I who may well be...

Musings from the perspective of a human being who may well be not locatable completely within the usual categories of male or female or gay or straight or transsexual or intersexed or exploiter or exploited or supplier or consumer or performer or spectator.

Friday, March 31, 2006

V for Vendetta

This was my favourite comic book when first published in serial form back in the eighties when I was an impressionable young adult; A guide to anarchy that has shaped my life, with its uncomprising call to integrity and defiance of the brutal rule of authoritarianism.

The film captures all this brilliantly, and I look forward to repeated screenings. The brothers Wachowski, who made the Matrix trilogy, have done a superb job of making this movie entertaining, educational, and absolutely true to the original. Details have been changed, as the original was based in a future twenty years from 1980, but it is truer to the spirit of the original work, with its digs at modern goverment-sponsored atrocities, the governmental creation of terrorism and fear, and the vile corruption (and inevitable weakness) of authoritarianism.

More, it is a shining testament and clarion call to the immortality of freedom.

Why writer Alan Moore insisted on being absent from the credits is just a bearded mystic thing I wouldn't understand, I expect.

See it on the big screen, and let your heart burst with joy for the power of freedom.


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