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

This is the list thread for the Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge. Discussion thread is here..

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May 28
1: One Million Years BC (Pre-History fantasy)

May 29
2: The General (1926) Buster Keaton (Civil War)

May 30- June 30
3-12: Genius. Albert Einstein bio
13-22: Fargo S3
23-32: Better Call Saul S3
June 11
33: Excalibur
34: The Most Hated Woman in America

June 25:
35: American Anarchist

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May 28
1. Quantum Leap - Genesis, Part 1

May 31
2. M*A*S*H - Too Many Cooks
3. M*A*S*H - Are You Now, Margaret?
4. M*A*S*H - Guerilla My Dreams
5. M*A*S*H - Goodbye, Radar, part 1
6. M*A*S*H - Goodbye, Radar, part 2

June 1
7. Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
8. Parkland (2013)
9. Wonder Woman (2017)

June 2
10 M*A*S*H - Period of Adjustment

June 3
11. M*A*S*H - Nurse Doctor

June 4
12. Lincoln (2012)
13. M*A*S*H - Private Finance

June 6
14. Titanic (1953)

June 7
15. M*A*S*H - Mr. and Mrs. Who?
16. M*A*S*H - The Yalu Brick Road
17. M*A*S*H - Life Time

June 8
18. My All-American (2015)
19. M*A*S*H - Dear Uncle Abdul

June 9
20. M*A*S*H - Captain Outrageous
21. Megan Leavey (2017)

June 10
22. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
23. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
24. The Riverman (2004)
25. The Magnificent Seven (1960)

June 11
26. M*A*S*H - Stars and Stripes
27. Windtalkers (2002)
28. The Pistol: the Birth of a Legend (1991)

June 12
29. Selma (2014)

June 13
30. The Patriot (2000)

June 14
31. M*A*S*H - Bottle Fatigue

June 15
32. On Native Soil (2005)
33. Noah (2014)
34. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2004)

June 16
35. M*A*S*H - Heal Thyself
36. M*A*S*H - Old Soldiers
37. Tsunami: The Aftermath - part 1 (2006)

June 17
38. Tsunami: The Aftermath - part 2 (2006)
39. Going for Gold: The '48 Games (2012)
40. M*A*S*H - Morale Victory

June 18
41. M*A*S*H - Lend a Hand

June 24
42. M*A*S*H - Goodbye, Cruel World

June 25
43. Amazing Love: The Story of Hosea (2012)
44. M*A*S*H - Dreams
45. M*A*S*H - War Co-Respondent

June 26
46. The Hurricane (1999)
47. M*A*S*H - Back Pay
48. M*A*S*H - April Fools

June 27
49. M*A*S*H - The Best of Enemies
50. M*A*S*H - Letters

June 28
51. M*A*S*H - Cementing Relationships
52. M*A*S*H - Father's Day

June 29
53. M*A*S*H - Death Takes a Holiday
54. M*A*S*H - A War for All Seasons

June 30
55. Salem Witch Trials - Part 1
56. Salem Witch Trials - Part 2
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The Seventh Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge


2016: 12 viewings
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. Sing Street (set in the '80s)

6/5
2. Wonder Woman (2017)* (in theaters)

6/6
3. Quarry season 1 ep 1 (double-length)* (BD)
4. Quarry season 1 ep 2* BD)
5. Quarry season 1 ep 3* (BD)
6. Quarry season 1 ep 4* (BD)
7. Quarry season 1 ep 5* (BD)
8. Quarry season 1 ep 6* (BD)
9. Quarry season 1 ep 7* (BD)
10. Quarry season 1 ep 8 (double-length)* (BD)

6/13
11. Saving Private Ryan

6/15
12. Rome season 2 ep 1*
13. Rome season 2 ep 2*
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion The Musical, stage musical, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle (set in 1997 with 1987 flashbacks)*

6/16
14. ESPN 30 for 30: Celtics/Lakers Best of Enemies part 2*

6/27
Cabaret, national tour of Roundabout Theatre production, Paramount Theater, Seattle

6/18
15. The Theory of Everything*

6/19
16. ESPN 30 for 30: Celtics/Lakers Best of Enemies part 3*

6/20
17. Rome season 2 ep 3*
18. Rome season 2 ep 4*
19. Rome season 2 ep 5*
20. Rome season 2 ep 6*

6/21
21. Rome season 2 ep 7*
22. Rome season 2 ep 8*
23. Rome season 2 ep 9*

6/22
(Assassin's Creed)
24. The Three Musketeers (2011)

6/24
25. Hitchcock (2012)* ($.10 VUDU rental)

6/25
26. The Sound of Music (1965) (BD)

6/26
(The Time Machine (2012): A bit of a hedge here, but it is set in the past before the character starts time-traveling. EDIT: And I decided not to count it)
27. Rome season 2 ep 10*
28. The Von Trapp Family: A Life of Music*
29. The Sound of Music Live! with Carrie Underwood*

6/28
30. The Prestige
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2017 Historical Film Challenge

May 27

1. Dogfights: Mig Alley - DVD
2. Dogfights: Air Ambush - DVD
3. The Rifleman: The Stand-In - AMC
4. The Rifleman: The Journey Back - AMC
5. Hercules And The Masked Rider - DVD


May 28

6. Against The Odds: Heroes Of Tarawa - AHC
7. Spartacus And The Ten Gladiators - DVD
8. The Time Tunnel: Rendezvous With Yesterday - Hulu
9. Secrets Of Archeology: Pompeii: A City Rediscovered - Amazon Prime


May 29

10. Tornado Alley: Real Time Tornado: Washington, Illinois - The Weather Channel
11. M.A.S.H.: The Chosen Ones - Sundance TV
12. World War II In Color: Hitler Strikes East - AHC


May 30

13. Dogfights: Flying Tigers - DVD
14. Dogfights: Guadalcanal - DVD
15. Dogfights: Hell Over Hanoi - DVD
16. Dogfights: The Zero Killer - DVD
17. Chariots Of The Gods - Gaia


May 31

18. The Twilight Zone: Back There - MeTV
19. Ken Burns: The Civil War: The Cause (1861) - NWI
20. Food: Fact Or Fiction: Rags To Riches - Cooking Channel
21. The Conqueror Of The Orient - DVD


June 1

22. Secrets Of Archeology: Glorious Rome, Capital Of An Empire - Amazon Prime
23. Peabody And Sherman: Episode 1 - YouTube
24. Peabody's Improbable History: Geronimo - YouTube
25. Peabody's Improbable History: Ludwig Von Beethoven - YouTube
26. Peabody's Improbable History: Edgar Allan Poe - YouTube
27. Peabody's Improbable History: Surrender Of Cornwallis - YouTube
28. Secrets Of Archeology: Pyramids Designed For Eternity - Amazon Prime
29. Ken Burns: The Civil War: A Very Bloody Affair (1862) - NWI


June 2

30. Copycat Killers: Saw - Reelz
31. Bonanza: The Crime Of Johnny Mule - Insp
32. Ancient Aliens: The Science Wars - History Channel
33. Pollyanna - TCM


June 3

34. The Lone Ranger: The Swami - FETV
35. The Time Tunnel: End Of The World - Hulu
36. Ancient Aliens: The Evidence - History Channel On Demand


June 4

37. Secrets Of Archeology: Athens: Western Splendor - Amazon Prime
38. A Race Of Giants - Gaia
39. Blindman - Encore Western
40. Rock Legends: Queen - Axs TV
41. Is OJ Innocent?: The Evidence: Follow The Blood - OWN
42. Victory At Sea: Design For War - DVD
43. The Rose Of Versailles: Oscar, The Destiny Of A Rose - Crunchyroll
44. Ancient Impossible: Ultimate Weapons - History Channel On Demand
45. Victory At Sea: The Pacific Boils Over - DVD


June 5

46. The Rose Of Versailles: Fly! An Austrian Butterfly! - Crunchyroll
47. The Rose Of Versailles: A Spark In Versailles - Crunchyroll
48. The Three Musketeers (1993) - Laff
49. Warrior POV: Search & Destroy - AHC
50. Shine A Light - Epix 2
51. Death Valley Days: Secret Of The Black Prince - Grit
52. Evolution Of Evil: Hitler: The Benchmark Of Terror - AHC
53. Evolution Of Evil: Tojo: Japan's Razor Of Fear - AHC
54. Little House On The Prairie: Barn Burner - FETV
55. Xena: Warrior Princess: Dreamworker - Hulu


June 6

56. The Rose Of Versailles: Rose, Wine And Conspiracy - Crunchyroll


June 7

57. The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey Of Flight 33 - MeTV
58. Ancient Aliens: The Visitors - History Channel On Demand
59. Secrets Of The Arsenal: Against All Odds - AHC
60. The Life And Legend Of Wyatt Earp: The Pinkertons - Encore Western
61. Dogfights: The Last Gunfighter - DVD
62. Dogfights: Death Of The Japanese Navy - DVD
63. Secrets: Bog Bodies - Smithsonian Channel
64. Ancient Impossible: Moving Mountains - History Channel On Demand


June 8

65. Air Disasters: Target Is Destroyed - Smithsonian Channel
66. Secrets Of Archeology: A Place Called Etruria - Amazon Prime


June 9

67. Nazi Death Squads: Funeral Pyres - AHC
68. Nazi Death Squads: Time Of Reckoning - AHC
69. The Young Riders: Bad Blood - Get TV
70. Secrets Of Archeology: The Cities Of The Pharaohs - Amazon Prime
71. Xena: Warrior Princess: Cradle Of Hope - Hulu


June 10

72. In Search Of Ancient Mysteries - FilmOn On Demand
73. Big Miracle - DVD
74. Ancient Aliens: The Mission - History Channel On Demand
75. Ancient Impossible: Monster Monuments - History Channel On Demand
76. Prisoner Number A26188: Surviving Auschwitz - Amazon Prime
77. Ancient Aliens: Closer Encounters - History Channel On Demand
78. America: Fact vs Fiction: Bonus Round: The Truth Shall Set You Free - AHC


June 11

79. Dogfights: Long Odds - DVD
80. Dogfights: Dogfights Of The Middle East - DVD
81. Snapped: Lucille Duncan - Oxygen
82. Egypt's Greatest Mysteries: The Search For Tutankhamun - AHC On Demand
83. Ancient Aliens: The Return - History Channel On Demand


June 12

84. Xena: Warrior Princess: The Path Not Taken - Hulu
85. Xena: Warrior Princess: The Reckoning - Hulu
86. Ancient Assassins: Rome's Navy Seals - AHC On Demand
87. Classic Tractor Fever: Red Hot Tractors - RFD TV On Demand
88. Ancient Aliens: Mysterious Places - History Channel On Demand
89. What History Forgot: Icons Of Freedom - AHC GO


June 13

90. Dogfights: Hunt For The Bismarck - DVD
91. Ancient Assassins: The Real Braveheart - AHC On Demand
92. M.A.S.H.: Deal Me Out - WGN America
93. Little House On The Prairie: Wilder And Wilder - FETV


June 14

94. Nazi Fugitives: Kurt Lishka - AHC
95. Ancient Assassins: Kung Fu Nun - AHC On Demand
96. Ancient Assassins: Vlad's Impalers - AHC GO


June 15

97. Ancient Assassins: Alexander The Great's Spidermen - AHC GO
98. Liberty's Kids: The Intolerable Acts - Starz On Demand


June 16

99. Ancient Assassins: Medieval Mercenaries - AHC On Demand
100. $50,000 Reward - Epix On Demand
101. Ancient Aliens: Gods And Aliens - History Channel On Demand
102. Ancient Assassins: Beautiful Samurai - AHC GO
103. Ken Burns: The Civil War: Forever Free (1862) - NWI
104. Aliens And Pyramids - Hulu


June 17

105. The Roy Rogers Show: The Set-up - FETV
106. Ancient Assassins: Viking Apocalypse - AHC GO
107. Dogfights: Kamikaze - DVD
108. Full Metal Jacket - DVD


June 18

109. Dogfights: Jet vs Jet - DVD
110. Dogfights: Thunderbolt - DVD
111. The Master Of The Rings: The Unauthorized Story Of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings - Google Play
112. Walking With Monsters: Episode 1 - Curiosity Stream


June 19

113. Ancient Assassins: The Pope's Bodyguards - AHC GO
114. Snapped: Darlene Gentry - Oxygen
115. Ancient Assassins: Sacred Band Of Thebes - AHC GO
116. Ancient Aliens: Underwater Worlds - History Channel On Demand
117. Snapped: Denise Bozarth - Oxygen


June 20

118. Apocalypse: WW1: World War 1 Pt 1 - AHC GO
119. Ancient Aliens: Underground Aliens - History Channel On Demand
120. Wrath Of The Titans - DVR


June 21

121. 'Neath Arizona Skies - Epix On Demand
122. Across The Plains - Epix On Demand
123. Apocalypse WW1: World War I Pt 2 - AHC GO
124. Blood And Fury: America's Civil War: Battle Of Bull Run - AHC GO


June 22

125. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And The Third Reich - History Channel On Demand
126. Against The Odds: The Marines At Hue - AHC On Demand
127. Blood And Fury: America's Civil War: Battle Of Antietam - AHC GO


June 23

128. Air War In Vietnam - FilmOn On Demand


June 24

129. Against The Odds: Those Damned Engineers - AHC GO


June 25

130. Dogfights: Gun Kills Of Vietnam - DVD
131. Dogfights: Desert Aces - DVD
132. The Roy Rogers Show: Horse Crazy - FETV
133. Yankeeography: Moment Of Glory: David Cone - YES
134. Ancient Aliens: Alien Tech - History Channel On Demand


June 26

135. Against The Odds: The Battle For Sugar Loaf Hill - AHC GO


June 27

136. Ancient Aliens: Angels And Aliens - History Channel On Demand
138. M.A.S.H.: Abyssinia Henry - TV Land
139. Baseball's Golden Era - FilmOn On Demand
140. Xena: Warrior Princess: The Titans - DVD
141. Wanted: Dead Or Alive: The Most Beautiful Woman - Encore Western
142. Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures - History Channel On Demand
143. Ancient Aliens: Alien Contacts - History Channel On Demand
144. Xena: Warrior Princess: Prometheus - DVD


June 28

145. Against The Odds: Bloody George At The Chosin Reservoir - AHC GO


June 29

146. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And The Old West - History Channel On Demand
147. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And Monsters - History Channel On Demand
148. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And Sacred Places - History Channel On Demand
149. Flying Through Time: Aircraft Carriers & The Hellcat - Amazon Prime
150. The Complete History Of Air Combat: B-24 Liberators: View From The Cockpit - Amazon Prime


June 30

151. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And Temples Of Gold - History Channel On Demand
152. Dogfights: The First Dogfighters - DVD
153. Against The Odds: A Chance In Hell: The Battle For Ramadi - AHC GO
154. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And Mysterious Rituals - History Channel On Demand
155. Ancient Aliens: Aliens And Ancient Engineers - History Channel On Demand
156. Xena: Warrior Princess: Death In Chains - DVD

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The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.
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1. Boardwalk Empire: Boardwalk Empire (2010) * 72 min. (Atlantic City, 1920)
2. A Poem Is a Naked Person (1974) * 90 min. (Leon Russell documentary, 1972-1974)
3. Out in the Woods (2016) * 13 min. (Les Blank/Leon Russell documentary, 1972-1974)
4. Murdoch Mysteries: Confederate Treasure (2011) * 48 min. (Toronto, 1898)
5. Murdoch Mysteries: Dial M for Murdoch (2011) * 48 min. (Toronto, 1898)
6. Boardwalk Empire: The Ivory Tower (2010) * 53 min. (Atlantic City, 1920)
7. L'Agonie de Byzance (1913) * 29 min. (Fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire, 1453)
8. Boardwalk Empire: Broadway Limited (2010) * 52 min. (Atlantic City, 1920)
9. Bud's Recruit (1918) * 26 min. (World War I Home front, Army Recruiting Propaganda)
10. Murdoch Mysteries: The Black Hand (2011) * 48 min. (Toronto, 1898)
11. The Reawakening (1920) * 10 min. (1919, Post World War I rehabilitation of wounded veterans)
12. The Lawless Breed (1953) * 83 min. (John Wesley Hardin bio, 1872-1894)
13. One-Eyed Jacks (1961) * 141 min. (Sonora & California, 1880-1885)
14. Boardwalk Empire: Anastasia (2010) * 54 min. (Atlantic City, 1921)
15.Kâbê (2008) * 133 min. (Tokyo, 1940-1945)
16. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Death Defying Feats (2015 ) * 55 min. (Melbourne, 1929)
17. Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939) * 104 min. (World War II, New York City, 1937-1939)
18. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Murder & the Maiden (2015) * 56 min. (Melbourne, 1929)
19. Murdoch Mysteries: Voices (2011) * 48 min. (Toronto, 1898)
20. The Strange Woman (1946) * 100 min. (Bangor, Maine, 1824-1840s)
21. Death Valley Days: How Death Valley Got Its Name (1952) * 26 min. (Death Valley, California, 1849-1850)
22. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Murder & Mozzarella (2015) * 58 min. (Melbourne, 1929)
23. Call the Midwife: Episode #1.1 (2012) * 59 min. (East End, London, 1957)
24. Gunsmoke: Magnus (1955) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
25. Gunsmoke: Reed Survives (1955) * 26 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
26. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: Blood & Money (2015) * 55 min. (Melbourne, 1929)
27. The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Witness Sensation (1971) * 52 min.
28. Boardwalk Empire: Nights in Ballygran (2010) * 53 min. (Atlantic City, 1921)
29. Gunsmoke: Professor Lute Bone (1956) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
30. Protektor (2009) * 102 min. (Czechoslovakia, 1938-1942)
31. Gunsmoke: No Handcuffs (1956) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
32. The Gleiwitz Case (1961) * 64 min. (Germany, August 1939)
33. Death Valley Days: The Little Bullfrog Nugget (1952) * 26 min. (Bullfrog, Nevada, 1904)
34. Gunsmoke: Reward for Matt (1956) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
35. Tombstone Territory:Gunslinger from Galeville (1957) * 26 min. (Tombstone, August 1881)
36. Aferim! (2015) * 106 min. (Wallachia, 1835)
37. The Boat Is Full (1981) * 103 min. (Switzerland, World War II)
38. Gunsmoke: Robin Hood (1956) * 26 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
39. Tombstone Territory: Reward for a Gunslinger (1957) * 26 min. (Tombstone, September 1881)
40. Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.1 (2013) * 59 min. (Birmingham, 1919)
41. Tombstone Territory: Ride Out at Noon (1957) * 26 min. (Tombstone, November 1881)
42. Call the Midwife: Episode #1.2 (2012) * 59 min. (East End, London, 1957)
43. Gunsmoke: Yorky (1956) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
44. Gunsmoke: 20-20 (1956) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
45. Korczak (1990) * 118 min. (Warsaw, 1935-August 1942)
46. Tombstone Territory: Revenge Town (1957) * 26 min. (Tombstone, July 1881)
47. Gunsmoke: Reunion '78 (1956) * 26 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1878)
48. Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.2 (2013) * 61 min. (Birmingham, 1919)
49. Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.3 (2013) * 59 min. (Birmingham, 1919)
50. An Englishman in New York (2009) * 74 min. (New York, 1980s-1999)
51. Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.4 (2013) * 62 min. (Birmingham, 1919)
52. Call the Midwife: Episode #1.3 (2012) * 59 min. (East End, London, 1957)
53. Gunsmoke: Helping Hand (1956) * 27 min. (Dodge City, Kansas, 1870s)
54. Roxie Hart (1942) * 74 min.
55. Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.5 (2013) * 60 min.
56. Call the Midwife: Episode #1.4 (2012) * 59 min.
57. Peaky Blinders: Episode #1.6 (2013) * 58 min.
58. The Seventh Cross (1944) * 112 min.
59. Call the Midwife: Episode #1.5 (2012) * 59 min.
60. Call the Midwife: Episode #1.6 (2012) * 59 min.




Statistics:
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1910s 2 1920s 1 1930s 1 1940s 3 1950s 17 1960s 2 1970s 2 1980s 1 1990s 1 2000s 3 2010s 27

US 31 Canada 4 France 1 Japan 1 Australia 4 UK 14 Czech Republic 1 East Germany 1 Romania 1 Switzerland 1 Poland 1

First time viewings: 60/60


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Trevor's Personal Challenge Checklist
(a monthly checklist to help justify collections and subscriptions)


List complete, final count - 23

Amazon Prime
An Inconvenient Truth
Adam Ruins Everything s1e1
Animation
Pocohantas Disney BD
BD
multiple
Comic Book
Batmania: From Comics to the Screen DVD
Commentary Track
Malcolm X BD
Criterion
Gimme Shelter BD
Digibook
Malcolm X BD
Disney
The Finest Hours BD
DVD
multiple
Godzilla/King Kong
King Kong and Friends DVD
GooglePlay
Oscar Arias: Without a Shot Fired, free GooglePlay rental
HBO
God is the Bigger Elvis
Holiday
Joy to the World DVD, Mormon Tabernacle Choir propaganda
Horror
multiple
MST3K
Gunslinger DVD
Netflix
Is Genesis History? - junk science
How to Stage a Coup
Roku
Cat Ladies on PopcornFlix
Shudder
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship, and Videotape
Video Nasties: Draconian Days
Star Trek
50 Years of Star Trek DVD
3D
Hubble Imax 3D BD
TV Show
Dinner for Five DVD, s2e14
Vudu
From the Ashes
10 Things You Don't Know About s2e1, Presidential Assassinations

List complete, final count - 23

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

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

June 3rd
1. The Big Trail (1930) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
2. The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
3. Red River (1948) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
4. The Comancheros (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
5. The Horse Soldiers (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 4th
6. The Undefeated (1969) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
7. Goin' South (1978) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
8. Midway (1976) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
9. WWII in HD (2009): E1 "Darkness Falls" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
10. WWII in HD (2009): E2 "Hard Way Back" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
11. WWII in HD (2009): E3 "Bloody Resolve" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 5th
12. WWII in HD (2009): E4 "Battle Stations" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
13. WWII in HD (2009): E5 "Day of Days" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
14. WWII in HD (2009): E6 "Point of No Return" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
15. WWII in HD (2009): E7 "Striking Distance" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
16. WWII in HD (2009): E8 "Glory and Guts" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
17. WWII in HD (2009): E9 "Edge of the Abyss" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
18. WWII in HD (2009): E10 "End Game" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 6th
19. WWII in HD (2009): Bonus features - "Finding the Footage" "Preserving the Footage" "Profiles" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
20. Apollo 8 - Raw video from Preparation, Pre-Launch, and Launching of the 1st manned Apollo mission (12/1968)
21. The Ed Sullivan Show 2/9/64: "The Beatles" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): E1 "Helped into Power" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): E2 "Chaos and Consent" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): E3 "The Wrong War" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 7th
22. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): E4 "The Wild East" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
22. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): E5 "The Road to Treblinka" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
23. Appointment with Venus (1951) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 8th
24. The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997): E6 "Fighting to the End" ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 9th

June 10th
25. Francis of Assisi (1961) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
26. Patton (1970) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
27. The Longest Day (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
28. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) (Japanese edit) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
29. The Sand Pebbles (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 11th
30. The Wind Cannot Read (1958) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 12th
31. The Black Knight (1954) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 13th

June 14th
32. The Horizontal Lieutenant (1962) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 15th

June 16th
33. Operation Amsterdam (1959) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
34. Hogan's Heroes (1965): S1E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
35. Hogan's Heroes (1965): S1E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
36. Hogan's Heroes (1965): S1E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 17th
37. Hogan's Heroes (1965): S1E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
38. Hogan's Heroes (1965): S1E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
39. Hogan's Heroes (1965): S1E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
40. Gods and Generals - Extended Director's Cut (2003) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
41. The Hollow Crown (2012): Richard II ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
42. The Musketeers (2018): S1E1
43. The Man from Laramie (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. The Musketeers (2012): S1E1 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 18th
44. The Musketeers (2012): S1E2 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. The Musketeers (2012): S1E3 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
44. The Musketeers (2012): S1E4 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
45. Sink the Bismarck! (1960) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
46. The Blue Max (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
47. The Kentuckian (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
48. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 19th
49. Immortal Sergeant (1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
50. The Musketeers (2012): S1E5 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
51. The Musketeers (2012): S1E6 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 20th
52. The Musketeers (2012): S1E7 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
53. The Musketeers (2012): S1E8 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 21st
54. A Man Called Peter (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 22nd
55. The Musketeers (2012): S1E9 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
56. The Musketeers (2012): S1E10 ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 23rd
57. The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
58. More Wild Wild West (1980) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 24th
59. Gettysburg (1993) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
60. The Song of Bernadette (1943) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
61. Robin Hood (1991) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
62. A Man for All Seasons (1966) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 25th
63. Kingdom of Heaven (2005) (Roadshow version) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
64. The Virgin Queen (1955) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲
65. Macbeth (1971) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 26th
66. Hang 'Em High (1968) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 27th
67. Androcles and the Lion (1952) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 28th
68. The Dish (2000) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 29th
69. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945) ▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲

June 30th

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

List is FINAL

Results:
Total films viewed = 27
First time viewings = 25 (92.6%)


By media: DVD (22), Blu-ray (5)

By decade: 1930's (1), 1940s (10), 1950s (7), 1960s (1), 1970s (0), 1980s (0), 1990s (1), 2000s (7), 2010s (0)


2017 Historical Appreciation Challenge

2010 = 37 items
2011 = 15 items
2012 = 26 items
2013 = 7 items
2014: did not participate
2015 = 30 items
2016 = 16 items

* = First time viewing
DVDs unless otherwise noted


May 29
01.00 Zulu (1964)* Blu Ray
Time: January 1879 Plot: Epic story of 150 British soldiers at Rorke's Drift who have to hold off attacks by thousands of Zulu warriors. 7/10
02.00 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)* Blu Ray
Time: 1941 Plot: An RAF bomber crew that was forced to bail out is smuggled through Holland by Dutch partisans. Suspenseful at times with an expected dose of propaganda near the end. 6/10

June 01
03.00 Dude Cowboy (1941)* (WB Archive Tim Holt Western Classics Collection Vol. 1)
Time: Old west Plot: A treasury agent (Tim Holt) investigates counterfeiting and a missing government engraver at a dude ranch. Song to story ratio a bit high for me although the songs (by Ray Whitley) are well done. 4.5/10

June 03
04.00 Albuquerque (1948)* (4 Classic Westerns)
Time: Old west Plot: A cowboy from Texas (Randolph Scott) fights against his corrupt uncle to free Albuquerque from his control. 5/10

June 04
05.00 Corregidor (1943) (Mill Creek Combat Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk: 11)
Time: 1941-1942 Plot: Romantic triangle among doctors set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. 5.5/10
06.00 The Last Chance (1945)* (Mill Creek Combat Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk: 7)
Time: Autumn 1943 Plot: Allied POWs in Italy try to make it to Switzerland and end up helping a group of refugees make the journey as well. 7.5/10
07.00 Drums in the Deep South (1945)* (Mill Creek Combat Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk: 7)
Time: 1861-1864 Plot: Former West Point roommates find themselves on opposite sides in the Civil War. Filled with improbabilities. 4/10

June 05
08.00 Rocket Science (2002) E:1 The Rocketeers / E:2 The Last Empty Sky
A Canadian documentary TV show about the history of the U.S. space program. The first episode is about the attempts to break the sound barrier and to get into space and the x-series of rocket planes that did both. Lots of interview time with Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield and William J. Knight and great footage of the planes. The second episode covers the development of rocket engines from 1920-1957 and spends a lot of time on Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braun.

June 06
09.00 Rocket Science (2002) E:3 The High Ground* / E:4 Mercury Rising*
These two episodes cover the period from the launch of Sputnik 1 (1957) to Wally Schirra's Mercury mission (1962) covering the reaction of the US to Sputnik 1 and other Russian space missions, the choosing and training of the Mercury 7 astronauts and the details of all but one of the Mercury missions.

June 07
09.50 Rocket Science (2002) E:5 Missiles to the Moon*
Covers the period from the final Mercury mission (1963) through the early Project Gemini missions (1965) as the United States expands the astronaut corps and begins developing the skills necessary for a lunar flight as well as catching up to the Russian space program.

June 09
10.00 Rocket Science (2002) E:6 The Learning Curve*
Discusses the period from Gemini 6 and 7 (1965) through the end of Project Gemini when NASA proved that the rendezvous and docking of two spacecraft could be done and developed a successful training routine to prepare astronauts to work outside of the spacecraft. Also a couple of near disasters are covered.

June 10
11.00 Canyon Raiders (1951)* (WB Archive Monogram Cowboy Collection Vol. 2)
Time: Old west Plot: Army agent (Whip Wilson) breaks up a horse rustling gang with the help of a female sheriff (Phyllis Coates). Straightforward and fun. 5/10
12.00 Whispering Smith (1949?)* (4 Classic Westerns)
Time: Old west Plot: A railroad troubleshooter (Alan Ladd) investigates a series of train accidents and robberies in which an old friend is involved. Well acted and exciting. 7/10
13.00 Hellgate (1952)* (VCI Darn Good Westerns Volume 1)
Time: 1867 Plot: A innocent man (Sterling Hayden) is sent to a brutal desert prison for being a guerrilla raider based only on circumstantial evidence. Interesting movie, more prison picture than western. 6/10

June 11
14.00 Rocket Science (2002) E:7 Go Fever* / E:8 Ten Times Faster Than a Rifle Bullet*
These episodes provide a detailed look at the Apollo 1 disaster (January 1967) which cost the lives of three American astronauts and the resulting investigation and the development of the Saturn 5 rocket by Werner Von Braun's team which ultimately took men to the moon. Fascinating stuff.

June 12
14.50 Rocket Science (2002) E:9 We Choose to Go to the Moon*
A brief look at the development of the Lunar Module followed by a detailed account of the Apollo 8 mission (December 1968), the first manned flight to go to the moon although no landing was attempted.

June 14
15.50 The Fighting Seabees (1944) Blu Ray
Time: Late 1941 - June 1942 Plot: The owner of a construction company (John Wayne) helps to form the Navy Seabees (Construction Battalion) after he sees the light and adopts the way of the Navy. Lavish for Republic Pictures with good action scenes and the expected patriotic tone. 6/10

June 15
16.00 Rocket Science (2002) E:10 Before This Decade Is Out*
Covers Apollo 9, 10, and 11 (all 1969). The first two missions tested the Lunar Module in Earth orbit and lunar orbit. Apollo 11 was the first manned craft to land on the moon.

June 17
17.00 Come on Danger (1942)* (WB Archive Tim Holt Western Classics Collection Vol. 1)
Time: Old west Plot: A Texas Ranger (Tim Holt) is sent to arrest a woman who leads an outlaw gang and has been accused of murder but also runs into a ruthless tax collector and corrupt sheriff. Song to action ratio just about right. 5.5/10
18.00 Riders of the Sage (1939)* (Mill Creek Western Collection 250 Movie Pack Disk: 7)
Time: Out west Plot: A cowboy (Bob Steele) goes to the aid of his best friend who is caught in the middle of a range war between cattlemen, sheep herders and homesteaders. A little creaky but lots of action. 5/10
19.00 The Gunman (1952)* (WB Archive Monogram Cowboy Collection Vol. 2)
Time: Old west Plot: A Texas lawman (Whip Wilson) goes into New Mexico territory to find an gunslinger wanted for murder and finds a town terrorized by outlaws and a helpless sheriff. Above average action packed B-Western. 6/10

June 18
20.00 Mutiny (1952)* (Mill Creek Combat Classics 50 Movie Pack Disk: 7)
Time: 1812 Plot: Just after the War of 1812 begins a fast sailing ship is sent to France to collect donations worth ten million dollars. On the way back, some of the crew mutiny in order to get the gold. Fast paced and exciting. 6/10
21.00 Scott of the Antarctic (1948)*
Time: 1908 - 1912 Plot: Low key story of Robert Scott's second expedition to Antarctica. Well acted. 6/10

June 19
22.00 Agatha Christie's Poirot (1991) S:3 E:8 The Mystery of the Spanish Chest* / S:3 E:9 The Theft of the Royal Ruby (Poirot Complete Cases Collection) Blu Ray
Time: Between the world wars Plot: Hercule Poriot investigates a murder and the theft of a huge ruby. In the latter episode an historical figure appears, Prince Farouk who later became the last King of Egypt.

June 20
22.50 Rocket Science (2002) E:11 The Universe Strikes Back*
Covers Apollo 12 (Nov. 1969) and the nearly fatal Apollo 13 (Apr. 1970).

June 21
23.00 Rocket Science (2002) E:12 The Last Man on the Moon*
Covers the last Apollo missions, 14,15,16, and 17 (1971-1972). Although each of these provided more and more scientific information the last three scheduled missions had to be cancelled due to budgets cuts.

June 23
24.00 Flat Top (1952)* Blu Ray
Time: Fall 1944 Plot: Standard story of cold veteran commander (Sterling Hayden) working to gain the trust and respect of his rookie fighter pilots on the way to help take back the Philippines. Some interesting archival color combat footage. 5/10

June 24
25.00 The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)* (4 Classic Westerns)
Time: Old West Plot: A gang of murderous claim jumpers are tracked down by a marshal (Stephen McNally) and the son (Audie Murphy) of one of their victums. Lee Marvin has a small role. Pretty exciting. 6/10
26.00 Fort Osage (1951)* (WB Archive Monogram Cowboy Collection Vol. 2)
Time: Old west Plot: A wagon master (Rod Cameron) tries to solve problems with an Indian tribe which are being caused by greedy white men. Good action and Cameron is a fine, rugged hero. 5.5/10

June 30
27.00 The Wonder of It All (2007)*
Documentary about seven of the twelve men who have walked on the moon (Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, John Young, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt). This is not a history of the Apollo missions, rather the interviews focus on the thoughts, feelings, and reflections of seven very different men who all had the same amazing experience. Fascinating. 8/10
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Eighth Annual DVD Talk Historical Challenge



May 29, 2017
1) THE DIRTY DOZEN (1967/U.S., 150 min., color, war adventure/MGM) Blu-ray
Dir.: Robert Aldrich. Cast: Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Ryan, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker.

May 30, 2017
2) Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962/U.S., b&w, half-hour western series/MCA) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Star: Dale Robertson.
“Deadwood” (Season 2 / #31, April 7, 1958) Dir.: Boris Sagal.

3) TAGGART (1964/U.S., 85 min., color, western/Universal) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Dir.: R.G. Springsteen. Cast: Tony Young, Dan Duryea, Dick Foran, Jean Hale, Elsa Cardenas.

May 31, 2017
4) Laramie (1959-63/U.S., color, hour-long western series/NBC) Seen on Encore Western-HD, May 31, 2017.
Cast: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr.
Season 1 / #1: “Stage Stop” (Sept. 15, 1959) Dir.: Herschel Daugherty. Writer-producer: Robert Pirosh. Guest cast: Dan Duryea, Everett Sloane.

5) Death Valley Days (1952-70/U.S., b&w, half-hour western anthology series) Seen on Encore Western-HD, May 31, 2017. Host: The Old Ranger (Stanley Andrews).
Season 5 / # 9: “Mercer Girl” (Jan. 7, 1957) Dir.: Stuart E. McGowan. Cast: Brad Jackson, Norma Ward, Peggy O’Connor.

6) Death Valley Days (1952-70/U.S., b&w, half-hour western anthology series) Seen on Encore Western-HD, May 31, 2017.
Host: The Old Ranger (Stanley Andrews).
Season 5 / # 10: “California’s Paul Revere” (Jan. 28, 1957) Dir.: Stuart E. McGowan. Cast: Alex Sharp, Don C. Harvey

June 1, 2017
7) Laramie (1959-63/U.S., b&w, hour-long western series/NBC) Seen on Encore Western-HD, June 1, 2017.
Cast: John Smith, Robert Fuller, Hoagy Carmichael, Robert Crawford Jr.
Season 1 / #2: “Glory Road” (Sept. 22, 1959) Dir.: Herschel Daugherty. Guest cast: Nanette Fabray, Eddie Albert.

June 2, 2017
8) RIO BRAVO (1959/U.S., 141 min., color, western/Warner Bros.) DVD
Dir.: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, John Russell.

June 3, 2017
9) Lone Wolf and Cub (1973/Japan, color, hour-long period adventure series) DVD (in Japanese with English subs. Stars: Kinnosuke Nakamura, Kazutaka Nishikawa.
#12: Ochiyo’s Boat

June 4, 2017
10) YAKUZA’S TALE (aka TOSEI-NIN RETSUDEN, 1969/Japan, 98 min., color, ws, yakuza drama/Toei) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.) Dir.: Shigehiro Ozawa. Cast: Koji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura, Tomisaburo Wakayama, Ryo Ikebe, Junko Fuji.

June 6, 2017
11) ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (1934/U.S., 79 min., color, drama/RKO) Seen on TCM-HD.
Dir.: George Nichols Jr. Cast: Anne Shirley, Tom Brown, O.P. Heggie, Helen Westley.


June 10, 2017
12) SHINOBI NO MONO (1962/Japan, 105 min., b&w, ninja adventure/Daiei) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Satsuo Yamamoto. Cast: Raizo Ichikawa (as Goemon Ishikawa), Tomisaburo Wakayama (as Nobunaga Oda), Yunosuke Ito (as Sandayu Momochi).

June 15, 2017
13) Cheyenne (1955-1963/U.S., b&w, hour-long western series/WB) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Star: Clint Walker.
“Fury at Rio Hondo” (Season 1 / #12, April 17, 1956) Dir.: Leslie H. Martinson. Guest cast: Peggie Castle, Carl Esmond, Ralph Moody.

14) Laramie (1959-63/U.S., b&w, hour-long western series/NBC) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Cast: John Smith, Robert Fuller.
“Man of God” (Season 1 / #12, Dec. 1, 1959) Dir.: Lesley Selander. Guest cast: James Gregory, Bill Williams, Douglas Kennedy.

15) Death Valley Days (1952-70/U.S., b&w, half-hour western anthology series) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
“Birth of a Boom” (Season 6 / #14, Jan. 31, 1958) Dir.: Stuart E. McGowan. Cast: Roy Barcroft, Joel Smith, Byron Keith, Harry Fleer (as Wyatt Earp).

16) Death Valley Days (1952-70/U.S., b&w, half-hour western anthology series) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
“Yankee Pirate” (Season 6 / #15, Feb. 15, 1958) Dir.: Stuart E. McGowan. Cast: Ken Clark, Pamela Duncan, Edward Colmans, Gabriel Curtiz.

17) Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962/U.S., b&w, half-hour western series/MCA) Seen on Encore Western-HD. Star: Dale Robertson.
“The Dealer” (Season 3 / #16, Dec. 29, 1958) Dir.: Earl Bellamy. Scr.: A.I. Bezzerides. Guest cast: Vic Perrin, Jeanne Bates, Johnny Crawford.

18) Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962/U.S., b&w, half-hour western series/MCA) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Star: Dale Robertson.
“Showdown Trail” (Season 3 / #17, Jan. 5, 1959) Dir.: Earl Bellamy. Guest cast: Gloria Talbott, Will Wright, Stanley Clements, Myron Healey, Emile Meyer.

June 17, 2017
19) INCIDENT AT PHANTOM HILL (1966/U.S., 88 min., color, western/Universal) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Dir.: Earl Bellamy. Cast: Robert Fuller, Jocelyn Lane, Dan Duryea, Tom Simcox, Claude Akins, Noah Beery Jr.

20) THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAE (1953/U.S.-U.K., 89 min., color, historical adventure/Warner Bros.) Seen on TCM-HD.
Dir.: William Keighley. Cast: Errol Flynn, Roger Livesey, Anthony Steel, Beatrice Campbell, Yvonne Furneaux, Felix Aylmer, Mervyn Johns.

21) EL DORADO (1967/U.S., 126 min., color, western/Paramount) DVD
Dir.: Howard Hawks. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, James Caan, Arthur Hunnicutt, Charlene Holt, Edward Asner, Christopher George.


June 18, 2017
22) WONDER WOMAN (2017/U.S., 141 min., color, fantasy adventure/Warner Bros.) Seen at Cinepolis Chelsea Multiplex.
Dir.: Patty Jenkins. Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Connie Nielsen, David Thewlis.

June 19, 2017
23) SAMURAI REBELLION (1967/Japan, 121 min., b&w, historical drama/Toho) DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Masaki Kobayashi. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Go Kato, Yoko Tsukasa, Tatsuya Nakadai.

June 20, 2017
24) Death Valley Days (1952-70/U.S., b&w, half-hour western anthology series) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
“The Great Amulet” (Season 6 / #20, Mar. 14, 1958) Dir.: Stuart E. McGowan. Cast: Don Reardon, Aline Towne.
Robert Louis Stevenson goes to California.

25) Death Valley Days (1952-70/U.S., b&w, half-hour western anthology series) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
“The Telescope Eye” (Season 6 / #21, Mar. 21, 1958) Dir.: Stuart E. McGowan. Cast: Slim Pickens, Richard Beymer.

26) Tales of Wells Fargo (1957-1962/U.S., b&w, half-hour western series/MCA) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Star: Dale Robertson.
“Lola Montez” (Season 3 / #23, Jan. 5, 1959) Dir.: Earl Bellamy. Guest Star: Rita Moreno.

June 21, 2017
27) A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964/Italy, 100 min., color, western/United Artists) DVD
Dir.: Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonte, Marianne Koch.

June 23, 2017
28) LAWMAN (1971/U.S., 99 min., color, western, United Artists) Seen on Encore Western-HD.
Dir.: Michael Winner. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Duvall, Sheree North, J.D. Cannon, Richard Jordan.

29) FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1965/Italy, 132 min., color, western/United Artists) DVD (English-dubbed) Dir.: Sergio Leone. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte, Luigi Pistilli.

June 24, 2017
30) IT’S A BIG COUNTRY: AN AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY (1951/U.S., 89 min., b&w, drama/MGM) Seen on TCM-HD.
Directors: Seven directors, including Clarence Brown, John Sturges, William Wellman. Cast includes: Ethel Barrymore, Janet Leigh, Gene Kelly, Marjorie Main, Van Johnson, Lewis Stone, Nancy Davis, Frederic March.

June 25, 2017
31) BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (1958/U.S., 79 min., color, western/Columbia) DVD
Dir.: Budd Boetticher. Scr.: Charles Lang, based on “Buchanan’s the Name.” Cast: Randolph Scott, Craig Stevens, Tol Avery, Barry Kelley, Peter Whitney.

June 26, 2017
32) YOJIMBO (1961/Japan, 110 min., b&w, historical adventure/Toho) Criterion DVD (in Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Akira Kurosawa. Cast: Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Eijiro Tono, Takashi Shimura.


June 27, 2017
33) HARD BREED TO KILL (1967/Mexico, 87 min., color, western) Seen on Amazon Prime (dubbed in English)
Dir.: Rafael Portillo. Cast: Slim Pickens, Emilio Fernandez, Julie Edwards, Paul Heslin. Aka UN TIPO DIFICIL DE MATAR.  

June 28, 2017
34) KOJIRO (aka SASAKI KOJIRO, 1967/Japan, 151 min., color, samurai drama/Toho) DVD (In Japanese with English subs.)
Dir.: Hiroshi Inagaki. Cast: Kikunosuke Onoe, Yuriko Hoshi, Tatsuya Mihashi, Yoko Tsukasa. 

June 29, 2017
35) THE SILENT SWORDSMAN (1967/Hong Kong, 94 min., color, historical adventure/Shaw Bros.) R3 DVD (in Mandarin with English subs.)
Dir.: Kao Li. Cast: Chang Yi, Chiao Chiao, Yu Hui, Shu Pei Pei.

June 30, 2017
36) ROUGH RIDERS, PART 1 (1997/U.S., 97 min., color, historical miniseries/TNT) Seen on EWST-HD, June 30, 2017.
Dir.: John Milius. Cast: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Brad Johnson, Buck Taylor, Chris Noth.

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20 movies
16 TV episodes
19 first time viewings

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DVD: 12
Seen in a theater: 1
Amazon Prime: 1
Blu-ray: 1

U.S.: 26
Japan: 6
Italy: 2
Hong Kong: 1
Mexico: 1

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1940s: 0
1950s: 18
1960s: 13
1970s: 2
1980s: 0
1990s: 1
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HyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com 100 Documentary Films widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Biography widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Documentary widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com War widgetHyperWeather's iCheckMovies.com Western widget
Start of challenge: 100 Documentary (4/118), Biography (19/50), Documentary (3/50), War (15/50), Western (8/50)

2010: 14
2011: 5.5
2012: 20.5
2013: 18.5
2014: 8
2015: 10
2016: 15

Potential List:
M*A*S*H (1970)
M*A*S*H S.1
The Keepers (1/7)
The Last of the Mohicans
Fresh Off the Boat S.3 (2/9)
The Goldbergs S.4


June 1st
.5. The Keepers "The Murder*

June 3rd
1.5. M*A*S*H (1970)*
2. M*A*S*H S.1 "The Pilot"*/"To Market, to Market"*

June 4th
2.5. Fresh Off the Boat S.3 "Living While Eddie"*/"Gabby Goose"*

June 5th
3.5. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)*

June 7th
4. M*A*S*H S.1 "Requiem for a Lightweight"*/"Chief Surgeon Who?"*

June 9th
5. M*A*S*H S.1 "The Moose"*/"Yankee Doodle Doctor"*/"Bananas, Crackers and Nuts"*/"Cowboy"*

June 11th
6. M*A*S*H S.1 "Henry, Please Come Home"*/"I Hate A Mystery"*/"Germ Warfare"*/"Dear Dad"*

June 16th
7. M*A*S*H S.1 "Edwina"*/"Love Story"*/"Tuttle"*/"The Ringbanger"*

June 19th
8. M*A*S*H S.1 "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"*/"Dear Dad, Again"*/"The Long-John Flap"*/"The Army-Navy Game"*

June 23rd
9. M*A*S*H S.1 "Sticky Wicket"*/"Major Fred C. Dobbs"*/"Cease-Fire"*/"Showtime"*

June 26th
10. Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017)*

June 28th
11. The Goldbergs S.4 "Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook"*/"Ho-ly K.I.T.T."*/"he Greatest Musical Ever Written"*/"Globetrotters"*
12. The Goldbergs S.4 "Han Ukkah Solo"*/"O Captain! My Captain!"*/"Snow Day"*/"Agassi"*

June 29th
13. The Goldbergs S.4 "The Spencer's Gift"*/"So Swayze It's Crazy"*/"The Kara-te Kid"*/"Deadheads"*

June 30th
14. The Goldbergs S.4 "Baré"*/"A Night to Remember"*/"The Dynamic Duo"*/"Fonzie Scheme"*
14.75. The Goldbergs S.4 "The Day After the Day After"*/"Jedi Master Adam Skywalker"*/"Graduation Day"*
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1. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

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The Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge

May 31
1. Norma Rae

June 2
2. LA 92

June 4
3. The Revenant

June 5
4. An Inconvenient Truth
5. Shakespeare in Love Netflix Instant

June 8
6. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
7. Bucking Broadway

June 9
8. Stagecoach
9. Barabbas Part One 2012

June 11
10. Barabbas Part Two 2012
11. The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists
12. The Maestro Rides Again! short

June 12
13. No No: A Dockumentary Netflix Instant

June 13
14. Sworn to the Drum: A Tribute to Francisco Aguabella short

June 17
15. My Cousin Rachel

June 18
16. Ballad of the Little Soldier

June 25
17. Zodiac

June 27
18. Richard Pryor: Icon Netflix Instant

Total - 18

First Time Views - 12
Titles in Blue - Blu-Ray


CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 21st Century (Note Century of setting):
XXX Barabbas 1st Century
XXX Shakespeare in Love 16th Century
XXX The Revenant 19th Century
XXX Norma Rae 20th Century
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
XXX Shakespeare in Love England
XXX Barabbas Israel
XXX Ballad of the Little Soldier Nicaragua
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO 5/10
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 Barabbas
XXX Film about a folk hero Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
XXX Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event Shakespeare in Love

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.)
XXX Film about Women's History Norma Rae
XXX Film about Race Relations LA 92
--- 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
XXX Resistance Movement/Civilians film Ballad of the Little Soldier
--- Submarine film
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans after the war (framing a "flashback" film doesn't count, so no Saving Private Ryan for this one)
--- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military

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

--- The Union Pacific story. (The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation.) Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
XXX The revenge story. The Revenant
XXX The cavalry and Indian story. Stagecoach
XXX The outlaw story. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
--- 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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Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge


2017-06-01
1. Stand By Your Man (1981)
2. Biography "Tammy Wynette" (1999)
3. Cor, Blimey! (2000)
4. Babs (2017)
5. Abraham Lincoln (1930)
6. Abe Lincoln In Illinois (1940)
2017-06-02
7. Bettie Page: Dark Angel (2004)
8. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
9. Liz & Dick (2012)
10. Burton And Taylor (2013)
11. The Three Mesquiteers (1936)
12. Ghost-Town Gold (1936)
2017-06-03
13. The Secret Invasion (1964)
14. Behind The Burly Q (2010)
15. Roarin' Lead (1936)
16. The Riders Of The Whistling Skull (1937)
2017-06-04
17. Bluebeard (1972)
2017-06-06
21. Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story (2014)
22. The Sapphires (2012)
23. The Goose Steps Out (1942)
24. Come On, Cowboys! (1937)
2017-06-07
25. Range Defenders (1937)
26. Lovelace (2013)
27. Eagles Over London (1969)
2017-06-08
28. Comedy Playhouse "Up Pompeii!" (1969-09-17)
29. Up Pompeii "The Vestal Virgins" (1970-03-30)
30. Up Pompeii "The Ides Of March" (1970-04-06)
31. Up Pompeii "The Senator And The Asp" (1970-04-13)
32. Up Pompeii "Britannicus" (1970-04-20)
33. Up Pompeii "The Actors" (1970-04-27)
34. Up Pompeii "Spartacus" (1970-05-04)
2017-06-09
35. Up Pompeii "The Love Potion" (1970-05-11)
36. A Penny A Peep (1934)
37. Range Fued (1931)
38. Paris On Parade (1938)
39. The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
2017-06-10
40. Up Pompeii! "The Legacy" (1970-09-14)
41. Up Pompeii! "Roman Holiday" (1970-09-21)
42. Up Pompeii! "Jamus Bondus" (1970-09-28)
43. Up Pompeii! "The Peace Treaty" (1970-10-12)
44. Up Pompeii! "Nymphia" (1970-10-19)
45. Up Pompeii! "Exodus" (1970-10-26)
2017-06-12
46. Up Pompeii (1971)
47. Further Up Pompeii! (1975-03-31)
2017-06-13
48. Further Up Pompeii (1991-12-14)
49. Whoops Baghdad "The Wazir Takes A Wife" (1973-01-25)
50. Whoops Baghdad "Genie Of The Bottle" (1973-02-01)
51. Whoops Baghdad "The Wizard Prang" (1973-02-08)
2017-06-14
52. Whoops Baghdad "A Cargo Of Crumpet" (1973-02-15)
53. Whoops Baghdad "Ali And The Thieves" (1973-02-22)
54. Whoops Baghdad "The Caliph's New Concubine" (1973-03-01)
55. Guyana Crime Of The Century (1979)
2017-06-15
56. Guyana Tragedy The Story Of Jim Jones, Part 1 (1980)
57. Guyana Tragedy The Story Of Jim Jones, Part 2 (1980)
58. The Ballad Of Josie (1967)
2017-06-16
59. Then Churchill Said To Me "Operation Panic" (1982/1992)
60. Then Churchill Said To Me "A Mole In The Hole" (1982/1992)
61. Then Churchill Said To Me "Nanny By Searchlight" (1982/1992)
2017-06-17
62. Then Churchill Said To Me "Those Who Loot We Shoot" (1982/1992)
63. Then Churchill Said To Me "Goose Has Landed" (1982/1992)
64. Then Churchill Said To Me "Blow Out" (1982/1992)
65. One Million B.C. (1940)
2017-06-18
66. White Cargo (1942)
67. Crisis In Six Scenes "Episode 1" (2016-09-30)
68. Crisis In Six Scenes "Episode 2" (2016-09-30)
69. Crisis In Six Scenes "Episode 3" (2016-09-30)
70. Crisis In Six Scenes "Episode 4" (2016-09-30)
71. Crisis In Six Scenes "Episode 5" (2016-09-30)
72. Crisis In Six Scenes "Episode 6" (2016-09-30)
2017-06-20
73. Dad's Army "The Man And The Hour" (1968-07-31)
74. Dad's Army "Museum Piece" (1968-08-07)
75. Dad's Army "Command Decision" (1968-08-14)
76. Dad's Army "The Enemy Within The Gates" (1968-08-28)
2017-06-22
77. Dad's Army "The Showing Up Of Corporal Jones" (1968-09-04)
78. Dad's Army "Shooting Pains" (1968-09-11)
79. Dad's Army "Operation Kilt" (1969-03-01)
2017-06-25
80. Rifftrax: Retro Puppet Master (1999/2017)
2017-06-30
81. Dad's Army "The Battle Of Godfrey's Cottage" (1969-03-08)
82. Dad's Army "Sgt. Wilson's Little Secret" (1969-03-22)










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5th (2014) = 3 (2 FTVs)
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05/27
(1) Rio Conchos. 1964. A team of 4 drive a wagon load of gunpowder through Apache country looking to set up a buyer. 8/10
(2) Stripes. A down and out NYC cabbie tries the Army to improve his luck. 9/10

05/29
(3) Saschatewan. A Canadian Mountie helps to stop a Sioux Indian attack in Canada. 7/10
(4) The Lost Battalion. A battalion gets lost in the Argon forrest during WWI without food, ammunition refills and reinforcements and still holds off the German army. 8/10

05/30
(5) 1968 New York Jets. Joe Namath and the crew with seasonal highlights from the 1968 NFL season. 9/10
(6) 1972 Miami Dolphins. Earl Morral takes over for the injured Bob Greise as the Dolphins have their undefeated NFL season 9/10

06/02
(7) The 300 Spartans. Spartans defend the pas at Thermopalye versus the Persians. A bit slower than the later 300, but still a good movie. 8/10

06/03
(8) High Noon. A marshall fears for his life when a convict he sent away to prison gets paroled and comes back looking for vengeance. 8/10

06/04
(9) War Stories with Oliver North. Hollywood goes to War. Documentary of the WWII years and the role that Hollywood and it's stars of the time played in it. 8/10

06/05
(10) The Pope vs. Hitler. National Geographic Channel documentary Pope Pious the 12th and the conspiracies to assassinate Hitler during WWII. 8/10
(11) The Horse Soldiers. North vs. South John Wayne, William Holden. Didn't get into this one too much. 6/10

06/06
(12) The Longest Day. June 6th- Had to do it. And more importantly- I had the time to do it. Never gets old. 9/10
(13) The Mountain Men. 2 long time comrade Colorado Mountain men take on the Crow and Blackfoot Indians. Heston and Keith together again. 8/10

06/08
(14) The Witch. Salem in the 1600's is the setting for this horror flick. Not a whole lot of action, more of a mind game. A witch is running loose in the forrest and destroy's a local family.
All but one. 8/10
(15) Snowden. CIA agent Ed Snowden steals government secrets and flees the country. 8/10
(16) Broken Arrow. Jimmy Stewart. A Indian scout tries to make peace with the Apaches and Cochise by letting the Pony Express run through Indian country. 9/10

06/10
(17) 100 Rifles. Burt Reynolds. An half breed indian steals money from a bank and buy's rifles for his Indian people while the guns fall into the Mexican Army's hands. 7/10

06/13
(18) Untouchables. Kevin Costner. 1930 Chicago is the setting for the Al Capone and Prohibition era. 9/10
(19) Ironclad. Paul Giamanti. 1215 England. The Castle of Rochester. King John is murdering everybody who signed the Magna Carta. 9/10
(20) That Thing That you do. Tom Hanks. Surprise movie covering a 1960's teenage boy band coming up through the music stardom ranks being managed by Hanks. 8/10

06/14
(21) The 13th Warrior. Antonio Banderas. A team of Norsemen plus 1 arab travel to help their countrymen battles an unknown force. 8/10

06/15
(22) Apache Drums. 1951. Obscure western about a town that gets attacked by Indians and get's held up in a church. 5/10

06/17
(23) Great Balls of Fire. Dennis Quaid. The life of Jerry Lee Lewis is featured here. With an excellent soundtrack that I was able to blast all through the movie. 5.1 to boot. Very happy with this one 10/10
(24) War Arrow. Jeff Chandler. Good B- Western complete with Indians vs. Calvary. Always liked this one. 8/10

06/18
(25) Gomer Pyle USMC. Jim Nabors. Pyle screws up so much that Sgt. Carter reems him so bad that he seeks a transfer. Which Carter later stops. Funny episode. Leaves you wanting more. 8/10

06/19
(26) The White Buffalo. Charles Bronson. Wild Bill Hickcock hunts a white buffalo that is haunting his dreams. 8/10

06/20
(27) Fury. Brad Pitt. A small tank force takes on the german army in WWII 9/10

06/21
(28) The Battle at Apache Pass. Jeff Chandler. A new Indian agent tries to cause a war with the Apaches. 8/10
(29) The Mayan Mystery. TV documentary concerning the disappearing Mayan race. 7/10
(30) The Indian Fighter. Kirk Douglas. One that I haven't seen before. Calvary vs. Indians plus Kirk fighting those indians. 7/10

06/22
(31) The great Sioux Uprising. Jeff Chandler. The Great Sioux uprising wasn't much of an uprising at all. A horse thief was stealing horses from Red Cloud and selling them to the calvary. 6/10
(32) To Hell and Back. Audie Murphy. Audie's life story up to his time in the Military. 9/10
(33) LA Hard Rock Scene. 1975-1981. Exploring the beginning of the Los Angeles Hard Rock/ Metal scene that started in the early 70's. 7/10

06/23
(34) Rio Grande. John Wayne. Calvary outpost featuring Wayne and O'hara. Fighting Apaches. 8/10

06/25
(35) They Died with their boots on. Errol Flynn. Earlier adaption of the life of George Custer. 8/10

06/28
(36) Pillars in the Sky. jeff Chandler. Calvary vs. Indians in the Oregon country. 7/10
(37) When Trumpets Fade. Ron Eldrad. The battle of the Hurtgen Forrest. 1944 on the Belgian/ Germany border. 9/10
(38) Arrowhead. Charlton Heston. Indian Scout Ed Bannon takes on both the US Calvary and the Apache Indians. 8/10

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2017 Historical Appreciation Challenge

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

☼ = First time viewing

June 1
01. Wisegal (2008)

June 3
02. South of St. Louis (1949)
03. Fargo - "The Law of Inevitability" (2017)

June 4
04. Wonder Woman (2017)
05. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

June 6
06. Pirate Radio (2009)

June 7
07. Forgotten Pistolero (1969)

June 9
08. America: Promised Land - Part 1 (2017)

June 10
09. Fargo - "Who Rules the Land of Denial?" (2017)
10. Red Tails (2012)
11. America: Promised Land - Part 2 (2017)

June 11
12. The Son - "First Son of Texas" (2017)
13. The Son - "The Plum Tree" (2017)
14. The Son - "Second Empire" (2017)
15. The Son - "Death Song" (2017)

June 12
16. The Son - "No Prisoners" (2017)
17. The Son - "The Buffalo Hunter" (2017)

June 13
18. Jane Got a Gun (2015)
19. The Son - "Marriage Bond" (2017)
20. The Son - "Honey Hunt" (2017)

June 14
21. The Son - "The Prophecy" (2017)
22. The Son - "Scalps" (2017)

June 15
23. That Was 'Nam - "A Day in Vietnam"☼
24. That Was 'Nam - "The Army Air Mobility Team"☼

June 19
25. Fargo - "Aporia" (2017)
26. Alexander Hamilton: Building America (2017)
27. Parkland (2013)

June 20
28. Von Ryan's Express (1965)
29. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Spyhunter General" (2017)

June 21
30. Bad Girls (1994)
31. TURN: Washington's Spies - "The Black Hole of Calcutta" (2017)
32. Fargo - "Somebody to Love" (2017)

June 22
33. Fruitvale Station (2013)

June 23
34. Genius. - "Chapter One" (2017)

June 24
35. True Grit (1969)

June 25
36. TURN: Washington's Spies - "Blood for Blood" (2017)
37. Genius. - "Chapter Two" (2017)
38. Genius. - "Chapter Three" (2017)
39. The Jayhawkers! (1959)

June 26
40. Genius. - "Chapter Four" (2017)
41. Genius. - "Chapter Five" (2017)
42. Genius. - "Chapter Six" (2017)

June 27
43. Nowhere Boy (2009)
44. Genius. - "Chapter Seven" (2017)
45. Genius. - "Chapter Eight" (2017)

June 28
46. Genius. - "Chapter Nine" (2017)
47. Genius. - "chapter Ten" (2017)
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5/31: 1. The Infiltrator
6/4: 2. Notorious
6/6: 3. Deepwater Horizon
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5/27/2017
01: Lee Daniels' The Butler [2014]

5/28/2017
02: MASH [1970]

5/29/2017
03: The World At War - S1E11 - Red Star: The Soviet Union - 1941-1943 [1/16/1974]
04: The Patriot [2000]

5/30/2017
05: The World At War - S1E12 - Whirlwind: Bombing Germany - September 1939-April 1944 [1/23/1974]
06: Distant Drums [1951]

5/31/2017
07: The World At War - S1E13 - Tough Old Gut: Italy - November 1942-June 1944 [1/30/1974]
08: Miracle [2004]

6/01/2017
09: The World At War - S1E14 - It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow: Burma - 1942-1944 [2/08/1974]
10: The Birth of a Nation [1915]

6/02/2017
11: The World At War- S1E15 - Home Fires: Britain - 1940-1944 [2/13/1974]
12: Jobs [2013]

6/03/2017
13: The World At War - S1E17 - Morning: June-August 1944 [2/27/1974]
14: The Long Grey Line [1955]

6/04/2017

15: The World At War - S1E18 - Occupation: Holland 1940-1944 [3/13/1974]
16: The Twilight Zone - S4E10 - No Time Like The Past [3/07/1963]
17: Valkyrie [2008]

6/05/2017
18: The World At War - S1E19 - Pincers: August 1944-March 1945 [3/20/1974]
19: Seabiscuit [2003]

6/06/2017
20: The World At War - S1E20 - Genocide: 1941-1945 [3/27/1974]
21: Saving Private Ryan [1998]

6/07/2017
22: The World At War - S1E21 - Nemesis: Germany - February-May 1945 [4/03/1974]
23: Wyatt Earp [1994]

6/08/2017
24: The World At War - S1E22 - Japan: 1941-1945 [4/10/1974]
25: Wonder Woman [Cinema]
26: The Princess and the Pirate [1944]

6/09/2017
27: The World At War - S1E23 - Pacific: February 1942-July 1945 [4/17/1974]
28: Kingdom of Heaven (Director's Cut) [2005]

6/10/2017
29: The World At War - S1E24 - The Bomb: February-September 1945 [4/24/1974]
30: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [1949]
31: Disneyland - S1E08 - Davy Crockett: Indian Fighter [12/12/1954]

6/11/2017
32: The World At War - S1E25 - Reckoning: 1945... and After [5/01/1974]
33: Disneyland - S1E14 - Davy Crockett Goes To Congress [01/26/1955]
34: Alias Jesse James [1959]
35: The Sting [1973]

6/12/2017
36: The World At War - S1E26 - Remember [5/08/1974]
37: 4 Dollars of Revenge [1966]

6/13/2017
38: Disneyland - S1E18 - Dcavy Crockett at the Alamo [02/23/1955]
39: The Last Gun [1964]

6/14/2017
40: Disneyland - S2E10 - Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race [11/16/1955]
41: Disneyland - S2E13 - Davy Crockett and the River Pirates [12/14/1955]

6/15/2017
42: Fury

6/16/2017
43: Maverick - S3E08 - The Lass With The Poisoned Air [11/01/1959]
44: Maverick - S3E09 - The Ghost Soldier [11/08/1959]
45: Maverick - S3E10 - Easy Mark [11/15/1959]
46: Joe Kidd [1972]

6/17/2017
47: Maverick - S3E11 - A Fellow's Brother [11/22/1959]
48: Maverick - S3E12 - Trooper Maverick [11/29/1959]
49: Maverick - S3E13 - Maverick Springs [12/06/1959]
50: Maverick - S3E14 - The Goose-Drownder [12/13/1959]
51: Amelia [2009]

6/18/2017
52: Maverick - S3E15 - A Cure For Johnny Rain
[12/22/1959]
53: Maverick - S3E16 - The Marquesa [01/03/1960]
54: The Grapes of Wrath [1940]

6/19/2017
55: Walt Disney Presents - S5E01 - The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca [10/03/1958]
56: Walt Disney Presents - S5E03 - Four Down and Five Lives To Go [10/17/1958]
57: Walt Disney Presents - S5E17 - Elfego Baca, Attorney At Law [02/06/1959]

6/20/2017
58: The Agony and the Ecstasy [1965]
59: Maverick - S3E17 - Cruise of the Cynthia B. [01/10/1960]
60: Maverick - S3E18 - Maverick and Juliet [01/17/1960]

6/21/2017
61: Maverick - S3E19 - The White Widow [01/24/1960]
62: Maverick - S3E20 - Guatemala City [01/31/1960]
63: Killing Kennedy [11/10/2013]

6/22/2017
64: Walt Disney Presents - S6E04 - Birth of the Swamp Fox [10/23/1959]
65: Walt Disney Presents - S6E05 - Brother Against Brother [10/30/1959]
66: Walt Disney Presents - S6E13 - Tory Vengeance [01/01/1960]

6/23/2017
67: Maverick - S3E21 - The People's Friend [2/07/1960]
68: Maverick - S3E22 - A Flock of Trouble [2/14/1960]
69: Maverick - S3E23 - Iron Hand [2/21/1960]
70: The Beguiled [1971]

6/24/2017
71: Sid & Nancy [1986]
72: Broken Arrow [1950]

6/25/2017
73: Maverick - S3E24 - The Resurrection of Joe November [2/28/1960]
74: Maverick - S3E25 - The Misfortune Teller [3/06/1960]
75: Maverick - S3E26 - Greenbacks, Unlimited [3/13/1960]
76: Pony Soldier [1952]

6/26/2017
77: Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow [1963]
78: High Plains Drifter [1973]

6/27/2017
79: Wee Willie Winkie [1937]
80: The New World [2005]
81: Bonnie & Clyde [1967]

6/28/2017
82: Hombre [1967]
83: 42 [2013]

6/29/2017
84: Two Rode Together [1961]

6/30/2017
85: The Egyptian [1954]
86: Hang'Em High [1968]

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TOTAL ENTRIES:28
FIRST TIME VIEWINGS: 19 (68%)
CHECKLIST COMPLETED

May 28, 2017
1. FIVE CAME BACK Ep 1 (2017) * Netflix

May 29, 2017
2. FIVE CAME BACK Ep 2 (2017) * Netflix
3. FIVE CAME BACK Ep 3 (2017) * Netflix

May 30, 2017
4. ACE OF ACES (1933)* TCM (DVR)

May 31, 2017
5. BLACK LIKE ME (1964)* TCM (DVR)

June 2, 2017
6. BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (2016)* 3D Blu-Ray

June 3, 2017
7. JINNAH (1998)* TCM (DVR)
8. BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO* (1945)

June 4, 2017
9. KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (1944)

June 5, 2017
10. THE BRAVE ONE (1956)* TCM (DVR)

June 8, 2017
11. BLACK MASS (2015) HBO

June 10, 2017
12. PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID (1973) Vudu
13. SUNSET BOULEVARD (2017)* Broadway production with Glen Close

June 11, 2017
13. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISCO (2002)* Showtime

June 13, 2017
14. BEND OF THE RIVER (1952)* TCM On Demand

June 14, 2017
15. RANCHO NOTORIOUS (1952) TCM On Demand

June 16, 2017
16. BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015) Showtime On Demand

June 17, 2017
17. RANGO (2011) VUDU

June 18, 2017
18. SULLY (2016)* HBO

June 22, 2017
19. THE VIKING QUEEN (1967)* DVD

June 23, 2017
20. LOVE AND MERCY (2015) BluRay

June 25, 2017
21. HIPSTERS (STYLIAGI) (2008)* YouTube
22. G.L.O.W S1:Ep 1 (2017)* (Netflix)

June 26, 2017
23. LIP SERVICE, S1; E1 (2008)* IndieFlix (Streaming)
24. ATTACK! (1956) MGM HD

June 27, 2017
25. THE SCARLET COAT (1955) TCM DVR

June 29, 2017
26. HERCULES (1997)* HULU
27. THE WESTERNER (1960) S1, E1 DVD
27. THE WESTERNER (1960) S1, E1 Commentary* DVD

June 30, 2017
28. ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (1986) BLU-Ray

Checklist
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 21st Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- ACE OF ACES (20th Century)
-X- KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (17th Century)
-X- Movie 3 COUNT OF MONTE CRISCO (19th Century)
-X- Movie 4 THE VIKING QUEEN (1st Century)
-X- Movie 5 THE SCARLET COAT(18th Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Movie 1 JINNAH (Pakistan)
-X- Movie 2 KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (USA)
-X- Movie 3 BRIDGE OF SPIES (Germany)
-X- Movie 4 THE VIKING QUEEN (Britain)
-X- Movie 5 HIPSTERS (STYLIAGI) (USSR)

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

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory
-X- Film about the mythology of Antiquity HERCULES
-X- Film about religious history JINNAH
-X- Film about a folk hero JINNAH
-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event LOVE AND MERCY

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 G.L.O.W
-X- Film about Race Relations BLACK LIKE ME
-X- Film about the LGBTQ Community LIP SERVICE S1; E1
-X- Film about Religious Minority JINNAH
--- Film about Immigrants

TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY
-X- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (1/2) STILYAGI (American pop-culture comes to the USSR)
-X- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2) ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (American pop-culture comes to the UK)

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

-X- Anti-War film ATTACK!
--- Military Comedy
-X- Prisoner of War/Escape film COUNT OF MONTE CRISCO
-X- Resistance Movement/Civilians film THE VIKING QUEEN
--- Submarine film
-X- War Spy BRIDGE OF SPIES
-X- War film that was produced *during* that war BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO
-X- Film about war criminals THE SCARLET COAT (Benedict Arnold)
-X- Film about veterans after the war BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK
-X- Wartime propaganda film OR a film produced by the military BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO

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

-X- 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. BEND OF THE RIVER
--- The ranch story. (The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.)
--- The empire story. (The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.)
-X- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.) RANCHO NOTORIOUS
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
-X- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.) PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID
-X- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.) RANGO
--- "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 (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive) THE BRAVE ONE

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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1. The Keepers - The Murder
2. The Keepers - The School
3. The Keepers - The Revelation
4. The Keepers - The Burial
5. The Keepers - The Suspects
6. The Keepers - The Web
7. The Keepers - The Conclusion
8. Sully (2016)
9. The 33 (2015)
10. Concussion (2015)
11. The Untold History of the United States - World War Two
12. The Untold History of the United States - Roosevelt, Truman and Wallace
13. The Americans - The Soviet Division
14. Wonder Woman (2017)
15. The Untold History of the United States - The Bomb
16. The Untold History of the United States - The Cold War 1945-1950
17. The Crown - Wolferton Splash
18. The Crown - Hyde Park Corner
19. The Crown - Windsor
20. The Crown - Act of God
21. The Crown - Smoke and Mirrors
22. The Crown - Gelignite
23. The Untold History of the United States - The 50s - Eisenhower, the Bomb and the Third World
24. The Crown - Scientia Potentia Est
25. The Crown - Pride & Joy
26. The Crown - Assassins
27. The Crown - Gloriana
28. The Untold History of the United States - JFK - To the Brink
29. The Untold History of the United States - Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam - Reversal of Fortune
30. The Untold History of the United States - Reagan, Gorbachev and Third World - Rise of the Right
31. The Untold History of the United States - Bush and Clinton - Squandered Peace and New World Order
32. The Untold History of the United States - Bush and Obama - Age of Terror
33. Turn: Washington's Spies - Spyhunter General
34. Turn: Washington's Spies - The Black Hole of Calcutta
35. The Untold History of the United States - Prologue: World War I, the Russian Revolution and Woodrow Wilson
36. Quantum Leap - Genesis, Part 1
37. Quantum Leap - Genesis, Part 2
38. Glory (1989)
39. Turn: Washington's Spies - Blood for Blood
40. Call the Midwife - Episode 1.1
41. Call the Midwife - Episode 1.2
42. Call the Midwife - Episode 1.3
43. Call the Midwife - Episode 1.4
44. The Birth of a Nation (2016)

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2017 Historical Challenge

June 03:
01. Silence (2016) iTunes purchase ☼ - [17th century]

June 04:
02. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) CraveTV ☼ - [1963 - 1966]
03. Rock of Ages - live theatre in Calgary - [late 1980's]

June 06:
04. Parkland (2013) Library blu-ray ☼ - [1963] co-produced by Bill Paxton who, at 8 years of age, was a spectator of motor brigade and appears in a famous photo from the day.

June 10:
05. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 1 (2002) DVD ☼ [1960-3]
06. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 2 (2002) DVD ☼ [1963-4]
07. Pink Floyd: The Early Years: Cambridge St/ation (2016) Blu-ray ☼ [1965-7]

June 12:
08. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 3 (2002) DVD ☼ [1964]
09. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 4 (2002) DVD ☼ [1964-5]

June 17:
10. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 5 (2002) DVD ☼ [1965-6]

June 19:
11. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 6 (2002) DVD ☼ [1966-7]

June 21:
12. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 7 (2002) DVD ☼ [1967-8]

June 24:
13. American Epic - Episode 1: The Big Bang (2002) streamed (Jeffflix) ☼ [1920-] the Carter Family, Will Shade and the Memphis Jug Band

June 25:
14. The Beatles Anthology - Episode 8 (2002) DVD ☼ [1968-70]

June 30:
15. Citizenfour (2014) Netflix ☼ [2012]
16. The Danish Girl (2015) library Blu-ray ☼ [1920s]

On docket: (all FTV)
Quigley Down Under
Letters From Iwo Jima
and Flags of Our Fathers
Snowden
JFK
Land of Mine
Life, Animated

Watani: My Homeland

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i am in

June 1st

1. The Search for Weng Weng (2016) 7/10. A fascinating documentary on the 2 foot 9 inch philippine action star. I listened to the commentary track. recommended highly.

2. Tora, Tora, Tora (1970) 9/10.Japanese-American historical war film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. One of the best war movies of all time. Blu Ray.

3. The Hollow Crown - Richard the 2nd (2012) 8/10. British TV Series on the Medieval Kings leading up to the War of Roses. Great stuff. Blu Ray

June 2nd

4. Tora, Tora, Tora (1970)[/B[/U]] 9/10.Japanese-American historical war film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. One of the best war movies of all time. I listened to the director commentary track. Blu Ray.

June 3rd

5. The French Connection (1971) 8/10. Gene Hackman plays New York Detective Popeye Doyle who uncovers a smuggling ring. Dvd.

June 4th

6. The French Connection II (1975) 7/10. A strong follow-up to the first film with Popeye Doyle chasing the head of a smuggling ring to France. Blu Ray

7. The Hollow Crown - Henry the IV Part 1 (2012) 6/10. Picks up at the end of Henry the IV's life. spends much of the film dealing with the relationship between Harry (henry the fifth) and the fictional character falstaff. Blu Ray

8. The French Connection (1971) . I listened to the director commentary which was excellent. highly recommended. DVD

June 5th

9. The First World War From Above (2016). 8/10. A fascinating documentary about aerial footage shot in 1919 that was recently found in France. Netflix.

10. The Hollow Crown - Henry the IV Part II (2012) 6/10. Young Henry V grows up to earn his fathers trust. Blu Ray

June 6th

11. Cinderella Man (2005) 8/10. Depression Era Jim Braddock true story. great movie. Russell Crowe was excellent in it. Blu Ray

June 7th

12. Vanishing Point (1971) 7/10. Race car driver mission to deliver a Dodge Challenger in 12hours. Story based on a disgraced san diego police officer and the high speed pursuit of a guy who refused to stop at a police roadblock. Blu Ray

13. The Hollow Crown - Henry V (2012) 8/10. Strong ending to the Hollow Crown Trilogy finishing up with the famous battle at Agincourt. Blu Ray

14. The Boston Strangler (1968) 8/10. Tony Curtis famous role as albert desalvo the suspected Boston Strangler. Blu Ray

June 8th

15. The Boston Strangler (1968) 8/10. Listened to the David DeValle commentary. excellent!

16. The War of The Roses - Henry the VI Part 1 (2016) 8/10. Picks up with Henry the Fifth's young son having assumed the throne and introduces margaret of anjou. very good stuff.

17. Jack The Ripper (1976) 8/10. Klaus Kinski in the lead role is fantastic as always. One of Jess Franco's best films. Full Moon DVD

June 9th

18. The Hollow Crown - War of the Roses Henry VI Part 2 (2016) 7/10. Young king Henry is inept and his french queen takes charge, while the Duke of York tries to capture the crown. Blu Ray

19. The Nazis A Warning From History Part 1 (1997) BBC TV series examining the early days of Hitler and the Nazis prior to taking power. DVD

20. The Nazis A Warning From History Part 2 (1997) BBC TV series examining the period of Nazi control including extermination of the Jews and World War. DVD

June 10th

21. Cromwell (1970) 7/10. Oliver Cromwell as played by Richard Harris takes on King Charles on the battlefield. DVD

22. The Hollow Crown - War of the Roses Richard the III (2016) 8/10. Richard the III murderous path to the crown is short lived on the battlefield. Blu Ray


June 11th

23. Bird (1988) 7/10. Clint Eastwood drama about jazz musician Charlie Parker. DVD

24. War and Peace Part 1 (1966) 8/10. Sergei Bondarchuk sweeping 7 hour epic based on the Leo Tostoy novel. DVD

25. The Krays (1990) 8/10.This fact-based movie follows the life of the twin crime-lords in London's '60s underworld. DVD.

26. The Man Who Killed Richard the 3rd (2015) 7/10. Story of Rhys ap Thomas of Wales who is thought to have killed Richard the 3rd. Netflix.

June 12th

27. War and Peace Part 2 Natashia Rostova (1966) 6/10. A break from war and the courtship of Natashia Rostova. DVD

28. CT Fletcher: My Magnificant Obsession 7/10. World Weightlifting champion tries to open his own gym. Netflix.

29. One in a Billion (2016) 7/10.Satnam Singh Bhamara is a 7 foot indian trying to make the NBA. Netflix

30.War and Peace Part 3 1812 (1966) 9/10. war if 1812. DVD

31. War and Peace Part 4 pierre bezukov (1966) 9/10. Napoleon occupies Moscow. DVD

June 13th

32. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV show - episode 1. the chaste nymph . DVD

33. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show - Episode 2. Bridals.

34. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show -episode 3. Plot, Counter Plot.

June 14th

35. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show - episode 4. The Lion and the Unicorn.

36. The Krays - The Myth Behind the Legend (2015) Documentary about the gangster Kray twins. Netflix

37.The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) 8/10.true story of Chris Boyce who sold secrets to the Soviets. Blu Ray

38. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show - episode 5. Rebellion. DVD

39. El Cid (1961) 8/10. Charlton Heston stars as Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the famous Spanish war hero.Blu Ray

June 15th

40. Evilenko (2004) 7/10.Italian crime horror thriller film very loosely based on the Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. DVD

June 16th

39.The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show[/B[/U]] - episode 6. The Protestant Wind. DVD

40.The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show- episode 7. Trial of Strength. DVD

41.The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show - episode 8. The Queen Commands. DVD

42. Eugenie De Sade (1970) Jess Franco film loosely based on the writings of the Marquis De Sade. DVD

43.The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show- episode 9. Reconciliation. DVD

44.The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show - episode 10. A Famous Victory. DVD

45. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show -episode 11. Breaking the Circle. DVD

46. The First Churchills BBC 1969 TV Show - episode 12. Not without Honor. DVD

June 17th

47. The Russian Revolution in Color Part 1 - Smithsonian channel documentary.

48.The Russian Revolution in Color Part 2 - fear and paranoia - Smithsonian Channel documentary

49. The Axe Murders of Villisca (2017) A Ghost Story based on the true events of a 1912 murder in a house in Villisca Iowa. Neflix

50. The Hustler (1961) 10/10. My favorite drama of all time. a classic. DVD

June 18th

51. Das Boot (1981) 9/10. life inside a german u boat. Blu Ray

52. Hands of Stone (2017) Docu-drama of the life of boxer Roberto Duran. Netflix

June 19th

53. Tales of Irish Castles Episode 1 The Normans are Coming. Netflix.

54. Tales of Irish Castles Episode 2. Don't Mess with a Knight.

55. Tales of Irish Castles. Episode 3. The Fightback.

56. Tales of Irish Castles Episode 4. A Century of Turmoil.

57. Tales of the Irish Castles Episode 5 - architecture.

June 20th

58. Midnight Express (1978) 8/10. True story about Billy Hayes imprisonment in Turkey after getting caught smuggling drugs. blu Ray

59. Dracula Untold (2014) 5/10. Origin story of Vlad the Impaler. Blu Ray

60. Philosophy of the Knife (2008) Part 1. Docu-drama about the real events of Unit 731. A Japenese human experimentation unit in WWII.

61. Best of Enemies (2015) 8/10. Documentary about the great debates between W.F. Buckley and Gore Vidal

62. Untold History of the United States (2014) Episode 1. WW II . Oliver Stone presents his view of history. netflix

June 21st

63.Philosophy of the Knife (2008) [/B[/U]] Part 2. Docu-drama about the real events of Unit 731. A Japenese human experimentation unit in WWI. Extremely tough watch.

64. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964) 7/10. Samuel Bronston Epic about the rise and fall of Commodus. Blu Ray

65.Untold History of the United States (2014)[/U][/B] Episode 2. Roosevelt, Truman & Wallace. Oliver Stone presents his view of history. netflix

66. The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014). Remake of the film from the 70s that concerns the true story of a masked killer in Texarkana in 1946.

june 22nd

67. Downfall (2004) 9/10. Bruno Ganz was outstanding as Hitler in his last days in the bunker. DVD

68. Untold History of the United States (2014) .Episode 3 - The Bomb. Untold story of the bombing of the Japenese in WWII. Netlfix

69. Patton (1970) 9/10. George C Scott in his finest role as General Patton. DVD

June 23rd

70. Stalingrad (1993) 8/10. From the producers of Das Boot comes the definitive movie on the battle of Stalingrad. DVD

71. History in HD - The Last Bomb - WWII Bombing of Tokyo. Netlifx

72. The Bible (2013) - Episode 1 in the beginning. Netflix

73. The Road to Fallujah (2008). war documentary. Netflix

74. The Monster of Mangatiti (2015) . true story of the abduction of a teenager in new zealand in 1985. Netflix.

June 24th

75. The Passion of the Christ (2004) 9/10. Mel Gibson's epic masterpiece about the last 12 hours of Christ. DVD

76. W. (2008). 7/10. Oliver Stone's depiction of George W Bush Jr. DVD

77. Napoleon (1927) 8/10. PART 1 Abel Ganz epic 5.5 hour film about Napoleon. BLu Ray.

June 25th

78. Frost / Nixon (2008) 8/10. backstory to the david frost richard nixon interviews of 1977. Blu Ray

79. The Honeyoon Killers (1970) 7/10. Docu-crime drama about real life killers ray fernandez and martha beck. Arrow Blu Ray

80. Ride Him Cowboy (1932) 5/10. Early John Wayne western where he breaks in Duke the horse.dvd

81. The Big Stampede (1932) 5/10. John Wayne is out to stop cattle rustlers. DVD

June 26th

82. Haunted Gold (1932). 5/10. John Wayne prevents bandits from stealing gold. dvd.

83. Apocalypse World War II in Color - Episode 1. Aggression. Netflix.

84. Alexander (2004) Part 1 Oliver Stone's controversial film about Alexander the Great. Part 1 was two hours .Blu Ray

85.Alexander (2004)[/U][/B] Part 2 Oliver Stone's controversial film about Alexander the Great. Part 2 was 90 minutes .Blu Ray

June 27th

86.Apocalypse World War II in Color[/U][/B] - Episode 2. Crushing Defeat. Netflix.

87.Apocalypse World War II in Color[/B[/U]] - Episode 3. Shock. Netflix.

88. Troy (2004) 7/10.Based on Homer's "Iliad," this epic portrays the battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. Blu Ray.

89. 300. (2007) 7/10. fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae within the Persian War. Blu Ray

June 28th

90. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. Sergio Leone Masterpiece. BLu Ray

June 29th

91.Apocalypse World War II in Color Episode 4. The World Ablaze . Netflix

92.Apocalypse World War II in Color Episode 5. he Great Landings/The Noose (1942–1943): Netflix

93. Apocalypse World War II in Color Episode 6. Inferno (1944–1945) Netflix

94. Saudi Arabia Uncovered (2016) Netflix documentary


Checklist

Spoiler:
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 21th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century) patton 20th
--- Movie 2 (Century) fall of the roman empire 5th
--- Movie 3 (Century) the hollow crown- henry the fifth 14th
--- Movie 4 (Century) the hollow crown-richard 2nd 15th
--- Movie 5 (Century) cromwell 17th

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country) the search for weng weng - philippines
--- Movie 2 (Country) the hollow crown -richard the 2nd - england
--- Movie 3 (Country) patton-usa
--- Movie 4 (Country) war and peace-russia
--- Movie 5 (Country) el cid-spain

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

FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory

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--- Film about the mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, et troy (2004), 300 (2007)
=--- Film about religious history The Bible mii-series 2013
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event hands of stone - roberto duran

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) the bunker - nazi side
--- Watch at least two movies about the same person/event where each movie is from a different perspective (2/2) patton - allied side

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 das boot
--- War Spy
--- War film that was produced *during* that war apocalypse world war II
--- Film about war criminals philosphy of a knife - japanese unit 731
--- 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 frank capras why we fight series

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 big stampede (1932)
--- 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. once upon a time in the west
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.) Ride him Cowboy (1932)
--- 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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Re: List Thread Eighth Annual Historical Films Challenge June 1-30 2017

My Fifth Historical Appreciation Challenge
*= first time watching

Potential Watch List:
42
I Saw the Light
Race
Woman in Gold
Zodiac
Reign - Season 3



June 4, 2017
1. The Eighties - Ep. 1.1 "Raised on Television"*

June 6, 2017
2. Wonder Woman (2017)*

June 11, 2017
3. Zodiac (2007)*

June 11, 2017
4. Zodiac: The Shocking Truth*

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Starting in June..

June 1
001 Florence Foster Jenkins
002 Trumbo

June 2
003 Operation Crossbow
004 Wonder Woman
005 Ace of Aces
006 Nazi Agent

June 3
007 Hitler's Madman

June 4
008 Across the Pacific
009 Trouble for Two
010 The Tall Target

June 5
01 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

June 6
01 Waterloo Bridge
01 Week-End at the Waldorf
01 Song of India
01 Clash of the Titans

June 7
01 A Wee Bit O Scotland
The Emperor's Candlesticks

June 8
The Adventures of Robin Hood
B
A Farewell to Arms

June 9

1
Pat
2
3
4
The Muthers

June 10
The Glass Slipper

June 11
The Madwoman of Chaillot
San Antonio
Mary of Scots

June 12
An Old Spanish Custom
Johannesburg "City of Gold"
Scenic Oregon
Service With the Colors

June 13
A Man for All Seasons
The Cavern

June 14
The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Scarlet Coat
Spartacus

June 15
British Agent

June 16
Mata Hari
A Matter of Life and Death
Girl of the Golden West
MGM Parade Show #30
Portrait of Jason

June 17
The Man in the Iron Mask
Mythica: ...Heroes

June 18
Pirates - Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates - Dead Man's Chest
Pirates - At World's End
Pirates - On Stranger Tides

June 19

June 20

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Eighth Annual Historical Film Challenge


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

May 31st
1. San Pietro (John Huston, 1945 / United States / Netflix)*
Date: December 1943 / Place: San Pietro, Italy / People/Event: Battle of San Pietro Infine (WWII)
2. Command and Control (Robert Kenner, 2016 / United States / Netflix)*
Date: September 1980 / Place: Arkansas, United States / People/Event: 1980 Damascus Titan missile explosion

June 1st
3. Tunisian Victory (Frank Capra, 1944 / United States & United Kingdom / Netflix)*
Date: 1943 - 1944 / Place: Northern Africa / People/Event: North African Campaign (WWII)
4. Report from the Aleutians (John Huston, 1943 / United States / Netflix)*
Date: 1942 - 1943 / Place: Alaska, United States / People/Event: Aleutian Islands Campaign (WWII)
5. A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies, 2016 / United Kingdom)*
Date: 1847 - 1886 / Place: Massachusetts, United States / People/Event: Emily Dickinson

June 5th
6. Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines (John Ford, 1943 / United States / Netflix)*
Date: 1943 / Place: Enemy Area / People/Event: World War II instructional film

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