going on and yet to come

we already have the manipulation of the media, and warrantless surveillance/eavesdropping/spying going on

the rest if not far behind..

Chertoff Says U.S. Needs More Authority
By HOPE YEN Sunday, August 13, 2006
http://www.casperstartribune.net/articles/2006/08/13/ap/us/d8jfm9og2.txt


--snip--

But Chertoff made clear his belief that wider authority could thwart future attacks at a time when Congress is reviewing the proper scope of the Bush administration's executive powers for its warrantless eavesdropping program and military tribunals for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

"What helped the British in this case is the ability to be nimble, to be fast, to be flexible, to operate based on fast-moving information," he said. "We have to make sure our legal system allows us to do that. It's not like the 20th century, where you had time to get warrants."


warrantless arrests next?
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 03:40 AM
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19. saw the movie and brought the DVD
:)
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 04:12 AM
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21. Check out this posting
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 10:38 AM
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25. It pales compared to the source material - they castrated V
But it's not a bad film; pretty enjoyable. But comparing V the comic book to the movie is like comparing Hamlet to the Lion King.

bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 06:58 PM
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earth mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 07:11 PM
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28. Just saw it and Loved it!
Everyone in this country needs to see it immediately.

There is a reason it is out on DVD right now. There are NO coincidences....

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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 07:16 PM
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29. Misogynistic, superficial, masterbatory, but excellent cinematography.
The ending where all the people who'd been killed by the oppressive government suddenly were alive & okay was sentimental hoakum. The idea of the good guy being the guy who blew up stuff could have been provocative, if it hadn't been treated with such two dimensional thinking. The whole thing was based on a comic book--a medium geared toward superficial treatment of complex topics.

If you're gonna make a movie that's intellectually shallow, you need to at least make it fun. This is the same reason that the first Star Wars movie rocked and the next five all sucked.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 07:19 PM
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30. A travesty - nothing like the novel.
Really, it's just horrible watching Alan Moore's brilliant work being repeatedly butchered.

If you liked the film, I urge you to READ THE BOOK. You'll get so much more out of it.
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