If you’ve watched the footage or seen photos of the Occupy Wall Street protest — or the related protests around the country — you’ve seen activists wearing the Guy Fawkes mask familiar from the film ‘V for Vendetta.’ The mask, a hallmark of protests organized by the Web collective Anonymous, lends the proceedings a certain cinematic quality. This is magnified by the fact that the protests are becoming a movie of their own, ’99 Percent,’ whose creation and funding are as crowdsourced as the protests themselves. Moviefone looked into the Occupy-ers’ fondness for the masks and how they add to the theatricality of the event, even as they (unwittingly, perhaps) help fund one of the very corporate behemoths that the protestors have been railing against.
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