Dystopia in the real world

Hunter Thompson

Comparing V, Edward snowden, and Winston

citizenfour

"privacy is dead"

"they documented within 48 hours"

"So primary one on that, I think I've expressed it a couple times online, is I feel the modern media has a big focus on personalities."

"Even if you're not doing anything wrong, you are being watched and recorded.

Citizenfour. Dir. Laura Poitras. Perf. Edward Snowden. HBO, 2014. Film.


1984

"the party is concerned how to discover, against his will, what another human being is thinking (orwell 113)"

"hate week is another one of the methods used by the party to direct peoples feelings (orwell 86)"

"sanity is statistical (orwell 126)"

"the party seeks power entirely for itself. we're not interested in the good of others, we are interested in solely in the power, pure power. (orwell 152)"


V for Vendetta

" is that what you think or is that what they want you to think"

"i just want a chance to talk to her before she disappears into creedys black bag"

"fear became the ultimate tool of this government"

" i didn't put you in prison, i just showed you the bars"

V for Vendetta. Dir. James McTeigue. Perf. V. Warner Bros. Enertainment, 2006. Film.

Comparing V For Vendetta, Citizenfour, and 1984

citizenfour

" i can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom, and basic liberties for people for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine"

" we all have a stake in this, this is our country and the balance of citizenry and government is becoming that of the rule and the ruled as opposed to actually, you know, the elected and the electorate"

" what the government wants is something they never had before. They want total awareness. The question is if we should be allowing that"

Citizenfour. Dir. Laura Poitras. Perf. Edward Snowden. HBO, 2014. Film.


1984

"the only secure basis for oligarchy is collectivism orwell (120)"

"until they become conscious they will never rebel and until they have rebelled they cannot become conscious (orwell 41)"

"power is in tearing down human minds and putting them together again in new shapes of your choosing (orwell 154)"


V for Vendetta

"fear is becoming the ultimate tool of this government"

" people shouldn't be afraid of their government. governments should be afraid of its people"

"Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse."

V for Vendetta. Dir. James McTeigue. Perf. V. Warner Bros. Enertainment, 2006. Film.

Work cited

Citizenfour. Dir. Laura Poitras. Perf. Edward Snowden. HBO, 2014. Film.

V for Vendetta. Dir. James McTeigue. Perf. V. Warner Bros. Enertainment, 2006. Film.

Wilson, Phyllis. "Edward Snowden Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, 05 Mar. 2015. Web. 07 May 2015.

Flowers, Sierra. "V for Vendetta Quotes." By Alan Moore. Xploei, 01 Apr. 2015. Web. 07 May 2015.