Kastlefeer, on a factual note, popular rumor has it that the Wachowski's got involved with Landmark, not the Church of Scientology. I say, "popular rumor", because a LEC grad who looked into it says she found their names on the enrollment records.
as for [i:38737ddc3a]V For Vendetta[/i:38737ddc3a] (again, I have read the comic book but not seen the movie adaptation), as someone said, "all great art nearly says the opposite of what it really says."
if you consider this film a simple endorsement of the value of obedience I really think you have gotten it wrong.
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At one point in the movie the co-protagonist is tortured secretly and brutally by the supposed protagonist. This is supposedly meant to cleanse her from her fears or some such mumbo jumbo as it's presented in the movie.
in the comic book (I haven't seen the film), V convinces Evey think that the secret police have captured her, brutalizes her (in the guise of the police) and attempts to extract from her the information that she thinks will betray V. she refuses. when informed that "they" will execute her. she still doesn't break. her values matter to her more than her own life.
fiction deals with both universals and particulars. you seem to have gotten these confused and think that the story presents a universal message that if a guru submits you to psychological or physical severity that he or she means it for the best. the scenes have a context. if you took those particular scenes out of context, V would, if anything, come off as a total tyrant and evil.
She's been brainwashed and brutalized but that's ok because V is all powerful and faultless.
I do agree than, in V himself, Alan Moore created an unrealistically uncorruptible symbol, what AM's compatriot Michael Moorcock called a "Magic Parent" who you can always, ultimately trust. (almost every work of fiction has at least one characer like that.)
Welcome to an obvious power vacuum (V kills the chancelor and his second in command) and social choas because the only solution is destruction.
the comic book has V saying that a period of disorder will follow the collapse of the government, after which he thinks (know?) that a more equitable form of anarchy will evolve. whether or not this would happen IRL, who knows. in the comic book, authorial intent seems to indicate that will happen.
We'll free you mind and you can do the dirty work.
sure. because up until that point the government and its allies (media and religion) had not only informed the ideology, it can taken care of all the "dirty work" itself, which included imprisoning, jailing, torturing those who threatened it and having largesse over the people who allowed that state of affairs to continue.