Monday, November 9, 2009

Remember, remember the fifth of November...

"Remember, remember the fifth of November:
The gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot..."

Welcome to the cheery post that was planned to be uploaded on Friday.  My friends and I are ardent fans of V for Vendetta, so we spent this November 5th gathered at my apartment for a special viewing.  We also made another of those delicious Snickerdoodle cakes like the one from this post.  :)


Whitney, Brianne,

and Kylie.  :)

For any of you who haven't seen the film, I highly reccomend it.  It's made my top 10 list.  What follows is a review found at Rotten Tomatoes:

Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V For Vendetta tells the story of a young working-class woman named Evey who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as "V." Profoundly complex, V is at once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, a man dedicated to freeing his fellow citizens from those who have terrorized them into compliance. He is also bitter, revenge-seeking, lonely and violent, driven by a personal vendetta. In his quest to free the people of England from the corruption and cruelty that have poisoned their government, V condemns the tyrannical nature of their appointed leaders and invites his fellow citizens to join him in the shadows of Parliament on November the 5th – Guy Fawkes Day. On that day in 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered in a tunnel beneath Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. He and his co-conspirators had engineered the treasonous "Gunpowder Plot" in response to the tyranny of their government under James I. Fawkes and his fellow saboteurs were hanged, drawn and quartered, and their plan to take down their government never came to pass. In the spirit of that rebellion, in remembrance of that day, V vows to carry out the plot that Fawkes was executed for attempting on November 5th in 1605: he will blow up Parliament. As Evey uncovers the truth about V’s mysterious past, she also discovers the truth about herself – and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to ignite a revolution, bringing freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption.

15 comments:

  1. I loved that movie too. I need to buy it the next time I see it. I don't think another movie stirred me so much, other than "Crash." {Which you MUST see if you haven't.}

    Sounds like a great way to celebrate Nov. 5. Next year, you should dress up as Guy Fawkes like they do in the UK.

    ~ Jen

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  2. V for Vendetta is an awesome movie. I loved it..

    To think that it can acutally happen is a scary thought.

    The snickerdoodle cakes look yum!! I'm definitely going to try it out. thanks

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  4. Jen, I love that one too. :) It's one of those movies that I can only watch every once in a long while though. It makes me kind of sad. :/ And I actually did just mention dressing up to someone. Lol.

    Sonia, you have to let me know how you like the cake if you do try it. Hope it turns out for you! :)

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  5. My friends and I do the same thing every year on Nov. 5th since the movie was released. It's a lot of fun, and a great film to boot. It's usually a fun couple of weeks during the end of October/beginning of November since we also watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show every Halloween. Good times.

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  6. I love to see other people drawing attention to the fifth of November! :)

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  7. Ha my husband loves that movie.. he keeps wanting me to watch it. I really should :)

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  8. love this movie and the cake looks delish too! snickerdoodle is my fave... definitely going to surprise my apt-mates! :]

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  9. i tried watching that movie and for some reason i couldn't get into it. i think i was distracted. who knews? but i'll give it another try :)

    happy monday!

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  10. bananas and ArtTales: You two should definitely give it a try! :)

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  11. I love the movie! ...& thanks so much for the well wishes.

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  12. Mina, you're very welcome! I'm glad you're at least feeling well enough to pop around the blogosphere. :)

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  13. Anytime that movie is on tv, I've got it on! Glad you had a fun day with it!

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  14. I've given you an award!! Stop by my blog to pick it up ^_^

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  15. what a great movie :) we love watching it on the 5th also!

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