My Deamon

Dec. 9th, 2007 11:19 pm
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Remember how back when the first talks of "The Golden Compass" was a-buzz and everyone and their sibling was doing this meme?

Well, seeing as now the movie is out and it's been a while since we did the meme (April), I thought it apropos to do it again.

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I saw The Golden Compass last night with Tami.

It was quite good, very beautiful visually and the actors were good, except for the heroine, Lyra, who sucked... hopefully she'll pull a Daniel Radcliff and improve for the second and third movies.
The Soundtrack left much to be desired as well, but oh the panorama and visual effects! You could really believe a world like that existed!

By far the best thing in the entire movie was her )

Now I'm rereading the books, because I'd forgotten a ton of details and kept asking Tami to remind of things I knew weren't accurate, but couldn't put my finger on. I have all three books the "His Dark Materials" trilogy by Phillip Pullman, which I encourage all the sci-fi/fantasy readers on my f-lest to read and definitely recommend to any and all "regular" book readers, it's just too good a trilogy to pass.

This movie was far superior to every "Harry Potter" movie I've seen to date and the books are also much better written and have a much deeper and more subtle message than "Harry Potter" - which, despite my obsession with the series, I know it to be a very simplistic reading of our world.
"His dark Materials" is beautifully crafted and written, but alas, unlike JKR, Phillip Pullman writes controversy into the books themselves, thus making them less "marketable" than the HP series. Even with the movie and coming franchise of "The Golden Compass" and its sequels, it will never garner as much popularity as HP, simply because the story, from its inception, is not suitable for people under the age of 15, IMO.

The violence and sexuality in "His Dark Materials" is far more apparent and important than in HP, in which sexuality is seen humourously and not so much discussed as the characters grow up, and the violence is so much more casual. In "His Dark Materials", the violence and sexuality are seen as an intricate part of humanity, that if taken away for a "Greater Good", the people are no longer... "people".
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It's all over LJ! What I was supposed to pass it?


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June 2015

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.


-"V for Vendetta"


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