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“Black Hawk Down”

Feb 22, 2010 at 4:26pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Black Hawk Down
While many history-based films struggle to recreate the past because of the sheer lack of available record, films that focus on more recent history have a distinct advantage. Such is the case with Ridley Scott’s BLACK HAWK DOWN, based largely on Mark Bowden’s book of the same name.
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“Apollo 13”

Feb 22, 2010 at 4:25pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

Apollo 13
Less than a year after Apollo 11 introduced a world where man had walked on the moon, NASA was far from finished sending its finest back, even if the rest of civilization was losing interest. In 1995, the world took interest again in the space program, thanks to Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's APOLLO 13.
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“All the President's Men”

Feb 22, 2010 at 4:16pm | Filed Under “Hollywood History Showdown: Films

All the President's Men
When Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward set out to investigate the Watergate burglary, they had not a clue what they were about to uncover. In Alan J. Pakula’s film, he and writer William Goldman adapted the reporters’ groundbreaking book of their remarkable journey, which began with a few phone calls and simple questions, and culminated with the resignation of the President of the United States.
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  • 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

    Patton

    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

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