[Marxism] V for Vendetta

Alan Bradley alanb1000 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 3 19:13:30 MDT 2006


From: "Mike Friedman" 
> The (largely white) Vox Populii makes its presence 
> felt only at the end, 

The "largely white" aspect is of course, a result of
the death camps, not a creative failure of Moore or
the film makers.

...

I haven't seen the film yet, but I reread the comics a
few days ago. As usual, a fair bit seems to have been
lost, and other bits added.

The most important change seems to be the loss of the
nuclear war that enabled the fascist takeover in the
original.

The main characterisation of Adam Susan (the character
apparently made into "Sutler" in the film), was that
he was a virgin, had an unhealthy fascination with the
state's computer networks, and was slipping into
madness. Rather one-dimensional, but striking.

Come to think of it, it would be tempting to use that
characterisation for the whole thing, except that the
depth of its historical and cultural references are
far from superficial. So that doesn't work.

How about: "it's pretty cool, but not a useful guide
for revolutionary strategy"?

But then, what pieces of genuinely mass culture are?

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