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Old 02-26-04, 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by talemyn
Man . . . you beat me to it.

I was going to go with "Be sure to let someone know when it happens so they can start writing."
Haha, I think we all had a retort. Mine was "we meant non-fiction events." I bet we could do this all day...
Old 02-27-04, 11:22 AM
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I was going to suggest a movie about Thermopalyae, but it looks like there's already at least one -- 300 Spartans. Anyone know if it's any good?
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The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, destroying Pompeii, would be a *fabulous* historical/disaster movie.
Old 02-27-04, 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by BRIAN 1972
me losing my virginity.
Wouldnt that be Science Fiction?





I keed! I keed!


Wow! I was sooooo Late on that one, next time I'll read the other posts first
Old 02-27-04, 01:44 PM
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I would like to see:
Batley Townswomen's Guild's re-enactment of 'The Battle of Pearl Harbor".
Old 02-27-04, 02:06 PM
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Originally posted by Simpson Purist
How bout a movie about Hannibal (the ruler, not the serial killer).
But what about B.A., Face & Murdock??? Don't they get roles as well.


Events that could get movies (or TV movies:
Death of Princess Diana
Columbine
Both Shuttle Disasters
Old 02-27-04, 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by jaeufraser

You could do the San Francisco earthquake (not the 1989 one..though I suppose you could...
There was a TV movie about the 89 quake already.

How about "Matthew Lilliard IS Jonas Salk!"
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Originally posted by resinrats
But what about B.A., Face & Murdock??? Don't they get roles as well.
I pity the fool who doesn't give us roles!!!
Old 02-27-04, 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by drunkrob
We need a film of Waterloo...
...already done...!...

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Now this would be good... the great Chicago fire!
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titanic?
Old 02-27-04, 11:29 PM
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Originally posted by resinrats
Events that could get movies (or TV movies:
Columbine
That's sort of been done with Elephant, just that it's not columbine in name.
Old 02-28-04, 01:40 AM
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Originally posted by garolo
I would like to see:
Batley Townswomen's Guild's re-enactment of 'The Battle of Pearl Harbor".
Or perhaps an historical epic film on how Monty Python came into being!
Old 02-28-04, 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by chrisih8u
I would like to see more Revolutionary War movies.


War of 1812
Spanish-American War
French and Indian War
King Phillips War
Bacon's Rebellion
Whiskey Rebellion
Blackhawk War
Battle of the Thames and Tecumseh
Ojibwa Uprising of 1862 in Minnesota (Lincoln pardons dozens of Indians sentenced to hang)
Chief Joseph's 2 year flight from U.S. Cavalry from Oregon to Canada (almost)
Gabriel's Rebellion (slave revolt)
Sand Creek Massacre
Founding of Astoria by John Jacob Astor and the fur trade in the NW
Building of the Panama Canal
Building of the Erie Canal
Daniel Boone and the Shawnee in Ohio.
The "massacre" of Marcus and Narcissus Whitman.


there are dozens and dozens of conflicts in the colonial/revolutionary period that would make for great films....the more the merrier I say....

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Originally posted by Bobby Shalom
Or perhaps an historical epic film on how Monty Python came into being!
Been done.
Life of Python
Old 02-28-04, 07:41 PM
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Having studied a bit of Chinese and Japanese history, I really wish there were more movies on either subject. I don't think there's enough quality Asian actors/actresses though.
Old 02-28-04, 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by Holly E. Ordway
The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79, destroying Pompeii, would be a *fabulous* historical/disaster movie.
been done a long time ago.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142531/
Old 02-29-04, 02:51 AM
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Sinking of Atlantis

Cover-Up of Elvis' Death

The Accident that killed Paul Macartney

Alien Landing at Roswell

Just a few...
Old 02-29-04, 04:19 AM
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Originally posted by quietsoul
I don't think there's enough quality Asian actors/actresses though.
...... or did you mean in mainstream Hollywood?
Old 02-29-04, 04:57 AM
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Originally posted by theneobez
titanic?
That's already been done, man.

I'm still waiting for the sequel, though.

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