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ooooh...i hate to be disagreeable, but portman could have phoned in princess amidala...that role sucked.seckle wrote:portman really bugs me. princess amidalla was the last thing that was a bearable performance.
i loved V for Vendetta in a BIG way, and garden state is one of my favorite films, but this has to be my favorite natalie portman appearance EVER!!! http://www.yikers.com/video_natalie_por ... apper.html
I got you on that. Star Wars is shit, and I don't mean THE shit, but just SHIT.kozee wrote:seckle wrote:portman really bugs me. princess amidalla was the last thing that was a bearable performance.
awhhhh i fuckin hated those movies! just my opinion tho....
besides, books are ALWAYS better right?
That being said, I'd violate the hell out of Nat Portman.
For the record, Alan Moore has completely disassociated himself with every movie adaptation of anything he's written.
There's a good post about V For Vendetta at K-Punks blog here - http://k-punk.abstractdynamics.org
sin city has set the standard,
still a wicked film tho
" stalking natalie portaman with a walkman"
there were a surprising amount of touches from the comic strip retained.
such as the campness of V.
and the idea that he is not a human as much as an archetype. (@ ruddock)
a ghost, even. or something else, undefined, yet powerful.
also, the kiss.
of course, it's a hollywood moofie so you have to expect a certain amount of cheesification and plotline fuckery.
the latter half of it fell away from decency in a way that reminded me of fight club.
as with so many generic story constructions, the setup is the best bit, development bit is sort of ok, and the resolution is a crock of shite.
probably could have been 20 minutes shorter.
i would be quite happy for that film to be viewed by a lot of people.
ok, Alan Moore's work was not entirely respected (but surely an improvement on LXG or From Hell) and so many magical aspects of the original narrative were trashed.
e.g. the significance of the number 5.
the flowers weren't really explained at all.
and the vaudeville song that formed one chapter could have been at least exerpted.
but how good is it to have so much blatant dissent on the silver screen!
"their is something seriously wrong with this country."
bloody right there is!
and the line which, for me, redeemed the film almost entirely,
"people should not be afraid of their governments,
governments should be afraid of the people."
fuck me, yes!
how the hell did these administrative bodies end up being so smugly secure?
and ontological spin.
deary me though, there is some awfully corny heroic crap in there as well.
but then the adaptation of the section which included Valerie's story was very faithful, i thought, and very resonant.
made me think of the theatre scene in Mulholland Drive, as well as a stream of teachings going back via Robert Anton Wilson, G I Gurdjieff, and others.
some very valuable information for you in there, if you want it.
so it's a feelgood flick for the disenfranchised masses,
but still, a good one to watch this week approaching guy fawkes night.
a night whose significance depends on your own point of view, (@ mr hyde) not that of the smugly secure scum who instruct you.
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