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Some time ago I got the (admittedly insane) idea to translate the universe of the film "V for Vendetta" into the Major Arcana of the Tarot.

I'm constructing the images from film screencaps - unfortunately, the filmmakers weren't considerate enough to shoot the exact images I want for this project, so photomanipulation is the only answer. ;P

At any rate, I plan to post my progress here as a way of keeping myself committed to do all 22 images. ^^;
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AranwA-Tari Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
What a wonderful choice for your Death card! This is beautiful!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :aww: I know that the Death card can be more about change than actual death. Delia's acceptance of her death in the film really resonated with me and made that scene more than just a simple killing on V's part.
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AranwA-Tari Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
The Death card in the Major Arcana is more about Death of Ego than Death of the body, so you're spot on there. I have not seen the movie, so I don't know the story... Can I find it online?
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FugueState Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I managed to find it on YouTube - I've no idea if the entire thing is there as I only found part 1, but here's the link: [link] I hope you get the chance to see it!
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AranwA-Tari Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
So far I've seen up to and including part 4 - if it wasn't bedtime for me, I'd keep watching. At least now I know who V and Evey are! Fun to see Stephen Fry in there too... It seems a very English production. How come a "Female/United States" is interested in an English movie, I wonder? Even the subject is English! I like it, though! Thanks for finding the link! BTW, I don't know how long the entire movie is, the parts are - so far - 3 to over 9 minutes long, and I've already seen ';part 13' so I guess the whole thing will be there in small bites :rofl: I'll let you know what I think of it when I've seen the whole movie, ok? Thanks so far!
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FugueState Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I recall seeing a "part 14" in my search, so there are a lot of sections! ;P

I read the graphic novel first (and for all that I love the film, I actually hold that the novel is a more cohesive story :blushes:). It's an extremely strong statement about the potential of the politics of the time it was written (1980s), and one that - sadly - I find a lot to agree with in relation to my own country now.

My attraction to it might be clarified if I mention other works of film/literature that interest me: 1984, Wag the Dog, Fahrenheit 451, Animal Farm... ;)
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AranwA-Tari Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Ah yes, I see where you're coming from! When I was in my teens I was hugely interested in politics and knew everything about the political situation in my country, and partly in yours too. Later I decided that I needed to use my energy on creating my own life, even within the situation I found myself in. I have since moved countries and at least feel at home where I am now - although politically the UK is not much better than the US of A.

I saw in your journal your call to vote. I can't vote either in the UK or in my own country, and I couldn't agree with you more: it's so important to use what voice you have!!! And I have one - small? - gripe in this regard: who gets chosen as the new president of the USA is so incredibly important for the entire rest of the world, yet we don't get a word in edgeways! Your thoughts on this?

I am enjoying this conversation. I exchange lots of messages and notes with several others here on dA, but they are in their teens, and the subjects are very different from this. It's nice to talk with someone a bit 'older'! ;)
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FugueState Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I think our country has been suffering for the past several years under a delusion of self-importance. We've become rather comfortable, and forgotten that responsibility is a partner to privilege.

Well, we were comfortable - it seems some people are finally awakening to what we've done.

I think, to some extent, we actually need to remain a bit uncomfortable in order to truly engage our minds again. It's not a terribly happy thought, but... :shrug: Whether or not we succeed and get things patched up properly depends a bit on how good a showman the next President will be, in my opinion! ;)

I rarely converse on dA due to responsibilities elsewhere, but I've been enjoying this too! :)
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