Saturday, February 18, 2012

V for Vendetta

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people." - V

In a gripping tale of romance, treason, and action, V for Vendetta reveals a world that is strikingly reminiscent of our own. V for Vendetta warns society of the dangers in blindly giving up their liberty for protection from a governing body. The only thing as incredible as the plot and theme is the music.

The film weaves into its plot a few famous pieces: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (and Yakety Sax, if you so please). On top of that, Dario Marianelli has done some very clever major/minor theme changes I quite enjoyed while watching the film. A bit reminiscent of Beethoven, actually.

For example, during this speech, the subject of the speech is well mirrored by the music that accompanies it.

Taken directly from the soundtrack. Listen for more of the major/minor changes in the beginning.