** in addition, i'm pretty sure channel 4 (UK) did a historical drama /
documentary a couple of years back - in relation to the thesis (was
there a book on the subject recently?) that guy fawkes was "set up"
since the british government was in need of a terrorist scapegoat.
so if you find a copy -- send one to tony blair too...
The IMDB lists a few examples: FATHER CAME TOO (1963), a British film
that apparently includes a number of historical British characters and
the 1971 series farce CARRY ON HENRY. The closest thing to a serious
film seems to be a 1923 silent film titled GUY FAWKES. There is also,
strangely enough, a 1999 comic/horror film titled TOP OF THE FOOD CHAIN,
with Tom Everett Scott as a character named Guy Fawkes (and a woman
character named "Chris Marlowe"). I suspect ex-English majors with too
much time on their hands.
"Only connect" --E.M. Forster
Donald F. Larsson
English Dept., AH 230
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
From: Fred A. Holliday II [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tue 8/12/2003 11:21 PM
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Subject: "Gunpowder" Help
Does anyone know if there has ever been a film about the 17th
"Gunpowder Plot" against Britain's Parliament and inspired "Guy
Thanks for any help anyone can give me!
Fred Holliday II
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