What do Taylor Swift, a pissed off roommate, Andy Dufresne from “The Shawshank Redemption” and V have in common? They are all master’s at revenge. On this week’s Buzzfeed Block, we’re pairing Buzzfeed’s expertly curated 13 People Who Are Better At Revenge Than You with two of our favorite films “The Shawshank Redemption” and “V for Vendetta.” The fun kicks off on Saturday, July 29th at 8/7c.
Frank Darabont who developed “The Walking Dead” adapted Stephen King‘s novella “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” into “The Shawshank Redemption.” The film, which stars Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, performed tepidly at the box office, but has evolved into one of the best loved and most critically acclaimed films of all time. Plus: Revenge fantasy fuel. Tune in at 8/7c:
“Remember, remember the Fifth of November” and you will remember it after you watch “V for Vendetta” at 11/10c. The screen adaptation of Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s anti-tyranny graphic novel follows Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman), who goes from office drone to freedom fighter in a London of the near future where a mysterious vigilante in a Guy Fawkes mask known only as ‘V’ (Hugo Weaving) wages battle against the fascist regime led by the dictator-like High Chancellor Adam Sutler (John Hurt). Tune in at 11/10c:
This week’s Buzzfeed Block features “The Shawshank Redemption” at 8/7c followed by “V for Vendetta” at 11/10c