Sunday, March 05, 2006

V for Nat




V, simbol kebebasan, untuk sebuah dendam!

"Rakyat tidak perlu takut pada kerajaan mereka; kerajaan yang harus takut pada rakyatnya." People should not be afraid of their Governments. Governments should be afraid of their people -- tagline yang memikat.

Kebebasan, pada akhirnya, sekadar sebahagian tagline produk konsumerisme!

Di negara kita, yang autokratik, "kebebasan" sekadar beberapa baris kata di papan iklan, termasuk di billboards pinggir lebuh raya, dan untuk melariskan jualan produk dan servis, termasuk yang dibekalkan oleh syarikat-syarikat kroni elit!

(Apa kurangnya aktivis NGO dan pembangkang kita? Memperjuangkan kebebasan bersuara, freedom of expression [dengan sungguh-sungguh] atau sekadar melaung-laungkan [niat] kebebasan, expression of freedom?)

V untuk dendam -- dendam yang dilepaskan oleh orang yang tertindas akibat elit berkuasa memerintah dengan kuku besi, autoritarianisme.

Lakonan si manis Natalie Portman, V for Vendetta akan ke panggung kita pada 16 Mac ini, kira-kira dua minggu lagi. Laman web rasmi di sini. Untuk koleksi imej filem, klik di sini.

Seorang pejuang, khabarnya sebagai gerila pengganas, yang hanya dikenali sebagai "V" pada suatu hari menyelamatkan seorang gadis daripada tekanan dan penindasan sebuah regim di Britain. Evey, lakonan Natalie, kemudian berpakat dengan V untuk perjuangan pembebasan dalam dunia sarat masa depan.

V, seorang tokoh pejuang yang berkarisma dan licik, menyeru rakyat menentang kezaliman kerajaan.

Jadi, mahu nonton, 'nggak?

Filem futuristik ini karya Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski (adik-beradik yang suka ketawa, dan pembaca buku serius [agak saya!], seperti dilihat pada tiga siri filem Matrix), Dave Gibbons & Alan Moore (penulis asal novel grafik yang menjadi ilham filem ini), dan arahan James McTeigue, seorang pengarah (penuh) baru.

Untuk lihat dengan jelas, untuk besarkan foto-foto di atas, sila klik di atas gambar.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

fathi,
untuk foto ni aku pasti dia memang pakai baju. tapi aku tetap 'tak mahu' tengok baju dia. kau memang pandai pilih foto yang 'membebaskan'... hahaha

Sufian said...

Dude,

George Lucas?

Anonymous said...

Opss, Sufian, terima kasih! Salah baca & salah tulis info pulak. BUKAN George Lucas, ... hehehe Tadi terbaca film review yang lain. Aku dah betulkan di atas. Terima kasih -- Fathi Aris Omar

Anonymous said...

Foto yang membebaskan apa? Tidak ada yang dapat dibebaskan di sini -- semuanya melekat pejal di sini!

N is Not My Name said...

My kind of woman,
intense and deep. :)

Anonymous said...

DEBAT isu “karikatur menghina Nabi” akan diadakan malam (7 Mac / Selasa) di Hotel Crystal Crown, Petaling Jaya jam lapan malam. Seperti yang diramal, pemuda Umno sehingga hari ini masih belum menghantar wakil mereka untuk debat berkenaan.

Mengikut laporan sebelum ini, Dewan Pemuda Pas akan diwakili oleh Hanipa Maidin dan Hasmi Hashim pula mewakili Komunite Seni Jalan Telawi (KsJT). Hasmi beberapa minggu lalu pernah mengeluarkan kenyataan media bahawa tindakan kerajaan menutup Sarawak Tribune adalah dianggap keterlaluan dan mencemoh parti politik yang mendesak PM Abdullah Badawi mengenakan tindakan membungkam Tribune.

Tidak ada sebarang bayaran dikenakan kepada orang ramai yang mahu mengikuti debat berkenaan. —Diana Syed Azman [Sariberita.blogspot.com]

Anonymous said...

Fathi, is it true Government is trying to play down the price hike issue? See Malaysiakini report yesterday...

Play down public fury, press told
Pauline Puah
Mar 6, 06 6:37pm Malaysiakini.com

An official from the Prime Minister’s Department had allegedly ordered editors of all major newspapers to play down the public outcry against the fuel price hike, including coverage of last Friday’s protest in Kuala Lumpur.

“Even before the demonstration, we were ordered not to highlight the issue on grounds that it would further fuel public anger,” one news editor told malaysiakini, in reference to the demonstration outside the Petronas headquarters.

“The officer told us that, while it was all right to run reports on reactions against the price increase, such reports should be played down and that photographs should not be used. He conceded, however, that it would make people more angry if there was a blackout of the protest.”

Another editor said street polls were also discouraged as members of the public are generally unhappy with the drastic increase imposed from Feb 28.

About 2,000 irate protestors, mainly supporters of opposition parties and representatives of non-governmental organisations, staged a noisy but peaceful demonstration outside the Petronas Twin Towers.

This was to protest the biggest single increase in fuel prices over the last two years, ranging between 18.5 percent and 23 percent. This upped petrol prices by 40 percent and diesel by102 percent.

How they played it

A check of all major local newspapers last Saturday showed that coverage of the demonstration was minimal or absent.

Umno-linked English daily News Straits Times did not run a report, while MCA-owned The Star published comments by deputy premier Najib Abdul Razak about the protest.

“Najib said that opposition parties should not stoop so low so as to seek political mileage from the 30-sen fuel price increase,” said The Star report on page 14.

News of the protest did not see light in the two main Malay-language newspapers, the Umno-linked Utusan Malaysia and Berita Harian.

However, Utusan quoted Najib in the last few paragraphs of a report entitled Guna Kuasa Pengguna: Najib (Najib: Invoke consumer power), as saying that he had expected the demonstration by opposition parties “which have never contributed constructively to the country”.

Berita Harian only quoted Najib as advising consumers to invoke their rights in demanding that traders do not take advantage of the price increase.

Chinese-language dailies ran reports on the demonstration without highlighting these.

The largest newspaper Sin Chew Daily provided a five-paragraph report on page 11 with a photograph of the demonstration - the only newspaper to do so.

MCA-owned China Press placed its report on page seven, together with Najib’s comments in another report.

Another MCA-owned newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau only printed Najib’s response to the demonstration.

Oriental Daily News had a brief report on page 19, but placed Najib’s comments on page six.