Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

V for Vendetta



Finally got round to seeing V for Vendetta, and while it does romanticise Guy Fawkes as an revolutionary icon and possibly sows illusions in substitutionalism vis a vis revolutionary organisation, it is also possibly one of the finest films I have ever seen about a future British revolution, made against a fascist dictatorship. Indeed, I am still a little stunned that it got made to be honest - it is quite simply superb, and the acting/casting is excellent. The other outstanding film I saw recently was Lars von Trier's 'Mandalay' - which together with his Dogville - contitutes one of the hardest hitting demolitions of the racism of modern American society that exists on film. One can only hope von Trier turns his attention to British colonialism at some point in the future.

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At 3:17 am, Blogger badmatthew said...

Yes, but weren't you worried that the street crowd was really much to close to the Palace of Westminster for the final conflagration and far to many of them were going to get hurt. 'Move back' I say, 'take care, watch out'.

 
At 5:15 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

I was surprised to see Stephen Fry had escaped from his prison cell in time to make it back for the final march...

 
At 6:07 pm, Blogger minifig said...

Euch. Forget about V the film and read the original comic. It's a billion times better, far more interesting and just generally wonderful. Forget this Hollywood pap.

 

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