V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche: A Critical Study of the by James R. Keller

By James R. Keller

The 2005 James McTeigue and Wachowski Brothers movie V for Vendetta represents a postmodern pastiche, a suite of fragments pasted jointly from the unique Moore and Lloyd image novel of an identical identify, in addition to a number of allusions to literature, historical past, cinema, song, artwork, politics, and drugs. Paralleling the image novel, the movie at the same time displays more than a few authorial contributions and influences.
This paintings examines intimately the intersecting texts of V for Vendetta. matters comprise the choice dimensions of the cinematic narrative, represented within the film’s conspicuous placement of the portray The girl of Shalott in V’s domestic; the film’s overt allusions to the AIDS panic of the Eighties; and the ways that antecedent narratives similar to Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Huxley’s Brave New World, and Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 characterize shadow texts usually crossing during the total V for Vendetta narrative.

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