Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Screenplay of V for Vendetta
One of the great novels of the last few decades was Alan Moore's classic V for Vendetta. The novel itself is not about false flags or the media's role in public thought. Moore fiercely defends his work and opposes the changes cinema has made to his stories. However, the adjustments made to "Vendetta" have added new depth to Moore's work. After rereading the novel last week, I can affirm that the changes made add new depth. The modernization of the film regarding September 11th and the Iraq War bring the story to the present. Also the intense focus on the media's role in daily life is expanded and examined throiugh the film; accidentally skewering punditry and political speeches. Added in is the timeless line "we don't make up the news, that's the government's job."