V for Vendetta
“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof”. The film “V for Vendetta” The film “V for Vendetta” directed by James McTeigue holds an idea of rebellion and freedom within society which is presented throughout the full movie. V is the initial character who influences the revolution. It tells the story of a vigilante who is bringing down those who have pledged allegiance to the government that have committed many atrocities that have put Britain in the state they are in. Whilst Every Hammond learns about V’s past and decides she’s willing to help him take down the government. The two cinematography techniques I will use to analyse in both the Domino scene and the Final Fight scene are lighting and music which help me understand the directors purpose of rebellion and freedom within society.
The Dominos scene is an intense significant moment in this film because as an audience we were able to see the impact and chaos that V’s actions were having on society. There was a revolution beginning. The director’s intention of rebellion and freedom is strongly embedded throughout this scene. The director has positioned us as viewers to see that there is always a purpose behind bold actions made from individuals in society and that the rebellion on one can influence millions. The desire for power and freedom that V holds overpowers the countries morals and respect for the government. He has helped educate us on the fact that ideas are bulletproof and if you want to make a change you can. The scene begins by Every spotting a teen spray painting over one of the governments signs “Through unity, unity through faith” in the background was a violin instrumental that was building in intensity. This was the first sign of chaos within the country. The next piece of the montage reveals the chairs people individually in separate frames being integrigated by their leader. As a dark background and low light spotlighting their faces reveal
black- lonely, empty, low light, spotlighting face, dark backgrounds, as if there being interigated
people are isolated from normality