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Old 05-27-10, 01:36 PM   #26
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2010 Historical Film Challenge

Blu-Ray
DVD
HD(Television)
Netflix Instant Watch
Theater
* First Time Viewing

May 31:
1. Across the Pacific*
2. Taking Chance*
June 1:
3. Unforgiven
4. Duck, You Sucker: AKA A Fistful of Dynamite*
5. Joe Kidd
6. Four of the Apocalypse*
7. Django*
June 2:
8. Bronco Billy
9. Wyatt Earp
June 3:
10. High Plains Drifter
11. Hang'em High
12. Young Guns
13. The Mask of Zorro
June 4:
14. Shenandoah*
15. Appaloosa
June 5:
16. A Reason to Live, A Reason to Die*
17. Racing Daylight*
June 6:
18. They Call Me Trinity*
19. Shutter Island*
June 7:
20. Trinity is Still My Name*
21. Dead Man
June 8:
22. Pale Rider
23. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
June 9:
Nothing
June 10:
24. Cat Ballou*
25. Broken Arrow(1950)*
26. Rio Bravo
June 11:
27. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid*
28. 3:10 to Yuma(1957)*
29. 3:10 to Yuma(2007)
June 12:
30. Rob Roy(1995)
31. Alexander, Revisited: The Final Cut*
June 13:
32. A Fistful of Dollars
33. For a Few Dollars More
34. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
35. Stagecoach*
June 14:
36. The Outlaw Josey Wales
June 15:
37. Patton
38. The Wild Bunch
June 16:
39. Open Range
40. Rocky
41. Rocky 2
June 17:
42. The Naked Spur*
43. Jubal*
44. Rocky Balboa
June 18:
45. Major League
46. Paths of Glory
47. Field of Dreams
48. Jonah Hex*
June 19:
Nothing
June 20:
49. Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Eps 1 & 2 (The Red Serpent & Sacramentum Gladiatorum)*
June 21:
50. Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Eps 3 & 4 (Legends & The Thing in the Pit)*
51. Lonesome Dove (mini-series) [episode "Leaving"]*
52. Lonesome Dove (mini-series) [episode "On The Trail"]*
53. Lonesome Dove (mini-series) [episode "The Plains"]*
54. Red Cliff: Part 1*
55. Red Cliff: Part 2*
June 22:
56. The Young Victoria*
June 23:
57. The Godfather
June 24:
Nothing
June 25:
58. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
59. Cinderella Man
60. The Godfather Part 2
June 26
61. Lonesome Dove (mini-series) [episode "Return"]*
June 27
62. I, Claudius [episode 1: A Touch of Murder / episode 2: Waiting in the Wings]*
63. Blazing Saddles
June 28
64. The White Ribbon*
65. Big Fan*
June 29
66. Kingdom of Heaven*
June 30
67. The Proposition
68. Last of the Mohicans

Spoiler:
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Like Civil War, WW1, WW2, Viet Nam, etc.)
Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Like Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries.

Watch a film that is a recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13)

DECADES - Watch a film that takes place in (these may be War movies, Costume Dramas or anything else in the challenge)
X - 1900s - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
X - 1910s - Duck, You Sucker: AKA A Fistful of Dynamite
1920s
X - 1930s - Cinderella Man
X - 1940s - Across the Pacific
X - 1950s - Shutter Island
1960s
X - 1970s - Rocky
X - 1980s - Major League

Watch a film that takes place during the following centuries:
X - 19th - Four of the Apocalypse
X - 18th - Rob Roy
17th
16th
6th-15th (Middle Ages)
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (27 BCE-5th Century)(Film doesn't have to be about the Roman Empire, but during this time period)
X - Pre-history through Antiquity (?? - 1st Century BCE) (May include Cavemen movies with dinosaurs, like One Million Years B.C.) - Alexander, Revisited: The Final Cut

Watch an Old Testament Biblical film (like 10 Commandments, Samson and Delilah, etc.)
Watch a New Testament Biblical Film (this may overlap with Roman Empire, but should have a Biblical context, like Ben Hur)
Watch an Historical Film on a non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)

Watch any Bio Pic
Watch a Bio Pic of a War participant
watch a Bio Pic of an Historical Person
Watch a Western Bio Pic
X - Watch a Sports Bio Pic - Cinderella Man

Watch a Documentary from each of the following:
War
Western
Historical Event
Biographical (can be a person or group, like the Beatles)
Sport (can be a specific event, team, or sport)

X - Watch a John Ford Western - Stagecoach
X - Watch a John Wayne Western - Rio Bravo
Watch a "Singing Cowboy" Western
X - Watch a Clint Eastwood Western - Unforgiven
X - Watch a Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood) - Duck, You Sucker: AKA A Fistful of Dynamite
X - Watch a Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous) - Blazing Saddles
X - Watch a Western made in the 80s to now - Unforgiven
X - Watch a Western made in the 70s or earlier - Django

Watch 5 Sports films based upon different sports (list the sport)(like Slap Shot, Bad News Bears, Pride of the Yankees, Rudy, etc.)
Rocky
Major League
Big Fan

Wild Cards (6 max): These may be contemporary films that are iconic to their decade, such as Rebel without a Cause, Easy Rider, Saturday Night Fever, etc.
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Old 05-27-10, 03:45 PM   #27
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2010 Historical Film Challenge

*First Time Viewing
Blu-Ray
DVD

May 31:
1. Patton
2. Never So Few*
3. Midway
4. Band of Brothers EP01/Band of Brothers EP02
5. Band of Brothers EP03/Band of Brothers EP04
June 1:
6. Band of Brothers EP05/Band of Brothers EP06
7. Band of Brothers EP07/Band of Brothers EP08
8. Band of Brothers EP09/Band of Brothers EP10
9. The Great Escape
June 2:
10. Flame and Citron*
11. Rio Bravo
12. El Dorado
13. Rio Lobo
June 3:
14. In Harms Way
15. Mister Roberts
16. Winchester '73
17. Bend of the River
June 4:
18. Across the Pacific*
19. They Met in Bombay*
20. Westward the Women*
June 5:
21. Guns of Navarone
22. Force 10 From Navarone
June 6:
23. Deadwood S01EP01/Deadwood S01EP02*
24. Deadwood S01EP03/Deadwood S01EP04*
25. Deadwood S01EP05/Deadwood S01EP06*
June 19:
26. Kelly's Heroes
27. Where Eagles Dare
28. Hang'Em High
June 27:
29. Deadwood S01EP07/Deadwood S01EP08*
30. Deadwood S01EP09/Deadwood S01EP10*
31. Deadwood S01EP11/Deadwood S01EP12*
32. Deadwood S02EP01/Deadwood S02EP02*
32. Deadwood S02EP03/Deadwood S02EP04*
June 28:
32. Deadwood S02EP05/Deadwood S02EP06*
33. Deadwood S02EP07/Deadwood S02EP08*
34. Deadwood S02EP09/Deadwood S02EP10*
June 29:
35. Saving Private Ryan

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Old 05-28-10, 11:31 PM   #28
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June 1
1. Gimme Shelter

June 2
2. Little Dieter Needs to Fly

June 5
3. American Graffiti
4. Go West

June 6
5. Rocky IV

June 7
6. Rocky V

June 12
7. The Outlaw Josey Wales

June 13
8. Red Cliff - Part I

June 14
9. Red Cliff - Part II

June 15
10. Swimming to Cambodia

June 17
11. Ichi

June 18
12. Rocky Balboa

June 19
13. Bonnie and Clyde
14. NBC News Presents: Deep Throat - The Full Story of Watergate

June 20
15. Shutter Island

June 21
16. Don't Look Back (1967)
17. The Last Waltz

June 23
18. The Body Snatcher

June 25
19. Cropsey

June 26
20. Chinatown

June 27
21. El Cid
22. National Lampoon's Animal House
23. The Cove

June 29
24. The Tall T

June 30
25. Decision at Sundown

Total Films Watched=25
First Time Viewings=12


Titles in Blue = Blu-Ray

Spoiler:
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries.
Red Cliff
El Cid

Watch a film that is a recreation of a specific Historical Event

DECADES - Watch a film that takes place in:
1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s Bonnie and Clyde
1940s
1950s Shutter Island
1960s Gimme Shelter
1970s The Last Waltz
1980s Rocky IV

Watch a film that takes place during the following centuries:
19th Go West
18th
17th
16th
6th-15th El Cid
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
Pre-history through Antiquity Red Cliff

Watch an Old Testament Biblical film
Watch a New Testament Biblical Film
Watch an Historical Film on a non-Judeo-Christian religion

Watch any Bio Pic
Watch a Bio Pic of a War participant
watch a Bio Pic of an Historical Person
Watch a Western Bio Pic
Watch a Sports Bio Pic

Watch a Documentary from each of the following:
War Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Western
Historical Event NBC News Presents: Deep Throat - The Full Story of Watergate
Biographical Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Sport

Watch a John Ford Western
Watch a John Wayne Western
Watch a "Singing Cowboy" Western
Watch a Clint Eastwood Western The Outlaw Josey Wales
Watch a Spaghetti Western
Watch a Comedy Western Go West
Watch a Western made in the 80s to now
Watch a Western made in the 70s or earlier The Outlaw Josey Wales

Watch 5 Sports films based upon different sports
Rocky IV

Wild Cards:
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Old 05-29-10, 09:38 AM   #29
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1. Ugetsu (1953) 96 min. Two peasants in 16th century Japan try to take advantage of the war threatening their village. One achieves success in business, the other becomes a false samurai hero by being at the right place at the right time, but both find the costs of their success far greater than they expected. One of the greatest films of all time.
2. Sansho the Bailiff (1954) 124 min. The wife and children of a provincial governor are sold into slavery after he is demoted and exiled for trying to soften the exploitation of the poor in his province. They face a struggle between retaining their humanity by following his teachings of justice and compassion, or slowly climbing back up in the brutal world they live in by assisting in exploiting and crushing their fellow slaves. A harrowing depiction of life in feudal Japan, its Jeffersonian ideals seem somewhat anachronistic, but director Kenji Mizoguchi makes a convincing argument that these are universal values, as at home in Buddhist Japan as in the West in the Age of Enlightenment.
3. Hell's Angels (1930) * 132 min. British pilots fight in France in World War I. The melodrama of the romance between honorable pilot James Hall and slutty aristocrat Jean Harlow, and Hall's efforts to make sure that his cowardly brother (Ben Lyon) does the right thing, are forgettable. The flight scenes are spectacular and the theme of self-sacrifice for the cause carries through to the surprisingly moving conclusion.
4. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 133 min. Classic anti-war film still hits hard. The battle scenes capture the horror of the never-ending slaughter, but the absurdity of Paul's father and his friends explaining to Paul their plans for victory (based on their reading of newspaper accounts of battle) if the troops just push harder, and the obscenity of Paul's former teacher, no longer pretending to teach anything but patriotism and conformity, trying to use Paul to indoctrinate his next, younger class to die for the fatherland, are equally devastating.
5. Wooden Crosses (1932) * 113 min. Covers similar ground to All Quiet on the Western Front, and is an equally great movie, but seems on the whole less sentimental. Does a good job of capturing the monotony between the battle, and the ending perfectly conveys the film's message.
6. No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) * 110 min. College professor is ousted because of his opposition to the policies of the Japanese government after its occupation of Manchuria, and his daughter has to choose between two of his students, a radical who believes that her father hasn't gone far enough, and a conformist who is afraid to challenge the system and gets ahead by betraying his principles and friends. Somewhat weakened by its vagueness about the principles of the professor and the activities of the opposition group, and its rather mystical emphasis on redemption through agricultural labor seems a bit odd, but the performance of Setsuko Hara as the professor's daughter is outstanding.
7. Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953) * 76 min. A movie that doesn't let historical accuracy get in the way of its story, it's a typical 1950s western that happens to be set in 17th century Virginia and uses a few famous names and a famous legend of the period.
8. Glory (1989) * 122 min. The story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, one of the first black units in the US Army, from its formation through its most famous battle at Fort Wagner, near Charleston, SC. The movie unflinchingly depicts the horror of war, while recognizing that the white officers and non-coms and black non-coms and enlisted men were fighting for principles that they were certain were worth their lives.
9. Waterloo Bridge (1931) * 81 min. A prostitute falls in love with a soldier on leave in London during World War I. A well made film with strong performances, especially Mae Clarke in the lead role, although the ending seems a bit of a letdown.
10. Rashomon (1950) 88 min. In 11th century Kyoto, the capital of Japan in the Heian period, a woodcutter recounts four versions of a crime, involving a samurai, his wife and a thief, to his two companions at the Rashomon gate. Whose version is the truth, if any? There are strong performances by the entire cast and innovative cinematography in the first film to produce widespread international acclaim for director Akira Kurosawa.
11. Wild and Wooly (1917) * 72 min. Wild West enthusiast son of a railroad president is sent to scout Arizona town for a possible new spur. The townspeople create an adventure for him, hoping that he will send back a favorable report. Excellent showcase for Douglas Fairbanks' charm and athleticism.
12. Bucking Broadway (1917) * 54 min. Cowboy travels to New York to save fickle fiancee from sinister horse buyer. Early pairing of director John Ford and star Harry Carey.
13. The Last of the Mohicans (1992) * 117 min. Director Michael Mann skillfully adapts James Fenimore Cooper's romance, stripping it down to its essential elements to create a rousing adventure.
14. 1776 (1972) 165 min. The songs are often rather silly, but the story is compelling. The delegates to the Continental Congress wrestle with the conflict between their common interest in opposing British oppression and their individual loyalties to class and state. The ending creates an iconic image of great men, but on the way to July 4th we are shown that they could be petty and parochial, but also visionary and heroic.
15. Elgar (1962) * 55 min. Ken Russell's BBC documentary about one of the premier English composers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The text reveals him as an outsider: a shopkeeper's son who married a general's daughter (her family disinherited her), provincial, Roman Catholic, patriotic but ultimately disillusioned with his society. The combination of music and images reveal his inspirations: the natural beauty of his native Worcestershire, Catholic mysticism, and his passionate love for his wife.
16. Factory Girl (2006) * 99 min. Biography of Edie Sedgwick, poor little rich girl who rebelled against her abusive family by becoming notorious as one of Warhol's superstars. Guy Pearce as Warhol and Sienna Miller as Sedgwick are excellent, but story fails to convince that Edie was a bright light who was under-appreciated before her death, does convince that Andy's true genius was for manipulating his followers rather than for producing art.
17. Fistful of Dollars (1964) 100 min. Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood made a classic western.
18. For a Few Dollars More (1965) 131 min. Classic Sergio Leone western pairs rival bounty hunters Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef in hunt for psychopathic bank robber Gian Maria Volonte and his gang.
19. Back Door To Hell (1964) * 69 min. Three American soldiers join Filipino guerrillas to scout Japanese defenses in preparation for landing on Luzon. Movie focuses on character and motivation as much as on action.
20. Ride In The Whirlwind (1965) * 82 min. Three cowboys cross paths with outlaws with tragic results. Director Monte Hellman's western feels real, and deserves to be much more widely known.
21. The Shooting (1965) * 81 min. Existential western. Woman wants to hire former bounty killer turned miner to guide her to a town. He does it even though he knows something else is going to happen.
22. Just Pals (1920) * 50 min. Town bum takes charge of hobo boy. Amiable comic/melodramatic western takes a jaded view of the "respectable" people of the town. Very good performances by Buck Jones as Bim and George Stone as the boy.
23. Battleship Potemkin (1925) * 71 min. A masterpiece of propaganda (in a good way).
24. A Modern Musketeer (1917) * 69 min. Douglas Fairbanks plays a young man who dreams of becoming D'Artagnan and leaves Kansas to find adventure. He meets a young woman on the way to the Grand Canyon, and must rescue her from the ruthless Hopi leader of a band of outlaws and from the rich bigamist that her mother wants her to marry.
25. The Hellfire Club (1961) * 93 min. Young son of an aristocrat in mid-18th century England flees his evil father, returns as an adult to try to displace his cousin who has assumed the title. Good performances by Keith Michell as the good son and Peter Arne as his bad cousin, and a lot of sword fights.
26. Hell' s Hinges (1916) 64 min. Bad man William S. Hart is reformed by love.
27. His Bitter Pill (1916) * 20 min. Keystone western is a drama with a comic performance by Mack Swain as the sheriff. Mama's boy sheriff is in love with woman who is in love with a man who turns out to be an outlaw.
28. The Toll Gate (1920) 73 min. Outlaw leader William S. Hart is sold out by a traitor in his gang, and tries to go straight after he escapes. Great western.

* First time viewing.

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I don't think I'll get to participate much, for the same reasons that forced me to bow out of hosting, but I'm gonna try. I really want this challenge to succeed!
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June 1
1. Forty Guns (1957)
2. Union Pacific (1939)
3. The Horse Soldiers (1959)
4. Red River (1948)
5. Fixed Bayonets (1951)
June 2
6. Rio Bravo (1959)
7. Dead Man (1995)
8. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
9. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
June 3
10. Cleopatra (1934)
11. Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997)
12. Merrill's Marauders (1962)
12. Downfall (2004)
June 4
13. Immortal Beloved (1994)
14. The Searchers (1956)
June 5
15. Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary (2002)
16. Valkyrie (2008)
June 6
17. Becket (1964)

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Spoiler:

Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Like Civil War, WW1, WW2, Viet Nam, etc.)
1. The Fighting 69th-WWI
2. The Longest Day-WWII
3. Men in War-Korean War
4. The Horse Soldiers-Civil War
5.
Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Like Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (The Hundred Years War)
2. 55 Days at Peking (The Boxer Rebellion)
3.
4.
5.
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries.
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (France)
2. Richard III (England)
3. Marat/Sade (France)
4. [b]Battleship Potemkin[b] (Russia)
5. 55 Days at Peking (China)

Watch a film that is a recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13)
1. The Passion of Joan of Arc

DECADES - Watch a film that takes place inthese may be War movies, Costume Dramas or anything else in the challenge)
1900s Battleship Potemkin
1910s The Fighting 69th
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s Men in War
1960s
1970s Casino
1980s

Watch a film that takes place during the following centuries:
19th Wilde
18th-1776
17th The Devils
16th-La Reine Margot
6th-15th (Middle Ages) 1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1431)
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (27 BCE-5th Century)(Film doesn't have to be about the Roman Empire, but during this time period) 1. Agora (4th century Roman Empire) 2. Sebastiane (4th Century Roman Empire)

Pre-history through Antiquity (?? - 1st Century BCE) (May include Cavemen movies with dinosaurs, like One Million Years B.C.)1. [b]Land of the Pharaohs[b]

Watch an Old Testament Biblical film (like 10 Commandments, Samson and Delilah, etc.)
Watch a New Testament Biblical Film (this may overlap with Roman Empire, but should have a Biblical context, like Ben Hur)
Watch an Historical Film on a non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)

Watch any Bio Pic: Agora-Hypatia
Watch a Bio Pic of a War participant: The Passion of Joan of Arc
watch a Bio Pic of an Historical Person Lady Jane-Lady Jane Grey
Watch a Western Bio Pic
Watch a Sports Bio Pic

Watch a Documentary from each of the following:
War-
Western
Historical Event
Biographical (can be a person or group, like the Beatles) 1. The Ed Sullivan Show, 2/9/1964
Sport (can be a specific event, team, or sport)

Watch a John Ford Western-The Horse Soldiers
Watch a John Wayne Western-The Horse Soldiers
Watch a "Singing Cowboy" Western
Watch a Clint Eastwood Western
Watch a Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
Watch a Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
Watch a Western made in the 80s to now
Watch a Western made in the 70s or earlier

Watch 5 Sports films based upon different sports (list the sport)(like Slap Shot, Bad News Bears, Pride of the Yankees, Rudy, etc.)

Wild Cards (6 max): These may be contemporary films that are iconic to their decade, such as Rebel without a Cause, Easy Rider, Saturday Night Fever, etc.




Memorial Day
1. The Fighting 69th (1940)-A heavily Hollywoodized version of the exploits of the real-life 69th Infantry during WWI. Watch the trailer.

June 1
2. Schindler's List (1993). What else needs to be said? Trailer.

3. Agora (2009)--A depiction of the murder of the Egyptian mathematician and astronomer Hypatia at the hands of a Christian mob in the waning days of the Western Roman Empire, this movie raises disturbing issues of the fragility of reason and logic in the face of hysterical religious zealotry. Watch the trailer.

June 2.
4. The Devils (1971). Ken Russell's thoroughly wacked out adaptation of Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudoun, a nonfiction account of the trial and execution of a French Catholic priest for sorcery in 1634, which shows the uses of propaganda and fear in the furtherance of state control of the masses. Watch the trailer.

June 3
5. Lady Jane (1985) A fairly accurate retelling of the 9-day reign of Lady Jane Grey, played by a very young Helena Bonham Carter and Cary Elwes as her husband who was also beheaded for treason in 1553.

June 6
6. The Longest Day (1962) In commemoration of the 66th anniversary of D-Day

June 7
7. The Ed Sullivan Show: February 9, 1964/The Ed Sullivan Show: February 16, 1964 Back in the long ago days when there were only 3 channels and American pop music was limited to Bobby Rydell and Frankie Avalon, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, an example of the long-extinct variety show, kicking off the British Invasion and Beatlemania. These 2 shows are a snapshot of the popular entertainment found on TV at the time: magicians, comedy teams, and Broadway performers.

June 8
8. Orlando (1992) A spectacularly surreal examination of the roles of men and women, of the dichotomy between art and reality, against a canvas of 450 years of British history.

June 9
9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) One of the greatest, if not THE greatest, films ever made. This is the only film Maria Falconetti ever made, but what a performance! Dreyer used closeups almost exclusively, so that Joan's fear of death and her desire to serve God are etched on her face. This film is mandatory to own for any film fan.

10. Nova: The Riddle of the Sphinx/ Ancient Mysteries: Canals of Venice--Very basic TV documentaries.

June 10
11. Downfall (2004), a terrific film depicting Hitler's last days in his bunker beneath Berlin. I was confused however by the scene where Hitler complains about being kicked off X-Box Live, and bitches about Hillary Clinton not quitting the race, and losing his iPad.

June 11
12. 1776 (1972) It's a shame this film bombed so badly on its initial release, but the mood of the country in the throes of Watergate and the collapse of South Vietnam was not ready for a musical about the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. It's easily one of my favorite film musicals.

13. The Naked Civil Servant (1975). In honor of Pride month, the autobiography of Quentin Crisp, a gay writer and actor who came out as a flamboyantly gay peacock in the 20s when being gay was illegal in Britain, played marvelously by John Hurt.

June 12
14. Marat/Sade (1966)--A marvelously bizarre political tract/discourse on the nature of art that has enough songs in it to qualify as a musical, this film reminds me of Sweeney Todd in its examination of the cruelty of man towards men and the futility of of trying to improve one's conditions. The film is based on the original 1964 RSC production, which depicts mental patients in the asylum at Charenton, France acting out the murder of Jean-Paul Marat under the direction of the Marquis de Sade.

June 14.
15. For Me And My Gal (1942). Spiffy Judy Garland and Gene Kelly musical set against WWI.

June 15.
16. Richard III (1995). Ian McKellen and Richard Loncraine's masterful adaptation of the historical play featuring Shakespeare's most captivating villain.
17. Sebastiane (1973). Derek Jarman's directorial debut. (1) It is super gay (2) The dialogue is entirely in Latin.

June 16
18. La Reine Margot (1994). An adaptation of Dumas' Marguerite Du Valois, portraying the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572 after the wedding of Marguerite and Henri du Navarre who became Henri IV of France 17 years later.
19. The Young Victoria (2009). A fairly meh biopic of Victoria's first few years as queen and her marriage to Albert.

June 18
20. The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth (1970) Catherine of Aragon/ Anne Boleyn
21. The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth (1970) Jane Seymour/ Anne of Cleves
22. The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth (1970) Catherine Howard/ Catherine Parr

June 19
23. Dangerous Liaisons (1988). Of the three filmed versions of De Laclos's scandalous 1782 epistolary novel, this is the best. Glenn Close makes a wonderfully cynical Marquise de Mertueil, and even though I would have preferred Alan Rickman to reprise his RSC performance, John Malkovich is aptly reptilian as the sexual predator, the Viscomte de Valmont.

June 20
24. Battleship Potemkin (1925). Eisenstein's epic account of the abortive 1905 rebellion against Czarist corruption is still as powerful as ever.

June 21
25. Across The Pacific (1942). Extremely hokey anti-Japanese propaganda, but still immensely entertaining.
26. Casino (1995). Martin Scorsese's adaptation of Nicholas Pileggi's true crime story of Frank Rosenthal, a gambling analyst who ran the Mob-owned Stardust Hotel in Vegas during the 70s, and his involvement with the psychotic mobster Tony "The Ant" Spilotro.

June 22
27. Wilde (1997). Although this biopic of the tragic playwright and poet Oscar Wilde, sentenced to prison in 1896 for the crime of being gay, can drag at times, Stephen Fry as Wilde is brilliant.
28. The Harvey Girls (1946). This terrific Judy Garland musical tells the story of the real-life Harvey Girls, hired by Fred Harvey to staff his restaurants that served stops on the Santa Fe rail road.

June 23
29. 55 Days At Peking (1963). Yeah, it's racist in its depiction of Qing China, but it's still an entertaining, albeit long, movie, so it ought to see a DVD release someday. And you can't go wrong with Charlton Heston.

June 24
30. Land of the Pharaohs (1955) Terrific cheesy 50s camp, starring Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington's ancient Egyptian many-greats grandmother.
31. Men In War (1957). Interesting Anthony Mann film that kicks off the TCM Korean War marathon.

June 25
32. The Hindenburg (1975). An entertaining suspense thriller, positing that the destruction of the blimp in 1937 was the act of an anti-Nazi saboteur.
33. The Horse Soldiers (1959)-Late John Ford Western set during the Civil War.

June 26
34. Elizabeth (1998). Historically inaccurate, but still entertaining biopic of the Virgin Queen (or not so Virgin if Doctor Who is to believed)
35. Word Is Out (1977). Watching this documentary from 30 years ago seems like a snapshot from the stone age. The film consists of interviews with gay people about their lives and their struggle growing up gay in the 40s and 50s-being harassed by society at large, by the police, by the mental health industry. I and other gay folks are so lucky to be living in 2010 when gay marriage isn't just an idea but a real possibility and when homophobia is considered tacky by most people.

June 28
36/37. Black Adder II (1986). Bells/Head/Potato/Money/Beer/Chains
38/39. Black Adder The Third (1987). Dish and Dishonesty/Ink and Incapability/ Nob and Nobility/ Sense and Senility/ Amy and Amiability/ Duel and Duality

June 29
40. Wild Card #1. Woodstock (1970). If any documentary could capture a snapshot of America in the 1960s, it's this.

June 30.

41. Wild Card #2. WarGames (1983). Again, this film is iconic of the Reagan Era: Cold War paranoia, Matthew Broderick, and video games

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Re: Historical Film Challenge (War, Westerns, Period, Sports, Biographical)***LIST TH

June 1st
1. El Topo (1970)

June 3rd
2. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

June 5th
3. Blackhawk Down (2001)
4. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)

June 6th
5. The Longest Day (1962)
6. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

June 8th
7. Kagemusha (1980)

June 9th
8. Battle of the Bulge (1965)
9. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

June 10th
10. Andrei Rublev (1966)

June 11th
11. Rashomon (1950)

June 12th
12. Das Boot (1985)
13. The Professionals (1966)

June 13th
14. The General (1926)
15. Eight Men Out (1988)

June 19th
16. Unforgiven (1992)
17. The Wild Bunch (1969)

June 20th
18. The Searchers (1956)

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Re: Historical Film Challenge (War, Westerns, Period, Sports, Biographical)***LIST TH

May 31st
1. The Deer Hunter [1978] new! imdb DVD

June 2nd
2. The 13th Warrior [1999] new! imdb DVD

June 5th
3. A Fistful of Dollars [1964] imdb Blu-Ray
4. For a Few Dollars More [1965] imdb Blu-Ray

June 6th
5. The Deer Hunter commentary [1978] new! imdb DVD
6. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly [1966] imdb Blu-Ray

June 18th
7. Once Upon a Time in the West [1968] imdb DVD

June 19th
8. Schindler's List [1993] new! imdb DVD

June 26th
9. Once Upon a Time in the West commentary [1968] new! imdb DVD

June 30th
10. A Fistful of Dollars commentary [1964] imdb Blu-Ray


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Re: Historical Film Challenge (War, Westerns, Period, Sports, Biographical)***LIST TH

6/9: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 1
6/10: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 2
6/12: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 3
6/14: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 4
6/15: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 5
6/19: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 6
6/20: Without Bias
6/23: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 7
6/26: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 8
6/27: Mad Men: Season 1, ep 9; Band of Brothers ep 6

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Re: Historical Film Challenge (War, Westerns, Period, Sports, Biographical)***LIST TH

5/31:
1. Taking Chance
6/1:
2. Unforgiven
3. Django
4. Four of the Apocalypse
5. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (double-length pilot episode)
6/2:
6. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 2 & 3)
7. Wyatt Earp
6/3:
8. Bonnie & Clyde
9. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 4 & 5)
10. The Mask of Zorro
6/4:
11. Appaloosa
6/5:
12. Geronimo: An American Legend
6/6:
13. Green Zone
14. Shutter Island
6/7:
15. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 6 & 7)
16. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 8 & 9)
17. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 10 & 11)
18. Amadeus
6/8:
19. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 12 & 13)
20. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 14 & 15)
21. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 16 & 17)
22. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
6/9:
23. Kelly's Heroes
24. The Killer Inside Me
6/10:
25. Joe Kidd
26. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 18 & 19)
27. Rio Bravo
6/11:
28. The A-Team
29. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
30. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
6/12:
31. Guns of Diablo
6/13:
32. A Fistful of Dollars
33. For a Few Dollars More
34. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
35. The White Ribbon
6/14:
36. The Illusionist
37. A Fistful of Dollars (w/audio commentary)
6/15:
38. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 20 & 21)
39. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 22 & 23)
40. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 24 & 25)
41. The Wild Bunch
6/16:
42. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (episodes 26 & 27)
43. Cinderella Man
44. Atonement
6/17:
45. Leatherheads
46. The Manchurian Candidate (remake)
6/18:
47. Band of Brothers (episodes 1 & 2)
48. Jonah Hex
6/19:
49. There Will Be Blood
50. The Last Station
6/20:
Nothing. :-(
6/21:
51. Band of Brothers (episodes 3 & 4)
52. Red Cliff: Part I
53. Red Cliff: Part II
6/22:
54. Leatherheads (w/audio commentary)
55. Band of Brothers (episodes 5 & 6)
56. Band of Brothers (episodes 7 & 8)
57. The Young Victoria
58. Band of Brothers (episodes 9 & 10)
6/23:
59. Where Eagles Dare
6/24:
60. Hang 'Em High
6/25:
Nothing. :-(
6/26:
Nothing. :-(
6/27:
61. From Hell
6/28:
Nothing
6/29:
Nothing
6/30:
Almost Famous

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Re: Historical Film Challenge (War, Westerns, Period, Sports, Biographical)***LIST TH

Total Count: 9
First Time Viewings (*): 9

June 3:

1. The Long Riders (1980, Walter Hill) *
TV, MGM-HD

June 4:

2. The Law and Jake Wade (1958, John Sturges) *
DVD, Warner Home Video Western Classics Collection

June 5:

3. A Fistful of Dollars (1964, Sergio Leone) *
TV, HDNet Movies

4. For a Few Dollars More (1965, Sergio Leone) *
TV, HDNet Movies

June 6:

5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone) *
TV, HDNet Movies

June 7:

6. Last Train from Gun Hill (1959, John Sturges) *
DVD

June 12:

7. The Indian Fighter (1955, Andre De Toth) *
TV, MGM-HD

June 13:

8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007, Andrew Dominik) *
Blu-Ray

June 19:

9. The Way West (1967, Andrew V. McLaglen) *
TV, MGM-HD

June 22:

10. Saddle the Wind (1958, Robert Parrish) *
DVD, Warner Home Video Western Classics Collection

June 24:

11. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964, Richard Wilson) *
TV, MGM-HD

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