'V for Vendetta' Subverts China
Against All Odds
Published: 12/17/2012 02:30am
In either a surprising lapse of censorship or a surprising liberalization of media, the film based on Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta was shown on China state broadcaster CCTV’s film channel, according to Variety. The film and the mask popularized by it have taken on considerable significance as emblems of anti-establishment political views (see, for example, this re-enactment last month "'V for Vendetta' Finale Re-enacted"), making it an unusually subversive film to make it by the Chinese government’s censors.
Comments on the film on the microblog service Weibo were deleted by censors, according to the report.
|Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Danger: Slippery Slope|
|Rolling for Initiative--The Return of the Microgame (Again)|
|DVD Round-Up: 'Ride Along,' 'Walter Mitty,' 'Mallrats' & More|
|Confessions of a Comic Book Guy--Freedom, Powers and Talents|
|Beyond Good and Legal: Creator Rights in the Era of Peak Geek|
|Ed Sherman of Rising Sun Comics on Kevin Hamric Interview|
|Travis Severance of Millennium Games and Hobbies on 'HeroClix Organized Play'|
|Andy Battaglia of Comics Etc. on 'HeroClix Organized Play'|
|Dave Salisbury of Fan Boy Three on Games Workshop's ' White Dwarf'|
|Joe Krolik of Comics America on Comic Book Variants|
|Singer Pulls Out of WonderCon
And Other Thursday DevelopmentsThe ripple effects of the lawsuit spread far and wide on Thursday.