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GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 21th 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[/QUOTE]

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Old 05-31-17, 04:46 PM   #26
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Re: List Thread Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge June 1-30 2017

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Re: List Thread Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge June 1-30 2017

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01. Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft / 6-1 ☼
02. Andy Cohen's Then & Now [episode: 'Scandals'] / 6-1 ☼
03. The Dead Files [episode: 'A Widow's Revenge - Dumfries, Virginia] / 6-2 ☼
04. Ancient Aliens [episode: 'The Science Wars'] / 6-2 ☼
05. Expedition Unknown [episode: 'Italy's Barbarian Booty'] / 6-2 ☼
06. The Dead Files [episode: 'Skin Walker - Hardinsburg, Indiana'] / 6-4 ☼
07. I Am Your Father [doc. about actor David Prowse] / 6-5 ☼
08. Night Will Fall / [camera crews who accompanied Allied armies as they entered the Nazi death camps at the end of World War II] / 6-6 ☼
09. What's My Line? [episode: special mystery guest: Linda & Bob Hope] / 6-6 ☼
10. What's My Line? [episode: special mystery guest: Margaret Truman] / 6-6 ☼
11. The Iron Giant [90min. version ☼] [4K DCP] / 6-7
12. Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution (2017) / 6-7 ☼
13. Expedition Unknown [episode: 'India's Atlantis'] / 6-8 ☼
14. Josh Gate's Destination Truth [episode: 'Egyptian Tombs and Florida Swamps'] / 6-8 ☼
15. Wonder Woman / 6-8 ☼
--- [Jean-Michel Jarre - In Concert: Houston / Lyon [April 5 1986] (CD)] / 6-9
16. Anastasia [Broadhurst Theatre, New York City] / 6-9 ☼
17. The Dead Files [episode: 'Return of the Damned; Evans, Georgia] / 6-11 ☼
18. Andy Cohen's Then & Now [episode: '1981'] / 6-12 ☼
19. Ancient Aliens [episode: City of Gods] / 6-12 ☼
--- [Dogfight (2012 Cast Recording) (CD)] / 6-13
20. Strike a Pose [doc. about Madonna's dancers on her 'Truth or Dare' tour] / 6-13 ☼
21. Ghost Adventures ['Extra Pulses' episode: Deadwood: Fairmount Hotel & Adams House] / 6-14 ☼
--- Five Came Back [episode 1] / 6-14
22. The Battle of Algiers [50th anniversary restoration] [4K DCP] / 6-15
23. Expedition Unknown [episode: 'Lost Spanish Fortune. Found!] / 6-15
--- [1776 (Original 1969 Broadway cast) (CD)]/ 6-16
--- Five Came Back [episode 2] / 6-16 ☼
24. David Lynch: The Art Life / 6-16 ☼
25. Five Came Back [episode 3] / 6-17 ☼
26. Floyd Norman: An Animated Life / 6-17 ☼
--- [Hair - 2009 Revival Cast Recording] (CD)] / 6-18
--- [Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat - 1982 Original Broadway Cast Recording] (CD)] / 6-18
27. Haunted History [episode: Lost Souls of Pembroke] 6-19 ☼
28. Sully [4K Dolby Vision ☼] / 6-20
29. Ghost Hunters [episode: Skinwalker Canyon] 6-21 ☼
30. Cezanne et Moi / 6-22 ☼
--- [Layo & Bushwacka! [DJ set] [Essential Mix: Glastonbury Festival 2002 June 30th]] / 6-23 ☼
31. Maurice [30th Anniversary restoration ☼] [4K DCP] / 6-24
32. Inside the Actor's Studio [episode: Scarlett Johansson] / 6-24 ☼
33. Andy Cohen's Then & Now [episode: Being Rich in the '80's] / 6-24 ☼
34. Goodfellas [4K Dolby Vision ☼] / 6-25
35. TV Bloopers: Uncensored [1960-1980] / 6-25 ☼
36. 30 on 30 [episode: "I Hate Christian Laettner"] / 6-25 ☼
--- [Chicago - 1997 West End London cast recording] (CD) / 6-26 ☼
37. Transformers: The Last Knight [IMAX-Laser 3D] / 6-26 ☼ WILD CARD #1
38. Mommie Dearest [commentary track ☼] / 6-27
39. Ghost Adventures [episode: Upper Fruitland Curse] / 6-27 ☼
40. Expedition Unknown [episode: Resurrecting the Woolly Mammoth] / 6-27 ☼
41. Josh Gate's Destination Truth [episode: UFO's in South America] / 6-27 ☼
42. Jaws [DCP] / 6-27 WILD CARD #2
43. German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945/2015) [2010-2014 restoration] (90 min. version w/intro and outro) / 6-27 ☼ // commentary track: 6-28
44. Destination Truth [episode: Easter Island & New Zealand Monster] / 6-28 ☼
45. Expedition Unknown [episode: Daring Discoveries!] / 6-28 ☼
46. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944) / 6-28 ☼
47. Secrets of Selfridges / 6-29 ☼
48. 1492: Conquest of Paradise [commentary track ☼] / 6-29
49. Mifune: The Last Samurai / 6-29 ☼
50. Oasis: Supersonic / 6-29 ☼
51. Ghosts of the Abyss [3D] / 6-29
52. Elstree 1976 / 6-30 ☼
53. Michael Jackson: Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 [DVD] / 6-30 ☼
54. The Exception / 6-30 ☼
55. Mrs. Miniver / 6-30 ☼
56. The Truth Behind: The Dead Sea Scrolls / 6-30 ☼
57. Jackie: The Tale of Two Sisters / 6-30 ☼
58. Van Gogh: Brush with Genius [4K ☼] / 6-30
59. Ancient Aliens [episode: Aliens and the Founding Fathers] / 6-30 ☼
60. Ancient Aliens [episode: Aliens and the Civil War] / 6-30 ☼
61. Ancient Aliens [episode: Aliens and the Old West] / 6-30 ☼
61. Ancient Aliens [episode: Aliens in America] / 6-30 ☼

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Re: List Thread Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge June 1-30 2017

2010 List - 21
2011 List - 4
2012 List - 6
2013 List - 2
2014 List - 3
2015 List - 4
2016 List - 4
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Re: List Thread Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge June 1-30 2017

malazar's Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge List

2015: 20
2014: 14

Blue=Blu-ray - 12 entries
Orange=TV/DVR/OnDemand - 5 entries
Red=Streaming - 4 entries
Black=DVD - 1 entry
Silver=Theater - 1 entry

*Denotes First Time Watch
First Time Watches - 23/23 (100%)

June 2
1. 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike, 2010)*

June 5
2. Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017)*

June 7
3. The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, 2016)*
4. Torpedo Run (Joseph Pevney, 1958)*

June 11
5. The Song of Bernadette (Henry King, 1943)*

June 13
6. The Story of Adèle H (François Truffaut, 1975)*

June 14
7. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (Sam Peckinpah, 1973)*

June 18
8. Of Gods and Men (Xavier Beauvois, 2010)*
9. Destination Tokyo (Delmer Daves, 1943)*

June 19
10. My Darling Clementine (John Ford, 1946)*
11. Frontier Marshal (Allan Dwan, 1939)*

June 20
12. Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964)*

June 21
13. Operation Pacific (George Waggner, 1951)*

June 22
14. Devil's Doorway (Anthony Mann, 1950)*

June 23
15. Birdman of Alcatraz (John Frankenheimer, 1962)*

June 24
16. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (Robert Altman, 1976)*
17. Day of Anger (Tonino Valerii, 1967)*

June 25
18. The Fastest Gun Alive (Russell Rouse, 1956)*

June 27
19. For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965)*

June 28
20. Cut-Throats Nine (Joaquín Luis Romero Marchent, 1972)*

June 29
21. The Price of Power (Tonino Valerii, 1969)*
22. A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (Giulio Petroni, 1968)*

June 30
23. Hanging for Django (Sergio Garrone, 1969)*

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