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Monday, February 27, 2006


This Could Be The One

I find it hard to believe too, but Hollywood may finally have made a movie worthy of the Alan Moore comic it's based on. Vanity Fair's James Wolcott attended a screening, apparently loved it, and says of the film:
To say that I found the domino montage as thrilling a coup de cinema as I’ve seen since DePalma first displayed his slashing mastery of crosscutting is to sound cryptic, but to be unelliptical I’d have to explain too much and wreck your fun. And make no mistake V for Vendetta is fun, dangerous fun, percussive with brutality and laced with ironic ambiguity and satirical slapstick (a Benny Hill homage, no less!). But gives the movie its rebel power is the moral seriousnessthat drives the action, emotion, and allegory. That’s what I didn’t expect from the Wachowski brothers (The Matrix), this angry, summoning Tom Paine moral dispatch that puts our pundits, politicians, and cable news hosts to shame. V for Vendetta instills force into the very essence of four-letter words like hate, love, and (especially) fear, and releases that force like a fist. Off come the masks, and the faces are revealed.
But you should really read the whole post, about a movie Wolcott calls "the most subversive cinematic deed of the Bush-Blair era, a dagger poised in midair." The Wachowskis actually making a good film out of Alan Moore material? Who would have thought?

If anybody could have pulled it off, it would have been them,
I just re-read it in anticipation.
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