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In this obscure and Gothic tale, adapted from David Lloyd's graphic novel, one attractive girl, Evey gets involved accidentally in a terrorist attack, perpetrated by a masked and megalomaniac character, V. V is following the same steps of Guy Fawkes, a sort of terrorist of the XVII century, who wanted to blow up the English Parlament in London. However, in the present time, the Orwellian London lives under the fascist government of chancellor Adam, and V will fight against his regime, using the power of powder, blowing up important buildings. Evey will be chased by the secret police, thinking that she's the accomplice of V, who will accomplish Fawkes' mission of destroying the Parlament on the 5th of November, in this mixture of The Phantom of the Opera, George Orwell's 1984 and Batman.
Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gun powder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.
Also Known As:
V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience
Title: V For Vendetta
Release Date: December 11, 2005
Runtime: 132 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS, Sonics-DDP
IMDB Rating: 8.2
Brimstone Pit Rating: 9.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence and some language.
Natalie Portman ...Evey Hammond
Hugo Weaving ...V
Stephen Rea ...Inspector Finch
Stephen Fry ...Deitrich
John Hurt ...Adam Sutler
Tim Pigott Smith ...Creedy
Rupert Graves ...Dominic
Roger Allam ...Lewis Prothero
Ben Miles ...Dascomb
Sinead Cusack ...Delia Surridge
Natasha Wightman ...Valerie
John Standing ...Lilliman
Eddie Marsan ...Etheridge
Clive Ashborn ...Guy Fawkes
Emma Field Rayner ...Guy Fawkes Lover (as Emma Field Rayner)
Ian Burfield ...Tweed Coat Fingerman
Mark Phoenix ...Willy Fingerman
Alister Mazzotti ...Baldy Fingerman
Billie Cook ...Little Glasses Girl
Guy Henry ...Heyer
Cosima Shaw ...Patricia
Megan Gay ...BTN News Poppet
Roderic Culver ...BTN News Poppet (as Roderick Culver)
Tara Hacking ...Vicky
Andy Rashleigh ...Fred
Chad Stahelski ...Storm Saxon
Antje Rau ...Laser Lass
Amelda Brown ...Wardrobe Mistress
Richard Campbell ...Security Guard
Patricia Gannon ...Little Glasses Girl Mum
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"The Beginning... At Last"
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"The Girl from Ipanema"
"Love Theme and End TItle"
"Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars"
"I Found a Reason"
"Long Black Train"
More Movie Taglines:
- Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gun powder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.
- An uncompromising vision of the future from the creators of 'The Matrix' trilogy
- People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
- Freedom! Forever!
- V: What was done to me was monstrous. Evey Hammond: And they created a monster.
Lewis Prothero: So I read that the former United States is so desperate for medical supplies that they have allegedly sent several containers filled with wheat and tobacco. A gesture, they said, of good will. You wanna know what I think? Well, you're listening to my show, so I will assume you do... I think it's high time we let the colonies know what we really think of them. I think its payback time for a little tea party they threw for us a few hundred years ago. I say we go down to those docks tonight and dump that crap where everything from the Ulcered Sphincter of Ass-erica belongs! Who's with me? Who's bloody with me? [audience applauds] Lewis Prothero: Did you like that? USA... Ulcered Sphincter of Ass-erica, I mean what else can you say? Here was a country that had everything, absolutely everything. And now, 20 years later, is what? The world's biggest leper colony. Why? Godlessness. Let me say that again... Godlessness. It wasn't the war they started. It wasn't the plague they created. It was Judgement. No one escapes their past. No one escapes Judgement. You think he's not up there? You think he's not watching over this country? How else can you explain it? He tested us, but we came through. We did what we had to do. Islington. Enfield. I was there, I saw it all. Immigrants, Muslims, homosexuals, terrorists. Disease-ridden degenerates. They had to go. Strength through unity. Unity through faith. I'm a God-fearing Englishman and I'm goddamn proud of it!
V: [V enters Evey's field of vision as she walks into the Shadow Gallery, directly from the prison] Hello, Evey. Evey Hammond: You. It was you. V: [quietly] Yeah. Evey Hammond: [gestures behind her] That wasn't real... Is Gordon - ? V: I'm sorry, but Mr. Deitrich's dead. I thought they'd arrest him, but when they found a Koran in his house, they had him executed. Evey Hammond: [whispers] Oh God... V: Fortunately, I got to you before they did. Evey Hammond: You got to me? You did this to me? You cut my hair? You tortured me? You tortured me! Why? V: You said you wanted to live without fear. I wish there'd been an easier way, but there wasn't. [Evey whispers, "Oh my God...?] V: I know you may never forgive me... but nor will you understand how hard it was for me to do what I did. Every day I saw in myself everything you see in me now. Every day I wanted to end it, but each time you refused to give in, I knew I couldn't. Evey Hammond: You're *sick*! You're *evil*! V: *You* could've ended it, Evey, you could've given in. But you didn't. Why? Evey Hammond: Leave me alone! I *hate* you! V: That's it! See, at first I thought it was hate, too. Hate was all I knew, it built my world, it imprisoned me, taught me how to eat, how to drink, how to breathe. I thought I'd die with all my hate in my veins. But then something happened. It happened to me... just as it happened to you. Evey Hammond: Shut up! I *don't* want to hear your lies! V: Your own father said that artists use lies to tell the truth. Yes, I created a lie. But because you believed it, you found something true about yourself. Evey Hammond: No. V: What was true in that cell is just as true now. What you felt in there has nothing to do with me. Evey Hammond: I can't feel *anything* anymore! V: Don't run from it, Evey. You've been running all your life. Evey Hammond: [gasps] I can't... can't breathe. Asthma... asthma! When I was little... [V reaches out his hand, Evey grabs it, they fall to the ground together] V: Listen to me, Evey. This may be the most important moment of your life. Commit to it. [Evey continues sobbing] V: They took your parents from you. They took your brother from you. [Evey groans] V: They put you in a cell and took everything they could take except your life. And you believed that was all there was, didn't you? The only thing you had left was your life, but it wasn't, was it? [Evey sobs, "Oh please...?] V: You found something else. In that cell you found something that mattered more to you than life. It was when they threatened to kill you unless you gave them what they wanted... you told them you'd rather die. You faced your death, Evey. You were calm. You were still. [Evey continues gasping] V: Try to feel now what you felt then. Evey Hammond: [breathes heavily] Oh God... I felt... V: Yes? Evey Hammond: I'm dizzy. I need air. Please, I need to be outside.
V: I told you, only truth. For 20 years, I sought only this day. Nothing else existed... until I saw you. Then everything changed. I fell in love with you Evey. And to think I no longer believed I could. Evey Hammond: But I don't want you to die. V: That's the most beautiful thing you could have ever given me.
Delia Surridge: You've come to kill me, haven't you? V: Yes. Delia Surridge: Thank God.
- Being huge fans of the original comic series, The Wachowski brothers (Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski) wrote a draft of the script in the '90s before they worked on The Matrix (1999), which shares several similar themes with "V for Vendetta".
Natalie Portman was chosen for the role of Evey over Scarlett Johansson and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The rhyme referenced by the tag line is called 'The Bonfire Prayer' and commemorates 'Guy Fawkes night', November the 5th, when a Catholic plot to overthrow the British parliament was foiled. There are several slight variations of the full words, one of which goes...?Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent to blow up the King and the Parliament. Three score barrels of powder below, Poor old England to overthrow: By God's providence he was catch'd With a dark lantern and burning match. Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring. Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King! Hip hip hoorah! A penny loaf to feed the Pope. A farthing o' cheese to choke him. A pint of beer to rinse it down. A faggot of sticks to burn him. Burn him in a tub of tar. Burn him like a blazing star. Burn his body from his head. Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead. Hip hip hoorah! Hip hip hoorah!" It is still recited in full at the famous Lewes bonfire night celebrations in East Sussex.
The cast and crew were only allowed to shoot in the area near the British Parliament and the Clock Tower from midnight to 4.30 am. Furthermore, they were only allowed to stop traffic for four minutes at a time.
Natalie Portman looked forward to shaving her head totally bald for the role of Evey Hammond during the torture scenes, stating that she has wanted to do it for a long time. For the shaving scene, the crew and the shaving guys had only one take to do it.
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