Just saw V for Vendetta....

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Just saw V for Vendetta....

Post by kozee » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:12 pm

the score was AWESOME... loads of shit to sample i think!

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Post by auralassassin » Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:36 pm

uh ohs... I thought it was trying a bit too hard to prove a point... I got the point though, if that matters :P

At a certain point, any hero could be considered a villain... or some villains heroes, etc... blah. I need sleep.

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Post by datura » Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:54 pm

I want to see this, i really enjoyed the book.
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Re: Just saw V for Vendetta....

Post by dj mate » Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:50 pm

kozee wrote:the score was AWESOME... loads of shit to sample i think!
indeed and my birthday is on the 5th of november :)
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Post by kozee » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:30 pm

datura wrote:I want to see this, i really enjoyed the book.
yea, wanna check the book now.

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Post by seckle » Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:58 pm

portman really bugs me. princess amidalla was the last thing that was a bearable performance.

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Post by joenicedj » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:01 pm

What's up Kozee?

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Post by [b]racket » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:04 pm

Didnt like the film...

Same old case of a decent graphic novel get messed up in translation to celluloid.

Hope they dont screw 'Watchmen' up

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Post by zefa » Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:34 pm

Im stuck between wanting to see it and not as i heard a really good in depth interview with Alan Moore, the author, in which he said that he refused to accept any royalties for the films being made of his books, as in his opinion they would never do his originals justice. I admire the man for sticking to his guns and not letting the Hollywood bandwagon sweep him up...
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Post by kozee » Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:15 pm

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?

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Post by product » Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:11 am

seckle wrote:portman really bugs me. princess amidalla was the last thing that was a bearable performance.
i thought she was good in Garden State

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Post by marsyas » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:09 am

i couldn't hate anything shes in mainy cause she is soooo fiinee...
i could sit through the worst movie ever if she was in it...easy.


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gonna go see it this weekend, should be a good "junk food" movie.

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Post by djshiva » Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:10 am

seckle wrote:portman really bugs me. princess amidalla was the last thing that was a bearable performance.
ooooh...i hate to be disagreeable, but portman could have phoned in princess amidala...that role sucked.

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
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Post by auralassassin » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:57 am

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?
I got you on that. Star Wars is shit, and I don't mean THE shit, but just SHIT.

That being said, I'd violate the hell out of Nat Portman.

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Post by showguns » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:18 pm

this movie was great.

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Post by ufo over easy » Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:22 pm

Kinda crappy... heavy handed and trashy.

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
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all i can say is...

Post by kidabra » Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:51 pm

read the comic then see how much they missed,hollywood has still to properly adapt alan moore LXG was bob and From Hell was similar to V for Vendetta... !
sin city has set the standard,
still a wicked film tho

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Post by ruddock » Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:10 pm

i thought it was decent i guess, but the message didnt really do much for me as i have already read many books that share a similar message. I didnt like v, as I got the impression that he didn't have many real humanizing characteristics and was merely a boring and socially aloof hero. I found the detective and the tv producer guy to be much more colorful and realistic characters....

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Post by bedward » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:03 am

this film was not as awful as i thought it would be.

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.

however...
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?
gangster tactics!
and ontological spin.

deary me though, there is some awfully corny heroic crap in there as well.
the fire.
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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