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What are some /his/ approved movies?
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>>551909
>mfw shit casting
Awesome movie tho.
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>>551919

>shit casting

What was wrong with the casting?

To contribute:

Das Boot
Lawrence of Arabia
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>>551919
Really? It's Russell's best movie and the rest of the cast is great.
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>>551909
Hollom did nothing wrong.
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>>551933
>What was wrong with the casting?
tall maturin
short (well shorter than maturin) aubrey
small bonden
fat allen
etc..
Don't get me wrong, I liked the acting a lot, it just irked my autism.
Based Preserved Killick was absolutely fucking perfect tho.
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>>551949
>Hollom did nothing
FTFY
In war inaction is worse than bad decisions.
Also book Hollom was a cunt and it's no wonder the crew took the side of the gunner, mad and froward as he was.
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>>551950

Oh, I see. I haven't read the books, I thought you were implying the acting was bad.
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>>551973
>I haven't read the books
Read them. They are pretty much the peak of historical fiction.
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>>551940
>mfw the movie's OST is in Darthmod Empire
maximum comfy
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>>551909
I don't get that film
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>>551919
Brilliant casting. Only Crowe could be sufficiently vulgar and pugilent.

>>551950
Yaoi fan girl fuck off.

>>551976
>They are pretty much the peak of historical fiction.
Robert Graves, White Goddess.
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>>551980
What's to get? Frigate is sent to capture or sink another frigate during the napoleonic wars. It's not like it has a convoluted plot.
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>>551980

Hello, Sarah!
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>>551919

I wasn't too happy when I heard that they cast Crowe as Aubrey, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well he pulled it off. Bettany was too handsome to be Maturin though, but he did alright too.

The only part in the whole movie that got me rolling my eyes was when during the final battle they assault the gun deck, and a 12-year old one-armed boy leads the charge, followed by Maturin who was barely out of bed after being shot and nearly killed (even if he is a master duellist). Still, 9/10 movie overall.

>also sequels never
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>>551990
>White Goddess
>historical fiction
Also I do consider O'Brian a better author than Graves.
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>>552006
How would you describe Graves' methodology of getting high on mushrooms and wanking to his waifu as a way to interpret 4000 years of archaeological and literary remains across thousands of miles into a syncretic invented religion?
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>>552003
>a 12-year old one-armed boy leads the charge
That was actually not that implausible given that all other officers had already boarded the enemy ship. Historically, midshipmen did indeed command guns and boarding parties.
If anything, the shit part is Maturin joining the fray at all. He did it once through the whole series and it was for the specifical purpose of catching a spy, he would never have boarded just to fight, both because his place as surgeon was in the cockpit to take care of the wounded, and because he was (most incredibly hypocritically of him but w/e) a pacifist.
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>>552027
I love the books descriptions of him cutting men up high as fuck.
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>>552025
I describe it as an essay on mythology and myth-making. I don't see why would you even choose that book to compare him to O'Brian when he actually wrote fucking novels.
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>>552036
>cutting men up high as fuck
Kek, I don't know if chewing a coca leaf counts as high as fuck, but indeed the guy had a fucking addiction issue, he went from a habit to the next as soon as he lost it.
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>>552027
>That was actually not that implausible given that all other officers had already boarded the enemy ship

Yeah no, I know that history is full of incredible-sounding shit like that, it's just the fact that he was an amputee on top of being a scrawny little guy that kind of pushes it for me.
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>>552037
Well if you're suggesting that Graves specious fiction was underwritten compared to O'Brian's masterful if Augustine prose, then I have to agree.

But they're both fiction. And poorly contrived fiction at that. One projects post-Empire bohemian petit-bourgeois sexuality onto the past, causing sexual assignations that were impossible in real life. The other, of course, is about the Greeks.
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>>552052
And yet amputee officers (at least arm amputees) were a relatively common occurence (even fucking Nelson). You might say that he recuperated ridiculously fast (how long could it have taken to go from Brazil to the Galapagos, 1-2 months?), but being an amputee wouldn't have held him back in the Royal Navy. Actually if anything the opposite (honorable wound).
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>>552003
>even if he is a master duellist

Speaking of which, I remember Ridley Scott's The Duellists as being a fairly decent historical drama, though it's been a while since I saw it.
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>>551909
So was the "doctor" in the end the French ship's captain? Why did he give that sword to Aubrey?
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>>552067
>One projects post-Empire bohemian petit-bourgeois sexuality onto the past, causing sexual assignations that were impossible in real life.
I'm not sure what you're referring to tbqh.
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>>552078
Yes, and he gave the sword to Aubrey to fool him into thinking the dead body was the captain, and that before he died he wanted to surrender his sword.
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>>552078
the captain introduced himself as the doctor to avoid capture, and he gave aubrey his sword because it was required of defeated officers to resign their weapon to their captor.
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>>552081
Go read White Goddess. It is basically Graves masturbating.

Go read Aubrey/Maturin. It is basically Yaoi fangirls 1805- "We won Malaya / Winston was an Okay Chap / Home rule was a mistake".
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>>552094

You should read the White Goddes yourself.
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>>552078

Yes, he gave him the sword to convince Aubrey that the captain of the ship was indeed dead, as surrendering one's sword was the way to convey the surrendering of your force. However since he wasn't actually dead, he may or may not have been planning on capturing his ship back at an opportune time, like the dastardly Frenchman that he was.
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>>552099
I have. It is singularly unconvincing eisegesis.
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>>552104
>Frenchmen
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There are no /his/ approved movies. There's always something odious little turd who thinks he's showing how clever they are by pointing out that the buttons are from the wrong decade or that the uniforms are too green.
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>>552151
Moby Dick is a pretty good whale encyclopædia, ruined by a gay romance.
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>>551991
but why did they still chase each other? like they wanted to fight you know
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>>552168
When you capture another ship, you get the money when your government auctions it off.
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>>552168
Well the frenchman was just trying to ambush his pursuer (plus the glory of defeating a military ship as a privateer), whereas Jack was just overproud and ill-accustomed to defeat, and chose to exceed his orders rather than go back in failure.
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>>551909
>movies women will never understand
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>>551909
Last of the Mohicans, Monroe sure got his shit blasted
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>>551980
Tits or GTFO
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>>551970
Hollom was a shit but he didn't deserve what he got.

Literally just finished Far Side of the World.
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Black Cock Down
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Best historical movie of all time.
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>Cucksaders
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>>552502
>soldier masturbation
Has the same problem as american sniper. All the soldiers are infallable gods and not people. Near the end oldiers go back to farm a promotion, which is ballsy but they ar painted as gods for such acts.
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>>552928
This is why I love everything about Generation Kill.
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For films, I'd say Barry Lyndon, Waterloo, Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven (directors cut)

For tv, Band of Brothers, I Claudius, Sharpe and Hornblower would be my choices .

t. Napoleonic Fag
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The Admiral: Roaring Currents
War of the Arrows
The Physician (2013)
City of Life and Death
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>>552948
Cause you're just a teenage dirt bag baby, listen to iron maiden maybe
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>>552949
>Saving Private Ryan
Romantic tripe.
>Gladiator
Bathetic tripe.
>Kingdom of Heaven (directors cut)
Just plain tripe.
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I enjoyed The Last Supper
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This thread is 300 pages long and 90% of the movies posted are great
>>523816

>>552864
>boring commie propaganda
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>>553035
The title seems misleading.
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That knife is heavy.
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>>552928
>soldiers being people
ahahaha nearly got me
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>>553000
Care to expand or just shitpost?
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>>552982
I can't find a subbed version of this to save my life.
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>>553088
The title makes looking it up a pain in the ass.
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>>553619
Look up "romantic" and "bathetic" in a dictionary of literary criticism or your Oxford English Dictionary 3rd Edition.
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>>552864
Such a great movie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL-5uyp44WA
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The Passion of Joan of Arc
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>>552003
That is not at all implausible.

Back in the day, children (usually second sons) of wealthy families started training as midshipmen when they were 10 or 12. Officers were expected to be able to lead and command, regardless of age.

t. merchant mariner
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>>554047

the score I heard with it the first time complemented it very well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzuLCLdcym0
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What is bayt-ul-muqaddas worth , /his/?
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>>552168
The French ship is a stand-in for the novel(s)'s American counterpart.

Either way, it's a privateer preying on British shipping. Jack has to stop them or let the Bonapartists rule the seas.
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>>551909
I was disappointed how they never mention Trafalgar and Nelson's death. They namedropped him several times I thought it would be a fitting symbolic end.
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>>554433

It's not based on just one of the novels, it is a mish mash of chunks from several.
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>>554440

The film starts in April/May 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar was fought in October of the same year.
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>>554451
Depends how much time they spent chasing the French.
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>>554459

True, but they would have still been out of the loop. The only time they encounter outsiders that aren't trying to sink them is when they stop for supplies on the coast of South America (Brazil probably), and when they rescue the whalers at Galapagos, and I doubt those folks got much news from Europe either. You have to remember it took weeks or even months for news to cross the ocean back in those days.
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Two threads and no one mentions All Quiet On The Western Front?

Let me correct that.
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>>554040
Great movie.
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Hero
The Legend of the Black Scorpion
Curse of the Golden Flower
Warriors of Heaven and Earth
House of Flying Daggers
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>>551909

ADMIRAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqS9jgT_TNk
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Mongol
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>>551976
I, Claudius,
Masters of Rome
The Diary of Anne Frank.
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>>551976
>They are pretty much the peak of historical fiction.
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>>551909
The message was a good one.
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>>553117
thungur knivur
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>>551940
>It's Russell's best movie

wut
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Also, HBO's Rome and Deadwood TV series.
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>>555117

No
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the last emperor
>that music
>those costumes
>19,000 background actors
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Paths of Glory
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>>555132
hey the speech was GOAT
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>>554886
1. Have you read them?
2. What would you consider to be the peak of historical fiction?
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>>552075
The Duellists definitely on the list.
A visual masterpiece, based on a Conrad story.
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>>554487
Just read the book, it's short and a lot better.
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GOAT-tier historical fiction
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One of those movies that I can always watch.
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>>556047
This shit right here
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>>556526
Ehh...not really. I watched all of them and I have read several books, but it is mostly just cheesy fun.
I do enjoy them a lot, but it's not GOAT.
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>>554040
Why are they holding their swords?
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Honestly, aside from Das Boot, every """historical""" movie I've ever seen is either oversimplified garbage, Hollywood shit or propaganda.
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This looks semi-promising maybe, i dunno. It's from the Norwegian civil war period.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKbnq_3gL20
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>>555133
great film
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>>556526
Cornwell writes historic pulp.
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What's /his/ opinion on this?
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>>557019
>What's /his/ opinion on this?
Very useful to train people that "you can't blow up a social relationship," and that militarising the party results in military coups not revolutions.

Unlike the United States' attempt to express the utter evil of the professional soldier engaged in an evil mission, Apocalypse Now, the French Paratroop Officer expresses something entirely different. To the French a man may be erudite, mannerly, civil, respect his enemy intellectually, and water board them for 72 hours in order to effect a minor arrest on a regional cell. Like the Front National, the State is run by intelligent men who maintain their humanity through their brutality.

Unfortunately the urban campaign was foco bullshit.
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>>551940
love this scene, I can hear it my head right now
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>tfw every historical movie you watch is either completely white washed or complete shit
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>>556805
Come and See?
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>>557351
Maybe it's a film too hard for the tiny frail heart of an Anon.
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>>556062
Yes.
Robert Graves.
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>>557377
I agree. Graves "scholarly" work is historical fiction.
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>>557351
>>557371
Idi i smotri is WAY too romanticised. The eastern front was far worse.
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>>551940
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om5LFM4Un7I
Oh, and, beat to quarters.
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>>554040
love this movie
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>>552857
truth
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>>552928

sure thing cuck
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>>556043

The acting was great and it's a fantastic production of the play (dat Enter the King scene and TENNIS BALLS MY LIEGE though), but the historical accuracy was appalling.
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>>552948
Ex army here (not amerifag)
The shit they do is pretty fucking spot on. Right down to the jokes and shit flinging.
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>Spartacus (1960, Stanley Kubrick)
>Ben-Hur (1959, William Wyler)
>The Birth of a Nation (1915, D. W. Griffith)
>Life of Brian (1979, Terry Jones)
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>Civilization (1969)
BBC Documentary
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Treasures of Ancient Rome (2012)
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>>554040
just read the book desu
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>>551909
how 'bout full metal jacket?
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>>552982
>The Admiral: Roaring Currents
>Koreans beating Japanese in a boarding action
>All the Korean marines dressed as if they were officers
>Myeongnang being some half-assed effort in which Yi Sun-shin didn't tell any of his crew anything about his plan and then winning them over instead of a coordinated attempt to lure the Japanese into a trap
/his/ approved my ass, it's a nice movie but definitely not historically accurate.
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>>561001
I had a military history class in high school. our teacher was an ex lt. colonel from the army and we watched every episode of Civil War in class. We also watched Gallipoli and that final scene is engraved in my mind.
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>>552857
I thought it was pretty cheesy
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Not a movie, but Vikings seems somewhat historically accurate. Not to say that it isn't cheap dramatic game of thrones tier stuff though.
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My favourite. 7 hours long.
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>>562713
>Vikings seems somewhat historically accurate
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>>562713
>Historically accurate
Nice bait you fucking nigger
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>>562713
Nigga you wat ?
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>>562600
>I had a military history class in high school

Hope you realize how fucking lucky you are, friend. I would've killed for such opportunities.
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>>562318

But not the comm chatter. I can only speak for the Army, but I've never heard anyone talk like that on the radio. Shit's inefficient as fuck.
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>>562715
Did they train horses to fall down like that? That's pretty impressive.
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The imitation game
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Help me out here /his/. Are there any good films concerning 1) Rome and its dealings with the Germanic tribes or 2) the fall of Rome in general?
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>>552982
>the physician

Only accurate thing about it is the fact that there was once a guy named Avicenna.

Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Movies:
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan
Lawrence of Arabia
Doctor Zhivago
Das Boot
Ben-Hur
Kingdom of Heaven
Days of Heaven
The Hurt Locker

For TV:
Band of Brothers
The Pacific
Generation Kill
Rome
The Knick
I, Claudius
Deadwood

These are just things I've watched. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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>>562713
reported
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>>566905
Play total war attila
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>>562713
It's extremely entertaining certainly.
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>>566956
>The Hurt Locker

That movie is on a completely separate level of shit from all the other hypothetical shit movies in this thread. It has a level of wet Taco Bell diarrhea all for itself. It's unrealistic "I cant handle my feelings, watch how hard and mysterious I am" feels-shit with completely shit tier and unrealistic action. Made by a woman, who has no idea how men feel and what war actually is. The tactics and actions of the protagonists are fucking laughable AND JESUS FUCKING CHRIST THAT SNIPER DUEL. Blood on the rounds is enough to jam a damn M82 Barrett? Fuck.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_the_Terrible_(film)
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>>566956
>Full Metal Jacket
>Hurt Locker

Please be bait
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>>562715
Thats insane, cant imagine a modern film using real horses and gunpowder for the smoke
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>>562713
Worst bait of the year.
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>>568312
American soldiers are basically women though, they're all constantly crying about muh feelings, muh ptsd or whatever.
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for anyone who wants a better understanding of US history, I would suggest these documentaries. They are not part of an official series, but they all kind of blend in together with each other and it covers from 1774-1946 about. Wont teach you everything, but it will give you a well rounded understanding of the country and its history.
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>>552025

I'd say he sounds a lot like me. Aredvi Sura Anahita, I love you now and always.
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>>568860
>The Roosevelts

This documentary is one big lie unfortunately. Safe, textbook version of history from a leftist point of view. Especially anything concerning FDR and his bit during the Great Depression. Perhaps it's good they didn't go in great details about his relations with the USSR.
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>>552982
>The Admiral: Roaring Currents

Well I guess we can just discount the rest of your recommendations.
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>>568961
They literally interview George Will dumbass, if it was a left-wing piece they would've had Paul Krugman instead.

Nothing but an 100% libertarian revisionist history is good enough for you people, isweartoGod.
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>>568981
FDR prolonged the Great Depression and his New Deal was just more of the shit started by Hoover.
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>>552949
>Sharpe
The most over hyped and innacurate piece of Napoloenic media out there
>Inb4 Waterloo zombies and that film about Napoleon fighting with dinosaurs
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>>568998
That's how it is. And many books about Napoleonic Wars spend too much time on the British involvement.
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this even just for the "it's good to be the King" gag
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>>568998
>that film about Napoleon fighting with dinosaurs

WHAT?!
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>>568988
they have George Will talking about this "point of view" in the documentary, you obviously haven't watched it.

You probably don't even know who that is...and you think you are a conservative lol
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>>569026


OK FAGGOT WHATS NEXT
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>>569030
>conservative

Conservatives usually accept this point of view. There are legitimate questions about New Deal.
Here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_from_Fear:_The_American_People_in_Depression_and_War,_1929%E2%80%931945

At least this one was recognized but many historians aren't really interested in economics and usually ignore recent research.
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>>568981
What was the war effort if not the New Deal on steroids?
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THE LESSER OF TWO WEEVILS

AAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAAHHHA
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Stalingrad the german version from 1993. Pretty based tbqh familia. Same goes for Das Boot or die Brücke. German war movies tend to be pretty good concerning realism, its just always heavy and depressing material.
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>>569100
And it didn't stop it either. Not like situation during any war is normal anyway.
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>>569126
Gentlemen a toast to the lesser of two weevils!
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>>569146
I'm pretty sure the war ended the Great Depression and there is nothing miraculous about war. It was just a bunch of government spending.
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>>552857
A few gripes I had with this film. First, that the cast is way too old. Most of the real participants at the battle were in their 20s and some were in their 30s. The worst offenders of this were color-sergeant Bourne, guy with mutton-chops, who was only 24 in real life and Ferdinand Schiess, the bald one, who was only 22. The list goes on, but both of these characters were portrayed by men well in their 40s.

Second is how the film basically takes a massive shit on religion. This is completely unforgivable. Rev. Witt, also too old by at least 20 years, was not a coward. He did not urge anyone to flee. He went back to his farm to be with his family. The film also completely erases the character of chaplain George Smith, who played a prominent role in the battle.

Any other complaints are autism, but these are pretty big. Not a bad film, but could have been better.
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>>552857

>movie ends with the zulu praising the british and doing their super special dance for them because they are so cool

I like the movie, but this part was cringe inducing. And people say American movies are nothing but propaganda
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>>568363
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>>566956
>bait camouflaged in a serious list
Well played, anon.
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>>568860
Why not the Ken Burns film on Prohibition?
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>>569210
>saluting fellow braves
The Zulu didn't do that at Rorke's Drift and I can't find any evidence of them doing it at any other time. Can anyone find anything on it?

In reality, the Zulu ran away because the relief column arrived to save Rorke's Drift.
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>>569226
there is no evidence of it happening to my knowledge. the filmmakers just put it in for reasons that are beyond me.
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>>569223
Actually the one about Jazz would've probably be a better pick than fucking Roosevelts.
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>>569163
Not the war itself. Though the fact that WWII happened probably did take part in that. And that Roosevelt was fucking dead.
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>>569248
>>569223

Neither of those are really that important to the grand scheme of things of America, especially jazz.

inb4 butthurt jazz fan says jazz is literally the single greatest thing ever
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>>569255
>roosevelt was dead during WWII
>roosevelt
>dead during WWII
>during WWII
>dead
Okay, we're done here.
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>>569260
Yes he died before the end of WWII. He was dead in the post-WWII United States. What of it?
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>>569271

>died 5 months before the war ended

yeah, FDR totally had no effect on the war or America because of this
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>>569277
Why are you saying this? He did of course. I think you meant "had no effect on the post-war America"
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>>569255
It seems like the war was the primary factor.
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>>569290
How?
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Che was quite good.
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>>569304
Is it historically accurate or romantic/idealistic? Cuba's original revolutionary heroes like Gomez or Garcia were brutal murderers but they weren't psychos.
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>>569298
It put people back to work when there previously was not enough capitol to do so. I see no better explanation.
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>>569354
Put them to work. In the arms industry. What about other branches? For almost 10 years FDR, Tugwell and others did everything to make the unemployment rate as high as possible. Giving them shitty jobs, punishing farmers for too effective crops and so on.
Shit even during WWII unemployment rate went a little below 10%. That's not very impressive. Hoover and Roosevelt were intervening in labor markets, fixing wages etc.
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>>566956

Dr. Zhivago is absolutely beautiful
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>>570018
>Overture plays out of nowhere
Fuck you OP.

Also literally has a beta uprising with the cucked Strelnikov becoming a badass commissar.
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Fall of Eagles:

A slow start, but a great source for following the pre and post world war I narrative.

Bismarck and Wilhelm II to Lenin and Franz Josef, all neatly humanized and made recognizable on the grand stage.
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>>571116

Patrick Stewart's Lenin steals the show imho.
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>>571124

Though if you want something more modern or to see how the Star Wars franchise squandered the talents of Ian McDiarmid, 37 days is for you.
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>>571124
>>571131
Sound good.
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>>561001
Haven't watched Gods & Generals since it came out in theaters and my dumb kid self thought I would go see it. Is it actually good? I don't remember a thing about it aside from the atrocious video game they made out of it.
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>>569372
You sound delusional. You aren't considering unemployment before that point. You know that. It was like 25%.
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>>571131
That Sheev though
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>>566905

I Claudius:

Complete coverage of the Julio Claudians from Augustus(played by BRIAN BLESSED) onward scrupulously researched and based around the writings of Tacitus, Plutarch, and Suetonius as contemporary historians.

While the conceit of the story of a heroic cripple emperor telling all may take liberties with the personalities in the history, (we cannot say given the sources) the events and chronology are rigorously accurate and the story is coherent.

Rome struggles to keep its identity as a king hating republic of the brave, but even in victory over MarcAntony the foundations are shaking; Agrippa the ambitious lieutenant, Livia the scheming queen in fact if not in name, her over-mothered son Tiberius who resents her, and the defeated and timid senate show in their secret ways the cracks in the Roman edifice even in the moment of its greatest triumph. Each in their full flower of evil are but a prelude as Rome becomes a truly despicable cauldron of poison under the mad Caligula and even more ambitious Sejanus (Patrick Stewart).

It's most powerful and unlikely leaders' cowardice, debauchery, naivite, and fear of disunity born of the very successes that empowered them ultimately produce a gripping and human tragedy that sadly ends with Claudius' reign before the year of the four emperors. Though it is clear that if Rome didn't die when Julius Caesar pronounced "alea iacta est", the death of Claudius before Nero's short reign was the end of the Julio Claudian emperors. All the rest were made by the praetorian guard as Claudius before them.

Follow up with reading Gibbon's History of the Rise and Fall of Rome if you are still interested.

>>551954
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Henry V tbqh
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>>554487
this man is correct
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>>551909
I am a girl and I didn't get it.
Can somebody explain this movie to me?
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>>572245
Hi /r9k/ false flag.
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>>566956

>The Hurt Locker
>A gigantic .50 cal rifle gets jammed by BLOOD
>"yeah man that rifle is pretty intense just don't drip any blood in it!"
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>>562713
oh you
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Marketa Lazarova Is always at the top of my list. Dealing with transition of Europe from paganism to Christianity, it explores the middle ages as well as the overall religious and social background in great detail through a gritty sometimes dreamlike lens, and on top of being one of the most beautifully shot films of all time. It's also challenging and high art, broken into sequences giving it an overall modernist structure, so watch it in the right mind set.
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some more images.
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>>551909
The Revenant
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>>551909
In the Heart of the Sea
>Call me Ishmael
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>>562713
>>552502
>>566956
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>>567656
truth
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>>563329
I think they often tripped them with a wire or some shit - they died a decent amount of the time
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>>562585
Do you have any primary sources on how the Korean soldiers were dressed? I'll save you the trouble. There are none. So you thinking that Korean soldiers wore regular clothes with a big patch that says Water is just as historically inaccurate.
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>>580504
Doesn't change the fact that the movie is still about as accurate as braveheart.
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>>580527
I never denied that the movie is historically inaccurate though comparing it to Braveheart is ridiculous and you know it. I'm not defending the movie. I think it's just an average action flick. But it's not the first time someone brought up the movie's prevalence of armors being "inaccurate" when Osprey's or whatever movie/drama/game you guys think is supposedly historically accurate are worse. If you look at actual paintings made by Koreans/Japanese within a hundred or so years of the war then there is much greater proof of normal Korean soldiers being armored than not.

So if you're gonna bring up the armors thing again you should at least have some sources ready to back up your statement.

Tldr version: tons of things to criticize about the movie but prevalence of armor is the least of them
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This movie was shown to me in my Civics class, 10/10
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>>552299
underrated
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>>552982
>>566935
why is it that ben kingsley always plays Iranians?
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>>556805
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
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>>557351
>Come and See is the first movie you think of as "not propaganda"

I'm out
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>>555132
>>560471
Are we talking about Rome, Deadwood, or Henry V?

...or all the above?
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>>568312
Actually, if they had glossed over the war bit, and concentrated on the home front PTSD, it would have been a pretty good depiction of war from a woman's point of view, and the fallout they have to deal with. (Which, yes, pales in comparison to what the men have to deal with, but has an entirely different impact on the world.)

And it wasn't a terrible movie - just more emotional exposition than history, as one would expect from a woman.
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>>552948
I was so sad when that ended. Possibly my favourite war related media.
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>>554053
>t. merchant mariner

Clever, you implied that being a mariner these days means you have accurate knowledge of how it was done in the past, when actually it's entirely different.

t. Merchant Navy Deck Officer
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>>552502
Bravo Two Zero is a better soldier movie.
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>>555117
I really love Shakespeare, and Branagh is incredibly based, but I don't think you could ever call it historically accurate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikynTH9oJg8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-yZNMWFqvM are eternally GOAT though.
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>>582012
What Company you with amigo?
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>>582039
I've quit, but my last company was stena bulk
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>>551954
"Hawk Men, Dive!"
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>>582789
Is that a young BRIAN BLESSÉD?
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I watched Zulu yesterday but i had to turn it off after two thirds of the film. I was getting too triggered by the inaccuracies of the portrayal of the battle at Rorke's drift.
>Zulus standing in the open, letting themselves get shot to "test" the firepower of the british.
>Zulus jumping over the perimeter wall at the first charge
>Witt staying at the station, being used for comic relief
>Jawdroppingly awful depictions of melee combat. People dying from having a bayonet stabbed into the air 3 feet next to them.
>Officers standing around and chilling outside the hospital while the perimeter is overrun by zulus in the background
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>>583954
this/10, Zulu is a meme movie. I am convinced thats the only reason its shilled so.
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>>583954

I think you are too autistic to watch movies desu
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Pillars of the earth

World without End
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Anyone watched Wolf hall,bbc series.I finished it recently and i loved it,especially cromwell,main character.
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>>585009
>>583954

I never really understood why people here fucking love it, but will bitch about shit like Braveheart for being inaccurate
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Anybody have any good ww1 eastern front movies?
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>>586862
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>>586384

Fucking amazing. So much detail crammed into every scene. Even stuff on screen for a few seconds. Most films/shows would just have a printed page slotted into some old book standing in as an illuminated manuscript. They had a real, what looked hand written and gilded page.

Fantastic.
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>>586862
I've never heard of any :'(
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>>586886
Bbc usually produces quality film.
Unlike the majority of american film producers
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>>586858
Thanks! Just want to make an observation though, that moonzund movie doesn't have any English subtitles
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>>586914
Shit, meant that for >>586874
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Anyone?
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>>587469
Thought it was boring
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>>587469

It was cool.
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so is someone gonna make a mega chart for /his/core movies or what
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>>555133
This. The soundtracks were also fantastic.
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>>586862
If you don't mind an Italian movie "Torneranno i prati" is stunning
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>>587469
> 'Lo, there do I see my father.
> 'Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers.
>'Lo, there do I see the line of my people...
>Back to the beginning.
>`Lo, they do call to me.
> They bid me take my place among them.
> In the halls of Valhalla...
> Where the brave...
>May live...
> ...forever.
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Not a movie, but HBO's John Adams miniseries is pretty based.
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Anyone here happen to know if pic related is any good or worth watching?
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>>590432

I did watch some chapters, it was prettu funny
>That English officer who always enters into the room when the main character is doing something perfidious.
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>>590424
If were talking series, watch Hell on Wheels Based AMC on the Transcontinental Railroad
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>>551909
What are the best films set in classical antiquity? I can only think of 300 and Troy, which are hardly accurate or even good.
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>>562494
Anyone who would list Life of Brian on this board, in this thread, as a great historical movie, is a very naughty boy! Keks-a-million anon, best post here!
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>>590455

That becomes less funny by the end of the season.

Second season is pretty great, more based Andre and Rogers.
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>>586874
I really want to see Passendidale but i cant find it anywhere.

The lost battalion is great however
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