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LeBrok
19-06-13, 17:22
Please, post titles/info or links to good historical movies.
Let's watch and learn. :cool-v:


Britain AD
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=britain+bc+episode+1&oq=Britain+bc+ep&gs_l=youtube.1.2.0l4.1581.15770.0.17592.13.10.0.3. 3.0.90.731.10.10.0...0.0...1ac.1.11.youtube.Ehve-b_QAD4

hope
20-06-13, 11:28
I like much of what Neil Oliver covers but I thought this one very good [ I hope the link works]


A History of Celtic Britain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwqjJn3IaoM

Nobody1
20-06-13, 11:59
Wouldnt call it my "favorite" but def. one of the best docu. i have seen lately; concerning recent history;

In the Year of the Pig (1968) - Vietnam War
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xdMiKYnCSQ


...and also this stuff about extraterrestrials; a true eye opener!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABsBprJJPo

Templar
20-06-13, 13:30
I don't know if you would count "Kingdom of Heaven" as a historical movie but nonetheless it was a pretty cool (and kinda accurate) depiction of the time of the Crusades.

hope
20-06-13, 13:59
I don't know if you would count "Kingdom of Heaven" as a historical movie but nonetheless it was a pretty cool (and kinda accurate) depiction of the time of the Crusades.

No, I don`t know if it counts either Templar but it was certainly an excellent film with a great soundtrack.

Templar
20-06-13, 14:02
No, I don`t know if it counts either Templar but it was certainly an excellent film with a great soundtrack.

Oh yeah the soundtrack was indeed good. I hope they make more movies similar to it. I guess people tend to avoid that time period due to political correctness *facepalm*.

Gea
21-06-13, 22:13
I know they weren't the most accurate,however Alexander the Great and Troia are some of my favourite films.

mbw1986
22-07-13, 04:40
Valkyrie (2008) does a great job of bringing to light the German Resistance to Nazism. King Arthur (2004) for the most part showcases the world of 5th century Britain and the intersecting cultures of Romans, Britons, and Saxons.

hope
31-07-13, 23:59
Here is a very good four part natural history of Europe,narrated by Sean Pertwee.
"Europe A Natural History" or in some countries it is titled "Wild Europe".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bBw2ykSQRM

Goga
01-08-13, 00:40
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) - Werner Herzog : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmlrbanPe-o

Eochaidh
01-08-13, 03:27
When I was very young in 1957 and 1958, my Irish grandmother had me watch the morning news show called Today with her. She was interested in the news from Algeria and Kenya.

There were often stories about Oran and Constantine, but especially about Algiers.

Battle of Algiers (1966)

http://youtu.be/7bOr_U_92xE

errantbit
03-10-13, 18:10
La Guerre du Feu(Quest for Fire) by Jean-Jacques Annaud,and Apocalypto by Mel Gibson.

LeBrok
10-10-13, 08:31
The Dark Ages.
Well done and informative documentary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHjXyHXzkU

LeBrok
19-10-13, 19:47
History of Atheism, with Anthony Miller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVsb0lxv_Kg

PS. I wish I could speak so eloquently, at least on occasions. :)

LeBrok
19-10-13, 19:52
The History of God. BBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx4m1SeQqmE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zBakH-6uiU)



A great documentary about evolution of God through ages, with well explained concepts and transformations of god's "character".
A Complete History of God.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yzpaIrTFMc

LeBrok
20-10-13, 21:20
It is more for science buffs. Amazing nevertheless, and good quality.

The Story of Electricity.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhgo9fAlAQQ

LeBrok
10-11-13, 19:44
BBC Battlefield Britain, rich in details and technicalities.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qiT3rIGq5k

GarryJP
12-11-13, 00:10
I am not allowed to post links here yet, so I will write only the headline.

The Odyssey movie. One of the best for me.

American Idiot
18-11-13, 12:19
from an American perspective, Mel Gibson's "The Patriot" was a good movie. The location, the people who some of the main characters were based on, and how the events turned out were all based on real events that took place in the latter part of the American Revolution. I also like how the movie shows other historically accurate things of the time as well, like showing how some American Loyalists fought against their own neighbors during the war.

hope
14-01-14, 21:52
I thought this look at Roman life, presented by the wonderful Professor Mary Beard, was certainly worth the watch.

Parts 1. 2.3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDkMMUzvqQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JFw8M4PBUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UvG0LDeYBA

LeBrok
15-01-14, 22:14
I thought this look at Roman life, presented by the wonderful Professor Mary Beard, was certainly worth the watch.

Parts 1. 2.3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDkMMUzvqQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JFw8M4PBUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UvG0LDeYBA

Thanks, loved that. Interesting, good quality, full of knowledge.

LeBrok
22-01-14, 09:37
Life and Death in Herculaneum. In many aspects more interesting and better preserved than Pompeii.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzqDDP1M8ko

Angela
22-01-14, 21:45
Life and Death in Herculaneum. In many aspects more interesting and better preserved than Pompeii.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzqDDP1M8ko

Thanks...I don't know how I missed this one.

Very moving picture of the humaneness of the people of Herculaneum, contrary to the lame comments of a youtube poster. (is that sort of redundant?) The two year old boy clutching his dog, the two women cradling the little girl with the silver hoop ear-rings, and the men guiding their women to what they hoped would be safety while braving the elements themselves all really got to me.

It's also a lesson in how very wrong historians, archaeologists, and probably even, yes, geneticists, can be so total wrong. I argued vehemently with someone once that it was incomprehensible to me that a population living on the sea or so close to areas where even today hunting is ubiquitous would have subsisted on a mainly grains, fruit and vegetable diet. And here is the proof that, indeed, people in the Roman world, even humble people, had a very varied diet. The same kinds of proof are showing up in results from Roman military camps in Britain.

For that matter, whole landscapes must have been deforested to produce the reams of paper that have been dedicated to the now obviously incorrect theory that the ancient Greeks and Romans chose to leave their marble statues white because of some aesthetic choice, or that their buildings were some monument to the purity of white marble.

The Parthenon as it probably actually appeared:
http://www.midwestmodel.com/pagesroot/pages/projectDetails.aspx?SubCategoryId=10&Category=models&CategoryId=2&ProjectId=352

I couldn't find a really good virtual reality clip for Herculaneum, but this short one of a home in Pompeii is lovely:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfG2Eb4hcik

LeBrok
23-01-14, 03:24
Thanks...I don't know how I missed this one.

Very moving picture of the humaneness of the people of Herculaneum, contrary to the lame comments of a youtube poster. (is that sort of redundant?) The two year old boy clutching his dog, the two women cradling the little girl with the silver hoop ear-rings, and the men guiding their women to what they hoped would be safety while braving the elements themselves all really got to me. I'm glad they didn't narrate it for too long, my heart was getting weird (for a man) and I started rubbing my eyes. :crying:


It's also a lesson in how very wrong historians, archaeologists, and probably even, yes, geneticists, can be so total wrong. I argued vehemently with someone once that it was incomprehensible to me that a population living on the sea or so close to areas where even today hunting is ubiquitous would have subsisted on a mainly grains, fruit and vegetable diet. And here is the proof that, indeed, people in the Roman world, even humble people, had a very varied diet. The same kinds of proof are showing up in results from Roman military camps in Britain.Seems like coastal people had always much better diet.


For that matter, whole landscapes must have been deforested to produce the reams of paper that have been dedicated to the now obviously incorrect theory that the ancient Greeks and Romans chose to leave their marble statues white because of some aesthetic choice, or that their buildings were some monument to the purity of white marble.
I must say I was nicely surprised.



I couldn't find a really good virtual reality clip for Herculaneum, but this short one of a home in Pompeii is lovely:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfG2Eb4hcik
Just connect it to electrical grid and I'm ready to move in, lol.

I was hugely surprised how sophisticated plumbing was. And it was real plumbing made of lead, plumbium. Well not very healthy by our modern standards but amazing technology nevertheless.

Other thing what hit me is the amount of freed slaves, who became citizens and then some of them made a fortune and build great villas in the city. Makes me think that Rome had a vibe of "American Dream" sort of place, from rugs to riches.

nordicwarrior
23-01-14, 04:08
Mel Gibson has had a few mentions on this thread... but if we're talking about historical movies I'm surprised nobody picked Braveheart.

On a serious note... these aren't movies, but anything by Lindybeige on youtube is usually pretty entertaining (and accurate). Also Joe Rogan's podcast has some interesting guests (Graham Hancock is refreshingly out-of-the-box) that talk about history and genetics-- also found on youtube.

nordicwarrior
23-01-14, 04:24
...and also this stuff about extraterrestrials; a true eye opener!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IABsBprJJPo

Got a chuckle out of this... I must say I've been going Rainman on pre-historic megalithic structures and some are so difficult to explain away-- the easy option is to punt and pin it on alien technology. Sacsayhuaman in Peru has me especially stumped. But I'm not giving up on the genius of mankind yet!

And the altered head shape thing he mentioned in that clip is also really weird. It's found throughout the globe and through many civilizations... maybe moulding craniums gave some of the ancients a leg up in the intelligence department?

nordicwarrior
25-01-14, 02:50
...Also Joe Rogan's podcast has some interesting guests (Graham Hancock is refreshingly out-of-the-box)...

Not that I agree with Graham. I completely diverge from his fundamental beliefs. Not sure if I should admire his bravery (by using the planet's most powerful hallucinigens to chase what he sees as the truth) or if I should condemn his foolish methods and conclusions.

hope
27-01-14, 14:48
Mel Gibson has had a few mentions on this thread... but if we're talking about historical movies I'm surprised nobody picked Braveheart.

Well, setting aside the fact it was not historically accurate, I like Braveheart as a movie, nordicquarreler. Never yet been able to watch the end however..

hope
27-01-14, 14:56
She Wolves Of England..presented by Helen Castor.
The parts seem to have been listed wrong in original upload so just watch as now listed.

Part One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdbN7k6Qnc0

Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xK3mCeYbowI

Part Three:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Tpbkt2FgU

hope
27-01-14, 14:59
Thanks, loved that. Interesting, good quality, full of knowledge.

Yes, loads of little bits of information not usually covered in other items. Glad you enjoyed it.

nordicwarrior
27-01-14, 16:22
Well, setting aside the fact it was not historically accurate, I like Braveheart as a movie, nordicquarreler. Never yet been able to watch the end however..

Wait a minute, Braveheart wasn't historically accurate? How so?

Kidding. That's why I put "on a serious note" in that comment...

hope
27-01-14, 19:01
Wait a minute, Braveheart wasn't historically accurate? How so?

Kidding. That's why I put "on a serious note" in that comment...

I thought that might have been the case...just as I hit "post reply", lol.
It`s a good movie regardless...even if I don`t make it to the end.:smile:

LeBrok
02-06-14, 02:37
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds

Series of 7 movies, very well narrated by easy on eyes Bettany. HD and rich in historical details.



Bettany Hughes - The Ancient Worlds 1 of 7 Alexandria The Greatest City

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjQ6lbwN9R8&index=1&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/J34vYXEaFTU/default.jpg
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 2 of 7 Engineering Ancient Egypt HD

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J34vYXEaFTU&index=2&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/HXjbvB4w_no/default.jpg
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 3 of 7 The Minoans

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXjbvB4w_no&index=3&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/X4T3Itt8mgs/default.jpg
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 4 of 7 Helen of Troy HD

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4T3Itt8mgs&index=4&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/Uq1T-y0SIno/default.jpg
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 5 of 7 The Spartans HD

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq1T-y0SIno&index=5&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/qPnUK176AR0/default.jpg
Bettany Hughes - The Ancient Worlds 6 of 7 - Athens The Truth About Democracy

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPnUK176AR0&index=6&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/CFnqyx1Y_jg/default.jpg
Bettany Hughes The Ancient Worlds 7 of 7 When the Moors Ruled in Europe HD

by Sully Man
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFnqyx1Y_jg&index=7&list=PLzKyo9YG-zfpBnh8oQhB7vTEf00UB99Gs)

LeBrok
23-06-14, 21:17
Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson.
Absolutely well written and narrated by this great historian of finance. 5 stars.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsrtB5lp60s

oriental
24-06-14, 22:51
The Creature from Jekyll Island:

Wonder if 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' comes from.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu_VqX6J93k

The inception of the Federal Reserve System

This video explains the normal banks expand the money supply by 1:10.

The big banks (Wall Street) that own the Federal Reserve System follow the Net Capital Rule (which could change - it was the change to 1:33 ratio by chairman of Goldman Sachs at the time Henry Paulson later US Treasury secretary) that brought the 2007 recession) with expansion ratio is 1:17 to get into exploration for resources for oil, minerals mergers and acquisitions. i.e. hedge funds.

oriental
25-06-14, 00:40
I find this funny:

How Socialism, Communism and Fascism are all the Same


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=005cahIsSXE

oriental
25-06-14, 03:46
Fractional reserve banking:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypB_MdAc3ko

roseroser
08-08-14, 14:44
pearl harbor ;)

Angela
08-09-14, 21:08
The Colosseum-Engineering and Gladitorial Combat-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1bZuVdfP7I

Perhaps a better one on the actual engineering, National Geographic-Ancient Megastructures-The Colosseum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAnVA4_xhTk

Basically Hollywood gets it wrong, at least as far as the combats are concerned. In The Gladiator they seem to have gotten the engineering of the sub-regions right, however.

The Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome: The Pantheon, The Forum, The Circus Maximus, The Colosseum, The Aqueducts, The Roads, The Baths of Caracalla.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8wjVAUXvDQ

Roman Engineering-Aqueducts (I really liked this one)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN1v5FYkTLQ

The Roman Baths-NOVA reconstructs one, but doesn't do as good a job as the Romans did!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKBc3_fKHtA

That video, while good for the technical aspects, doesn't do the Roman baths justice.
This is a virtual tour of the Baths of Caracalla:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejxVEbOba2g

This is a particularly good virtual tour of a Roman house:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDiqKUzSeZM

A virtual tour of an Insula, an apartment building for lower class people:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIWQvdZdaAA

A Virtual Tour of the City of Rome from the Khan Academy, which does excellent work.
The professor does a particularly good job, imo, of describing why the Pantheon is such an awe inspiring building...my favorite building in the world, and one I go to every time I am in Rome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAgA6G75XsI

These may have been posted elsewhere but I couldn't find them through a search:

hope
08-04-15, 19:03
War Commentaries of Caesar narrated by Rex Warner.
There are quite a few of these on YouTube. Here are two I particularly liked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snft290-FRc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=danUuPTGJes

rajanvefgus
31-08-15, 13:30
Troy is my favorite movie. I have seen movies like that.

Jovialis
13-05-17, 17:05
I think Ben Hur from 1959 has on of the best musical scores from Hungarian composer, Miklós Rózsa.

Troy (2004) was a great film.

Braveheart is awesome, and I think Mel Gibson did a good job with Passion of the Christs.

I also like The 300 Spartans (1962)

LeBrok
13-05-17, 17:30
I think Ben Hur from 1959 has on of the best musical scores from Hungarian composer, Miklós Rózsa.I can't stand pre 70's acting. It took me 3 tries to watch it through.


Troy (2004) was a great film.I agree.


Braveheart is awesome, and I think Mel Gibson did a good job with Passion of the Christs.I don't want to watch people dying and being tortured for 2 hours. Very depressing.


I also like The 300 Spartans (1962)I hate this doom and gloom dark format.

Twilight
13-05-17, 19:24
I thought this look at Roman life, presented by the wonderful Professor Mary Beard, was certainly worth the watch.

Parts 1. 2.3.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDkMMUzvqQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JFw8M4PBUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UvG0LDeYBA

Thank you Hope on the documentaries, these links should totally come in handy when reaserching my 23andme Italian component :).

Diomedes
13-05-17, 20:02
Such an inspiring moment ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByvtBQoCbGE

Angela
13-05-17, 21:11
You guys are aware "Troy" didn't have much to do with history or even the poem, right? For one thing, Achilles and Patroclus were probably lovers. :) For another I highly doubt there was an actual Helen, although it makes for a nice romantic story. I also found the acting atrocious, especially Brad Pitt. Don't get me wrong, it was fun to watch: great scenery, stirring rhetoric and battle scenes, and all those muscular male bodies on display. :)

Of course, I've always found it sad that Troy lost. From my first reading of the Iliad I never liked the Greek kings, or Achilles constantly prattling about his honor", and full of bloodlust. The big conflict between him and Agamemnon was over who got to keep some captive slave girl, and not out of love, but out of pride. Agamemnon got just what he deserved, especially considering what he did to his daughter. As for Helen, her morals were wanting, and Paris was a jerk who was thinking with the wrong body part. "Noble Hector" was always my guy, and in the movie too.

@Jovialis,
I like all of them too.

Jovialis
14-05-17, 01:37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py5M0JI9ceo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zGxi-7xDDw

I absolutely love the sound track of Ben Hur, especially these two songs. You can tell Miklós Rózsa was an inspiration for future composers like Basil Poledouris.

Sile
14-05-17, 03:00
some of mine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQc7C4Ug96M


(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQc7C4Ug96M)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8wj-v1Jdyc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nR_KGnaSD4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8wj-v1Jdyc)

Diomedes
14-05-17, 10:40
Expected from an Italian to support Troy, no wonder about this at all. But that was the period of the great expansion of the Achaeans (there are many names given to the Greeks throughout the Iliad) and war works this way.

As for the character of the Greek kings, those who did wrong things were punished by the gods. Old Homer also praises many of the Trojans and among all the old king Priam and his son Hector, the protector of the realm who valiantly died in battle with the almighty Achilles, who although could chose an aeternal life, he, instead, made another decision.

Of course, all the aforementioned are ways of the ancient people to talk about their ethics and their way of perceiving things and in that sense they should be seen as allegoric.

One important question lies here: were the Trojans different from the Greeks? In fact, were the Trojans Greeks?



Of course, I've always found it sad that Troy lost. From my first reading of the Iliad I never liked the Greek kings, or Achilles constantly prattling about his honor", and full of bloodlust. The big conflict between him and Agamemnon was over who got to keep some captive slave girl, and not out of love, but out of pride. Agamemnon got just what he deserved, especially considering what he did to his daughter. As for Helen, her morals were wanting, and Paris was a jerk who was thinking with the wrong body part. "Noble Hector" was always my guy, and in the movie too.

Yetos
14-05-17, 12:42
Of course, I've always found it sad that Troy lost. From my first reading of the Iliad I never liked the Greek kings, or Achilles constantly prattling about his honor", and full of bloodlust. The big conflict between him and Agamemnon was over who got to keep some captive slave girl, and not out of love, but out of pride. Agamemnon got just what he deserved, especially considering what he did to his daughter. As for Helen, her morals were wanting, and Paris was a jerk who was thinking with the wrong body part. "Noble Hector" was always my guy, and in the movie too.


come on Angela,

perhaps you should find more characters,

Like Odysseus the 'old wise' Greek,
I wonder among Hektor Priamos and Odysseas a modern third age man, which he prefer?

and what about the oposite the young foollish Greek Patroklos,
All my youth especially at ages 14-25 was in my thought,
If his sacrifice was worthy, and if I as young should follow his example,
should a young boy sacrificized for the glory of family?
what about Aias (Ajax)

As for Paris, it is the most disqusting character in the poem.

and about female characters?
except Ekabe (Εκαβη)
you have the 'odd' sister Kassandra
what about the divine mother of Achilleas, who care about her son's as a mother, bringing him the best.

and the story continues
with Odysseas and Odysseas 2 (lost)
with Orestes and Klytaimnestra etc etc
even Ifigeneia the sacrifized daughter in Crimaia (Tauris)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cz7u8RPYKo

Angela
15-05-17, 04:31
come on Angela,

perhaps you should find more characters,

Like Odysseus the 'old wise' Greek,
I wonder among Hektor Priamos and Odysseas a modern third age man, which he prefer?

and what about the oposite the young foollish Greek Patroklos,
All my youth especially at ages 14-25 was in my thought,
If his sacrifice was worthy, and if I as young should follow his example,
should a young boy sacrificized for the glory of family?
what about Aias (Ajax)

As for Paris, it is the most disqusting character in the poem.

and about female characters?
except Ekabe (Εκαβη)
you have the 'odd' sister Kassandra
what about the divine mother of Achilleas, who care about her son's as a mother, bringing him the best.

and the story continues
with Odysseas and Odysseas 2 (lost)
with Orestes and Klytaimnestra etc etc
even Ifigeneia the sacrifized daughter in Crimaia (Tauris)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cz7u8RPYKo

Does everything always boil down to ethnicity for you? I judge each individual, even every fictional individual by the content of his or her own character. I stand by the judgements I made above. The whole world depicted in this admittedly beautifully written magnificent opus is barbaric and bloodthirsty in the extreme. I am not in sympathy with their world view or values. Poor Patroclus is a prime example: what a waste of a young life. Hector is tainted by it too, but he's the best of a bad lot. I like his relationship to his wife. I already said Paris was a jerk, and Priam was an over-indulgent father. As for Odysseus, he's certainly very entertaining, as is the Odyssey, but I wouldn't call him wise; wily perhaps, or in my own language, furbo. It's a trait a lot of my countrymen admire; I don't. Also, what was he about all those years, leaving his wife and family alone?

No, I'm much more in sympathy with the versions of these stories created by the classical Greeks.

For what it's worth I think Aeneas was a cad for the way he treated Dido.

Flavius
17-05-17, 17:22
Agora (2009)

I warmly recommend to all Christians.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-h_9hPAUd4

Diomedes
22-05-17, 23:01
^^ Hypatia the Alexandrine.
'Tis indeed bad when the Dark Ages started. Imagine where we would have been now without the monotheistic religions.

Flavius
15-06-17, 15:20
^^ Hypatia the Alexandrine.
Imagine where we would have been now without the monotheistic religions.

Glad not to be alone who had contemplated this a lot in the past. :) We'd be a completely different world! A better world!

Zvrk9
13-01-18, 06:26
Ben-Hur (1959)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Spartacus (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Gandhi (1982)
The Godfather Part 2 (1984)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Saving Private Rayan (1998)
Lincoln (2012)
Haksaw Ridge (2016)

LeBrok
13-01-18, 23:04
Ben-Hur (1959)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Spartacus (1964)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Gandhi (1982)
The Godfather Part 2 (1984)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Saving Private Rayan (1998)
Lincoln (2012)
Haksaw Ridge (2016)
I like them too.

Salento
14-01-18, 02:21
DNA Results + Movies + Inspirational Music

https://youtu.be/ygnpn43OX2c

https://youtu.be/x5fQQKLT7Yo

VanishedNova
30-01-18, 13:41
I highly recommend "The Heavy Water War", It gives a very good perspective from the Norwegian point of view during World War II. Likewise, it tells the story of the men who sabotaged the German D20 (Heavy Water) extraction facilities that the Germans were using for their nuclear weapons program.

Angela
30-01-18, 19:43
I highly recommend "The Heavy Water War", It gives a very good perspective from the Norwegian point of view during World War II. Likewise, it tells the story of the men who sabotaged the German D20 (Heavy Water) extraction facilities that the Germans were using for their nuclear weapons program.

I agree: I saw it too and it's good.

It's available on WHZ Choice.

Sile
31-01-18, 01:33
Expected from an Italian to support Troy, no wonder about this at all. But that was the period of the great expansion of the Achaeans (there are many names given to the Greeks throughout the Iliad) and war works this way.
As for the character of the Greek kings, those who did wrong things were punished by the gods. Old Homer also praises many of the Trojans and among all the old king Priam and his son Hector, the protector of the realm who valiantly died in battle with the almighty Achilles, who although could chose an aeternal life, he, instead, made another decision.
Of course, all the aforementioned are ways of the ancient people to talk about their ethics and their way of perceiving things and in that sense they should be seen as allegoric.
One important question lies here: were the Trojans different from the Greeks? In fact, were the Trojans Greeks?
Imo they where more thracian than greek .............the thracians where where they where as early as 3200BC, plus had some tribes in northern anatolia - bithynia for one

XipeTotek
20-05-18, 22:01
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416044/) and Troy

gandalf
27-07-18, 20:13
"Ao , the last neanderthal" a french film , and an amazingly beautiful one , I saw it at least four time .

Wonomyro
27-07-18, 20:52
Harrrison's Flowers (2000)

Director
Élie Chouraqui

Cast
Andie MacDowell
Adrien Brody
Elias Koteas
Brendan Gleeson

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0216799/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

War in Croatia seen by photojournalists. IMO one of the best war movies ever. Brutally realistic and unforgettable.

Caution: Not for everyone.

Salento
27-07-18, 23:52
I might watch this Tonight.
Got an email from Netflix:
“Salento, Roman Empire - Master of Rome is now on Netflix.”

2018 Season 2, 5 Episodes.
... ‏Julius Caesar rises to establish one of history's greatest dynasties but quickly discovers that unchecked power comes with a price.‏..

Anfänger
05-02-19, 20:40
Alexander (2004)
The Last Kingdom (2015)

Jovialis
19-02-19, 19:51
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIVchlt5E9Q

I wouldn't say it is my favorite, but I think it is worth checking out if you have an interest in the time period. It is a very dark comedy based on the struggle for power in the USSR after the death of Stalin.

Carlos
21-05-19, 21:09
Emerita Augusta. Mérida.


https://www.facebook.com/TELEVISIONEXTREMENA/videos/2075835862442718/

spruithean
21-05-19, 21:16
I didn't mind the The Last Kingdom, and I didn't mind the Robert the Bruce movie with Chris Pine. At least it wasn't as ridiculous as Braveheart. I can't think of any other shows or movies at the moment...

torzio
21-05-19, 22:02
Kingdom of Heaven

Ride with the Devil

Master and Commander

Angela
21-05-19, 22:08
Nothing could be worse than the Troy movie with Brad Pitt.

I watched "The Zookeeper's Wife" with Jessica Chastain. She's a great actress, I think, and I really like her, but it was a really boring movie, and I usually like movies about the costs of World War II.

Like wise I didn't like "Dunkirk". How they could make that boring I don't know, but for me they managed it.

Likewise the new Mary, Queen of Scots movie. It's a topic I'm interested in and have read a lot about and still I thought it was awful.

It's full of historical inaccuracies, and gives lead roles to blacks, Hispanics and Chinese actors. Darnley, Darnley, whose height and extremely blonde hair and brilliant blue eyes were part of his appeal to Mary (and blinded her to his stupidity, deceit, arrogance and vices) is the one played by an Afro-Hispanic! I mean, you can't make this stuff up.

For me, another problem is the actress who plays Mary: Saoirse Ronan. I just have never understand the hype about her. I don't think she's a particularly good actress, and her accent and whole demeanor was all wrong for Mary. Apparently, Hollywood doesn't know that an Irish accent and a Scottish accent are two different things. Not to mention that in real life Mary could barely speak Scots, having spent her entire life in France, and spoke everything else with a heavy French accent. Also, Mary is a devil to play, given she had mad outbursts some of the time. It also didn't help that Mary was considered one of the most beautiful if not the most beautiful woman of her time, and Ronan certainly is not.

I never mentioned that I watched "The Death of Stalin". I really liked it. Thanks, Jovialis.

MoOnKat
23-06-19, 01:14
Kingdom of heaven, although I know its riddled with inmacuracies especially eh Bawldin *cough*

Carlos
23-06-19, 15:01
https://ih1.redbubble.net/image.796316279.8831/flat,1000x1000,075,f.u1.jpg

http://www.lacajatonta.es/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/003-aguirre-the-wrath-of-god-theredlist.jpg

https://cinemanostrum.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/istantc3a1nea.jpg

https://static.fnac-static.com/multimedia/Images/ES/NR/5b/98/0e/956507/1540-6.jpg

https://http2.mlstatic.com/caligula-edicion-sin-censura-1979-tinto-brass-pelicula-dvd-D_NQ_NP_777908-MLM28798122157_112018-F.jpg

Davidtab
23-06-19, 22:34
Dersu Uzala, Akira Kurosawa.

25-06-19, 04:04
I saw Spartacus in the theater as a young boy (I sat in the front row craning my neck back to see the screen). I cried at the ending. Ben Hur was slow going for me, except for the galley and chariot race scenes.

For a war movie, Sink the Bismarck is very accurate and captures the excitement and uncertainty of the period. It's hard to know who to root for when the Bismarck is finally cornered by overwhelming force, fatally wounded, and pounded to its death.

I know there are questions about the accuracy of Zulu (was it really such an important battle?), but it's a thrilling movie and Michael Caine makes a great debut.

LecrameMark
25-06-19, 07:33
One of the best historical movies ever: Troy

TardisBlue
25-06-19, 08:07
La rvolution franaise by Robert Enrico is a good 2-part movie.
Agora
Elizabeth, and Elizabeth the Golden Age
The Wind that shakes the barley
La reine Margot
Joyeux Nol - beautiful movie about the Christmas truce of 1915
The lives of others
The Duchess
The King's speech

mha
25-06-19, 12:15
I must say that I'm a little disappointed with the suggestions. So let's try to make it better ;)

I will start with Russia.

Andrei Rublev, not so much historical portrait as realist depiction if medieval life in Russia. Director is Andrei Tarkowski.

Ivan the Terrible I and II by Sergei Eisenstein. It's a portrait of the tsar who transformed Russian medieval state into an empire.

War & Peace by Sergei Bondarchuck, duration 7h!

Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors, Sergei Parajanov. A very beautiful film about life&love in 19th century Carpathian mountains among Hutsul ethnic group.

Come and see by Elem Klimov. WWII. Here we go again, nasty Indoeroupeans fight without limits. Be warned, not really entertainment.

Angela
25-06-19, 16:44
La r�volution fran�aise by Robert Enrico is a good 2-part movie.
Agora
Elizabeth, and Elizabeth the Golden Age
The Wind that shakes the barley
La reine Margot
Joyeux No�l - beautiful movie about the Christmas truce of 1915
The lives of others
The Duchess
The King's speech

I see you like historically based films. So do I. :)

The only one I haven't seen is the first one. I'll try to find it.

Juan.delajara
25-06-19, 17:07
Il primo Re by Matteo Rovere. It’s an amazing film, made in proto latin


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TardisBlue
25-06-19, 18:37
I see you like historically based films. So do I. :)

The only one I haven't seen is the first one. I'll try to find it.

Yes, I love that kind of movie! But I'm no historian so I'm not particularly obsessed with perfect historical accuracy (there are history books for that). For ie, La Reine Margot was not particularly accurate but I enjoyed it. I also love all the TV series like The Crown, Victoria or Wolf Hall (excellent). Even The Tudors!
I think you can find the French revolution with English subtitles on Amazon.com
Do you have any good historically based Italian movie (the kind I've listed above) to recommend?

Angela
25-06-19, 21:04
Yes, I love that kind of movie! But I'm no historian so I'm not particularly obsessed with perfect historical accuracy (there are history books for that). For ie, La Reine Margot was not particularly accurate but I enjoyed it. I also love all the TV series like The Crown, Victoria or Wolf Hall (excellent). Even The Tudors!
I think you can find the French revolution with English subtitles on Amazon.com
Do you have any good historically based Italian movie (the kind I've listed above) to recommend?

Well, it doesn't cover the distant past, but it explains Italy from the 60's disruptions through the Red Brigades and beyond to 2003, and it's one of my favorite series ever, a recipient of many awards. It's great for Italians of the diaspora who really don't know what has formed the consciousness of modern Italians

It's called "La Meglio Gioventu" or "The Best of Youth". It's available for free on amazon prime.

Also available for free on amazon prime-
Garden of the Finzi Continis
The Vanishing of Pato-1890s Sicily


Also on amazon prime: but they make you rent it. Perhaps they're available for free in France?

"The Leopard" or "Il Gattopardo"
"1900"
"Sunflower" or Girasole-It's spectacular: Sophia and Marcello during WWII
"A Special Day"-same as above
"Rome, Open City" with Anna Magnani
"Amarcord"

I own all six to let you know how much I love them.

On Netflix:
The Medici-not accurate, but fun

The following are not precisely historical films except that Mediterraneo is about Italian seamen during World War two, but they're wonderful. I don't know where you can even rent that, or Il Postino. Cinema Paradiso you can rent on amazon.

Mediterraneo
Cinema Paradiso
Il Postino

Two other good films, but Bread and Tulips is in a modern setting:
Bread and Tulips, which I loved
Malena

Make you rent those too.

I also own all of those, so you know how much I like them. :)

TardisBlue
26-06-19, 07:56
Thanks for the list, I'll definitely check them out!
It's high time I watch The Leopard at last.
1900 is with Gerard Depardieu, I see.
They all look good, I think I'll start with Il Postino since it's set in Procida.
Oh, and The Medici looks great too. I love that kind of series.

Have you watched The Man who will come (L'uomo che verr) and The Tree of Wooden Clogs ('Albero degli zoccoli)? I've stumbled upon them while doing a search on Google. They sound like good movies too!

Angela
26-06-19, 14:55
Thanks for the list, I'll definitely check them out!
It's high time I watch The Leopard at last.
1900 is with Gerard Depardieu, I see.
They all look good, I think I'll start with Il Postino since it's set in Procida.
Oh, and The Medici looks great too. I love that kind of series.

Have you watched The Man who will come (L'uomo che verr�) and The Tree of Wooden Clogs ('Albero degli zoccoli)? I've stumbled upon them while doing a search on Google. They sound like good movies too!

I don't know how I could have forgotten to add them.

They're absolutely fabulous. They're both going on the "presents you could give me list".:)

Salzburg
08-07-19, 14:25
Yeah! I love it

Jovialis
06-09-19, 19:37
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blAKCJcXC5c

Very interesting film on Hulu, I saw yesterday. It is about the plot by Czech freedom fighters to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich:

https://i.imgur.com/WRz5V6R.jpg

Jovialis
09-09-19, 18:40
https://youtu.be/8Hg9mvE1FA4
Hatfields & McCoys on Netflix.

Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner are excellent in their roles, in this mini-series.

Jovialis
09-09-19, 19:35
https://youtu.be/8Hg9mvE1FA4
Hatfields & McCoys on Netflix.

Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner are excellent in their roles, in this mini-series.

Here's an interesting tidbit: Devil Anse Hatfield, Patriarch from the Hatfield Clan had a life-sized Italian marble statue made for his grave back in 1921. On top of that he was buried in a steel coffin. The total cost at the time adjusted to inflation was over $100K.:


The Hatfield children spent $5,000 on the statue, which arrived five years after their father was buried in 1921 -- in a $2,000 solid steel coffin.

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/14751


https://i.imgur.com/QQ7fS8b.jpg

It is a landmark in West Virginia.

Angela
10-09-19, 00:32
https://youtu.be/8Hg9mvE1FA4
Hatfields & McCoys on Netflix.

Bill Paxton and Kevin Costner are excellent in their roles, in this mini-series.

Good movie. So is the one about the Czech resistance.

I'm not happy with the selection on netflix of movies I haven't yet seen, so I cancelled it. I think I'll give Hulu a try.

jack456
28-09-19, 11:58
Templar but it was certainly an excellent film with a great soundtrack.

Rlangarrox
01-10-19, 06:09
What films are there that are set around moonshine and the prohibition era?I dont mean documentries or television shows but just fictional or based on true event movies.I watched lawless last week and totally enjoyed it.Ive also read on here that thunder road is quite good.

Jovialis
28-01-20, 16:47
Rise of Empires: Ottoman


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ISUY0l0WQ

This was a very interesting do-cu-dramatization of the siege of Constantinople.

Netflix has really taken the helm of historical documentaries, since the History Channel has become a shadow of it's former-self.

Angela
28-01-20, 19:26
Rise of Empires: Ottoman


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ISUY0l0WQ

This was a very interesting do-cu-dramatization of the siege of Constantinople.

Netflix has really taken the helm of historical documentaries, since the History Channel has become a shadow of it's former-self.

Yeah, I enjoyed it too.

It's a part of history with which too few people are familiar.

Maciamo
29-01-20, 10:35
I started watching the Ottoman Empire too. :)

jk-oscar
26-09-20, 13:50
Of all the historical movies, the one about Alexander is the one that interests me the most. I'm a huge fan of his.