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Old 05-16-16, 09:26 AM   #1
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The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List Thread - June 2016

This is the List Thread.




Believe it or not, folks, but this is the seventh year of the Historical Appreciation Challenge. Travis pored over the 2013 Discussion Thread, and has made the following adjustments for future years. 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 2016.
  • 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...?
Travis is the usual host and his BA was earned in history, but he hasn't seen every movie ever made and doesn't have an encyclopedic knowledge of every historical figure, event and period. Regarding specific films, he 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, his 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 WILD CARDS
Because an argument can be made that some movies which fall outside the "obvious" scope of our challenge really are consistent with its spirit, you're permitted to watch and check off up to three optional movies of your choice.
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #1
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #2
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #3
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Re: The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List Thread - June 2016

911 doc
One Day in September - Munich terrorist doc
Midnight Movies
Titanic doc on Netflix
1987 World Series game 7
Chariots of Fire
1991 World Series game 1
The Directors: Terry Gilliam
1991 World Series game 2
Independent Comics doc
comic doc
1991 World Series game 3
Secret Origins: The Story of DC Comics
X-Men film documentary
1991 World Series game 4
X-Men: First Class
Les Miserables
1991 World Series game 5
Gunslinger - MST3K
Miracles Out of Nowhere (documentary on the band Kansas)
1991 World Series game 6
Crumb
1991 World Series game 7
The Stableboy's Christmas
Minnesota Vikings vs New York Giants, 12/28/08
Bob Hope Chevy Show - Christmas 1956
Minnesota Vikings vs Dallas Cowboys, 1/09/00

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May 27th - June 30th

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ANCIENT HISTORY
History of the World: Part 1 (1981) - Hilarious comedy from Mel Brooks covering the Stone Age, the Roman Empire, the Spanish Inquisition and the French Revolution.

COLD WAR/ESPIONAGE
The Americans: s01e01-02 (2013)* - In the early-80's, two KGB spies in an arranged marriage are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C.
Bridge of Spies (2015)* - A lawyer is recruited by the CIA to discretely negotiate a spy swap between the Russians, East Germans, and Americans.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)* - During the Cold War, two rival agents from the CIA and KGB team-up to stop a German scientist from building a nuclear bomb.

CRIME/GANGSTERS
The Newton Boys (1998)* - Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D'Onofrio are brothers that become notorious 1920's bank robbers.
Rob the Mob (2014)* - In 1992, a young couple robs a mob hangout and stumbles on a secret that helps the FBI dismantle New York's Mafia.

DISNEY HISTORY
A Day at Disneyland (1982)* - A souvenir video from the early 80's, giving a tour of the park's rides, shops, restaurants and attractions.
A Day at Disneyland (1993)* - The park souvenir video gets a 90's update with costumed characters enjoying new rides and attractions, including the Fantasmic show.
Disneyland '59 (1959)* - Star-studded TV special of Disneyland's 5th anniversary, introducing new rides the Matterhorn, Submarine Voyage and the Monorail.
Disneyland After Dark (1962) - Nighttime entertainment in the park featuring Louis Armstrong, Bobby Rydell, Annette Funicello, the Osmond Brothers, and the Dapper Dans.
Disneyland Showtime (1970) - A young Kurt Russell and the Osmond Brothers explore the park, including the newly opened Haunted Mansion ride.
A Dream Called Walt Disney World (1981)* - Early 80's footage of the Magic Kingdom, the Empress Lilly, Discovery Island, River Country and the resort hotels.
Holiday Time at Disneyland (1962)* - A look at how various holidays are celebrated at Disneyland. Includes footage of "Gala Day" and many extinct attractions.
Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary (1982)* - Weird musical special starring Dean Jones, Michael Keaton, Eileen Brennan, Dana Plato, and Ricky Schroder.
The Magic of Walt Disney World (1972)* - A look at the park's attractions, resort hotels, and other recreational activities at Walt Disney World in its first year of operation.
The Making of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (1994)* - Kirk Cameron hosts a behind-the-scenes look at the design and building of the WDW attraction.
The Mouseketeers at Walt Disney World (1977)* - The "Disco Mice" visit the Magic Kingdom, Fort Wilderness and River Country.
Operation Disneyland (1955)* - A behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of live broadcasting the Disneyland opening ceremony.
Saving Mr. Banks (2013)* - The surprising backstory behind the making of Disney's Mary Poppins movie. Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.
Walt Disney Studios: From Poppins to the Present (2014)* - An insider’s look at the Disney Studios during the creation of Mary Poppins.

MISC. HISTORY
Monumental Mysteries: 12 episodes (2013)* - The history behind America's most fascinating monuments, statues, memorials and national parks.
Mysteries at the Museum: 8 episodes (2011)* - Uncovering objects and artifacts in America's museums that reveal amazing stories.

PERIOD MYSTERIES/AGATHA CHRISTIE
And Then There Were None (1945)* - Agatha Christie's classic tale of 10 strangers invited to an isolated mansion and killed one by one.
And Then There Were None (2015)* - A two-part BBC miniseries. Very stylish and atmospheric with a great cast. At 3 hours, it felt a little long.
Death on the Nile (1978) - Agatha Christie's famous detective Hercule Poirot must solve the case of a murdered heiress while on a river cruise in 1930's Egypt.
Houdini & Doyle: s01e01-07 (2016)* - Famous escape artist Harry Houdini and mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle help Scotland Yard solve supernatural crimes.
The Lady Vanishes (1938) - Alfred Hitchcock's classic mystery about an elderly British lady that disappeared on a train, and no one remembers seeing her.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - Aboard the Orient Express in 1935, an infamous billionaire is murdered and all the passengers are suspects.
Ripper Street: Season 1 (2013)* - Police detectives solve crimes in Whitechapel District shortly after the 1888 "Jack the Ripper" murders.
Sherlock: "The Abominable Bride" (2016)* - Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson tackle a mysterious case of a murderous ghost bride in 1890's London.

PRO WRESTLING HISTORY
ECW Hardcore TV: #126 (09/19/1995) - The Pitbulls vs Raven & Stevie Richards in a Double Dog Collar Match for the ECW Tag Team Titles.
ECW Hardcore TV: #216 (06/10/1997) - Tommy Dreamer vs Raven in their final match, Taz vs Sabu, and a surprise appearance by Jerry "The King" Lawler.
Table For 3: The Horsemen (2016)* - Ric Flair, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard reunite to discuss their historic run in the 80's & 90's.
Table For 3: The Kliq (2016)* - Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman tell stories about road trips and their biggest matches.
Table For 3: Millennium Divas (2016)* - Retired Divas Molly Holly, Michelle McCool and Candice Michelle share their hilarious experiences in and out of the ring.
Table For 3: Team Credgely (2016)* - Edge, Christian and Mick Foley discuss their comedic contributions to WWE's Attitude Era.
Table For 3: WWE Family (2016)* - Pat Patterson, Ricky Steamboat and Hillbilly Jim tell some behind-the-scenes stories from the WWF's glory days.

RECENT HISTORY
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)* - Matthew McConaughey battles the FDA for AIDS-fighting drugs in the 1980's.
The Finest Hours (2016)* - During a blizzard in 1952, the Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt when a massive tanker splits in half off the coast of Cape Cod.
Pirate Radio (2009)* - British comedy of renegade DJ's broadcasting from ships offshore. Featuring tons of 1960's classic rock hits.
Pride (2014)* - British comedy with London's gay activists supporting striking coal miners in 1984 Wales.

RENAISSANCE/ELIZABETHAN ERA
Bill (2015)* - Hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves home to follow his dream, and gets mixed up in a crazy plot to kill Queen Elizabeth.

SPORTS
Eddie the Eagle (2016)* - The underdog story of a British ski jumper trying to make the 1988 Winter Olympics team, and becoming a national hero.
McFarland, USA (2015)* - A disgraced football coach leads a ragtag track team of Latino high school students to the 1987 cross country state championship.
Moneyball (2011)* - The 2002 Oakland A's try to put together a winning team on a limited budget using a unique analysis of game-play statistics.

WAR/MILITARY
American Sniper (2014)* - The true story of US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who had over 250 kills during four tours in the Iraq War.
Back to Bataan (1945)* - American army colonel John Wayne helps organize Filipino guerrilla fighters to assault the Japanese invaders.
Band of Brothers: Eps. 01-10 (2001) - HBO mini-series about Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe.
Battle Cry (1955)* - "Huxley's Harlots" battle the Japs and romance the dames in the Pacific during WWII. Lots of melodrama.
Battle of the Bulge (1965)* - Nazi Germany launches a surprise tank attack in the waning days of World War II. Henry Ford and a star-studded cast.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - British POWs in Burma are forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. A classic from David Lean.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)* - Due to irrational behavior, Captain Queeg is relieved of duty. The officers are later charged with mutiny. Starring Humphrey Bogart.
Darby's Rangers (1958)* - The 1st Ranger Battalion undergoes harsh training, fighting in North Africa and Italy, leading to the Battle of Anzio.
The Enemy Below (1957)* - An American Destroyer commanded by Robert Mitchum faces off against a Nazi sub.
Father Goose (1964) - A drunk loner is stranded on a deserted island with a school marm and her feisty female students during WWII.
The Fighting Seabees (1944)* - American construction workers, sent to Pacific islands during WWII, defend themselves from the Japanese while building bases and airfields.
Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007)* - During WWI, a German Shepherd rescued by an American corporal is trained to find lost and wounded soldiers on the battlefield.
Flying Leathernecks (1951)* - John Wayne whips a group of young pilots into fighting form to face the Japanese in the Pacific.
The Green Berets (1968)* - During the Vietnam War, John Wayne heads a courageous bunch of Green Berets determined to capture an important enemy general.
The Hill (1965)* - British soldiers get harsh punishment from sadistic guards at a military prison in the North African desert. Starring Sean Connery.
The Hurt Locker (2008)* - During the Iraq War, an American bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad faces a set of increasingly hazardous situations.
The Imitation Game (2014)* - British intelligence recruits a team of mathematicians led by Alan Turing to crack the unbreakable Nazi Enigma code.
Imitation General (1958)* - A master sergeant takes a fallen general's star and leads an unconventional attack in WWII France. A fun comedy with Glenn Ford & Red Buttons.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)* - In post-WWII Germany, Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan fall in love through a wacky series of misadventures.
Kelly's Heroes (1970) - Clint Eastwood, Don Rickles, Telly Savalas and Donald Sutherland sneak behind enemy lines to steal $16 Million in Nazi gold bars.
Lone Survivor (2013)* - In 2005 Afghanistan, a small team of US Navy SEALs are ambushed by a large group of Taliban fighters, and struggle to survive.
The Longest Day (1962)* - Epic war film recreating the the D-Day invasion in Normandy. An all-star cast with John Wayne, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, and Robert Mitchum.
Marine Raiders (1944)* - Two marine buddies stationed in WWII Pacific argue over a dame while on leave in Australia.
No Time for Sergeants (1958)* - Bumbling hillbilly Andy Griffith gets drafted, goes to boot camp, and wreaks havoc in this hilarious comedy.
Operation Pacific (1951)* - John Wayne is a submarine commandeer who will sacrifice anything to defeat the Japanese Navy.
Operation Petticoat (1959) - A WWII sub commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit pink sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses.
Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)* - Army recruits Laurel & Hardy are sent to the front lines in WWI. Returning home, they help the orphan of a fallen comrade.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)* - An unpopular Marine Sgt's brutal training methods help prepare his men to survive one of the bloodiest battles of WWII.
See Here, Private Hargrove (1944)* - Journalist Marion Hargrove enters the Army intending to write about his experiences, and blunders his way through boot camp.
Sergeant York (1941)* - Country bumpkin Alvin York becomes one of the most decorated American soldiers of World War I.
They Were Expendable (1945)* - John Wayne and his squadron of PT boats shoot down Japanese planes, relay messages between islands, and pick off enemy ships.
To Be or Not to Be (1983) - Mel Brooks comedy about a theater troupe helping Jewish refugees escape in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Top Secret! (1984) - A WWII espionage spoof featuring Val Kilmer as an American rock star aiding the French Resistance during his European tour.
Where Eagles Dare (1968)* - Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton stage a daring rescue of a captured US general being held in a Nazi fortress in the Bavarian Alps.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)* - A female journalist decides to shake up her boring life by becoming a wartime reporter in Kabul, Afghanistan.

WESTERNS
Big Jake (1971)* - When a gang a ruthless gunslingers kidnaps his grandson, John Wayne sets out to rescue the boy and get revenge.
Blazing Saddles (1974) - A politically-incorrect comedy from Mel Brooks about a black sheriff trying to save a frontier town.
Destry Rides Again (1939)* - A deputy who's sworn not to shoot again takes on a corrupt town boss and a sultry saloon singer. Starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich.
Django Unchained (2012)* - A former slave named Django and a German bounty hunter track down criminals and search for his long-lost wife.
Dodge City (1939)* - In 1972, new sheriff Errol Flynn tries to clean up the lawless town of Dodge City, Kansas.
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)* - Four brothers return home for their mother's funeral, and get revenge for their father's murder. Starring John Wayne and Dean Martin.
3 Godfathers (1948)* - On the run after robbing a bank, 3 criminals find a newborn baby stranded in the desert and struggle to return him to town.
The Train Robbers (1973)* - John Wayne and Ann-Margret head to Mexico to recover a train robber's hidden fortune, with a posse of bandits on their tail.
The War Wagon (1967)* - John Wayne and Kirk Douglas plot to rob an evil tycoon's heavily fortified stagecoach full of gold.
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Re: The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List Thread - June 2016

May 31 (Dusk)
1. The Big Short (2016)

June 1
2. Platoon (1986)

June 2
3. Lions for Lambs (2007)

June 4
4. M*A*S*H - The Sniper / Carry On, Hawkeye / The Incubator / Deal Me Out

June 6
5. Act of Valor (2012)
6. M*A*S*H - Hot Lips and Empty Arms / Officers Only / Henry in Love / For Want of a Boot

June 9
7. The Finest Hours (2016)
8. Joy (2015)

June 10
9. M*A*S*H - Operation Noselift / The Chosen People / As You Were / Crisis

June 11
10. M*A*S*H - George / Mail Call / A Smattering of Intelligence / The General Flipped at Dawn

June 13
11. Shark Week - Blood in the Water
12. Shark Week - Sharkbite Summer

June 14
13. Big Eyes (2014)

June 15
14. M*A*S*H - Rainbow Bridge / Officer of the Day / Iron Guts Kelly / O.R.
15. M*A*S*H - Springtime / Check-up / Life with Father / Alcoholics Unanimous

June 27
16. M*A*S*H - There is Nothing Like a Nurse / Adam's Ribs / A Full Rich Day / Mad Dogs and Serviceman
17. Lone Survivor (2013)

June 28
18. M*A*S*H - Private Charles Lamb / Bombed / Bulletin Board / The Consultant
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Re: The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List Thread - June 2016

2010 List - 21
2011 List - 4
2012 List - 6
2013 List - 2
2014 List - 3
2015 List - 4



in for a couple

6/12/16

1) The Hillside Strangler (2004)

6/29/16

2) Stalingrad (2013)

6/30/16

3) Fort Apache (1948)
4) Sergeant Rutledge (1960)

6/31/16

5) The Hateful Eight (2015)
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May 29

1. The Man Left Behind - Amazon Prime


May 30

2. Midway - Sundance
3. Tunnel Rats - Roku
4. The Immortal Sergeant - FXM
5. The Red Baron - NWI


May 31

6. The War Lover - Get TV
7. Sports Detectives: 100 Point Ball - Smithsonian Channel
8. Red Tails - Amazon Instant Video


June 1

9. Battle For the Atlantic: Death Blow - Smithsonian Channel
10. The Patriot - AMC
11. Monster Croc Invasion - Animal Planet
12. Nature Wonders: Lake Baringo - Amazon Prime


June 2

13. Unsealed: Alien Files: Cracking the Alien Code - NWI
14. Forensic Files: Family Interrupted (The Bart Whittaker Case) - HLN
15. Celebrity Legacies: James Brown - Reelz


June 3

16. Air Warriors: Black Hawk - Smithsonian Channel
17. Helicopter Missions: The Taliban Gambit - Smithsonian Channel
18. Aerial America: Roadside Attractions - Smithsonian Channel
19. The Waltons: The Fastidious Wife - Insp


June 4

20. NASAs Unexplained Files: Space Station of Doom - DVR
21. The Insider - HBO Signature
22. TURN: Washington's Spies: Hypocrisy, Fraud, and Tyranny - AMC On Demand
23. Urban Predator: Lion on the Loose - DVR
24. A Soldier's Story - Encore Black
25. Ohio State Basketball Classic: Ohio State vs Purdue (Jan 12, 2010) - Big Ten Network


June 5

26. How It's Made: Paper Umbrellas - Science
27. Northwestern Football Classics: Wisconsin vs Northwestern (Oct 4, 2014) - Big Ten Network
28. Big Ten Elite: 1981 Indiana Basketball - Big Ten Network
29. Victory at Sea: Design For War - DVD
30. Secrets of the Universe: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity - Hulu


June 6

31. Victory at Sea: The Pacific Boils Over - DVD
32. Victory at Sea: Sealing the Breach - DVD
33. Victory at Sea: Midway is East - DVD
34. Australia's Deadliest Sea Creatures - NWI
35. Ancient Aliens: Secrets of the Pyramids - History Channel On Roku
36. Wanted: Dead or Alive: Twelve Hours to Crazy Horse - Encore Western
37. Michigan State Football Classics: Michigan State vs Michigan (Oct 17, 2015) - Big Ten Network
38. The Timeline: Favre Returns - NFL Network
39. Brett Favre 4-Ever - NFL Network


June 7

40. Celebrity Legacies: Kurt Cobain - Reelz
41. Celebrity Damage Control: Ozzy Osbourne - Reelz
42. Young Jesse James - FXM
43. Lion Army: Battle to Survive - Nat Geo Wild
44. Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Cover-Ups - History Channel On Roku


June 8

45. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle: Episode 1 - NWI
46. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle: Episode 2 - NWI
47. 1979 Daytona 500 - FS1


June 9

48. Flying Through Time: Vought A-7 Corsair II - Amazon Prime
49. Lay the Favorite - Encore


June 10

50. Michigan Football Classics: Wisconsin vs Michigan (Sept 27, 2008) - Big Ten Network
51. Victory at Sea: Mediterranean Mosaic - DVD
52. Victory at Sea: Guadalcanal - DVD
53. Victory at Sea: Rings Around Rabaul - DVD
54. Ancient Aliens: The Greys - History Channel
55. Ancient Aliens: The Other Earth - History Channel
56. How Booze Built America: America's Revolution - AHC


June 11

57. NFL Classic Games: Green Bay vs Arizona (2016 NFC Divisional Playoff) - NFL Network
58. Prehistoric Predators: Wolf - Amazon Instant Video
59. The Rifleman: Old Man Running - AMC
60. Siege of Masada - Smithsonian Channel
61. Indy Car Chronicles: 100th Running of Indy 500 - NBC Sports Network
62. UFC Ultimate Knockouts (Unknown Episode) - FS2


June 12

63. Forensic Files: Social Circle - HLN
64. Tiger: Spy in the Jungle: Episode 3 - NWI
65. College Sports - Epix 2
66. 72 Cutest Animals: Fluff and Stuff - NWI
67. How It's Made: LED Bulbs - Science


June 13

68. TVG Classic: Anoakia Stakes - TVG2
69. TVG Classic: Hill Prince and Kelso Handicap - TVG2
70. Earth Touch: Wild Oceans - Pluto TV
71. WWIIs Greatest Raids: Rangers Lead The Way - AHC
72. Big Ten Icons: Nile Kinnick - Big Ten Network
73. Iowa Football Classics: Michigan vs Iowa (Nov 5, 2011) - Big Ten Network


June 14

74. TVG Classic: 2015 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf - TVG2
75. Oshkosh: The Best of the 80s - DVD


June 16

76. College Football: Texas vs Texas A & M (Nov 24, 2011) - Longhorn Network
77. 1000 Days For the Planet: Victims Of Palm Oil - Pivot
78. Twelve O'Clock High - NWI
79. The Waltons: The Venture - Insp
80. Mysteries at the Museum: Failed Assassination of JFK - Travel Channel


June 17

81. Crime 360: Blood On The Tracks - Reelz
82. Diners, Drive-Ins, And Dives: Southern Flavor - Food Network


June 18

83. Ancient Worlds: Come Together - Curiosity Stream


June 19

84. Ancient Aliens: Decoding the Cosmic Egg - History Channel On Demand
85. Wild Sri Lanka: Sea of Giants - Nat Geo Wild


June 20

86. David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies: Triumph - Smithsonian Channel
87. Outside Film Festival: The Essence of Surfing - Outside Television
88. Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon (Unknown Episode) - Angel Two
89. Forensic Files: Slippery Motives - HLN
90. Ancient Aliens: Alien Power Plants - History Channel On Roku


June 21

91. Outside Film Festival: Russia: The Outpost Vol 01 - Outside Television
92. Motion: Belize - Outside Television
93. Ancient Aliens: The Evidence - DVD
94. Ancient Aliens: Destination Orion - History Channel On Roku
95. Ancient Aliens: The Einstein Factor - History Channel On Roku
96. UFC Reloaded: UFC 158 - FS2


June 22

97. Life Stories: First Steps - NWI
98. Ancient Aliens: Secrets Of The Tombs - History Channel On Roku
99. Ancient Aliens: Prophets And Prophecies - History Channel On Roku
100. Ancient Aliens: The Visitors - DVD
101. Michigan Basketball Classic: Michigan State vs Michigan (March 4, 2013) - Big Ten Network
102. Africa's Predator Zones: Colosseum - Smithsonian Channel


June 23

103. Shark Week Sharktacular 2016 - Discovery Channel
104. NASAs Unexplained Files: Red Storm Rising - Science
105. Nightmare Next Door: Small Town Secret - Investigation Discovery


June 24

106. Boxing: Abner Maras vs Daniel Ponce De Leon (March 4, 2013) - CBS Sports Network
107. Boxing: Shawn Phillips vs Phillip Lo Greco (October 27, 2013) CBS Sports Network
108. The Norse: An Arctic Mystery - Amazon Prime
109. IMAX: Wolves - Amazon Prime
110. 72 Cutest Animals: Bouncing Buddies - NWI
111. 72 Cutest Animals: Kicked Back Cats - NWI
112. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom: Strange Partnership - YouTube
113. '71 - Epix On Demand


June 25

114. TVG Classic: Zuma Beach, Autumn Miss, and Speakeasy Stakes - TVG2
115. Drug Wars: Going Fishing - Fusion
116. Drug Wars: Hot Pursuit - Fusion
117. The Universe: Secrets Of The Sun - History Channel On Roku


June 26

118. Ancient Aliens: The Wisdom Keepers - History Channel On Demand
119. Ancient Aliens: Aliens, Gods and Heroes - History Channel On Demand
120. Ancient Aliens: The God Particle - History Channel On Demand
121. Shark Week's Impossible Shot - Discovery Channel
122. Air Jaws: Fin Of Fury - Discovery Channel
123. Forensic Files: Innocence Lost - HLN
124. Sharkatraz - Nat Geo Wild
125. Mega Hammerhead - Nat Geo Wild
126. Isle of Jaws - Discovery Channel


June 27

127. Word Travels: Alberta - Outside Television
128. Built For The Kill: Great White Sharks - Nat Geo Wild
129. Sharks Of Lost Island - Nat Geo Wild
130. Bonanza: Love Child - Insp
131. The Roman Invasion Of Britain: Revolt - Smithsonian Channel
132. Shark Kill Zone - Nat Geo Wild


June 28

133. Into The Drink: Honduras Pt 1 - Outside Television
134. Wondrous Secrets Of The Ocean Realm: The Great Whales - Amazon Prime
135. Motion: Lost Coast - Outside Television
136. Pushing Boundaries: Human Express - Outside Television
137. Day Of The Shark II - Discovery Channel
138. Amazonia: Waterworld - Nat Geo Wild


June 30

139. The Restless Gun: The Gold Star - Get TV
140. Outside Film Festival: Faroes: The Outpost Vol 2 - Outside Television
141. Iowa Football Classic: Iowa vs Pittsburgh (September 19, 2016) - Big Ten Network
142. Mountain Bike Insights: Produced In Poland - Outside Television
143. SEC Storied: The Bo You Don't Know - SEC Network
144. Aliens In America - Destination America
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2016 Historical Appreciation Challenge


June 1
1. Band of Brothers - S1:E1 (Currahee)
2. Band of Brothers - S1:E2 (Day of Days)
3. Band of Brothers - S1:E3 (Carentan)
4. Band of Brothers - S1:E4 (Replacements)
5. Band of Brothers - S1:E5 (Crossroads)

June 2
6. Band of Brothers - S1:E6 (Bastogne)
7. Band of Brothers - S1:E7 (The Breaking Point)
8. Band of Brothers - S1:E8 (The Last Patrol)
9. Band of Brothers - S1:E9 (Why We Fight)
10. Band of Brothers - S1:E10 (Points)

June 3
11. Cinderella Man

June 4
12. Show Me A Hero - S1:E1

June 5
Nothing

June 6
13. Show Me A Hero - S1:E2

June 7
Nothing

June 8
14. The Proposition
15. The General

June 9
16. Django

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The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge


2015: 16.5 viewings
2014: 18.5 viewings
2013: 5 viewings
2012: 11.5 viewings
2011: 13.5 viewings
2010: 6 viewings

*First-time viewing

6/1
1. Rock of Ages* (set in 1987) (Netflix DVD)

6/8
2. Lovelace* (Netflix BD)
3. American Hustle* (BD)
4. Motown the Musical, live stage show at the Paramount Theater, Seattle

6/9
5. Rome season 1 ep 12* (BD)

6/15
6. Freaks and Geeks season 1 ep 3* (Netflix stream)
7. Band of Brothers season 1 ep 1 (Prime)

6/16
8. Paint Your Wagon, live stage show at the 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle

6/27
9. The Hateful Eight* (Netflix BD)

6/28
10. Newsies (BD)

6/29
11. Rent (2005) (BD)

6/30
12. Pride and Prejudice (2008)* (BD)
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2016 Historical Appreciation Challenge

2010 = 37 items
2011 = 15 items
2012 = 26 items
2013 = 7 items
2014: did not participate
2015 = 30 items

* = First time viewing
DVDs unless otherwise noted


May 31
01. Pearl Harbor: The View From Japan (1994)*
Time: 1938-1945 Interesting Japanese made documentary is an overview of much of the war in the Pacific focusing on The Japanese Combined Fleet which existed from before Pearl Harbor to April 7, 1945 when the battleship Yamato was sunk. Gives high marks to Admiral Yamamoto for realizing the importance of air power in naval warfare, having a realistic view of war with the United States, and developing innovative strategies which were often ignored by higher ups. 6/10

June 03
02. The Iron Sheriff (1957)* TV
Time: Old west Plot: An express wagon is robbed and the driver is killed. All the evidence points towards the sheriff's son as the guilty party. Part courtroom drama and part mystery with decent performances. 5.5/10

June 04
03. The Tall T (1957)* (The Films of Budd Boetticher)
Time: Old west Plot: A newly wed couple and a ranch owner are kidnapped by three outlaws who find out that the woman is the daughter of a wealthy mine owner and then decide to demand a ransom for her safe return. Gritty and tense with a great cast (Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, a young Henry Silva, and Maureen O'Sullivan). Boone is especially good as an outlaw who doesn't regret his ways but also wants more out of life. 7/10
04. Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005)* (on The Tall T disk)
Very good feature length documentary about the life and works of Budd Boetticher includes interviews with Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Stack, Peter Bogdanovic, Boetticher and others. I think this was made for TCM.

June 11
05. Along the Rio Grande (1941)* (WB Archive Tim Holt Western Classics Collection Vol. 1)
Time: Old west Plot: Three ranch hands pretend to be outlaws so they can infiltrate a gang hiding in Mexico. Stars: Tim Holt, Robert Fiske 5/10
06. Decision At Sundown (1957)* (The Films of Budd Boetticher)
Time: Not long after the Civil War Plot: A man, poisoned by the desire for revenge, finally tracks down the man who he blames for his wife's death. Interesting story, plays with several western conventions which results in a satisfying but somewhat dismal conclusion. Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Noah Beery Jr. 6.5/10

June 18
07. The Bandit Trail (1941)* (WB Archive Tim Holt Western Classics Collection Vol. 1)
Time: Old west Plot: A young man gets involved with a bank robbery due to a hot headed uncle but he soon sees the error of his ways. Morris Ankrum plays a rough and tumble outlaw. Stupid comic relief doesn't detract too much. Stars: Tim Holt, Lee (Lasses) White 5/10
08. New Mexico (1951)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 7)
Time: 1860, 1865 Plot: A small calvary troop which is trying to stop a war with Indians caused by corrupt government officials finds itself besieged on a high plateau. Exciting. Stars: Lew Ayres, Andy Devine 6/10
09. Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)* (The Films of Budd Boetticher)
Time: Old west Plot: A drifter is accused of murder and gets involved with local politics in a corrupt border town. Good acting and directing but I had some problems with the story. Stars: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens 6/10

June 23
10. Planet Earth (2006) Episode 5: Deserts and Episode 6: Ice Worlds* Blu-ray

June 25
11. Westbound (1959)* (WB Archive Collection)
Time: 1864 Plot: A union cavalry captain is sent to the Colorado territory to set up daily stage runs to transport gold from California. Southern sympathizers try to stop him. Solid but nothing extraordinary. Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Andrew Duggan 6/10
12. Apache Rifles (1964)*
Time: 1879 Plot: A cavalry office with a grudge against Indians tries to keep the peace with Apaches on a reservation but the greed of white men keeps getting in the way. Good story, although the end is overly optimistic, and director Willaim Witney keeps things moving. Stars: Audie Murphy, Michael Dante 6.5/10
13. Renegade Girl (1946)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 7)
Time: 1864-1865 Plot: A woman associated with Quantrill's Raiders during the Civil War, joins an outlaw gang in order to get revenge on the renegade Indian who killed her entire family. Ann Savage is OK in this mediocre film. Stars: Ann Savage, Alan Curtis 4.5/10

June 26
14. Japan's Longest Day (1967)*
Time: July-Aug. 1945 Plot: Japanese epic length docudrama focuses on Aug. 14-15, 1945, the twenty-four hours leading up to Emperor Hirohitos's announcement of Japan's surrender. The first part concerns the political maneuvering around polishing the emperor's announcement and lays the groundwork for what follows. Things get very exciting and somewhat bloody when attention shifts to a coup attempt by mid-level officers of the army. Quick research indicates what is portrayed is accurate. Stars: Toshiro Mifune, Chisu Ryu 7.5/10

June 27
15. Yamato (2005)*
Time: Mostly 1944 - 1945 Plot: The story of the last year of the battleship Yamato told in flashbacks about a group of cadets who joined the ship in 1944 and the three "old timers" who were their immediate superiors. The framing story involves the adopted daughter of one of the old timers who wants to visit the spot where the Yamato was sunk. Good film with a very spectacular and bloody final battle but also quite sentimental in many ways. The end of the film is moving when we discover the reason the daughter wanted to be taken to that spot. Stars:[/color] Takashi Sorimachi, Shindou Nakamura, Kyoka Suzuki 7/10

June 29
16. Planet Earth (2006) Episode 7: Great Plains* and Episode 8: Jungles* Blu-ray
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*=First Time Viewing

May 28
1. RAGTIME:THE MUSICAL (2016) (Live Theater, Dallas Summer Musicals)*

May 30
2. THE WORLD WARS (2015), Ep 1 (BluRay)*
3. THE LAST OUTPOST (1935) (DVD)*
4. WHAT PRICE GLORY (1952) (DVD)*
5. SPOTLIGHT (2015) (BluRay)*

May 31
6. THE WORLD WARS, Ep 2 (BluRay)*

June 1
7. THE DESPERATE TRACKERS (1973) (DVD)*

June 3
8. THIS LAND IS MINE (1943) (DVR)*

June 4
9. THE EVE OF ST MARK (1944) (Region 2 DVD)*

June 5
10. CINEMA'S EXILES: FROM BERLIN TO HOLLYWOOD (2009) (DVR)*

June 6
11. THE MCKENZIE BREAK (1970) (DVR)*
12. AMERICA'S SECRET D-DAY DISASTER (2015) (DVR)*

June 7
13. IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY (2004) (DVR)

June 8
14. THE BOOK OF MORMON (2016) (Live Theater, Peoria Civic Center)

June 9
15. THE LEGEND OF LIAM CLANCY (2006), Parts 1 & 2 (YouTube)*

June 10
16. DESPERATE ROMANTICS (2009) Episodes 1 & 2 (DVD)*

June 11
17. I SHOT JESSE JAMES (1949) (HULU)
18. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) (DVR)*

June 12
19. HOUDINI, Night 1 (2015) (Blu-Ray)*

June 13
20. HOUDINI, Night 2 (2015) (Blu-Ray)*

June 14
21. OJ: MADE IN AMERICA, Part 1 (2016) (DVR)*

June 15
22. THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (2002) (DVD)*
23. SEX IN A COLD CLIMATE (1998) (DVD)*

June 17
24. THE VIKINGS (1958) (Blu-Ray)

June 18
25. THE WITCH (2015) (Blu-Ray)*

June 19
26. DESPERATE ROMANTICS (2009) Episodes 3 & 4*

June 21
27. OJ:MADE IN AMERICA (2016) Part 2 (DVR)*

June 23
28. OJ:MADE IN AMERICA (2016) Part 3 (DVR)*
29. OJ: MADE IN AMERICA (2016) Part 4 (DVR)*
30. PECKINPAH TV: THE RIFLEMAN "The Sharpshooter" S1 E1 (1958); THE RIFLEMAN "The Babysitter" S2 E12 (1959); NOON WINE (1966)

June 24
31. THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (1955) (DVR)*
32. OJ: MADE IN AMERICA (2016) Part 5 (DVR)*

June 25
33. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (1966) (DVR)

June 26
34. GANGS OF NEW YORK (2002) (Blu-Ray)
35. FREE STATE OF JONES (2016) (Theatrical)*

June 27
35. THE GREAT MISSOURI RAID (1950) (DVR)*

June 28
36. GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (1993) (DVR)*

June 29
37. THE AVENGING ANGEL (1995) (DVR)*
38. DESPERATE ROMANTICS, Episodes 5 & 6 (2009) (DVD)*

June 30
39. JOHNNY TREMAIN (1957) (DVD)
40. MAN IN THE WILDERNESS (1971) (DVD)*

Checklist
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- DESPERATE TRACKERS (19th Century)
-X- THE VIKINGS (11th Century)
-X- THE WITCH (17th Century)
-X- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (2nd Century)
-X- JOHNNY TREMAIN (18th Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- THE LAST OUTPOST (Mesopotamia [Iran])
-X- WHAT PRICE GLORY (France)
-X- SPOTLIGHT (USA)
-X- THE MAGDALENE SISTERS (Ireland)
-X- THE VIKINGS (England)

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

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
-X- Film about the mythology of Antiquity A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
-X- Film about religious history THE MAGDALENE SISTERS
-X- Film about a folk hero IKE:COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY
-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event THE LEGEND OF LIAM CLANCY

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 MAGDALENE SISTERS
-X- Film about Race Relations OJ:MADE IN AMERICA
-X- Film about the LGBTQ Community BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN
-X- Film about Religious Minority THE AVENGING ANGEL (Mormons)
-X- Film about Immigrants CINEMA'S EXILES: FROM BERLIN TO HOLLYWOOD

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
-X- I SHOT JESSE JAMES
-X- THE GREAT MISSOURI RAID

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

-X- Anti-War film EVE OF ST MARK
-X- Military Comedy WHAT PRICE GLORY
-X- Prisoner of War/Escape film MCKENZIE BREAK
-X- Resistance Movement/Civilians film EVE OF ST MARK
-X- Submarine film MCKENZIE BREAK
-X- War Spy HOUDINI
-X- War film that was produced *during* that war THIS LAND IS MINE
-X- Film about war criminals THE WORLD WARS
--- 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.
-X- The ranch story. THE MAN FROM LARAMIE
--- 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 DEADLY TRACKERS
-X- The cavalry and Indian story. GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND
-X- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.) I SHOT JESSE JAMES
--- 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 BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

ZEITGEIST WILD CARDS
Because an argument can be made that some movies which fall outside the "obvious" scope of our challenge really are consistent with its spirit, you're permitted to watch and check off up to three optional movies of your choice.
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #1
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #2
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #3
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- First time viewing
▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲ - Rating on a 1 to 10 scale

May 29th
1. Band of Brothers (2011): E1-5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 30th
2. Band of Brothers (2011): E6-10 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. Morituri (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. 13 Rue Madeleine (1946) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
5. A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

May 31st
6. The Enemy Below (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 1st
7. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 2nd
9. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 3rd
11. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
12. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 4th
13. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E7 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. The Pillars of the Earth (2010): E8 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
15. The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
16. The Robe (1953) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. The Bridge at Remagen (1969) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 5th
18. Beach Red (1967) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
19. Force 10 from Navarone (1978) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. The McKenzie Break (1970) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 6th
21. Paths of Glory (1957) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Secret Invasion (1964) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 7th
23. Attack (1956) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 8th
24. Submarine X-1 (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
25. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 9th
26. What Price Glory (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 10th
27. The Guns of Navarone (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
28. WWII: Weapons at War: The Fighting Leathernecks of WWII (1991) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 11th
29. Rio Bravo (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
30. The Birth of a Nation (1915) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
31. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E1/E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
32. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E3/E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 12th
33. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E6/E8 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
34. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E5/E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. Downton Abbey (2010): S5E9 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 13th
36. Funny Girl (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
37. Funny Lady (1975) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 14th
38. The Silver Fleet (1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E9/E10 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 15th
40. The Sound of Music (1965) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E11/E12 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 16th
42. Genghis Khan (1965)
43. The Shadow of the Tower (1972): E13 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 17th
44. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970): E1 "Catherine of Aragon" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. The Big Red One (1980) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 18th
46. The Manners of Downton Abbey (2015) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
47. Secrets of the Manor House (2013): E2 "Secrets of Highclere Castle" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970): E2 "Anne Boleyn" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
49. The Six Wives of Henry VIII (1970): E3 "Jane Seymour" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. Silent Victory: Submarine Warfare in WWII: ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. Devil Boat: The Saga of PT658: ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
52. Spartacus (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. Operation Petticoat (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
54. Demob (1993): S1E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
55. Demob (1993): S1E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 19th
56. Demob (1993): S1E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
57. Demob (1993): S1E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. Demob (1993): S1E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
59. Demob (1993): S1E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 20th
60. Abraham Lincoln (1930) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. Hearts in Bondage (1936) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
62. The Arizona Kid (1939) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
63. Colorado (1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 21st
64. Santa Fe Trail (1940) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 22nd
65. Renegade Girl (1946) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
66. The Proud Rebel (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 23rd
67. Drums in the Deep South (1951) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
68. Kansas Pacific (1953) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 24th
69. Yellowneck (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 25th
70. Buck Privates (1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
71. In the Navy (1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
72. Here Come the Waves (1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
73. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
74. Caught in the Draft (1941) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
75. Francis Joins the WACS (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 26th
76. The Private War of Major Benson (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
77. The Perfect Furlough (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
78. Ben-Hur (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
79. Cross of Iron (1977) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 27th
80. You Know What Sailors Are (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 28th
81. Hannie Caulder (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 29th
82. My Darling Clementine (1946) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 30th

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The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge

May 29
1. Platoon

May 31
2. The Outlaw Josey Wales

June 2
3. Pan Am - "Pilot"

June 3
4. Pan Am - "Ich Bin Ein Berliner"

June 5
5. Pan Am - "We'll Always Have Paris"
6. Pan Am - "Eastern Exposure"

June 6
7. Pan Am - "One Coin in a Fountain"
8. The Last Temptation of Christ

June 8
9. Pan Am - "The Genuine Article"

June 9
10. Pan Am - "Romance Languages"

June 10
11. Pan Am - "Truth or Dare"

June 11
12. Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin' Netflix Instant
13. The Conjuring 2 Zeitgeist Wild Card #1

June 12
14. The Magnificent Seven 1960

June 13
15. Pan Am - "Unscheduled Departure"
16. Lone Wolf McQuade

June 14
17. Pan Am - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

June 16
18. Pan Am - "Secrets and Lies"

June 17
19. Pan Am - "Diplomatic Relations"
20. Monterey Pop
21. Monterey Pop - The Outtake Performances

June 18
22. Jimi Plays Monterey
23. Shake! Otis at Monterey
24. Band of Outsiders Zeitgeist Wild Card #2

June 19
25. Braveheart
26. The Nice Guys Zeitgeist Wild Card #3

June 20
27. Pan Am - "New Frontiers"
28. Pan Am - "1964"
29. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto

June 24
30. Cobra Verde

June 25
31. The Bandit's Wager short

June 26
32. My Darling Clementine

June 29
33. To Have and Have Not

June 30
34. The Decline of Western Civilization
35. The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years


Checklist
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
XXX The Last Temptation of Christ First century
XXX Braveheart Thirteenth century
XXX Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto Seventeenth century
XXX The Outlaw Josey Wales Nineteenth century
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
XXX Platoon Vietnam
XXX The Last Temptation of Christ Israel
XXX Braveheart Scotland
XXX Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto Japan
XXX Cobra Verde Brazil

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.)
XXX Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) The Last Temptation of Christ
XXX Film about a folk hero Braveheart
XXX Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train a Comin'

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:

XXX Anti-War film Platoon
--- Military Comedy
--- Prisoner of War/Escape film
--- Resistance Movement/Civilians film
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
XXX War film that was produced *during* that war To Have and Have Not
--- 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.)
XXX The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.) The Outlaw Josey Wales
XXX The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.) My Darling Clementine
XXX "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. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
XXX 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
XXX Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive) Lone Wolf McQuade

ZEITGEIST WILD CARDS
Because an argument can be made that some movies which fall outside the "obvious" scope of our challenge really are consistent with its spirit, you're permitted to watch and check off up to three optional movies of your choice.
XXX The Conjuring 2
XXX Band of Outsiders
XXX The Nice Guys
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1. Big Eyes (2014)
2. The Americans - Glanders (2016)
3. The Americans - Pastor Tim (2016)
4. The Americans - Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow (2016)
5. The Americans - Chloramphenicol (2016)
6. The Americans - Clark's Place (2016)
7. The Americans - The Rat (2016)
8. The Americans - Travel Agents (2016)
9. The Americans - The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears (2016)
10. The Americans - The Day After (2016)
11. The Americans - Munchkins (2016)
12. The Americans - Dinner for Seven (2016)
13. The Americans - A Roy Rogers in Franconia (2016)
14. All the Way (2016)
15. Kill the Messenger (2014)
16. The Americans - Persona Non Grata (2016)
17. The Eighties - The Fight Against AIDS (2016)
18. Everest (2015)
19. Roots - Part 1 (2016)
20. Roots - Part 2 (2016)
21. Roots - Part 3 (2016)
22. Roots - Part 4 (2016)
23. Turn: Washington's Spies - Valediction (2016)
24. Turn: Washington's Spies - Cold Murdering Bastards (2016)
25. Turn: Washington's Spies - Benediction (2016)
26. Turn: Washington's Spies - Hearts and Minds (2016)
27. Turn: Washington's Spies - Hypocrisy, Fraud, and Tyranny (2016)
28. Turn: Washington's Spies - Many Mickles Make a Muckle (2016)
29. Turn: Washington's Spies - Judgment (2016)
30. Turn: Washington's Spies - Mended (2016)
31. Das Boot (1981)
32. OJ: Made in America - Part 1 (2016)
33. OJ: Made in America - Part 2 (2016)
34. Houdini & Doyle - The Monsters of Nethermoor (2016)
35. OJ: Made in America - Part 3 (2016)
36. OJ: Made in America - Part 4 (2016)
37. OJ: Made in America - Part 5 (2016)
38. Turn: Washington's Spies - Blade on the Feather (2016)
39. Houdini & Doyle - Bedlam (2016)
40. Houdini & Doyle - Strigoi (2016)
41. Spotlight (2015)
42. Manhattan - Damnatio Memoriae (2015)
43. Manhattan - Fatherland (2015)
44. Manhattan - The Threshold (2015)
45. Manhattan - Overland (2015)

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The Seventh Annual June Historical Appreciation Challenge


01. Sugar Coated / 2015 6-1
02. Expedition Unknown [episode: 'Lost Mexican City'] / 6-2
03. The Dead Files [episode: Return to Evil; Patricksburg, Indiana]/ 6-3
04. Dead Files Revisited [episode: 'Forgotten / Burned Alive'] / 6-3
05. Dead Files Revisited [episode: 'Plagued / Lethal Waters'] / 6-3
06. Ancient Aliens [episode: The New Evidence] / 6-3
07. Dead Files Revisited [episode: 'Tortured Souls / Evil Within'] / 6-3
08. The Story of God with Morgan Freeman [episode: The Power of Miracles] / 6-5
09. ABBA: 'Me and You' [Dick Cavett show performance - April 1981] / 6-6
10. Dead Files Revisited [episode: 'Forever Scarred / Invaded'] / 6-6
11. 54 [2015 'director's cut' ☼] / 6-6
12. Dead Files [episode: 'Devil's Plaything, Canton Illinois] / 6-7
13. Dead Files Revisited [episode: 'Master of the Damned / Ghosts of Deadwood'] / 6-8
14. Batkid Begins / 6-9
15. Armin Van Buuren: This is Intense / 2015 / 6-9
16. The Truth Behind: Atlantis / 6-10
17. The Lady in the Van / 6-10
18. Genius / 6-11
19. To Be Takei / 6-12
20. Tab Hunter Confidential / 6-13
21. Ancient Aliens [episode: The Visionaries] / 6-14
22. The Conjuring 2 / 6-14
23. Expedition Unknown [episode: Incan King's Mummy] / 6-15
24. The Dead Files [episode: Crowded House: Richmond Heights Ohio] / 6-15
25. Excalibur [4K DCP] / 6-15
26. Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made / 6-16
27. WILD CARD: Exhibit - "The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great" / National Geographic Museum / 6-16]
28. Last Man on the Moon / 6-17
29. Expedition Unknown [episode: Nazi Gold Train] / 6-17
30. All Things Must Pass [feature film + deleted scenes] / 6-19
31. 'Kinky Boots' (National touring production - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts) / 6-19
31. What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy / 6-20
32. The Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz / 6-20
33. The Dead Files [episode: The Whispering: Concrete, Washington] / 6-21
34. Ancient Aliens [episode: Decoding the Cosmic Egg] / 6-21
35. De Palma / 6-22
33. Expedition Unknown [episode: Hitler's Atomic Secrets] / 6-22
37. Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine / 6-22
38. Straight Outta Compton [167 min. version] / 6-23
39. The Vanishing Women [episode 1] / 6-25
40. The Vanishing Women [episode 2] / 6-26
41. Free State of Jones / 6-26
42. The Dead Files [episode: Paradise Lost: Waipahu, Hawaii] / 6-27
43. Ancient Aliens [episode: The Wisdom Keepers]/ 6-27
44. Reel Injuns / 6-28
45. Houdini & Doyle [episode: Necromanteion] / 6-29
46. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan [with commentary track ☼] / 6-29
47. 'Evita' (Olney Theatre production) / 6-29
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['Hamilton: An American Musical' - Original Broadway Cast Recording] 6-29
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48. Looking for Mr. Goodbar / 6-29
49. Expedition Unknown [episode: A Day in the Life] / 6-30
50. Charlie Victor Romero / 6-30
51. The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble / 6-30
52. Bernardo Bertolucci: Reflections on Cinema / 6-30
53. The Boomer List / 6-30
54. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi / 6-30

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The Seventh Annual June Historical Appreciation Challenge


*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= streaming
orange= theatrical presentation
purple= borrowed or rented BD/DVD

June 1st
1. The Tudors: 1.1, "In Cold Blood" (2007 / Canada & United Kingdom)
Date: 1518 CE / Place: England ; Italy (briefly) / People/Event: Court of Henry VIII
2. Salome (William Dieterle, 1953 / United States)*
Date: 1st century CE / Place: Judea ; Rome / People/Event: Salome ; execution of John the Baptist
--- Original theatrical trailer


June 2nd
3. Best of Enemies (Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville, 2015 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1968 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: William F. Buckley, Jr. ; Gore Vidal ; 1968 National Conventions
4. The Tudors: 1.2, "Simply Henry" (2007 / Canada & United Kingdom)*
Date: 1519 CE / Place: England ; France ; Italy (briefly) / People/Event: Court of Henry VIII

June 3rd
5. Three Outlaw Samurai (Sanbiki no samurai) (Hideo Gosha, 1964 / Japan)
Date: time of the samurai / Place: Japan / People/Event: samurai film ; "export western"
6. The Tudors: 1.3, "Wolsey, Wolsey, Wolsey!" (2007 / Canada & United Kingdom)*
Date: 1521 CE / Place: England / People/Event: Court of Henry VIII
7. Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia (Nicholas D. Wrathall, 2013 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1925 - 2012 CE / Place: United States ; Italy / People/Event: documentary ; biography of Gore Vidal
8. The Hollow Crown: Richard II (Rupert Goold, 2012 / United Kingdom / DVD)*
Date: 1398 - 1400 CE / Place: England / People/Event: Richard II ; adaptation of William Shakespeare play

June 4th
9. Grease (Randal Kleiser, 1978 / United States)
Date: 1958 - 1959 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: satirical period musical
10. Whispering Smith (Leslie Fenton, 1948 / United States)
Date: late 1800s / Place: United States (old West) / People/Event: western ; adaptation of Frank H. Spearman novel

June 5th
11. The Tudors: 1.4, "His Majesty, The King (2007 / Canada & United Kingdom)*
Date: 1521 CE / Place: England ; Portugal (briefly) / People/Event: Court of Henry VIII
12. Weiner (Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg, 2016 / United States)*
Date: 2011 - 2015 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: sex scandals and mayoral campaign of Anthony Weiner
13. The Cowboys (Mark Rydell, 1972 / United States)
Date: late 1800s / Place: United States (old West) / People/Event: western ; adaptation of William Dale Jennings novel

June 7th
14. Vito (Jeffrey Schwarz, 2011 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1946 - 1990 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: documentary ; biography of Vito Russo
15. Primary (Robert Drew, 1960 / United States / DVD)*
Date: 1960 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: documentary ; John F. Kennedy ; Hubert H. Humphrey ; 1960 Wisconsin primary
16. The Duel at Silver Creek (Don Siegel, 1952 / United States)
Date: late 1800s / Place: United States (old West) / People/Event: western

June 8th
17. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Chapman Way & Maclain Way, 2014 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1972 - 1978 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: sports history ; Bing Russell ; Portland Mavericks
18. Le Silence de la Mer (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949 / France)*
Date: 1941 CE / Place: France ; Germany (briefly) / People/Event: World War II ; German occupation of France ; adaptation of Jean Bruller novel

June 9th
19. The Tudors: 1.5, "Arise, My Lord" (2007 / Canada & United Kingdom)*
Date: 1526 CE / Place: England / People/Event: Court of Henry VIII
20. Tulsa (Stuart Heisler, 1949 / United States / AmazonPrime)*
Date: 1920s / Place: United States / People/Event: western ; Tusla oil boom
20. Von Ryan's Express (Mark Robson, 1965 / United States)*
Date: 1940s / Place: Italy / People/Event: World War II

June 10th
21. Trouble in Texas (Robert N. Bradbury, 1937 / United States)*
Date: early 1900s / Place: United States / People/Event: western
22. The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part I (Richard Eyre, 2012 / United Kingdom / DVD)*
Date: 1402 - 1403 CE / Place: England / People/Event: Henry IV ; Henry V ; adaption of William Shakespeare play

June 11th
23. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (Göran Hugo Olsson, 2011 / Sweden & United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1967 - 1975 CE / Place: United States ; Sweden / People/Event: Black Power movement ; Black Panthers Party ; Angela Davis

June 13th
24. She's Beautiful When She's Angry (Mary Dore, 2014 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1966 - 1971 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: modern Women's Movement

June 14th
25. Last Days in Vietnam (Rory Kennedy, 2014 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1975 CE / Place: South Vietnam / People/Event: Vietnam War ; Fall of Saigon
26. ABC Close-Up!: Adventures on the New Frontier (Richard Leacock, 1961 / United States / DVD)*
Date: 1961 CE / Place: United States ; Ethiopia / People/Event: John F. Kennedy

June 15th
27. Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (Robert Drew, 1963 / United States / DVD)*
Date: 1963 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: John F. Kennedy ; George Wallace ; "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door"
28. Faces of November (Robert Drew, 1964 / United States / DVD)*
Date: 1964 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: funeral of John F. Kennedy
29. The Texans (James P. Hogan, 1938 / United States)*
Date: 1895 CE / Place: United States ; Mexico / People/Event: western ; Reconstruction
30. The Celluloid Closet (Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, 1995 / United States / DVD)*
Date: 1895 - 1995 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: film history ; LGBTQ history

June 17th
31. The Tudors: 1.6, "True Love" (2007 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1527 CE / Place: England ; France (briefly) / People/Event: court of Henry VIII
32. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee, 1995 / United Kingdom)
Date: 1792 - 1797 CE / Place: England / People/Event: period drama ; adaptation of Jane Austen novel

June 18th
33. The Cimarron Kid (Budd Boetticher, 1952 / United States)*
Date: 1891 - 1894 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: western ; Bill Boolin ; The Dalton Gang

June 19th
34. Evita (Alan Parker, 1996 / United States)
Date: 1920s - 1952 CE / Place: Argentina / People/Event: biography of Eva Perón ; Juan Perón

June 20th
35. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Ricki Stern & Anne Sundberg, 2010 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 2008 - 2009 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: Joan Rivers ; Melissa Rivers
36. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (Michele Josue, 2014 / United States / Netflix Instant)*
Date: 1980s - 2014 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: Matt Shepard
37. You're in the Navy Now (Henry Hathaway, 1951 / United States)*
Date: early 1940s CE / Place: United States / People/Event: World War II

June 21st
38. The Tudors: 1.7, "Message to the Emperor" (2007 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1528 CE / Place: England ; Italy (briefly) / People/Event: court of Henry VIII
39. Les Miserables (Tom Hooper, 2012 / United States)
Date: 1818 - 1830s CE / Place: France / People/Event: Paris Uprising of 1832

June 22nd
40. Wild Card: Jesus Christ Superstar (Norman Jewison, 1973 / United States)
Date: Jesus times! + 1970s / Place: Jesus places! + ruins / People/Event: Jesus ; Judas ; Jesus people!
41. The Tudors: 1.8, "Truth and Justice" (2007 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1528 CE / Place: England ; France (briefly) / People/Event: court of Henry VIII
42. The Tudors: 1.9, "Look to God First" (2007 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1529 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII
43. The Tudors: 1.10,"The Death of Wolsey" (2007 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1530 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII

June 23rd
44. California (John Farrow, 1947 / United States)*
Date: 1848 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: western ; California Gold Rush
45. Jane Eyre (Robert Stevenson, 1943 / United States)
Date: 1829 - 1843 CE / Place: England / People/Event: adaptation of Charlotte Brontë novel

June 24th
46. Know Your Ally: Britain (Robert Stevenson, 1944 / United States)*
Date: 1944 CE / Place: Great Britain / People/Event: military propaganda film ; World War II
47. The Tudors: 2.1, "Everything Is Beautiful" (2008 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1532 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII
48. The Tudors: 2.2, "Tears of Blood" (2008 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1532 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII

June 25th
49. Steve Jobs (Danny Boyle, 2015 / United States)
Date: 1984 - 1998 CE / Place: United States / People/Event: Steve Jobs ; launches of Macintosh, Black Cube , and iMac

June 26th
50. The Tudors: 2.3, "Checkmate" (2008 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1533 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII

June 28th
51. The Tudors: 2.4, "The Act of Succession" (2008 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1534 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII

June 29th
52. The Tudors: 2.5, "His Majesty's Pleasure" (2008 / United Kingdom & Canada)*
Date: 1535 CE / Place: England / People/Event: court of Henry VIII

Checklist
Spoiler:
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- 15th century CE: The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part I (2012)
-X- 18th century CE: Sense and Sensibility (1995)
-X- 19th century CE: California (1947)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries: Completed
-X- United States: Best of Enemies (2015)
-X- England: The Hollow Crown: Richard II (2012)
-X- Vietnam: Last Days in Vietnam (2014)
-X- Argentina: Evita (1996)
-X- France: Les Miserables (2012)

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

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: Salome (1953)
--- Film about a folk hero
-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event: The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014)

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: She's Beautiful When She's Angry (2014)
-X- Film about Race Relations: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)
-X- Film about the LGBTQ Community: Vito (2011)
--- 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
Watch at least five of the following ten War subcategories:
--- Anti-War film
-X- Military Comedy: You're in the Navy Now (1951)
-X- Prisoner of War/Escape film: Von Ryan's Express (1965)
-X- Resistance Movement/Civilians film: Le Silence de la Mer (1949)
--- 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: Know Your Ally: Britain (1944)

WESTERN
Watch at least five of these ten Western subcategories: Completed
--- 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: The Texans (1938)
-X- The empire story: Tulsa (1949)
--- 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.)
-X- The outlaw story: The Cimarron Kid (1952)
-X- The marshal story: The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
-X- Export Western: Three Outlaw Samurai (Sanbiki no samurai) (1964)
-X- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show: Whispering Smith (1948), adapted into TV series in 1961
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST WILD CARDS
Because an argument can be made that some movies which fall outside the "obvious" scope of our challenge really are consistent with its spirit, you're permitted to watch and check off up to three optional movies of your choice.
-X- Zeitgeist Wild Card #1: Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #2
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #3

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2016 Historical Appreciation Challenge

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

☼ = First time viewing

June 1
01. A Town Called Hell (1971)
02. The Americans - "A Roy Rogers in Franconia" (2016)

June 3
03. Deadliest Catch - "Proving Grounds" (2016)

June 4
04. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Valediction" (2016)
05. J. Edgar (2011)

June 5
06. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Cold Murdering Bastards" (2016)
07. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Benediction" (2016)
08. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Hearts and Minds" (2016)

June 6
09. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Hypocrisy, Fraud and Tyranny" (2016)
10. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Many Mickles Make a Muckle" (2016)
11. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Judgment" (2016)

June 7
12. Frost/Nixon (2008)

June 8
13. Across the Wide Missouri (1951)

June 9
14. The Americans - "Persona Non Grata" (2016)
15. Deadliest Catch - "Raw Deal" (2016)

June 11
16. Hell on Wheels - "Two Soldiers" (2016)
17. The American West - "America Divided" (2016)

June 14
18. The Conspirator (2010)
19. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Mended" (2016)

June 15
20. American Outlaws (2001)
21. Deadliest Catch - "Settling the Score" (2016)
22. O.J.: Made in America - "Part One" (2016)

June 16
23. O.J.: Made in America - "Part Two" (2016)

June 17
24. O.J.: Made in America - "Part Three" (2016)

June 18
25. O.J.: Made in America - "Part Four" (2016)
26. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

June 19
27. Hell on Wheels - "Return to the Garden" (2016)
28. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
29. O.J.: Made in America - "Part Five" (2016)

June 20
30. Meek's Cutoff (2010)
31. The American West - "Two Front War" (2016)

June 21
32. Midway (1976)
33. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Blade on the Feather" (2016)

June 22
34. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

June 23
35. Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958)

June 24
36. Deadliest Catch - "Fire at Sea: Part 1" (2016)
37. Houdini & Doyle - "The Maggie's Redress" (2016)

June 25
38. Thirteen Days (2000)

June 26
39. Free State of Jones (2016)
40. Hell on Wheels - "61 Degrees" (2016)
41. The American West - "Blood & Gold" (2016)
42. The Great Raid (2005)

June 27
43. Houdini & Doyle - "A Dish of Adharma" (2016)
44. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Trial and Execution" (2016)

June 28
45. Hit So Hard (2011)
46. Houdini & Doyle - "In Manus Dei" (2016)

June 29
47. Frank and Jesse (1995)
48. Houdini & Doyle - "Spring-Heel'd Jack" (2016)

June 30
49. Houdini & Doyle - "The Curse of Korzha" (2016)
50. Houdini & Doyle - "The Monsters of Nethermoor" (2016)
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Start of challenge: 100 Documentary (4/118), Biography (18/50), Documentary (1/50), War (14/50), Western (6/50)

2010: 14
2011: 5.5
2012: 20.5
2013: 18.5
2014: 8
2015: 10

June 4th
1. Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne "Episode 1"*/"Episode 2"*

June 5th
2. Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne "Episode 3"*/"Episode 4"*

June 7th
3. The Nice Guys (2016)* (takes place in 1970s)

June 8th
3.5. Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "Boy II Men"*/"Shaquille O'Neal Motors"*

June 11th
4. Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "The Fall Ball"*/"Miracle on Dead Street"*
4.25. Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "Good Morning Orlando"*
5. The Goldbergs S.1 "Circle Of Driving"/"Daddy Daughter Day"/"Mini Murray"
6. The Goldbergs S.1 "Why're You Hitting Yourself?"/"The Ring"*/"Who Are You Going to Telephone?"*/"Call Me When You Get There"*

June 13th
7. Saving Private Ryan (1998)*

June 15th
8. Love & Friendship (2016)*

June 17th
9. The Goldbergs S.1 "The Kremps"*/Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "The Big 1-2"*/"Huangsgiving"*/"We Done Son"*

June 18th
10. The Conjuring 2 (2016)*

June 19th
10.5. Rome S.1 "The Stolen Eagle"

June 21st
11. Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "The Real Santa"*/"Year of the Rat"*

June 24th
12. The Goldbergs S.1 "Stop Arguing and Start Thanking"*/"Shopping"*/"Kara-Te"*/"You're Under Foot"*

June 27th
13. Black Hawk Down (2001)*

June 30th
14. The Goldbergs S.1 "The Other Smother"*/"You Opened the Door"*/Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "Love and Loopholes"*/"Phil's Phaves"*
15. Fresh Off the Boat S.2 "Michael Chang Fever"*/"Keep 'em Separated"*/"Tight Two"*/"Doing it Right*
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May 29
(1) To Hell and Back. Audie Murphy. Murphy stars as himself as he displays his life story from his early teen years through his Military duty.
Excellent movie that I have seen many times. And will many more times to come. 9/10
(2) When the Trumpet Fades. Ron Eldrad. A private is involved in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forrest. As he climbs up the ladder of command that he has no interest in obtaining. Another excellent war movie. Very dark and brutal at times. very underrated in my opinion. 8/10
(3) Stalag 17. William Holden. A German POW camp is the focus here. As a spy is put in with a prisoner barracks with disastrous results.
Another excellent war movie. 8/10

May 30
(4) The Lost Battalion. Rickey Schroder. WWI fare about the Argon Forrest. A battalion goes out on a mission with supposively help from other French forces that aren't there. 8/10
(5) Battle of the Bulge. Henry Fonda. US forces take on Germany in Europe. 8/10

May 31
(6) The 300 Spartans. Richard Egan. 480 BC. Spartans defend the Thermopylae pass with their lives versus the Persian Army. A bit slower than the later 300 version. But still a good showing. 8/10

June 2
(7) Fort Courageous. A calvary troop ventures out into the wild to take over a fort that was attacked by Indians. 7/10

June 3
(8) Rio Conchos. Jim Brown. A team of calvary and civilians carry a wagon load of gun powder through Indian country. 8/10

June 4
(9) War Arrow. Jeff Chandler. An Calvary Major tries to get Seminoles to fight Kiowas. 8/10
(10) A Football Life. Gayle Sayers and Dick Butkis. A history of two great Chicago Bear legends, Butkis and Sayers. 8/10

June 5
(11) Risen. An Roman general who witnesses the crucifixion of Jesus. Is later dumfounded to see him resurrected. Then he converts afterwards. 9/10

June6
(12) The Art of War. Documentary of Sun Tzu who teaches the art of winning at war. He demonstrates how to defeat your enemy in many different ways. Interesting. 8/10
(13) Arrowhead. Charleton Heston. A army scout helps the army defeat a band of Apaches who think their leader is born of a prophecy.8/10

June 8
(14) The Crossing. Jeff Daniels. George Washington directs the crossing of the Delaware River to advance to Trenton to fight the Hessian troops that are stationed there 9/10

June 9
(15) Rio Grande. John Wayne. The life and times of a Calvary outpost complete with Indian raids. 7.5/10

June 10
(16) Kingdom of Heaven. Orlando Bloom. A dying Baron promotes his long lost son to take his place protecting the people and Jerusalem during the 12th century Crusades. 9/10
(17) High Noon. Gary Cooper. A marshall sends to prison an outlaw who is later paroled and out for revenge. 8/10

June 11
(18) Legionnaire. Jean Claude Van Damne. In 1925, A boxer swindles a promoter from his pay day and runs away to join the Foreign Legion 8/10

June 13
(19) The Real Bonnie and Clyde. Family members of the Bonnie and Clyde saga recant either their story or the story of their ancestors. 8/10
(20) The White Buffalo. Charles Bronson. Wild Bill hunts a strange white buffalo that is haunting his dreams. 8/10

June 14
(21) 40 Guns to Apache Pass. Audie Murphy. A capitan must secure 40 guns through Apache Pass out of the hands of the Apaches and to the fort. 7/10

June16
(22) Mountain Men. Charleton Heston. A reunion of Heston and Keith from the earlier Arrowhead movie. The life of two mountain men during the old west vs. Crow and Blackfoot indians. 8/10

June 17
(23) The Manson Murders. 2016. NBC Dateline special. Kind of an update of the Manson family murders of the late 60's. 8/10

June 18
(24) The 13th Warrior. Antonio Banderas. An arab ambassador gets picked to go on a deadly mission with 12 Norsemen. Making him the 13th warrior. 8/10

June 20
(25) The Last of the Mohicans. Daniel Day Lewis. The latest Hollywood version of James Fenimore Coopers novel. A good showing. Hawkeye, Uncas, Magua and the bunch. 8/10
(26) Legends & Lies- John Adams. John Adams part in the beginning of the American Revolution. He's a lawyer who becomes the top spokesman. 8/10
(27) Hondo. John Wayne. A drifter, gunfighter settles on a ranch with the wife of a man that he killed. 8.5/10
(28) Khartoum. Charlton Heston. 1883 A general is sent to the ancient city of Khartoum Sudan to quell a Muslim resistance. 6/10

June 22
(29) Hang'em High. Clint Eastwood. A former marshall is attempted to be lynched by a posse. And seeks revenge after being saved by a passing sheriff. Got to give this a 10, because it was so enjoyable to watch.
10/10
(30) The Red Army. Documentary of the Russian National Ice Hockey team through the Ages. Centering around Slava Fetisov. 8/10

June23
(31) Broken Arrow. Jimmy Stewart. An ex- army scout seeks out Cochise to start the peacemaking events with the Apaches. 9/10

June 26
(32) Centurion. The Roman 9th Legion is massacred with a few survivors running for their lives. 9/10

June27
(33) Ulzanas Raid. Burt Lancaster. An Indian chief leads a renegade band of Apaches who escape the reservation. 8/10
(34) 54. Ryan Phillipe. The goings on at an New York City disco night club during the 70's Disco era. 7/10

June 28
(35) The Bridge at Remagen. George Segal. Both the Germans and the Americans want to blow up the last bridge on the Rhine. 7/10
(36) Wild Bill. Jeff Bridges. The life and time of Wild Bill Hickock up to his murder in Deadwood. 9/10
(37) MASH- Donald Sutherland. The original movie that spun the greatest sitcom ever. 8/10

June 29
(38) Fort Apache. Henry Fonda. Life and times at Fort Apache in Arizona vs. the Apaches. My favorite John Wayne movie. 8/10

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2016 Historical Appreciation Challenge


June 2
1. Roots Part 1--The new iteration of Alex Haley's saga is well made and contains more historical depth than the original.
2. Roots Part 2
3. Roots Part 3

June 3
4. Roots Part 4

June 7

5. Barbarians Rising S1E1: Hannibal crosses the Alps and a rebellion in Lusitania, today's Portugal

June 8
6. Pride (2014). In 1984, a group of lesbian and gay activists formed a group to collect money to support striking miners in Wales.

June 9
7. Old South/ New South (2014). A doc that examines the reality of slavery vs the mythology of Gone With the Wind
8. Hail Caesar--Even lesser Coen Brothers is still pretty good. The recreation of 50s Hollywood is lush and perfectly rendered.
9. Roots: A History Revealed--The history of slavery and its depiction on the show.

June 10
10. The Secret Life of . . . Alexander the Great (2012)

June 11
11. Six By Sondheim (2013)--A living Broadway legend talks about his life and work.
12. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (2016)-- The amazing Audra McDonald stars in a one-woman show as the iconic jazz singer Billie Holiday.
13. Everest (2015)-- Has it really been 20 years since the disastrous 1996 climbing season on Everest?

June 13
14. Barbarians Rising S1E2: Spartacus

June 14
15. The Secret Life of . . . Napoleon (2012)
16. Alexander Hamilton (1931)--Needs more hip hop.

June 15
17. The Secret Life of . . . the Borgias (2012)

June 16
18. O.J. Made in America Part 1
19. O.J. Made in America Part 2
20. The Secret Life of . . . Caligula (2012)

June 17
21. O.J. Made in America Part 3
22. O.J. Made in America Part 4
23. O.J. Made in America Part 5

June 20
24. They Died With Their Boots On (1941)--a ridiculously sanitized bio of George Armstrong Custer, starring Errol Flynn. Despite the historical inaccuracies, this movie is still a lot of fun.
25. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939). More Error Flynn with a dyspeptic Bette Davis as the Virgin Queen (that's her story and she's sticking to it)

June 21
26. All Things Must Pass (2015). A fascinating doc on the rise and fall of Tower Records.
27. Barbarians Rising S1E3: Arminius wiping out Varus's legions, Boudicca's rebellion, and the Goths destroying Roman legions at the Battle of Adrianople in 378, opening up the path to barbarian invasions of Europe and the fall of the Roman Empire in the West

June 22
28. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960). Peter Finch is excellent as poor doomed Oscar Wilde in this surprisingly sympathetic depiction of Wilde's trial and conviction for homosexuality.
29. The Secret Life of . . . Mata Hari (2012)
30. A Man for All Seasons (1966). More of a hagiography than a biography, A Man for All Seasons shows Thomas More in an extremely generous light as he goes to his death for refusing to accept the Act of Supremacy that divorced England from the Catholic Church.

June 23
31. The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (1967). a multi-leveled masterpiece--the inmates of an insane asylum during the Napoleonic era performs a play about he French Revolution, punctuated by satirical musical interludes and philosophical dialogues between Sade and the madman playing Marat.
32. Tab Hunter Confidential (2015). Tab discusses his life as a closeted movie star in the 1950s.
33. The Last Man on the Moon (2015). Eugene Cernan looks back on his career in the space program. Fascinating profile of an amazing life.

June 24
34. The Walk (2015). I remember seeing the news photo of Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers back in 1974 when I was a kid. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is terrific as Petit planning his coup de theatre, and the FX are fantastic.

June 25
35. The Queen (2006).Helen Mirren's performance as Queen Elizabeth II coming to grips with the changes in British society in the wake of Diana's death is amazing; I wish I had gotten the chance to see her play Her Majesty on stage in The Audience.
36. The Secret Life of . . . the Marquis de Sade (2012)
37. The Sting (1974). 40+ years, later, this grifter classic still rewards.

June 27
38. The Comancheros (1961).Very entertaining late-period John Wayne Western with a terrific cast.
39. Barbarians Rising S1E4: The Sack of Rome, the Hun invasion, and the Western Empire falls to the barbarian tribes, including the bloody conquests of the Vandals

June 28
40. Shenandoah (1965). Jimmy Stewart plays the patriarch of a large Virginia family who wants to stay out of the Civil War. Events overtake him and he has to get in the fight. The Cinemascope photography gives Shenandoah the feel of an epic.

June 29
41. Song of the South (1946). On the one hand, SotS is a classic Disney film that pioneers the blend of live-action and animation with a catchy score, including the Oscar-winning "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah", and on the other its whitewashing of slavery and use of plantation dialect is appallingly racist.
42. Sahara (1943). Stirring action movie as Bogie commands a tank crew who are trying to outmaneuver the Germans in North Africa.

June 30
42. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970). You don't find too many comedies about the French Revolution. Gene Wilder and Donald Sutherland star as two sets of twins, one aristocratic the other peasant who get involved in a comedy of errors.
43. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2015). The pleasure of the book was the mashup of Jane Austen's comedy of manners and bloody zombie action. The film doesn't quite capture the delicate Regency romance or the gory zombie action, and it really missed some opportunities to hit both well, but overall it was entertaining.
44. Atlantis: The Lost Continent. (1961). For some reason, MGM cut the budget for this movie, even after the wild success of Pal's previous film, The Time Machine. Consequently, it looks really cheap, and is padded with stock footage from other MGM pictures. If Pal could have had another pass at the script and a decent budget, this could have been a classic.

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May 29th
1. Band of Brothers: Currahee (2001)
2. Band of Brothers: Day of Days (2001)
3. Band of Brothers: Carentan (2001)

May 30th
4. Band of Brothers: Replacements (2001)
5. Band of Brothers: Crossroads (2001)
6. Band of Brothers: Bastogne (2001)
7. Band of Brothers: The Breaking Point (2001)

May 31st
8. Band of Brothers: The Last Patrol (2001)
9. Band of Brothers: Why We Fight (2001)
10. Band of Brothers: Points (2001)

June 1st
11. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

June 2nd
12. The Duellists (1977)*

June 3rd
13. Barry Lyndon (1975)*

June 4th
14. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

June 5th
15. The Proposition (2005)

June 6th
16. The Searchers (1956)

June 7th
17. Fort Apache (1948)*

June 8th
18. Red Cliff (2008, 2009)

June 9th
19. Das Boot

June 10th
20. The Big Country (1958)*

June 11th
21. Stagecoach (1939)

June 12th
22. Red River (1948)

June 13th, 14th and 15th
23. Lonesome Dove (1989)*

June 17th
24. The Great Escape (1963)

June 18th
25. Django (1966)

June 20th
26. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

June 21st
27. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

June 22nd
28. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

June 25th
29. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

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The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge
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2016-06-07
1. Burke & Hare (1972) Download
2016-06-08
2. Another Period "Pilot" (June 23, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
2016-06-10
3. Another Period "Divorce" (June 30, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
4. Another Period "Funeral" (July 7, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
5. Another Period "Pageant" (July 14, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
6. Another Period "Senate" (July 21, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
7. Another Period "Lillian's Birthday" (July 28, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
8. Another Period "Switcheroo Day" (August 4, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
9. Another Period "Dog Dinner Party" (August 11, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
10. Another Period "Reject's Beach" (August 18, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
11. Another Period "Modern Pigs" (August 25, 2015) Comedy Central On Demand
2016-06-11
12. Bolero (1984) Download
13. Everest (2015) HBO
2016-06-14
14. From Romero To Rome: The Rise And Fall Of The Italian Zombie Movie (2012) Download
2016-06-17
15. Another Period "Tubman" (June 15, 2016) Comedy Central On Demand
2016-06-18
16. Hearts Of The West (1975) TCM
2016-06-20
17. The Day The Clown Cried - excerpt (1972) Download
2016-06-26
18. Grease XXX A Parody (2013) Download
19. Flesh And Blood: The Hammer Heritage Of Horror (1997) VHS
20. Runaway Daughters (1994) DVD
2016-06-27
21. Another Period "Annulment" (June 22, 2016) Comedy Central On Demand
22. Spring Broke (2016) Showtime Showcase
2016-06-30
23. The Serpent And The Rainbow (1988) DVD


Total = 23
12 First Time Views



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My Fourth Historical Appreciation Challenge
*= first time watching

June 12, 2016
1. The Gathering Storm (2002)*

June 30, 2014
2. The Book Thief (2013)*

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Title in BLACK = From my own personal DVD collection.
Titel in ORANGE = Seen on Amazon prime
Title in RED = Seen on Netflix

June 2-3
1. Memoirs of a Geisha
(2015) Time period: Japan 1930's-40's / Historical event: World War II

June 4
2. Three Sovereigns for Sarah
(1985) Time period: New England 1600's / Historical event: Salem Witch trials
3 part mini-series part of the PBS's American Playhouse series. Absolutely brilliant and at sometimes brutal to watch telling of the Salem Witch Trails. Vanessa Redgrave is just outstanding in the role of the sole survivor of three sisters accused of witchcraft by nothing more than the hysterical accusations of girls. Out of the mouths of babes comes madness.

June 5
3. The Crimson Field
(2014) 2 episodes. Time period: France 1910's / Historical event: World War I
TV series about a trio of volunteer nurses in a WWI era hospital in France.

June 6
3. The Great Fire
(2014) 2 episodes. Time period: London 1666 / Historical event: London fire
Fictional re-telling of the fire that decimated most of London in the 17th century.

June 7
4. Guinevere
(1994) Time period: Early middle ages / Historical event: None: based on Arthurian folk tales and legends
[SIZE="1"]Made for TV movie focusing on King Arthur's queen, Guinevere. Lots of New-Agey kind of stuff about the Goddess.

June 8
5. The 70's - Part 1
(2000) Time period: 1970's / Historical event: Social changes during the 1970's
Made for TV movie about a groups of young people who take different paths during the tumultuous decade of change.

June 9
6. The 70's - Part 2
(2000) Time period: 1970's / Historical event: Social changes during the 1970's

June 10
7. Valley Uprising
(2014) Time period: 1950's to the present/ Historical event: the birth of rock climbing in California's Yosemite park.

June 11
8. Lovelace
(2013) Time period: 1970's/ Historical event: Biopic of Linda Lovelace as well as the cultural impact of the movie Deep Throat

June 12
9. Billy the Kid Returns
(1938) Time period: Old West/ Historical event: None - Roy Rogers movies

June 13
10. Hands Across the Border
(1944) Time period: Old West/ Historical event: None - Roy Rogers movies

June 14
11. Bells of Rosarita
(1945) Time period: Old West/ Historical event: None - Roy Rogers movies

June 15
12. Eyes of Texas
(1948) Time period: Old West/ Historical event: None - Roy Rogers movies

June 16
13. Grand Canyon Trail
(1948) Time period: Old West/ Historical event: None - Roy Rogers movies

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Legend:
Spoiler:
- First Time Viewing 59
- First Time Viewing on home media 3

Source:
  L - Library 2*
  O - Owned by me 52*
  S - Streamed 7
  $ - Bought for challenge 1
  TV - TV 6
* My box set of the BBC's Michael Palin travel series is region 2 and I no longer have a region 2 player. Therefore I am counting them as if I were watching my own discs even though I am watching region 1 discs from the library.

- UK 13
- Germany 2
- Japan 1
- Italy 2
- Canada 1


- viewed with commentary: 2

Watched With: μ - M 19 | τ - N 0 | δ - D 2 (~ indicates only a partial viewing by other viewers)

Bold titles are feature length

Underlined titles indicate coming off the unwatched pile must have been purchased more than 1 month prior to challenge 43


Total Eligible Titles: 72 First Time Views: 59
Blu-ray: 18 DVD: 35 | Netflix: 5 | shomi: 0 | HD-DVD: 1 | TV: 6 | YouTube: 2 | Theater: 2




May 30:
01. A Private Function (1984) L Post WW2 period comedy when Britain was under a severe food shortage.
02. Ripping Yarns: Escape From Stalag Luft 112 B (1975) L Michael Palin and Terry Jones' BBC comedy series about various times in history. This one is set during 1917 WW1.

June 02:
03. Comic Roots: Michael Palin S02E01 (1983) L μ Short biographical documentary about Palin and his early interest in acting and comedy. Includes his education at the Shrewsbury School and Oxford. Palin hosts, narrates and interviews people from his past. Jones joins Michael near the end. (29 min.)
04. Full Circle with Michael Palin: Episode Three: China (1997) O μ Palin's one year journey around the Pacific Rim in 1996.

June 03:
05. Freaks and Geeks: The Pilot S01E01 (1999) O μ Tagline: It's 1980 and this is what high school was like for the rest of us. My new Blu-ray set remastered in 1.78:1.
06. The Goldbergs: Have a Summer S03E24 (2016) TV μ "It was 1980 something..."

June 04:
07. Freaks and Geeks: Beers and Weirs S01E02 (1999) O HD versions are on Netflix now too!
08. Freaks and Geeks: Tricks and Treats S01E03 (1999) O μ
09. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) O The classic Monty Python movie depicting (comically) life at the time of Christ, when practically anyone could be a messiah!
10. Monster (2003) O The story of Aileen Wuornos and Tyria Moore.
11. Freaks and Geeks: The Pilot S01E01 (1999) O μ Watched with commentary #1. Judd Apatow (executive producer), Paul Feig (creator/writer) and Jake Kasdan (director)

June 05:
12. The Wonder Years: Pilot S01E01 (1988) O 1968 suburban life in junior high school.
13. The Wonder Years: Swingers S01E02 (1988) O
14. The Wonder Years: My Father's Office S01E03 (1988) O
15. The Wonder Years: Angel S01E04 (1988) O
16. The Wonder Years: The Phone Call S01E05 (1988) O
17. The Wonder Years: Dance With Me S01E06 (1988) O
18. The Wonder Years: Heart of Darkness S02E01 (1988) O μ
19. The Wonder Years: Our Miss White S02E02 (1988) O μ
20. The Goldbergs: Rush S03E21 (2016) TV μ "It was 1980 something..."

June 06:
21. George Harrison: Living In the Material World (2011) L 3.5 hour Scorsese documentary about the life of George Harrison.
22. The Wonder Years: Christmas S02E03 (1988) O ~μ

June 07:
23. The Wonder Years: Steady as She Goes S02E04 (1989) O
24. The Wonder Years: Just Between Me and You and Kirk and Paul and Carla and Becky S02E05 (1989) O
25. The Wonder Years: Pottery Will Get You Nowhere S02E06 (1989) O
26. The Wonder Years: Coda S02E07 (1989) O
27. The Wonder Years: Hiroshima, Mon Frere S02E08 (1989) O
28. The Wonder Years: Loosiers S02E09 (1989) O
29. The Wonder Years: Walk Out S02E10 (1989) O
30. The Wonder Years: Nemesis S02E11 (1989) O
31. The Wonder Years: Fate S02E12 (1989) O μ
32. The Wonder Years: Birthday Boy S02E13 (1989) O ~μ
33. The Goldbergs: Dungeons and Dragons, Anyone? S03E20 (2016) TV μ "It was 1980 something..."
34. The Wonder Years: Brightwing S02E14 (1989) O
35. The Wonder Years: Square Dance S02E15 (1989) O

June 08:
36. Death in the Bunker: The True Story of Hitler's Downfall (2005) O 79 min. German documentary covering the last days of Hitler's life and WWII. Full of rarely seen archival footage from Germany. Produced for German television.
37. The Wonder Years: Who's Woods Are These? S02E16 (1989) O μ
38. The Wonder Years: How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation S02E17 (1989) O μ And that ends the two seasons I own.

June 09:
39. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode I: The Not-So-Interesting Beginnings (2009) O The Pythons are documented in this 6 part series of episodes covering the troops entire history. (51 min)
40. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode II: The Much Funnier Second Episode (2009) O (57 min)
41. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode III: And Now, the Sorted Personal Bits (2009) O (55 min)
42. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode IV: The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode (2009) O ~μ The Pythons discuss the ins and out of making Monty Python and the Holy Grail. (54 min)
43. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode V: Lust For Glory! (2009) O The Pythons discuss the making of Life of Brian. (55 min)
44. Monty Python: Almost the Truth: Episode VI: Finally! The Last Episode Ever! (For Now...) (2009) O The Pythons discuss the making of Live at the Hollywood Bowl and The Meaning of Life. (54 min)

June 11:
45. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) O Robert Zemeckis' first feature about a day in the life of a group of teens trying to get in to see the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
46. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) O commentary with writer/director Robert Zemeckis and cowriter Bob Gale

June 12:
47. Hitchcock (2012) O Bio-pic covering Hitchcock as he makes his masterpiece, Psycho.
48. The New World (2005) O Terrence Malick's masterpiece of trying to settle America in the early 1600s.
49. From the NASA Archives: Apollo 11: Man On the Moon: Disc 1 (3:42:13) (1969) O
Archival footage of everything to do with the 1969 lunar landing.
 - Making Ready
  - The Saturn V
   - First Stage (5:58)
   - Second Stage (4:05)
   - Third Stage (4:00)
   - Instrument Unit (2:06)
  - Columbia and Eagle
   - [M-5 Eagle (2:39)
   - CSM-107 Columbia (4:46)
   - Final Assembly (1:49)
  - Altitude Chamber (6:34)
 - Departure
  - Launch Day (10:36)
  - TV Launch Feed (38:44)
  - Launch Static (5 angles) (1:35)
  - Launch Tracking (5 angles) (3:20)
  - Pad Cameras (5 angles) (4:53)
  - Pad Damage (1:33)
 - Fly Me To the Moon
  - Transposition and Docking (4:48)
  - TV Transmission 10:32 GET (18:11)
  - TV Transmission 30:28 GET (24:03)
  - TV Transmission 33:59 GET (35:31) ~μ
 - Tranquility Base
  - Undocking (4:48)
  - Lunar Landing (18:11)
  - Landing Commentary (24:03)


June 13:
50. Apollo 13 (1995) O μ Love using my HDDVD player!

June 14:
51. From the NASA Archives: Apollo 11: Man On the Moon: Disc 2 (2:24:03) (1969) O
Archival footage of everything to do with the first moon walk.
 - EVA Part One (3 angles, 2 audio tracks) (1:29:38)
  - Video
   - angle 1 - Composite of TV, 16mm film, 70 mm hasselblad images, and EVA training film
   - angle 2 - TV transmission full screen
   - angle 3 - 16 mm film full screen
  - Audio
   - audio 1 - Air to Ground transmissions
   - audio 2 - Astronaut commentary from debriefing
 - EVA Part Two (2 angles, 2 audio tracks) (54:25)
  - Video
   - angle 1 - Composite of TV, 16mm film, 70 mm hasselblad images, and EVA training film
   - angle 2 - TV transmission full screen
  - Audio
   - audio 1 - Air to Ground transmissions
   - audio 2 - Astronaut commentary from debriefing

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

52. The Conjuring 2 (2016) Based on the "true" story of the Hodgson family, who allege to having been bothered by a poltergeist in Enfield, England in 1977. A hoax? Maybe.
53. The Last Man on the Moon (2014) S ~μ Documentary about Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan, the last man to leave a footprint on the lunar surface during the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.

June 18:
54. The Enfield Poltergeist Nationwide Special (1978) S BBC special from 1978, including interviews with the teenage girls from the Hodgson family. (34:43)
55. This Morning: Enfield Poltergeist Janet Hodgson interview (2012) S ITV1 segment of the "this morning" show. (13:06)
56. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) O In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado. Finally got around to watching my new Blu-ray copy of this Herzog masterpiece! (man I've used that word a lot this month)

June 19:
57. Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? (2001) S Discussions with some who strongly felt, in 2001, that the Apollo lunar landings were faked, Capricorn One style.
58. NHK Tsuki Shukai Eisei Kaguya ga Mita Tsuki to Chikyu Tsuki no De Soshite Chikyu no Iri (Kaguya's Month in Orbit) (2008) O CDJapan: "Blu-ray visual DVD featuring footage from Japan's Kaguya spacecraft filmed in hi-vision from 380,000 km in space." Shows the Apollo 17 landing site (so much for the conspiracy theorists in 57). (24:46)

June 20:
59. Inglourious Basterds (2009) O I don't quite remember WWII ending this way, but I could be mistaken...

June 23:
60. Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2015) δ Awesome documentary about 3 boys and a bunch of friends who made a shot by shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark over 7 summers in the 80's.

June 25:
61. Django Unchained (2012) O Another Tarantino gem.
62. A Fistful of Dollars (1964) O "First 'Spaghetti Western'" - not really...

June 26:
63. The Hateful Eight (2015) O$ Had to buy this one after watching the other two.

June 27:
64. The Central Park Five (2012) S The story of the 5 youths wrongly imprisoned of raping a jogger in Central Park in 1989 until their conditional release seven years later.
65. Bully (2012) S A look at bullying in American schools.

June 28:
66. The Goldbergs: Lainey Loves Lionel S03E14 (2016) TV μ "It was 1980 something..."
67. The Goldbergs: 12 Tapes For a Penny S03E18 (2016) TV "It was 1980 something..."

June 29:
68. The Goldbergs: Magic is Real S03E19 (2016) TV "It was 1980 something..."

June 30:
69. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) δMy son bought the new Criterion edition yesterday so I stayed home from work today to watch it with him!
70. For a Few Dollars More (1965) O
71. The Prestige (2006) O
72. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) O






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Re: The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List Thread - June 2016

History is not like some individual person, which uses men to achieve its ends. History is nothing but the actions of men in pursuit of their ends.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Holy Family (1845)


1. The Bandit's Wager (1916) * 14 min.
2. Warrendale (1967) * 100 min.
3. Black Robe (1991) * 101 min.
4. Waiting for Fidel (1974) * 58 min.
5. Love & Friendship (2016) * 92 min.
6. Trances (1981) * 89 min.
7. Ambush at Cimarron Pass (1958) * 73 min.
8. The Oregon Trail: The Renegade's Revenge (1939) * 21 min.
9. The Oregon Trail: The Flaming Forest (1939) * 21 min.
10. The Oregon Trail: The Brink of Disaster (1939) * 21 min.
11. The Oregon Trail: Thundering Doom (1939) * 20 min.
12. The Oregon Trail: Stampede (1939) * 19 min.
13. The Oregon Trail: Indian Vengeance (1939) * 20 min.
14. Fruitvale Station (2013) * 85 min.
15. The Oregon Trail: Trail of Treachery (1939) * 20 min.
16. Come and See (1985) * 137 min.
17. The Oregon Trail: Redskin's Revenge (1939) * 18 min.
18, The Oregon Trail: The Avalanche of Doom (1939) * 21 min.
19. Merton (1984) * 57 min.
20. The Battle of Algiers (1966) * 121 min.
21. The Oregon Trail: The Plunge of Peril (1939) * 20 min.
22. The Oregon Trail: Trapped in the Flames (1939) * 17 min.
23. With Byrd at the South Pole (1930) * 82 min.
24. Wakolda (2013) * 94 min.
25. The Big Gundown (1966) * 110 min.
26. The Oregon Trail: The Baited Trap (1939) * 19 min.
27. The Oregon Trail: Crashing Timbers (1939) * 18 min.
28. A Dancer's World (1957) * 31 min.
29. Dead Man's Burden (2012) * 93 min.
30. Appalachian Spring (1958) * 32 min.
31. Image Before My Eyes (1981) * 91 min.
32. Hannah Arendt (2012) * 113 min.
33. Night Journey (1960) * 29 min.
34. Miss Julie (1951) * 90 min.
35. American Playhouse: Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) 52 min.
36. American Playhouse: Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part II (1985) 52 min.
37. American Playhouse: Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part III (1985) 54 min.
38. The Battle of Chile: The Struggle of a People Without Weapons - Part One: The Insurrection of the Bourgeoisie (1975) * 96 min.
39. The Oregon Trail: Death in the Night (1939) * 21 min.
40. The Battle of Chile: The Struggle of a People Without Weapons - Part Two: The Coup d'Etat (1976) * 88 min.
41. The Oregon Trail: Trail's End (1939) * 19 min.
42. The Battle of Chile: The Struggle of a People Without Weapons - Part Three: People Power (1979) * 79 min.
43. Partisans of Vilna (1986) * 130 min.
44. American Masters: Martha Graham: The Dancer Revealed (1994) * 55 min.


Stats:
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1910s 1 1930s 16 1950s 4 1960s 4 1970s 4 1980s 8 1990s 2 2010s 5

US 30 Canada 3 Ireland 1 Morocco 1 Soviet Union 1 Algeria 1 Argentina 1 Italy 1 Germany 1 Sweden 1 Cuba 3

First time viewings: 41/44


* First time viewing.

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