Today’s date brought back some great memories of one of my favorite movies of all time,’ V For Vendetta’, a dystopian thriller by James McTeigue, it was based on one of the greatest works by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. The reason why I love that movie is not only because it has one of the greatest dialogues, characters and storyline, but because the element and the hidden item they placed inside the movie made me realize that this story was destined to be created. The element is… the V letter.
The use of the letter V in that movie was both prominent and concealed at the same time. An example of the former is when the main character ‘V’ introduced himself to ‘Evey’, another protagonist in the movie, this is what he said:
‘Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villian 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 vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengence; 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.’
It’s like English and terms existed for that movie. When he asks for Evey’s name, he pauses and say’E… V’, E being the fifth letter in the alphabet, and we all know what’s the Roman number for five, (V), and also… V. The lastly mentioned was something hidden.
I started to notice every ‘V’ related items in the movie and I loved how the writer had connected them skillfully in the story. There’s a scene I remember that made me the only one in the cinema theater to laugh, because I was the only one who understood it, I play the piano and there’s a scene in the movie where ‘V’ sneaks on a man who was listening to music, the background music played Beethoven’s 5th symphony, 5th… ‘Roman V’.
The quote in ‘V’s’ mirror, ‘Vi Veri Vniversum Vivus Vici’ are formed of Five V words, and the word Vniversum is actually written with a U, but even though, it was written with the letter ‘V’ because in old Latin, the letter “U” was written as a “V.” I just discovered this fact recently. There are a lot of ‘V’ hidden items but I don’t want to spoil the movie for anyone. You can visit here if you have seen the movie and be amazed .
Some people have that moment when creating art, realizing that what’s around us was made for what we create, you just have to look carefully until eventually you start to see the thin threads that tie them together, and eventually you’ll end up with a masterpiece.