V for Vendetta: The Movie and the Book

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for Vendetta Introduction Utopic and anti utopic movies and novels have always interested writers and directors from all over the world. In some sense, it is interesting to create new worlds, with new social and political systems. On the other hand, it is interesting, as well, to look for disadvantages of modern society and try to improve them. People were always striving to create a better world, even with words and images. In the past several years, there have been many movies devoted to the issue of future alternative reality. This essay is devoted to one of the alternative reality movies. V for Vendetta was shot in 2006. However, not many people know that in 1982, there was a graphic book V for Vendetta. The movie was based on that very graphic book. The main idea of the essay is to compare and contrast both the movie and the graphic book. The essay will consist of several parts. The first part will contain the analysis of the reality described in the story about V. the second part will be devoted to the comparison between the movie and the graphic book, whereas the in the last part I will contrast them. The idea of the essay is to prove that the movie has almost nothing common with the graphic book and only spoils the impression of the good story. Analysis Sometimes, watching a movie about the alternative reality, one thanks God that it is only a fiction. Some alternative realities pleasure the audience, whereas the others scare. The reality described in the movie V for Vendetta is cruel and scaring. The action takes place in the post nuclear war England. The government is taken by the fascist. The main motto of the country is that strength can be received through the purity, whereas the purity can be obtained through fa... ... middle of paper ... ...mpared to the graphic book, because of many small details that were omitted. Obviously, every person is free to choose whether to watch a movie or to read a graphic book. However, I should admit that the graphic book V for Vendetta showed all the cruelty of the alternative reality brighter than the movie. Besides, the book leaves a reader some ideas and thoughts to think about and to consider. Resources: Althusser L. "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.". 1970. La Pensee. Gramsci A. “Prison letters”. 1996. Pluto Press. Horkheim M., Adorno T. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception.” Original copywrite 1944 Resources: Althusser L. "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses.". 1970. La Pensee. Gramsci A. “Prison letters”. 1996. Pluto Press. Horkheim M., Adorno T. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception.” Original copywrite 1944
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