Maybe I need to not watch V for Vendetta as my bedtime “yea, I can totally sleep to this” film. I had visions of Guy Fawkes masks dancing through my dreams last night.
Of course, the guy wearing the mask was also riding a chainmaille dragon – but dreams are supposed to be weird. That’s part of their charm. And it’s a no-brainer as to why a dragon made of tiny little rings would feature so heavily in my dreams last night – I’ve agreed to write out a tutorial as to exactly HOW I make such a sculpture, much to the delight of the other Chainiacs in my chainmaille group.
Anyway – I did some digging on one of my favorite films, and came up with the type-up of his introductory speech to Evey.
In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.
*[carves V into wall] *
The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.
Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
I love this little twiddle – simply because I’ve never experienced such an overabundance of words starting with the letter ‘V’ before. The icing on the cake in this case is the performing actor. Hugo Weaving has a very distinct and mesmerizing voice in this piece.
While I was searching for the write up, I realized I’m not the only one out there on the wider web kinda obsessed with this film…plenty of folks out there have taken this (and his other speeches in this film) quite seriously – breaking down the words to more fully explain the concepts behind them. And – in the Reddit translation – they had a bit of fun – using other – more popular – letters of the alphabet to reconfigure his introductory soliloquy. If you need a giggle today – go see what the fans have come up with 😀