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Old 05-27-12, 02:29 PM   #1
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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge: The Lists

In a nutshell, here are the basics:
  • This challenge will run from 12:01 AM 1 June until 11:59 PM 30 June.
  • Movies and TV content specifically about a historical figure, event or period are eligible.
  • 2 hours TV content (based upon broadcast, not run, time) = 1 entry

The initial premise was to combine War and Western challenges, and those are the primary focuses here. You're welcome to expand to include biographies, documentaries, even "costume dramas."

Regarding specific films, I would suggest--and this goes for any questions--that you ask about a specific film in the discussion thread and see what feedback you get from others who have seen it. If you don't get anything helpful, I would say if you feel that you have a sufficient reason to believe that it's an appropriate selection then go ahead and watch it. If it turns out not to really fit the nature of this challenge, go ahead and share those thoughts with us.

Lastly, many of the films at the heart of this challenge have considerable run times, so even though there's always a sort of de facto goal of hitting 100 movies watched, it's not really expected here. We'd much rather you take this opportunity to finally see Lawrence of Arabia than to squeeze in two shorter films.

Check List
Spoiler:

GENERAL
--- Recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13)
--- Sports film
--- Bio Pic
--- Documentary
--- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.)
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
--- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.)
--- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)
--- Musical

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
--- Movie 1 (Decade)
--- Movie 2 (Decade)
--- Movie 3 (Decade)
--- Movie 4 (Decade)
--- Movie 5 (Decade)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
--- Bio Pic of a War participant
--- Bio Pic of a Historical Person
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
--- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic
--- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
--- War
--- Western
--- Historical Event
--- Biographical
--- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!)

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
--- John Ford Western
--- John Wayne Western
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
--- Clint Eastwood Western
--- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
--- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
--- Western based on a novel
--- Western told from perspective of Native Americans
--- Western told from perspective of Outlaws
--- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.)

Wild Cards (3 max): The checklist is pretty generous, so be very selective about what you use here.


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Online Resources

These aren't necessarily "safe" lists (though most should be fine), but these should all prove helpful to participants as they seek to explore the themes of this challenge.

Crackle - Free Streaming!
Biography
Documentary
Historical Films
War Films
Western Films

The Criterion Collection
Made During World War II
War Films

Flickchart
Letterboxd

The History Channel
TV Schedule, 1-7 June

I Check Movies
IMDb - Biography
IMDb - History
IMDb - War
IMDb - Western
100 Essential Westerns
Spaghetti Westerns

YouTube - Free Movies

Mubi
Biopic Movies
Historical Movies
War Movies

Free Streaming Movies
In the Year of the Pig
Messenger of the Great River
Remote Transmissions
Zero Silence

Netflix Watch Instantly
Art & Design (Good for Humanities selections!)
Biographies
Classic War Stories
Classic Westerns
Documentary
Epics
Faith & Spirituality Documentaries
Foreign Action & Adventure
Judaica
Military & War Action
Military & War Drama
Westerns
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Daily Recommendations

6/1 My Week with Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe born, 1926); The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller died, 1968)

6/2 Dead Poets Society (released, 1989)

6/3 Brokeback Mountain (Larry McMurtry born, 1936)

6/4 Battle of Midway (began, 1942)

6/5 Bobby (Robert F. Kennedy assassinated, 1968); Knute Rockne, All-American (Ronald Reagan died, 2004)

6/6 The Longest Day, Saving Private Ryan (D-Day, 1944)

6/7 City Beneath the Sea (Port Royal destroyed by earthquake, 1692); Hell's Angels (Jean Harlow died, 1937)

6/8 Broken Arrow (1950) (Chief Cochise died, 1874); Good Night, and Good Luck (FBI report on Hollywood Communists, 1949)

6/9 Secretariat (Secretariat wins Triple Crown, 1973)

6/10 The Crucible (first Salem witch hanging, 1692)

6/11 Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams debuts on Grand Ole Opry, 1949); Escape from Alcatraz (convicts escape, 1962)

6/12 Anne Frank's Diary (Frank given diary, 1942); To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck dies, 2003)

6/13 Alexander (Alexander the Great dies, 323 BCE)

6/14 Mutiny on the Bounty (Capt. Bligh & 18 others reach Timor, 1789); Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe born, 1811)

6/15 Ironclad (King John signs Magna Carta, 1215)

6/16 Don Quixote (1973) (Rudolf Nureyev defects, 1961)

6/17 All the President's Men (Watergate burglars arrested, 1972)

6/18 Waterloo (1970) (Napoleon defeated, 1815)

6/19 ?

6/20 Bugsy (Bugsy Siegel killed, 1947)

6/21 Mississippi Burning (loosely based on KKK murders of three civil rights activists, 1964)

6/22 The Last Command (Santa Anna dies, 1876), The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown born, 1964 - WILD CARD!)

6/23 The Longshots (Title IX enacted, 1972)

6/24 Invictus (1995 rugby finals)

6/25 They Died with Their Boots On (Battle of Little Bighorn, 1876); The Joe Louis Story (Mann Act passed, 1910; Louis defeats Walcott, 1948)

6/26 Gone with the Wind (re-released, 1998)

6/27 The Grapes of Wrath (Route 66 de-certified, 1985); Night at the Museum (Smithson bequest read; 1829 - WILD CARD!)

6/28 Stonewall (riot; 1969)

6/29 The Lion in Winter (Katherine Hepburn died, 2003)

6/30 ?
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2011

My List on Letterboxd
  1. 06/01 Bronenosets Potyomkin [Battleship Potemkin] Review on Letterboxd
  2. 06/02 Hell Is for Heroes Review on Letterboxd
  3. 06/03 Joan of Arc [TV mini-series] Review on Letterboxd
  4. 06/06 Moulin Rouge [1952] Review on Letterboxd
  5. 06/13 A Fistful of Dollars Review on Letterboxd
  6. 06/16 For a Few Dollars More Review on Letterboxd
  7. 06/17 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Review on Letterboxd
  8. 06/18 Grey Owl Review on Letterboxd
  9. 06/25 Saving Private Ryan Review on Letterboxd
Check List
Spoiler:

GENERAL
-X- Recreation of a specific Historical Event - Bronenosets Potyomkin [Battleship Potemkin (Mutiny of the Potemkin)
--- Sports film
-X- Bio Pic - Joan of Arc [TV mini-series]
--- Documentary
-X- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.) - Joan of Arc [TV mini-series]
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
-X- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.) - Joan of Arc [TV mini-series]
-X- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.) - Grey Owl (Native Canadians)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
-X- Bronenosets Potyomkin [Battleship Potemkin] (1900s - 1905)
-X- Hell Is for Heroes (1940s - 1944)
-X- Grey Owl (1930s)
--- Movie 4 (Decade)
--- Movie 5 (Decade)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Joan of Arc [TV mini-series] (15th Century - 1420s)
-X- Moulin Rouge [1952] (19th Century - 1890s)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Bronenosets Potyomkin [Battleship Potemkin] (Russia)
-X- Joan of Arc [TV mini-series] (France)
-X- Grey Owl (Canada/United Kingdom)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
-X- Bio Pic of a War participant - Joan of Arc [TV mini-series] (Joan of Arc, Hundred Years' War)
-X- Bip Pic of a Historical Person - Joan of Arc [TV mini-series] (Joan of Arc)
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
-X- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic - Moulin Rouge [1952] (Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec)
-X- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure - Joan of Arc [TV mini-series]

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
--- War
--- Western
--- Historical Event
--- Biographical
--- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!)

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
-X- Hell Is for Heroes (World War II)
-X- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Civil War)
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
-X- Bronenosets Potyomkin [Battleship Potemkin (Russia - Bolshevik Revolution)
-X- Joan of Arc [TV mini-series] (France - Hundred Years' War)
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
--- John Ford Western
--- John Wayne Western
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
-X- Clint Eastwood Western - A Fistful of Dollars
--- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
--- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
--- Western based on a novel
--- Western told from perspective of Native Americans
--- Western told from perspective of Outlaws
--- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.)

Wild Cards (3 max): The checklist is pretty generous, so be very selective about what you use here.


DVD: 7 | Blu-ray Disc: 0 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 0 | Theatrical Exhibition: 0 | TV Broadcast: 0 | iTunes Digital Download: 0 | HuluPlus: 1 | Podcast/Streaming: 1
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Trevor's Third Historical Challenge


Goals
  1. Watch at least a dozen of my unopened documentary discs.
  2. Watch at least half of them with Jen and/or Elise.
  3. After watching, put at least four of them in my "to sell" pile.
  4. Don't even look at the checklist.
1 - Natural Disasters: Forces of Nature (2004) - DVD - FTV -

2 - Eye of the Leopard (2006) - DVD - FTV -

3 - On Board Air Force One (2009) - DVD - FTV -

4 - Shark Quest - Dollar store documentary, Digiview Entertainment - DVD - FTV -

5 - Hatfields & McCoys (2012) - TV/DVR - FTV - episode 1

6 - Hatfields & McCoys (2012) - TV/DVR - FTV - episode 2 - My DVR died before I could get to the final episode. Drats.

7 - The Longest Day (1962) - BD - FTV -

8 - Mysteries of the Bible S3E3, The Bible's Greatest Secrets (1996) - Netflix Streaming - FTV -

9 - Antarctica

10- Alaska

11 - Herod's Lost Tomb

12 - Blue Planet

13 - Modern Marvels: The Empire State Building

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FTV *

FTV Total = 4

June 1

.5 Dogfights: Mig Alley - DVD
1. Bonanza: Jack Knife - TV Land *
1.5 Dogfights: Air Ambush - DVD
2.5 Dogfights Greatest Air Battles - DVD

June 2

2.75 The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Coming of Robin Hood - DVD
3. The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Moneylender - DVD

June 12

4. Hercules and the Masked Rider - DVD

June 13

5. Beyond the Law - DVD *

June 14

6. Apache Blood - DVD *

June 15

7. This Man Can't Die - DVD *

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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge

June 3
1. The Wild Bunch

June 5
2. Night Passage

June 10
3. Valhalla Rising

June 12
4. The Godfather

June 16
5. The Godfather: Part II

June 17
6. All the President's Men

June 18
7. Moonrise Kingdom

June 27
8. The Hidden Blade

June 30
9. Days of Heaven


Spoiler:
Checklist:
GENERAL
XXX Recreation of a specific Historical Event All the President's Men (Watergate)
--- Sports film
--- Bio Pic
--- Documentary
--- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.)
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
--- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.)
--- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
XXX The Wild Bunch (1910s)
XXX The Godfather (1940s)
XXX The Godfather: Part II (1950s)
XXX All the President's Men (1970s)
XXX Moonrise Kingdom (1960s)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
XXX Valhalla Rising (1000 AD)
XXX The Hidden Blade (1800s)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
--- Bio Pic of a War participant
--- Bio Pic of a Historical Person
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
--- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic
--- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
--- War
--- Western
--- Historical Event
--- Biographical
--- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!)

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
XXX The Wild Bunch (Mexican Revolution)
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
--- John Ford Western
--- John Wayne Western
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
--- Clint Eastwood Western
--- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
--- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
XXX Western based on a novel Night Passage
--- Western told from perspective of Native Americans
XXX Western told from perspective of Outlaws The Wild Bunch
--- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.)
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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge


Earthrise
Taken from lunar orbit on December 24, 1968 during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.
- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale

List Complete!

June 1st
1. King - Documentary on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. 1968 with Tom Brokaw ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 2nd
3. The Race to the Moon: Failure is Not an Option ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. Maverick: War of the Silver Kings; Point Blank (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 3rd
5. LBJ and Vietnam: In the Eye of the Storm ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
6. The Vietnam War: TET Offensive ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Unsung Heores: The Battle of Khe Sanh ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
7. The Vietnam War: America Enters the War ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; TET in Saigon and Hue ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. The Vietnam War: Ringing Down the Curtain ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Endgame ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. The Race to the Moon: Code Name: Project Orion ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Modern Marvels: The Space Shuttle ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. Buffalo Bill (1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 4th
11. Maverick: According to Hoyle; Ghost Rider (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
12. Maverick: The Long Hunt; Stage West (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 5th
13. Maverick: Relic of Fort Tejon; Hostage (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. Maverick: Stampede; The Jeweled Gun (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 6th
15. Maverick: The Wrecker; The Quick and the Dead (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 7th
16. Maverick: The Naked Gallows; Comstock Conspiracy (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 8th
17. Maverick: The Third Rider; Rage for Vengeance (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
18. The Race to the Moon: Modern Marvels: Apollo 13 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Ancient Discoveries: Lost Science of the Bible (2008) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
19. Maverick: Rope of Cards; Diamond in the Rough (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 9th
20. Maverick: Day of Reckoning; The Savage Hills (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
21. Maverick: Trail West to Fury; The Burning Sky (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 10th
22. Maverick: The Seventh Hand; Plunder of Paradise (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Maverick: Black Fire; Burial Ground of the Gods (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 11th
24. Maverick: Seed of Deception (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Rawhide: Incident of the Judas Trap (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
25. Rawhide: Incident in No Man's Land; Incident of the Burst of Evil (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
26. Rawhide: Indicent of the Roman Candles (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Engineering an Empire: Greece ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
27. Engineering an Empire: Greece:Age of Alexander ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Engineering an Empire: The Aztecs ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 12th
28. Engineering an Empire: Carthage ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; China ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. Engineering an Empire: Russia ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Britain: Blood and Steel ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 13th
30. Engineering an Empire: The Persians ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Engineering an Empire: The Maya Death Empire ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 14th
31. Engineering an Empire: Napoleon: Steel Monster ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Engineering an Empire: The Byzantines ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 15th
32. Engineering an Empire: Rome ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
33. Engineering an Empire: Egypt ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 16th
34. Engineering an Empire: Da Vinci's World ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: The First Barbarian War ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: Spartacus ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Julius Caesar ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: The Forest of Death ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Invasion of Britain ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 17th
37. Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: The Dacian Wars ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Rebellion and Betrayal ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
38. Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: Wrath of the Gods ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Soldiers' Emperor ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 18th
39. Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: Constantine the Great ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Barbarian General ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
40. Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire: The Puppet Master ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Last Emperor ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 19th
41. Ancients Behaving Badly: Caligula ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Atila the Hun ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
42. Ancients Behaving Badly: Julius Caesar ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Alexander the Great ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 20th
43. Ancients Behaving Badly: Nero ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Hannibal ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 21st
44. Ancients Behaving Badly: Genghis Khan ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Cleopatra ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. Barbarians: The Vikings ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Goths ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 22nd
46. Barbarians: The Mongols ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Huns ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
47. Biography: Genghis Khan ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Modern Marvels: Barbarian Technology ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 23rd
48. Cosmos: The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
49. Cosmos: Harmony of the Worlds ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Heaven and Hell ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. Cosmos: Blues for a Red Planet ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Travelers' Tales ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. Cosmos: The Backbone of Night ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Journeys in Space and Time ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
52. Cosmos: The Lives of the Stars ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The Edge of Forever ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. Cosmos: The Persistence of Memory ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Encyclopedia Galactica ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
54. Cosmos: Who Speaks for Earth? ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; JFK: A Presidency Revealed - Pt1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 24th
55. JFK: A Presidency Revealed - Pt2 & Pt3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
56. Biography: JFK: A Personal Story ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
57. Voices of Civil Rights ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Mississippi State Secrets ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. Crossing the Bridge ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Biography: Dr. Martin Luthor King, Jr. ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 25th
59. Biography: Thurgood Marshall ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; The JFK Assassination ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. Modern Marvels: Apollo 11 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Bay of Pigs Declassified ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. Peyote to LSD ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 26th
62. Days of Rage and Wonder: Riot: The Chicago Conspiracy Trial ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲; Sex in the Vietnam War ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. Deadwood: Tell Your God to Ready for Blood; I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. Deadwood: True Colors; Full Faith and Credit ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 27th
65. Deadwood: A Two-Headed Beast; A Rich Find ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. Deadwood: Unauthorized Cinnamon; Leviathan Smiles ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 28th
67. Deadwood: Amateur Night; A Constant Throb ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
68. Deadwood: The Catbird Seat; Tell Him Something Pretty ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 29th
69. Days of Rage and Wonder: Hippies ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
70. The World at War: The Final Solution - Pt1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
71. The World at War: The Final Solution - Pt2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 30th
72. Ancient Aliens: The Evidence; The Visitors ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. Ancient Aliens: The Mission; Closer Encounters ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
74. Ancient Aliens: The Return; Chariots, Gods and Beyond ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
75. Biography: Joseph Kennedy, Sr: Father of an American Dynasty ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

Checklist not even close!
Spoiler:

GENERAL
--- Recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13)
--- Sports film
--- Bio Pic
-X- Documentary - Engineering an Empire: The Persians
--- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.)
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
--- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.)
--- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)
--- Musical

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
--- Movie 1 (Decade)
--- Movie 2 (Decade)
--- Movie 3 (Decade)
--- Movie 4 (Decade)
--- Movie 5 (Decade)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
--- Bio Pic of a War participant
--- Bio Pic of a Historical Person
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
--- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic
--- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
-X- War - The Vietnam War: Ringing Down the Curtain
--- Western
-X- Historical Event - The Race to the Moon: Failure is Not an Option
-X- Biographical - King (Dr. Martin Luthor King, Jr.)
--- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!)

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
--- John Ford Western
--- John Wayne Western
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
--- Clint Eastwood Western
--- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
--- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
--- Western based on a novel
--- Western told from perspective of Native Americans
--- Western told from perspective of Outlaws
--- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.)
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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge
Challenge Goal = 100
Personal Goal = 50
First Time Views = Green

2012-06-04
01. RoadRacers (1994)
RoadRacers Director's Cut DVD
02. RoadRacers (1994) with Audio Commentary by Robert Rodriguez (1998)
RoadRacers Director's Cut DVD
03. Confessions Of Sorority Girls (1994)
Confessions Of Sorority Girls DVD
2012-06-05
04. Motorcycle Gang (1994)
Motorcycle Gang DVD
05. Runaway Daughters (1994)
Runaway Daughters DVD
06. Girls In Prison (1994)
Girls In Prison DVD
07. Shake, Rattle And Rock! (1994)
Shake, Rattle & Rock! DVD
2012-06-06
08. Dragstrip Girl (1994)
Dragstrip Girl DVD
09. Jailbreakers (1994)
Jailbreakers DVD
2012-06-08
10. Cool And The Crazy (1994)
Cool And The Crazy DVD
11. Reform School Girl (1994)
Reform School Girl DVD
12. The One And Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
Disney Channel On Demand
2012-06-11
13. Hitler's Pawn (2004)
HBO On Demand
14. George Harrison: Living In The Material World, Part 1 (2011)
HBO On Demand
15. George Harrison: Living In The Material World, Part 2 (2011)
HBO On Demand
16. Quiz Show (1994)
Cinemax On Demand
2012-06-14
17. The Ballad Of Lucy Whipple (2001)
Movie Pass On Demand
2012-06-15
18. Brian's Song (1971)
Movie Pass On Demand
19. One Day (2011)
HBO 2 West
2012-06-19
20. Reagan (2011)
HBO On Demand
2012-06-20
21. Joan Rivers A Piece Of Work (2010)
Movie Pass On Demand
22. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
Retroplex
2012-06-22
23. Beatles' Biggest Secrets (2004) & Discovering Lennon (2010)
BBC America
2012-06-23
23 & 1/2. Wicked Attraction "A Slice Of Murder" (2012)
Investigation Discovery
2012-06-24
24. Wicked Attraction "Bad Fortune" (2011)
Investigation Discovery Lookback
2012-06-25
25. The Three Stooges (2000)
Movie Pass On Demand
26. Cinema Verite (2011)
HBO On Demand
2012-06-27
27. 1939 Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
TCM On Demand




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My 2011 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
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*First-time viewings

June 7
1. My Week with Marilyn*

June 11
2. The Three Musketeers (2011, Paul W.S. Anderson)*

June 14
3. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 1, Public Relations*
3.5 Mad Men: Season 4, episode 2, Christmas Comes but Once a Year*
4. The Three Musketeers (1974, Richard Lester)

June 17
5. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 3, The Good News*

June 18
5.5. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 4, The Rejected*
6. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 5, The Chrysanthemum and the Sword*

June 20
6.5. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 6, Waldorf Stories*
7. Brave* (wild card)

June 21
8. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 7, The Suitcase*

June 27
8.5 3:10 to Yuma (2007)*

June 28
9.5 Red River*
10.5 Mad Men: Season 4, episode 8, The Glimmer Man*
11. Mad Men: Season 4, episode 9, The Beautiful Girls*

June 30
11.5 The Magnificent Seven

I suck:

July 8: War Horse
July 10: The King's Speech
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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge



We are not makers of history. We are made by history. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= other

June 1st
1. C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (Norman Stone, 2005)* - documentary/biography
-- Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer (Paul Elston, 2009)* - documentary/biography

June 2nd
2. Saddle the Wind (Robert Parrish, 1958)* - western
3. Art of the Steal (Don Argott, 2009)* - documentary
4. Planet Earth: 1.8, "Jungles" / 1.9, "Shallow Seas" (2006) - documentary/nature
5. Planet Earth: 1.10, "Seasonal Forests" / 1.11, "Ocean Deep" (2006) - documentary/nature

June 3rd
6. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 9: Demons of Deception" (1996) - WWI
7. The Law and Jake Wade (John Sturges, 1958)* - western

June 4th
8. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 10: Phantom Train of Doom" (1996) - WWI
9. Desperate Journey (Raoul Walsh, 1942)* - WWII

June 5th
10. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: 1.10, "Running Ghost" / 1.11, "The Prisoner" (1993) - historical
11. Albuquerque (Ray Enright, 1948)* - western
12. Whispering Smith (Leslie Fenton, 1948)* - western

June 6th
13. Howl (Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, 2010)* - biography
14. The Duel at Silver Creek (Don Siegel, 1952)* - western
15. War Arrow (George Sherman, 1953)* - western
16. The Duchess (Saul Dibb, 2008) - biography

June 7th
17. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick, 1960)* - biography/war
18. The Cheyenne Social Club (Gene Kelly, 1970) - western
19. Firecreek (Vincent McEveety, 1968)* - western

June 8th
20. Wake Island (John Farrow, 1942)* - WWII
21. El Dorado (Howard Hawkes, 1966) - western

June 9th
22. The Stalking Moon (Robert Mulligan, 1968)* - western

June 11th
23. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 11: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life" (1996) - war

June 12th
24. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: 1.12, "Happy Birthday" / 1.13, "Rite of Passage" (1993) - historical
25. The Stratton Story (Sam Wood, 1949)* - biography/sports
26. The Wings of Eagles (John Ford, 1957)* - biography/WWII

June 13th
27. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: 1.14, "Heroes" / 1.15, "The Operation" (1993) - historical
28. The House of Mirth (Terence Davies, 2000)* - period piece
29. Fort Apache (John Ford, 1948)* - western

June 14th
30. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 12: Attack of the Hawkmen" (1996) - WWI
31. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: 1.16, "The Secret" / 1.17, "Portraits" (1993) - historical
32. Nixon (Oliver Stone, 1995)* - biography

June 15th
33. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 13: Adventures in the Secret Service" (1996) - WWI

June 17th
34. Escape from Fort Bravo (John Sturges, 1953)* - western
35. The Agony and the Ecstasy (Carol Reed, 1966)* - biography
36. The Pillars of the Earth: "Part I: Anarchy" / "Part II: Master Builder" (2010)* - historical
37. The Pillars of the Earth: "Part III: Redemption" / "Part IV: Battlefield" (2010)* - historical

June 18th
38. The Pillars of the Earth: "Part V: Legacy" / "Part VI: Witchcraft" (2010)* - historical
39. The Pillars of the Earth: "Part VII: New Beginnings" / "Part VIII: The Work of Angels" (2010)* - historical
40. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 14: Espionage Escapades" (1996) - WWI

June 19th
41. The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 15: Daredevils of the Desert" (1996) - WWI
42. Battle Hymn (Douglas Sirk, 1957)* - war

June 20th
43. Frost/Nixon (Ron Howard, 2008) - historical
44. Foyle's War: 1.2, "The White Feather" (2002)* - WWII
45. Ivan the Terrible, Part I (Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1944)* - biography

June 21st
46. Ivan the Terrible, Part II (Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1958)* - biography
47. Foyle's War: 1.3, "A Lesson in Murder" (2002)* - WWII

June 25th
48. Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916)* - period piece

June 26th
49. Le Grande Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)* - WWI
50. Horatio Hornblower: Duty (Andrew Grieve, 2003) - war

June 29th
51. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (Richard Shepart, 2009)* - documentary
-- Night and Fog (Alain Resnais, 1955)* - documentary

June 30th
52. Immortal Sergeant (John M. Stahl, 1943)* - war
53. Foyle's War: 1.4, "Eagle Day" (2002)* - war
54. Foyle's War: 2.1, "Fifty Ships" (2003)* - war

Spoiler:

GENERAL
-X- Recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13): Wake Island (1942), Japanese attack on Wake Island
-X- Sports film: The Stratton Story (1949)
-X- Bio Pic: The Wings of Eagles (1957), life of Frank Wead
-X- Documentary: Night and Fog (1955)
--- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.)
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
--- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.)
--- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)
--- Musical

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
-X- 1910s: The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, "Chapter 9: Demons of Deception" (1996)
-X- 1890s: The House of Mirth (2000)
-X- 1860s: Escape from Fort Bravo (1953)
-X- 1970s: Frost/Nixon (2008)
--- Movie 5 (Decade)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- 18th century: The Duchess (2008)
-X- 16th century: Ivan the Terrible, Part II (1958)
-X- 12th century: The Pillars of the Earth (2010)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Russia: Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944)
-X- Italy: The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
-X- Babylon: Intolerance (1916)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
--- Bio Pic of a War participant
-X- Bio Pic of a Historical Person: Nixon (1995)
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
--- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic
-X- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure: Howl (2010)

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
--- War
--- Western
-X- Historical Event: Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer (2009), rise of Cleopatra
-X- Biographical: C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (2005)
-X- Sports or Humanities: Art of the Steal (2009), story of the Barnes Foundation

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
-X- World War II: Desperate Journey (1942)
-X- World War I: The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: "Chapter 11: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life" (1996)
-X- Korean War: Battle Hymn (1957)
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
-X- Third Servile War (Roman Empire): Spartacus (1960)
-X- World War I (France/Germany): Le Grande Illusion (1937)
-X- Napoleonic War (England): Horatio Hornblower: Duty (2003)
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
-X- John Ford Western: Fort Apache (1948)
-X- John Wayne Western: El Dorado (1966)
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
--- Clint Eastwood Western
--- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
-X- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous): The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
-X- Western based on a novel: Whispering Smith (1948), based on novel by Frank H. Spearman
--- Western told from perspective of Native Americans
-X- Western told from perspective of Outlaws: Firecreek (1968), oscillates between good James Stewart and "bad" Henry Fonda
--- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.)

Wild Cards (3 max): The checklist is pretty generous, so be very selective about what you use here.

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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge


Count: 6.5

- Hatfields & McCoys - Part 1 6-1

- Pocahontas Blu-ray 6-1

- From Earth to the Moon Part 1 6-1

- Hatfields & McCoys - Part 2 6-2

- Bill W. / 2011 6-4 [Bio-doc of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous]

- Mad Men [ep: "The Other Woman"] 6-5

- Mad Men [ep: "Commissions and Fees"] 6-5

- Hatfields & McCoys - Part 3 6-6

- American Experience ["Hoover Dam"] 6-6

- From the Earth to the Moon - Parts 1 + 2 6-7

- From the Earth to the Moon - Part 3 6-10

- Mad Men [ep: "The Phantom"] 6-10

- Band of Brothers Parts 1 + 2 Blu-ray 6-11

- Band of Brothers Parts 3 + 4 Blu-ray 6-12

- Band of Brothers Parts 5 + 6 Blu-ray 6-13

- Band of Brothers Part 7 Blu-ray 6-14

- Chaps! [1944 London during the Blitz]6-21WILD CARD #1

- Evita Blu-ray 6-26

- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 6-27


= First Time Viewing/commentary listen

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Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge

Goal: With some travel plans this month, I'll be content to reach 20 entries


June 1
1. The Curious Case of Curt Flood (2011) - HBO Sport Documentary
1.5. Imax: Under the Sea (2009) - Documentary

June 2
2.5. Recount (2008) - Film

June 3
3. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) - Episode 8, Senior Spirit - Western
3.5. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) - Episode 9, Brisco for the Defense - Western
4.5. You Don't Know Jack (2010) - Biography/Film

June 4
5. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) - Episode 10, Showdown - Western
5.5. The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993) - Episode 11, Deep in the Heart of Dixie - Western
6.5. The Frisco Kid (1979) - Western

June 6
7.5. Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008) - Documentary
8. Little House on the Prairie (1976) - Season 3 - Little Girl Lost

June 7
8.5. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - Quarantine
9.5. The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981) - Western

June 9
10.5. Exporting Raymond (2010) - Documentary
11.5. Amelia (2009) - Biography/Film
12.5. Quiz Show (1994)

June 10
13.5. The Babe (1992) - Biography/Film

June 11
14. Little House on the Prairie (1976) - Season 3 - Little Women
14.5. Little House on the Prairie (1976) - Season 3 - Injun Kid

June 13
15.5. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

June 14
16.5. Seabiscuit (2003)

June 15
17. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - To Live With Fear, part 1
17.5. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - To Live With Fear, part 2

June 23
18. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - The Wisdom of Solomon
18.5. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - The Music Box

June 24
19.5. Ken Burns' Baseball (1994) - 1st Inning

June 25
20. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - The Election

June 26
20.5. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - Gold Country, part 1
21. Little House on the Prairie (1977) - Season 3 - Gold Country, part 2

June 30
22. Brave (2012) *Wild Card*
23. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) - Documentary

List is FINAL
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1. The Golden Blade (1953)
2. The Great Silence (1968)



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100% First Time Viewing

June 1
1. Undercurrent
June 2
2. Lonesome Rider
3. Comanche Station
June 3
4. Shenandoah
June 4
June 5
5. The Shooting
June 6
6. Bad Company
7. Hombre
8. Far From Vietnam
June 7
9. Funeral Procession of Roses
10. Ulzana's Raid
June 8
11. Long Riders
June 9
12. Will Penny
13. The Last of the Mohicans
14. Support Your Local Sheriff
15. Sex and the City 2
June 10
16. Jeremiah Johnson
17. Pale Rider
18. Fast Five
June 11
June 12
June 13
19. The Ballad of Cable Hogue
June 14
June 15
20. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
June 16
21. The Professionals
22. Open Range
23. Hondo (in 3d)
June 17
23.25 Pawn Stars: Cornering the Colonel
23.50 Pawn Stars: Ace in the Hole
23.75 Pawn Stars: Bare Bones
24. Pawn Stars: Going Postal
24.25 Pawn Stars: Out of Gas
24.50 Pawn Stars: Rough Riders
24.75 Pawn Stars: Message in a Bottle
25. Pawn Stars: Sharp Shooters
25.25 Pawn Stars: Never Surrender
25.50 Pawn Stars: Wheels
25.75 Pawn Stars: Pedal to the Metal
26. Pawn Stars: Wise Guys
26.25 Pawn Stars: Not on My Watch
26.50 Pawn Stars: What the Truck
26.75 Pawn Stars: Peacemaker
27.75 Constantine and the Cross
28.75 "Studio One": A Bolt of Lightning
June 18
29.75 David Copperfield
30.75 "Studio One": A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
June 19
31.75 Abraham Lincoln
June 20
32.75 Yellowneck
33.75 Brazil Report on Torture
34.75 Saul and David
June 21
35.75 Captain Scarlet
June 22
36.75 The Jungle Book
June 23
37.75 Oliver Twist
38 Pawn Stars: Spidey Cents
38.25 Pawn Stars: Hot Air Buffoon
38.50 Pawn Stars: Chumlee's Dummies
38.75 Pawn Stars: Late Night Chum
39. Pawn Stars: License to Pawn
39.25 Pawn Stars: Zzzzzz
39.50 Pawn Stars: Packing Heat
39.75 Pawn Stars: A Shot and a Shave
June 24
40. Auction Kings: Vampire Hunting Kit/Meteorite
40.25 Auction Kings: Love Meter/Knights of Templar Sword
40.50 Auction Kings: Rolling Stones' Snooker Table/Aliens
40.75 Cajun Pawn Stars: Buy George!
41 Cajun Pawn Stars: Under the Gun
41.25 Cajun Pawn Stars: Gimme Some Skin
41.50 Cajun Pawn Stars: Little House on the Bayou
42.16 Behind Taliban Lines
43.16 Camp Victory, Afghanistan
43.82 Rules of Engagement
44.48 Bad Voovoo's War
45.48 The Old Testament
46.48 Little Men
June 25
46.73 Pawn Stars: Pin It to Win It
46.98 Pawn Stars: That Sinking Feeling
47.98 Eagle in a Cage
48.23 Pawn Stars: Love Me Spender
48.48 Pawn Stars: Stalled Deals
June 26
49.48 The Legend of Sea Wolf
49.73 Pawn Stars: Crosby, Stills and Cash
49.98 Pawn Stars:Bear-ly There
50.98 Herod the Great
51.64 Antiques Roadshow: Vintage Secaucus
June 27
52.64 Hearts in Bondage
52.89 Pawn Stars: Put Up Your Dukes
53.14 Pawn Stars: Off the Wall
54.14 Cyrano de Bergerac
June 28
55.14 Scrooge
56.14 Esther and the King
57.14 Vanity Fair
June 29
58.14 Martin Luther
59.14 Becky Sharp
June 30
60.14 Ancient Aliens: The Evidence
61.14 Ancient Aliens: The Visitors
62.14 Ancient Aliens: The Mission
63.14 Ancient Aliens: Closer Encounters
64.14 Ancient Aliens: The Return
64.64 Ancient Aliens: Mysterious Places
65.14 Ancient Aliens: Gods and Aliens
66.14 Timequest

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Historical Movie Challenge 2012



June 1
Nothing

June 2
1. All the President's Men*
2. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
3. O' Brother, Where Art Thou?

June 3
4. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1*
5. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 2*
6. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 3*

June 4 - 9
Nothing

June 10
7. Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 - Episodes 1&2 [Boardwalk Empire / The Ivory Tower]*
8. Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 - Episodes 3&4 [Broadway Limited / Anastasia]*

June 11
9. Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 - Episodes 5&6 [Nights in Ballygran / Family Limitation]*

June 12
10. Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 - Episodes 7&8 [Home / Hold Me In Paradise]*
11. Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 - Episodes 9&10 [Belle Femme / The Emerald City]*
12. Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 - Episodes 11&12 [Paris Green / A Return to Normalcy]*
13. Once Upon A Time In The West

June 13
14. The Proposition
15. Apollo 13
16. Amadeus
17. Shakespeare in Love
18. Meek's Cutoff*

June 14
19. Two Mules For Sister Sara*

June 15
20. The Godfather (At the Fox Theater in Atlanta)

June 16
Nothing

June 17
21. The Mercenary*

June 18 - 19
Nothing

June 20
22. Yojimbo

June 21
23. Sanjuro

June 22
24. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford



Spoiler:
GENERAL
X - Recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13) - Apollo 13
--- Sports film
X - Bio Pic - Amadeus
--- Documentary
--- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.)
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
--- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.)
--- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
X - All the President's Men (1970's)
X - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (1930's)
X - Hatfields & McCoys: Part 2 (1880's)
X - Boardwalk Empire (1920's)
--- Movie 5 (Decade)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
X - Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (19th Century)
X - Shakespeare in Love (16th Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
--- Bio Pic of a War participant
--- Bio Pic of a Historical Person
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
--- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic
--- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
--- War
--- Western
--- Historical Event
--- Biographical
--- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!)

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
X - Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1 (Civil War)
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
--- John Ford Western
--- John Wayne Western
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
X - Clint Eastwood Western - Two Mules For Sister Sara
X - Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood) - Once Upon A Time In The West
--- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
X - Western based on a novel - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
--- Western told from perspective of Native Americans
X - Western told from perspective of Outlaws - The Proposition
X - Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.) - Meek's Cutoff

Wild Cards (3 max): The checklist is pretty generous, so be very selective about what you use here.
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June 2nd
1. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Zenovich, 2008)
2. Mi Querido Tom Mix (Garcia Agraz, 1992)
3. Merchant of Venice (Radford, 2004)

June 3rd
4. St. George Shoots the Dragon (Dragojevic, 2008)

June 4th
5. Children of Glory (Szabadság, szerelem) (Goda, 2006)
6. Homero Manzi: Un poeta en la tormenta (Spagnuolo, 2009)

June 5th
7. Imagen Final (Habegger, 2008)

June 10th
8. Wonderland (Cox, 2003)
9. Wadd: The Life & Times of John C. Holmes (Paley,1999)

June 16th
10. 9th Company (Bondarchuk, 2005)

June 17th
11. The Officer's Ward (Dupeyron, 2001)

June 18th
12. Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File (Nekrasov, 2007)

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2012 Historical Appreciation Challenge

DVD | Blu-ray | HD DVD | Theater | TV/DVR

☼ = First Time Viewing
Goals:
- 25 entries
- Watch at least three of the following:
-- Braveheart
-- The Dirty Dozen
-- The Green Berets
-- How the West Was Won
-- JFK
-- Once Upon a Time in the West
-- Patton
-- Rio Bravo
-- Troy
-- The Wild Bunch
- Generation Kill or The Pacific

June 1
01. The Outrage (1964)

June 2
02. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

June 3
03. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
04. The Hunter (1980)
05. The Wild Bunch (1969)

June 4
06. Chisum (1970)

June 5
07. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

June 6
08. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

June 7
09. Shoot, Gringo... Shoot! (1968)

June 8
10. Battle of Blood Island (1960)

June 9
11. The Bushwhackers (1951)

June 10
12. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1 (2012)

June 11
13. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 2 (2012)
14. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 3 (2012)

June 12
15. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

June 13
16. Bad Company (1972)

June 14
17. A Bullet for a Stranger (1971)

June 16
18. The Green Berets (1968)

June 17
19. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
20. Generation Kill (2008):
- Get Some
- The Cradle of Civilization

June 18
21. Generation Kill (2008):
- Screwby
- Combat Jack

June 19
22. Generation Kill (2008):
- A Burning Dog
- Stay Frosty

June 20
23. Generation Kill (2008):
- Bomb in the Garden
Longmire (2012):
- Pilot

June 21
24. Longmire (2012):
- The Dark Road
- A Damn Shame

June 22
25. Kansas Pacific (1953)

June 23
26. Lady from Chungking (1942)

June 25
27. Hang 'Em High (1968)

June 26
28. Posse (1993)

June 27
29. El Alamein: The Line of Fire (2002)

June 29
30. Flight of the Intruder (1991)

June 30
31. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
32. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

Checklist:
Spoiler:
GENERAL
-X- Recreation of a specific Historical Event - Battleship Potemkin (1925)
--- Sports film
-X- Bio Pic - The Hunter (1980)
--- Documentary
-X- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.) - The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
--- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.)
--- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)
--- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.)
--- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.)
--- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.)
--- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting)
--- Musical

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
-X- The Outrage (1870's)
-X- Kelly's Heroes (1940's)
-X- Battleship Potemkin (1925) (1900's)
-X- The Hunter (1960's)
-X- The Wild Bunch (1969) (1910's)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- The Outrage (19th Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Battleship Potemkin (1925) (Russia)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

BIO PICS
--- Bio Pic of a War participant
--- Bio Pic of a Historical Person
--- Watch a Western Bio Pic
--- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic
--- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
-X- War - Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
--- Western
--- Historical Event
--- Biographical
--- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!)

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
-X- Kelly's Heroes (1970) - World War II
-X- The Green Berets (1968) - Vietnam War
-X- Generation Kill (2008) - Iraqi War
-X- Kansas Pacific (1953) - Civil War
--- Movie 5

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
-X- Battleship Potemkin (1925) (Russian Revolution)
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
--- John Ford Western
-X- John Wayne Western - Chisum (1970)
--- "Singing Cowboy" Western
-X- Clint Eastwood Western - Hang 'Em High (1968)
-X- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood) - Shoot, Gringo... Shoot! (1968)
--- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
--- Western based on a novel
-X- Western told from perspective of Native Americans - Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
-X- Western told from perspective of Outlaws - The Wild Bunch (1969)
--- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.)

Wild Cards (3 max): The checklist is pretty generous, so be very selective about what you use here.


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Re: Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge: The Lists

June 1st
1. Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman

June 2nd
2. All the President's Men
3. Master & Commander: The Far Side of the World
4. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

June 3rd
5. Hemingway and Gellhorn

June 4th
Nothing.

June 5th
Nothing

June 6th
6. Cemetery Junction
7. Big Miracle

June 7th
8. The Efficiency Expert

June 8th
9. Moonrise Kingdom

June 9th
Nothing.

June 10th
10. Mad Men: Episodes 5.12 & 5.13

June 11th
Nothing.

June 12th
11. Hoosiers

June 13th
Nothing.

June 14th
12. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 1

June 15th
13. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 2

June 16th
14. Hatfields & McCoys: Part 3
15. The Woodmans

June 17th
Nothing.

June 18th

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June 1
1. VERA CRUZ (1954) BD

June 2
2. WAGON TRAIN: "The Colonel Harris Story" (1960)*, "The Annie MacGregor Story" (1958)* DVR

June 3
3. THE BIG COUNTRY (1958) BD

June 4
4. PT109 (1962) DVR

June 5
5. DJANGO DER BASTARD/ THE STRANGER'S GUNFIGHT (1969)* DVD

June 6
6. DARLING LILI (1970)* DVD

June 7
7. AL CAPONE (1959)* DVR

June 8
8. THE IRON LADY (2011)* BluRay

June 9
9. RED CLIFF: PART 1 (2010)* BluRay

June 10
10. PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (2005 restoration)* DVD

June 11
11. MAD MEN "Commissions and Fees" (2012)*, "The Phantom (2012)* DVR

June 12
12. RISE AND FALL OF "LEGS" DIAMOND (1960)* DVR

June 13
13. BLACK LEGION (1937)* Live

June 14
14. IMAGINARY WITNESS: HOLLYWOOD AND THE HOLOCAUST (2011)* Netflix Streaming

June 15
15. TALES OF THE RAT FINK (2006)* DVR

June 16
16. DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) DVD
17. THE LAST SUNSET (1961) (DVD)

June 17
18. KHARTOUM (1966)* DVD

June 18
19. Mobsters: Danny Greene (2011)* Mickey Cohen (2011)* DVR

June 19
19. FORTY GUNS (1959) DVD

June 20
20. ALIAS JESSE JAMES (1958) DVD
21. THE LONG RIDERS (1980) BD

June 23
22. AMAZING GRACE (2006) DVD
23. FEAR STRIKES OUT (1956)* DVD
24. RED TAILS (2012)* BD

June 24
25. APACHES (1973)* DVD

June 25
26. THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (2002)* DVD
27. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW (1964)* DVD

June 26
28. HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (1974) DVD

June 27
29. FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN (1996)* DVD

June 28
30. REDACTED (2007) DVD

June 29
31. AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN FORD/JOHN WAYNE: THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND (2005)* DVD
32. THE ARTIST (2011)* BD
33. AMAZONS OF ROME(1961)* DVR

June 30
34. WINGS (1927)* BD
35. THE HORSE SOLDIERS(1959) BD
36. ROLL ON TEXAS MOON (1946)


Spoiler:
GENERAL
-X- Recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13) DOG DAY AFTERNOON
-X- Sports film FEAR STRIKES OUT
-X- Bio Pic AL CAPONE
-X- Documentary IMAGINARY WITNESS: HOLLYWOOD AND THE HOLOCAUST
-X- Folk Hero/Mythological (Robin Hood, Greek gods, etc.) PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (Billy the Kid)
-X- Judeo-Christian (based on stories from the Torah, Mishna, New Testament, etc.) THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW
-X- Non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun) KHARTOUM (Muslim protagonist ignites holy war)
-X- Film about Women's History (prominent woman, feminism, etc.) THE IRON LADY
-X- Film about minority rights (prominent minority figure, civil rights, etc.) AMAZING GRACE
-X- Film about LGBT rights (prominent LGBT figure, gay rights, etc.) DOG DAY AFTERNOON
-X- Zeitgeist Film (movie that captures the spirit of a specific setting) DOG DAY AFTERNOON
-X- Musical DARLING LILI

DECADES - Watch a film set--but not produced--during five different decades no more recent than the 1980s:
-X- Movie 1 DARLING LILI (1910s)
-X- Movie 2 AL CAPONE (1920s)
-X- Movie 3 MAD MEN (1960s)
-X- Movie 4 RED TAILS (1940s)
-X- Movie 5 THE IRON LADY(1970s)

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Movie 1 VERA CRUZ (19th Century)
-X- Movie 2 RED CLIFF: PART 1 (3rd Century)
-X- Movie 3 AMAZING GRACE (18th Century)
-X- Movie 4 THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST MATTHEW (1st Century)
-x- Movie 5 AMAZONS OF ROME (5th Century BC)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Movie 1 VERA CRUZ (Mexico)
-X- Movie 2 THE BIG COUNTRY (USA)
-X- Movie 3 RED CLIFF:PART 1 (China)
-X- Movie 4 KHARTOUM (Sudan)
-X- Movie 5 AMAZING GRACE (England)

BIO PICS
-X- Bio Pic of a War participant PT 109
-X- Bio Pic of a Historical Person THE IRON LADY
-X- Watch a Western Bio Pic PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
-X- Watch a Sports or Humanities Bio Pic FEAR STRIKES OUT
-X- Watch a Bio Pic about a prominent woman, minority or LGBT figure THE IRON LADY

Watch a Documentary from each of the following (may be as general or specific as you prefer):
-X- War FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN
-x- Western AMERICAN MASTERS: JOHN FORD/JOHN WAYNE: THE FILMMAKER AND THE LEGEND
-X- Historical Event IMAGINARY WITNESS: HOLLYWOOD AND THE HOLOCAUST
-X- Biographical TALES OF THE RAT FINK
-X- Sports or Humanities (Miracle on Ice, Frida, etc.; lots of range here!) THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND

WAR
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
-X- Movie 1 PT 109 (WWII)
-X- Movie 2 APACHES (Mexican-American War of 1846-48)
-X- Movie 3 REDACTED (Iraq War)
-X- Movie 4 WINGS (WW I)
-X- Movie 5 THE HORSE SOLDIERS (The Civil War)

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
-X- Movie 1 VERA CRUZ (French-Mexican War)
-X- Movie 2 DARLING LILI (WW I, British/French/German)
-X- Movie 3 RED CLIFF: PART 1 (Hun Dynasty Civil War)
-X- Movie 4 KHARTOUM (Holy War of the Sudan 1880s)
-x- Movie 5 AMAZONS OF ROME (Roman Etruscan War)

WESTERN
-X- John Ford Western THE HORSE SOLDIERS
-X- John Wayne Western THE HORSE SOLDIERS
-X- "Singing Cowboy" Western ROLL ON TEXAS MOON
-X- Clint Eastwood Western HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER
-X- Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood) DJANGO DER BASTARD/THE STRANGER'S GUNFIGHT
-X- Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous) ALIAS JESSE JAMES
-X- Western based on a novelTHE LAST SUNSET (based on "Sundown at Crazy Horse" by Howard Risby)
-X- Western told from perspective of Native Americans APACHES
-X- Western told from perspective of Outlaws PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
-X- Western about cross-country travel (wagon train, cattle drive, etc.) WAGON TRAIN

Wild Cards (3 max): The checklist is pretty generous, so be very selective about what you use here.
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(Not gonna be a big list tho)

2nd:
(Wildcard #1) 1. Matinee (1993) (Cuban Missle Crisis)
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3rd:
2. Shake Hands with the Devil (1959) (IRA)
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4th:
3. Anzio (1968) (WWII)
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5th:
4. Hate They Neighbor (1968) (Spaghetti Western)
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6th:
5. Germany Year Zero (1948) (WWII, Aftermath-Germany)
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7th:
6. Richard III (1955)
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8th:
7. Dillinger (1973) (Biopic)
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9th:
8. Vera Cruz (1954) (Mexican Revolution)
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10th:
9. Desert Flower (2009) (Biopic)
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11th:
10. The Ascent (1977) (WWII)
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12th:
11. Silver Lode (1954) (Western)
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13th:
12. The Counterfeiters (2007) (WWII)
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15th:
13. Revenge (1964) (Shogunate era)
14. Twelve O'Clock High (1949) (WWII)
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18th:
15. Ride Lonesome (1959) (Western)
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19th:
16. Hunger (2008) (Prison/Biopic/IRA)
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20th:
17. The Dark Avenger (1955) (Hundred Years War)
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21st:
18. Pollock (2000) (Biopic)
19. Doc (1971) (Western/Biopic)
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22nd:
20. Flame & Citron (2008) (WWII)
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23rd:
21. Imagine: John Lennon (1988) (Documentary)
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24th:
22. Quills (2000) (Biopic)
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25th:
23. 13 Assassins (2011) (Shogunate era)
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26th:
24. Springfield Rifle (1952) (U.S. Civil War)
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27th:
25. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011) (Documentary)
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29th:
26. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) (WWII)
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30th:
27. Quo Vadis (1951) (Roman Empire)
28. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) (WWII)
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June 2
1. Thank God It's Friday (1978)

June 3
2. Dazed and Confused (1993) *

June 4
3. Grease (1978)

June 6
4. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

June 7
5. Platoon (1986) *

June 8
6. Rescue Dawn (2006) *

June 9
7. Apocalypse Now (1979)

June 10
8. Brothers (2009) *

June 11
9. Unforgiven (1992) *

June 12
10. The War Game (1965) *

June 14
11. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) *

June 29
12. Full Metal Jacket (1987)



* First Time Viewing

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Re: Third Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge: The Lists

In for two or three flicks.


6/7/12

1) Killer Elite (2011)

6/13/12

2) The Help (2011)

6/22/12

3) The Conspirator (2010)

6/28/12

4) J. Edgar (2011)
5) Red Tails (2012)

6/30/12

6) Duck You Sucker (1971)

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It's not made by great men-Gang of Four

1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) * 138 min. British frigate H.M.S. Surprise chases and is chased by superior French privateer Acheron along the coast of Brazil, around Cape Horn and to the Galapagos Islands during the Napoleonic Wars. Excellent naval adventure.

2. The Virgin Suicides (1999) * 97 min. A look back at high school life in the mid-1970s in suburban Michigan, it has the (mostly Top 40) pop music of the era, and some of the hair, clothes and cars, but its real focus is on the life of the teens, so it is more than just a period piece. Really captures what high school felt like in the 1970s.

3. Stander (2003) * 112 min. True story of South African police captain who turned bank robber after killing a protester during an anti-apartheid demonstration. Amazing story with first rate lead performance by Thomas Jane.

4. Sugata Sanshirô (1943) 79 min. A young man in Tokyo in the 1870s wants to learn jujitsu, but becomes a top student of a new martial art, judo. He has more difficulty learning mental and spiritual self-control than mastering the physical aspects of the discipline, and has to battle proponents of jujitsu worried that their discipline will be eclipsed.

5. Sugata Sanshirô Part Two (1945) 82 min. Sugata battles with proponents of two new styles of fighting that he believes lack the traditional values of Japanese martial arts, American boxing and karate.

6. Chunhyang (2000) * 137 min. The son of a governor falls in love with the daughter of a courtesan in 18th century Korea. Based on a folktale, the story is perhaps the most popular subject of pansori.

7. The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail (1945) 59 min. A group of samurai in 12th century Japan try to get their lord, hunted by his brother who is Shogun, past a checkpoint to a place of refuge north of Kyoto.

8. Atonement (2007) * 123 min. A child's lie in mid-1930s England has disastrous consequences for several lives, into World War II and beyond.

9 3:10 To Yuma (2007) * 122 min. Excellent remake of a classic western.

10. Finding Neverland (2004) * 101 min. J.M. Barrie and the family who inspired Peter Pan. Very nice performance by Johnny Depp.

11. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003) * 92 min. From greatest American hero to its greatest traitor.

12. Tumbleweeds (1925) * 77 min. William S. Hart's last movie is a story of the Oklahoma Land Run and the end of the frontier. DVD includes an 8 minute prologue from 1939 in which Hart gives some historical background about the land run and talks about his career.

13. Hunger (2008) * 96 min. Brilliant.

14. Go West (1925) * 68 min. Buster Keaton explores the love between a cowboy and his cow.

15. Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason (1995) * 45 min. Solid biography which recognizes Arnold's importance to the Revolution as well as his notoriety.

16. The Big Trail (1930) * 122 min. Epic story of a wagon train headed for Washington, with Raoul Walsh directing John Wayne in his first starring role. One of the first widescreen movies.

* First time viewing.

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2012 Historical Appreciation Challenge


* = first time viewing

June 01
01. The World At War (1973) Ep. 1 - A New Germany: 1933 - 1939* / Ep. 2 - Distant War: Sept. 1939 - May 1940*

June 02
02. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)* (Fox Studio Classics 75th Anniversary 4 Disc Set)
Date: Fall 1942 - Winter 1943 Place: England, Air over France, Germany
Excellent film about a new commander who takes over a "hard luck" American bomber group and tries to get it into shape by instilling the men with pride in the group. A well acted movie about men under intense pressure. Actual combat footage was used for the battle scenes.
03. Red Ball Express (1952) VHS Taped off AMC long ago.
Date: July - Sept.? 1944 Place: France, following Patton
The story of one unit in the supply effort to keep Patton's 1944 race across France moving. An interesting topic but a pretty standard story. One unusual element for the time is the inclusion of three black GI's, one played by a very young Sidney Poitier. The issue of racism is briefly and superficially considered. A decent cast with many familiar faces and well paced direction keep things interesting.

June 03
04. 55 Days at Peking (1963)
Date: Summer 1900 Place: Peking, China

June 04
05. Boxer Rebellion (1975)* R3 DVD
Date: 1900 Place: In and around Peking, China

June 07
06. Saving Private Ryan (1998)*
Date: June 6 - June 13, 1944 Place: France

June 08
07. The World At War (1973) Ep. 3 - France Falls: May - June, 1940* / Ep. 4 - Alone: May, 1940 - May, 1941*

June 09
08. Immortal Sergeant (1943)* (Fox Studio Classics 75th Anniversary 4 Disc Set)
Date: Sometime in 1941-1942 Place: North Africa
An introspective, almost meek, corporal must take over command of the remains of a lost patrol after his sergeant is killed. OK movie, somewhat stage bound has a pretty exciting conclusion. Romantic flashbacks tend to slow things down but they are part of the point of the film.

June 10
09. Divide and Conquer (1943)* (Mill Creek War Classics 50 Movie Pack)
Date: Sept. 1939 - June 1940 Place: Europe
Third film in the Frank Capra directed Why We Fight series covers the early days of the European theater from the Fall of Poland to the Fall of France.
10. The Battle of the River Plate (1956)*
Date: Nov. - Dec. 1939 Place: At sea, mostly the Atlantic
The story of the British pursuit of the pocket-battleship Graf Spee. Visually rich with an excellent sea battle. When the story turns from standard military matters to a media event it is marked by a switch from the dull colors of the Atlantic to a bright blast of color in Montevideo. Would have liked more insight into the final decision regarded the fate of the Graf Spee.

June 12
11. The World At War (1973) Ep. 5 - Barbarossa: June - December, 1941* / Ep. 6 - Banzai!: Japan 1931 - 1942*

June 14
12. Deadwood Season 1 (2004) Ep. 1 - Deadwood* / Ep. 2 - Deep Water*

June 15
13. The World At War (1973) Ep. 7 - On Our Way: USA 1939-1942* / Ep. 8 - The Desert: North Africa 1940 - 1943*

June 18
14. Deadwood Season 1 (2004) Ep. 3 - Reconnoitering the Rim* / Ep. 4 - Here Was A Man*

June 19
15. The World At War (1973) Ep. 9 - Stalingrad: June 1942 - February 1943* / Ep. 10 - Wolf Pack: U-Boats in the Atlantic 1939 - 1942*

June 23
16. Canyon Passage (1946)* (Classic Western Round-Up Vol. 1)
Date: 1856 Place: Oregon Territory
Dana Andrews plays the upright owner of a transport company and Brian Donlevy is the weak willed banker with a taste for Poker. They both love Susan Hayward. Interesting setting, forests and mountains, rather than plains and deserts, but the story tends to wander a bit. Still an all around good cast and characters keep things interesting. Any movie with Hoagy Carmichael in it is OK in my book.
17. The Lawless Breed (1952)* (Classic Western Round-Up Vol. 1)
Date: 1853 - 1896 Place: Mostly Texas, also Kansas and Alabama
Rock Hudson stars as John Wesley Hardin in the story of his life as told by himself. I never killed any man who didn't try to kill me first pretty much sums up Hardin's criminal career as told here. Unfortunately a there were quite a few of these men and several were lawmen doing their duty. I've never been a huge Rock Hudson fan and maybe that's why I had trouble staying interested. Lots of familiar faces in the smaller rolls but none of the main players were very convincing for me.
18. Deadwood Season 1 (2004) Ep. 5 - The Trial of Jack McCall* / Ep. 6 - Plague*

June 24
19. The World At War (1973) Ep. 11 - The Red Star: The Soviet Union 1941 - 1943* / Ep. 12 - Whirlwind: Bombing Germany September 1939 - April 1944*

June 25
20. The World At War (1973) Ep. 13 - Tough Old Gut: Italy November 1943 - June 1944* / Ep. 14 - It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma 1943 - 1944*

June 26
21. The World At War (1973) Ep. 15 - Home Fires: Britain 1940 - 1944* / Ep. 16 - Inside the Reich: Germany 1940 - 1944*

June 27
22. Deadwood Season 1 (2004) Ep. 7 - Bullock Returns to the Camp* / Ep. 8 - Suffer the Little Children*

June 28
23. Deadwood Season 1 (2004) Ep. 9 - No Other Sons or Daughters* / Ep. 10 - Mister Wu*

June 29
24. Wagon Master (1950)*
John Ford directed story about two horse traders hired to guide a Mormon wagon train to their promised land. Along the way, they run into both natural and human obstacles. I could have done without the bandits, they were predictable and didn't seem to add much to the story, and the romance between Ben Johnson and Joanne Dru didn't ring true to me. The film worked best for me when it stuck to the wagon train story. I find myself becoming more of a Harry Carey Jr. fan with each film I see him in.

June 30
25. Soldier (2012) Ep. 2* / Ep. 3*
This Korean historical drama began airing on one of the off the air digital channels I get two weekends back but I missed the first episode. Set in the 13th century it's based on the life of Kim Jun, a real historical figure, who went from slave of the state to a top military official in the kingdom of Goryeo (or so the summery says anyway). Generally these dramas stick to major historical facts while of course making up many of the details that never get into history books.
26. Deadwood (2004) Ep. 11 - Jewel's Boot is Made for Walking* / Ep. 12 - Sold Under Sin*
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