R | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Lilly and Lana Wachowski, huge fans of the original comic series, wrote a draft of the script in the 1990s before they worked on The Matrix (1999), which shares several similar themes.
Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot... But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the ...
In the fighting scene with Creedy's men near the end, in one shot, the last of the bodyguards loads his gun and points it at V. The camera then moves to V who throws his knife at the guard. In the next frame, when the knife hits him in the forehead, the guard's gun is down.
The Warner Bros, DC Comics, Vertigo and Silver Pictures logos are on black-and-white film, and are accompanied by part of the 1812 Overture, thus forming the impression that V is starting a transmission.
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