Sunday, April 02, 2006
V's Soliloquy
In the movie V has this amazing alliterative soliloquy when he introduces himself to Natalie Portman's character, Evey. It's so cool! Just try reading it aloud:

This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, it is vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, and so it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.

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At 4/03/2006 12:18:00 AM, Blogger Charlotte Wyncoop

Wow.

Where did you find it?

 

At 4/03/2006 12:30:00 AM, Blogger Mike Clawson

I just googled for "V soliloquy" and surfed around till I found it on someone else's blog. :)

It's the kind of thing that really makes you love the English language!

 

At 4/18/2006 03:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished, as the once vital voice of the verisimilitude now venerates what they once vilified. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose vis-à-vis an introduction, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."

 

At 12/01/2009 03:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

The copies above aren't true to the movie, here's what's actually said:

Voila! In view, a humble Vaudevillian veteren. Cast vicariously as both victim and villain, by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity is a vestige of the Vox Populi now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice, and vouchsafing the violent and vicious violation of volition!
The only verdict is vengeance. A vendetta held as a votive, not in vain for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you, and you may call me V.

 

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