Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remember, remember, the fifth of November

November 5 marks Guy Fawkes Night in the UK. Since this is a British holiday, there aren't very many Hollywood movies that have references to the day. The best I can think of is Hangover Square, in which Laird Cregar takes the body of a woman he murdered and throws it on top of a bonfire of Guy Fawkes effigies. The assembled crowd, thinking that the body is just another effigy, does nothing, enabling Cregar to destroy the evidence and get away with the murder for at least one more reel.

Surprisingly, a search on IMDb doesn't reveal too many British movies with Guy Fawkes references, either, although that probably has to do more with a lot of the items related to keyword searching not being fully indexed. That having been said, there is also one modern movie with references to Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot: V For Vendetta.

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