Quotations from V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta is a science-fiction action dystopian thriller film about a woman who helps a freedom fighter known as "V" fight against a totalitarian society. The film is set in 2020 when the world has environmental blight and the United Kingdom is ruled by a totalitarian government. The movie begins when "V" takes over a state-run British Television Network and rescues Evey Hammond from attempted rape. He then takes her in and shows her what he does and why he does it. Directed by James McTeigue. Starring Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, and John Hurt. Based on the comic book of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
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V for Vendetta received positive reviews upon its release and saw great financial success. The movie is seen as one of the best films of the 2000s and has an extremely large cult following. It is also considered as one of the best films of all-time. Continue reading for quotes from V for Vendetta.
V: It is to Madame Justice that I dedicate this concerto, in honor of the holiday that is sadly no longer remembered, and in recognition of the impostor that stands in her stead. Tell me Evey, do you know what day it is?
Evey Hammond: Um, November the 4th.
V: [midnight church bells ring] Not anymore. Remember, remember the 5th of November. The gunpowder, treason, and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.
V: Penny for the Guy?
Valerie: But America's war grew worse and worse and eventually it came to London. After that there were no roses anymore. Not for anyone.
V: But again, truth be told, if you're looking for the guilty you need only look into a mirror.
V: May I enquire as to how you have avoided detection?
Evey Hammond: A fake ID works better than a Guy Fawkes mask.
V: ...A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world.
Dascomb: Do you have any idea how long it would take to rebuild this facility?
Finch: Do you have any idea what you're doing?
Evey Hammond: Is everything a joke to you, Gordon?
Gordon Deitrich: Only the things that matter.
Lewis Prothero: Strength through unity! Unity through faith!
Evey Hammond: No one will ever forget that night and what it meant for this country. But I will never forget the man and what he meant to me.
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