All he got was a lousy TV mini-series
We need a proper biopic from WWI to internment, following the story of a radical forged from the fires of the Great war slowly losing faith in the political establishment
They already made one
Like how in fuck isn't there movies out the ass about Lenin? He's the single most important figure of the 20th century by a mile.
He got his own section in Fall of Eagles, a BBC TV drama, and it's fucking Patrick Stewart
With the size of modern budgets, the whole journey could be rendered into something spectacular.
Exactly. When Cortes arrived in Tenochtitlan, Montezuma sacrificed several infants just to meditate on the problem.
The dynamic of how relatively well local tribes were treated during his march to the city ((at least those who showed loyalty) would make for a nuanced view.
Considering also how enigmatic Cortes remains to history, he has the makings of a fantastic character.
If he was called Ferdinand Cartwright, he'd be an adventurous and honourable explorer and his life would have been made into a gajillion multimillionaire budget films and documentaries.
It would be gold with the right actor.
>HBO is taking on a pivotal moment in the history of the Americas with Cortes, a high-profile drama series in development. It is being written/executive produced by Mississippi Burning scribe Chris Gerolmo, directed/executive produced by Martin Scorsese and executive produced by Benicio Del Toro who is interested in starring as the Aztec conqueror.
It was accused of racism though and this was in 2006. Back when Mel Gibson could show his face in Hollywood and social justice meant MLK.
I don't think it would necessarily kill the movie but there would be some backlash if Cortes came off as too sympathetic or the Aztecs as savage/bloodthirsty.
Played by Benedict Cumberbatch
Because anyone who obsesses over Lenin was probably satisfied by Ten Days that Shook the World.
A biopic would have to include his bank robbing days, war communism, mass starvation, the Cheka, the execution of the Tsar's family, and a lot of other things his fanboys don't like to talk about.
thats the point. the movie should trigger people and thereby open a debate on the subject. And as it is, if the Aztecs were portrayed properly it would be clear that their civilization was really impressive. Tenochtitlan had no equivalent in Europe with perfectly straight lanes, access to fresh water, giant organized markets and more
>WE WUZ KINGS! bait
Hannibal was ethnically Semitic, with roots in modern Lebanon. The Carthaginians often used local 'natives' as spear-fodder, but they would have been (at the time) mostly of Berber stock, or already of mixed Berber-Semitic parentage. There were probably even some black africans as slaves or the odd Tuareg salt trader or whatever. However, the Carthaginian military and political elite were most certainly not or ever black.
Tom Berenger was PERFECT as Teddy in The Rough Riders.
The movie is ok even if shallow. It's always good to see Daley Dye. Berenger played Teddy as a better person than he ever was in real life so I'd say he should consider himself lucky.
Banter: The Movie.
Staring Alan Ford as the DOE and Rupert Grint as Prince Harry.
>if Cortes came off as too sympathetic or the Aztecs as savage/bloodthirsty
An ideal angle imo should be inspired by Daniel Planview in There Will be Blood. Someone of great ambition and cunning, capable of horrific wrath, but with his own brand of morality that turns gray against the corrupt culture around him.
The Aztecs were an upstart civilization. Before them in central Mexico, there were the Zapotec, Olmec, Teotihuacan and Mixtec civilizations. Some had been regional empires, but at the time the Aztecs came to power, there had been centuries of petty city-states vying for position of top dog, which frequently changed. The Aztecs were northern insurgents who ingratiated themselves to the local powers and adopted their customs (although theirs was related anyhow), but took it to extremes (i.e. the level of sacrifice). I've read theories that basically they used sacrifice as a scare tactic to keep tributaries in-line, and to justify their presence (the universe will literally implode if the Aztecs priests don't offer sacrifices to the gods). You can think of them as similar to the German barbarians who eventually civilized themselves and co-opted the Holy Roman Empire.
It is likely that the Aztecs would have settled down a bit once they consolidated power (if they ever did). When the Spanish showed up, they only had a fresh empire of a couple-centuries that wasn't very strong yet, and plenty of disgruntled tributaries and enemies.
Imagine if the early HRE had been pushed over by a somehow lucky-against-the-odds group of vikings.
This guy is criminally underrated
I want a Three Kingdoms-style movie about the Independence Wars in the Gran Colombia that covers both the Royalists and the Republicans sides through several POVs, and portrays both sides in shades of grey, rather than portraying the Republicans as paragons of social justice and freedom.
The final episode should end with Agustin Agualongo shouting "Long live the King", before being killed by a firing squad. Then you'd have a 5 minute aftermath montage with the show theme music.
Too bad nationalists (and a lack of budget) would never allow it.
As lewd as Eva Green is, she just isn't lewd enough.
Sasha Grey would make a good Theodora. She has that whole arrogant vanity thing going on, but she's down to film even the most degrading sex scenes.
I don't know how this guy has avoided getting a bio-pic for so long.
>Socialist revolution in America will follow the exact same course as it did 100 years ago in Tsarist Russia! Trust me guys, my dad was in the KGB.
Slick choice of ending your little soviet history lesson with the Red Terror, though. It's not like the USSR would become the world economic superpower 40 years later or anything.
Undefeated in WW1 Africa. Buttblasted the eternal anglo. Told Hitler to go fuck himself.
It practically writes itself
Sorry mainstream America wouldn't be able to tell you where the Byzantine empire was let alone watch a movie about their intricate politics (maybe if u played strongly on the "Christian" aspect of the empire but that could easily ruin the whole film imo)
Cyrus the Great and movie based on pic related.
No, not if it has 'artistic merit'. Pornography has a specific definition, and mere nudity or simulated sex as part of a dramatic story does not generally count (legally, anyway -- the minds of the rabble are different).
I want to see tachankas on screen
Unrelated, but my great-grandmother lived on the "estate" next to him and they were very good friends indeed.
My grandfather popped out with the exact same nose as him and looked alot like him in his older days.
Day of conception we estimated to the week before him leaving for preparations in Tromso for his last fatal mission.
I want to believe ;_;
Definitely either Stilicho or Aetius, though I think they would work better as HBO style TV series, definitely more interesting than any of the Roman emperors though
All the material's already there, it's just got to be turned into a screenplay.
Get someone like Sacha Baron Cohen or Adam Driver to play him, market the movie to the r*dditors, make millions.
(Whichever actor they choose would probably have to lose a lot of weight. Tesla was only like 140 lbs while being 6'2" or 6'3")
Another interesting guy to make a movie about would be Atatürk. Nobody except turks would go watch that movie, though.