Thursday, August 16, 2012

ENG 281: Ist Week -- V for Vendetta

[Reminder: set up your own weblog for journal responses at Blogger; read the V for Vendetta handout; read the 1st chapter on "Authenticity" in the course text; and, if you choose to, post a response to this week's films and/or readings on your website. If you have immediate comments/questions about this week's films, about the course, about film and/or writing/thinking about film, you can write them in the comments to this post and I will reply asap]

V for Vendetta (USA/UK/Germany: James McTeigue, 2005: 132 mins)

"Another pro-terrorism film: V for Vendetta." The Anti-Jihad Pundit (March 22, 2006) [This is an anonymous rant that provides a lot of other anonymous rants -- I usually don't use unsubstantiated or unverifiable sources, but I felt that this one was a good example of extreme right-wing reactions to the film]

Beasley-Murray, Jon. "Vendetta." Posthegemony (April 2, 2006)

Boudreaux, Madelyn. "An Annotation of Literary, Historic, and Artistic References in Alan Moore's Graphic Novel, V For Vendetta." (April 27, 1994)

Call, Lewis. "A is for Anarchy, V is for Vendetta: Images of Guy Fawkes and the Creation of Postmodern Anarchism." Anarchist Studies 16: 2 (2008): 154 – 172.

Denby, David. "Blow Up: V for Vendetta." The New Yorker (March 20, 2006)

Faraci, Devin. "V for Vendetta is the Most Dangerous Film of the Year." CHUD (February 27, 2006)

Hoberman, J. "Anarchy in the U.K.: The Wachowski brothers' supremely tasteless take on a visionary 1980s graphic novel." Village Voice (March 7, 2006)

Images of the V for Vendatta mask across the world

Itzkoff, David. "The Vendetta Behind V for Vendetta." The New York Times (March 12, 2006)

Paik, Peter Y. Excerpt from From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010: 150-184. [Available in BCTC Library PN3433.6 P35 2010]

"They are Legion." Best of the Left (January 6, 2011) [Collection of media coverage of/statements by the group Anonymous -- Anonymous members don the V mask when they are in public -- for more articles/essays about Anonymous]

Williams, Tony. “Assessing V for Vendetta.” CineAction #70 (2006): 16-23. [Professor has copy of this]

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