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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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