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The Fourth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge - List Thread

In a nutshell, here are the basics:
  • This challenge will run from 12:01 AM 1 June until 11:59 PM 30 June.
  • Movies and TV content specifically about a historical figure, event or period are eligible.
  • Tangential content (i.e., fantasy, time travel, movies merely set in a generic "past" where the time period is not emphasized as important) is to be excluded. There are plenty of other challenges for that kind of thing.

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

Counting
Many of the films at the heart of this challenge have considerable run times, so even though there's always a sort of de facto goal of hitting 100 movies watched, it's not really expected here. We'd much rather you take this opportunity to finally see Lawrence of Arabia than to squeeze in two shorter films.

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

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

Hey, What About...?
I'm the host and my BA was earned in history, but I haven't seen every movie ever made and I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of every historical figure, event and period. Regarding specific films, I would suggest--and this goes for any questions--that you ask about a specific film in the discussion thread and see what feedback you get from others who have seen it. If you don't get anything helpful, my rule of thumb is that if you feel that you have a sufficient reason to believe that it's an appropriate selection then go ahead and watch it. If it turns out not to really fit the nature of this challenge, still count it as a viewing but please share your thoughts with us.

CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about 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
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)

--- Western not produced in America
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

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



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"This Day in History" Suggestions
  1. My Week with Marilyn (Marilyn Monroe born, 1926); The Miracle Worker (Helen Keller died, 1968)
  2. Dead Poets Society (released, 1989)
  3. Brokeback Mountain (Larry McMurtry born, 1936)
  4. Battle of Midway (began, 1942)
  5. Bobby (Robert F. Kennedy assassinated, 1968); Knute Rockne, All-American (Ronald Reagan died, 2004)
  6. The Longest Day, Saving Private Ryan (D-Day, 1944)
  7. City Beneath the Sea (Port Royal destroyed by earthquake, 1692); Hell's Angels (Jean Harlow died, 1937)
  8. Broken Arrow (1950) (Chief Cochise died, 1874); Good Night, and Good Luck (FBI report on Hollywood Communists, 1949)
  9. Secretariat (Secretariat wins Triple Crown, 1973)
  10. The Crucible (first Salem witch hanging, 1692)
  11. Your Cheatin' Heart (Hank Williams debuts on Grand Ole Opry, 1949); Escape from Alcatraz (convicts escape, 1962)
  12. Anne Frank's Diary (Frank given diary, 1942); To Kill a Mockingbird (Gregory Peck dies, 2003)
  13. Alexander (Alexander the Great dies, 323 BCE)
  14. Mutiny on the Bounty (Capt. Bligh & 18 others reach Timor, 1789); Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe born, 1811)
  15. Ironclad (King John signs Magna Carta, 1215)
  16. Don Quixote (1973) (Rudolf Nureyev defects, 1961)
  17. All the President's Men (Watergate burglars arrested, 1972)
  18. Waterloo (1970) (Napoleon defeated, 1815)
  19. Daniel (Rosenbergs executed, 1953)
  20. Bugsy (Bugsy Siegel killed, 1947)
  21. Mississippi Burning (loosely based on KKK murders of three civil rights activists, 1964)
  22. The Last Command (Santa Anna dies, 1876)
  23. The Longshots (Title IX enacted, 1972)
  24. Invictus (1995 rugby finals)
  25. They Died with Their Boots On (Battle of Little Bighorn, 1876); The Joe Louis Story (Mann Act passed, 1910; Louis defeats Walcott, 1948)
  26. The Interpreter (filmed at the United Nations building with their cooperation; U.N. charter signed, 1954)
  27. The Grapes of Wrath (Route 66 de-certified, 1985); Night at the Museum (Smithson bequest read; 1829 - WILD CARD!)
  28. Stonewall (riot; 1969)
  29. The Lion in Winter (Katherine Hepburn died, 2003)
  30. Gone with the Wind (novel published, 1936)

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My List
  1. 6/02 The Sugarland Express [Re-watch]
  2. 6/06 1941 [Re-watch]
  3. 6/10 Mrs. Henderson Presents [Re-watch]
  4. 6/12 The Good German [Re-watch]
  5. 6/13 Bandidas [Re-watch]
  6. 6/16 61* [Re-watch] [with Audio Commentary by Director Billy Crystal]
  7. 6/16 U-571 [Re-watch]
  8. 6/17 Catch Me If You Can [Re-watch]
  9. 6/18 Fahrenheit 9/11 [Re-watch]
  10. 6/22 The Battle of Britain
  11. 6/23 Modern Marvels "Howard Hughes Tech" (43:35)
  12. 6/26 Schindler's List [Re-watch]
  13. 6/30 Gangs of New York Feature Commentary with Martin Scorsese
  14. 6/30 Uncovering the Real Gangs of New York (35:23)
Checklist
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Bandidas (19th Century - 1850s)
--- 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).
-X- Mrs. Henderson Presents (United Kingdom)
-X- Fahrenheit 9/11 (United States, Afghanistan, Iraq)
-X- Schindler's List (Poland, Czechoslovakia)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.)
--- Film about a folk hero
-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event - Mrs. Henderson Presents (Windmill Theatre/Revudeville)

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 - Mrs. Henderson Presents (Laura Henderson)
--- Film about Race Relations
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
-X- Film about Religious Minority - Schindler's List (Jews)
-X- Film about Immigrants - Gangs of New York (Irish-Americans)

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
-X- War film that was produced *during* that war - Fahrenheit 9/11 (War in Afghanistan/Operation Enduring Freedom & Iraq War)
-X- War film that focuses on civilians - Mrs. Henderson Presents (World War II)
-X- Film about war criminals - The Good German (Nazis)
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
-X- 1941 (World War II)
-X- Fahrenheit 9/11 (War in Afghanistan/Operation Enduring Freedom and Iraq War)
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
-X- The Union Pacific story - Bandidas
--- 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. - Bandidas
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
-X- The outlaw story - Bandidas
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)

-X- Western not produced in America - Bandidas (French/Mexican/American production filmed in Mexico)
-X- "Export Western" - Bandidas
--- 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


DVD: 9 movies, 2 commentary tracks, 1 episode | Blu-ray Disc: 0 | Netflix Watch Instantly: 0 | Theatrical Exhibition: 1 movie | TV Broadcast: 0 | iTunes Digital Download: 0 | Podcast/Streaming: 0 | HuluPlus: 0 | VHS: 0
First Time Viewing: 1 movie, 2 episodes | Re-watches: 8 movies, 2 commentary tracks
TOTAL: 9 movies, 2 commentary tracks, 2 episodes

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4th Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge List

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

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


June 1
.5. ESPN's 30 for 30: June 17, 1994 (2010) [DVR]
1.5. ESPN's The Announcement (2012) [DVR]

June 3
2.5. Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor [DVD] (2004)

June 5
3.5. Lincoln (2012) [DVD]

June 10
4.5. Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) [DVR]
5.5. Escape From Alcatraz (1979) [DVR]

June 11
6.5. The Bible: Hope (2013) [DVR]
7. Titanic: How It Really Sank (2009) [DVD]

June 12
8. Jarhead (2005) [DVR]

June 13
9. Mommie Dearest (1981) [DVR]
10. The Bible: Mission (2013) [DVR]

June 15
11. The Bible: Passion (2013) [DVR]

June 24
12. 41 (2012) [DVR]
13. Tombstone (1993) [DVR]

June 25
14. The Girl (2012) [DVR]

June 26
15. The Last Outlaw (1993) [DVR]
16. The Man From Laramie (1955) [DVR]
17. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Hard Rock / The Brooklyn Dodgers (1993) [DVD]
18. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Bye Bly / Ned Zed (1993) [DVD]

June 27
19. Unforgiven (1992) [BD]
20. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Stagecoach / Wild Card (1993) [DVD]
21. The Great Train Robbery (1979) [DVR]

June 28
22. Where Eagles Dare (1968) [BD]
23. Flying Leathernecks (1951) [DVD]

June 29
24. Rolling Thunder (1977) [DVR]
25. The Whistleblower (2010) [DVR]

June 30
26. Sweet Dreams (1985) [DVR]

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* First Time Viewing

June 1
1. True Grit (2010) *

June 2
2. Jarhead (2005) *

June 8
3. The Last Emperor (1987) *

June 10
4. DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2010) *

June 12
5. National Geographic: Aryan Brotherhood (2007) *

June 13
6. Microcosmos: Le Pueple de l'herbe (1996) *

June 14
7. Copyright Criminals (2009) *
8. The Dirty Dozen (1967) *

June 16
9. National Geographic: World's Most Dangerous Gang (2005) *
10. Classic Albums: Nirvana - Nevermind (2005) *

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The Fourth Annual June Historical Appreciation Challenge



We are not makers of history. We are made by history. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

*= first time viewing
blue= personal BluRay
black= personal DVD
green= other

June 1st
1. Caesar and Cleopatra (Gabriel Pascal, 1945)*

June 2nd
2. Ivanhoe: "Part I" / "Part II" (Stuart Orme, 1997)*
3. Ivanhoe: "Part III" / "Part IV" (Stuart Orme, 1997)*
4. Ivanhoe: "Part V" / "Part VI" (Stuart Orme, 1997)*

June 3rd
5. A Royal Affair (Nikolaj Arcel, 2012) - Netflix Instant

June 4th
6. Cimarron (Anthony Mann, 1960)*
7. Battle of the Bulge (Ken Annakin, 1965)*
--- Featurette: "The Filming of the Battle of the Bulge"

June 5th
8. Many Rivers to Cross (Roy Rowland, 1955)*
9. Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (Lew Landers, 1953)*

June 6th
10. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005)* - Netflix Instant

June 7th
11. Mrs. Brown (John Madden, 1997)*
12. Wildcard #1: Mulan (Tony Bancroft & Barry Cook, 1998) - sister's BD

June 10th
13. The Bible: In the Beginning (John Huston, 1966)*

June 11th
14. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)*

June 12th
15. Coco Before Chanel (Anne Fontaine, 2009)*
16. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)*

June 13th
17. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Werner Herzog, 1974)*
18. The Black Adder
--- 1.1, "The Foretelling" / 1.2, "Born to Be King" (1983)
--- 1.3, "The Archbishop" / 1.4, "The Queen of Spain's Beard" (1983)

June 14th
19. Brideshead Revisited
--- Part 1: "Et in Arcadia Ego" (1981)*
20. The Black Adder
--- 1.5, "Witchsmeller Pursuivant" / 1.6, "The Black Seal" (1983)
--- 2.1, "Bells" / 2.2, "Head" (1986)

June 15th
21. The Black Adder
--- 2.3, "Potato" / 2.4, "Money" (1986)
--- 2.5, "Beer" / 2.6, "Chains" (1986)

June 16th
22. Brideshead Revisited
--- Part 2: "Home and Abroad" / Part 3: "The Bleak Light of Day" (1981)*

June 17th
23. Brideshead Revisited
--- Part 4: "Sebastian Against the World" / Part 5: "A Blow Upon a Bruise" (1981)*
24. Pinochet's Last Stand (Richard Curson Smith, 2006)*
25. Foyle's War: 3.2, "Enemy Fire" (2004)*
26. The Black Adder
--- 3.1, "Dish and Dishonesty" / 3.2, "Ink and Incapability" (1987)
--- 3.3, "Nob and Nobilitiy" / 3.4, "Sense and Senility" (1987)

June 18th
27. The Black Adder
--- 3.5, "Amy and Amiability" / 3.6, "Duel and Duality" (1987)
--- 4.1, "Captain Cook" / 4.2, "Corporal Punishment" (1989)
28. The Black Adder
--- 4.3, "Major Star" / 4.4, "Private Plane" (1989)
--- 4.5, "General Hospital" / 4.6, "Goodbyeee" (1989)
29. Brideshead Revisited
--- Part 6: "Julia" / Part 7: "The Unseen Hook" (1981)*
30. Brideshead Revisited
--- Part 8: "Brideshead Deserted" / Part 9: "Orphans of the Storm" (1981)*

June 19th
31. Brideshead Revisited
--- Part 10: "A Twitch Upon the Thread" / Part 11: "Brideshead Revisited" (1981)*
32. 3 Godfathers (John Ford, 1948)*
33. Brideshead Revisited (Julian Jarrold, 2008)

June 20th
34. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.2, "The Race" / 2.2, "Sanctuary" (1993)
35. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.3, "Halloween" / 2.4, "The Incident" (1993)

June 21st
36. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.5, "Saving Souls" / 2.6, "Where the Heart Is: Part I" (1993)
37. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.7, "Where the Heart Is: Part II" / 2.8, "Giving Thanks" (1993)

June 22nd
38. The Desert Rats (Robert Wise, 1953)*
39. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.9, "Best Friends" / 2.10, "Sully's Choice" (1993)

June 23rd
40. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.11, "Mike's Dream... a Christmas Tale" (1993) / 2.12, "Crossing the Line" (1994)
41. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.13, "The Offering" / 2.14, "The Circus" (1994)
42. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.15, "Another Woman" / 2.16, "Orphan Train" (1994)
43. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.17, "Buffalo Soldiers" / 2.18, "Luck of the Draw" (1994)

June 24th
44. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.19, "Life and Death" / 2.20, "The First Circle" (1994)
45. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.21, "Just One Lullaby" / 2.22, "The Abduction: Part I" (1994)
46. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.23, "The Abduction: Part II" / 2.24, "The Campaign" (1994)
47. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.25, "The Man in the Moon" / 2.26, "Return Engagement: Part I" (1994)

June 25th
48. The Scarlet Pimpernel
--- Part I: "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1999)*
49. The Scarlet Pimpernel
--- Part II: "The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine" (1999)*

June 26th
50. The Scarlet Pimpernel
--- Part III: "The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King" (1999)*

June 29th
51. The Magnificent Seven (John Sturges, 1960*
--- "The Making of The Magnificent Seven"
52. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
--- 2.27, "The Return Engagement, Part II" / 3.1, "The Train" (1994)
53. Sink the Bismarck (Lewis Gilbert, 1960)*

June 30th
54. A Film Unfinished (Yael Hersonski, 2010)*
55. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi, 1962)*

Checklist
Spoiler:
STATS
Films: 20
Miniseries: 3
Television Episodes: 53
FTV: 29/53

GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- 1st Century BC: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
-X- 12th Century: Ivanhoe (1997)
-X- 17th Century: Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (1953)
-X- 18th Century: The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)
-X- 19th Century: Mrs. Brown (1997)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Denmark: A Royal Affair (2012)
-X- United Kingdom: Sink the Bismarck (1960)
-X- Germany: The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
-X- Libya: The Desert Rats (1953)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
-X- Film about religious history: The Bible: In the Beginning (1966)
--- Film about a folk hero
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
-X- Film about Women's History: Coco Before Chanel (2009)
-X- Film about Race Relations: The New World (2005)
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
-X- Film about Religious Minority: Brideshead Revisited (1981)
--- 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
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- War film that focuses on civilians
-X- Film about war criminals: Pinochet's Last Stand (2006)
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
-X- World War II: Battle of the Bulge (1965)
-X- Vietnam War: Platoon (1986)
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)
-X- The empire story: Cimarron (1960), Sabra Cravat builds an Oklahoman newspaper empire after the first Land Rush
--- The revenge story. (The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story.)
--- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.)
-X- The outlaw story: 3 Godfathers (1948)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)

--- Western not produced in America
-X- "Export Western" - The Magnificent Seven (1960) takes place in Mexico
-X- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show: James Arness shows up in Many Rivers to Cross (1955) the same year Gunsmoke begins
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

ZEITGEIST WILD CARDS
Because an argument can be made that some movies which fall outside the "obvious" scope of our challenge really are consistent with its spirit, you're permitted to watch and check off up to three optional movies of your choice.
-X- Zeitgeist Wild Card #1: Mulan (1998)
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #2
--- Zeitgeist Wild Card #3

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The Fourth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge


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

*First-time viewing

Maybe I'll finish BOB this year

6/10
1. Mad Men season 5, ep 3 "Tea Leaves"*
1.5. Mad Men season 5, ep 4 "Mystery Date"*

6/16
2. The Wild Bunch (1969)

6/19
3. The Thing You Do! (1996)

6/23
4. Django Unchained (2012)*

6/26
5. Argo (2012)*

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1. Apache - Indians being shipped off to different lands by the white man, with some resisting and some accepting.
2. Salt of the Earth - Migrant miners, along with some white miners, striking for more rights.
3. Major Dundee - Fighting between American soldiers and the French and Indians.
4. The Red Badge of Courage - Fresh volunteers to the American Jihad, on the yankee side, go into their first battles.
5. Ooga Booga - Borderline in a way for the challenge but fits in with the racism issues I've been doing as part of a theme to the challenge. The backstory includes a of the racist cop in the main story killing blacks and a racist judge doing what he can to keep him out of trouble. He has a partner that goes along with things unwillingly because if he speaks up any more than the bare minimum, he knows he and his family will end up being targeted as well.
6. Black Rebels
7. Shoah
8. Die Ehe der Maria Braun
9. Red Sorghum
10. Berlin: Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt
11. The Gleaners & I
12. Kanal
13. The Thin Blue Line
14. In the Hands of a Puppet Master
15. Zhantai
16. Chronicle of a Summer
17. I Was a Fireman
18. Forty Guns
19. Gates of Heaven
20. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
21. The Paleface
22. Junior Bonner
23. Murder in Mississippi
24. Some French mondo film about race films in America
25. Gimme Shelter
26. One-Eyed Jacks
27. Color of Pomegranates
28. My Baby Is Black!
29. Shine
30. The Hopeless Ones
31. Last Days
32. Checkerboard
33. Paris After Midnight
34. The Last Waltz
35. Father and Master
36. Salvatore Giuliano
37. Russian Ark
38. The Hawks and the Sparrows
39. Joshua
40. Cut-Throats Nine
41. An Angel at My Table
42. Bound for Glory
43. Caravaggio
44. Dear Diary
45. Brotherhood of Death
46. One Down, Two to Go
47. Gangster Squad
48. Band of Brothers
49. The Pacific

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June 2

1. Walt Disney World Resort: Behind the Scenes
extras: What's New in the Haunted Mansion/Stitch's Great Escape
2. Disneyland Resort: Behind the Scenes
extras: Walt Disney's Apartment on Main Street/King Arthur's Carousel

June 3
3. Disney's Animal Kingdom
4. Disney's Cruise Line
5. Undiscovered Disney Parks

June 4
6. The Reluctant Dragon

June 6
7. Exit Through the Gift Shop

June 8
8. Baraka

June 9
9. Crumb
10. Bowling for Columbine

June 12
11. The Impossible
12. Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land: Man in Space

June 14
13. Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land: Man and the Moon

June 24
14. Argo

June 26
15. Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land: Mars and Beyond

June 27
16. Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land: Eyes in Outer Space
17. Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land: Our Friend the Atom
18. Walt Disney Treasures: Tomorrow Land: EPCOT

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June 1

.5 Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 15 - History Channel
1.5 Nazi Titanic - History Channel
2. Dogfights: Mig Alley - DVD


June 2

2.25 America's Secret Slang: West Word, Ho! - H2
2.75 Dogfights: Air Ambush - DVD
3.75 Ancient Aliens: The Evidence - DVD
4.75 Firecreek - Encore Westerns
5.75 Ancient Aliens: The Visitors - DVD


June 3

6.25 Biography: The Pig Farmer Killer, Robert Pickton - Bio
6.75 Modern Marvels: Breakfast Tech - H2
7.25 The High Chaparral: No Irish Need Apply - Insp
8.25 Ancient Aliens: The Mission - DVD


June 4

8.75 Life: Challenges of Life - DVD
9.25 Science of Cats - Nat Geo Wild
9.75 Gunsmoke: Rope Fever - MeTV


June 5

10.25 Life: Reptiles and Amphibians - DVD
10.75 Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman: What Makes Us Who We Are? - Science
11.25 The High Chaparral: Stinky Flanagan - Insp



June 6

11.75 Biography: Kurt Russell - Bio


June 7

12.75 Ancient Aliens: Closer Encounters - DVD
13.75 The Human Family Tree - National Geographic Channel


June 9

14.25 Alien Mysteries: Corina - Destination America


June 10

14.75 The Real West - Outlaws: The Ten Most Wanted - History Channel
15. Meerkat Manor: The Good, The Bad, and the Desperate - Animal Planet
15.50 Modern Marvels: Truck Stops - H2


June 11

16.50 Amish on Break - National Geographic Channel


June 12

16.75 Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets: Missing Mother's Day - Investigation Discovery
17.75 Dogfights: Greatest Air Battles - DVD


June 13

18.75 Ancient Aliens: The Return - DVD
19.25 Dogfights: Flying Tigers - DVD
19.75 Dogfights: Guadalcanal - DVD
20.25 Dogfights: Hell Over Hanoi - DVD
20.75 Ancient Aliens: Mysterious Places - DVD


June 14

21.25 Dogfights: The Zero Killer - DVD
21.75 Dogfights: The Last Gunfighter - DVD
22.25 Dogfights: Death of the Japanese Navy - DVD
22.75 Ancient Aliens: Gods and Aliens - DVD
23.25 Ancient Aliens: Underwater Worlds - DVD
23.75 Dogfights: Long Odds - DVD


June 15

24.25 Deadly Women: Baby-Faced Killers - Investigation Discovery
24.50 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Manly Art - Encore Westerns
25.50 Beyond the Law - DVD
26.50 Kingdom of the Blue Whale - Nat Geo Wild
27. Killer Shrimp - Nat Geo Wild
27.50 Untamed Americas: Mountains - Nat Geo Wild
28. Untamed Americas: Coasts - Nat Geo Wild
28.50 Dogfights: Dogfights of the Middle East - DVD


June 16

29. Life: Mammals - DVD


June 17

29.50 Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura: Global Warming - Tru TV
30. The Secret War: Victory or Death - The Military Channel
30.50 Modern Marvels: Aluminum - H2


June 18

31. Edge of War: Taking Down Noriega - The Military Channel
31.50 Ancient Aliens: Underground Aliens - DVD
32. Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Third Reich - DVD
32.50 Ancient Aliens: Alien Tech - DVD
33. Mythbusters: Confederate Rocket - Science


June 19

33.25 Meerkat Manor: The Enemy Within - Animal Planet
33.75 Ancient Aliens: Angels and Aliens - DVD
34.25 Raging Nature: Tornadoes - Destination America
34.75 Ancient Aliens: Unexplained Structures - DVD
35.25 Ancient Aliens: Alien Devastations - DVD


June 20

35.75 Biography: Jenny McCarthy - Bio
36.25 Man-Eating Super Croc - Animal Planet


June 21

36.75 Biography: Brad Pitt - Bio
37.25 Ancient Aliens: Alien Contacts - DVD
37.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and the Old West - DVD
38.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Monsters - DVD
38.75 Ultimate Animal Countdown: Daredevils - Nat Geo Wild


June 22

39.25 Biography: Warren Buffet - Bio
39.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Sacred Places - DVD
40.25 Clash of Wings: Wings of the Rising Sun - The Military Channel
40.75 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Temples of Gold - DVD
41.25 Monsters and Mysteries in America: Desert - Destination America


June 23

41.75 Mythbusters: 102 Uses For Duct Tape - Discovery


June 24

42.25 Extreme Trains: Transcontinental - H2
42.75 Modern Marvels: Mad Electricity - H2


June 25

43.75 War Horse - ShowCase
44.25 Blue Planet: Seas of Life - Coral Seas - Animal Planet


June 26

44.50 Victory at Sea: Design For War - DVD
45. Biography: Patrick Dempsey - Bio


June 28

45.50 Ancient Aliens: Alien Power Plants - H2
46. Border Wars: Seize and Destroy - National Geographic Channel
46.50 Ancient Aliens: Time Travelers - H2
47. Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Mysterious Rituals - DVD


June 29

47.50 Dogfights: Hunt For the Bismark - DVD
48. Dogfights: Kamikaze - DVD
48.25 How It's Made (Untitled Episode) - Science
48.50 How It's Made (Untitled Episode) - Science
48.75 How It's Made (Untitled Episode) - Science
49.25 Dogfights: Jet vs. Jet - DVD
50.25 High Noon - Encore Westerns
50.75 Dogfights: Thunderbolt - DVD
51.25 Dogfights: Gun Kills of Vietnam - DVD
51.75 Dogfights: Desert Aces - DVD


June 30

52. Victory At Sea: The Pacific Boils Over - DVD
52.25 Victory At Sea: Sealing the Breach - DVD
52.75 Modern Marvels: More Candy - History Channel
53.25 Ancient Aliens: Aliens and Ancient Engineers - DVD
53.75 Nazis vs. Aliens - The Military Channel

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2013-06-01
1. Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980) ****
Turner Classic Movies
2. Nazi Titanic (2012) *****
History Channel Start Over
3. My Week With Marilyn (2011) *****
The Movie Channel On Demand
2013-06-02
4. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) *****
HBO On Demand
2013-06-03
5. Behind The Candelabra (2013) *****
HBO On Demand
6. Mulholland Falls (1996) *****
ThrillerMax West
2013-06-04
7. L.A. Confidential (1997) *****
Cinemax On Demand
2013-06-05 (Cable Shut Off - No TV or Internet - DVDs Only For Awhile)
9. Son Of Fury: The Story Of Benjamin Blake (1942) *****
DVD
2013-06-07
10. 21 Hours At Munich (1976) *****
DVD
11. Gable And Lombard (1976) ***
DVD
12. Liberty Heights (1990) ****
DVD
2013-06-08
13. Inserts (1975) *****
DVD
14. Wonderland (2003) *****
DVD
15. Wadd: The Life & Times Of John C. Holmes (1999) *****
Wonderland DVD
2013-06-09
16. Goodbye Norma Jean (1976) ***
DVD
17. Norma Jean & Marilyn (2004) ****
DVD
2013-06-10 (Cable Back On!)
18. Back Door To Hell (1964) ****
Fox Movie Channel On Demand
2013-06-12
19. Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic (2013) *****
Showtime On Demand
2013-06-13
20. Wake Me When It's Over (1960) ****
Fox Movie Channel On Demand
21. These Amazing Shadows (2011) *****
Vutopia On Demand
2013-06-14
22. Lisa (1962) *****
Fox Movie Channel On Demand
23. Shakespeare In Love (1998) *****
The Movie Channel On Demand
2013-06-17
24. Love, Marilyn (2013) *****
HBO On Demand
2013-06-19
25. Robin And The 7 Hoods (1964) ****
Turner Classic Movies
2013-06-21
26. Rock Of Ages (2012) ****
Cinemax On Demand
27. Newsies (1992) ****
Showtime On Demand
2013-06-22
28. Casino (1995) *****
Cinemax On Demand
29. The Notebook (2004) *****
Encore Love
2013-06-27
30. Love Camp 7 (1969) ***
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2013-06-28
31. This Is The Army (1943) ****
DVD - Combat Classics Disc 1
32. Identity Unknown (1945) ****
DVD - Combat Classics Disc 1
33. Kansas Pacific (1953) ****
DVD - Combat Classics Disc 1
2013-06-30
34. The Outlaw (1943) ****
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My 2011 Lists - (TV On DVD/Academy Award/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
My 2012 Lists - (TV On DVD/Leap Day/Action/B-Movie/Make-Your-Own/Historical/Sci-Fi/Animation/Criterion/Horror/Comedy/Holiday)
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Fourth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge

June 1st
1. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 1 - "Can We Do This?"
2. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 2 - "Apollo One"
3. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 3 - "We Have Cleared the Tower"
4. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 4 - "1968"
5. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 5 - "Spider"
6. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 6 - "Mare Tranquilitatis"
7. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Old Testament: Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors"
8. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Old Testament: Joshua and the Walls of Jericho"
9. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Old Testament: David and Goliath"
10. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of Jesus: King Herod: Madman or Murderer?"
11. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of Jesus: The Real Disciples of Jesus"
12. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of Jesus: Who Killed Jesus?"
13. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of Jesus: The Real Mary Magdalene"

June 2nd
14. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E1 - "Mysterious Places"
15. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E2 - "Gods and Aliens"
16. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E3 - "Underwater Worlds"
17. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 7 - "That's All There Is"
18. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 8 - "We Interrupt This Program"
19. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 9 - "For Miles and Miles"
20. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 10 - "Galileo Was Right"
21. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 11 - "The Original Wives Club"
22. From the Earth to the Moon (1998): Episode 12 - "Le voyage dans la lune"

June 3rd
23. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E4 - "Underground Aliens"
24. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E5 - "Aliens and the Third Reich"
25. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E6 - "Alien Tech"

June 4th
26. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E7 - "Angels and Aliens"

June 5th
27. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E8 - "Unexplained Structures"

June 6th
28. Annie Oakley (1935)

June 7th
29. Battle of Britain (1969)

June 8th
30. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E9 - "Alien Devastations"
31. Ancient Aliens (2010): S2E10 - "Alien Contacts"
32. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
33. The Iron Mistress (1952)
34. Springfield Rifle (1952)
35. High Plains Drifter (1973)
36. Joe Kidd (1972)
37. Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)

June 9th
38. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Apostles; Peter, Jesus' Fisherman"
39. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Apostles; Who Was Paul?"
40. Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Apostles; Revelation: The End of the World?"
41. They Were Expendable (1945)
42. Operation Pacific (1951)
43. Flying Leathernecks (1951)
44. Back to Bataan (1945)
45. The Texans (1938)

June 10th
46. California (1947)
47. The Cimarron Kid (1952)

June 11th
48. The Man from the Alamo (1953)
49. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)

June 12th
50. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

June 13th
51. Meerkat Manor S4/E1 (2008); "To Have and to Have Not"
52. Meerkat Manor S4/E2 (2008); "All Manor of Love"
53. Meerkat Manor S4/E3 (2008); "Rising Star"

June 14th
54. Prohibition (2011); Part 1

June 15th
55. Seven Samurai (1954)

June 16th
56. Prohibition (2011); Part 2
57. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
58. Bend of the River (1952)

June 17th
59. The Far Country (1954)
60. Dodge City (1939)
61. Sons of Liberty (1939)

June 18th
62. Prohibition (2011); Part 3
63. Hellcats of the Navy (1957)

June 19th
64. Night Passage (1957)
65. The Rare Breed (1966)

June 20th
66. To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
67. The Century of Warfare (1994): "The Violent Century"

June 21st
68. The Century of Warfare (1994): "The World Goes to War"
69. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Blood and Mud"
70. The Century of Warfare (1994): "War of the Eagles"

June 22nd
71. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Battle Fleets and U-Boats"
72. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Aces High"

June 23rd
73. Up Periscope (1959)
74. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
75. The Century of Warfare (1994): "War to End All War?"
76. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Enter the Dictators"

June 24th
77. The Century of Warfare (1994): "The War Clouds Gather"
78. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Blitzkreig"
79. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Britain Stands Alone"

June 25th
80. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Sand and Sea War"
81. The Rat Patrol S2E1 (1967): "The Truce at Aburah Raid"
82. The Rat Patrol S2E2 (1967): "The David and Goliath Raid"
83. The Rat Patrol S2E3 (1967): "The Trial by Fire Raid"
84. The Rat Patrol S2E4 (1967): "The Darers Go First Raid"

June 26th
85. The Rat Patrol S2E5 (1967): "The Love Thine Enemy Raid"
86. The Rat Patrol S2E6 (1967): "The Darkest Raid"
87. The Rat Patrol S2E7 (1967): "The Death Do Us Part Raid"
88. The Rat Patrol S2E8 (1967): "The Do-Re-Mi Raid"

June 27th
89. The Rat Patrol S2E9 (1967): "The Kingdom Come Raid"
90. The Rat Patrol S2E10 (1967): "The Hide and Go Seek Raid"
91. The Rat Patrol S2E11 (1967): "The Violent Truce Raid"
92. The Rat Patrol S2E12 (1967): "The Life for a Life Raid"
93. The Rat Patrol S2E13 (1967): "The Fifth Wheel Raid"
94. The Rat Patrol S2E14 (1967): "The Two If by Sea Raid"

June 28th
95. The Rat Patrol S2E15 (1967): "The Street Urchin Raid"
96. The Rat Patrol S2E16 (1968): "The Pipeline to Disaster Raid"
97. The Rat Patrol S2E17 (1968): "The Boomerang Raid"
98. The Rat Patrol S2E18 (1969): "The Fatal Reunion Raid"
99. The Rat Patrol S2E19 (1969): "The Decoy Raid"
100. The Rat Patrol S2E20 (1969): "The Touch and Go Raid"

June 29th
101. The Rat Patrol S2E21 (1969): "The Field of Death Raid"
102. The Rat Patrol S2E22 (1969): "The Double Jeopardy Raid"
103. The Rat Patrol S2E23 (1969): "The Hickory Dickory Dock Raid"
104. The Rat Patrol S2E24 (1969): "The Tug of War Raid"
105. The Rat Patrol S2E25 (1969): "The Never Say Die Raid"
106. The Rat Patrol S2E26 (1969): "The Kill at Koorlea Raid"
107. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Hitler Turns East"
108. The Century of Warfare (1994): "The Long Road Back"
109. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Normandy to the Rhine"
110. The Century of Warfare (1994): "The End in Europe"
111. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Oriental Blitzkreig"
112. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Jungle and Ocean"
113. The Century of Warfare (1994): "The War at Sea"
114. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Air War"
115. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Iron Curtain"
116. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Oriental Communism"
117. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Wars in Peace"

June 30th
118. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Vietnam"
119. The Century of Warfare (1994): "War in the Middle East"
120. The Century of Warfare (1994): "Gulf War and the Future"
121. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
122. Julius Caesar (1953)

CHECKLIST
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GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Annie Oakley (19th - 1870-90)
-X- The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (16th - 1596)
-X- Sons of Liberty (1939) (18th - 1776)
-X- Julius Caesar (1953) (44 BC)
-X- Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Old Testament: Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors" (~1928 BC)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (England)
-X- Julius Caesar (1953) (Italy)
-X- Annie Oakley (USA)
-X- Mysteries of the Old Testament: Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors (Egypt)
-X- The Century of Warfare (1994): "Hitler Turns East" (Germany)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
-X- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) - Ancient Evidence (2003): "Mysteries of the Apostles; Peter, Jesus' Fisherman"
-X- Film about a folk hero - Annie Oakley (1935)
--- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event

HEY, THEY WERE THERE, TOO!: A LOOK AT MARGINALIZED PEOPLES
(Focus on prominent figures from history and/or depictions of their minority group's oppression, etc.)
-X- Film about Women's History - Annie Oakley (1935)
--- 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
-X- War film that was produced *during* that war - Back to Bataan (1945)
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
-X- Full Metal Jacket (Vietnam)
-X- Back to Bataan (WWII)
-X- The Red Badge of Courage (Civil War)
-X- Sons of Liberty (American Revolution)
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)

--- Western not produced in America
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

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

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1 - 1991 World Series Game 1
2 - Creating Spider-Man, Stan Lee/Kevin Smith
3 - Here Come the Heroes, Stan Lee/Kevin Smith
4 - Look Up In the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman
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2013 Historical Appreciation Challenge

Goal: 25

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☼ = First Time Viewing


June 2
01. WWII in HD: "Darkness Falls" (2009)
02. WWII in HD: "Hard Way Back" (2009)

June 3
03. WWII in HD: "Bloody Resolve" (2009)
04. WWII in HD: "Battle Stations" (2009)
05. WWII in HD: "Day of Days" (2009)

June 4
06. WWII in HD: "Point of No Return" (2009)
07. WWII in HD: "Striking Distance" (2009)
08. WWII in HD: "Glory and Guts" (2009)

June 5
09. WWII in HD: "Edge of the Abyss" (2009)
10. WWII in HD: "End Game (2009)

June 8
11. Ride Him, Cowboy (1932)

June 9
12. The Big Stampede (1932)

June 10
13. Through the Fire (2005)

June 14
14. Haunted Gold (1932)

June 15
15. Lust for Gold (1949)

June 17
16. Stander (2003)

June 18
17. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

June 19
18. Shattered Glass (2003)

June 22
19. Big Jake (1971)
20. Platoon (1986)

June 23
21. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)
22. Tombstone (1993)

June 24
23. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

June 25
24. Ip Man (2008)

June 28
25. The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Hitman - Part 1 (1992)
26. The Iceman: Confessions of a Mafia Hitman - Part 2 (2001)

June 29
27. Yellowneck (1955)

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History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Mark Twain

1. The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) * 91 min. Insightful biography of 1950s model.
2. Earth (1998) * 101 min. An upper class 8 year old Parsee girl watches as her Hindu nanny and her group of Hindu, Muslim and Sikh friends are torn apart in 1947 Lahore as India and Pakistan are partitioned.
3. Gates of Heaven * (1978) 83 min. Documentary about pet cemeteries reveals American passions, dreams, quirks and ambitions.
4. The Bargain (1914) * 69 min. Star making role for William S. Hart, one of the first great western actors, playing the first of his good bad man roles.
5. Vernon, Florida (1981) * 56 min. Errol Morris goes to a small town and lets some (mostly odd) people talk about their obsessions. Kind of rambling.
6. Blazing Across The Pecos (1948) * 56 min. Good B western with the Durango Kid battling crooked town boss who is trying to drive his rival out of business. Very good action and stunt work.
7. The Thin Blue Line (1988) 101 min. Documentary which exposed a miscarriage of justice, and was a significant factor in the release of Randall Adams from a life sentence (originally a death sentence, before a successful appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court) for murder of a police officer.
8. Bonanza Town (1951) * 55 min.
9. Two Soldiers (2003) * 40 min.
10. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) * 90 min.
11. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966) 179 min.
12. 4 Dollars of Revenge (1968) * 88 min.
13. Once Upon a Time In The West (1968) * 165 min.
14. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) * 94 min.
15. Gate of Hell (1953) 89 min.
16. Salvador (1986) * 123 min.
17. Come Drink With Me (1966) * 90 min.
18. McLibel (2005) * 84 min.

* First time viewing.

Spoiler:
U.S. 10 India 1 Italy 2 Spain 1 West Germany 1 Japan 1 Hong Kong 1 UK 1

1910s 1 1940s 1 1950s 2 1960s 4 1970s 2 1980s 3 1990s 2 2000s 3

First time viewings 15/18

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06/01
(1) Apache Rifles ( 1964 ) Audie Murphy. Captain Stanton ( Murphy ) is sent to stop an Apache Indian uprising. 8/10
(2) Fort Dobbs (1958) Clint Walker. Decent movie about a wanted man who stumbles upon a family and takes them through Comanche country to Fort Dobbs. 8/10

06/04
(3) Arrowhead ( 1953 ) Charlton Heston. Ed Bannon US Army scout leads a brigade of Calvary versus Toriano ( Jack Palane ) an Apache Indian leader. Good old-fashioned western. 8.5/10

06/05
(4) 300 Spartans ( 1962 ) Richard Egan. Classic historical story of the Battle of Thermopylae between the Spartans and the Persians. Great Movie. I have watched this for as long as I can remember. 9.5/10

06/06
(5) 10 Days til D- Day. The History Channel 2. Historical events chronicling the plan and hurdles to the invasion of Normandy on June 6. 1944. 8/10

06/08
(6) Fly Boys ( 2006 ) Americans join the French Air Force to fight the Germans in WWI before the US joins the war. Good dog fights but could of done without the Hollywood love story thrown in. 8/10
(7) Broken Arrow ( 1950 ) Jimmy Stewart. One of my favorite movies. Tom Jeffords (Stewart) talks to Cochise about letting the US Mail go through which leads to peace talks. 9/10

06/10
(8) A Distant Trumpet ( 1964 ) Troy Donahue. Stars as a Lieutenant sent to a fort in the west to stop Indian raids. 7/10
(9) The Crossing ( 2000 ) Jeff Daniels. Washington crosses the Delaware River to attack Hessian troops in Trenton. Good Revolutionary War movie. Fast paced. 9/10

06/11
(10) Rio Grande ( 1950 ) John Wayne. Wayne plays a colonel who finds his son deposited in his camp. Complete with Indian uprisings. John Ford Western 8/10

06/12
(11) The White Buffalo ( 1977 ) Charles Bronson. Wild Bill takes on a posse of two to track a wild white buffalo that haunts his dreams. 9/10

06/14
(12) High Noon ( 1952 ) Gary Cooper. A marshall is left alone to deal with killers that he sent away to prison. Old time classic. 8/10
(13) War Arrow ( 1953 ) Jeff Chandler. Chandler plays an Army captain trying to train Seminole Indians to fight Kiowas. Love this movie. 9/10

06/16
(14) Legionnaire ( 1998 ) Jean- Claude Van Damme. Stars as a boxer who double-crosses a mobster, runs away and finds himself joining the French Foreign Legion. Good action movie. 8/10
(15) Black Robe ( 1991 ) Story of a Jesuit priest mission to baptize the Huron nation in the 1600's. Good Movie. 9/10

06/17
(16) Drums Along the Mohawk. ( 1939 ) Henry Fonda. Settlers start a new life in the Mohawk Valley during French and Indian War times. 7/10

06/18
(17) Hell is for Heroes. ( 1962 ) Steve McQueen. McQueen joins a platoon that takes on the Germans in France 1944. 7/10

06/19
(18) Shakiest Gun in the West ( 1968 ) Don Knotts. A meek dentist tries the old west on for size. Gets involved in some shaky shenanigans. Fun time. 7/10

06/21
(19) Rio Conchos. Richard Boone. A team of calvary and thugs depart across the west to get back stolen rifles from a landowner. Complete with Mexican bandits and Apache Indians ( a good combination for a western ) 8/10

06/23
(20) Stalag 17 (1952) William Holden. Great movie concerning a snitch in a German POW camp. 8/10

06/24
(21) The Untouchables (1987) Kevin Costner. Elliot Ness takes on Al Capone in 1930's Chicago. 9/10
(22) Quest for Fire ( 1981? ) Ron Perliman. About the rawest caveman movie that I have ever seen. Very little dialogue except for grunts and groans. 8/10

06/26
(23) Von Ryans Express (1965) Frank Sinatra. Ryan leads a team of POW's on a train through German lines in WWII 7/10
(24) When Trumpets Fade ( 1998 ) Ron Eldrad. The Hurtgen Forrest. Dark WWII movie. Total War, even a little scary in parts. Always liked this one ever since I first saw it on HBO in the 90's. 9/10

06/27
(25) Hondo. John Wayne. A drifter comes across a family on a ranch and helps defend them vs Apache Indians 9/10

06/29
(26) Geronimo (1962) Chuck Connors. Fictional tale surrounding Geronimo and his sometimes reservation life and desertion. A nice role played by Adam West of the Batman fame in this movie. 8/10

06/30
(27) The 13th Warrior (1999) Antonio Banderas. Neat movie about an Arab who gets involved with Vikings who come to the aid of their fellow countrymen 8/10

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* = First time viewing

June 01
01. The Texans (1938)* (Classic Western Round-Up Vol. 2)
Date: 1865 Place: Texas, Mexico, Kansas
Impoverished but feisty southern ranchers and ex-soldiers try to get by under the oppressive rules set up by Yankee carpetbaggers. In order to escape a dollar a head cattle tax, one rancher starts a cattle drive first to Mexico and then north to Abilene. Not the tightest plot but entertaining. A good cast including Randolph Scott, Walter Brennan, and Raymond Hatton helps. 5/10
02. California (1946)* (Classic Western Round-Up Vol. 2)
Date: 1848-1849 Place: Mostly California
Epic story of the days right before California became a state concerning an ex-slave ship captain who wants the land for his personal empire. I had my doubts about Ray Milland as a western hero and I'm still on the fence. It didn't help that he got the crap kicked out of him twice. Also there wasn't much chemistry between Milland and leading lady Barbara Stanwyck. 5/10
03. Secret Origins: The Story of DC Comics (2010)*
A good overview with some interesting comments. Not a whole lot new for a die hard DC fan but it was nice to see good photos of Mort Weisinger and film of Alan Moore. There were also some insightful comments on the changes in the big three heroes around the time the Comics Code was instituted. Was it the Code or just a sign of the times? I'm still pondering that.

June 02
04. The Blue Max (1966)* (Fox Studio Classics 75th Anniversary 4 Disc Set)
Date: 1916, mostly 1918 Place: France, Berlin
Story of an overly ambitious German pilot who becomes somewhat of a political pawn. Long but very good movie with some terrific battle scenes also examines issues of honor and political expedience. Good cast. 7/10

June 04
05. Rocket Science (2002) Ep. 1 The Rocketeers* / Ep. 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. It was interesting to discover that Goddard invented the bazooka right at the end of World War 1.

June 08
06. The Longest Day (1962)
Date: Early June, 1945 Place: England, France
The story of D-Day told from both the Axis and Allied sides. I particularly liked the first part of the film which covered the lead-up to the invasion, especially the German perspective. The last hour or so is almost pure action but action with a point, telling well laid out stories of particular military objectives that had to be met. 7/10

June 22
07. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007)




Checklist
Spoiler:

GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about 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
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)

--- Western not produced in America
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

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

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The Fourth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge

June 7
1. Django Unchained

June 16
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

June 23
3. Lawrence of Arabia

June 29
4. A Band Called Death

June 30
5. Sanjuro


Checklist:
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
XXX Django Unchained (1800s)
--- 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).
XXX Sanjuro (Japan)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH

--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Abrahamic religion (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam)
--- Other religion (based on either recorded historical events or mythology pertaining to a specific religion that is not part of the Abrahamic faiths)
--- Film about a folk hero

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
XXX Film about Race Relations Django Unchained
--- Film about the LGBTQ Community
--- Film about Religious Minority
--- Film about Immigrants

WAR
--- War film that was produced *during* that war (i.e., Zero Dark Thirty for War on Terror)
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Watch at least two movies about the same war/battle/event where each movie is from a different army's perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same war/battle/event where each movie is from a different army's perspective (2/2)

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars. (Trojan War, American Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
XXX Lawrence of Arabia World War I
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- The Union Pacific story. The plot concerns construction of a railroad, a telegraph line, or some other type of modern technology or transportation. Wagon train stories probably fall into this category.
--- The ranch story. The plot concerns threats to the ranch from rustlers or large landowners attempting to force out the proper owners.
--- The empire story. The plot might involve building up a ranch empire or an oil empire from scratch, a classic rags-to-riches plot.
XXX The revenge story. The plot often involves an elaborate chase and pursuit, but it may also include elements of the classic mystery story. Django Unchained
--- The cavalry and Indian story. The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.
XXX The outlaw story. The outlaw gangs dominate the action. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
--- The marshal story. The lawman and his challenges drive the plot

--- Western not produced in America
--- Western based on a book, either fiction or non-fiction
--- Western told from the perspective of Native Americans

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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* Denotes first-time viewing.
Title in Black Bold = From my own DVD collection.
Title in Blue Bold = DVD/Blu Ray Rental.
Title in Green Bold = Seen in movie theater.

June 1
1. Sandburg's Lincoln
* (1974) TV mini-series. Episodes: Crossing Fox River / Mrs. Lincoln's husband

June 2
2. Hitchcock
* (2012) Not a Hitchcock bio pic but a behind the scenes looks at the making of Psycho. Anthony Hopkins stars as the famous director and Helen Mirren as his wife. Pretty damn good, I have to say, though I wish there would have been more of Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh.

June 3
3. Sandburg's Lincoln
* (1974) TV mini-series. Episodes: Prairie lawyer / Sad figure, lauging

June 4
4. Sandburg's Lincoln
* (1974) TV mini-series. Episodes: The last days / Unwilling warrior

June 5
5. Hidalgo - La Historia Jamás Contada* (Hidalgo - The Untold Story)
* (2010) Not to be confused with the Viggo Mortensen film of the same name. This one tells the story of the Mexican priest who was instrumental in the war of independence from the Spanish crown. The film, however does not deal with the events that made him famous but rather his earlier life that shows him as an independent thinker who rebels against society's standards. The movie is a bit scattered and plot-less but still worth a passing look.

June 6
6. The Pillars of the Earth
* (2010) TV mini-series. Episodes: Anarchy / Master builder

June 7
7. The Pillars of the Earth
* (2010) TV mini-series. Episodes: Redemption / Battlefield

June 8
8. The Pillars of the Earth
* (2010) TV mini-series. Episodes: Legacy / Witchcraft

June 9
9. The Pillars of the Earth
* (2010) TV mini-series. Episodes: New beginnings / The work of angels Very good mini-series based on Ken Follett's lengthy novel about the building of a cathedral during England's middle ages. Liked it so much that immediately afterwards I started reading the book.

June 10-14 - Nothing

June 15
10. The Ten Commandments
* (2006) TV mini-series, part 1 Not the famous Charlton Heston classic but instead the Hallmark Channel mini-series which strays far from the Biblical telling of this tale and presents Moses as a brooding, conflicted man. Much violence is presented in the film and God as portrayed as a vengeful, violent, spiteful God. I'll stick with Charlton Heston, thank you very much.

June 16
11. The Ten Commandments
* (2006) TV mini-series, part 2
12. Auto Focus* (2002) The life and death of actor Bob Crane, best known from the TV show Hogan's Heroes. Greg Kinnear is amazing as Crane and the movie paints a vivid portrait not only of the actor but of the entire era of the late 60's and early 70's.
13. Murder in Scottsdale* (2003) Documentary included as a special feature in the Auto Focus DVD detailing the investigation and trial of the Bob Crane murder case.

June 17
12. Jeremiah Johnson
(1972) I could watch this movie over and over again. Robert Redford is the titular character who strives to become a mountain man. The beautiful Utah wilderness serves as a backdrop for this great tale.

June 18
13. Napoleon
* (2002) TV mini-series Episode 1: 1795-1800

June 19
14. Napoleon
* (2002) TV mini-series Episode 2: 1800-1807

June 20
15. Napoleon
* (2002) TV mini-series Episode 3: 1807-1812

June 21
16. Napoleon
* (2002) TV mini-series Episode 4: 1812-1821 Epic doesn't even begin to describe this TV mini-series about the rise and fall and rise again and fall again of France's most famous citizen. Sprawling battles galore, an all-star cast and a gripping story that is never dull despite its six hour length makes this perhaps the definitive Napoleon film.

June 22
Zeitgeist film No. 1 - The Great Gatsby*
(2013) No historical significance, and the recreation of early 20th century New York is so highly stylized as to render it almost a fantasy. Still, a visually impressive film but it does drag on a bit.

June 23
17. Rojo Amanece
r* (1990) Mexican film based on the killing of protesting students in 1968 just prior to the Olympics. The massacre is never shown and instead the whole story is told through the eyes of a family in an apartment building next to the plaza where the events took place. A slow burn that builds to a harrowing climax. Highly recommended.

June 24
18. The Rise and Fall of WCW
* (2009) Documentary detailing the famous wrestling organization long associated with Ted Turner's channel.

June 25
19. Lenin: The Train
* (1988) TV mini-series part 1

June 26
20. Lenin: The Train
* (1988) TV mini-series part 1 Deathly dull European mini-series about Lenin's return to Russia on a train. Yes, you read that right, that's what the whole movie is about. Ben Kingsley sleepwalks through the whole thing. As boring as Socialism itself. You have been warned.

June 27
21. Cleopatra
* (1999) TV mini-series part 1

June 28
22. Cleopatra
* (1999) TV mini-series part 2 Highly romanticized version of the life and loves of Cleopatra. Historically accurate? Probably not, but yes very entertaining and Leonor Varela is very nice to look at in the titular role.

June 29
22. Robin Hood
(2010) (Director's Cut) Any similarity with the much beloved legend of Robin Hood is kept to a minimum in this grandiose adaptation that takes the Outlaw out of Sherwood Forest and into the midst of a lot of political goings on regarding a French invasion of England. Very long-winded and with lots of battles. Russel Crowe and Cate Balnchett are miscast and the whole thing is Robin Hood in name only.

June 30
23. Gandhi
(1982)
24. Secrets of the Dead* (2013) Episode: The Silver Pharaoh (Seen online on the PBS website) Documentary about Psusennes I, a little known Pharaoh whose tomb rivals that of King Tut.

Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Hidalgo - La Historia Jamás Contada (18th Century)
-X- The Pillars of the Earth (12th Century)

--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
-X- Napoleon (France) Napoleon's rise and fall.
-X- Lenin: The Train (Russia) (The beginnings of the Russian Revolution)

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

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
-X- Film about religious history (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc.) The Ten Commandments
-X- Film about a folk hero - Robin Hood

-X- Film about either the Humanities (fine arts) or Sports figure/event - Hitchcok (a film about a movie director)

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

--- 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
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
-X- Sandburg's Lincoln (Civil War)
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)
-X- The cavalry and Indian story. (The plot revolves around taming the wilderness for white settlers.) Jeremiah Johnson
--- The outlaw story. (The outlaw gangs dominate the action.)
--- The marshal story. (The lawman and his challenges drive the plot.)

--- Western not produced in America
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

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

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June 1
1. The Hollow Crown: Richard II (2012). Vimeo--One of Shakespeare's most fascinating works, a character study of a weak, foolish king whose arrogance and greed sow his own destruction. The BBC's TV film adaptation is gorgeous to watch, and Ben Whishaw's performance as the foppish king is striking in its honesty.

June 2
2. Blazing Saddles (1974). Blue-Ray--Still a classic.
3. The Court Jester (1956). DVD--One of Danny Kaye's funniest films.

June 10
4. Behind the Burley-Q (2010). TV--Fascinating look at an extinct branch of show business.

Spoiler:

GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
-X- Richard II (14th 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).
-X- Richard II (England)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about 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
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)

--- Western not produced in America
--- "Export Western" - a Western not actually set in America. There have been numerous Westerns set in Australia, for instance. Samurai films could count for this, too, given the relationship between the two genres.
--- Western movie with a direct connection to a TV show, since Westerns were part of TV's golden age before the Space Generation
--- Neo-Western (i.e., a Western set in more contemporary times, to demonstrate the genre is still alive)

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

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Re: The Fourth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge - List Thread

Yes.

May 31st/ June 1st
  • 001Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942) - R1 Tyrone Power Collection
    • BONUS FEATURE: Tyrone Power: Behind the Scenes
    • BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer
    • BONUS FEATURE: Advertising Gallery
    • BONUS FEATURE: Still Gallery
  • 002Samson in King Solomon's Mines [AKA Maciste nelle miniere di re Salomone] (1964) - YouTube

June 2nd
  • 003Blood and Sand (1941) - R1 Tyrone Power Collection
    • BONUS FEATURE: Restoration Comparison
    • BONUS FEATURE: Photo Gallery

June 3rd

June 4th


June 5th
  • 004Abraham Lincoln (1930) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 005Captain from Castile (1947) - R1 Tyrone Power Collection

June 6th
  • 005Captain from Castile (1947) - R1 Tyrone Power Collection
    • BONUS FEATURE: Tyrone Power and his Leading Ladies
    • BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer
    • BONUS FEATURE: Advertising Gallery
    • BONUS FEATURE: Still Gallery
  • 006Hell in Normandy (1968) - Amazon Instant Video

June 7th
  • 007I, Claudius - Episode 1 "A Touch of Murder" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 008You Know My Name (TVM, 1999) - R1 DVD Sam Elliott Western Collection Library Loan

June 8th
  • 008You Know My Name (TVM, 1999) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Law Makers of The West
  • 009Victor Victoria (1982) - Amazon Instant Video

June 9th
  • 010The Birth of a Nation (1915) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 011Kelly's Heroes (1970) - R1 TCM Greatest Classic Films "WWII Battlefront Europe" DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer
  • 014The Dirty Dozen (1967) - R1 TCM Greatest Classic Films "WWII Battlefront Europe" DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Introduction by Ernest Borgnine

June 10th
  • 012 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 14 "A Maritime Mystery" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 15 "Old Friends" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 16 "Ned Land, the Harpooner" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 013 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 17 "On the High Seas" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 18 "The Monster of the Depths" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 19 "The Mysterious Captain" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 014The Dirty Dozen (1967) - R1 TCM Greatest Classic Films "WWII Battlefront Europe" DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Operation Dirty Dozen
    • BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer

June 11th
  • 015 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 20 "Prisoners of the Nautilus" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 21 "An Underwater Walk" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 22 "On Terra Firma" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 016Where Eagles Dare (1968) - R1 TCM Greatest Classic Films "WWII Battlefront Europe" DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: On Location: Where Eagles Dare
    • BONUS FEATURE: Theatrical Trailer
  • (018) ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 23 "The Pearl Divers" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 017Battleground (1949) - R1 TCM Greatest Classic Films "WWII Battlefront Europe" DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Little Rural Riding Hood
    • BONUS FEATURE: Let's Cogitate

June 12th
  • 018 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 24 "At the South Pole" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 25 "Fighting With the Octopus" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 019 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 26 "Escape Plan" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 1 "The Wager" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 2 "Bon Voyage" - YouTube
  • 020Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Season 1, Episode 1 "Pilot" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 021Rough Riders (TVM, 1997) - Part One - R1 DVD Sam Elliott Western Collection Library Loan
  • 022Rough Riders (TVM, 1997) - Part Two - R1 DVD Sam Elliott Western Collection Library Loan
  • 023The Desperate Trail (DTV, 1995) - R1 DVD Sam Elliott Western Collection Library Loan

June 13th
  • 027 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 3 "The Mysterious Mademoiselle" - YouTube
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 4 "Temple of Doom" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 024Anastasia (1997) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Bartok Trailer
  • 025 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 8: Trenches of Hell (Compendium of S2, E2 "Somme, Early August 1916" and S2, E3 "Germany, Mid-August 1916") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 026
    • BONUS FEATURE: The Somme - Storm of Steel
    • BONUS FEATURE: Siegfried Sasson: A War Poet's Journey
    • BONUS FEATURE: Robert Graves and the White Goddess
    • BONUS FEATURE: I Am France – The Myth of Charles de Gaulle

June 14th
  • 027 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 5 "The Mysterious Mademoiselle" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 024Anastasia (1997) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Anastasia: A Magical Journey
    • BONUS FEATURE: Featurette
    • BONUS FEATURE: Anastasia Theatrical Trailer
  • 028 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 6 "Bombay Adventure" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 7 "The End of the Line" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 8 "The Deadly Jungle" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 029 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 9: Demons of Deception (Compendium of S1, E5 "Verdun, September 1916" and S2, E19 "Paris, October 1916") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 030
    • BONUS FEATURE: Marshal Petain's Fall From Grace
    • BONUS FEATURE: Flirting with Danger: The Fantasy of Mata Hari
    • BONUS FEATURE: Reading the Enemy's Mind: Espionage in World War I

June 15th
  • 031The Black Cauldron (1985) - R1 25th Anniversary DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Backstage Disney: Deleted Scene: "The Fairfolk"
    • BONUS FEATURE: Backstage Disney: Still Frame Gallery:
      • Visual Development
      • Character Development
      • Behind the Scenes
      • Voice Talent
      • Layouts and Backgrounds
      • Tokyo Disneyland
      • Promotion
    • BONUS SHORT: Trick or Treat
  • 032 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 9 "The Remarkable Rescue of Romy" - YouTube
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 10 "A Present for Parsi" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 11 "Guilty as Charged" - Streaming Video
  • 033Intolerance (1916) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 034 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 10: The Phantom Train of Doom (AKA Young Indiana Jones and the Phantom Train of Doom; de facto compendium of S2, E13 "German East Africa, November 1916 (1)" and S2, E14 "German East Africa, November 1916 (2)") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 035
    • BONUS FEATURE: Chasing the Phantom – Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck
    • BONUS FEATURE: Dreaming of Africa – The Life of Frederick Selous
    • BONUS FEATURE: At Home and Abroad – The Two Faces of Jan Smuts

June 16th
  • 036 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 12 "Shipwreck" - Streaming Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 13 "The Butler's Dilemma" - Streaming Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 14 "En Route to Yokohama" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 037Argo (2012) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS SHORT FEATURE: Rescued from Tehran: We Were There
  • 038 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 039 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 11: Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life (Compendium of S1, E6 "German East Africa, December 1916" and S1, E7 "Congo, January 1917") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 040
    • BONUS FEATURE: Albert Schweitzer - Reverence for Life
    • BONUS FEATURE: Congo - A Curse of Riches
    • BONUS FEATURE: Waging Peace - The Rise of Pacifism
  • 041Three Ages (1923) - Amazon Instant Video

June 17th
  • 042 Hello, Dolly! (1969) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 043Annie (1982) - R1 Anniversary DVD
    • BONUS FEATURE: My Hollywood Adventure with Aileen Quinn
  • 044Lincoln (2012) - R1 Blu-ray Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: The Journey to Lincoln featurette (9:25)
    • BONUS FEATURE: A Historic Tapestry: Richmond, Virginia (4:00)
  • 045Hypocrites (1915) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 046 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 12: Attack of the Hawkmen (AKA Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen; de facto compendium of S3, E5 "Ravenel, France, Early February 1917" and S3, E6 "Ahlhorn, Germany, Late February 1917") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 047
    • BONUS FEATURE: War in the Third Dimension – Aerial Warfare in World War I
    • BONUS FEATURE: Blood Red – The Life and Death of Manfred von Richthofen
    • BONUS FEATURE: Flying High for France – The Lafayette Escadrille

June 18th
  • 048Swiss Family Robinson (1960) - R1 Disney Vault DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS SHORT: Donald Duck in Sea Salts
  • 047
    • BONUS FEATURE: Anthony Fokker – The Flying Dutchman
  • 049 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 15 "Akita's Circus" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 16 "Hawaiian Party" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 17 "A Trip in a Balloon" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 052 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 18 "The Showdown" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 19 "Moment of Truth" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 050 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 13: Adventures in the Secret Service (Compendium of S2, E1 "Austria, March 1917" and S2, E8 "Petrograd, July 1917") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 051
    • BONUS FEATURE: Karl – The Last Habsburg Emperor
    • BONUS FEATURE: The Russian Revolution – All Power to the Soviets!

June 19th
  • 052 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 20 "Warpaint in the West" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 053 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 21 "A Very Special Train" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 22 "Below Zero" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 23 "Destination Liverpool" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 054 ☼?
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 24 "Fire Down Below" - Streaming Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 25 "Last Train to London" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Around the World with Willy Fog - Episode 26 "What a Difference a Day Makes" - Streaming Video
  • 048Swiss Family Robinson (1960) - R1 Disney Vault DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Adventure in the Making
    • BONUS FEATURE: Conversations with James MacArthur
    • BONUS FEATURE: PIRATES!
    • BONUS FEATURE: Lost Treasures: Swiss Family Tree House Opens at Disneyland
    • BONUS FEATURE: Swiss Family Robinson Production Archives:
      • Production Gallery
      • Trailers and TV Spots
      • Storyboards to Scene Comparison
      • Walt Disney Presents: Escape to Paradise
      • Galleries:
        • Production Stills
        • Production Art
          • Concept Art
          • Storyboards
    • BONUS FEATURE: Walt Disney Studio Album 1960
  • 051
    • BONUS FEATURE: V. I. Lenin – History Will Not Forgive Us
  • 055The Last Legion - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted Scenes
      • Romulus in the Soldier's Camp
      • Aurelius and Ambrosinuss on the steps after villa attack
      • Bird flies off with Wulfila's finger
      • Extended Ambrosinus fight in Capri
      • Before the burned out village
      • Batiatus and Mira discuss Aurelius' dead wife
      • Aurelius sees Mira in her dress
      • Aurelius and Ambrosinus before the final battle
      • Alternate final battle
    • BONUS FEATURE: Making The Last Legion
    • BONUS FEATURE: Fight scene choreography

June 20th
  • 056Theatre Nightpresents Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man (1989) - R1 Shaw Collection Arms and the Man DVD
  • 057The Man of Destiny (1981) - R1 Shaw Collection Arms and the Man DVD

June 21st
  • 058Robin Hood (1922) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 059Braveheart (1995) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 060The New World (2005) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Making The New World
      • Making The New World
      • Core Training
      • Finding Pocahontas
      • Recreating The Powhatan
      • Along The Chickahominy River
      • Werowocomoco
      • Jamestown
      • The John Rolfe Plantation
      • The Battle
      • England

June 22nd
  • 061Thief of Bagdad (1924) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 062Last of the Mohicans (1992) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 063 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 14: Espionage Escapades (Compendium of S2, E4 "Barcelona, May 1917" and S2, E23 "Prague, August 1917") - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 064
    • BONUS FEATURE: Impresario – Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes
    • BONUS FEATURE: Ballet – The Art of Dance
  • 065 The Execution of Mary Queen of Scots (1895) - YouTube
    • Annie Oakley (1895)
    • Sioux Ghost Dance (1894)
    • Hopi Indians Dance for Theodore Roosevelt at [Walpi, Ariz.] (1913)
    • Kaiser Wilhelm [II] (????)
    • Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria Greeted by His People (c.1910)

June 23rd
  • 064
    • BONUS FEATURE: Franz Kafka's Dark Truth
  • 065 Around the World in 80 Days (1956) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 066 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 1 "The Coded Message" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 2 "Off to Iceland" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 3 "A Silent Guide" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 4 "The Sleeping Volcano" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 067The Great Train Robbery (1903) - YouTube
  • 068 ☼? The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - Chapter 15: Daredevils of the Desert (Compendium of S2, E24 "Palestine, October 1917" (1) and S3, E11 "Palestine, October 1917" (2)) - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
  • 069
    • BONUS FEATURE: Lines in the Sand – The Middle East and the Great War
    • BONUS FEATURE: Col. Lawrence's War – T. E. Lawrence and Arabia

June 24th
  • 070 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 5 "Romy in Danger" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 6 "Towards the Centre of the Earth" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 7 "Transfer's Revenge" [AKA "Transfer's Vengeance"] - Amazon Instant Video
  • 071 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones - R1 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, Volume Two - The War Years DVD Library Loan
    • Historical Overview Lectures: Vol. 2 – Historical Lecture: "War and Revolution"with H.W. Brands
  • 072 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 8 "An Unexpected River" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 9 "Lost in the Darkness" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 10 "The Underground Sea" [AKA "The Underwater Sea"] - Amazon Instant Video
  • 073 ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 1 "Dogtanian's Journey" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 2 "Dogtanian meets the Black Moustache" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 3 "Paris, the City of Dreams" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 074The Untouchables (1987) - R1 Special Edition DVD Library Loan

June 25th
  • 075 ☼?
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 11 "The Battle of the Monsters" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 12 "The Storm" - Amazon Instant Video
    • Willy Fog - 2 ("Journey to the Centre of the Earth" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") - Episode 13 "The Trip Back" - Amazon Instant Video
  • 076Cabiria (1914) - Amazon Instant Video

June 26th
  • 074The Untouchables - R1 Special Edition DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: The Script, The Cast
    • BONUS FEATURE: Production Stories
    • BONUS FEATURE: Re-inventing the Genre
    • BONUS FEATURE: The Classic
    • BONUS FEATURE: Original Featurette "The Men"
  • 077Last of the Mohicans (1920) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 078Cleopatra (1963) - Amazon Instant Video
  • 079Warner Night at the Movies: This is the Army (1943) - R1 Warner Bros. and the Homefront Collection Library Loan
    • Edge of Darkness Theatrical Trailer
    • Newsreel
    • The United States Army Band
    • Looney Tunes: Confusions of a Nutsy Spy
    • This is the Army
    • BONUS FEATURE: My British Buddy Outtake

June 27th
  • 080 ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 4 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 5 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 6 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 081Centurion - Amazon Instant Video
  • 082Conagher - R1 Louis L'Amour Westerns Collection DVD Library Loan

June 28th
  • 083 ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 7 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 8 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 9 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 0?? ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 10 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 084Anna Boleyn - Amazon Instant Video
  • 085Battleship Potemkin - Amazon Instant Video
  • 086Revenge of a Gunfighter - R1 20 Wild Westerns: Marshals & Gunmen DVD Library Loan

June 29th
  • 087Gypsy Blood - Amazon Instant Video
  • 088 ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 11 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 12 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 089Carry On Cleo - Amazon Instant Video
  • 090The Lion in Winter (1968) - R1 DVD Library Loan

June 30th
  • 091 Pocahontas - R1 Blu-ray
  • 092 Mulan - R1 Blu-ray
  • 093 ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 13 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 14 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 15 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 094 ☼?
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 16 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 17 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
    • Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds - Episode 18 "" - R2 Complete Series 1 DVD
  • 095Viking Massacre - Amazon Instant Video
  • 096The General - Amazon Instant Video
  • 097the other Boleyn girl (2008) - R1 DVD Library Loan
    • BONUS FEATURE: Deleted & Extended Scenes:
      • Mary's First Night
      • The Other Sister
      • What They Want is You
      • Mary's First Night with the King
      • The King's Fortune
      • William Asks for Forgiveness
      • Stafford Visits Mary
      • William Carey Dies
      • George Visits Mary at Church
      • Anne Needs Mary
      • Anne Takes Little Henry
      • Alternate Ending
    • BONUS FEATURE: Featurettes:
      • To Be a Lady
      • Translating History to Screen
  • 098The Massacre (1913) - YouTube
  • 099The Vikings - Lost Worlds - R1 The Real Vikings Collection DVD Library Loan
  • 100By the Sun's Rays (1915) - YouTube





Mid
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The General
Viking Massacre

To watch:

Mad Dog Morgan
JFK
[Blazing Saddles]
Red Cliff
Dangerous Liaisons
Man in the Attic
Citizen Kane
Miller's Crossing
(Cleopatra, {Claudette})
I, Claudius
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
The Gallant Legion
Straight Shooter
Triggerman

Strongheart (1913) - YT

West of Cimarron
Cadfael
Black Book
Scarlet Pimpernel
Dangerous Liaisons
Hollywood Collection: Anthony Quinn, An Original
The Outlaw
McLintock!
Lone Wolf McQuade
An American Affair
(Firing Line: Does the Warren Report... hold up?)
The Kennedys?
Robin Hood?
The Tudors?
The Borgias?
Cranford?
Ken Burns' America
Blackadder
Upstairs, Downstairs?
Three Mesquiteers
(other)


TIMELINE
Spoiler:


MYTH: (Wales) The Black Cauldron

218B.C. - 202B.C.: Cabiria

48B.C. - 31B.C.: Cleopatra (1963)

c.44B.C. - 41A.D. (ROME): I, Claudius

((c. 137AD: Centurion))

c.460A.D.: The Last Legion

Christmas, 1183: The Lion in Winter

Pre-Crusades: Robin Hood

(1290s-ish)-1314: Braveheart

[Medieval]: Hypocrites

Spring, 1518: Captain from Castile

1607 - May 13, 1616: The New World

1757: Last of the Mohicans (2)

c. 1760-1820 (George III): Son of Fury

May 12, 1796: Man of Destiny

Jul 17, 1805 - ?: Swiss Family Robinson (Plaque in Galleries)

1858: Django Unchained

Jan, 1865: Lincoln
Apr, 1865: The Conspirator

1867: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

1890: Hello, Dolly!

[Spain, pre-1909?: Blood and Sand


/Abraham Lincoln; Birth of Nation/

OCT - DEC 21, 1873: Around the World with Willy Fog
JUN - AUG 23, 187?: Willy Fog 2 (In-programme dated as 1863 and 1866, but post-ArWwWF)

FEB-JUL, 1898: Rough Riders


Aug, 1916: Young Indy: Trenches of Hell
Sep-Oct, 1916: Young Indy: Demons of Deception
Nov, 1916: Young Indy: Phantom Train of Doom
Dec, 1916-Jan, 1917: Young Indy: Oganga, The Giver and Taker of Life
Feb, 1917: Young Indy: Attack of the Hawkmen
Mar, 1917: Young Indy: Adventures in the Secret Service
May, 1917: Young Indy: Espionage Escapades
Jul, 1917: Young Indy: Adventures in the Secret Service
Aug, 1917: Young Indy: Espionage Escapades
Oct, 1917: Young Indy: Daredevils of the Desert

c. 1917 - c. 1943: This is the Army

Post-1915; Probably 1920s: You Know My Name


1926: Anastasia (1916 prologue; "ten years later")

c. 1927 - c. 1931: The Untouchables

Sep, 1930: The Untouchables

June-July, 1933?: Annie (Wikipedia says 1933 & musical is 1932; film implies pre-New Deal (1933-36), but they watch Garbo's Camille not released until Dec, 1936)

1934: Victor Victoria


Mar, 1942 - Nov, 1943ish: Captain America
1943-1944: Where Eagles Dare
Spring, 1944: The Dirty Dozen
Pre-June, 1944: Helll in Normandy
Sep, 1944: Kelly's Heroes
Dec, 1944: Battleground



Nov 4, 1979 - Jan, 1980: Argo



CHECKLIST
Spoiler:
GENERAL
WHEN

Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH

--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about mythology of Antiquity (i.e., Greek gods, dramatization of Homeric poems, etc.)
--- Abrahamic religion (based on either recorded historical events or fables arising from Judaism, Christianity and/or Islam)
--- Other religion (based on either recorded historical events or mythology pertaining to a specific religion that is not part of the Abrahamic faiths)
--- Film about a folk hero

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

WAR
--- War film that was produced *during* that war (i.e., Zero Dark Thirty for War on Terror)
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Watch at least two movies about the same war/battle/event where each movie is from a different army's perspective (1/2)
--- Watch at least two movies about the same war/battle/event where each movie is from a different army's perspective (2/2)

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars. (Trojan War, American Civil War, World Wars I or II, Viet Nam, etc.)
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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

--- Western not produced in America
--- Western based on a book, either fiction or non-fiction
--- Western told from the perspective of Native Americans

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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I'm sure I'll watch some stuff that qualifies, so I might as well make a list.

2010 List - 21
2011 List - 4
2012 List - 6


6/4/13

1) Mission to Moscow (1943)

6/6/13

2) Cimarron (1960)

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Re: The Fourth Annual Historical Appreciation Challenge - List Thread

GENERAL
WHEN
Watch a film that takes place during five different centuries prior to the 20th Century (Note Century of setting):
--- Movie 1 (Century)
--- Movie 2 (Century)
--- Movie 3 (Century)
--- Movie 4 (Century)
--- Movie 5 (Century)

WHERE
Watch 5 movies about historical events of different countries (Note Country of setting).
--- Movie 1 (Country)
--- Movie 2 (Country)
--- Movie 3 (Country)
--- Movie 4 (Country)
--- Movie 5 (Country)

WHO
FOLKLORE & FAITH
--- Film about prehistory [it's probably best to look for a documentary here]
--- Film about 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
--- War film that was produced *during* that war
--- War film that focuses on civilians
--- Film about war criminals
--- Film about veterans (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

Watch 5 movies that take place during different wars.
--- Movie 1
--- Movie 2
--- Movie 3
--- Movie 4
--- Movie 5

WESTERN
Watch at least five of seven Western Subgenres - taken from Frank Gruber's list on Wikipedia
--- 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.)

--- Western not produced in America
--- "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)
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JUNE 1ST
1. The New World: Extended Cut (2005) Blu-ray
2. The Scarlet Letter (1995) DVD


JUNE 2ND
3. The Crucible (1996) DVD
4. The Last Of The Mohicans (1992) Blu-ray
5. The Patriot (2000) Blu-ray
6. The Kentuckian (1955) DVD


JUNE 3RD
7. The Alamo (2004) DVD
8. How The West Was Won (1962) Blu-ray


JUNE 5TH
9. Amistad (2004) DVD

JUNE 6TH
10. Gone With The Wind (1939) Blu-ray

JUNE 7TH
11. Glory (1989) Blu-ray

JUNE 8TH
12. Dances With Wolves (1989) Blu-ray
13. Lincoln (2012) Blu-ray
14. The Conspirator (2010) Blu-ray


JUNE 9TH
15. Stagecoach (1939) Blu-ray
16. Young Guns (1988) Blu-ray
17. Wyatt Earp (1994) Blu-ray


JUNE 10TH
18. The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007) Blu-ray

JUNE 11TH
19. The Missing (2003) DVD

JUNE 12TH
20. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) Blu-ray

JUNE 13TH
21. Novecento (1976) Blu-ray

JUNE 15TH
22. Sergeant York (1941) DVD

JUNE 16TH
23. The King's Speech (2010) Blu-ray
24. Bonnie And Clyde (1967) Blu-ray
25. The Pianist (2002) DVD


JUNE 17TH
26. Defiance (2008) Blu-ray

JUNE 18TH
27. Pearl Harbor (2001) Blu-ray

JUNE 19TH
28. Saving Private Ryan (1998) Blu-ray
29. Valkyrie (2008) Blu-ray


JUNE 20TH
30. Raging Bull (1980) Blu-ray

JUNE 21ST
31. Ray (2004) Blu-ray

JUNE 22ND
32. Che (2008) Blu-ray

JUNE 23RD
33. K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) DVD
34. Ghosts Of Mississippi (1996) DVD
35. Mississippi Burning (1988) DVD


JUNE 24TH
36. Bobby (2006) DVD
37. Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) Blu-ray


JUNE 25TH
38. All The President's Men (1976) Blu-ray

JUNE 26TH
39. Frost/Nixon (2008) Blu-ray
40. Milk (2008) Blu-ray


JUNE 27TH
41. Charlie Wilson's War (2007) DVD

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