Category Archives: Historical Film

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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