Remember, remember, the fifth of November, the gunpowder, treason and plot.
The first time I heard that little poem was in the film V for Vendetta (I read the graphic novel later, don’t worry). That’s why today felt like a good time to share this piece of the film’s score by Dario Marianelli:
To borrow from Stephon on Saturday Night Live, this track has everything: plenty of build up, a locomotive tempo, a sense of urgency. That’s probably why I use it often when writing confession scenes that turn into action sequences.
Also, in the spirit of tomorrow’s U.S. elections, let me leave you with this V for Vendetta reminder:
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Government should be afraid of their people.”
Remember, remember, to vote in November.