ncbbh88, on Oct 18 2007, 08:51 AM, said:
not to flame but your movies for the most part are WAY to modern. even historically based movies now a days are worked to give the viewer the most intense actionpacked movie they can get. If you really want good movies jump back a decade or even more! the movies made then truely embodied the event they were depicting sure they are not filled with fancy CGI and other effects but those movies are what spawned the action movies of today and that gave rise to the modern action star.
Yesterday i watched The longest day, staring a variety of movie stars ( more than you can get to work together today) and a very young sean conery ( yes i am a bond nut) following that was the movie Midway which gives great insight into both US and Japanese mentalities on war and then there was mad max beyond thunderdome again thats a whole different story.
The longest day despite it's black and white presentation the longest day joins actual footage from both US and German sides during WWII along with shot footage encompasing the entire D-day operation everything fron the french resistance to the luftwaffe are covered in this film and the messages conveyed about human nature in war are pretty powerful all the while it dose this in an entertaining way. In my opinion this movie and other movies of its time are much better depections of US events since the people of the time wanted more fact and recreation of events rather than flashy entertainment. dont get me wrong there are good recent movies but i only see 3 movies in your list that can compare to the films of decades past.
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My assignment is to compile a list of three movies, watch the one my teacher selects from the list, then find six more sources (encyclopidia articles, books, credible news magazines, internet sources, etc.) and write a six page paper comparing the movie to the event(s) it is based upon. There is even some leway with the accuracy of the movie. The movie just has to be based on subject matter (such as the Kennedy assassinations, moon landing, early immigration) that had major effects on the history of the U.S., the event can be fictional as long as we can connect it to real events.
Also, the deadline has been moved to Sunday night (he extended our timeline).
This post has been edited by MOOSEOFDOOM: 18 October 2007 - 12:28 PM