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Monday, March 20, 2006

Anarchist Movie?

Apparently, the upcoming movie "V for Vendetta" explores anarchist themes, if somewhat watered down. I saw the trailer a couple of days ago, and thought it looked like another piece of Hollywood crap, but I'll probably go watch it given the anarchist angle.

It seems that the film is provoking some action in US anarchist circles, go here and here and here for more information.

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  • Saw it on Friday - very enjoyable (and I'm not generally an action movie fan) - for me it was a real feel-good anti-fascist revolutionary fantasy (excellent use of Tchaikovsky's 1812 overture to set the general tone). But as pointed out on the websites you link to, don't expect the movie to have anything at all to do with anarchy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:00 pm  

  • Nah, it's crap. The graphic novel is all about whether this guy is a loon. And also about two politcal extremes, but the development of the characters V, Evey and Finch, the policeman who chases V, is much more interesting. You get to cheer and boo for all three of them, you can't decide who is the villain and who is the hero. The movie is just a heroic freedom fighter romp. Kill the evil facists. Stick finger in throat ... blurrghh.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 4:53 pm  

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