20th October 2017

English Practice Essay


It is often what we hear, and not what we see, that a director’s or creator’s message is most engaging – Disagree because both elements contribute to the directors message.

V for Vendetta: 2 scenes – cinematography techniques -> message

Fight Scene and Domino Scene.

“Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, beneath this mask there is an idea Mr Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.” The 2005 film, V for Vendetta, directed by James McTeigue is set in a dystopian future that explores McTeigue’s intention as director of ‘the power of ideas’. In 2028, The United Kingdom has fallen into a state of corruption, since the fascist government party, “Norsefire” has been elected into power. The country lives in constant fear from the nazi-like ruling of the government which has also led to the banishment of homo-sexuals, muslims and immigrants. V is the story’s anti-hero who constantly wears a Guy Fawkes mask throughout the film, and along with Evey, another main character, sets out to bring down the notorious Norsefire party. McTeigue uses both V and Evey to help deliver his message of ‘the power of ideas’ through what the audience both sees and hears in both the Domino scene and Fight scene. This includes cinematography techniques, such as the use of symbolism and dialogue in the Domino scene and slow-motion shots and symbolism again in the Fight scene.

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