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Cinemania: best rebels

Posted by Peter Keough  November 5, 2013 10:07 PM

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In 1605 on this date (November 5) Guy Fawkes and other Catholic conspirators were thwarted while attempting to blow up Parliament in the so-called Gunpowder Plot. Though he and his cronies were executed, Fawkes nonetheless had a holiday named after him and his infamy has since lived on through history. To the best of my knowledge, except for a silent made in 1923, he has yet to attain the immortality of having his exploits put on the screen.

But many other revolutionaries and revolutions – both doomed and successful, real and imaginary – have been made into movies. Which do you think are worth celebrating? Include your choices in the comments section or drop a line to me at petervkeough@gmail.com. The deadline for entries is Monday, November 11. We’ll be running the top five on November 17. [Shown is a clip from “V for Vendetta” (2005)]

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