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V for Vendetta .
|According to his own dialogue, what movie is "V"'s favorite?||V For Vendetta
The Count of Monte Cristo. "V" makes sure that Evey watches the 1934 version of "The Count of Monte Cristo" (in which Robert Donat played the title character) with him. Given that the film is all about taking revenge on one's enemies behind a clever disguise, it's not difficult to see why "V" loves the film!
|Late in the film, we learn that "V", years before, admired and drew strength from a woman who had been imprisoned in the cell next to him at the detention facility. This woman, Valerie, had been an actress prior to her imprisonment. What was the name of the movie for which she was most well-known?||V For Vendetta
The Salt Flats. In the letter from Valerie that Evey reads during her imprisonment, Valerie notes that "The Salt Flats" was her most popular movie. "V" later shows Evey a room in which he has framed a poster advertising that very film in honor of Valerie, the woman who saved his sanity during his own incarceration.
|We learn that, years ago, "V" was the subject of bizarre, inhuman experiments at a detention facility. What was the name of this facility?||V For Vendetta
Larkhill. The inmates of the Larkhill Detention Facility were subjected to numerous government experiments involving genetic enhancement, which explains (perhaps) the physical durability of "V".
|Evey tells "V" that, as a child, she appeared on stage in a production of a Shakespeare play. Which one?||V For Vendetta
Twelfth Night. Evey played Viola in the production. "V", a Shakespeare aficionado, is of course quite impressed. He even throws out a Viola quote to Evey at one point.
|Both Evey and "V" recite lines from a famous poem during the film. What date is mentioned in this poem?||V For Vendetta
November 5. The poem is known as "The Bonfire Prayer." The segment of it that we hear more than once in the film is: "Remember, remember, the fifth of November, gunpowder treason and plot. I see no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." This is, of course, a reference to Guy Fawkes, who attempted to destroy Parliament on November 5, 1605.
|What is the last name of Evey (Natalie Portman), the ostensible protagonist of the film?||V For Vendetta
Hammond. We see Evey Hammond's full name several times in the film (on her ID card), and hear it spoken by some of the men seeking her out, as well. (Hammond is also a very popular brand of electric organ.)
|In the futuristic, fascistic England depicted in the film, the most feared branch of the law enforcement structure takes its nickname from a part of the human body. Which part?||V For Vendetta
finger. Mr. Creedy (Tom Pigott-Smith) heads up "The Fingermen", law-enforcement officers who apparently have the power to do anything they want to anyone they choose. Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman) recognizes that she is in grave danger early in the film when she encounters "Fingermen" in a dark alley after curfew.
|We never get a clear view of the face of "V" (Hugo Weaving), as he is always either in disguise, shot from afar, or wearing his very distinctive mask. What historical figure does his mask emulate?||V For Vendetta
Guy Fawkes. The man calling himself "V" clearly takes inspiration from Guy Fawkes, the man who, in 1605, attempted to blow up Parliament due to his extreme disapproval of the governing body.
No. Evey wants to see what is underneath V's mask when they are dancing but he asks her not too. Even after he dies, Evey respects his wishes and never removes the mask. If you notice during the final credits, when they list Hugo Weaving, they show a sketch of the mask, not the actor's face like they do for the others.
I don't want you to die.. He finds peace after she says it and quietly expires. She places him on the train, surrounded by his beautiful red roses and leaves his mask on. She then releases the handle and sends the train, full of explosives, to Parliament.
|When Evey comes back to see V, on November 5, what does he ask her to do?||V for Vendetta
dance with him. He asked her to dance earlier in the movie but it isn't until the end, on the eve of November 5th that she says yes. As they dance, you can see how much they love each other but V knows that his fate does not lie with Evey. He must see his plans through in order to give the people of England a better future.
No. Evey is actually imprisoned by V, who captures her at Gordon's apartment shortly before the Fingermen find her. He imprisons her to test her loyalty and ultimately releases her from her own fears. She, of course, is overcome with rage when she learns that he is responsible for her torture and imprisonment but soon realizes that he actually freed her from herself. She can now be like her parents and make a difference in the world.
|Evey finds a letter from the previous inmate. What was his/her name?||V for Vendetta
Valerie. She was a young actress and was also gay. She fell in love with a woman and lived with her for many years - the best years of her life. However, once the Chancellor came to power, homosexuality was forbidden and both Valerie and her lover were taken away. Valerie wrote the letter on toilet paper, as her last testament, to be found by the next inmate. Valerie's letter gives Evey strength and comfort during her imprisonment.
|When Evey is captured by the police, they initially interrogate her about V's identity and whereabouts. She refuses to answer. What does the guard say to do to her?||V for Vendetta
Process her. By processing her, they shave her hair and strip her of her clothes. She is thrown into a tiny, windowless cell and given food that only a resident rat will eat. She is periodically taken from her cell, interrogated and tortured, but she never reveals the identity of V.
|Evey tricks V and escapes from him. She seeks refuge at her friend Gordon's house. Gordon himself is anti-government and takes Evey into a secret room where there is a poster of the Queen. What does the caption on the poster read?||V for Vendetta
God Save The Queen!. Gordon explains that he admires V for standing up against a government that is intolerant of individuality. Gordon tells Evey that he is a homosexual, which is absolutely forbidden in England's society under the rule of the Chancellor. Evey fears for Gordon's safety but he reassures her that she is welcome to stay with him and hide from the police.
|Evey's parents were political activists when she was younger. The death of their son (Evey's brother) prompted their activism. How did the son die?||V for Vendetta
biological disaster. A government created virus was released at the St. Mary's school where he attended. Dozens of young children died and the government also poisoned the city's water supplies. In the newspaper clippings that Evey reviews, one headline declares that over 80,000 citizens had been killed. This was the government's way of controlling its citizens, by inducing fear and giving rise to a totalitarian system.
|Evey sees V again at the television studio. He is about to be apprehended by a policeman but she intervenes. What does she do?||V for Vendetta
sprays pepper gas in the policeman's eyes. V (played by the talented Hugo Weaving) has just broadcast a message to the entire country, asking for their support and telling them how their controlling government must be taken down. Evey is moved by his message and when she sees that V is about to be caught, she helps him. The guard knocks her unconscious and V carries her back to his home. V saves her because he is afraid that the police would torture her in order to get to him. Unfortunately, V tells Evey that she is now thought to be a conspirator and she must stay with him for a year, until November the 5th, when he plans his final act against the government - destroying the Parliament building.
|Evey goes out after curfew to visit a friend. Who is she going to visit?||V for Vendetta
Gordon Deitrich. Gordon hosts one of the television shows at the studio where Evey (played by the beautiful Natalie Portman) works and is also a close friend. He invites her to dinner but being out after curfew, the Fingermen find her and threaten her. V saves her from being attacked by these men and asks Evey to join him in witnessing his first act of terrorism - the explosion of the Old Bailey tower.
Valerie. Valerie wrote her autobiography on a piece of toilet paper while being kept at the Larkhill detention facility. V was in the cell next to hers, and kept the piece of toilet paper, which he passed down to Evey.
Scarlet Carson. With the flowers, V was avenging Valerie's death. Valerie used to grow Scarlet Carsons with her girlfriend, until they were both killed because they were "different".
Gordon. Evey had a piece of paper with Gordon's address on it the first night she met V. Later at the Shadow Gallery, she looked at it again in hopes of escaping.
She blinked a lot.. Evey knew the woman was lying, and found out Prothero didn't die from heart failure, but that V had killed him.
The Shadow Gallery. Evey: "What is this place?"
V: "This is my home. I call it the shadow gallery."
Evey: "It's beautiful."
In the comic book, Finch discovered that the Shadow Gallery was in Victoria Station, which was part of the London Underground.
3:29. Dascomb was also the one who dismantled the bomb. He was about to snip one cord off, when at the last second he snipped the other, and deactivated the bomb set by V.
12. Evey's parents became political activists after her brother died in an epidemic breakout at St. Mary's school. Because of their activism, they were detained and Evey was sent away.
|Lastly, John Hurt plays the chancellor in this film. What is the chancellor's name?||V for Vendetta
Adam Sutler. Chancellor Adam Sutler was intended to be a play on words to famous dictator Adolf Hitler. In the graphic novel series the chancellor's name was Adam Susan but changes were made to make the name more symbolic in the movie version.
Strength through Unity, Unity through Faith. "Strength through Unity, Unity through Faith" is the official slogan of the dictatorship that has taken over England. It suggests that belief in the country and loyalty to the chancellor will make you a strong, willful person in that country.
|During Deitrich's talk show, he humiliates the fake Chancellor and has policemen chase him around to the tune of "Yakkety Sax". Which famous British show is this song from?||V for Vendetta
The Benny Hill Show. The Benny Hill Show, which was is syndication from 1969-1989, has been the front-runner in sketch comedy. His use of the filming style of undercranking, or speeding up the film, was typical in his parodies and made his jokes extremely hilarious.
The Old Bailey. The Old Bailey is a high criminal court in central London that deals with major criminal cases in Greater London and, exceptionally, other parts of England. V destroys the building because it represents justice, whereas V represents anarchy.
|"Remember, remember, the fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot." Both Evey and V recite this line at different points in the movie. From what poem is this excerpt taken?||V for Vendetta
The Bonfire Prayers. "The Bonfire Prayers", which is actualy just one long poem, is recited every November the Fifth. It has been declared Guy Fawkes Day and is considered a national holiday in England.
Natalie Portman. Scarlett Johansson was originally considered for the role of Evey, but was cast aside for Natalie Portman, who was coming off her performance as Padme in "Star Wars". Portman had to be trained by professinal linguists to master the English accent she uses in the movie.