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Old 08-18-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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"Gallipoli" is the first that comes to mind that would certainly go on my short list.
That's the 1981 Peter Weir movie right, with Mel Gibson?
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Casablanca is a historical film?
Casablanca was relatively accurate historically, but was marketed largely as an adventure film; certain political events of the time also helped to make the film relevant.

http://cinewiki.wikispaces.com/Casablanca

Actually, it is considered to be one of the best movies about world war II google it.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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"Glory" and "Apollo 13"
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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Casablanca is a historical film? While this is one of my all time favorite films, have never, up until now, heard it mentioned in that manner. Also wondering if WWII works should be considered as historical films, since these events are relatively recent, within the living memory of many. If they are, perhaps my choice would be Tora! Tora! Tora!, by far the best of the Pearl Harbor films. As far as I have been able to determine, pretty accurate from a historical sense, unlike virtually all so called historical films coming out of Hollywood.
History has no time limit. afaik, yesterday is history.

I agree with Tora Tora Tora, with Toshiro Mifune, and the use of actual December 7, 1941 Sunday Pearl Harbor footage. Akira Kurasawa is uncredited as one of the screenplay writers - another mark in the plus column.
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Apollo 13
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Stalingrad (1993)
in my netflix queue.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:19 AM
 
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Stalingrad (1993)


Stalingrad (1993) - English Trailer - HD - YouTube
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Days of Glory (2006)


Days of Glory - Trailer. - YouTube

Where Eagles Dare (1968)


Where Eagles Dare Official Trailer #1 - Clint Eastwood Movie (1968) HD - YouTube
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Apollo 13 (1995) Trailer - YouTube
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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This poster has long been a very harsh critic of historical films, so much so that when an inaccuracy is spotted the movie experience is ruined. The fact that a film has been a huge success, widely popular, and has earned Oscars, makes the fact that it is dreadfully wrong as to historical facts makes it even worse. Two films that come to mind that fit into this mold are Dances With Wolves and Braveheart, both loaded with inaccuracies. The list of films that have stuck to events and portrayed them as they happened, without deviating, would be a very short one, sorry to say.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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This poster has long been a very harsh critic of historical films, so much so that when an inaccuracy is spotted the movie experience is ruined. The fact that a film has been a huge success, widely popular, and has earned Oscars, makes the fact that it is dreadfully wrong as to historical facts makes it even worse. Two films that come to mind that fit into this mold are Dances With Wolves and Braveheart, both loaded with inaccuracies. The list of films that have stuck to events and portrayed them as they happened, without deviating, would be a very short one, sorry to say.
Which poster? Yourself? The original poster?

How do you know the movies are inaccurate? Because they disagree with a book (that might have been inaccurate)?

It's tough to know exactly what happened in history. We don't even know who killed Kennedy.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Which poster? Yourself? The original poster?

How do you know the movies are inaccurate? Because they disagree with a book (that might have been inaccurate)?.
Myself. Because they disagree with historical facts that have come from many sources, not just from one opinion or book. For example, the Teton Sioux and conditions and events on the Great Plains were very different in 1863 than how they were portrayed in DWWs, this from hundreds of sources.
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