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Historical Film Challenge (War, Westerns, Period, Sports, Biographical)***LIST THREAD

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The First Annual Historical Film Challenge

June 1-June 30, 2010. If you like, you may start watching War Movies early on May 31, Memorial Day.

List and rules thread only. Discussion is Here.

This is a challenge to watch many Historical Films and TV shows in the month of June.

Mini-series count for the number of "nights" it intended to air. Six Episodes per serial count as an entry. Two "Hour" long TV shows equals a feature as well as Four "half hour" shows


War Films. A film genre concerned with warfare, usually about naval, air or land battles, sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training or other related subjects. At times war films focus on daily military or civilian life in wartime without depicting battles. Their stories may be fiction, based on history, docudrama or, occasionally, biographical.The film can depict actual battle or just be associated with a war. For example, Casablanca does not depict any battles, but it takes place with the backdrop of WWII.

WIKI link for War Films.

This also includes television shows about war, such as Band of Brothers, the Pacific and situation comedies such as MASH and Hogan's Heroes. Documentaries such as those on History Channel or BBC are also allowed.

Westerns. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the later half of the 19th century in what became the Western United States (known as the American Old West or Wild West), but also in Western Canada, Mexico (The Wild Bunch, Vera Cruz), Alaska (The Far Country, North to Alaska) and even Australia (Quigley Down Under, The Proposition). Some Westerns are set as early as the Battle of the Alamo in 1836 but most are set between the end of the American Civil War and the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890, though there are several "late Westerns" (e.g., The Wild Bunch and 100 Rifles) set as late as the Mexican Revolution in 1913. In the 1930s many B-Westerns were set in the present.

All Westerns are allowed, including TV shows, such as Gunsmoke or Brisco County and theatrical serials such as those with Tom Mix.

Biographical Films. A film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. They differ from films “based on a true story” or “historical films” in that they attempt to comprehensively tell a person’s life story or at least the most historically important years of their lives. Documentaries and TV Movies are allowed.

Period Films. A period piece is a work set in a particular era. This informal term covers all countries, all periods and all genres. It may be as long and general as the medieval era or as limited as one decade—the Roaring Twenties, for example. Most commonly seen in film. A period piece movie is also referred to as a costume drama. A costume drama is a period piece in which elaborate costumes, sets and properties are featured in order to capture the ambiance of a particular era.

The most common type of costume drama is the historical costume drama, both on stage and in movies. This category includes Barry Lyndon, Braveheart, From Hell, and Robin Hood. Films that are set in the 1930s and 1940s, such as Last Man Standing, may also be placed in this category. Other examples include Marie Antoinette, Middlemarch, and Pride and Prejudice.

For the purposes of this challenge, we are defining this as films produced in one era but set in an earlier era. WIKI Link WIKI Link 2

Sports Films. These are films that ones that revolve around a sport. These can be Biographical films about a particular player or team or completely fictional as long as it involves sports. Why sports? Well, sports are a proxy for war. They are also recorded as manufactured historical events. Sports stars become historical figures within their idiom and stats are kept and obsessed over as much as any History tome. Plus, think of it like recess. We're allowed to have a purely fun entry.WIKI Link

Documentaries. Documentaries are allowed provided they are about people or historical events or otherwise fit into the accepted categories. So, War docs, Western Docs, History Docs, Sports Docs and Biographical Docs are allowed. In addition, Errol Morris type docs, such as Gates of Heaven or Thin Blue Line and even Michael Moore Docs are allowed. Nature docs, such as March of the Penguins are not in the realm of this challenge.


WILD CARDS. Some films are so culturally significant that they are not only set in the time they were made but are truly representative of that time. Films like Rebel Without a Cause, Easy Rider, Saturday Night Fever were contemporary when they were made, but more than other movies they truly define their era. There's no way to really quantify it, you just have to know it or feel it. Welcome our old friend the Wild Card for such films. Although this challenge really doesn't have a set goal, to prevent abuse the Wild Card will be limited to 6. Not that any will ever be turned down, as this selection will be your opinion of what film defines the era, but it should be understood that you are making a conscious choice rather than just grabbing an old film off the unwatched pile.

Here's a great link to Historical films, thanks to BuddhaWake. http://www.vernonjohns.org/snuffy1186/movies.html

Please number your lists and have fun.

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Check List: If you are concentrating on specific areas of the challenge (War, Western, etc), double the ones specific to your challenge.
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Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Like Civil War, WW1, WW2, Viet Nam, etc.)
Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Like Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)

Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries.

Watch a film that is a recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13)

DECADES - Watch a film that takes place in:(these may be War movies, Costume Dramas or anything else in the challenge)
1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s

Watch a film that takes place during the following centuries:
19th
18th
17th
16th
6th-15th (Middle Ages)
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (27 BCE-5th Century)(Film doesn't have to be about the Roman Empire, but during this time period)
Pre-history through Antiquity (?? - 1st Century BCE) (May include Cavemen movies with dinosaurs, like One Million Years B.C.)

Watch an Old Testament Biblical film (like 10 Commandments, Samson and Delilah, etc.)
Watch a New Testament Biblical Film (this may overlap with Roman Empire, but should have a Biblical context, like Ben Hur)
Watch an Historical Film on a non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)

Watch any Bio Pic
Watch a Bio Pic of a War participant
watch a Bio Pic of an Historical Person
Watch a Western Bio Pic
Watch a Sports Bio Pic

Watch a Documentary from each of the following:
War
Western
Historical Event
Biographical (can be a person or group, like the Beatles)
Sport (can be a specific event, team, or sport)

Watch a John Ford Western
Watch a John Wayne Western
Watch a "Singing Cowboy" Western
Watch a Clint Eastwood Western
Watch a Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
Watch a Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous)
Watch a Western made in the 80s to now
Watch a Western made in the 70s or earlier

Watch 5 Sports films based upon different sports (list the sport)(like Slap Shot, Bad News Bears, Pride of the Yankees, Rudy, etc.)

Wild Cards (6 max): These may be contemporary films that are iconic to their decade, such as Rebel without a Cause, Easy Rider, Saturday Night Fever, etc.

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June 1: (1) Challenger (Space Shuttle Disaster TV Movie)

June 4: (2) Sinful Davey. (Costume Drama)

June 7: (3) At War With The Army (War Comedy)

June 8: (4) A Fistful of Dollars (HD Clint Eastwood western)

June 9: (5) (For a Few Dollars More (HD Clint Eastwood western)

June 12: (6) The Searchers (BD John Ford-John Wayne Western)

June 17: (7) 10 Rillington Pl. (True Crime - takes place in the late 40s in England)

June 19: (8) Blackbeard the Pirate (Robert Newton pirate movie 18th century) Arrrrrrr.

June 25: (9) The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. (Civil War)

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5/31/10

1) Torn Curtain (1966) - Time: 1960s / Conflict: Cold War / Location(s): mostly East Germany (DDR)
2) Topaz (1969) - Time: 1962 / Conflict: Cuban Missile Crisis / Location(s): USSR, US, France, & Cuba

6/1/10

3) The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - Time: early Twentieth Century, with a flashback to the previous century (based on a 38 star American flag visible in one scene, I'm guessing between 1876 and 1889) / Location(s): the American West

6/3/10

4) The Man From Laramie (1955) - Time: Nineteenth Century / Conflict: Indian Wars / Location(s): New Mexico

6/4/10

5) The Far Country (1954) - Time: 1896 / Location(s): Washington, Alaska, & Canada

6/5/10

6) Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969) - Time: 1860s / Location(s): Atlantic Ocean
7) Winchester '73 (1950) - Time: 1876 / Conflict: Indian Wars / Location(s): Dodge City, KS to Tascosa, TX

6/6/10

8) Winchester '73 (1950) w/ James Stewart Commentary/Interview
9) Bend of the River (1951) - Time: Nineteenth Century / Location(s): Oregon

6/8/10

10) Sherlock Holmes (2009) - Time: 1891 / Location(s): London

6/10/10

11) Evel Knievel (2004) - Time: 1950 - 1975 / Location(s): Montana, Nevada, Ontario, Idaho, & Ohio

6/11/10

12) Elvis (1979) - Time: 1945 - 1969 / Location(s): Nevada, Tennessee, California, Arkansas, West Germany

6/14/10

13) John Adams (2008) - Part I: "Join or Die" - Time: 1770 - 1774 / Location(s): Massachusetts & Part II: "Independence" - Time: 1775 - 1776 / Conflict: Revolutionary War / Location(s): Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

6/15/10

14) Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) - Time: 1943 - 1945 / Conflict: WWII / Location(s): New Zealand, Tarawa, Hawaii, Iwo Jima
15) The Green Berets (1968) - Time: late 1960s / Conflict: Vietnam War / Location(s): North Carolina, South Vietnam

6/16/10

16) John Adams (2008) - Part III: "Don't Tread On Me" - Time: 1777 - 1781 / Conflict: Revolutionary War / Location(s): Massachusetts, Atlantic Ocean, France, Holland & Part IV: "Reunion" - Time: 1782 - 1789 / Location(s): Holland, France, England, Massachusetts, New York

6/17/10

16.5) John Adams (2008) - Part V: "Unite or Die" - Time: 1790 - 1797 / Location(s): Pennsylvania, Massachusetts

6/19/10

17.5) John Adams (2008) - Part VI: "Unnecessary War" - Time: 1798 - 1801 / Conflict: Quasi-War / Location(s): Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Washington, D.C. & Part VII: "Peacefield" - Time: 1803 - 1826 / Location(s): Massachusetts, Virginia

6/22/10

18.5) Five Graves to Cairo (1943) - Time: 1942 / Conflict: World War II / Location(s): Egypt

6/24/10

19) This Is Korea! (1951) - Time: 1950 - 1951 / Conflict: Korean War / Location(s): Korea, Hawaii, Japan
20) The Steel Helmet (1951) - Time: 1951 / Conflict: Korean War / Location(s): Korea

6/27/10

21) The Blue Max (1966) - Time: 1916, 1918 / Conflict: WWI / Location(s): France, Germany

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My plan is for everything to be a first time viewing, and to average one film and one TV disc per day.

bonus Memorial Day war on BD marathon:
Battle of the Bulge
The Longest Day
Windtalkers


All items are first time viewings.

Date
Film
TV disc
Tuesday, June 1st
The Searchers (1956)
Deadwood disc 1
Wednesday, June 2nd
Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Deadwood disc 2
Thursday, June 3rd
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Deadwood disc 3
Friday, June 4th
The Spoilers (1942)
Deadwood disc 4
Saturday, June 5th
The War Wagon (1967)
Deadwood disc 5
Sunday, June 6th
The Naked Spur (1953)
Deadwood disc 6
Monday, June 7th
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Deadwood disc 7
Tuesday, June 8th
The Shootist (1976)
Deadwood disc 8
Wednesday, June 9th
Unforgiven (1992) with commentary
Deadwood disc 9
Thursday, June 10th
Annie Oakley (1935)
Deadwood disc 10
Friday, June 11th
Dodge City (1939)
Deadwood disc 11
Saturday, June 12th
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
Deadwood disc 12
Sunday, June 13th
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Deadwood disc 13
Monday, June 14th
Pale Rider (1985)
Deadwood disc 14
Tuesday, June 15th
Track of the Cat (1954)
Deadwood disc 15
Wednesday, June 16th
Wyatt Earp (1994)
Deadwood disc 16
Thursday, June 17th
Rio Bravo (1959)
Deadwood disc 17
Friday, June 18th
There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
Deadwood disc 18
Saturday, June 19th
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
Deadwood disc 19
Sunday, June 20th
Firecreek (1968)
Dusty's Trail S1 D1
Monday, June 21st
The Proposition (2005)
Dusty's Trail S1 D2
Tuesday, June 22nd
Miracle at Sage Creek (2005)
Dusty's Trail S1 D3
Wednesday, June 23rd
Disappearances (2006)
Dusty's Trail S1 D4
Thursday, June 24th
All Hat (2007)
The Lone Ranger: The Lost Episodes
Friday, June 25th
The Cowboys (1972)
The Best of Classic Televisions Westerns D1
Saturday, June 26th
Kansas Pacific (1953)
The Best of Classic Televisions Westerns D2
Sunday, June 27th
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
The Best of Classic Televisions Westerns D3
Monday, June 28th
White Comanche (1968)
The Best of Classic Televisions Westerns D4
Tuesday, June 29th
Kentucky Rifle (1956)
Have Gun - Will Travel D1
Wednesday, June 30th
Gone With the West (1975)
Have Gun - Will Travel D2
Trevorcan'tcountday, June 31st
Mohawk (1956)
The Wild Wild West D1

Bonus items:
Hogans Heroes disc 1
Red Zone Cuba (1966) MST3K
Billy the Kid 20 pack
Cowboy Legends Collector's Set 9 Pack
The Hanged Man (1974)
Si puņ fare... amigo (1972)
The Blind Side (2009)
The Cowboys (1972) with commentary
God's Gun (1976)
Paradise Canyon (1935)
Under California Stars (1948)


Count
item
count
31 films31
31 TV discs33.25
Memorial Day3
bonus items38
Grand Total105.25

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June 5
1. SportsCentury Greatest Athletes: Babe Ruth / Barry Bonds

June 7
2. Hustle (2005)

June 8
3. March Madness (2009)

June 14
4. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Pilot
5. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Socrates' Sister / The Orb Scholar

June 15
6. 40 Years of Glory / Larry Bird: An American Legend

June 16
7. Through the Fire

June 17
8. Red Dawn

June 18
9. Faith Rewarded: The Historic Season of the 2004 Boston Red Sox

June 19
10. Junction Boys

June 27
11. Ted Williams

June 28
12. Miracle

June 29
13. Little Big League

June 30
14. 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story

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Goal: 30

* = First Time Viewing
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HD DVD

May 31
01. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)* Classic Eastwood at his best. I loved it!!! 8/10
02. 1941 (1979)* Disappointed in this one. Belushi was great as usual, but he was the only highlight. 4/10

June 1
03. Joe Kidd (1972)* You're going to see a lot of Eastwood on my list for this challenge. Not his best, but still enjoyable. 6/10

June 2
04. High Plains Drifter (1973)* Western with a bit of a supernatural twist. Very good. 7/10

June 3
05. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)* Loved it!!! 8/10

June 5
06. We Were Soldiers (2002)* Very good story of the first American battle in Vietnam. Seemed very realistic. 7/10
07a. Mantle: The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (2005)* Pretty good documentary on The Mick. 6/10

June 6
07b. Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio? (1997)* Another good documentary of Joe DiMaggio. I knew he was considered a bit of an enigma, but I never knew the extent of it. 6/10
08. Casualties of War (1989)* Good performances by Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox highlight this, difficult to watch at times, Vietnam war story. 6/10
09. John Adams: Join or Die* / John Adams: Independence*

June 7
10. John Adams: Don't Tread on Me* / John Adams: Reunion*
11a. John Adams: Unite or Die*

June 8
11b. John Adams: Unnecessary War*
12a. John Adams: Peacefield* Good miniseries, but it could have been great had it been a couple of episodes longer. 7/10
12b. Michael Jordan to the Max (2000)* Good documentary on MJ following his final championship in Chicago. 6/10

June 9
13. Bandidas (2006)* Better than I expected. How can you not like a film with Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek and a tic tac toe playing horse? 5/10

June 14
14. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)* Loved this one, but I do seem to like just about anything Russell Crowe is in. Makes me want to see the original. 8/10

June 15
15. Unforgiven (1992)* Another classic that I just never got around to watching. That's what I love about these challenges; they motivate me to watch the stuff I otherwise keep putting off. 9/10

June 16
16. Appaloosa (2008)* Good, but I think I may have liked it better had I not watched it immediately after watching Unforgiven and 3:10 to Yuma. Doesn't quite measure up to those two. 6/10

June 17
17. Memphis Belle (1990)* Decent movie, has some tense moments, but terrible non-anamorphic presentation. Could really use an upgrade. 6/10

June 19
18. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)* WOW!!! I loved it. Wish I could have seen it on the big screen. 8/10

June 20
19. The Searchers (1956)* Classic John Wayne, not much more to be said about it. 7/10
20. Ned Kelly (2003)* Pretty good. Not sure how historically accurate it is, but it is entertaining. 6/10
21. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)* I was absolutely mesmerized by this. I had put off watching it for so long because of its length and I had heard is was extremely slow, but I found it to be completely enthralling. 9/10

June 21
22. Hamburger Hill (1987)* I was a little disappointed in this one. Definitely the weakest of the Vietnam films I've watched for this challenge. 4/10
23. Grizzly Man (2005)* Interesting documentary on Timothy Treadwell who lived in the Alaskan wild with Grizzly bears for thirteen summers before being killed and eaten by one!!! 7/10

June 22
24. Pale Rider (1985)* Another great Eastwood Western. This challenge has reconfirmed my preference of Eastwood over John Wayne. 8/10
25. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)* Pretty good Civil War story starring Audie Murphy as a reluctant soldier. 6/10

June 23
26. A Mighty Heart (2007)* Excellent movie about the Daniel Pearl kidnapping in the early days of the Afgan war. Good performance by Angelina Jolie as his wife. Somewhat surprised she didn't receive an Oscar nomination for this. 7/10

June 24
27. Flyboys (2006)* Pretty good story following several people who went to France to enlist as pilots before the US involvement in WWI. Entertaining, but a little on the long side. 6/10

June 27
28. Enemy at the Gates (2001)* Excellent WWII sniper film about the battle of Stalingrad. Ed Harris really stands out, but Jude Law turned in a good performance as well. 8/10

June 28
29. 300 (2007)* Loved it; however, it seemed to take itself a little too serious at times. 7/10

June 29
30. The Doors (1991)* Jim Morrison was one messed-up, weird dude!!! 6/10

June 30
31. The Proposition (2005)* WOW!!! I loved this one. Great Australian western. If you haven't seen it, do youself a favor and watch it now!!! 8/10

Checklist:
Spoiler:
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars. (Like Civil War, WW1, WW2, Viet Nam, etc.):
1. We Were Soldiers - Vietnam
2. Memphis Belle - WW2
3. The Red Badge of Courage - Civil War
4. Flyboys - WW1
5.
Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Like Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.):
1. Kingdom of Heaven - Crusades
2.
3.
4.
5.
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
-X- Watch a film that is a recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13) Enemy at the Gates (2001)

DECADES - Watch a film that takes place inthese may be War movies, Costume Dramas or anything else in the challenge)
--- 1900s
--- 1910s
--- 1920s
--- 1930s
-X- 1940s - 1941 (1979)
--- 1950s
-X- 1960s - We Were Soldiers (2002)
--- 1970s
-X- 1980s - Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Watch a film that takes place during the following centuries:
-X- 19th - Unforgiven (1992)
-X- 18th - John Adams (2008)
--- 17th
--- 16th
-X- 6th-15th Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
--- Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (27 BCE-5th Century)(Film doesn't have to be about the Roman Empire, but during this time period)
--- Pre-history through Antiquity (?? - 1st Century BCE) (May include Cavemen movies with dinosaurs, like One Million Years B.C.)

--- Watch an Old Testament Biblical film (like 10 Commandments, Samson and Delilah, etc.)
--- Watch a New Testament Biblical Film (this may overlap with Roman Empire, but should have a Biblical context, like Ben Hur)
--- Watch an Historical Film on a non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun)

-X- Watch any Bio Pic - Where Have You Gone Joe DiMaggio? (1997)
--- Watch a Bio Pic of a War participant
--- Watch a Bio Pic of a Historical Person
-X- Watch a Western Bio Pic - Ned Kelly (2003)
-X- Watch a Sports Bio Pic - Mantle: The Definitive Story of Mickey Mantle (2005)

Watch a Documentary from each of the following:
--- War
--- Western
--- Historical Event
-X- Biographical (can be a person or group, like the Beatles) - The Doors (1991)
--- Sport (can be a specific event, team, or sport)

-X- Watch a John Ford Western - The Searchers (1956)
-X- Watch a John Wayne Western - The Searchers (1956)
--- Watch a "Singing Cowboy" Western
-X- Watch a Clint Eastwood Western - Joe Kidd (1972)
--- Watch a Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)
-X- Watch a Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous) - Bandidas (2006)
-X- Watch a Western made in the 80s to now - 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
-X- Watch a Western made in the 70s or earlier - Joe Kidd (1972)

Watch 5 Sports films based upon different sports (list the sport)(like Slap Shot, Bad News Bears, Pride of the Yankees, Rudy, etc.):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Wild Cards (6 max): These may be contemporary films that are iconic to their decade, such as Rebel without a Cause, Easy Rider, Saturday Night Fever, etc.:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

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Fail!

I watched the first 30 minutes or so of All Quiet On The Western Front around the beginning of the month. Tired... had to go to bed. Never got back to it... or anything else for the challenge for that matter.

In fact, I didn't really watch much of anything this month. I started a new job on 6/1. It's manual labor in a hot warehouse. When I get home, I usually just veg out with whatever the wife or kids are watching.

Maybe next year.

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*=First Time Viewing

May 31 [Memorial Day]
1. Everyman's War (2009)- WWII*

June 1
2. Johnny Hamlet (1967) - Spaghetti Western*

June 2
3. Public Enemies (2009) - Biography

June 3
4. Capitan Horatio Hornblower (1950) - Napoleonic War

June 4
5. Deacon Brodie (2000) - Biography

June 5
6. Flame and Citron* (2009) WWII

June 7
7. The Westerner Episodes 1-4 (1960) - Western TV series

June 8
8. The Vikings (1958) - The Viking Invasions

June 9
9. The Big Show (1937) Singing Cowboy Western (w/ Gene Autry)*

June 10
10. The Miracle Match (aka. The Game of Their Lives) (2005) - Sports - Football (Soccer)

June 12
11. Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation (2007) - Sports Documentary, Baseball *

June 13
12. The Lighthorsemen (1987) - WWI
13. The Left Handed Gun (1957) - Western Bio (Billy the Kid)

June 14
14. The Proposition (2005) - Western

June 15
15. Major Dundee (1965) - Civil War, Mexican Civil War

June 16
16. The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings (1976) - Period Film, Baseball

June 17
17. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) - Period Film (with Vincent Price)*

June 18
18. When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1974) - Prehistoric

June 19
19. More Dead Than Alive (1968) - Western (with Vincent Price)*

June 20
20. Humphrey Jennings Documentaries (1940 -1943) - War Documentaries
London Can Take It (1940)
Words For Battle (1941)*
Listen to Britain (1942)*
Fires Were Started (I Was A Fireman) (1943)*
A Diary for Timothy (1943)

21. The Rifleman: 4 Episodes Written or Directed by Sam Peckinpah (1959) - Western TV Series
The Sharpshooter (with Dennis Hopper, RIP)*
Home Ranch*
The Baby Sitter
The Money Gun*

June 21
Aldrich, Lancaster and the Indians, Part 1:
22. Apache (1954) - Western

June 22
Aldrich, Lancaster and the Indians, Part 2:
23. Ulzana's Raid (1972) - Western

June 23
24. The Beguiled (1971) - Western/Civil War

June 24
25. Witchfinder General (1968) - Biography (with Vincent Price)

June 25
26. Tales of the City (1993) Episodes 1 & 2 - TV Miniseries set in the 70s*

June 26
27. Brigham Young (1940) - Religious Western Biography (with Vincent Price)

History According to Russ Meyer
28. Wild Gals of the Naked West (1963) - Western Comedy
29. Black Snake (1973) - Period Film

June 27
30. Heroes of the Alamo (1937) - War/Western*
31. Go Tell The Spartans (1978) - Vietnam War*

June 28
32. The Spirit of St Louis (1958) - Biography*

June 29
33. The Howards of Virginia (1940) - "Biography"*

June 30
34. The Baron Of Arizona (1950) - Western Biography (with Vincent Price)
35. Songcatcher (2000) - Period Film

July 4
36. Revolution (1985) - American Revolution
37. Stagecoach (1939) - Western
38. America: Love and Sacrifice (aka America) (1924) - American Revolution




Checklist
Spoiler:
Watch 5 movies that take place during different American wars.
(Like Civil War, WW1, WW2, Viet Nam, etc.)
1. Everyman's War-WWII
2. Major Dundee - Civil War (and, if you believe some film historians, Vietnam)
3. Apache - The Native American Conflicts
4. Heroes of the Alamo - The Texas War for Independence
5. Go Tell The Spartans - The Vietnam War
6. The Howards of Virginia - The American Revolution
7. Revolution - The American Revolution
8. America - The American Revolution

Watch 5 movies that take place during different countries' wars (Like Trojan War, Crusades, the Anglo-Zulu wars, etc.)
1. Capitan Horatio Hornblower - Napoleonic War
2. Flame and Citron - WWII from another country's perspective
3. The Vikings - The Viking Invasions
4. The Lighthorsemen -WWI (Australian Perspective)
5. Major Dundee - Mexican Civil War
6. Witchfinder General - English Civil War


Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries.

Watch a film that is a recreation of a specific Historical Event (like Apollo 13)
The Miracle Match (aka. The Game of Their Lives)

DECADES - Watch a film that takes place inthese may be War movies, Costume Dramas or anything else in the challenge)
1900s - Songcatcher
1910s - The Lighthorsemen
1920s - The Spirit of St Louis
1930s - Public Enemies
1940s - Everyman's War
1950s - The Miracle Match (aka. The Game of Their Lives)
1960s - Go Tell The Spartans
1970s - Tales of the City
1980s

Watch a film that takes place during the following centuries:
19th - Johnny Hamlet
18th - Deacon Brodie
17th - Witchfinder General
16th
6th-15th (Middle Ages) - The Vikings
Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire (27 BCE-5th Century)(Film doesn't have to be about the Roman Empire, but during this time period)
Pre-history through Antiquity (?? - 1st Century BCE) (May include Cavemen movies with dinosaurs, like One Million Years B.C.) - When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Watch an Old Testament Biblical film (like 10 Commandments, Samson and Delilah, etc.)
Watch a New Testament Biblical Film (this may overlap with Roman Empire, but should have a Biblical context, like Ben Hur)
Watch an Historical Film on a non-Judeo-Christian religion (may be about an individual holy person, like Kundun) - Brigham Young

Watch any Bio Pic - Public Enemies
Watch a Bio Pic of a War participant - Howards of Virginia
watch a Bio Pic of an Historical Person - Deacon Brodie
Watch a Western Bio Pic - The Left Handed Gun (1957) (Billy the Kid)
Watch a Sports Bio Pic

Watch a Documentary from each of the following:
War - Humphrey Jennings Documentaries (1940 -1943)
Western
Historical Event
Biographical (can be a person or group, like the Beatles)
Sport (can be a specific event, team, or sport) - Rooters: The Birth of Red Sox Nation (2007)

Watch a John Ford Western - Stagecoach
Watch a John Wayne Western - Stagecoach
Watch a "Singing Cowboy" Western - The Big Show
Watch a Clint Eastwood Western - The Beguiled
Watch a Spaghetti Western (not starring Clint Eastwood)- Johnny Hamlet
Watch a Comedy Western (may be spoof, parody or just humorous) - Wild Gals of the Naked West
Watch a Western made in the 80s to now - The Proposition
Watch a Western made in the 70s or earlier - The Left Handed Gun

Watch 5 Sports films based upon different sports (list the sport)(like Slap Shot, Bad News Bears, Pride of the Yankees, Rudy, etc.)
1. The Miracle Match (aka. The Game of Their Lives)- Football (Soccer)
2. The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars and Motor Kings - Baseball

Wild Cards (6 max): These may be contemporary films that are iconic to their decade, such as Rebel without a Cause, Easy Rider, Saturday Night Fever, etc.


The Vincent Price Historical Film Festival
1. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex - Price plays Sir Walter Raleigh
2. More Dead Than Alive - Price plays the proprietor of a traveling Shooting Show and Death Museum
3. Witchfinder General - Price plays Matthew Hopkins, master witch hunter
4. Brigham Young - Price plays Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints
5. The Baron Of Arizona - Price plays master swindler Joseph Reavis who schemes to own all of the land and mineral rights in the state of Arizona

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June 1
1. Once Upon A Time In The West

June 2
2. Andrei Rublev
3. No Country For Old Men

June 3
4. Bonnie and Clyde

June 4
5. The Passion of Joan of Arc
6. To Kill A Mockingbird

June 5
7. The Searchers
8. The Pianist
9. Amadeus

June 6
10. High Noon
11. The Grapes of Wrath
12. Battleship Potemkin
13. Aguirre: The Wrath of God

June 7
14. Spartacus

June 8
15. The Sting

June 9

June 10
16. Fanny and Alexander

June 11
17. The Adventures of Robin Hood
18. Gandhi

June 12
19. The Great Escape
20. The Battle of Algiers

June 13
21. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
22. Z

June 14
23. 'Breaker' Morant

June 15
24. Becket
25. Raging Bull
26. Talvisota

June 16
27. Frost/Nixon
28. The Gospel According to St. Matthew

June 17
29. Zulu
30. Changeling

June 18
31. Mihai Viteazul
32. Ip Man
33. The Mirror

June 19
34. The Leopard
35. Ivan Vasilievich: Back To The Future
36. Sergeant York

June 20
37. Judgement at Nuremberg
38. The Tree of Wooden Clogs
39. In Cold Blood

June 21
40. The Lion In Winter
41. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors

June 22
42. A Night To Remember
43. Letters From Iwo Jima

June 23
44. Queen Christina
45. Black Friday

June 24
46. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
47. The Tunnel

June 25
48. Mohammad: Messenger of God
49. Mutiny on the Bounty

June 26
50. Shadow Warrior
51. Sherlock Jr. - Wildcard
52. Pan's Labyrinth

June 27
53. Inglourious Basterds
54. Army of Shadows
55. The War Game
56. Barefoot Gen

June 28
57. Life Is Beautiful
58. Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
59. Grave of the Fireflies
60. The Adventures of Colonel Blimp

June 29
61. The Ten Commandments

June 30
62. Open City
63. Au revoir les enfants
64. The Great Dictator

July 4
65. The Man From Earth
66. The Iron Giant
67. Things To Come
68. The Fountain
69. Primer (wildcard)

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2010-06-01
001. Some Like It Hot (1959) takes place in 1929

2010-06-02
002. The Three Musketeers (1973) takes place in the 17th Century
003. The Four Musketeers (1974) takes place in the 17th Century

2010-06-03
004. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) takes place in the 1890s
005. The Sting (1973) takes place in 1936

2010-06-04
006. The Special Relationship (2010) takes place in the years 1992 to 2001

2010-06-05
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2010-06-06
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2010-06-07
007. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Pilot" (1993) takes place in 1893
008. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Socrates' Sister" "The Orb Scholar" (1993)

2010-06-08
009. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "No Man's Land" "Brisco In Jalisco" (1993)
010. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Riverboat" "Pirates!" (1993)

2010-06-09
011. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Senior Spirit" "Brisco For The Defense" (1993)
012. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Showdown" "Deep In The Heart Of Dixie" (1993)
013. Lymelife (2008) takes place in 1982

2010-06-10
014. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Crystal Hawks" "Steel Horses" (1993)
015. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Mail Order Brides" "A.K.A. Kansas" (1993)
016. The Battle For Late Night (2010) Documentary about The Tonight Show's hosts & competition from 1954 to 2010

2010-06-11
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2010-06-12
017. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Bounty Hunter's Convention" "Fountain Of Youth" (1994)
018. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Hard Rock" "Brooklyn Dodgers" (1994)

2010-06-13
019. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Bye Bly" "Ned Zed" (1994)
020. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Stagecoach" "Wild Card" (1994)
021. The Frisco Kid (1979) takes place in 1850

2010-06-14
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2010-06-15
022. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "And Baby Makes Three" "Bad Luck Betty" (1994)
023. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "High Treason (Part 1)" "High Treason (Part 2)" (1994)

2010-06-16
024. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) with commentary by George Roy Hill, Hal David, Robert Crawford & Conrad Hall
025. The Adventures Of Brisco County, Jr. - "Pilot" (1993) with commentary by Bruce Campbell & Carlton Cuse

2010-06-17
026. The Return Of The Musketeers (1989) takes place in 1649

2010-06-18
027. The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) takes place in the years 1941 to 1945

2010-06-19
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2010-06-20
028. Gable And Lombard (1976) takes place in the years 1932 to 1942

2010-06-21
--- nothing ---

2010-06-22
029. Hair (1979) takes place in the years 1967 to 1968
030. Valkyrie (2008) takes place in the years 1943 to 1945

2010-06-23
--- nothing ---

2010-06-24
031. Cat Ballou (1965) takes place in 1894
032. The Shakiest Gun In The West (1968) takes place in 1870

2010-06-25
033. Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies (1969) takes place in the 1920s

2010-06-26
--- nothing ---

2010-06-27
034. Man On Wire (2008) documentary about 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers

2010-06-28
035. Sundance Cassidy And Butch The Kid (1969) takes place in the 1900s

2010-06-29
036. Same Time, Next Year (1978) begins in 1951, ends in 1977

2010-06-30
--- nothing ---

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yes please though my viewing will be hampered with the World Cup starting on June 11, i'd still luv to give it a shot!

edit - sorry guys but the world cup's taking its toll on me so i gotta pull out of this one hope to join you folks on this one next year

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1. John Adams (All Episodes of the HBO miniseries)
2. John Adams (All Episodes of the HBO miniseries)
3. John Adams (All Episodes of the HBO miniseries)
4. John Adams (All Episodes of the HBO miniseries)
5. Stagecoach
6. A Fistful of Dollars
7. For a Few Dollars More
8. The Duchess
9. Ugetsu
10. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
11. The Last Station
12. Swing Kids
13. Sawdust and Tinsel
14. Paths of Glory

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6/1
1. Thirteen Days - Costner
2. JFK - Costner

6/2
3. Dances With Wolves - Costner
4. Silverado - Costner
5. Open Range - Costner

6/3
6. Wyatt Earp -Costner passes the torch to Hackman

6/4
7. The Quick and the Dead - Hackman
8. The Hunting Party - Hackman

6/5
9. Geronimo - Hackman

6/6
10. Bite The Bullet - Hackman
11. Unforgiven - Hackman passes the torch to Eastwood

6/7
12. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Eastwood

6/8
13. A Fistful of Dollars - Eastwood
14. For A Few Dollars More - Eastwood passes torch to Leone

6/9
15. Once upon a Time in the West - Leone
16. Duck You Sucker! - Leone passes torch to Coburn

6/10
17. Major Dundee - Coburn passes torch to Heston
18. Will Penny - Heston

6/11
19. The Big Country - Heston passes torch to Peck

6/12
20. The Guns of Navarone - Peck passes to Alistair MacLean
21. Force Ten From Navarone - MacLean passes to Harrison Ford

6/13
22. The Frisco Kid - Harrison Ford passes to Gene Wilder
24. Blazing Saddles - Gene Wilder passes to Mel Brooks

6/14
25. History of the World Part One

6/15
26. 100 Rifles
27. The Villian
28. Cat Ballou

6/16
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Wednesday, June 2nd
1. 3:10 to Yuma (1962)

Thursday, June 3rd
2. Ride the High Country (1957)
3. Hombre (1967)


Sunday, June 6th
4. Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991)

Tuesday, June 8th
5. Django (1966) BD
6. Clash of the Titans (1981)

Various Dates
The Tudors Season 1 (2007) 7 - 11
The Tudors Season 2 (2008) 12 - 16

Friday, June 11th
17. 100 Rifles (1969)

Tuesday, June 14th
18. Arabian Nights (1942)

Wednesday, June 15th
19. Greaser's Palace (1972)

Wednesday, June 17th
20. True Grit (1969)


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01. Robin Hood / 2010 / Ridley Scott (5/31) 35mm
02. Nightwatching / 2008 / Peter Greenaway (6/1) DVD
03. The Searchers / 1956 / John Ford (6/2) Blu-ray
04. 1492: Conquest of Paradise / 1992 / Ridley Scott / 156 minute version (6/3) laserdisc
05. Patton / 1969 / Franklyn J. Schaffner (6/4) Blu-ray
06. Caligula / 1980 / Tinto Brass / 153 minute version [with Helen Mirren commentary track ☼] (6/5) Blu-ray
07. I, Claudius DVD
-----Episodes: 'A Touch of Murder' + 'Family Affairs' + 'Waiting in the Wings' (6/5)
-----'What Shall We Do About Claudius?' + 'Poison is Queen' (6/10)
-----'Some Justice' (6/11)
-----'Queen of Heaven' + 'Reign of Terror' (6/14)
-----'Zeus, by Jove!' (6/15)
-----'Hail Who?' (6/16)
-----'Fool's Luck' + 'A God in Colchester' + 'Old King Log' (6/17)
13. The Human Condition / 1959-61 / Masaki Kobayashi DVD
-----Parts 1 and 2 (1959) (6/5)
-----Part 3 and 4 (6/25)
-----Part 5 (6/29)
-----Part 6 (6/30)
14. Das Boot / 1981 / Wolfgang Petersen / 293min version ☼ (6/7)DVD
15. Dolley Madison: 'American Experience' / 2010 Netflix Instant View (6/7) ☼
16. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian [with director commentary ☼] (6/8/) Blu-ray WILD CARD 1
17. Apollo 13 1995/2002 [116min IMAX cut (1:66 AR)] ☼ (6/8) DVD
18. [Most Haunted / episode: Carlisle Castle/Cumbria] (6/8) ☼
----[episode: The Verdley Woods/Fernhurst, Chichester] (6/9) ☼
----[episode: Maesmawr Hall] (6/30) ☼
----[episode: Belsay Hall] (6/30) ☼
----[episode: Gregynog Hall] (6/30) ☼
----[episode: Kiplin Hall] (6/30) ☼
----[episode: Brinkburn Priory] (6/30) ☼
22. Brotherhood of the Wolf (6/9) DVD
23 The Counterfeiters / 2007 / [with dir. Stefan Ruzowitzky commentary track ☼] (6/9) DVD
24. Overlord / 1975 / Stuart Cooper (6/9) DVD
25. Grey Gardens / 1975 (6/10) DVD
26. [Unnatural History / Pilot episode] (6/13) ☼
----[Unnatural History / episode: The Griffin Gang] (6/21) ☼
----[Unnatural History / episode: Sleeper in A Box] (6/29) ☼
27. Legends of Flight / 2010 (6/14) IMAX 3D
28. Exit Through the Gift Shop /2010 (6/14) 35mm
29. Last of the Mohicans / 1992 / Michael Mann / 112min version (6/16) DVD
30. Pocahontas / 1995 / 84min version (6/16) DVD
31. Jeanne la Pucelle / Part I: The Battles (6/17 DVD
32. Jeanne la Pucelle / Part II: The Prisons (6/19) DVD
33. Mary and Max / 2009 (6/19) DVD WILD CARD 2
34. Father Goose (6/20) Netflix Instant View
35. Caravaggio / 1986 / Derek Jarman [w/commentary ☼] (6/21) DVD
36. [Ghost Stories / episode: Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, NJ] (6/21) ☼
----[Ghost Stories / episode: Elm Sands, Manhattan Bistro, New York City] (6/21) ☼
----[Ghost Stories / episode: USS Hornet] (6/25)
----[Ghost Stories / episode: Fort Mifflin] (6/27)
37. Dante's Inferno / 1967 / Ken Russell (6/22) DVD
38. Isadora: The Biggst Dancer in the World / 1966 / Ken Russell (6/22) DVD
39. Black Hawk Down / 2001 / Ridley Scott / 151min version ☼ (6/22) DVD
40. Troy / 2004-2007 / Wolfgang Petersen / 196min version ☼ (6/23) Blu-ray
41. The Quick and the Dead / 1995 / Sam Raimi / 108min uncut version ☼ (6/23) Blu-ray
42. Apocalypto / 2006 / Mel Gibson [with commentary track ☼] (6/23) Blu-ray
43. The Fall / 2006 / Tarsem [with director commmentary track ☼] (6/24) Blu-ray WILD CARD 3
44. The Good The Bad The Weird / 2008 / Ji-woon Kim / 130min version ☼ (6/24) Blu-ray
45. Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise (6/26)
46. Knives of the Avenger (6/27)
47. Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (6/28)
48. A Man Escaped (6/28) ☼
49. The Trial of Joan of Arc (6/28) ☼
50. Lancelot du Lac (6/28) ☼
51. The Chess Players (6/28) ☼
52. Eight Men Out (6/28) ☼
53. History Detectives [Iwo Jima Map, Copperhead Cane, Theremin]
54. The Sand Pebbles / 1966 / Robert Wise Bluray (6/29)
55. Barry Lyndon / 1975 / Stanley Kubrick Netflix Instant View -HiDef (6/29)
56. This is Korea! / 1952 / John Ford DVR (6/30)
57. The Barnyard Battle / 1929 / Bert Gillett / 7min DVD (6/30) WILD CARD 4
58. Chicken Little / 1943 / 9min DVD (6/30) WILD CARD 5
59. Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi / 1943 / Clyde Geronimi / 10min DVD (6/30) WILD CARD 6
60. The Birth of a Nation DVD (6/30)
61. 1776 DVD (6/30)


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06/01
(1) The White Buffalo- 1977- Charles Bronson, Jack Warden. Wild Bill Hichcock (Bronson) hunts a white buffalo that he see's in his dreams. He battles Crazy Horse for the right to slay the buffalo.
Cheesy white buffalo that looks like one of those old horse rides that they had outside of the supermarket for 10c a ride. I always enjoyed the movie though 8/10

06/02
(2) Geronimo- An American Legend-(1993) Jason Patrick, Wes Studi. Incredible movie about the history of the Arizona Apache Wars of the late 1800's and of course, Geronimo. I have enjoyed this movie many times. 9/10

06/03
(3) High Noon (1952) Gary Cooper. An old time classic that has that classic old time Western feel.
Excellent movie about a Marshall being targeted by a band of outlaws. This is what old time classic westerns are all about. 10/10

06/04
(4) Battle of the Warriors Andy Lau. in 378 B.C. two Asian kingdoms battle for the right to conqueror a fort / city. Ok, wasn't great, but ok. 7/10

06/10
(5) Gunfight at the OK Corral (1957) Kirk Douglas, Burt lancaster. Classic film about Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday taking on ranchers that results in the classic gunfight at the corral. 10/10

06/12
(6) She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) John Wayne Film about the last few days of a retiring Calvary Captan. Ok, nothing really outstanding. 8/10

06/13
(7) Shutter Island (2010) Leonardo DeCaprio. Weird movie surrounding a sanatarium for the crimanily insane with a twisted ending. 8/10
(8) Full Metal Jacket (1987) Matthew Modine, Lee Emery. Incredible film that starts out in boot camp and follows a few of the graduating soldiers in the Viet Nam War. 10/10

06/14
(9) Blazing Saddles (1974) Clevon Little, Gene Wilder. Holy Underwear! Mel Brooks spoof on High Plains Drifter excellent classic comedy western. I'm giving this a 9 and not a 10 because of the ending when they move off set to a movie theatre which I didn't care for 9/10

06/15
(10) Broken Arrow (1950) Jimmy Stewart, Jeff Chandler. One of my all-time favorites. Movie concerning the history of Arizona and the Apache Indian Wars of 1870. 9/10

06/16
(11) Winchester'73 (1950) Jimmy Stewart. Seems like this movie is on a lot of other peoples lists. Story about a Winchester Rifle that is won in a shooting contest and travels from person to person in the west, even finds itself in the hands of an indian chief ( Rock Hudson?) for a short period of time.
ok, not bad, interesting concept for a movie 7.5/10

06/17
(12) Ambush Bay (1966) Hugh O'Brian, Mickey Rooney. A group of commandos go to an Island in the Pacific to launch a mission against the Japanese. Pretty good movie, I have watched this now and then over the years and it has been a multiple viewing experience over the years. 8/10

06/22
(13) No Time for Sergents Andy Griffith. Story about a hillbilly who joins the army and the tough times that he has along with his disgusted drill sergent. It took a few viewings of this to warm up to it, I wasn't thrilled with this the first time I watched it, but it's growing on me a bit. 7/10

06/24
(14) Black Robe (1991) Excellent account of a Jesuit priest and his mission to a Huron camp in the 1600's. He fields a team of local Indians as guides who endure hostile Indian attacks and daily troubles of the trip. 10/10
(15) A Few Dollars More (1965) Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef. Sequel to Fistful of Dollars. Two bounty hunters partner up for a big payday. I like this better than the original movie. Great Leone soundtrack. 9/10

06/25
(16) Enemy at the Gates (2001) Jude Law. Story about competition between two snipers during WWII. One from Russia and one from Germany. 9/10

06/27
(17) Love and Death (1975) Woody Allen, Diane Keaton. Allen stars as Boris, a Russian who is drafted to fight against the French and Napoleon. As the second war against the French starts Boris and Sonja ( Keaton ) plot to kill Napoleon. 7/10

06/28
(18) The 300 Spartans (1961) Richard Egan. Original movie about the Battle of Thermopalyae.
Slow moving in the beginning, but packs a punch at the end. 8/10

06/29
(19) War Arrow (1953) Jeff Chandler, Maureen O'Harah. Old time, nothing fancy, Calvary vs. Indians yarn about a Calvary Major who trains Seminoles to fight Kiowas. This has been a repeatable DVD watch for me over the years. 8/10

06/30
(20) The Junction Boys (2002) Tom Berringer. ESPN movie about Bear Bryant and his first year at Texas A&M in 1954 when he moved his football camp to Junction, Texas and what happened there. 8/10
(21) Custers Last Stand. from the History International Channel. I just stumbled upon this while flipping through the channels. Documentary involving the events surrounding the famous Battle of the Little Big Horn. 8.5/10

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Total viewed = 37 Total first time = 24

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Eclipse Series 4: Raymond Bernard DONE!
Eclipse Series 5: The First Films of Samuel Fuller DONE!
John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection (with Stagecoach) DONE!
James Stewart The Western Collection DONE!
Tyrone Power Collection (Blood and Sand already viewed) DONE!
The Sergio Leone Anthology (A Fistful of Dollars already viewed) DONE!


5/31 Bonus Day
01. Warhead (1977)* (Mill Creek War Classics 50 Movie Pack)
Members of the Palestinian Liberation Army clash with an Israeli army patrol over a lost experimental nuclear device. The American colonel sent to disarm it is caught in the middle. Some good desert battles involving jeeps, armored cars and trucks. Plot is moved along mainly by bad decisions on both sides. 6/10
02. To Hell and Back (1955)
The story of the military career of the WW2 hero with Audie Murphy playing himself. Sentimental and episodic but very entertaining. Well done battle scenes are placed in the context of the Allies' campaigns in Italy and southern France. Good cast. 8/10
03. Corvette K-225 (1943)
Patriotic story of a Canadian escort vessel from construction through the end of her first convoy mission in the North Atlantic. Great cast has Randolph Scott as the seasoned captain and many western and serial sidekicks as crew members. Concludes with a very exciting battle between the ship and two enemy submarines. 7/10

6/01
04. The Steel Helmet (1951) (Eclipse Series 5: The First Films of Samuel Fuller)
Intense and gritty salute to the American foot soldier set in the Korean war. Gene Evans is excellent as the cynical, war weary lead. The low budget is generally not an issue except in the final attack where it seems that each side is fighting in a different battle. 7/10
05. Destination Gobi (1953)
Story of US naval staff of a weather station in the Gobi desert getting help from Mongols while being pursued by Japanese near the end of WW2. OK action/adventure movie supposedly based on a true incident. I remember liking this more when I was a kid. 5/10

6/02
06. They Were Expendable (1945) (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
Story of a PT boat squadron from just before Pearl Harbor to the fall of the Philippines. Not a lot of battle scenes, the focus is more on the people, fortunately without most of the Hollywood GI stereotypes. Well acted, long but never uninteresting. 7/10

6/04
07. The Long Voyage Home (1940)* (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
Story about the crew of a tramp steamer crossing the Atlantic with ammunition for England during the early part of WW2. Not really a war movie in the usual sense but a drama set in war time. Nicely acted, almost lyrical in spots. 8/10

6/05
08. Pork Chop Hill (1959)
Intense, well made film highlights both the heroism and stupidity of war. Detailed account of a battle to take and then hold an insignificant hill near the end of the Korean War. Excellent performances and a solid script. 10/10
09. Battleground (1949)
Good movie about the 101st Airborne Division's defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. Fine cast with James Whitmore and Marshall Thompson as standouts. The snow/fog scenes were very well done as were all the battles. Perhaps a bit corny at times. 8/10

6/06
10. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)*
For a movie with this name there is little time spent on D-Day. What is there concerns a commando raid which took place a couple of hours before the main landings. Most of the film tells the back story of how two officers on the raid fell in love with the same woman. Although not the best way to commemorate the day its not at all a bad movie. The cast is good and the action scenes were well done. 6/10
11. Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)* (Tyrone Power Collection)
Set in the 19th century the story of a bastard son of a wealthy family who goes to the South Pacific to make his fortune so he can prove himself the legitimate heir. All around good cast and entertaining but nothing special. A few plot points are a bit silly. Gene Tierney was darned cute though. 5/10

6/07
12. Wooden Crosses (1932)* (Eclipse Series 4: Raymond Bernard)
Grim, powerful account of a French infantry squadron in WW1. Good acting, interesting camera work and well done, realistic, brutal large scale battles. The end is particularly moving. Will be worth watching again. 8/10

6/08
13. Destry Rides Again (1939) (James Stewart The Western Collection)
Fun comedy western with James Stewart as a mild mannered deputy who brings law and order to a frontier town using wits instead of gun play - for the most part. Good cast although I still think Dietrich was an odd choice. The classic Stewart charm shines in this classic Hollywood production. Very entertaining. 7/10

6/09
14. Prelude to War (1942)*
First of the Frank Capra directed Why We Fight series examines the differences between free democracies and totalitarian states. Also covers Italy's conquest of Ethiopia and Japan's attacks on Manchuria and then the rest of China. Interesting footage but biased presentation. 5/10

6/10
15. Stagecoach (1939) (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
Haven't seen this for quite a few years and I liked it better than I remembered. A good basic idea, lots of well done action and all the main characters have some depth. 8/10

6/11
16. I Shot Jesse James (1949)* (Eclipse Series 5: The First Films of Samuel Fuller)
Interesting picture about what happened to the man who shot Jesse after the deed. There are some nice noirish touches like the black backgrounds in the medium shots during the final showdown but not everything works. Events sometimes just seem to come out of nowhere just to keep things moving. 6/10

6/12
17. Winchester '73 (1950)* (James Stewart The Western Collection)
Tense, exciting story of revenge told by following one special rifle as it changes hands. James Stewart is excellent as the driven seeker who sometimes literally shakes with rage. The rest of the cast is just as good as is the cinematography and direction. The final shootout is especially outstanding with only the sound of the wind as background. 9/10
18. Sink the Bismark (1960)
Not quite as good as I remembered but still a fine movie. I like the strategy sessions in the war room. Good acting and nice miniature work (which I had not recalled) supervised by one of the Lydecker brothers who also worked in Republic serials and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Miniatures well integrated with actual battle footage. 7/10

6/13
19. The Furies (1950)*
Powerful story of conflict between a cattle baron and his daughter who have an uncomfortably close relationship. Well acted but issues are resolved too easily. Still quite absorbing. 7.5/10
20. Prince of Foxes (1949)* (Tyrone Power Collection)
Tyrone Power plays a captain of Cesare Borgia who turns on him and helps defend a small kingdom. Filmed in Italy using many historic buildings, this is quite a lush production. Orson Wells is great as Borgia dripping menace with every line. Not a lot of action. 6/10

6/14
21. Fort Apache (1948) (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
Big, classic story of by the book colonel who takes command of a rag tag frontier fort. His quest for glory results in disaster but creates a legend. Strong cast, magnificent settings. I can't always connect with some of Ford's characters but parts of this movie do linger in memory. 7.5/10

6/15
22. Bat Masterson:No title/ Stories of the Century:"Little Britches"/ Stories of the Century:"Nate Champion"/ The Adventures of Kit Carson:"Border Corsairs" all *
Tales of the Century was the winner here. The leads were often wooden but the rest of the cast was fine and there were lots of good action sequences.

6/18
23. The Baron of Arizona (1950)* (Eclipse Series 5: The First Films of Samuel Fuller)
A con man tries to swindle the US government out of the territory of Arizona. All the elements work well. Price is perfect and the Baron and the other actors play their roles well. The story is interesting and different. Nice cinematography and direction. 8/10
24. For a Few Dollars More (1965)* (The Sergio Leone Anthology)
Fun, but a bit too long for its own good. Eastwood/Van Cleef relationship is the best part. The outlaws are quirky and the action is satisfying but seems a little too similar to A Fistful of Dollars. 7/10

6/19
25. Bend of the River (1952)* (James Stewart The Western Collection)
Not in OAR - disappointing. Still, an excellent western. It starts out as a typical wagon train movie but turns into a darker story of betrayal, revenge and redemption. 8/10
26. Captain From Castile (1947)* (Tyrone Power Collection)
Typical Hollywood historical account or Cortez's march through Mexico. The story focuses on a nobleman fleeing from the Inquisition who becomes a captain for Cortez. Few surprises but quite well done and entertaining. Despite the length we never get to see the end of the expedition. 7/10

6/21
27. 3 Godfathers (1949)* (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
Three outlaws try to save an newborn from the harsh rigors of the desert. Better than I thought it would be. Predictably sentimental ending but grimmer in spots than I expected. Great use of desert scenery. 6/10

6/22
28. The Rare Breed (1966)* (James Stewart The Western Collection)
Often lighthearted story of the introduction of Hereford cattle into Texas. James Stewart does his usual good job and Brain Keith has his moments but overall its nothing special. 5/10

6/23
29. Duck, You Sucker (1972)* (The Sergio Leone Anthology)
A wild ride through the Mexican Revolution. Good characters and fine action scenes. Rod Steiger is particularly good although at times his accent just doesn't work for me. 7/10

6/24
30. Night Passage (1957)* (James Stewart The Western Collection)
James Stewart plays a disgraced railroad troubleshooter out to redeem himself. Standard stuff but well done with a solid cast and plot that never drags. 6/10

6/25
31. The Wings of Eagles (1957)* (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
The story of Frank Wead, early naval air pioneer and writer. Some aspects of the Ford style just annoy me in his lesser films. This is one of those. 5/10

6/26
32. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1967) (The Sergio Leone Anthology)
Is this the best spaghetti western ever? It may be. 8/10
33. The Black Rose (1950)* (Tyrone Power Collection)
Tyrone Power leaves Norman England to find his fortune in Cathay. Colorful, sumptuous adventure is very entertaining. A silly love story slows things down a bit but its still worth watching. 7/10

6/27
34. Les Miserables (1934)* (Eclipse Series 4: Raymond Bernard)
Superb telling of the story with outstanding camera work and music. Harry Baur is excellent as Jean Valjean. Almost five hours and I couldn't stop watching. 10/10
35. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
A great movie up to a point but the end is contrived and a bit too pat which disperses some to the emotion and tension that had been building. Wayne was very good and most of the picture gave a nice feeling for life in the cavalry and the grandeur of the west. 8/10

6/28
36. The Searchers (1956)* (John Wayne-John Ford Film Collection)
Wonderfully directed. There's a back story that's only implied but is clear for the most part. Darker than the other Ford films I watched this month but silly humor still intrudes at times and the racism issue seems to be resolved too easily. Still an amazing role for John Wayne and an outstanding film. 9/10

6/29
37. The Far Country (1954)* (James Stewart The Western Collection)
Another Stewart/Mann film, this one about a gold rush town in the Yukon. A standard western plot which plays out in a pretty predictable way. Well directed, acted, and photographed though. 7/10

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June 1st
1) The Galindes File (2003)*

June 3rd
2) The Counterfeiters (2007)*
3) El Golpe: Cronica de una Conspiracion (2008)*

June 5th
4) Platoon (1986)
5) Bounty Killer (1966)*
6) A temetetlen halott (2004)*
7) Commando Leopard (1985)*

June 6th
8) Last King of Scotland (2006)

June 8th
9) City of Life and Death (2009)*

June 19th
10) Soldier of Orange (1977)*
11) I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed (2005)*
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1st:
1. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) (Biopic)
2. Savage Journey (1983) (Joseph Smith & Brigham Young)
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2nd:
Wildcard #1 3. Caddyshack (1980) (Sports)
4. Ivan's Childhood (1962) (WWII, Russia)
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3rd:
5. No End in Sight (2007) (Documentary-Iraqi Freedom)
6. L.A. Confidential (1997) (Period-50's)
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4th:
7. Downhill Racer (1969) (Sports)
8. Devils on the Doorstep (2000) (WWII, China)
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5th:
9. The Lion in Winter (1968) (12th Century England, Henry II)
10. El Dorado (1966) (Western)
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6th:
11. The McKenzie Break (1970) (WWII, U.K.)
12. Virginia City (1940) (U.S. Civil War/Western)
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7th:
13. Edgar Allan Poe (1909) (Biopic) (lol, I loved the acting in this)
14. The Last King of Scotland (2006) (Biopic) (Forgot how hot Gillian Anderson looked here)
15. John Ford Goes to War (2002) (Documentary)
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8th:
16. LBJ (1968) (Documentary-short)
17. NaPolA (2004) (WWII, Germany/sports)
18. Doctor Zhivago (1965) (Russian Revolution)
19. Red River (1948) (Western)
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9th:
20. The Last Metro (1980) (Nazi-occupied France)
21. 'Breaker' Morant (1980) (Boer War)
22. The Blue Kite (1993) (Life under Chairman Mao)
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10th:
23. Django (1966) (Spaghetti Western)
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11th:
24. Alexander-The Final Cut (2004) (Biopic)
25. Samurai Spy (1965) (16th Century Japan)
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12th:
26. Listen to Britain (1942) (Documentary-short)
27. The Iron Horse (1924) (The transcontinental railroad)
28. Thirteen Days (2000) (Cuban missle crisis)
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13th:
29. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) (Nuremberg trials)
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14th:
30. The Thin Blue Line (1988) (Documentary)
31. San Pietro (1945) (Documentary-short)
32. Bad Company (1972) (Western)
33. Come and See (1985) (WWII, Russia)
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15th:
Wildcard #2 34. Pleasures of War (1998) (Animated short)
35. Gods and Generals (2003) (w/ commentary) (U.S. Civil War)
36. Night and Fog (1955) (Holocaust)
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16th:
37. Rio Bravo (1959) (Western)
38. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971) (Director's Cut) (U.S. Slavery)
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17th:
39. Gentleman Jim (1942) (Sports, Biopic)
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19th:
40. Will Penny (1968) (Western)
41. Fires on the plain (1959) (WWII, The Philippines)
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21st:
Wildcard #3 42. Queen Kelly (1929)
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22nd:
43. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) (The Bible)
44. Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004) (Documentary)
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23rd:
45. The Man from Laramie (1955) (Western)
46. The Tunnel (2001) (Berlin Wall)
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24th:
Wildcard #4 47. Black Dragons (1942) (Axis spies)
48. Men in War (1957) (Korean War)
49. The Steel Helmet (1951) (Korean War) (Nice to see this one again)
50. Men of the Fighting Lady (1954) (Korean War)
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25th:
51. 1900 (1976) (Disc 1)
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26th:
(Continued) 1900 (1976) (Disc 2)
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27th:
52. Anne Frank Remembered (1995) (Documentary)
53. The Burmese Harp (1956) (WWII, Burma)
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28th:
54. Gallipoli (1981) (WWI)
55. In the Name of the Father (1993) (IRA bombing)
56. Tepepa (1968) (Spaghetti western, Mexican Revolution)
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29th:
57. The Alamo (2004)
58. We Were Soldiers (2002) (Vietnam)
59. The Josephine Baker Story (1991) (Biopic)
30th:
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60. The Ring (1927) (Sports)

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6/1:
1. The Iron Horse (1924)
2. 3 Bad Men (1926)
3. The Big Trail (1930) *
4. Overland Stage Riders (1938) *
5. Barbary Coast (1935) *
6/2:
6. Stagecoach (1939)
7. My Darling Clementine (1946)
8. Reds (1981)
6/3:
9. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
10. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
11. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
6/4:
12. Attack (1956)
13. The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
14. Judy Garland: My Myself - American Masters Special (2004) *
6/5:
15. Captain Lightfoot (1955) *
16. The African Queen (1951)
17. The Gunfighter (1950) *
18. Bird (1988) *
6/6:
19. 'Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) *
20. L.A. Confidential (1997)
6/7:
21. Paths of Glory (1957)
22. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
6/8:
23. Forty Guns (1957)
24. Track of the Cat (1954)
25. Robin Hood (1939) (w/commentary)
6/9:
26. Capote (2005)
27. I Shot Jesse James (1949)
28. 3:10 To Yuma (2007) *
29. Downhill Racer (1969) *
6/10:
30. High Plains Drifter (1973)
31. 24 Hour Party People (2002)
6/12:
32. Tombstone (1993)
6/13:
33. Patton (1970) *
34. Patton (1970) (w/commentary)
6/14:
35. Johnny Guitar (1954)
36. Carnivale: S1, EP 1 & 2
37. Bigger Than Life (1956)
6/15:
38. The Steel Helmet (1951)
39. Rawhide (1959) *
6/16:
40. The Furies (1950)
41.
42. Il Generale Della Rovere (1959) *
43. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) *
6/17:
44. Overlord (1975)
45. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
6/21:
46. Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer: American Masters (2002) *
47. It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
6/22:
48. The New World (2005) *
49. Garden of Evil (1954) *
50. Appaloosa (2008)
6/23:
51. The Human Condition I (1959)
52. 'The Diary of Anne Frank': Echoes from the Past (2001) *
6/24:
53. The Right Stuff (1983)
6/25:
54. Casablanca (1942)
55. The Proposition (2005) *
56. Rio Bravo (1959)
6/26:



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June 2nd
1. The Bible...In the Beginning (1966)
2. Quest for Fire (1981)


June 3rd
3. 10,000 B.C. (2008) BD WILD CARD
4. The Nativity Story (2006)

June 4th
5. The Robe (1953) BD
6. Excalibur (1981)

June 5th
7. Kingdom of Heaven (2005) BD
8. The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

June 6th
9. Yojimbo (1961) BD
10. Sanjuro (1962) BD
11. Ran (1985) BD

June 7th
12. Elizabeth (1998)
13. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

June 9th
14. Rob Roy (1995)

June 10th
15. Marie Antoinette (2006)

June 11th
16. The Alamo (2004)
17. Stagecoach (1939) BD

June 13th
18. The General (1927) BD
19. Battleship Potemkin (1925) BD

June 14th
20. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 1
21. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 2

June 16th
22. The Mask of Zorro (1998) BD
23. The Legend of Zorro (2005) BD

June 18th
24. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 3

June 19th
24. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 4
25. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 5
26. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 6
27. Roots: The Next Generations (1979) Episode 7

June 20th
28. Kelly's Heroes (1970) BD
29. Where Eagle's Dare (1968) BD

June 21st
30. Django (1966) BD

June 22nd
31. Green Zone (2010) BD

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1.) Courage Under Fire (05/31/10)
2.) Rocky (06/01/10)
3.) The Hurt Locker (06/02/10)
4.) Inglourious Bastards (06/03/10)
5.) Valkrie (06/08/10)
6.) True Grit (06/08/10)
7.) Caddyshack II (06/18/10)
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Finally home, and started watching what I was watching when I left, and then realized it counted... hope to get a 1 or 2 war/westerns in too, but not my favorite genre.

June 18th
1. American Dreams S.1 "The Fighting Irish"/"Soldier Boy"*

June 19th
2. American Dreams S.1 "Cold Snap"/"Black and White"*

June 20th
3. The Searchers (1956)*
4. The Messenger (2009)*

June 22nd
5. Cheyenne S.1 "Mountain Fortress"/"Julesburg"*

June 23rd
6. Temple Grandin*
7. The Ron Clark Story*

June 24th
8. American Dreams "The Home Front"/"Silent Night"*

June 26th
9. American Dreams "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"/"Great Expectations"*

June 27th
10. American Dreams "The Pursuit of Happiness"/"Heartache"*
11. American Dreams "False Start"/"Act of Contrition"*
12. Gunsmoke S.1 "Matt Gets It"/"Hot Spell"/"Word of Honor"/"Home Surgery"*
12.5. Gunsmoke S.1 "Obie Tater"/"Night Visitor"*

June 30th
13. American Dreams "Past Imperfect"*
14. American Dreams "The One"/"Where the Boys Are"*

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