Sunday, February 26, 2006

movie clip at Moviefone

There's a small clip of the movie available at Movifone. The clip, just under a minute and a half, Moviefone: shows Evey being questioned and her head shaved off. You can view it for free by clicking on the previous link.

V for Vendetta Production Notes

The movie website has posted the complete Production Notes, the press packet handed out to journalists to aid in their articles about the movie. You can view noteshere.

A vew other updates to the website include the full movie credits. Interesting to note that the full soundtrack to the movie. Beyond Dario Marianelli's original score, the move also contains:

"The Count Of Monte Cristo"

"The Beginning...AT LAST"
Written and Performed by Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society

"Cry Me a River"
Written by Arthur Hamilton
Performed by Julie London

"The Girl From Ipanema"
Written By Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes and Normal Gimbel
Performed by Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and Joao Gilberto
Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim

"The Duel" and "Love Theme and End Title"
From The Count of Monte Cristo
Written by Alfred Newman and J.H. Wood

"Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars"
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gene Lees
Performed by Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto and Joao Gilberto
Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim

"Yakety Sax"
Written and Performed by Boots Randolph and James Rich

"I Found a Reason"
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Cat Power

"ong Black Train"
Written and Performed by Richard Hawley

"Bird Gerhl"
Written by Antony
Performed by Antony and the Johnsons

"Street Fighting Man"
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones

Written and Performed by Ethan Stoller
With Excerpts from "On Black PowerN " by Malcom X
and "Address to the Women of America" by Gloria Steinem

"Out of Sight"
Written by Jason Pierce
Performed by Spiritualized

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

V for Vendetta on Yahoo! Buzz Log

If any of you frequent the Yahoo! portal, you may have noticed that Yahoo! picked out V for Vendetta as part of it's Buzz Log. It appeared towards the middle of the main page and it led to a small article noticing the increase in Vendetta related traffic of late:

Searches on the film rose 230%, thanks to an inspired trailer and new photos hitting the Web. Star Natalie Portman jumped 448%, and searches on the unrecognizable Hugo Weaving surged 1,041%.

Presumably, these stats reflect search results for Yahoo! and not search engines in total. Still, not too shabby.

Yahoo!'s eggregious omission of mentioning the -.094% increase in traffic to my own Vendetta website was at first insulting, but obviously I can see why Yahoo! wouldn't want to anger Warner Brothers by calling attention to my visually and contentually (sic) superior web site. I forgive them, of course.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

V for Variety Review

As I mentioned earlier, Variety's website has a review of the movie, and I believe it's the first negative review I've seen from the mainstream press. Their synopsis is as follows:

Although often visually striking and undercoated by a compelling sci-fi concept, graphic-novel adaptation "V for Vendetta" feels flat as a storyboard. Chiming faintly with current counterculture vibe in higher-browed films, dystopian "Vendetta" posits a masked "terrorist" hero (Hugo Weaving) trying to overthrow a fascist state in future Blighty. Helmed by James McTeigue, pic suffers from many of same problems as last two installments of producers Andy and Larry Wachowski's "Matrix" franchise: indigestible dialogue, pacing difficulties and too much pseudo-philosophical info. Pic should open with a bang in late March but may fizzle quickly.

You can read the full review here.

Movie website updates

On the off chance you haven't been to the movie website in the last week or so, here's a run down of all the goodies you can now enjoy:

  • New storyboards, drawn by Steve Skroce, laying out V rescuing Evey from the Fingermen
  • Loads of new photos: various shots of Evey, V, and of the cast in general. Also photos from the recent Berlin film festival and movie publicity photos of Evey and V.
  • The full 37-minute press conference about the moive at the Berlin Film festival. You can watch it on the moive's website or download the full Quicktime movie here

Friday, February 17, 2006

Win a Chance to be at the NYC Premiere of V for Vendetta

JVC is sponsoring a contest where the winner will win a trip to NYC and two tickets to the premiere of V for Vendetta. Click here for the details.

And, if you really loved me, you'd prove it by not entering thus giving me a greater chance to win this.

An Interview with David Lloyd

The internet comic magazine Newsarma has a lovely interview with David Lloyd, artist and co-creator of the V for Vendetta comicbook, entitled David Lloyd: A Conversation.

The interview discusses both the comic and the movie, and includes some nice pictures of both. The interview also discusses Lloyd's newest comicbook, a detective thriller called Kickback, due for an American publication this summer.

Updates coming soon

As I'm sure you all realize, I'm not exactly immediate with posting breaking news. There's a number of notable things that I want to post about, but time just has not been on my side.

I'll get to posting direct links this weekend, but in the meantime, I suggested you head over to places like and the movie's website for some new and information. Also check out Variety for the first negative review of the movie I've seen (at least, from a mainstream entertainment source).

I'll be back soon with proper links and all that.

By the way, are there enough people coming to this site that would be interested in a contest with prizes? It'd only pay if I can get a decent amount of people to participate. If you're interested, post a comment in this entry and if I get a large enough response, I'll see about making it happen.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

movie site updates

As promised, the V for Vendetta movie site has the Super Bowl trailer online.

Not only that, they've added a new virtual set, Larkhill, as well as photos of the Guy Fawkes flashback and production photos of a Norsefire rally, as well as storyboards of the Guy Fawkes flashback.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

V to host Super Bowl Halftime show; promises LOTS of fireworks

Sorry for the late posting of this, I've been nursing a serious chest cold this past week....

Anyway, on the movie's website posted a not-so-subtle message hinting that a new trailer will debut during the Super Bowl. Which is tomorrow, February 5.

(Five. Heh.)

They also seem to indicate that the trailer will be available on the website for downloading shortly thereafter.

Not wishing to give the movie site more traffic than I already have (I used to be the #1 Google link, you know; not that I'm bitter or anything), here's the full text from their site:

So, you want a bit more Vendetta, do you? Fine. We can oblige. How about Sunday.

Here's the deal: we're releasing here at the site a few hundred new images in sequence with concurrent audio taken from the movie. For those with the resolution and fast enough computers, we'll be including a version in high definition. That's this Sunday. While likely just a coincidence, this Sunday also marks a fairly big annual event for commercials, which some say is really just breaks between a game of football. There are plenty of details of this for those who know where to look. For us, we'll stick with the commercials.

We said Sunday, right?

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