Historical Film Friday: J. Edgar

From IMDB – released 20th January 2012 in the UK and 3rd November 2011 in the US.

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

Here’s the Trailer:

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Historical Film Friday: A Dangerous Method

Freud, Jung, Psychoanalysis and Sex – it’s so Hollywood!

Here’s the trailer followed by a synopsis of the film.

A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient in A Dangerous Method. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina’s spell.

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Historical Film Friday: Anonymous

Released 28th October 2011, Anonymous is a political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare’s plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.

What a great subject for a film! I think this looks really interesting. Here’s the trailer:

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New Historical Film Friday: The Three Musketeers

Yet another version of the The Three Musketeers is out on 21st October 2011. I loved the book by Alexandre Dumas, but I’m not sure if any of the film versions have ever really done it justice.

Here’s the trailer:

The cast are:

Logan Lerman … D’Artagnan
Ray Stevenson … Porthos
Luke Evans … Athos
Matthew Macfadyen … Aramis
Christoph Waltz … Cardinal Richelieu
Mads Mikkelsen … Rochefort

And it’s directed by Paul W.S. Anderson who seems to have done mostly Resident Evil films in the past!

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Historical Film Coming Soon: Red Tails

Another Historical Film Friday!

Red Tails is about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

It’s released 20 January 2012 in the USA.

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Historical Film Coming Soon: War Horse

It’s Historical Film Friday! Every Friday I’m aiming to share a trailer about an upcoming movie with an historical subject.

The first up is War Horse, which follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

It is supposed to be out in January 2012 in the UK.

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