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Do you watch historical movies on the day in question?

Old 03-15-04, 01:02 PM
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Do you watch historical movies on the day in question?

Inspired from a thread I deleted due to poor response... so I thought I would try a poll instead to see if I am the only one who likes to do this


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I was wondering if I was the only person who liked to watch historical on the day the event occured (for instance "Longest Day" on 6 June or "Tora Tora Tora" on 7 Dec)? Assuming that I'm not I thought it would be an interesting idea to see if we can compile a list of movies and their corresponding days. What I'm really hoping to do is pick up some of the more obscure titles (for instance watching a "Man for all Seasons" on 6 July [the day Thomas More was executed] or "Luther" on 31 Oct [the day of the posting of the 95 Theses]). Hopefully it won't get too out of hand realizing there will be a plethora of some for some days (6 June for instance) I would like to keep it limited to either movies that focus on a specific day or ones that may be considered "memorials/tributes" to a specific person/highlight an event in that person's life (for instance Saving Private Ryan has the landing on 6 June but it's not really about that day, make sense?).


I'll try to keep the first post updated as people add new titles/suggestions.

June 6 - "Longest Day", "Band of Brothers (eps 2)"

July 4 - "1776"
July 6 - "Man for all Seasons"

Oct 3 - "Black Hawk Down"
Oct 31 - "Luther"

Nov 14 - "We Were Soldiers"

Dec 7 - "Tora, Tora, Tora"

NOTE: I'll add in IMDB or other appropriate links as I have time. I did the BoB one now since I had it handy
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I usually try to watch "Groundhog Day" on Groundhog Day.
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I usually watch Independence Day on July 4 and of course Halloween on October 31.
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Nope.
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I like to watch at least one version of A Christmas Carol on December 25th.

One time, I watched The Quiet Man on St. Patrick's Day.
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On St. Patty's day I watch Braveheart.
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I like to watch ID4 on July 4. Will watch Pearl Harbor or another war movie on Dec 7.
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I watch from Justin to Kelly every friday the 13th.
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I was called sick once on this board for watching the Pearl Harbor attack on it's anniversary.

I don't go out of my way, but yeah...it'll be enough of a reason to drag out Saving Private Ryan, from the Earth to the Moon, or a Pearl Harbor flick.
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April 15: "Titanic"(new)

Since I have neither the old "Titanic" or "A Night To Remember" on DVD, I usually watch the new "Titanic."
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I'm going to start watching 1776 on July 4, but that's about it.
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Gettysburg on July 1st and 2nd, but I only did that once.
The Thin Red Line around August. Also only did that once.
A Bridge too Far in mid September. Also only once.
The Iron Giant or October Sky on October 4.

Ditto for Tora! Tora! Tora!, Saving Private Ryan and The Longest Day.

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wow, I'm the first to say
good friday: the passion of the christ, the last temptation of christ.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525
wow, I'm the first to say
good friday: the passion of the christ, the last temptation of christ.
Well since the Passion was released on Feb. 25th, 2004 and the next Good Friday is April 9th, 2004 I dont understand how any of us have watched this on the day in question.
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but i bet many of the church groups and christians in general will be out in pairs to see it on good friday.
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Watching GroundHog Day on said day is kind of a tradition for me, but that about it.
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Originally posted by Groucho
On St. Patty's day I watch Braveheart.
...erm... why...?...

"St. Patty's day" ( how cute! - not!!! ) is about the Oirish, while Braveheart is about the Scots - two peoples from entirely different islands and entirely different countries... - or didn't you know?...

(signed) Pedantic Passer-by

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Originally posted by Hendrik
...erm... why...?...

"St. Patty's day" ( how cute! - not!!! ) is about the Oirish, while Braveheart is about the Scots - two peoples from entirely different islands and entirely different countries... - or didn't you know?...

(signed) Pedantic Passer-by

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I think he's making a joke.
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Isn't The Ten Commandments shown around Passover or Easter weekend every year?
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Strange Days on New Years Eve? Its a historical movie, right?

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