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V For Vendetta - Opening Scene by Mind Map: V For Vendetta
- Opening
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V For Vendetta - Opening Scene

Preparing

The mirroring

Each character doing the same things

Applying their "face"

Watching TV

Applying their costume

Symmetry, Same camera angles, When Prothero says "Judgment" V's knives are thrust into place - linking judgment and violence.

The TV broadcast

Prothero talking about England's isolation, Close-up on his face to emphasise his power and authority

Sets the dystopian scene

Aggressive political broadcast

Xenophobic, Idea expanded throughout film

Walking to the meeting

Camera shows feet

Shows the characters in the same setting

The Rape

Evey is cornered by "fingermen"

These are the governmnet's secret police

They are abusing their power

Sets the theme of the abuse of power

Dark setting

Sinister tone

Mise en scene

the fingermens' party badges

V's knives, Violence

Guy Fawkes

First told story of Guy Fawkes

The importance of a man over ideas

Ideas cannot love

Close up of Guy Fawkes.s wife crying

Sets tone of political rebellion

Voice-over from Evey

Introduction to the character

Suggests her story to come will be similar

The monologue

V's intro to Evey

Roman numerals, Evey = IV, Places her side by side with V

Words exclusively beginning with V

Shows his intelligence

Intellectually powerful

Another motif

Recurring V

All the way through the film

Becomes the emblem of the revolution

Music swells from a low hum to an intense climax

This is punctured, humorously, by Evey saying, "Are you, like, a crazy person?"