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Bob K.
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:24 pm:   

http://www.electricstory.com/reviews/review.aspx?title=new/vendetta

(I'd been at the coast all week.)
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PM
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 04:02 pm:   

Always enjoyable.

"Popular culture commonly upchucks the passions of history in distorted form as story panels and chunks of Technicolor." Lots of C and PC :-) and lovin' it.

Constantine was released after League. Moore successfully had his name removed so it's technically accurate to say it isn't his. But he originated it.

V began in '82 and certainly Moore would have been aware of Orwell. But well before the Matrix.
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Bob K.
Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 11:01 pm:   

I just went and saw the movie. I appreciate your review all the more now. Despite its problems, V's obviously a sincere effort, and if Moore can't settle for anything less than total control over his work, then he should never have sold any screen rights. It's an improbable comic-book movie made from an improbable comic book, just like all comic-book movies I've seen. It's a little stronger than the comic in certain places, a little weaker in others, and pretty much faithful in its centerpiece -- Evey's detention and torture. It's got the comic-book melodrama throughout. A good time at the movies, but compromised from the get-go as a political statement.

Good review.




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Lucius
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 04:03 am:   

Yeah, now imagine Samantha Mortion as Evey, Better movie.

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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 10:44 am:   

I loves me some Samantha Morton. If you have not seen MORVERN CALLAR yet, see it.
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Lucius
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:16 am:   

Code 46
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Bob K.
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 11:45 am:   

I just saw your comments about Moore in the other thread, PM. I wasn't aware of all that and was talking out of my ass. I have more respect for him now.
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MarcL
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 12:23 pm:   

It's worth watching Morvern Callar for Morton's performance. The book is much better, even though she's not in it.
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Dave G.
Posted on Monday, March 27, 2006 - 02:16 pm:   

Agreed. Warner's book is much richer and more evocative than Lynne Ramsay's film, although the movie is still quite worthwhile.

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