About V For Vendetta (2005)
When it comes to V For Vendetta we are thrust into a world that has been taken over by a very overreaching authoritarian rule. Our hope to get away from it? “V”. Can a better world be gained even if it seems like only one person is willing to do what it takes?
V for Vendetta is directed by James McTeigue, and written by Lilly Wachowski and Lana Wachowski. It is based on the Alan Moore comic series of the same name. The film stars Hugo Weaving(V), Natalie Portman(Evey), and Stephen Fry (Deitrich). Evey is saved by V when law enforcement agents attempt to abuse their power. She then learns about the mysterious V’s plans to overthrow the corrupt government.
V for Vendetta has influenced many ideas of revolution, from grassroots organizers to hacktivist groups, Anonymous. In our viewing of this fictitious revolution, here are our favorite V for Vendetta quotes!
V For Vendetta Quotes
“Remember, remember the 5th of November, the gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason could ever be forgot.” – V
“Words will always retain their power. Words are for the means to meaning and, for those who will listen, the annunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there?” – V
“Truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.” – V
“People should be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” – V
“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is more, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.” – V
V: I can assure you, I mean you no harm.
Evey: Who are you?
V: Who…’who’ is the form following the function of ‘what’, and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey: Well I can see that.
V: Of course, you can. I’m not questioning your powers of observation. I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
“Voila! In view, humble vaudevillian veteran. Cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the ‘vox populi’ now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin, van guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta. Held as a votive not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.” – V
Evey: Are you, like, a crazy person?
V: I am quite sure they will say so.
“The only thing that you and I have in common, Mr. Creedy, is that we’re both about to die.” – V
“What you have are bullets, and the hope that when your guns are empty I am no longer standing. Because, if I am, you will be dead before you’ve reloaded.” – V
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