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SteveGon

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Welcome to my Historical Movies Draft.

We'll be picking films that explore eras and events that are of interest to ourselves.

Participants

SteveGon
John Dhein
Lew Crippen
Chris_Richard
Justin Doring
Brook K
Scott Weinberg
Jim_K




SteveGon

Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Black Robe
Danton
Gettysburg
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Immortal Beloved
Inherit the Wind
The Life of Emile Zola
Lust for Life
Madame Curie
Salt of the Earth
Shackleton


John Dhein

The Best Years of Our Lives
Bonnie and Clyde
Braveheart
The French Connection
Henry V
(1944)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
In Cold Blood
Lawrence of Arabia
M
A Man for All Seasons
Schindler's List
Tombstone


Lew Crippen

Alexander Nevsky
All Quiet on the Western Front
Andrei Rublev
The Battle of Algiers
Gimme Shelter
How the West Was Won
Intolerance
Kundun
The Last Emperor
Man of Aran
Olympiad
The Year of Living Dangerously


Chris Richard

Battleship Potemkin
Becket
Bloody Sunday
Casino
Compulsion
Glory
Lady Jane
Matewan
Midnight Express
Mutiny on the Bounty
(1935)
The Sugarland Express
Tora! Tora! Tora!


Justin Doring***

Amadeus
Apollo 13
Chaplin
Das Boot
The Elephant Man
Elizabeth
The First Great Train Robbery
Henry V
(1989)
The Lion in Winter
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Untouchables
Zulu Dawn


Brook K

Don't Look Back
Germany: Year Zero
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
The Great Moment
A Hard Day's Night
Ivan the Terrible
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Malcolm X
Medium Cool
My Darling Clementine
Spartacus
To Live


Scott Weinberg

Alive
The Amityville Horror
Bugsy
Eight Men Out
Gladiator
Love and Death
Moulin Rouge!
Nickelodeon
Quiz Show
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Three Kings
Tucker: The Man and His Dream


Jim_K

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Chushingura
El Cid
JFK
The Longest Day
Patton
Quest for Fire
Raging Bull
The Right Stuff
Rob Roy
The Wind and the Lion
Zulu





films used

Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Alexander Nevsky
Alive
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amadeus
The Amityville Horror
Andrei Rublev
Apollo 13
Battleship Potemkin
Becket
The Best Years of Our Lives
Black Robe
Bloody Sunday
Bonnie and Clyde
Braveheart
Bugsy
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Casino
Chaplin
Chushingura
Compulsion
Danton
Das Boot
Don't Look Back
Eight Men Out
El Cid
The Elephant Man
Elizabeth
The First Great Train Robbery
The French Connection
Germany: Year Zero
Gettysburg
Gimme Shelter
Gladiator
Glory
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
The Great Moment
A Hard Day's Night
Henry V
(1944)
Henry V
(1989)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
How the West Was Won
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Immortal Beloved
In Cold Blood
Inherit the Wind
Intolerance
Ivan the Terrible
JFK
Kundun
Lady Jane
The Last Emperor
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Life of Emile Zola
The Lion in Winter
The Longest Day
Love and Death
Lust for Life
M
Madame Curie
Malcolm X
A Man for All Seasons
Man of Aran
Matewan
Medium Cool
Midnight Express
Moulin Rouge!
Mutiny on the Bounty
(1935)
My Darling Clementine
Nickelodeon
Olympiad
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Quest for Fire
Quiz Show
Raging Bull
The Right Stuff
Rob Roy
Salt of the Earth
Schindler's List
Shackleton
Spartacus
The Sugarland Express
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Three Kings
To Live
Tombstone
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
The Untouchables
The Wind and the Lion
The Year of Living Dangerously
Zulu
Zulu Dawn

 

ChuckDeLa

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Can we include biopics, like Gandhi, Amadeus, etc?

How historical does it have to be? Is the Vietnam War too recent, for example?
 

ChuckDeLa

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More questions:

Would fictional movies about historical eras be acceptable (for example, most of Kurosawa's work)?

What about movies like Casablanca, which are historical NOW, but weren't at the time?
 

ChuckDeLa

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Never mind my questions (although others might want to know)... even under the most lenient of definitions, I'd have a hard time filling a list of 10. Just not my cup of tea, I suppose.
 

SteveGon

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Okay, we're good to go.

Jan, sorry! I thought about going to 16, but I really think that would be pushing it.

To answer Chuck's questions:

Biopics are fine, as are fictional films that are centered on historical events (Black Robe for instance). Use your own judgement. Personally, I wouldn't call Casablanca a "history" film - it's more about the romance, really, as is The English Patient, a favorite of mine. Anyway, this should make for some interesting discussions. :)


I'm up and here's my first pick:


"Tell me, Professor, can you recall a story from antiquity where two men who are the best of friends, almost brothers, by a trick of fate find themselves on opposing sides in a great war, and then on a given day find themselves facing each other on the same battlefield?"


"We are prepared for a few deaths. But we are never prepared for so many."


"What a piece of work is man, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god." "Well, man may be an angel. But he damn well must be a killer angel."


"General, you must look to your division."
"General Lee....I have no division."



Gettysburg


Up next:

John
Lew
Chris
 

Dheiner

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Amon Goethe: Today is history. Today will be remembered. Years from now the young will ask with wonder about this day. Today is history and you are part of it. Six hundred years ago when elsewhere they were footing the blame for the Black Death, Kazimerz the Great, so called, told the Jews they could come to Krakow. They came. They trundled their belongings into the city. They settled. They took hold. They prospered in business, science, education, the arts. With nothing they came and with nothing they flourished. For six centuries there has been a Jewish Krakow. By this evening those six centuries will be a rumor. They never happened. Today is history.


Schindler's List
 

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