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Old 08-18-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Soem real good films posted...
When you say 'historic' boy it draws a LARGE period...but I'd love to share mine because I love history!..

'The 300 Spartans'....somebody's got to take some responsibility..
'A Man For All Season'...character shines..
'Twelve O'Clock High'....arguably one of the best films about leadership bar none
'Cromwell'....Kings sometimes need to be put in their place
'The 'Dambusters'..a pretty good British produced WWII film....
'Barry Lyndon'..yer in the 18th century through and through...
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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You're gonna hate me, BlackShoe.

1776.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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der untergang
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The 'Dambusters'..a pretty good British produced WWII film....
Very good film; bouncing bombs.
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der untergang
That one's in my queue. Bruno Ganz.
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Days of Glory (2006)
Now that looks good - added to my queue, thanks.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, texas
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The Spirit of St Louis.
The Right Stuff.
Das Boot
Paths of Glory
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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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.
In the TV series "Little House on the Prairie", there is NO WAY That a Minnesota village doctor in the 1880s would have had a telephone - they barely existed even in NYC.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Casablanca was not a "historical" film. It portrayed current events, as they were perceived to be marketable by the screenwriter and the director at the time. Life in Casablanca may or may not have been accurately reflected in the film, which was intended to portray a politically-correct view of 1942 for the consumption of an American boxoffice, especially anti-Nazi sentiments. Any part of the picture that reflects anything with any accuracy was probably accidental. The film was based on a play that was written before Perl Harbor, so the author's philisophy actually predates US involvement in WWII, and clearly not a historical film in its time.

It was no more historical than "Leave it to Beaver" -- it was an entertainment vehicle designed to capitalize on a market that wished to see the contemporary times through a certain prism. A historical film should, at the very least, have the critical and analytical benefit of hindsight, to separate the true from the false. More like "Hogan's Heroes".

"Casablanca" was, by the way, one of a very tiny number of films about a war that was produced and shown before the end of the war. Most American film storylines from '42 to '45 carefully refused to even acknowledge that there was any strife in the world.

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Old 08-18-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The Spirit of St Louis.
Paths of Glory
I like these two choices. Just rewatched Paths of Glory. The Spirit of St Louis is in my queue.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Michael Collins (1996) starring Liam Neeson.

A fascinating film about an interesting period in Irish history, beginning with the Easter Rising of 1916. It was nominated for two Oscars, and won some lesser awards.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Gone With the Wind
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