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Old December 14th, 2017, 10:32 AM   #31
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Themes of global exploration, "new" sciece and tech are part of possible themes.
Like, say, beginning of fhumans going to air, from 18.th century - linked with France, America and revolutions, large scale slavery, early steam, Wiener Classics (Mozart and Co), Explorers like Cook, astronomer Herschel, and early global trade network, including Pacific isles and Australia.
A wide diversity but i think a group of persons involved in all those could be possible.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 07:10 AM   #32

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Something on the Peloponnesian War, possibly starting with the funeral oration of Pericles and ending with the failed Sicilian Expedition.

Victor Davis Hanson wrote a nonfiction book on the subject, "A War Like No Other," which he borrowed from Thucydides, whose actual quote goes: "War like no other: a colossal absurdity."
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Old December 15th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #33
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A story of the German cruiser Emden and her crew during WW I.


It is one of those films with wasted potential. Really, really good, but some annoying things which sadly destroy it.
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Old December 15th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #34
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The battle of Breed's Hill, aka Bunker Hill.

The story of Hanna Reitsch. Jody Foster was going to make a movie about her, but nothing so far.
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The battle of Breed's Hill, aka Bunker Hill.

Like Hamburger Hill, except the good guys attacking are wearing red.
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Something on the Peloponnesian War, possibly starting with the funeral oration of Pericles and ending with the failed Sicilian Expedition.

Victor Davis Hanson wrote a nonfiction book on the subject, "A War Like No Other," which he borrowed from Thucydides, whose actual quote goes: "War like no other: a colossal absurdity."
You might be interested in this rendering of Thucydides:
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Old December 17th, 2017, 08:21 AM   #37

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I'd like to see a movie about:

-the Jews who survived WWII thanks to Chiune Sugihara.

-Zheng He and the Treasure Fleet.

-Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison

-Giovanni Battista Belzoni (an Italian explorer and Egyptologist) and his wife
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Old December 17th, 2017, 09:10 AM   #38

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An historically accurate, unsensational documentary on any topic other than war.

I'll keep dreaming.
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Old December 17th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #39
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An interesting theme: the origins and dwvelopment of early writing.
Since here we have to start in prehistorical times it could be some hybrid of fiction and documentary.
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Historical movies are what got me onto history in the first place, until my childhood was ruined and almost 70% of most historical movies is made up...

After the war on Syria ends it'd be wonderful to have an unbiased documentary on the Syrian War that tells all sides of the story, or a fictional story set during the war, probably? That'd be nice. Although I realize the war is still on going but in a decade or two it would have made it into history books and 'On This Day..' lists..

Also it would be exciting for a movie to be made on The Gunpowder Plot. Although I sort of liked BBC's Gunpowder starring Kit Harington I still felt that they didn't do the original history behind it justice..
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