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Old 08-17-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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What is YOUR favorite Hitsoric movie?

I'll start.

John has a long mustache. repet. John has a long mustache.

The Longest Day (1962), John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum, Eddit Albert, Sean Connery, Peter Lawford, Rod Steiger, Red Buttons, Mel Ferrer, Steve Forest, Roddy McDowell, Robert Ryan, George Segal, Robert Wagner, Arletty, etc.

Epic.

dot dot dot dash
Beethoven's Fifth.

Pluskat's lightbulb moment. You ever notice that the dog knows? It's a proven fact that animals can detect nature's changes before humans can, such as earthquakes, storms, (invasions?) etc. Pluskat's dog has the right idea in the beginning of this clip. This video doesen't show the English subtitles, but Pluskat asked his crew where's my dog. lol.


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Old 08-17-2013, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Casablanca (1942)


Casablanca (1942) HD trailer - YouTube


Schindler’s List (1993)


The Girl in Red - Schindler's List (3/9) Movie CLIP (1993) HD - YouTube

The Thin Red Line (1998)


The Thin Red Line - Trailer - (1998) - HQ - YouTube
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Old 08-17-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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What is YOUR favorite Hitsoric movie?

I'll start.

John has a long mustache. repet. John has a long mustache.

The Longest Day (1962), John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Robert Mitchum, Eddit Albert, Sean Connery, Peter Lawford, Rod Steiger, Red Buttons, Mel Ferrer, Steve Forest, Roddy McDowell, Robert Ryan, George Segal, Robert Wagner, Arletty, etc.

Epic.

dot dot dot dash
Beethoven's Fifth.

Pluskat's lightbulb moment. You ever notice that the dog knows? It's a proven fact that animals can detect nature's changes before humans can, such as earthquakes, storms, (invasions?) etc. Pluskat's dog has the right idea in the beginning of this clip. This video doesen't show the English subtitles, but Pluskat asked his crew where's my dog. lol.

The movie that helped save 20th century fox.
The Cleopatra Disaster

The heralded film Cleopatra made in 1963 was directed by Joseph L. Manklewcz and was filmed on location in Rome. This film starred Elizabeth Taylor as the Queen of Egypt, and her future husband Richard Burton as Marc Antony. This couple brought about more headlines with their romance than the film's budget problems. This movie proved to be a gargantuan financial disaster, leaving 20th Century fox drowning in debt up to their eye balls. Luckily 20th century fox was saved by two movies: The Longest Day made in 1963 and The Sound of Music made in 1965.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Casablanca (1942)

Schindler’s List (1993)

The Thin Red Line (1998)
I'm a Terrence Malick junkie and watch all of his movies. TTRL is right up there with his best work. Agree with Casablanca and Schindler's List also. All great historic movies.
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The movie that helped save 20th century fox.
The Cleopatra Disaster

The heralded film Cleopatra made in 1963 was directed by Joseph L. Manklewcz and was filmed on location in Rome. This film starred Elizabeth Taylor as the Queen of Egypt, and her future husband Richard Burton as Marc Antony. This couple brought about more headlines with their romance than the film's budget problems. This movie proved to be a gargantuan financial disaster, leaving 20th Century fox drowning in debt up to their eye balls. Luckily 20th century fox was saved by two movies: The Longest Day made in 1963 and The Sound of Music made in 1965.
Interesting info on 20thCF.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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"Gallipoli" is the first that comes to mind that would certainly go on my short list.

Maybe "Gandhi", for those that had wide first-run distribution in the USA.

Checking my list of films I gave high marks to in IMDB, I found only three historical titles:

"Something the Lord Made"

"Edvard Munch"

"Marat/Sade"


I'm excluding those that were fictional dramas that reflected an historical era. Considering those, I'd have to list things like:

"Karakter"

"Unberable Lightness of Being".

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Right now, I'd have to say Lincoln. I thought it was very well done, and showed the people and times very well. It was unforgettable how Lincoln had a shawl around his shoulders during the winter. And the office seekers lined up outside his white house office was eye opening as well.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Lawrence of Arabia

A Bridge Too Far

Alamo (The 2001 film)

Nicolas and Alexandria

Zulu

Midway

Schindler's List and Gandhi have already been mentioned.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Lawrence of Arabia


Turks?

Bedu.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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Films about the U.S. - Gone With the Wind or From Here to Eternity. Foreign films - probably the Japanese film Ran.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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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.
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