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03-07-2014, 08:57 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
I don't watch a lot of movies, but I say that Star Wars: A New Hope was the best historical film.
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03-07-2014, 10:04 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
(03-07-2014 02:49 AM)Dee Wrote:  Glory (1989)

"Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved have been ignored by history due to racism. Those heroes were the all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, headed by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), the son of an influential abolitionist."

An excellent historical representation and movie.

Glory was a decent representation of the training/recruiting of the 54th Mass. It did go Hollywood at the end because they never got into the fort. Shaw was killed in the attack and the unit was slaughtered thus proving that black troops were as willing as white troops to die at the orders of inept commanders.

And Band of Brothers was not only based on real events but real people. Richard (Dick) Winters was the commander of Co. E of the 506th Para Rgt and Robert Sink was commander of the 506th. Surviving members of the company were interviewed for the show.

And I'm not sure why but BoB was far superior to The Pacific...which never seemed to grip me.

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05-07-2014, 07:03 AM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
(03-07-2014 10:04 PM)Minimalist Wrote:  
(03-07-2014 02:49 AM)Dee Wrote:  Glory (1989)

"Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved have been ignored by history due to racism. Those heroes were the all-black members of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, headed by Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), the son of an influential abolitionist."

An excellent historical representation and movie.

Glory was a decent representation of the training/recruiting of the 54th Mass. It did go Hollywood at the end because they never got into the fort. Shaw was killed in the attack and the unit was slaughtered thus proving that black troops were as willing as white troops to die at the orders of inept commanders.

And Band of Brothers was not only based on real events but real people. Richard (Dick) Winters was the commander of Co. E of the 506th Para Rgt and Robert Sink was commander of the 506th. Surviving members of the company were interviewed for the show.

And I'm not sure why but BoB was far superior to The Pacific...which never seemed to grip me.

Also, I believe that indeed, the Blacks did not indeed volunteer.

They where, actualy, forced to actualy fight first.
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16-07-2014, 02:25 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
I liked Kingdom of Heaven.
But then I usually go for any "historical" movie.
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11-08-2014, 01:56 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
John Adams, The Tudors, War Horse, Pearl Harbor, too many...
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11-08-2014, 02:18 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
I was never into the whole WW2 thing, but Band of Brothers was awesome.

My grandfather was in Europe from d-day...very interesting for me, since he never discussed it.


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11-08-2014, 03:08 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
(05-09-2013 10:46 PM)EvolutionKills Wrote:  Enemy at the Gates (2001)




Not a very accurate film...

The actual sniper dual happened near Seelow Heights, and lasted all of two days.

But it's all that love triangle subplot that pisses me off about it... Just seemed unnecessary.

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11-08-2014, 04:26 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
(11-08-2014 02:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I was never into the whole WW2 thing, but Band of Brothers was awesome.

My grandfather was in Europe from d-day...very interesting for me, since he never discussed it.

My dad was like that too, he was in Italy. Would never talk about the fighting except in unguarded moments. He would talk about the conditions they lived under...like 2+ months straight in the mountains on the Gustav Line without hot food, or a change of clothes.

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11-08-2014, 04:36 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
Passion of Christ. Big Grin
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11-08-2014, 06:41 PM
RE: Your Favorite History Based Movies
(11-08-2014 04:26 PM)Minimalist Wrote:  
(11-08-2014 02:18 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  I was never into the whole WW2 thing, but Band of Brothers was awesome.

My grandfather was in Europe from d-day...very interesting for me, since he never discussed it.

My dad was like that too, he was in Italy. Would never talk about the fighting except in unguarded moments. He would talk about the conditions they lived under...like 2+ months straight in the mountains on the Gustav Line without hot food, or a change of clothes.

My dad's history teacher was like that, would only speak about the down time between fighting.

Like he always talked about being in Italy during the battle for the Monty Casino monastery... Standing guard by the road in pissing rain for 7 hours, while and endless stream of tanks and trucks carrying British and American troops came by, each one splashing him with filthy water, full of oil and diesel.

My great uncle was an artillery man in North Africa with the 8th Army.... Him and his mates used to find gerbils in the desert and race them.

After Operation Torch he was medically discharged, almost totally deaf from the guns.

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