The American Film Company

HOME | Discuss | The American Film Company


Meet the experts who consult on our films and see what they have posted on the site.

The American Film Company


The American Film Company

Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Joe Ricketts, The American Film Company produces engaging movies for grown-ups based on great American stories.

Discussions by this Expert

View All

“Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”

Feb 22, 2010 at 4:54pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The year was 1969, an age of rebellion—when villains could be heroes, and do-gooders were rejected by a progressive generation with a thirst for freedom. It was the year of EASY RIDER, MIDNIGHT COWBOY, and the classic buddy western, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.


Feb 22, 2010 at 4:49pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Ron Howard is no stranger to American history. Having found great success with APOLLO 13 and A BEAUTIFUL MIND, 2005's CINDERELLA MAN disappointed in its profits. So Howard went smaller. He looked to the stage and Peter Morgan's critically acclaimed play "Frost/Nixon."


Feb 22, 2010 at 4:32pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Laura Hillenbrand probably never anticipated her non-fiction horseracing book would become a Best Picture nominee, grossing more than $120 million at the box office. Gary Ross set out to make a period film that would hopefully capture the hearts of movie audiences, just as his equine subject did sixty-five years earlier.
1 2 3 Next

Other Activity by this Expert

  • Gave a thumbs down to this comment on April 15, 2012 at 12:16am

    10 Best American History Movies

    Hey leeladek,

    It was recently reported that Darren Aronofsky is set to direct a film centering on Jackie Kennedy immediately following the assassination. Rachel Weisz is signed on to star as the... More

  • Commented on this discussion on April 26, 2010 at 9:30pm


    Great question, root17.

    Patton did in fact read "Infantry Attacks", as did many other military leaders. It's not certain whether or not he read "Achtung Panzer!" but several sources confirm... More

  • Commented on this discussion on April 9, 2010 at 8:13pm

    10 Best American History Movies

    Weehawken and EdwardMRyan,

    You're both right, at least according to legend. The real Johnson was 6'2'' and weighed 250 pounds--a real beast of a man. He was indeed captured by Blackfoot Indians... More

1 2 3 ... 6 Next


sub feature

2009 THE AMERICAN FILM COMPANY. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

American Film Co. Twitter facebook