Remember, remember the fifth of November, right? "V for Vendetta" taught us all that rhyme. Now that the actual date is upon us, you're probably getting ready to throw on the DVD and settle in for movie night. Here's some tips on how to do it better.
This is going to be a list in some cases of products you'd want to acquire in order to improve your full enjoyment of the Alan Moore-penned classic and subsequent adaptation. But if you're a true anarchist, you don't want to support Warner Bros, the multinational corporation that owns the rights. Never fear, here's how you can get your fill of Fawkes masks without aiding The Man.
Of course, you'll want to read the original. "V for Vendetta," written by comics uberkind Alan Moore and pencilled by David Lloyd, is considered one of the best pieces of graphic literature ever. The best way to read it would be by getting DC Comic's Absolute Edition, where the pages are enlarged to let you see every stroke of a pen and grain on the paper. It can be found on eBay for about $100, which will allow you to read it without lining the Warner's pockets. If you really want to avoid DC (and therefore the WB), you can find the original British "Warrior" magazine it was serialized in, but single issues go upwards of $80. Your decision, Evey.
You can find V/Guy Fawkes masks in many shops and online storefronts, but you think either man went down to the corner store and just bought his? Of course not, real anarchists make their own. There's a bunch of tutorials and guides out there, but I prefer this one on Socialphy.
You don't already own it? Well Amazon has the Blu-Ray used for less than $6. Honestly, Moore hated the movie and Lloyd mostly likes that Anonymous has adopted the mask as their icon. If you really want to dig into the world of V, look into what it was like living in Margaret Thatcher's England. Many documentaries exist on the woman who inspired a 1997 where homosexuals and minorities were outlawed. You could see the Meryl Streep film, but then you'd be supporting 20th Century Fox.
So enjoy your 11-5. just don't blow anything up. I do not condone that.