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Old 23-07-2005, 15:10   #81
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Old 24-07-2005, 18:36   #82
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What's this film about? Made no sense to me but looked rather interesting.
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Old 24-07-2005, 18:48   #83
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What's this film about? Made no sense to me but looked rather interesting.
Read the graphic novel

In a nutshell - fascist future, indentured masses, genetically enhanced, anarchist freedom fighter (albeit a distinctly ruthless one), the immortality of an ideal.
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Old 24-07-2005, 19:36   #84
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ooooh but do you want to read the graphic novel though? I mean, what happens if you love it and then...well, then you go and see the film...and the film is rubbish (which it may not be of course, I merely base my distaste towards it on the trailer, script reviews and my general admiration towards the graphic novel)?
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Old 24-07-2005, 19:47   #85
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Am I the only one who thought this movie looks god awful!
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Old 24-07-2005, 19:51   #86
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What makes me laugh is that there are people who will quite happily troop to the cinema to watch, say, Star Wars but then wouldn't read a graphic novel like V for Vendetta because "comics are for kids" (not aimed at anyone here).
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Old 24-07-2005, 20:18   #87
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Reviews of the script made me gloomy, but the trailer, against all expectatons, doesn't look bad. Very atmospheric, and the gist of the story appears intact. Looks like they're using the action elements to sell the ideological undertones instead of replacing them. That "Ideas are bullet proof" line is a subtle as a sledgehammer, but makes me cautiously optimistic.
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Old 24-07-2005, 20:30   #88
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Given that the fulcrum of the movie is political, its raison d'etre, you can't really see how they could bowdlerise it too much and still expect it to even vaguely work (unlike From Hell and LXG, which removed any respective subtext/parody and still "worked" - please note I'm using that in the most forgiving sense - as Hollywood movies).

I'm starting to slightly look forward to this now.

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Old 24-07-2005, 20:49   #89
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I thought the trailer looks crap and natalie portman with a shaven head is just wrong
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Whilst I'm still paddling around in unsure territory, I have to admit that that trailer was better than I was expecting. May just have to troop along to the flicks & see it with my own peepers.

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Old 24-07-2005, 22:32   #91
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Damnit - it looks quite good...
Trouble is, I want perfect or rotten. At least with rotten I can forget about it, and not think "Oh, so close!"

Having read the spoilers, some of the changes would be a problem for me...but the trailer looks much better than I would have hoped.

I wonder if they will get away with
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It's got a real chance to strike a chord though - one of my strongest memories of the original comic is the little girl looking up at the cctv camera and swearing.

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Old 25-07-2005, 03:40   #92
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I'm going to be truly stumped if the philosophy makes it in intact. A commercial studio making a 2 hour advert for Anarchy is something I'll believe when I see it.
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Audio interview conference with Joel Silver, Natalie Portman, producer Grant Hill and co-creator David Lloyd here.


Llloyd even compares V against the terrorists who wreaked havoc in London recently .

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Old 25-07-2005, 07:32   #94
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I'm going to be truly stumped if the philosophy makes it in intact. A commercial studio making a 2 hour advert for Anarchy is something I'll believe when I see it.
Which is why I can't see V still
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I have read and heard so many time of how authors (books and comics) of especially the more Fantasy SCI/FI style stories, refuse to have anything to do with Film and TV adaptations of their work. Ex. Alan Moore, Ursula K. LeGuin (for Earthsea) and even highly critisize the adaptations afterwards. With good reason in some cases.

My question is, and espcially in the case of Alan Moore and V for Vendetta, is why agree to allow a film adaptation in the first place? One could say that it is the publisher that decides about the rights, but I would imagine someone like Alan Moore would quite a bit of power in saying what happens to his work.

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Because, as Raymond Chandler apocryphally once said, "Hollywood hasn't done anything to my books: they're still up there on the shelf."

Taking the Hollywood buck lets Moore continue happily with his comics imprint, America's Best Comics, as well as allowing him to indulge in his more, ah, esoteric pursuits...

There's a liitle joke about their (his and O'Neill's) suitcases full of Hollywood greenbacks in TLoEG Vol. 2, iirc.
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Suppose it's how long the option runs and how much smoke has been blown up a given authors butt by confidence trickster producers. I think Gilliam is off a mind that Silver used his name to secure the rights to Watchmen when in fact he had no intention of producing a Gilliam version?
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So basically Moore (and others) publically slag off their adaptations, and have press releases sent out distancing them from said adaptations, but behind the scenes eagerly await the cheque to drop through the letter box?

I may be a bit naive, but isn't that really selling ones self to the almighty $

I suppose we all would, if we could.
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If I had other interests that I cared greatly about that needed financing, and someone was willing to pay me handsomely to adapt something of mine, then, yes, I probably would.

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I think Gilliam is off a mind that Silver used his name to secure the rights to Watchmen when in fact he had no intention of producing a Gilliam version?
If that's the case then he let Gilliam do a helluva lot of preproduction on it.
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So basically Moore (and others) publically slag off their adaptations, and have press releases sent out distancing them from said adaptations, but behind the scenes eagerly await the cheque to drop through the letter box?

I may be a bit naive, but isn't that really selling ones self to the almighty $

I suppose we all would, if we could.
a) DC Comics owns all the rights to V for Vendetta not Alan Moore.

b) Alan Moore now gives his share of movie money to the artist(s) he worked with on a particular piece of work.

c) He's only become vocal about the movies lately. He used to have, as Anephric said, a relaxed Chandler style view of them. This changed after he was accused of plagiarising The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen just so they could make a film from it and Joel Silver started publically spouting off about good Alan Moore thought the adaptation of V was when he'd said no such thing (and when pulled up on it Silver refused to apologise).

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