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The airing of V for Vendetta on Chinese state television- its positive and negative effects on the Chinese people, media and cen
Journalism & Communication
Pages 8 (2008 words)
The Airing of V for Vendetta on Chinese State Television The Chinese state-run movie channel CCTV 6 recently surprised people by airing the anarchist-themed film V for Vendetta. People did not understand why the already banned movie which could easily bring discomfort to the Chinese political environment was broadcasted on CCTV-6, China Central Television’s movie channel.
Now with the media event in China, the movie has become bone of contention among the common Chinese people and Beijing elite groups alike, and it is likely to cause notable impacts on the Chinese media and population as a whole. The Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman starred film is set in a fictional English community, and exposes a daring, charming freedom fighter known as ‘V’ (Vigilante), who initiates a revolution against a futuristic authoritarian regime. The James McTeigue directed movie is based on the 1982 comic book V for Vendetta written by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. It depicts a futuristic situation in Britain where V has to use radical tactics to fight the oppressive fascist state to regain the state’s freedom. Another main character of the story is Evey, a young woman who is rescued by V from a crucial life-and death condition. As the story progresses, she also identifies her role in the mission carried out by V and voluntarily joins him. V wears the mask of Guy Fawkes and invites all the people to join him to blow up the parliament and thereby regain freedom and justice. Although V’s activities are genuine and reasonable, the corrupt Chancellor deems them as acts of terrorism. ...
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