Yesterday, I watched a science fiction thriller film called "V for Vendetta". Its concept somehow reminded me of Ayn Rand's books "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged". The film is set in a dystopian future U.K. A mysterious anarchist who calls himself "V" works to destroy the totalitarian government, profoundly affecting the people he encounters.
During the film, I somwhere felt that it closely mirrored Rand's concept of objectivism and utopia.
The film depicts a future Britain. In this future, a party called "Norsefire" has arisen as the ruling power. "V", an anarchist revolutionary dressed in mask, begins an elaborate, violent and theatrical campaign to bring down the government. The way "V" fights against everything that he holds in disregard, serves as a faint reminder of "John Galt's" character from "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. It also had probable roots from "Howard Roark's" character from "The Fountainhead" again by Ayn Rand. At the end of the film too, the question his question of who V was, is answered by stating that he was 'everyone', resembles Atlas's motive. I would however leave further speculation to everyone else who reads the blog and recommend viewing the film. It was a 'different' film. For further analysis on Rand's two epics, you may refer my earlier post under the blog title: Interpretation of "A is A" from Atlas Shrugged - For all Purists.
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