Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent, To blow up the King and Parli'ment. Three-score barrels of powder below, To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd, With a dark lantern and burning match. Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring. Holla boys, holla boys, God save the King! And what should we do with him? Burn him!"
V for Vendetta isn't exactly an obscure film, but with the proliferation of Guy Fawkes masks popping up around the world at various "Occupy" protests, it seemed like a good time to go back and revisit this film. I was going to write up a bit more commentary, but I found a great quote from the director (see below) that I think will convince any regular No Agenda listener who hasn't seen the film to check it out.
—James McTeigue, Director
"We felt the novel was very prescient to how the political climate is at the moment. It really showed what can happen when society is ruled by government, rather than the government being run as a voice of the people. I don't think it's such a big leap to say that things like that can happen when leaders stop listening to the people."
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