Tuesday, May 02, 2006

V for Vendetta

I watched this movie 2 weeks ago.The dialogues are impressive.Here I am giving a sample dialogue ,introduction of V(Hugo Weaving) to Evey Hammond(Natalie Portman).

V: 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 it 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.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?

Try translating V's dialogue to a common man's English.
With the help of word-web and my understanding of the movie I tried translating this to a common man's English :) Please go through my translation and correct any errors.

1 comment:

Shadab said...

V: Ha! there you are .I am a humble veteran performer,cast as both victim (Larkhill detention center story) and villain (killer V) by vicissitudes of fate.This mask(on my face) is not symbol of pride.It represents the sentiment shared by common people.It is the vital voice of truth.Initially it is considered as negative(becaue of my means) now it is regarded with respect.This valiant visit is in the pursuit of this mask to destroy worms in this society safe guarding good people(Evey,Evey's friend who hosts the show on the TV against chancellor etc.,).The means followed by me is filled with vengeance, a vendetta for the progress of the country.Undoubtedly this verbiage is my introduction.I am honored to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?