V for Vendetta: The Movie and the Book

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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
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In this story, V was the one to struggle for human rights.
“I hate the indifferent. I believe that living means taking sides. Those who really live cannot help being a citizen and a partisan. Indifference and apathy are parasitism, perversion, not life. That is why I hate the indifferent.” (Gramsci, 58)
Obviously, a person should not be indifferent. V wanted to protect himself and the citizens of his homeland. When reading the graphic book or watching a movie, there is always a question: why was V the first to struggle? Why did not the citizens of England came out to the streets to protect themselves? The answer is rather clear for those who know at least something about philosophy and psychology of human minds. The point is that there was a strong ideology in the post nuclear war English society. However, in one of his book, Althusser mentioned that
“…an ideology always exists in an apparatus, and its practice, or practices. This existence is material.” (170)
Ideology has become such a strong part of the society that it became the culture. Culture s something that every human being accepts and tries to follow.
“The whole world is passed through the filter of the culture industry.” (Horkheimer and Adorno, 89)
The alternative reality showed in the movie and the graphic book V for Vendetta was cruel. However, I should admit that people allowed fascists to create such ideology, such culture and everyday life.
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