Man-Size (man_size) wrote,
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Eggy in the basket

I saw V FOR VENDETTA a month ago at a private DC/Vertigo Comics screening and we sat in a small room among a handful of top notch writers, artists, and executives, at the Warner Bros building. SBX couldn't attend so I took my best friend. We loved it. The movie was compelling from its first image to its last. I was deeply moved. The film is a faithful adaptation to the spirit and subversive power of Alan Moore and David Lloyd's ground-breaking comic book [which I hold dear to my heart] while taking severely modernized and editorial liberties. Alan Moore stripped his name from the movie credits [he's become uber-anti-establishment] but I wonder if he were to actually watch this version of his timeless tome would he come to appreciate its spin?

This past Sunday I took SBX to see it, who hails from England, and I was worried that the London setting and the hyper-stylized themes would be too corny and/or too upsetting for her? I warned her that this movie will polarize people. As I watched it a second time with a packed audience, I was moved and thrilled just as I was at the first viewing. And, thankfully, SBX was just as moved and thrilled by its subversive tale, if not more. We both were in NYC on 9/11 and SBX wondered how America would react if it were the White House that was blown up rather than Parliament? Last night, I wished SBX goodnight over the telephone and she was rushing to hit hay so she could read the graphic novel, V FOR VENDETTA, in its pure form. I have to admit, I left that conversation pleased.

In the movie, "eggy in the basket," a certain type of English breakfast [not the tea], is prepared for the female protagonist, twice, by people who deeply care for her. I'd never seen this meal before and it made me curious. Yesterday morning I was searching my refrigerator for food when I came across two slices of whole wheat bread, butter, and eggs. Compelled to adapt British fair, I employed my culinary instincts and went to town. I must say, SBX would have been proud.

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