Favorite Historical Films

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  1. Clay Knick

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    What are your favorite historical films?
    Some are accurate, some are good entertainment.
    What do you enjoy? Here are a few of my
    favorites:


    Midway, The Horse Soldiers, The Buccaneer, The Alamo, Patton, The Longest Day,
    among many.
     
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    The Lion in Winter, about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Wonderful writing.

    BTW, Peter O'Toole had the distinction of playing Henry II twice — in Beckett and then as the mature Henry.
     
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    The HBO Mini-series "Stalin", with Robert Duvall in the title role.
     
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    Does the Godfather trilogy count? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Saving Private Ryan changed the way will I look at D-Day. Saw it in the theater and it was so realistic I began dodging bullets and shouting orders at the screen. lol

    Enemy at the Gates is another I enjoyed.

    Some other favorites: A Bridge Too Far, The Colditz Story, Das Boot, and Tora! Tora! Tora!
     
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    Dances With Wolves
    PT 109
    The Great Escape
    Shenandoah

    Bill
     
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    Henry V with Kenneth Branaugh
    Glory with Matthew Broderick
    Zulu Dawn/Zulu with Michael Caine

    Love that classic Birth of a Nation!
     
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    300 Spartans.
     
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    Schindler's List. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I am not a fan of the cinema. I think I have been about four times in my lifetime. I did enjoy a picture about Churchill on the telly last evening. It was much of what I remember about him.

    The one war movie I did see was The Green Berets. I think that was around 1968. It seemed rather realistic. Hey, I really liked MASH on the telly.many memories of Korea and much realism.

    Cheers,

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    Probably Pandaemonium a fictionalized account of the life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and some of his contemporaries. It centered on the writing of Kubla Khan.

    My sister likes The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and I understood that Kubla Khan was considered one of the greatest English poems, but this film really made me appreciate both works in a new way.

    -Neil
     
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    On my old soccer team, I used to fill in for the goalkeeper when necessary, although I wasn't very good. The captain (English) used to call me "the Ancient Mariner".

    It wasn't till I read it, that I figured out what he meant...

    It is an ancient Mariner,
    And he stoppeth one of three.
     
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    Galation, I'll find a way to use that joke on my sister next time I see her! [​IMG]

    -Neil
     
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    Glory

    Schindler's List

    Braveheart

    Gods and Generals

    Ghandi

    Amadeus

    Saving Private Ryan

    I think there was a movie I saw as a kid called "The North and the South".
     
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    North and South, Book 1 and Book 2 were two mini-series on Television. (Each 6 hours)

    I'm in a number of the battle scenes in the Book 2 series. For its day (1982ish) it was good, but a far cry from the Gods and Generals of today.

    And LOVE "Glory". Love happy endings! (okay, old joke original with Garfield the Cat - said Old Yeller was his fav movie because of the happy ending - they shoot the dog!)

    [ September 27, 2003, 02:46 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob Griffin ]
     
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    Gettysburg

    Braveheart, though its historical accuracy sure left a lot to be desired, judging from a bio of William Wallace I later read.

    The beach scene in Saving Private Ryan.

    Patton

    They Were Expendable
     
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    The Great Escape
    Gods and Generals
    The Hiding Place
    Schindler's List
    Shenandoah (big J.Stewart fan!)
    How the West was Won
    Patton
    Saving Private Ryan
    Mutiny on the Bounty (original with Clark Gable)
    Jesus of Nazareth (NBC miniseries)
    The Robe
    Nicholas and Alexandra
    Becket
    A Man for all Seasons
     
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    Hey Dr. Bob,

    I was gona say Henry V (Branaugh) and Glory! You know what the say about great minds... :D

    I'm also a fan of:

    Saving Private Ryan
    The Pianist
    Bridge on the River Kwia
    Blackhawk Down
    Braveheart

    and the classic El Cid.

    Oh yeah, we must not forget the great Sargent York with Gary Cooper. It has a fine display of Christian values (after Alvin York is saved of course).
     

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