History and Film

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ed Wood

Here is another entry in my ongoing series on how Hollywood treats real life people and events. “Ed Wood” (1994) Bad is Good again. Tim Burton’s film starring Johnny Depp about the man who’s widely considered the worst director Hollywood ever produced and his friendship with Bela Lugosi (played by... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Night and Day

Here is another film in my continuing series on the relationship between history and Hollywood. I hope you enjoy it. “Night and Day” (1946) Just one of those films. Cary Grant stars in an idealist version of composer Cole Porter’s life and work with performances of many of Porter songs (including... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Tower of London

Here is another entry in my ongoing series on the relationship between history and film. I hope you enjoy it “Tower of London“ (1939 and 1962) Horror as if Shakespeare wrote it. Based on the story of Richard III, Basil Rathbone plays the part of Richard and Boris Karloff plays his club-footed... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 31, 2007

The Sound of Music

Here is another entry in my continuing series on the relationship between film and history: “The Sound of Music” (1966) The Hills are alive with the sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein. The hugely popular,and 1966 Best Picture, version of the Broadway Musical and the singing Von Trapp Family starring... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Madness of King George

The next in my contimuing series on the relationship between history and film. “The Madness of King George” (1994): The film version of Alan Bennett’s play (retiled from The Madness of King George III so that US audiences wouldn’t mistake it for a sequel) about George III (r. 1760-1820) the King who... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Cromwell

This another in my occasional series of films and their relationship with history. “Cromwell” (1970) The story of England’s own Civil War. Disgusted with the religious policies of King Charles I (r. 1625-1649) Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The Elephant Man

This is another post in my series of the reltaionship between histoy and how it's treated by Hollywood “The Elephant Man” (1980) A human being, not an animal. David Lynch’s film about John Merrick, the real life 19 th Century Elephant Man and his attempts to be normal. Starring John Hurt (in an... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Amistad

The next film in my new blog on the relationship between Hollywood and History. “Amistad” (1997) Here’s another Oscar nominee. Anthony Hopkins plays John Quincy Adams(not only John Adams son but the 9 th President) in Stephen Spielberg’s film about one of the most important trials in American... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Becket

Another entry in my continuing blog on the relationship between film and history. “Becket” (1964): I continue this blog with the earliest British King to be portrayed on film. King Henry II (1133-1189) has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

George M. Cohan and the Fourth of July

Today,with the help of my husband the movie & history buff, I start a new blog related to Hollywood and the way film portays various historical events and famous people in history. There will be one film listed per day with a short description and where you can find it in your video store,. I hope... Sign in to see full entry.

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