V for Vendetta (2006 World Release)

When the trailers first started coming out for this movie, I immediately deemed it unworthy and vowed not to see it…Then I saw it and well…I felt like a complete ass.
I couldn’t stop talking about, I recommended it to everyone I came in contact with. And maybe it was the mysterious rebel V or the bad ass action sequences, which won me over. Most likely it was combination of both and then some but whatever it was this film kicks some major revolution ass and at the same time makes your heart go pitter-patter in that girlie girl flick kind of way.

And to top it all off the soundtrack is just some of the best jukebox loving I have heard in a long time. There are a few songs I could pick from this album but since I have previously mentioned the Cat Power’s cover of I Found a Reason and Julie London’s version of Cry Me a River I thought for my All Time Fav #9 it was time to turn the spotlight on Antony & The Johnson’s, Bird Gerhl

Bird Gerhl (mp3 expired)

Antony & The Johnsons (mp3 expired)
V for Vendetta (original soundtrack) [Get it]


6 Responses to “All Time Favorite #9”

  1. Tristesse on January 19th, 2007 7:45 am

    This is less a comment and more of a question (so apologies in advance!): has there been any other film made which depicts a successful revolution in the UK? (I’m sure there must have been but I can’t think of it/them).

    (Comment: the soundtrack is wonderful – I agree – I actually went out and bought it after hearing the Cat Power song via ‘Untitled’)

  2. drainpip on January 19th, 2007 8:18 am

    28 Days Later… heheh… I kid, I kid.

    I missed a couple of films on my top ten list, this was the greatest of my travesty. Out of my top ten list (which this film should have been high up on), this is definitely the movie I will watch the most – I already have it memorized.

    And I’m one of the people that Rach told I must see it – so thanks for that :)

  3. Andy on January 19th, 2007 8:57 am

    I loved this movie. And the soundtrack is excellent too. I will never think of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture the same way again.

    You should check out the book this was based on. It’s 10 times better. The writing is superb and they flesh the characters out a whole lot more.

  4. Rachel on January 19th, 2007 11:53 am

    T, no apology necessary…I am trying to think and was actually hoping Pip would step in here but alas I will have to think and get back to you.
    As for you getting the soundtrack via hearing it here….Well that just made me so damn proud. Thanks!

    Pip, omitting V from your fav 2006 list was a travesty indeed…I don’t know if I will ever forgive you. I kid, I kid. ;-) Actually considering IMDb references its release as 2005 and Amazon references it as being 2006 I can see how it may have gotten lost in the shuffle.

    Andy, amen to that! And now I think you have totally sparked my interest and I will go this evening to pick up the book. Did you read the book first or see the movie first?

  5. Andy on January 19th, 2007 2:44 pm

    I read the book first and I can see why they made some of the changes for the movie. Otherwise, it would have been a long movie!

  6. FiL on January 20th, 2007 3:58 pm

    Hmm, another film that lingers on my must see list…

    Going back a comment, if I may, the Eyes of Love track is indeed a charmer. I really like the parping ska synth!!!

    Viva la revolucion!

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