Sunday, December 27, 2009

ON MOVIES ~ Don't Know Much About History...

Feature Presentation...

MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Historical Films...

As we approach the end of the first decade in the new millenium it is only natural to take stock and have a look back at where we've been. When we do this it is a stroll down memory lane. When movies do this it is called a retrospective. Either way, it's history. Here are some of our favorite historical films. Share on your blog those movies that take place in the past, covering a specific period in style or subject, and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • Ben Hur (1959) - 1st Century, The Epic of Judah vs. Romans
  • Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975) - 6th Century, Spoof of King Arthur's Quest
  • Braveheart (1995) - Late 1200's/Early 1300's, Bloody Battle for Scottish Independence
  • Shakespeare In Love (1998) - 1590's, The Bard Loves His Muse
  • Dangerous Liasons (1988) - 1760's, French Nobility Not So Noble
  • Gangs of New York (2002) - 1860's, Birth of New York City
  • Dances With Wolves (1990) - 1860's Civil War, Unintentional Hero is a Lover, Not a Fighter
  • Little Big Man (1970) - Later 1800's, Tragicomedy of the White Man & the Indians
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - 1916 WW1, British Officer's Unique Military Excursions
  • The Untouchables (1987) - 1930's, Al Capone's Chicago
  • Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Leave it in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

    19 comments:

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Well, this was one you could go crazy over, eh? I eliminated the movies I've beaten to death, and came up with a few fun ones!

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2009/12/monday-movie-meme-dont-know-much-about.html

    Heather said...

    I think I also managed to come up with some titles I have not mentioned before. My post

    r4 dsi said...

    I'm trying to remember.. its so silly they're so in love.. she should just stop being Amish.. I'm sure there are no amish people online so no one would be against this idea :P

    Kathleen said...

    Monty Python makes me laugh until I sound like a silly schoolgirl! Great list overall!

    otin said...

    I think that there are a couple that I really enjoy, Like "Patton", and "Mississippi Burning".

    Susan said...

    That's a great list! Here's mine:

    http://bearswampreflections.blogspot.com/2009/12/monday-movie-meme-dont-know-much-about.html

    rhapsodyinbooks said...

    My husband loves Law. of Arabia and has seen it so many times, he actually recites the dialog along with Peter O'Toole!

    Janet said...

    I loved Little Big Man! What a great movie!~

    The Gal Herself said...

    The Untouchables is one of my all-time favorites. But, since you already grabbed that one, I found three more. (I don't know why, but I always feel I need to list three.)

    Amy said...

    I think this is a brilliant movie topic! Also perfect for the end of the year. You named some fantastic movies! Monty Python's movies are fantastic! I loved The Untouchables & Dangerous Liasions. I'm embarassed to admit I've never seen Ben Hur but there's still time! (heee, hee!) I'm putting it on my Netflix list now.

    Now, time to think about historical films!

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
    ~ Amy

    kaye said...

    what a great list, some of my favorites are also there. My kids absolutly loved Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Historical films is my favorite genre. Can't wait to see what everybody has posted. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

    Amy said...

    I came up with some movies with Sam's help! It was great fun & the more we thought about it, the more movies we remembered!

    Hope you like them!
    Movie Monday!

    Candy Minx said...

    Ooh this is a delicious stack of movies! Inspiring! Little Big Man is one of my faves. I was just thinkng about watching Shakespeare in Love again too.

    Happy holidays! I hope you and yours have had a wonderful season!

    All the best for you in the New Year!

    Penny said...

    Gangs of New York is great stuff!
    I think some of the greatest history films are Band of Brothers and Schindlers List.

    Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

    Lovely list there!

    Although it's a good film, being from England I was always irked at just how historically inaccurate Braveheart was, giving a seriously unfair picture of the English and the Scots at the time. But oh well!

    Some great movies on that list: I love those epics like Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia. But my heart will always be with Monty Python! :)

    Beth F said...

    Oh wow, all are really good.

    Julie said...

    I love this topic! It was hard to control my list :)

    ds said...

    Great list! I will have the immortal Pythons in my head all night, now. Have even seen most of the others! Yippee! Thanks.

    stacybuckeye said...

    Lawrence and Braveheart of favorites of mine. I'm going to participate on Mondays in 2010 :) Moving my quizzes to Tuesdays. Now all I need to do is get here on time.