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V for Vendetta (film)

V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. [1]

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Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse

During the war in Iraq that began in March 2003, personnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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Adam Susan

Adam James Susan is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the comic book series (later graphic novel) V for Vendetta, created by writer Alan Moore and illustrator David Lloyd.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Adrian Biddle

Adrian Biddle, (20 July 1952, Woolwich, London – 7 December 2005, London), was an English cinematographer.

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AfterEllen.com and TheBacklot.com

AfterEllen.com, founded in April 2002, is a website that focuses on the portrayal of lesbian and bisexual women in the media.

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Alan Moore

Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell.

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Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti (10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was an Italian Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker.

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Aldwych tube station

Aldwych is a closed station on the London Underground, located in the City of Westminster in Central London.

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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie; 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer.

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Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

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Ambrose Rookwood

Ambrose Rookwood (c. 1578 – 31 January 1606) was a member of the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to replace the Protestant King James I with a Catholic monarch.

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Anarchism

Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates stateless societies, often defined as self-governed, voluntary institutions, but that several authors have defined as more specific institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations.

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Andrea Mantegna

Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431 – September 13, 1506) was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini.

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Anonymous (group)

Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities.

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Antônio Carlos Jobim

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927December 8, 1994) — also known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist.

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Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons is a music group presenting the work of Antony Hegarty and her collaborators.

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Arnolfini Portrait

The Arnolfini Portrait is an oil painting on oak panel dated 1434 by the Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck.

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Astralwerks

Astralwerks is an American-based record label primarily focused on electronic and dance music.

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At the Movies (Australian TV series)

At the Movies is an Australian television program on ABC hosted by film critics Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton, where they discussed the films opening in theatres that week.

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At the Movies (U.S. TV series)

At the Movies (originally Siskel & Ebert & the Movies, and later At the Movies with Ebert and Roeper) was a movie review television program produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television in which two film critics share their opinions of newly released films.

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Babelsberg Studio

The Babelsberg Film Studio (Filmstudio Babelsberg), located in Potsdam-Babelsberg outside Berlin, Germany, is the oldest large-scale film studio in the world, producing films since 1912.

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Bacchus and Ariadne

Bacchus and Ariadne (1522–1523) is an oil painting by Titian.

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Benny Hill

Alfred Hawthorne Hill, known by his stage name Benny Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992), was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his long-running television programme The Benny Hill Show.

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Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of the 16 states of Germany.

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Berlin International Film Festival

The Berlin International Film Festival (Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin), also called the Berlinale, is one of the most reputable media events and one of the world's "Big Three" film festivals (along with Venice and Cannes).

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Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower.

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Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Big Brother is a fictional character or symbol in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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Biological warfare

Biological warfare (BW)—also known as germ warfare—is the use of biological toxins or infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi with the intent to kill or incapacitate humans, animals or plants as an act of war.

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Biometrics

Biometrics refers to metrics related to human characteristics.

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Black nationalism

Black nationalism (BN) advocates a racial definition (or redefinition) of national identity.

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Blu-ray

Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD, BRD) is a digital optical disc data storage format.

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Bossa nova

Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which developed and was popularized in the 1950s and '60s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad.

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Box Office Mojo

Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic, algorithmic way, founded in 1999.

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Cat Power

Charlyn Marie Marshall (born January 21, 1972), also known as Chan Marshall or by her stage name Cat Power, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, occasional actress and model.

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Censorship in China

Censorship in the People's Republic of China (PRC) is implemented or mandated by the PRC's ruling party, the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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China Central Television

China Central Television or Chinese Central Television (formerly "Beijing Television"), commonly abbreviated as CCTV, is the predominant state television broadcaster in mainland China.

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Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), established in 1977, is the premier and the most comprehensive academic research organization and national center in the People's Republic of China for study in the fields of philosophy and social sciences, with the obligation of advancing and innovating in the scientific researches of philosophy, social sciences and policies.

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Christine Daaé

Christine Daaé is a fictional character and the female protagonist of Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera.

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Cinematographer

A cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image.

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Closed-circuit television

Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.

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Conservative Party (UK)

The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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Corcovado (song)

"Corcovado" (known in English as "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars") is a bossa nova song written by Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1960.

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Coroner

A coroner is a government official who confirms and certifies the death of an individual within a jurisdiction.

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Corporate crime

In criminology, corporate crime refers to crimes committed either by a corporation (i.e., a business entity having a separate legal personality from the natural persons that manage its activities), or by individuals acting on behalf of a corporation or other business entity (see vicarious liability and corporate liability).

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Criticism of religion

Criticism of religion is criticism of the concepts, doctrines, validity, and/or practices of religion, including associated political and social implications.

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Cross of Lorraine

The Cross of Lorraine (French: Croix de Lorraine) was originally a heraldic cross.

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Cry Me a River

"Cry Me a River" is a popular American torch song, written by Arthur Hamilton, first published in 1953 and made famous in 1955 with the version by Julie London.

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Curfew

A curfew is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply.

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Dario Marianelli

Dario Marianelli (born June 21, 1963) is an Italian composer of piano, orchestral, and film music.

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David Davis (British politician)

David Michael Davis (born 23 December 1948) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the current elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the parliamentary constituency of Haltemprice and Howden.

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David Graeber

David Rolfe Graeber (born 12 February 1961) is an American anthropologist and anarchist activist, perhaps best known for his 2011 volume Debt: The First 5000 Years.

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David Lloyd (comics)

David Lloyd (born 1950) is a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore.

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David Stratton

David James Stratton AM (born 10 September 1939) is an English-Australian film critic and television personality.

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David Walsh (writer)

David Walsh, born 1 August 1949 in New York City, New York, is a film critic and political writer for the World Socialist Web Site.

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DC Comics

DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.

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Dialectology

Dialectology (from Greek διάλεκτος, dialektos, "talk, dialect"; and -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of linguistic dialect, a sub-field of sociolinguistics.

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Dissident

A dissident, broadly defined, is a person who actively challenges an established doctrine, policy, or institution.

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Easter egg (media)

An Easter egg is an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in an interactive work such as a computer program, video game or DVD menu screen.

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ECHELON

ECHELON originally a code-name, is now used in global media and in popular culture to describe a signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection and analysis network operated on behalf of the five signatory nations to the UKUSA Security Agreement Given the 5 dialects that use the terms, UKUSA can be pronounced from "You-Q-SA" to "Oo-Coo-SA", AUSCANNZUKUS can be pronounced from "Oz-Can-Zuke-Us" to "Orse-Can-Zoo-Cuss".

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Edmond Dantès

Edmond Dantès is a title character and the protagonist of Alexandre Dumas, père's 1844 adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Empire (film magazine)

Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group.

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Ethan Stoller

Ethan Stoller is an American composer, music editor and producer from Chicago, Illinois.

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Evey Hammond

Evey Hammond (born September 1981) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.

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Extraordinary rendition

Extraordinary rendition, also called irregular rendition, is the government sponsored abduction and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another.

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Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Tom Dey, and starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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False flag

False flag (or black flag) describes covert operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them.

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Fear mongering

Fear mongering (or scaremongering or scare tactics) is the use of fear to influence the opinions and actions of others towards some specific end.

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Featurette

Featurette is a term used in the American film industry to designate a film whose length is usually three film reels, or about 24–40 minutes in running time - thus longer than a two-reel short subject but shorter than a feature film.

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Finale (music)

A finale is the last movement of a sonata, symphony, or concerto; the ending of a piece of non-vocal classical music which has several movements; or, a prolonged final sequence at the end of an act of an opera or work of musical theatre.

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Foreshadowing

Foreshadowing or guessing ahead is a literary device by which an author hints what is to come.

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Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of February 2015, approximately 94,700,000 American households (81.4% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former Republican Party media consultant and NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. It launched on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable subscribers. It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States. Fox News Channel has been accused of biased reporting and promoting the Republican Party. Fox News Channel employees have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently, and have denied bias in news reporting.

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Free France

Free France and its Free French Forces (French: France Libre and Forces françaises libres) were the government-in-exile led by Charles de Gaulle during the Second World War and its military forces that continued to fight against the Axis powers as an Ally after the fall of France.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer, and Latin and Greek scholar.

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From Hell (film)

From Hell is a 2001 American horror mystery film directed by the Hughes brothers and loosely based on the graphic novel From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell about the Jack the Ripper murders.

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Gaston Leroux

Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 186815 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction.

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George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.

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Global spread of H5N1

The global spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza in birds is considered a significant pandemic threat.

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Gloria Steinem

Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s.

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Grant Hill (producer)

Grant Hill is an Australian film producer and unit production manager.

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Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

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Guy Fawkes mask

The Guy Fawkes mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London in 1605 in order to restore a Catholic head of state.

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Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain.

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HD DVD

HD DVD (short for High Definition/Density Digital Versatile/Video Disc) is a discontinued high-density optical disc format for storing data and high-definition video.

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High-definition video

High-definition video is video of higher resolution and quality than standard-definition.

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Hilary Henkin

Hilary Henkin is an American screenwriter and producer, nominated for both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her work on the screenplay of Wag the Dog in 1997.

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Homeland Security Advisory System

In the United States, the Homeland Security Advisory System was a color-coded terrorism threat advisory scale.

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Homosexuality

Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

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Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation

The Hugo Awards are given every year by the World Science Fiction Society for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year.

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Hugo Weaving

Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an Australian-British film and stage actor.

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I Found a Reason

"I Found a Reason" is a song by the Velvet Underground, originally appearing on their 1970 album Loaded.

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IMAX

IMAX (an acronym for Image MAXimum) is a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company IMAX Corporation and developed by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw.

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Imogen Poots

Imogen Gay Poots (born 3 June 1989) is an English actress.

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Internment

Internment is the imprisonment or confinement of people, commonly in large groups, without trial.

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Islamophobia

Islamophobia (or anti-Muslim sentiment) is a term for prejudice against, hatred towards, or fear of the religion of Islam or Muslims.

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James McTeigue

James McTeigue (born 29 December 1967) is an Australian film director.

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James Purefoy

James Brian Mark Purefoy (born 3 June 1964) is an English actor best known for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome, and for his role as Joe Carroll, a professor-turned-serial-killer in the TV series The Following.

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Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck (before c. 1390 – 9 July 1441) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges and one of the most significant Northern Renaissance artists of the 15th century.

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Joel Silver

Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and ''The Matrix'' trilogy.

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John Hurt

Sir John Vincent Hurt, (born 22 January 1940) is an English actor.

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John Standing

Sir John Ronald Leon Standing, 4th Baronet (born 16 August 1934), born John Ronald Leon, is an English actor.

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John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse (born between January and April 1849; died 10 February 1917) was an English painter known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style.

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Jonathan Ross

Jonathan Stephen Ross, OBE (born 17 November 1960) is an English television and radio presenter, best known for presenting the BBC One chat show Friday Night with Jonathan Ross during the 2000s.

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Julie London

Julie London (born Gayle Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer, actress and a former pinup model.

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Larkhill

Larkhill is a garrison town in the civil parish of Durrington, Wiltshire, England.

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Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional (Léon; also known as The Professional) is a 1994 English-language French crime thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson.

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Let It Come Down (Spiritualized album)

Let It Come Down is the fourth album by the rock band Spiritualized, released in 2001.

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LGBT

LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for '''l'''esbian, '''g'''ay, '''b'''isexual, and '''t'''ransgender.

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Liberalism in the United States

Liberalism in the United States is a broad political philosophy centered on the unalienable rights of the individual.

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Libertarianism

Libertarianism (liber, "free") is a political philosophy that upholds liberty as its principal objective.

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List of films featuring surveillance

There is a body of films that feature surveillance as a theme or as a plot arc.

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List of V for Vendetta characters

The following is a list of characters within V for Vendetta.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known as the Tube or simply the Underground) is a public rapid transit system serving a large part of Greater London and parts of the home counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Lysergic acid diethylamide

Lysergic acid diethylamide (or or), abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide (INN) and colloquially as acid, is a psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects - which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time, and spiritual experiences - as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture.

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Making-of

In cinema, a making-of, also known as behind-the-scenes, the set or on the set is a documentary film that features the production of a film or television program.

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Malcolm X

MalcolmX (May19, 1925February21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (الحاجّ مالك الشباز), was an American Muslim minister and a human rights activist.

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Margaret Pomeranz

Margaret Pomeranz AM (born 14 July 1944) is an Australian film critic, producer and television personality.

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Martin Walsh (film editor)

Martin Walsh (born 8 November 1955 in Manchester, England) is a film editor with more than 30 film credits dating from 1985.

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Mass surveillance

Mass surveillance is the intricate surveillance of an entire or a substantial fraction of a population.

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Media manipulation

Media manipulation is a series of related techniques in which partisans create an image or argument that favours their particular interests.

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Member of parliament

A member of parliament (MP) is the representative of the voters to a parliament.

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Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin (Menakhem Vol'fovich Begin; 16 August 1913 – 9 March 1992) was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel.

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Mentorship

Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.

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Mildred Pierce (film)

Mildred Pierce is a 1945 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Joan Crawford, Jack Carson and Zachary Scott and featuring Eve Arden, Ann Blyth and Bruce Bennett, in a film noir about a long-suffering mother and her ungrateful daughter.

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Ministries of Nineteen Eighty-Four

The Ministries of Love, Peace, Plenty, and Truth are ministries in George Orwell's futuristic fiction dystopia novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, set in Oceania.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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Morse code

Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment.

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Multi-National Force – Iraq

The Multi-National Force – Iraq (MNF–I), often referred to as the coalition forces, was a military command during the 2003 invasion of Iraq—codenamed "Operation Iraqi Freedom"—and much of the ensuing Iraq War, led by the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia and Poland, responsible for conducting and handling military operations.

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Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; נטע-לי הרשלג; June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American (with dual citizenship) actress, producer, and director.

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Natasha Wightman

Natasha Wightman is an English actress, who trained at Elmhurst Ballet and Theatre School in Camberley, Surrey.

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Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany or the Third Reich (Drittes Reich) are common English names for the period of history in Germany from 1933 to 1945, when it was a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP).

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Neo-fascism

Neo-fascism is a post–World War II ideology that includes significant elements of fascism.

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Neoconservatism

Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s.

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News Corporation

The original News Corporation or News Corp. was an American multinational mass media corporation headquartered in New York City.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English author George Orwell published in 1949.

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (film)

Nineteen Eighty-Four, also known as 1984, is a 1984 British dystopian drama film written for the screen and directed by Michael Radford, based upon George Orwell's novel of the same name.

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Norsefire

Norsefire is the fictional fascist political party ruling the United Kingdom in Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V for Vendetta comic book series.

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Old Bailey

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, commonly known as the Old Bailey from the street on which it stands, is a court in London and one of a number of buildings housing the Crown Court.

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Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Upon the rise of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers Party (the Nazi Party) in Germany, gay men and, to a lesser extent, lesbians, were two of the numerous groups targeted by the Nazis and were ultimately among Holocaust victims.

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Persona

A persona (plural personae or personas), in the word's everyday usage, is a social role or a character played by an actor.

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Philadelphia Weekly

Philadelphia Weekly (PW), is an alternative newspaper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, published every Wednesday.

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Pocket Books

Pocket Books is a division of Simon & Schuster that primarily publishes paperback books.

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Political dissent

Political dissent refers to any expression designed to convey dissatisfaction with or opposition to the policies of a governing body.

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Political sociology

Contemporary political sociology involves, but is not limited to, the study of the relations between state, society and citizens.

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Potsdam

Potsdam, is the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg.

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Presidency of George W. Bush

The presidency of George W. Bush began on January 20, 2001, when he was inaugurated as the 43rd President of the United States of America.

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Propaganda of the deed

Propaganda of the deed (or propaganda by the deed, from the French propagande par le fait) is specific political action meant to be exemplary to others.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский;r; often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English. His names are also transliterated "Piotr" or "Petr"; "Ilitsch", "Il'ich" or "Illyich"; and "Tschaikowski", "Tschaikowsky", "Chajkovskij" and "Chaikovsky" (and other versions; the transliteration varies among languages). The Library of Congress standardized the usage Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893),Russia was still using old style dates in the 19th century, rendering his lifespan as 25 April 1840 – 25 October 1893.

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Quran

The Quran (القرآن, literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanized Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God (الله, Allah).

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Racial policy of Nazi Germany

The racial policy of Nazi Germany was a set of policies and laws implemented in Nazi Germany, asserting the superiority of the "Aryan race", based on a specific racist doctrine which claimed scientific legitimacy.

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Raidió Teilifís Éireann

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Radio Television of Ireland; abbreviated as RTÉ) is a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of Ireland.

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RCS MediaGroup

RCS MediaGroup S.p.A., (formerly Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera) based in Milan and listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, is an international multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital and satellite TV.

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Richard Hawley

Richard Willis Hawley (born 17 January 1967 in Sheffield) is an English guitarist, singer-songwriter and producer.

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Richard Roeper

Richard E. Roeper (born October 17, 1959) is an American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times and who was a co-host from 2010 until 2014 on The Roe and Roeper Show with Roe Conn on WLS-AM.

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Road House (1989 film)

Road House is a 1989 American action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt businessman.

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Robert Keyes

Robert Keyes was a member of the group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605, a conspiracy to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament on 5 November 1605.

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Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his sometimes controversial large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography.

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Roger Allam

Roger Allam (born 26 October 1953) is an English actor, known primarily for his stage career, although he has performed in film, television and radio.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic and historian, journalist, screenwriter and author.

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Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is a website launched in 1998 devoted to film reviews and news; it is widely known as a film review aggregator.

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Rupert Graves

Rupert Graves (born 30 June 1963) is an English film, television, and theatre actor.

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Sarah Warn

Sarah Warn is an American writer and the former editor of entertainment website AfterEllen.com.

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (abbreviated as SNL) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

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Saturn Award

The Saturn Award is an award presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films to honor the top works mainly in science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video.

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Saturn Award for Best Actress

The Saturn Award for Best Actress is one of the annual awards given by the American professional organization, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

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Scotland Yard

Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.

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Secret police

Secret police (sometimes called political police) are intelligence services or police and law enforcement agencies which operate in secrecy, and therefore have little to no transparency, accountability or oversight.

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Silver Pictures

Silver Pictures is an American film production company founded by Hollywood producer Joel Silver during 1985.

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Sinéad Cusack

Sinéad Moira Cusack (born 18 February 1948) is an Irish stage, television and film actress.

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Sky News

Sky News is a 24-hour international, multi-media news operation based in Britain.

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Sound stage

In common usage, a sound stage is a soundproof, hangar-like structure, building, or room, used for the production of theatrical filmmaking and television productions, usually located on a secured movie or television studio property.

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Soundtrack

A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film or TV show; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

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Spiritualized

Spiritualized are an English rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (who often goes by the alias J. Spaceman) after the demise of his previous band Spacemen 3.

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St George's Cross

St George's Cross (or the Cross of St George) is a red cross on a white background.

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St. Sebastian (Mantegna)

St.

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Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (also known by its subtitle as, Attack of the Clones) is a 2002 American epic space opera film directed by George Lucas and written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales.

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State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China (SAPPRFT), formerly known as the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), is an executive branch under the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.

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Stephen Rea

Stephen Rea (born 31 October 1946) is an Irish film and stage actor.

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Steve Moore (comics)

Steve Moore (11 June 1949 – 16 March 2014) was a British comics writer.

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Street Fighting Man

"Street Fighting Man" is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones featured on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet.

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Subversion

Subversion refers to an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy.

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Swastika

The Swastika (also known as the gammadion cross, cross cramponnée, or manji) (as a character: 卐 or 卍) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees.

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Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven)

The Symphony No.

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Thatcherism

Thatcherism describes the conviction politics, economic, social policy, and political style of the British Conservative politician Margaret Thatcher, who was leader of her party from 1975 to 1990.

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The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri; معركة الجزائر; La Bataille d'Alger) is a 1966 war film based on occurrences during the Algerian War (1954–62) against the French government in North Africa, the most prominent being the titular Battle of Algiers.

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The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas (père) completed in 1844.

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The Girl from Ipanema

"Garota de Ipanema" ("The Girl from Ipanema") is a Brazilian bossa nova song.

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The Lady of Shalott (painting)

The Lady of Shalott is an 1888 oil-on-canvas painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse in Tate Britain in London, where it is usually on display, in room 1840 in 2013.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (film)

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 superhero film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.

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The Matrix

The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.

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The Matrix (franchise)

The Matrix is a science fiction action media franchise created by The Wachowskis and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The Numbers (website)

The Numbers is a website that tracks box office revenue and movie sales projection in a systematic, algorithmic way.

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (French: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra) is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.

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The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

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The Wachowskis

Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and her brother, Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski (born December 29, 1967), known together professionally as the Wachowskis and formerly as the Wachowski Brothers, are American film directors, screenwriters and producers.

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The Weather Underground (film)

The Weather Underground is a 2002 documentary film based on the rise and fall of the American radical organization The Weathermen.

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Thomas Percy (Gunpowder Plot)

Thomas Percy (– 8 November 1605) was a member of the group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

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Thriller (genre)

Thriller is a genre of literature, film, videogame stories and television programming that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as its main elements.

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Tim Pigott-Smith

Timothy Peter "Tim" Pigott-Smith (born 13 May 1946) is an English film and television actor and author.

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Time Warner

Time Warner Inc. (TWI, formerly AOL Time Warner, stylized as TimeWarner since 2003) is an American multinational media corporation headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

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Titan Books

Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned British publishing company, established in 1981.

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Titian

Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian, was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school.

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Tony Blair

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

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Totalitarianism

Totalitarianism is a political system in which the state holds total control over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible.

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.

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Trailer (promotion)

A trailer or preview is an advertisement or a commercial for a feature film that will be exhibited in the future at a cinema.

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Undercroft

An undercroft is traditionally a cellar or storage room, often brick-lined and vaulted, and used for storage in buildings since medieval times.

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University Press of Kentucky

The University Press of Kentucky (UPK) is the scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and was organized in 1969 as successor to the University of Kentucky Press.

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Utopian and dystopian fiction

The utopia and its offshoot, the dystopia, are genres of literature that explore social and political structures.

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V (comics)

V is the title character of the comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.

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V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta is a graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd (with additional art by Tony Weare), published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics.

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Vertigo (DC Comics)

Vertigo is an imprint of the American comic book publisher DC Comics.

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Virtual Studios

Virtual Studios LLC was a motion picture financier founded by Benjamin Waisbren and backed by hedge fund Stark Investments.

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Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

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Warrior (comics)

Warrior was a British comics anthology that ran for 26 issues between March 1982 and January 1985.

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Watchmen

Watchmen is an American comic-book limited series published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987, and collected in 1987.

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Westminster

Westminster is an area of central London within the City of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

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Whitehall

Whitehall is a road in the City of Westminster, in central London, which forms the first part of the A3212 road from Trafalgar Square to Chelsea.

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Widescreen

Widescreen images are a variety of aspect ratios used in film, television and computer screens.

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Will to power

The will to power (der Wille zur Macht) is a prominent concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Winston Smith

Winston Smith is a fictional character and the protagonist of George Orwell's 1949 novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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World Socialist Web Site

The World Socialist Web Site (WSWS) is a widely accessed international socialist news site and is the online news and information center of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI).

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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Wurlitzer

The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to as simply Wurlitzer, was an American company started in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1853 by German immigrant Rudolph Wurlitzer.

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Yakety Sax

"Yakety Sax" is a pop-jazz instrumental whose music was jointly composed by James Q. "Spider" Rich and Homer "Boots" Randolph III.

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Yale University

Yale University is a private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as "Number 10", is the headquarters of the executive branch of the British Government and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which, for much of the 18th and 19th centuries and ever since 1905, is also held by the Prime Minister.

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1812 Overture

The Year 1812, festival overture in flat major, Op.

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2010 Panama City school board shootings

The 2010 Panama City school board shootings occurred on December 14, 2010, in Panama City, Florida.

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21 July 2005 London bombings

On Thursday 21 July 2005, four attempted bomb attacks disrupted part of London's public transport system two weeks after the 7 July 2005 London bombings.

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7 July 2005 London bombings

The 7 July 2005 London bombings (often referred to as 7/7) were a series of coordinated suicide bomb attacks in central London which targeted civilians using the public transport system during the morning rush hour.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_for_Vendetta_(film)

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