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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

My only friend, the end...

So much for my early night.

England prevails.


  • At 8:27 am, Blogger Tom said…

    November 5th 2005. Be there.

  • At 9:27 am, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    "Let us raise a toast to all our bombers, all our bastards, most unlovely and most unforgivable. Let's drink their health, then meet with them no more ..."

  • At 9:28 am, Blogger The Num Num said…

    whats that V?

  • At 10:20 am, Blogger LB said…

    my interest in this has just gone sky high since Swiss pointed out that if you do an image search for "V for Vendetta" on Google you get lots of pictures of Natalie Portman, some of them involving her wearing "not very much".

    Must. Stop. Obsessing.

  • At 11:16 am, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    >At 9:28 AM, B1RDIE Num Num said…

    >whats that V?

    He's the man from Room Five.

  • At 11:53 am, Blogger Herge Smith said…

    The film will be awful - DO NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP.

    And I can guarantee that we;

    a. see V's face
    b. it's Eveys dad - or at least someone she already knows.

    It will be poo.

    They should take it out behind the chemical sheds and shoot it.

    But the comic is fab.

  • At 11:56 am, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    >>>The film will be awful - DO NOT GET YOUR HOPES UP.

    I had that impression from the moment I discovered that the Wankoffski Brothers were involved.

    Still, maybe I'm just pissed off because nobody asked me if I wanted to produce it.

  • At 12:47 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    Hugo Weaving is playing V, so I'm guessing that the mask will probably come off, although I think that would be a shame. Stephen Rea is interesting casting as Finch though, I thought.


  • At 12:48 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    The Wachowski brothers? I'll expect lots of "bullet time" knife action then.

  • At 2:13 pm, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    >Stephen Rea is interesting casting as Finch though, I thought.

    According to IMDB he's playing Lewis Prothero. (Or "Pothrero", as they've typed it.)

    Also ... ooh! I didn't know Rupert Graves was born in Weston-super-Mare!

    (Sorry. I'm from the West Country and that passes as "exciting" in our part of the world.)

  • At 4:12 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    prothero? if you say so.... I must have just misread the list on vforvendetta.com.... ooops.

    He's got an interesting face, Stephen Rea.

    What do you think of the casting?


  • At 4:21 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    no, I've checked. The official website definitely says he is Finch. Hm.

  • At 4:59 pm, Blogger Teresa Bowman said…

    The silly monkeys at IMDB must have got it wrong, then. Pah.

    What do I think of the casting? Hmm. I think there are some pretty good actors amongst the cast list. But does that mean it will be a good film? I don't know. I think it all depends more on the screenplay and the directing than the casting ...

    I think I will have to go and see it, just because it's "V for Vendetta". But if it's terrible I will have to walk out. Into the night. Weeping bitter tears.

    (I have just realised that most of the comments on this post are from me. Sorry to hog your blog ... hey, that rhymes!)

  • At 6:02 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    I just found this:

    Alan On The "V For Vendetta" Movie

    Alan gave some details about bits of the V For Vendetta shooting script he'd seen. "It was imbecilic; it had plot holes you couldn't have got away with in Whizzer And Chips in the nineteen sixties. Plot holes no one had noticed."

    What Moore found most laughable however were the details. "They don't know what British people have for breakfast, they couldn't be bothered. 'Eggy in a basket' apparently. Now the US have 'eggs in a basket,' whish is fried bread with a fried egg in a hole in the middle. I guess they thought we must eat that as well, and thought 'eggy in a basket' was a quaint and Olde Worlde version. And they decided that the British postal service is called Fedco. They'll have thought something like, 'well, what's a British version of FedEx... how about FedCo? A friend of mine had to point out to them that the Fed, in FedEx comes from 'Federal Express.' America is a federal republic, Britain is not."

    David Lloyd was reported to have commented on the script at the recent Bristol comics convention. Superherohype posted a fan report talking to Lloyd, saying "he thinks it was very good for an Action Thriller, but is very much different from the Graphic Novel. He said that the character of Evey is less of a victim in this film and that he had met with The Wachoski Brothers."


  • At 3:29 pm, Blogger Herge Smith said…

    Which means we will see Evey kick ASS at some stage.

    V is far too controversial to make anything less than a comic book movie.

    And so serious western comics get another nail beat into it's coffin.

    There have been a couple of really good comic book adaptations, trouble is only Ghost World springs to mind.

    V was always going to be made badly, espically by film makers who know nothing of subtly.

    May they burn in the hell of the artistically barren

    Watchman next for the chop then?


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