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Historical Appreciation Challenge: The Gift of Wood Year List Thread

Believe it or not, folks, but this is the fifth year of the Historical Appreciation Challenge. I've pored over the 2013 Discussion Thread, and have made the following adjustments for this year. Any other modification suggestions are welcomed right up until the beginning of the challenge, so go ahead and toss out your ideas!

In a nutshell, here are the basics:
  • This challenge will run from dusk on 31 May until dawn on 1 July 2014.
  • Movies and TV content specifically about a historical figure, event or period are eligible.
  • Tangential content (i.e., fantasy, time travel, movies merely set in a generic "past" where the time period is not emphasized as important) is to be excluded, except...
  • The final night of the challenge, from dusk on 30 June until dawn on 1 July, you may watch Time Travel films to count double with your Sci-Fi/Fantasy Challenge list. However, the setting(s) must have already taken place, so you can't watch a movie set in the future that travels to a different point in the future.

Is TV Content Allowed?
Certainly! Just make sure that it's as consistent with the spirit of the challenge as the movies you might watch. We used to allow anything on The History Channel carte blanche but with the proliferation of reality TV shows there, try to remember that no matter how dangerous driving a semi across ice is, it isn't "historical"...yet!

Counting
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.

Since there are no prizes for this challenge, feel free to count using whichever method best suits you. The standard is that 2 TV broadcast hours or short films is equivalent to 1 movie. Some members prefer to count each episode or short as a single entry. Others tally their cumulative viewing time. Whatever floats your boat. It's your list!

Why Aren't Documentaries on the Checklist?
It's up to each participant to decide what mix of dramatizations and documentaries best suits him or her. If you want to watch documentaries exclusively, you're welcome to do that. If you don't want to watch any, that's fine, too. Some checkmarks will be easier to attain with docs, though!

Hey, What About...?
I'm the host and my BA was earned in history, but I haven't seen every movie ever made and I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of every historical figure, event and period. 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, my rule of thumb is that 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, still count it as a viewing but please share your thoughts with us.

CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
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)

WHERE
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)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
--- Film about Women's History
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)


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My List

CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
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)

WHERE
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)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
--- Film about Women's History
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)


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The Fifth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge


2013: 5 viewings
2012: 11.5 viewings
2011: 13.5 viewings
2010: 6 viewings

*First-time viewing

6/5
1. Casablanca
2. The Americans season 2 ep 12*

6/6
2.5. Saving Private Ryan
3.5. Casablanca 1955 TV version*

6/7
4.5. Saving Mr. Banks

6/8
5.5. 47 Ronin*

6/12
6.5. The Americans season 2 ep 13*

6/17
7. Under the Sea (IMAX)

6/23
7.5. The Monuments Men*

6/24
8.5. Call the Midwife season 1 ep 1*

6/25
9. The Magnificent Seven
10. Copper season 1 ep 1*
10.5. South Pacific
11.5. The Musketeers season 1 ep 1*

6/27
12.5. The Untouchables (1987)
13.5. Oklahoma!

6/28
14.5. Thoroughly Modern Millie*

6/30
15.5. The Musketeers season 1 ep 2*
16.5. Six by Sondheim*
17.5. The Wolf of Wall Street*
18.5. Masters of Sex season 1 ep 1*
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Present!

- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale

May 31st
1. The World Wars (2014): Part 1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. The World Wars (2014): Part 2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. The World Wars (2014): Part 3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 1st
4. The Pacific (2010): "Guadalcanal/Leckie" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
5. The Pacific (2010): "Basilone" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
6. The Pacific (2010): "Melbourne" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
7. The Pacific (2010): "Gloucester/Pavuvu/Banika" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. The Pacific (2010): "Peleliu Landing" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. The Pacific (2010): "Peleliu Airfield" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 2nd
10. The Pacific (2010): "Peleliu Hills" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
11. The Pacific (2010): "Iwo Jima" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 3rd
12. The Pacific (2010): "Okinawa" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. The Pacific (2010): "Home" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 4th
14. The Blue Planet (2001): "Ocean World" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
15. The Blue Planet (2001): "Frozen Seas" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 5th
16. The Blue Planet (2001): "Open Ocean" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. The Blue Planet (2001): "The Deep" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
18. The Blue Planet (2001): "Seasonal Seas" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 6th
19. The Blue Planet (2001): "Coral Seas" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. The Longest Day (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 7th
21. The Blue Planet (2001): "Tidal Seas" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Blue Planet (2001): "Coasts" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
24. Flags of Our Fathers (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
25. Amazon Abyss (2005) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
26. Dive to Shark Volcano ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
27. Being There: Between the Tides ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
28. Being There: Antartica ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. D-Day in HD Part 1: ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
30. D-Day in HD Part 2: ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 8th
31. The Life of Mammals (2002): "A Winning Design" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
32. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Insect Hunters" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
33. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Plant Predators" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
34. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Chisellers" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Meat Eaters" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. The Life of Mammals (2002): "The Opportunists" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
37. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Return to the Water" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
38. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Life in the Trees" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. The Life of Mammals (2002): "The Social Climbers" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
40. The Life of Mammals (2002): "Food for Thought" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
42. The Last Outpost (1935) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 9th
43. Wake Island (1942) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. To Hell and Back (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 10th
45. Battle Hymn (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
46. Jet Pilot (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 11th
47. In Enemy Country (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. Raid on Rommel (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 12th
49. Ulzana's Raid (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. The Inglorious Bastards (1978) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 13th
51. 1911 (Xin hai ge ming) (2011) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 14th
52. Legend of the Lost (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. Red River (1948) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
54. The Young Lions (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
55. Ivanhoe (1997): Part 1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 15th
56. Ivanhoe (1997): Part 1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
57. Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem from 1933 to 1934 (2008) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. Dillinger (1945) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 16th
59. Fistful of Dollars (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 17th
60. Lost Worlds: The Pagans (2006) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 18th
61. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 19th
62. For a Few Dollars More (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 20th
63. The Train Robbers (1973) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 21st
64. Jeremiah Johnson (1972) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
65. The Wild Bunch (1969) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
67. 36 Hours (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
68. Midway (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
69. Prohibition (2011): "A Nation of Drunkards" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
70. Prohibition (2011): "A Nation of Scofflaws" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 22nd
71. Prohibition (2011): "A Nation of Hypocrites" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
72. Lincoln (2012) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. Major Dundee (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 23rd
74. Destry Rides Again (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
75. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E1: (1957) "Three Bells to Perdido" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
76. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E2: (1957) "The Outlaw" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 24th
77. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E3: (1957) "The Great Mojave Chase" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
78. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E4: (1957) "Winchester Quarantine" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
79. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E5: (1957) "A Matter of Ethics" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
80. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E6: (1957) "The Bride" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 25th
81. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E7: (1957) "Strange Vendetta" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
82. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E8: (1957) "High Wire" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
83. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E8: (1957) "Show of Force" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
84. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E10: (1957) "The Long Night" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 26th
85. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E11: (1957) "The Colonel and the Lady" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
86. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E12: (1957) "No Visitors" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
87. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E13: (1957) "The Englishman" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
88. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E14: (1957) "The Yuma Treasure" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
89. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E15: (1957) "The Hanging Cross" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
90. Have Gun - Will Travel S1E16: (1957) "Helen of Abajinian" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 27th
91. The Life of Birds (1998) - "To Fly or Not to Fly?" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
92. The Life of Birds (1998) - "The Mastery of Flight" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 28th
93. The Life of Birds (1998) - "The Insatiable Appetite" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
94. The Life of Birds (1998) - "Meat-Eaters" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 29th

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5th Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge

2013

List:

June 2
1. Gigantic: (A Tale of Two Johns)

June 13
2. World War II: The German Front

June 21
3. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Divided We Stand
4. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Five O'Clock Charlie
5. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Radar's Report
6. M*A*S*H: S. 2: For the Good of the Outfit
7. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Dr. Pierce and Mr. Hyde
8. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Kim
9. M*A*S*H: S. 2: L.I.P (Local Indigenous Personnel)
10. M*A*S*H: S. 2: The Trial of Henry Blake

June 22
11. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Dear Dad...Three
12. M*A*S*H: S. 2: The Sniper
13. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Carry On, Hawkeye
14. M*A*S*H: S. 2: The Incubator
15. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Deal Me Out
16. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Hot Lips and Empty Arms
17. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Officers Only
18. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Henry in Love
19. M*A*S*H: S. 2: For Want of a Boot
20. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Operation Noselift

June 23
21. M*A*S*H: S. 2: The Chosen People
22. M*A*S*H: S. 2: As You Were
23. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Crisis
24. M*A*S*H: S. 2: George
25. M*A*S*H: S. 2: Mail Call
26. M*A*S*H: S. 2: A Smattering of Intelligence
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May 31

.5 Dogfights: Mig Alley - DVD
1.5 Trekkies 2 - NWI


June 1

2. Hippo vs. Croc - Nat Geo Wild
2.5 Dogfights: Air Ambush - DVD
3.5 The Bravos - Encore Westerns
4. Dogfights: Flying Tigers - DVD


June 2

4.5 Dogfights: Guadalcanal - DVD
5. Great White Odyssey - NWI
5.5 Dogfights: The Zero Killer - DVD
6.5 The Sci-Fi Boys - NWI


June 3

7. Dogfights: The Last Gunfighter - DVD
7.5 National Geographic: Dinosaur Hunters - NWI
8.5 National Geographic: Great Pyramid - NWI
9. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Hiding in the Light - Roku
10. Tora! Tora! Tora! - NWI


June 4

10.5 Dogfights: Death of the Japanese Navy - DVD
11. Dogfights: Long Odds - DVD
12. Das Boot - NWI
13. El Dorado - Epix HD
13.5 Dogfights: Dogfights of the Middle East - DVD
14. Dogfights: Hunt For the Bismark - DVD
14.5 Ancient Aliens: Mysterious Places - DVD
15.5 Jedi Junkies - NWI


June 5

16. Ancient Aliens: Gods and Aliens - DVD
16.5 Ancient Aliens: Underwater Worlds - DVD


June 6

17. Ancient Aliens: Underground Aliens - DVD
17.25 Big Cat Diary: Season 1 Episode 1 - NWI
17.50 Big Cat Diary: Season 1 Episode 2 - NWI
17.75 Big Cat Diary: Season 1 Episode 3 - NWI
18.25 America's Book of Secrets: The Secret Service - H2 On Demand
18.75: Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Third Reich - DVD
19.25: Ancient Aliens: Alien Tech - DVD
19.75 Ancient Aliens: Angels and Aliens - DVD


June 7

20.25 Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures - DVD
21.25 The Mark of Zorro - NWI


June 8

22.25 The Black Swan - Youtube
23.25 A Good Day to Die - Epix HD
23.75 Ancient Aliens: Alien Devastations - DVD
24.25 Ancient Aliens: Alien Contacts - DVD
24.75 Wild China: Heart of the Dragon - Blu Ray

June 9

24.25 Doc of the Dead - Epix HD
24.75 Wild China: Shangri-La - Blu Ray
25.25: America The Story of Us: Rebels - History Channel On Demand
25.50: From Sea to Sky Pt 1 - Roku
25.75: From Sea to Sky Pt 2 - Roku


June 10

26.25 Wild China: Tibet - Blu Ray
26.75 Wild China: Beyond the Great Wall - Blu Ray
27.25 Wild China: Land of the Panda -Blu Ray
27.75 Wild China: Tides of Change - Blu Ray
28. Big Cat Diary: Season 1 Episode 4 - NWI
28.25 Big Cat Diary: Season 1 Episode 5 - NWI
28.50 Big Cat Diary: Season 1 Episode 6 - NWI


June 11

29. Yellowstone: Battle For Life - Winter - Blu Ray
29.50 Yellowstone: Battle For Life - Summer - Blu Ray
30. Yellowstone: Battle For Life - Autumn - Blu Ray
30.5 Fox Files: Feb 9, 2014 - Roku


June 12

31. EAA Oshkosh ... The Best of the 80's - DVD
31.5 Wings of Gold - DVD
32. Wings of Silver - DVD
32.5 Night Stalkers - DVD


June 13

33. F-14: Defenders of the Fleet - DVD


June 14

33.5 F/A-18 Hornet: Anytime...Anywhere - DVD
34.5 The History of the WWE - NWI
35. F-15 Eagle: Defenders of Freedon - DVD
35.5 America's Secret Slang: Straight From the Horse's Mouth - H2 On Demand


June 15

36. F-16 Fighting Falcon: A Bird of Prey - DVD
36.25 Victory at Sea: Design for War - DVD
37.25 National Geographic: The Battle of Midway - NWI
37.50 Victory at Sea: The Pacific Boils Over - DVD


June 16

37.25 Turning and Burning - Roku


June 17

37.75 Planet Earth: From Pole to Pole -DVD
38. The Revolt of the Admirals Pt 1- Roku


June 18

38.5 Planet Earth: Mountains - DVD
39. Planet Earth: Fresh Water - DVD
39.5 Planet Earth: Caves - DVD


June 19

40. Planet Earth: Deserts - DVD
40.5 Beyond the Movie: Return of the King - NWI
41. Planet Earth: Ice Worlds - DVD
41.5 Planet Earth: Great Plains - DVD
42. Planet Earth: Jungles - DVD


June 20

42.5 Planet Earth: Shallow Seas - DVD
43. Planet Earth: Seasonal Forests - DVD
43.5 Planet Earth: Ocean Deep - DVD
44.5 The Red Baron - NWI
45. Shark Island - DVD


June 21

45.5 The Great Whales - DVD
46. 2012: An Awakening: Featuring David Icke, Patrick Geryl, and Geoff Stray - Roku
46.5 North America: Born to Be Wild - DVD
47. North America: No Place to Hide - DVD
47.5 Ultimate Crocodile - NWI


June 22

48. North America: Learn Young Or Die - DVD
48.25 Jet Bombers: Blackburn Buccaneer - Roku
48.75 North America: The Savage Edge - DVD
49.25 North America: Outlaws and Skeletons - DVD
49.75 North America: North America Revealed - DVD
50. Big Cat Diary: Season 2 Episode 1 - NWI
50.25 Big Cat Diary: Season 2 Episode 2 - NWI
50.5 Big Cat Diary: Season 2 Episode 3 - NWI


June 23

51. North America: Top Ten - DVD
51.25 Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: To Rope a Grizzly - Youtube
51.75 Galapagos: Born of Fire - Blu Ray
51.25 Galapagos: Islands that Changed the World - Blu Ray


June 24

51.75 Galapagos: Forces of Change - Blu Ray
52.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Old West - DVD
52.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Monsters - DVD
53.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Sacred Places - DVD
53.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Temples of Gold - DVD


June 25

54.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Sacred Rituals - DVD
54.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Ancient Engineers - DVD
55.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics - DVD


June 26

55.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Lost Worlds - DVD


June 27

56.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Deadly Weapons - DVD


June 28

57.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Secret Code - DVD
58.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Undead - DVD
58.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens, Gods and Heroes - DVD
59.25 Before It's Too Late - Madagascar - Island Ark - Roku
59.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Creation of Man - DVD


June 29


60.25 The Blue Planet: Ocean World - DVD
60.75 The Blue Planet: Frozen Seas - DVD


June 30

61.25 UFO Hunters: Invasion Illinois - H2
62.25 Godzilla and Other Movie Monsters - DVD
62.75 Ancient Aliens: The Mayan Conspiracy - DVD
63.25 Ancient Aliens: Doomsday Prophecies - DVD
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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. Christopher and His Kind (Geoffrey Sax, 2011 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1931 - 1976 / Place: Berlin, Germany ; England / Event/Person: biography of Christopher Isherwood
2. Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953)*
Date: 1160 CE / Place: Kyoto, Japan / Event/Person: Heiji Rebellion
--- Essay: "A Colorful History" / Stephen Prince


June 2nd
3a. The Buccaneers: 1.1, "Invasion" (1995 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1870s / Place: New York City, New York ; England / Event/Person: adaptation of Edith Wharton novel
3b. The Buccaneers: 1.2, "Conquest/Ambush" (1995 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1870s / Place: England / Event/Person: adaptation of Edith Wharton novel
4a. The Buccaneers: 1.3, "Capture" (1995 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1870s / Place: England / Event/Person: adaptation of Edith Wharton novel
4b. The Buccaneers: 1.4, "Plunder" (1995 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1870s / Place: England / Event/Person: adaptation of Edith Wharton novel

June 3rd
5. Viva Zapata! (Elia Kazan, 1952 / friend's BD)*
Date: 1909-1919 / Place: Mexico / Event/Person: biography of Emiliano Zapata ; Mexican Revolutionary War

June 4th
6a. Walking with Dinosaurs: 1.1, "New Blood" / 1.2, "Time of the Titans" (1999 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: late Triassic - late Jurassic / Place: prehistory Arizona & Colorado / Event/Person: documentary about dinosaurs
6b. Walking with Dinosaurs: 1.3, "Cruel Sea" / 1.4, "Giants of the Skies" (1999 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: late Jurassic - early Cretaceous / Place: prehistory Oxfordshire & North America / Event/Person: documentary about dinosaurs

June 5th
7a. Walking with Dinosaurs: 1.5, "Spirits of the Ice Forest" / 1.6, "Death of a Dynasty" (1999 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: middle Cretaceous - late Cretaceous / Place: prehistory Antarctica & Montana / Event/Person: documentary about dinosaurs
7b. Monarchy with David Starkey: 1.1, "A Nation State" (2004 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: prehistory - 10th century CE / Place: England / Event/Person: history of British monarchy
8. The Captains (William Shatner, 2011 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 2011 / Place: United States ; United Kingdom / Event/Person: documentary about Star Trek actors

June 6th
9. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957)*
Date: 1943 / Place: Burma / Event/Person: World War II ; loosely based on the construction of the Burma Railway
--- Excerpt: The Steve Allen Show with William Holden and Alec Guinness
--- Featurettes: "The Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai" / "Rise and Fall of a Jungle Giant" / "An Appreciation by Filmmaker John Milius"
--- Short: "... On Seeing Film: Film and Literature"

10. Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison, 1971)
Date: 1905 / Place: Russia / Event/Person: period musical about a Jewish community in Russia
--- Deleted Song: "Any Day Now"
--- Featurette: "Tevye's Daughters"


June 7th
Bonus: Visit to the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
11. Good Times, Wonderful Times (Lionel Rogosin, 1966)*
Date: 1930s - 1960s / Place: England (frame story) ; Japan ; United States ; Germany / Event/Person: World War II ; Hiroshima bombing ; Civil Rights Movement

June 8th
12. Roots: Part I (1977)*
Date: 1750 - 1767 / Place: West Africa / Event/Person: adaptation of Alex Haley novel ; slave trade
13. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (H.C. Potter, 1939)*
Date: 1911 - 1918 / Place: United States ; France / Event/Person: biography of dancers Vernon and Irene Castle

June 9th
14. How to Survive a Plague (David France, 2012 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1980s - 2010s / Place: United States / Event/Person: AIDS epidemic
15. Roots: Part II (1977)*
Date: 1767 - 1768 / Place: Maryland ; Virginia / Event/Person: adaptation of Alex Haley novel

June 10th
16a. Monarchy with David Starkey: 1.2, "Aengla Land" (2004 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 943 - 1066 CE / Place: England / Event/Person: documentary about English monarchy
16b. Monarchy with David Starkey: 1.3, "Conquest" (2004 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1066 - 1154 CE / Place: England / Event/Person: documentary about English monarchy

June 11th
17a. Monarchy with David Starkey: 1.4, "Dynasty" (2004 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1154 - 1272 CE / Place: England / Event/Person: documentary about English monarchy
17b. Monarchy with David Starkey: 1.5, "A United Kingdom" (2004 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1272 - 1327 CE / Place: England / Event/Person: documentary about English monarchy

June 12th
18. Prohibition: 1.1, "A Nation of Drunkards" (2011 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1800s - 1919 / Place: United States / Event/Person: documentary about US Prohibition and its effects
19. Prohibition: 1.2, "A Nation of Scofflaws" (2011 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1920s / Place: United States / Event/Person: documentary about US Prohibition and its effects

June 13th
20. Prohibition: 1.3, "A Nation of Hypocrites" (2011 / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1920s - 1930s / Place: United States / Event/Person: documentary about US Prohibition and its effects

June 14th
21. Roots: Part III (1977)*
Date: 1776 - 1790 / Place: Virginia / Event/Person: adaptation of Alex Haley novel
22. In Which We Serve (NoŽl Coward & David Lean, 1942)*
Date: 1930s - 1942 / Place: England / Event/Person: World War II ; Battle of Crete

June 15th
23. Roots: Part IV (1977)*
Date: 1806 - 1824 / Place: Virginia / Event/Person: adaptation of Alex Haley novel
24. The Drum (Zoltan Korda, 1938)*
Date: 1900s (?) / Place: India / Event/Person: British Raj (fictional uprising)

June 16th
25. Roots: Part V (1977)*
Date: 1841 - 1865 / Place: Virginia / Event/Person: adaptation of Alex Haley novel
26. Roots: Part VI (1977)*
Date: 1865 - 1870 / Place: Virginia / Event/Person: adaptation of Alex Haley novel
27. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris, 1988)*
Date: 1976 - 1988 / Place: Texas / Event/Person: true crime documentary

June 20th
28. River of No Return (Otto Preminger, 1954)*
Date: 1875 / Place: United States / Event/Person: western

June 22nd
29. The Sound of Music (Robert Wise, 1965)
Date: 1930s / Place: Austria / Event/Person: biography of the Trapp family

June 27th
30. Richard III (Laurence Olivier, 1955)
Date: 1461 - 1485 / Place: England / Event/Person: Richard III ; adaptation of William Shakespeare play

Checklist
Spoiler:
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- 12th century CE: Gate of Hell (1953)
-X- 15th century CE: Richard III (1955)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Mexico: Viva Zapata! (1952)
-X- England: Monarchy with David Starkey (2004) - 3 episodes
-X- Austria: The Sound of Music (1965)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO 6/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories: Completed

FOLKLORE & FAITH
-X- Film about prehistory: Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) - 6 episodes
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event: The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
-X- Film about Women's History: The Buccaneers (1995) - 4 episodes
-X- Film about Race Relations: Roots (1977) - 6 episodes
-X- Film about the LGBTQ Community: Christopher and His Kind (2011)
-X- Film about Religious Minority: Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR 3/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

-X- Anti-War film: Good Times, Wonderful Times (1966)
--- Military Comedy
-X- Prisoner of War/Escape film: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
-X- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military: In Which We Serve (1942)

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
-X- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show: River of No Return (1954) - features Rory Calhoun who starred in The Texan
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST 5/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories: Complete

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
-X- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime"): The Thin Blue Line (1988)
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
-X- Watch a film about a pop culture craze: The Captains (2011) - about Star Trek
-X- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.): How to Survive a Plague (2012)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
-X- Watch a film about colonialism: The Drum (1938) - about British rule in India
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
-X- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.): Prohibition (2011) - documentary series about the law

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Delusional... or HISTORICAL?

June 2 (circa 1942)
1. Bridge Over River Kwai [Blu-ray]

June 6 (hiding out 2008 style)
2. Zero Dark Thirty [Blu-ray]

June 9 (stuck in 1997)
3. The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray]

June 10 (2007 era fantasy)
4. Margin Call [Blu-ray]

June 12 (jumping to 2005)
5. Battle for Haditha [Netflix]

June 13 (landing in make believe 1298)
6. Braveheart [Blu-ray]

June 14 (1965)
7. We Were Soldiers [Netflix]

June 15 (1944 time machine crashdown)
8. Valkyrie [Netflix]

June 17 (dive bombing 1917)
9. Flyboys [Netflix]
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5th Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List

My totals have historically been low for this challenge. I'm usually out of town during a good portion of the month, and this year is no different. I'm still looking forward to clearing a few things off the DVR/Unwatched Pile.

Counting Method: I'll stick with what was done in the past. 2 hours of Television Content will equal 1 item.


June 1
1. The Other Dream Team (2012) [DVR]
2. Secretariat (2010) [BD]

June 2
3. Saving Mr. Banks (2013) [BD]
4. Back to Bataan (1945) [DVD]
5. Nine of IX: Let Them Wear Towels (2013) [DVR] / The Big Valley: Palms of Glory (1965) [DVD]
6. The Big Valley: Forty Rifles (1965) [DVD] / Little House on the Prairie: Castoffs (1977) [DVD]

June 3
7. The Big Valley: Boots With My Father's Name / Young Marauders (1965) [DVD]
8. Little House on the Prairie: My Ellen / The Handyman (1977) [DVD]

June 4
9. The Impossible (2012) [BD]
10. The Big Valley: The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner / Heritage (1965) [DVD]
11. 12 Years a Slave (2012) [DVD]

June 5
12. Little House on the Prairie: The Wolves / The Creeper of Walnut Grove (1977) [DVD]

June 6
13. Great Balls of Fire! (1989) [DVR]
14. Little House on the Prairie: To Run and Hide / The Aftermath (1977) [DVD]

June 7
15. Titanic: Blood and Steel: A City Divided / Stainless Steel (2012) [BD]
16. Titanic: Blood and Steel: Good Man Down / Danger Looms (2012) [BD]
17. Little House on the Prairie: The Fighter (Extended episode) (1977) [DVD]

June 8
18. Little House on the Prairie: The High Cost of Being Right / Meet Me at the Fair (1977) [DVD]
19. Apocalypse Now (1979) [DVR]
20. High Noon (1952) [DVR]

June 9
21. Titanic: Blood and Steel: Under Lock and Key / The Imposter (2012) [BD]
22. Titanic (1997)
23. Titanic: Blood and Steel: The Truth Shall Set You Free / High Stakes (2012) [BD]
24. Titanic: Blood and Steel: Burden of Proof / A Crack in the Armor (2012) [BD]
25. Little House on the Prairie: Here Comes the Brides / Freedom Flight (1977) [DVD]

June 10
26. Little House on the Prairie: The Rivals / Whisper Country (1978) [DVD]
27. Operation Pacific (1951) [DVD]
28. Titanic: Blood and Steel: The Tipping Point / The "Unsinkable" Sets Sail (2012) [BD]

June 11
29. The Ten Commandments (1956) [BD]
30. They Were Expendable (1945) [DVD]

June 12
31. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) [BD]
32. The Caine Mutiny (1954) [DVR]
33. Little House on the Prairie: I Remember, I Remember (1978) [DVD] / The President's Photographer (2010) [DVD]

June 13
34. Little House on the Prairie: Be My Friend / The Inheritance (1978) [DVD]

June 14
35. The Unauthorized Life of Johnny Cash (2005) [DVD]

June 21
36. Coming Home (1978) [DVR]
37. The Big Valley: Winner Lose All / My Son, My Son (1965) [DVD]
38. The Big Valley: Earthquake! / The Murdered Party (1965) [DVD]

June 22
39. Cleveland Indians vs. Baltimore Orioles playoff game, 10/1/96 [DVD]

June 23
40. The Big Valley: The Way to Kill a Killer / Night of the Wolf (1965) [DVD]
41. Little House on the Prairie: The Stranger / A Most Precious Gift (1978) [DVD]

June 24
42. Chicago Cubs: The Heart & Soul of Chicago (2011) [BD]
43. Love, Marilyn (2012) [DVR]
44. America: The Story of Us: Rebels / Revolution (2010) [BD]
45. America: The Story of Us: Westward / Division (2010) [BD]

June 25
46. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) [DVR]
47. Little House on the Prairie: I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away, parts 1 & 2 (1978) [DVD]

June 26
48. Kinsey (2004) [DVR]
49. Baltimore Orioles vs. Atlanta Braves, 6/13/99 [DVD]

June 27
50. The English Patient (1996) [BD]
51. Ben-Hur (1959) [BD]
52. The Big Valley: The Guilt of Matt Bentell / The Brawlers (1965) [DVD]

June 28
53. The Big Valley: Judgment in Heaven / The Invaders (1965) [DVD]

June 29
54. The Big Valley: By Fires Unseen / A Time to Kill (1966) [DVD]

June 30
55. The Big Valley: Teacher of Outlaws / Under a Dark Star (1966) [DVD]
56. The Big Valley: Barbary Red / The Death Merchant (1966) [DVD]
57. MLB All-Star Game - 7/10/01 [DVD]
58. The Big Valley: The Fallen Hawk / Hazard (1966) [DVD]
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Ghost Adventures [Salem Witch House; New Orleans] 6-1
Saturday Night Live in the '80's: Lost and Found 6-1
The Rape of Europa / 2006 / 6-3
D-Day Normandy 1944 / IMAX-3D / 6-4
The Pacific / *
===[Part One] / 6-4
===[Part Two] / 6-5
===[Part Three] / 6-9
===[Part Four] / 6-14
===[Part Five] / 6-20
===[Part Six] / 6-27
===[Part Seven] / 6-28
===[Part Eight] / 6-29
===[Part Nine] / 6-29
===[Part Ten] / 6-30
The Dance of Reality / 6-5
The Longest Day / 6-6 *
Brian Williams Reporting 'Journey to Normandy' / 6-6
Nazi Temple of Doom / 6-7
Jeopardy! [episodes: 6855, 6854, 6543] / 6-7
Pre-World Cup Game match: USA vs. Nigeria [Jacksonville, Florida / ESPN broadcast] 6-7
The Belmont Stake 2014 / 6-7
Feeder: 'Descend" - Reading Music Festival (UK); Aug. 24th, 1997 / 6-8 CD-Rom
United States of Secrets Part II: Privacy Lost [Frontline] / 6-8
Amy Winehouse / Glastonbury Music Festival performance [66min.] (UK); June 28, 2008 / 6-8
Ghost Adventures [Whaley House. San Diego, California] / 6-9
We Were Here / 6-9
Belle / 6-10
Pompeii / 6-11 *
The German Doctor / 2013 6-11
Cabaret [with commentary track ☼ ] 6-11 *
55 Days at Peking / 6-12 *
The Agony and the Ecstasy / 6-12 *
Jeopardy! #6858, #6857 6-13
Ghost Adventures ‘Aftershocks’ [Sedamsville Rectory (Ohio) / Winchester Mystery House (San Jose, California) & Bobby Mackey's Music World (Wilder, Kentucky) / 6-14
George Orson Welles apologizes for the ‘The War of the Worlds’ broadcast [filmed Press conference] (Oct. 31, 1938) / 6-14
Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Sightings / 6-14
Ancient X-Files [The Holy Grail; The Labyrinth] / 6-14
Alexander (Ultimate Cut) / [206 minute version ☼ ] / 6-15 *
Mystery Files: Alexander the Great / 6-15
The Day John Lennon Died / 2010 / 6-15
Papillion / 6-16 *
All the Presidents Men / 6-16 *
Jeopardy! [#6861] / 6-16
SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon / 6-17
Shut Up and Play the Hits / 2012 / 6-17 *
Queen Margot / 1994 / [159 minute version ☼ ] / 4K restoration (DCP) / 6-18
Bathory / 6-18
Chasing Mavericks / 6-19 *
Mysteries of a Masterpiece [NOVA] / 6-19
Mystery Files: Abraham Lincoln / 6-19
Battle of Britain / 1969 / 6-19 *
The Secret Disco Revolution / 2012 / 6-20
Jeopardy! [#6864, 6865] / 6-21
Muscle Shoals / 2013 6-21
Ghost Adventures [Overland Hotel and Saloon] 6-21
Jeopardy! [#6870] 6-27
Men at Lunch 6-27
M.A.S.H. / 1970 / 6-27 *
Stalag 17 6-27 *
Secrets of the Dead: Churchill's Deadly Decision 6-28
Secrets of the Viking Sword 6-28
Milius 6-28
Spinning Plates 6-28
Birth of the Living Dead 6-29
Machete Maidens Unleashed! 6-29
The New World: Nightmare in Jamestown 6-29
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel 6-29
Zeitgeist: The Movie 6-29
Tim's Vermeer 6-29 *
Hitler's Secret Attack on America 6-30
American Experience: Death and the Civil War 6-30
Jersey Boys 6-30
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly / 1966 [4K transfer] * 6-30
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan / 2011 * 7-1


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As a fun concurrent challenge /appreciation list. I'm going to include music, historical recordings that I've heard during the month - broadcast archived/ cataloged entries define culture, a specific time, place and event.

The Gershwin Songbook: 'S Paradise [Instrumentals] (Various artists) / Big Head Todd and the Monsters "Live" (1985) [3 track EP] / Keane [4 'live' tracks; March 5, 2005] ('Hopes and Fear' Deluxe Edition) / Gene 'Live' Royal Albert Hall; March 1, 1997 [8 tracks] / Talking Heads: Performance [15 tracks] [FM Broadcast: Berklee Performing Arts Centre, Boston, Aug. 24, 1979] / Jean Michel Jarre: Cities in Concert Houston Lyon [10 tracks] [Houston Texas: April 5, 1986 / Lyon, France: Oct. 5, 1986] / Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Architecture & Morality and more [Live album] / Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington: The Stockholm Concert (February 7, 1966) / The War of the Worlds: Radio Drama (full original broadcast) Oct. 30, 1938 / Winston Churchill's 'Finest Hour Speech' (June 18, 1940) / Suede: Teenage Cancer Trust concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - March 24, 2010


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*= first time viewing

June 2
1. AL CAPONE (1960)* (DVR)

June 4
2. MILIUS (2013)* (Netflix Streaming)

June 6
3. RANCHO DELUXE (1975)

June 7
4. STALINGRAD* (2013) (Blu-Ray 3D)
5. MATINEE (1993) (DVD)

June 8
6. EL CID (1961) (DVD)

June 9
7. WENT THE DAY WELL?* (1942) (DVR)

June 10
8. WISH ME AWAY* (2011) (Netflix Streaming)

June 11
9. AMERICA'S SECRET SLANG (DVR)
a. "Guns, Booze and Politics"*
b. "Them's Fightin' Words"*
c. "Y'All Speak Country*
d. "Coming to America*
June 12
10. TURN* (DVR)
a.Episode 4*
b. Episode 5*
June 13
11. CHINA 9, LIBERTY 37 (1978) YouTube Streaming

June 14
12. THE BIG FISHERMAN (1960) (DVR)

June 15
13. A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST* (2014) (Theater)

June 16
14. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS* (2103) (Blu-Ray)

June 18
15. DEAN REED: DER ROTE ELVIS (2007)* (Netflix Streaming)

June 19
16. AMERICAN REBEL: THE DEAN REED STORY (1987)* (Netflix Streaming)

June 20
17. FACE OF FIRE (1958) (DVR)

June 21
18. JERSEY BOYS (2014)* (Theater)

June 22
19. The GLORY GUYS (1965)* (DVR)

June 23
20. THE VICTORS (1963)* (Region 2 DVD)

June 24
21. THE DEVIL WITH HITLER (1942) (DVR)
22. THE NORMAL HEART (2014)* (DVR)

June 25
23. 42 (2013)* Blu-Ray

June 25
24. THE PASSWORD IS COURAGE (1962) (DVR)

Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Movie 1 EL CID (11th Century)
-X- Movie 2 CHINA 9, LIBERTY 37(19 Century)
-X- Movie 3 THE BIG FISHERMAN (1st Century)
-X- Movie 4 TURN (18th Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Movie 1 MATINEE (Cuban Missile Crisis USA)
-X- Movie 2 EL CID (Battle of Valencia, Spain)
-X- Movie 3 STALINGRAD (Battle of Stalingrad, Russia)
-X- Movie 4 THE BIG FISHERMAN (The Crucifixion of Christ, Judea)
-X- Movie 5 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (High jacking of the Maresk Alabama, Somalia)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
-X- Film about religious history THE BIG FISHERMAN (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
-X- Film about a folk hero EL CID
-X- Film about either the Humanities 42 (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
-x- Film about Women's History WISH ME AWAY
-X- Film about Race Relations 42
-X- Film about the LGBTQ Community WISH ME AWAY
--- Film about Religious Minority
-X- Film about Immigrants DER ROTE ELVIS

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
-X- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective DEAN REED: DER ROTE ELVIS; AMERICAN REBEL: THE STORY OF DEAN REED(1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

-X- Anti-War film THE VICTORS
-X- Military Comedy THE PASSWORD IS COURAGE
-X- Prisoner of War/Escape film THE PASSWORD IS COURAGE
-X- Resistance Movement/Civilians film WENT THE DAY WELL?
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
-X- War film that was produced *during* that war WENT THE DAY WELL?
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
-X- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military THE DEVIL WITH HITLER

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
-X- The ranch story. RANCHO DELUXE (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
-X- The empire story. A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
-X- The revenge story. CHINA 9, LIBERTY 37 (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
-X- The cavalry and Indian story. THE GLORY GUYS (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
-X- Neo-Western RANCHO DELUXE (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

-X- Watch a film about a disaster STALINGRAD (begins with a Japanese Tsunami)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
-X- Watch a film about a medical condition THE NORMAL HEART (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
-X- Watch a film about colonialism TURN
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
-X- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.) AL CAPONE (Prohibition)
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The Historical Appreciation Challenge

June 1
1. Beyond the Law (1968)

June 7
2. Death Rides a Horse

June 14
3. The Dance of Reality

June 15
4. The Grand Duel

June 19
5. River of No Return

June 22
6. Barry Lyndon

June 29
7. The Misfits

June 30
8. Mephisto


Checklist:
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
XXX Barry Lyndon 1700s
XXX Beyond the Law 1800s
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
XXX The Dance of Reality Chile
XXX Barry Lyndon England
XXX Mephisto Germany
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
--- Film about Women's History
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
XXX The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.) Death Rides a Horse
XXX The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.) River of No Return
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
XXX Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive) The Misfits

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)

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05/31
(1) M*A*S*H*- (1970) Donald Sutherland. The one that started it all. The goings on at a military surgical hospital during the Korean War. The basis for one of the best ever sitcoms in history of American Television. Although this movie did drag at times. You can notice some roots for the tv show. 8/10

06/01
(2) The 13th Warrior (1999) Antonio Banderas. A group of Norsemen travel to defend their countryside versus an evil foe. I've always enjoyed this one. 8/10
(3) Anzio (1968) - Robert Michum. An US WWII Army mission heads to Anzio. This didn't grab me like it used to. 7/10

06/02
(4) Green Bay Packers- Top 10 Best Players. Don Huston was #1 from the 1930-40 era. Ray Nitskie was my favorite from the list that they provided. 7/10
(5) The Story of the AFL- Documentary of the beginning of the American Football League starting in 1960. Some good old time AFL B&W highlights especially with the good ones in the MUD. Which is virtually non-existant in today's game. Good Stuff. 9/10

06/03
(6) 100 Rifles (1969) Jim Brown. Lyedecker, Joe (Reynolds), Sarita (Welch) lead a Mexican revolt versus a railroad company. 8/10

06/04
(7) War Arrow (1953) Jeff Chandler. A major tries to get Seminole Indians to fight Kiowas. Love this. One of my favorite ,lesser known movies. 8/10

06/05
(8) When Trumpets Fade (1998) Ron Eldrad. Movie concerning the battle of the Hurtgen Forrest and the Siegfried Line. Good movie. 8/10

06/06
(9) 40 Guns to Apache Pass. Audie Murphy. A captain tries to get 40 rifles pass the Apache Indians. 8/10
(10) The Salem Witch Trials. History Channel Documentary covering the Witch trials of Salem and the surrounding areas. 8/10

06/07
(11) The White Buffalo (1977) Charles Bronson. Wild Bill travels to Colorado to hunt a white buffalo that has been haunting his dreams 9/10

06/09
(12) Patton (1970) George c. Scott. Fun version covering the life of General Patton during WWII. 9/10
(13) The Battle at Apache Pass (1952) Jeff Chandler. Cochise and Geronimo join forces to fight back the US Calvary that tries to take over their land. 8/10

06/11
(13) High Noon. Gary Cooper. A retiring Marshall unretires to fight a gang who's leader he sent to prison but was suddenly released. 9/10
(14) Fort Apache. John Wayne. An eccentric Colonel takes over the Fort and leads the troop into devastation. My favorite John Wayne movie. 9/10
(15) Broken Arrow (1950) Jimmy Stewart. A scout tries to talk to Cochise to have the mail riders go through his land which leads to peace. 8/10

06/12
(16) 300 (2007) Gerard Butler. Cartoonish, loosely based on the Battle of Thermopalyae.the siege of the 300 Spartans. 9/10

06/14
(17) Stalag 17 (1952) William Holden. Number 17 on my list goes to Stalag 17! Not by design either. Excellent WWII POW camp movie. There's a traitor squealing on fellow prisoners at a certain prisoner barracks. Have to give this 10/10. Great old fashioned WWII movie.
(18) Deep Purple Documentary. (2013) VH1 Series. Chronicling the history of the band. Forming, break ups, new members, deaths, reformations, etc. 9/10
(19) To Hell and Back (1955) Audie Murphy. Murphy stars as himself from his early days through his WWII career. Great old time classic. 8/10

06/15
(20) Geronimo- An American Legend. Wes Studi. Chronicles Geronimo from the time he first surrendered, to the final surrender. 9/10

06/17
(21) Rio Conchos. (1964) Jim Brown. A US Army Captain has a shipment of rifles stolen from him. He forms a team of 4 to get them back. 8/10

06/18
(22) Wild Bill (1995) Jeff Bridges. Movie about Wild Bill Hickcock his time in Deadwood til his death. 9/10

06/20
(23) Arrowhead (1953) Charlton Heston. Indian Scout Ed Bannon takes on childhood friend and Indian leader Toriano ( Jack Palance ) in a good Indians vs. Calvary Western, just the way that I like it. 8/10

06/22
(24) Comanche Station (1960) Randolph Scott. A man trades for a woman from the Comanches and brings her back home to her husband. Wasn't great. But a nice addition to the challenge. 6/10
(25) Black Robe (1991) In 1634 a priest is sent on a mission to convert Iroquois Indians to christianity. 9/10

06/25
(26) Custer of the West (1968) Another version of the life of General George A. Custer 8/10
(27) Hondo. John Wayne. A drifter takes on a woman's ranch while fighting Apaches 8/10

06/26
(28) Cadillac Records (2008) Adrian Brody. Excellent portrayal of Chess Records with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Howlin Wolf and others. 9/10

06/28
(29) Ironclad (2011) Paul Giamatti. King John in 1215 is roaring through the countryside destroying everybody who signed the Magna Carta. 8/10
(30) Bridge at Remagen (1969) George Segal. WWII saga about the US Army trying to complete a mission by taking the bridge at Remagen versus the Germans. 8/10
(31) Love and Death (1975) Woody Allen. Allen takes on the Napoleonic Wars. Even reverts to assassinate Napoleon. 6/10

06/29
(32) The Searchers (1956) John Wayne. A family searches the countryside for Comanches who killed and kidnapped members of their family. 9/10

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Title in BLACK = DVD/Blu Ray from my personal collection.
Title in RED = Online viewing (Mostly Netflix).
Title in BLUE = DVD/Blu Ray rental.
* = First time viewing.

In keeping with the previous month's Make Your Own Challenge which for me was music on DVD I'll start with a few music documentaries.

June 1
1. Deep Purple: History, Hits & Highlights '68-'76
(2009) Two documentaries of the early history of the band from French and New Zealand television.
2. Inside the Tale of the Fox: The Eric Carr Story (2000) A biography of Paul Caravello AKA Eric Carr, drummer of KISS who replaced original drummer Peter Criss and who was with the band from 1980 until his death in 1991. Rare video footage and testimonials from those who knew him.

June 2 - I'm gonna get Old Testament on yo' ass!
3. King David
* (1985) Richard Gere as the Old Testament King. Sometimes a bit plodding but still pretty good. Two of my favourite actresses, Cherie Lunghi and Alice Krieg are here but sadly very briefly.
4. The Exodus Decoded* (2006) Documentary that seeks to prove historically and scientifically the story of Exodus. A compelling case is put forth, I must say.

June 3 - I'm gonna get Tudor Dynasty on yo' ass!
4. Anne of the Thousand Days
* (1969) Richard Burton and Genevieve Bujold are the definitive Henry the VIII and Anne Boleyn in this historical epic of the libidinous king and a woman who inadvertently fans power and is then destroyed by it. An absolutely stunning production and Bujold is nothing short of brilliant as Anne Boleyn.
5. Elizabeth (1998) Cathe Blanchet as the Virgin Queen. Fantastic performances all around.

June 4 - I'm gonna get Sexy on yo' ass!
6. Lovelace
* (2013) I love Amanda Seyfried in anything but here she really shines as the reluctant porn star Linda Lovelace. And it wasn't until the end movie credits that I saw that Sharon Stone plays Linda's mom, she was totally unrecognizable!
7. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) Gretchen Moll is really good as Bettie in this bio-pic that is shot almost entirely in glorious black and white.

June 5 - I'm gonna get True Crime on yo' ass!
8. Lizzy Borden Took an Ax
* (2014) Christina Ricci stars in this true crime story of the woman who allegedly killed her parents. The murders themselves almost take a back seat to a lot of police procedure and courtroom scenes but still a pretty good movie. Ricci herself is quite good as well.
9. Zodiac (2007) Chilling account of the Zodiac killings and the investigation into the murders. One of David Fincher's best.

June 6 - I'm gonna get Wild on yo' ass!
10. Gorillas in the Mist
(1988) True life account of Dian Fossey who studied and protected the mountain gorilla. Sigourney Weaver is excellent in the role.

June 7 - I'm gonna get Airborne on yo' ass!
11. Flyboys
(2006) "Based on true events" which is code for "most of this we just made it up". James Franco is an american pilot volunteering in WWI France. The dogfights are exciting but the rest is pretty dull. There's even a totally contreived romance subplot to make things even more boring.
12. The Hindenburg* (1975) Fact is mixed with fiction as a german rebel tries to sabotage the Zeppelin in order to discredit Hitler and the Nazi party. A bit too long and talky but still pretty good.

June 8 - I'm gonna get Hired Gunmen on yo' ass!
11. The Day of the Jackal
* (1973) Not based on a true story but the milieu of the story is historical enough. The story follows a methodical hit man code name Jackal who is hired to assassinate then French president Charles De Gaulle. Such attempts were made (but never successful) on De Gaulle so there are some historically accurate circumstances. A very long film but absolutely gripping - a classic.
12. The Magnificent Seven* (1998) Episode 1: Ghosts of the Confederacy TV series based on the movie. In this pilot episode the Seven meet for the first time and are hired by an Indian tribe that needs protection from a leftover Confederate troupe.

June 9 - I'm gonna get Wild West on yo' ass!
13. The Magnificent Seven
* (1973) Episode 2: One day out west A judge arrives in town meaning to bring down the law but the residents have other plans.
14. The Magnificent Seven* (1998) Episode 3: Working Girls A group of travelling prostitutes stir things up in the small town where the Seven live.

June 10 - I'm gonna get Post Civil War on yo' ass!
13. Hatfields & McCoys
* (2012) Episode 1 In post Civil War Kentucky, the heads of two rival families continue their own war. Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton star. Pretty damn good.

June 11
14. Hatfields & McCoys
* (2012) Episode 2 A Romeo & Juliet storyline unfolds that leads to more strife among the feuding families.

June 12
15. Hatfields & McCoys
* (2012) Episode 3 Damn this mini-series was good - and based on historical events too. Reccommended.

June 13 - I'm gonna get Ancient Egypt on yo' ass!
16. Mystery of the Sphinx
* (1993) Documentary that puts forth the theory that the Sphinx lis much older than we thought. Charlton Heston narrates so it must be true.

June 13 - I'm gonna WWII on yo' ass!
17. Das Boot
* (1985) This is the longer mini-series version of this great film. Absolutely engrossing tale of a German U-Boat during WWII - a classic.

June 14-20 - On hiatus watching other non-historical stuff.

June 21 - I'm going to get 1800's on yo ass!
18. September Dawn
(2007) Movie about the Mountain Meadows Massacre in 1857 where Mormons slaughtered a caravan of pioneers headed to California because they had trespassed on their land (or so this movie says). How much of it is true is up for debate and the film portrays the Mormons as blood-thirsty zealots. There's also a tacked-on Romeo and Juliet romance in there that's pretty boring.
19. The Journey of August King* (1995) Set in the early 1800's, a travelling man comes across a runaway slave, at first he wants nothing to do with her but later after her insistence he helps her escape those that hunt her down and a bond forms between them - not a romantic one but one born of compassion for another human being. Very moving and well acted story with Thandie Newton and Jason Patric.

June 22 - I'm going to use a long-range rifle on yo ass!
20. Quigley Down Under
(1990) Very entertaining western set in Australia about an American (Tom Selleck) hired to shoot aborigines. When he refuses to do so he becomes a hunted man along with a crazy woman (Laura San Giacomo) who mistakes Selleck for her estranged husband. Gunfights and adventure ensue. Great score by Basil Poledouris as well.

June 23-26 - Another hiatus.

June 27 - I'm gonna go Beatlemania on yo' ass!
21. Good 'Ol Freda
* (2013) Freda Kelly recounts her days as the secretary of the Fab Four from the very beginning to the end. Quite moving at times and a fascinating (if rather low-key) telling of the rise of The Beatles.
22. The Linda McCartney Story (2000) Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) portrays Linda McCartney in this bio-pic of the most famous Beatle wife.

June 28 - I'm gonna get WWII on yo ass (again)!
23. The Monuments Men
* (2014) True story of a small group of soldiers whose mission was to save and retrieve works of art stolen by the Nazis during WWII. George Clooney stars and directs an ensemble cast who do a good job but the story could have used some more excitement because it does drag on in places.

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Spoiler:
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- The Exodus Decoded (1500 B.C.)
-X- Anne of the Thousand Days (1500's)
-X- Hatfields & McCoys - Episode 2 (1800's)
-X- Mystery of the Sphinx (10,000 B.C. to 4,500 B.C.)

--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Elizabeth (England)
-X- The Monuments Men (France)

--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
-X- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) King David
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
-X- Film about Women's History The Notorious Bettie Page
-X- Film about Race Relations The Journey of August King

--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
-X- Film about Religious Minority September Dawn (the Mormons)
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
-X- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2) Good Ol' Freda (Beatle secretary)
-X- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2) The Linda McCartney Story (Beatle wife)


WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
-X- Submarine film - Das Boot
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
-X- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one) Hatfields & McCoys (Post Civil War veterans)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
-X- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.) Hatfields & McCoys - Episode 3
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
-X- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. Quigley Down Under-X- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation The Magnificent Seven, Episode 1: Ghosts of the Confederacy (This episode is 90 minutes long so it qualifies as a movie)
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

-X- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl) The Hindenburg-X- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime") Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (there was a trial that made national news at the time and it is shown in the movie)
-X- Watch a film about a scientific discovery Gorillas in the Mist (I'm considering the advances in knowledge of gorilla behaviour as a discover - I'm reaching, I know.)

--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
-X- Watch a film about a pop culture craze Lovelace (Deep Throat was a craze at the time)
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)

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“I knew that a historian (or a journalist, or anyone telling a story) was forced to choose, out of an infinite number of facts, what to present, what to omit. And that decision inevitably would reflect, whether consciously or not, the interests of the historian.”
― Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present

1. Cadfael: The Leper of St. Giles (1994) 75 min.
2. The Romance of Three Kingdoms: Episode 1 Tao yuan san jie yi * (1995)
3. Gunsmoke: Matt Gets It (1955) * 27 min.
4. Persepolis (2007) * 96 min.
5. Gunsmoke: Hot Spell (1955) * 26 min.
6. Gunsmoke: Word of Honor (1955) * 26 min.
7. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: The Red Serpent (2010) * 55 min.
8. Murdoch Mysteries: Still Waters (2008) * 48 min.
9. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Sacramentum Gladiatorum (2010) * 53 min.
10. Murdoch Mysteries: Belly Speaker (2008) * 48 min.
11. Witchfinder General (1968) 87 min.
12. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Legends (2010) * 56 min.
13. Gunsmoke: Home Surgery (1955) * 26 min.
14. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: The Thing in the Pit (2010) * 50 min.
15. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Shadow Games (2010) * 56 min.
16. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Delicate Things (2010) * 55 min.
17. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Great and Unfortunate Things (2010) * 52 min.
18. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Mark of the Brotherhood (2010) * 52 min.
19. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Whore (2010) * 51 min.
20. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Party Favors (2010) * 53 min.
21. Murdoch Mysteries: Child's Play (2008) * 48 min.
22. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Old Wounds (2010) * 52 min.
23. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Revelations (2010) * 56 min.
24. Murdoch Mysteries: Bad Medicine (2008) * 48 min.
25. Spartacus: Blood and Sand: Kill Them All (2010) * 55 min.
26. Murdoch Mysteries: The Prince and the Rebel (2008) * 48 min.
27. Centurion (2010) * 98 min.
28. Revenge of a Kabuki Actor (1963) * 113 min.
29. Murdoch Mysteries: The Annoying Red Planet (2008) * 48 min.
30. Murdoch Mysteries: Mild Mild West (2009) * 48 min.
31. Murdoch Mysteries: Snakes and Ladders (2009) * 48 min.
32. Murdoch Mysteries: Dinosaur Fever (2009) * 48 min.
33. Gunsmoke: Obie Tater (1955) * 27 min.
34. Murdoch Mysteries: Houdini Whodunit (2009) * 48 min.
35. Murdoch Mysteries: The Green Muse (2009) * 48 min.
36. Gunsmoke: Night Incident (1955) * 27 min.
37. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964) * 94 min.
38. The Canterbury Tales (1972) 111 min.
39. Schindler's List (1993) * 195 min.
40. Voices from the List (2004) * 77 min.
41. Murdoch Mysteries: Shades of Grey (2009) * 48 min.
42. Hunger (2008) 96 min.
43. Panorama: The Provo's Last Card (1981) * 45 min.
44. In the Name of the Father (1993) * 133 min.
45. Bloody Sunday (2002) * 111 min.
46. Murdoch Mysteries: Big Murder on Campus (2009) * 48 min.
47. Murdoch Mysteries: I, Murdoch (2009) * 48 min.
48. Prelude to War (1942) 52 min.
49. Cadfael: Monk's Hood (1994) 76 min.
50. Murdoch Mysteries: Convalescence (2009) * 48 min.
51. The Nazis Strike (1943) * 40 min.
52. Murdoch Mysteries: Murdoch.com (2009) * 48 min.
53. Divide and Conquer (1943) * 56 min.
54. Murdoch Mysteries: Let Us Ask the Maiden (2009) * 48 min.
55. Murdoch Mysteries: Werewolves (2009) * 48 min.
56. Murdoch Mysteries: Anything You Can Do (2009) * 48 min.
57. The Battle of Britain (1943) * 52 min.
58. Murdoch Mysteries: The Murdoch Identity (2010) * 48 min.
59. Murdoch Mysteries: The Great Wall (2010) * 48 min.
60. A Farewell to Arms (1932) 89 min.
61. Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Annie Oakley (1894)/Buffalo Dance (1894)/Bucking Broncho (1894) 1 min.
62. The Great Train Robbery (1903) 10 min.
63. The Confederate Ironclad (1912) 16 min.
64. Riders of the Law (1922) * 61 min.
65. Fighter Pilot (1940) * 7 min.
66. V. 1 (1944) * 8 min.


* First time viewing.

Statistics:

Spoiler:
UK 9 China 1 US 32 France 1 Canada 21 Japan 2 Italy 1 Ireland 1

1890s 3 1900s 1 1910s 1 1920s 1 1930s 1 1940s 6 1950s 6 1960s 3 1970s 1 1980s 1 1990s 5 2000s 23 2010s 16

First time viewings: 56/68

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2014 Historical Film Challenge


First-Time Viewing:: 4
Blu-Ray::2
DVD:: 2
TV: 9
Netflix:: 4
YouTube:

June 1
1. The Sand Pebbles (1966). Netflix. Probably Steve McQueen's most interesting performance, as a engineer's mate on a U.S. Navy gunship in 1926 China who gets caught up in conflict between East and West. As much I want to enjoy The Sand Pebbles, I find its cloth-headed reduction of the complexities of Western colonialism in China to what is basically a cowboys and Indians picture infuriating.
2. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013). Netflix. Just a sheer joy listening to the stories from the women who made the sound we identify with the classic pop songs of the 60s and 70s. Merry Clayton's vocals on "Gimme Shelter" alone are worth the price of admission.

June 2
3. The Buccaneer (1958). TV. I suppose Paramount was trying to recapture the success of The Ten Commandments with another pairing of Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner and an introduction by Cecil B. DeMille, but it really isn't very good, and Heston is utterly miscast as Andrew Jackson.

June 3
4. Captain Phillips (2009). TV. Tom Hanks is awesome in this retelling of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama. This is one of those movies that one can praise for its excellence, yet never need to watch again.
5. A Big Hand for the Little Lady (1966). TV. On the other hand, this is a movie I could watch over and over. Great cast and a clever story about a high stakes poker game.

June 5
6. Woodstock (1969). TV I was only 8 years old during the summer of 69, the summer of the Apollo moon landing and of a rock concert in a small town in upstate New York, so Woodstock's impact came to me second-hand from the music the big kids were listening to. So much of it is dated, but the music is immortal.

June 6
7. The Longest Day (1962). DVD. Apart from the opening of Saving Private Ryan, this is the best version of D-Day we'll ever have on film.

June 10
8. Winchester '73 (1950). DVD. An excellent film that helped revive Jimmy Stewart's career.

June 15
9. Pirates of Blood River (1962). TV. . Christopher Lee does a French accent in this cheesy Hammer pirate flick.

June 16
10. Henry V (1944). TV Olivier's florid style of declaiming Shakespeare instead of acting his words naturally doesn't translate well 70 years later. Branagh's version of the play is superior.

June 17
11. 55 Days at Peking (1963). TV Despite the yellowface racist casting of British actors as Manchus and the ridiculous soap opera plot twists, this is still a fun adventure flick.

June 19
12. Argo (2012). TV: Even though the outcome is already well known, I still hold my breath when Affleck is leading the Americans out of Tehran. Gripping film with disturbing echoes for current events.
13. Ararat (2002). TV.: Atom Egoyan's attempt to make a layered film of personal drama, behind-the-scenes film making and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 fails completely. The extermination of the Armenian population in Anatolia during WWI is an important story that needs to be told, but Egoyan robs the tragedy of its power by slapping in weak scenes of people screaming at each other about suicide and drugs. Egoyan should have followed Spielberg and just let the genocide tell its own story.

June 21
14. The 300 Spartans (1962). Netflix. More or less an historically faithful retelling of the stand of the 300 at Thermopylae, with 90% less homoeroticism than 300. Of course, like every other sword and sandals flick of the period, the conflict between the Greeks and the Persians is recast with Cold War overtones as a struggle between freedom and tyranny, which is ridiculous to anyone who knows Greek history.
15. The Message (1976). Veoh: Overly long and a bit opaque to anyone who is unfamiliar with Islamic history, but worth watching nonetheless. Given the prohibitions
on depictions of the Prophet, the decision to tell Muhammad's story took a certain amount of courage. The film never shows Muhammad; instead, characters either talk about him or talk into the camera when they are addressing him.
16. Rob Roy (1995). TV: A rousing action film with a fantastic cast. Tim Roth is excellent as the unimaginable bastard antagonist.
17. 54 (1998). TV: An oddly dull film about a glittering period of excess. Mike Myers should have gotten on Oscar nomination for his fearless portrayal of Steve Rubell, but the rest of the cast is frankly terrible.

June 24
18. Cleopatra (1963). Blu-Ray. At long last I have finally watched Cleopatra in its entirety and it is spectacular. The sets and costume design are sumptuous, and you can see where the exorbitant budget went in the battles scenes.

June 25
19. Z (1969). DVD. A political thriller so intense and so scathing an indictment of fascism that Tricky Dick had it banned in the US. Plus it has a fantastic soundtrack.
20. Alexander (2004). TV: Oliver Stone delivers a deeply flawed bio of Alexander the Great. The cast is fantastic, but Colin Farrell just doesn't create the larger-than-life figure who conquered Asia from Asia Minor to Persia, India, Afghanistan and damned close to China.

June 26
21. Grease (1978). Blu-Ray: Although nobody is going to include Grease in the Great American Songbook, but it's a fun comfort food movie. It's interesting that the 70s felt and looked so different from the 1950s, even though Grease is only 20 years removed the film's setting, and the 70s were much closer to the 50s than we are to the 70s.
22. Zulu Dawn (1979). Netflix.: Another film that de-mythologizes the aura of glory attached to the building of Britain's empire, this time showing the governmental incompetence that led to a major British defeat at Isandlwana during the Zulu War in South Africa.

June 27
23. The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968). TV: Set in 1925, trhis film purports to tell the origin of the striptease in burlesque.

June 28
24. Daddy and the Muscle Academy (1991). DVD: A documentary about the life and work of Tom of Finland, an iconic artist whose muscled nudes defined the ideal image of gay leather masculinity.

June 29
25. Cinderella Man (2005). TV: A truly terrific film about the fall and rise of boxer James J Braddock, played well by Russell Crowe.

June 30
26. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) DVD--. Barbara is fabulous as always, although casting Yves Montand as the romantic lead was a mistake IMO. Fun movie nonetheless, with Barbra playing a modern girl (for 40 years ago) and a psychic in Regency England.

Spoiler:
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- The Buccaneer (19th century)
-X- Henry V (15th century)
-X- The 300 Spartans (5th century BC)
-X- The Message (7th century)
-X- Cleopatra (1st century BC)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Henry V (France)
-X- 55 Days in Peking (China)
-X- Argo (Iran)
-X- Ararat (Turkey)
-X- Zulu Dawn (South Africa)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
-X- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) The Message
-X- Film about a folk hero Rob Roy
-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event: 20 Feet from Stardom

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
-X- Film about Women's History Cleopatra
-X- Film about Race Relations Zulu Dawn
-X- Film about the LGBTQ Community Daddy and the Muscle Academy
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
-X- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.) A Big Hand for the Little Lady
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
-X- Watch a film about a pop culture craze Woodstock
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
-X- Watch a film about colonialism: The Sand Pebbles
-X- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other) Z
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)

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My Second Historical Appreciation Challenge
*= first time watching

Possible List:
14 Women
5 Broken Cameras
Good Ol' Freda
Incident at Oglala
Marilyn in Manhattan
Miss Representation
One Night in Turin
Positive Youth
Seven Up
The Lady in Number 6
The Rape of Europa
United


June 1, 2014
1. Seven Up (1964)*

June 2, 2014
2. Positive Youth (2012)*

June 3, 2014
3. 14 Women (2007)*

June 4, 2014
4. King George VI: The Man Behind the King's Speech (2011)*

June 9, 2014
5. February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four (2003)*






Spoiler:
Spoiler:
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WHEN
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)

WHERE
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)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
--- Film about Women's History
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)


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HyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com 100 Documentary Films widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Biography widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Documentary widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com War widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Western widget

2010: 14
2011: 5.5
2012: 20.5
2013: 18.5

Possible List:
John Adams
Dances with Wolves
Little House on the Prairie S.1
Little House on the Prairie S.2
Unforgiven?
Apocalypse Now?
5 documentaries (6/5)


May 31st
1. Ken Burns: The Civil War "The Cause (1861)"*

June 1st
2. Blackfish (2013)*
3. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013)*

June 6th
4. Little House on the Prairie S.1 "Harvest of Friends"*/Rome S.1 "The Stolen Eagle"*

June 11th
5. Seven Up! (1964)*/7 Plus Seven (1970)*

June 12th
6. 21 Up (1977)*

June 24th
7. Jersey Boys (2014)*

June 30th
8. The Case Against 8 (2014)*
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2014 Historical Appreciation Challenge

☼ = First time viewing

DVD | Blu-ray | Theater | TV/DVR

May 31
01. Changeling (2008)

June 1
02. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
03. The Comancheros (1961)

June 3
04. Green Zone (2010)

June 4
05. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
06. TURN - "Against Thy Neighbor" (2014)

June 5
07. Catfish (2010)

June 6
08. The Return of Ringo (1965)

June 7
09. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

June 8
10. The Pacific - Part One (2010)
11. The Pacific - Part Two (2010)

June 9
12. The Pacific - Part Three (2010)
13. The Pacific - Part Four (2010)

June 10
14. The Pacific - Part Five (2010)
15. The Pacific - Part Six (2010)
16. The Pacific - Part Seven (2010)

June 12
17. The Pacific - Part Eight (2010)

June 13
18. The Pacific - Part Nine (2010)
19. The Pacific - Part Ten (2010)
20. TURN - "The Battle of Setauket" (2014)

June 14
21. Aerial Gunner (1943)

June 17
22. The Appaloosa (1966)

June 18
23. Longmire - "The White Warrior" (2014)

June 19
24. Longmire - "Of Children and Travelers" (2014)
25. Longmire - "Miss Cheyenne" (2014)

June 21
26. A Man Called Horse (1970)

June 22
27. Tigerland (2000)

June 24
28. Winter in Wartime (2008)

June 25
29. Vera Cruz (1954)

June 28
30. Windtalkers (2002)

June 29
31. Longmire - "In the Pines" (2014)
32. Jersey Boys (2014)
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2014 Historical Film Challenge



* - First Time Viewing
Blu
DVD
Netflix
Hulu

May 31 (Dusk)
1. The Barbarian and the Geisha*
2. The Grand Duel (aka The Big Showdown)*

June 1
3. Keoma*
4. Bang the Drum Slowly*
5. The Red Baron*
6. Inside Llewyn Davis*
7. True Grit (2010)

June 2
8. A Royal Affair*

June 3
9. Sweetwater*
10. The Grandmaster*

June 4
11. The World's Fastest Indian*
12. Amistad*
13. Lone Survivor*
14. Rush*

June 5
15. The Buddy Holly Story*

June 6 - 8
Orange is the New Black binge watching

June 9
16. Buffalo Girls: Part One*
17. Buffalo Girls: Part Two*

June 10
18. La Bamba*
19. The Great Escape

June 16
20. The Last Waltz*

June 17
21. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

June 30
22. The Grapes of Wrath


Spoiler:
WHEN
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)

WHERE
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)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
--- Film about Women's History
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)
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Re: Historical Appreciation Challenge: The Gift of Wood Year List Thread

Bunk.
(NFC - Not for challenge; MRC - Mayn't really count)


June 1st
NFC - BTAS x3
NFC - Under the Dome 11
NFC - Winter Soldier?
NFC - Under the Dome 12
NFC - Under the Dome 13
001 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 1
002 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 2

June 2nd
NFC - BTAS 3.10
NFC - BTAS 3.11
003 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 3

June 3rd
004 - Rome - Seaspn 1, Episode 4
NFC - Maleficent
005 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 5
006 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 6

June 4th
007 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 7
008 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 8
009 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 9

June 5th

F01 - The Sound of Music
010 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 10
011 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 11
012 - Rome - Season 1, Episode 12
013 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 1
014 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 2

June 6th
F02 - The Lone Ranger (2012)
015 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 3
016 - Band of Brothers - Season 1, Episode 1
017 - Band of Brothers - Season 1, Episode 2

June 7th
018 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 4
F03 - Mulan
019 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 5
F04 - Pocahontas
020 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 6
021 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 7

June 8th
F05 - Pocahontas II
022 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 8
F06 - Mulan II
023 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 9
024 - Rome - Season 2, Episode 10

June 9th

F07 - Kind Hearts and Coronets
F08 - Salome, Where She Danced
025 - Band of Brothers - Season 1, Episode 3

June 10th
F09 - Love Me Tender
F10 - The Three Musketeers (Milla Jovovich)
026 - Band of Brothers - Season 1, Episode 4

June 11th
MRC - Return to Never Land
027 - Marple - Series 1, Episode 1
NFC - Batman TAS The Trial
NFC - Batman TAS Avatar
028 - Marple - Series 1, Episode 2
029 - Marple - Series 1, Episode 3

June 12th
BTAS
BTAS
030 - Marple - Series 1, Episode 4
BTAS
031 - Marple - Series 2, Episode 1
032 - Marple - Series 2, Episode 2

June 13th
BTAS
BTAS Catwalk
Marple 2.3
BTAS - Bane
Marple 2.4

June 14th
Dogtanian 1
Dogtanian 2
Dogtanian 3
Dogtanian 4
Marple 3.1

June 15th
Dogtanian 5
Dogtanian 6
Marple 3.2
Dogtanian 7
Marple 3.3
Marple 3.4
Marple 4.1

June 16th
Dogtanian 8
Dogtanian 9
Dogtanian 10
Tudors 1
Dogtanian 11
Tudors 2
Tudors 3

June 17th
Dogtanian 13
Dogtanian 14
Tudors 4
Tudors 5
Dogtanian 15
Dogtanian 16
Tudors 6
Tudors 7

June 18th
Dogtanian 17
Dogtanian 18
Dogtanian 19
Tudors 1.8
Dogtanian 20
Dogtanian 21
Dogtanian 22
Tudors 1.9
Tudors 1.10
Trudors 2.1

June 19th
Dogtanian 23
Dogtanian 24
Dogtanian 25
Dogtanian 26
Tudors 2.2
Tudors 2.3
Tudors 2.4
Tudors 2.5

June 20th
Tudors 2.6
The Man in the Iron Mask
Tudors 2.7
Tudors 2.8

June 21st
Tudors 2.9
Tudors 2.10
Tudors 3.1

June 22nd
Pirates: Band of Misfits
Tudors 3.2
Tudors 3.3
MRC - The Pirate Fairy
Tudors 3.4
Tudors 3.5
Tudors 3.6
Tudors 3.7

June 23rd
Tudors 3.8
Tudors 4.1
Tudors 4.2
Tudors 4.3
Tudors 4.4
Tudors 4.5

June 24th
Young Indiana 1 - My First Adventure
Tudors 4.6
Young Indiana 2
Tudors 4.7
Tudors 4.8

June 25th
YIndy 3 Cupid
Tudors 4.9
Tudors 4.10
Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen - 1

June 26th
YIndy 4 Travels With Father
Elizabeth: The Virgin Queen - 2
Elizabeth I (Mirren, Irons) - Part 1

June 27th
Elizabeth I (Mirren, Irons) - Part 2
YIndy 5 Journey of Radiance

June 28th
MRC - Jake and the Neverland Pirates - The Neverland Rescue
The Best Years of Our Lives
Angel and the Badman

June 29th
Paradise Canyon
West of the Divide
YIndy 6
Winds of the Wasteland
The Sons of Katie Elder

June 30th
YIndy 7
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Terror at London Bridge [Bridge Across Time]



Watching
Band of Brothers
Pirates of Penzance
Three Musketeers

Possible
Band of Brothers
Deadwood
Dances with Wolves
Spartacus
The Best Years of Our Lives
Cold Mountain

CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
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)

WHERE
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)

WHO _/10
Watch at least five of the ten following subcategories:

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
--- Film about Women's History
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2)

WAR _/10
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:

--- Anti-War film
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

WESTERN _/10
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories:

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST _/10
Watch at least five of the following subcategories:

--- Watch a film about a disaster (natural or man made such as Chernobyl)
--- Watch a film about a landmark or sensational trial (i.e., "true crime")
--- Watch a film about a scientific discovery
--- Watch a film about a person or an event for which there is now a holiday
--- Watch a film about a pop culture craze
--- Watch a film about a medical condition (effects, treatment discoveries, etc.)
--- Watch a film about an invention of something that changed an industry (and/or its inventor)
--- Watch a film about colonialism
--- Watch a film about the transfer of power of a government (election, coup, or other)
--- Watch a film set in an era defined by a specific law (Prohibition, Jim Crow, etc.)

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I'm in!

June 1st - June 7th:
01) The Dawn Patrol aka Flight Commander (1930) - DVD-r'd from TCM
02) A Farewell To Arms (1932) - DVD-r'd from TCM
03) Wing and a Prayer (1944) - DVD
04) When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950) - DVD
05) Guadalcanal Diary (1943) - DVD
06) Sergeant York (1941) - DVD
07) Battle Of The Bulge (1965)
08) Gettysburg (1993)
09) The Big Red One (1980) - DVD
10) The Longest Day (1962)

June 8th - June 14th:
11) Bonanza - S1E01 - A Rose For Lotta - 1st aired 9/12/1959 - DVD
12) Bonanza - S1E02 - Death On Sun Mountain - 1st aired 9/19/1959 - DVD
13) Bonanza - S1E03 - The Newcomers - 1st aired 9/26/1959 - DVD
14) Bonanza - S1E04 - The Paiute War - 1st aired 10/03/1959 - DVD
15) The Dust Bowl (2012)
16) The Grapes Of Wrath w/commentary (1940)
17) Biography - Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker - 1st aired 9/03/1995 - Extra on TGOW
18) Bonanza - S1E05 - Enter Mark Twain - 1st aired 10/10/1959 - DVD
19) Bonanza - S1E06 - The Julia Bulette Story - 1st aired 10/17/1959 - DVD
20) The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
21) Bonanza - S1E07 - The Saga of Annie O'Toole - 1st aired 10/24/1959 - DVD
22) Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
23) Bonanza - S1E08 - The Phillip Diedesheimer Story - 1st aired 10/31/1959 - DVD
24) Bonanza - S1E09 - Mr. Henry Comstock - 1st aired 11/07/1959 - DVD
25) Patton (1970)

June 15th - June 21st:
26) Walt Disney Treasures - Disneyland U.S.A.; Dateline: Disneyland (The opening of Disneyland) - aired 7/15/1955 - DVD
27) The Paleface (1948) - DVD
28) Bonanza - S1E10 - The Magnificent Adah - 1st aired 11/14/1959 - DVD
29) Bonanza - S1E11 - The Truckee Strip - 1st aired 11/21/1959 - DVD
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It's 6/18/14 - Waynesday
30) Blue Steel (1934) - DVD
31) The Dawn Patrol (1935) - DVD
32) The Desert Trail (1935) - DVD
33) The Lawless Frontier (1935) - DVD
34) The Big Trail (Grandeur Version) (1930)
35) Rio Grande (1950)
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36) Serpico (1973) - DVD
37) Raging Bull (1980)
38) Knights of the Round Table (1953) - DVD
39) The Court Jester (1956) - DVD
40) Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (1952) - DVD
41) The Untouchables - S2E01 - The Rusty Heller Story - 1st aired 10/13/1960 - DVD
42) The Untouchables - S2E02 - Jack 'Legs' Diamond - 1st aired 10/20/1960 - DVD
43) The Lawless Years - S1E16 - Lucky Silva - 1st aired 8/13/1959 - DVD
44) The Lawless Years - S1E17 - The Morrison Story - 1st aired 8/20/1959 - DVD
45) The Lawless Years - S1E18 - The Poison Ivy - 1st aired 8/27/1959 - DVD

June 22nd - June 28th
46) Waterloo Bridge (1931) - DVD
47) The Wild Wild West - S4E09 - The Night of Fire and Brimstone - 1st aired 11/22/1968 - DVD
48) The Wild Wild West - S4E10 - The Night of the Camera - 1st aired 11/29/1968 - DVD
49) The Howards of Virginia (1940) - DVD
50) The Untouchables - S2E03 - Nicky - 1st aired 11/03/1960 - DVD
51) The Untouchables - S2E04 - The Waxey Gordon Story - 1st aired 11/10/1960 - DVD
52) The Crash (1932) - DVD
53) Wild Boys of the Road (1933) - DVD
54) Heroes For Sale (1933) - DVD
55) Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) - DVD
56) Hatfields & McCoys (2012) - 1st aired 5/28-5/30 2012
57) The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) - DVD
58) The Untouchables - S2E05 - The Mark of Cain - 1st aired 11/17/1960 - DVD
59) The Untouchables - S2E06 - A Seat on the Fence - 1st aired 11/24/1960 - DVD
60) Billy The Kid Returns (1938) - DVD
61) The Carson City Kid (1940) - DVD

June 29th - June 30th
62) Brigham Young (1940) - DVD
63) The Last Days (1998) - DVD
64) The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
65) The Men Who Made the Movies: William A. Wellman (1973) - DVD
66) Wings (1927)

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