Well, there's always ours, but there's also the first part of a new one at the terrific comics blog The Beat. Heidi Macdonald gets into the real nitty gritty of where V For Vendetta came from and where Moore thinks the film version can go. Is he overreacting? Macdonald challenges him on some key points, but it's clear that he at least feels he's doing the honorable thing. It's a great piece of anti-hype for the pretty good (but not great) film. A sample:

This was one of the things I objected to in the recent film, where it seems to be, from the script that I read, sort of recasting it as current American neo-conservatism vs. current American liberalism. There wasn't a mention of anarchy as far as I could see. The fascism had been completely defanged. I mean, I think that any references to racial purity had been excised, whereas actually, fascists are quite big on racial purity.

He's mostly right here, and I wish I'd gotten into that a little more in my review. The film flinches away from making V a proper anarchist, but in a way the echoes of the current political situation make it more challening. It's not like the fascism it presents isn't thoroughly nasty, either, and there's quite a bit of talk about getting rid of Muslims and the absence of non-white people in the films speaks for itself. Anyway, Moore's full of challenging ideas, as always. And he gets more fascinatingly bitter as the years go by.

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