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Old July 18th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #1

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Historical Figures Who Should Get A Miniseries


So there was this thread on IMDB in the John Adams Miniseries section and it talked about historical characters who should get a miniseries or movie. So here's who I think would be interesting to do. Who do you guys think should?
Philip II of Macedon
Frederick II
Gaius Marius and Cornerlius Sulla
George Washington
Teddy Roosevelt
Justinian
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I would love a Napoleon one. Or a Colonial America one could be pretty dramatic too.
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So there was this thread on IMDB in the John Adams Miniseries section and it talked about historical characters who should get a miniseries or movie. So here's who I think would be interesting to do. Who do you guys think should?
Philip II of Macedon
Frederick II
Gaius Marius and Cornerlius Sulla
George Washington
Teddy Roosevelt
Justinian
The American public at large isn't familiar enough with the figures you listed (excluding Washington and Roosevelt) for HBO/Showtime to justify a miniseries...
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The American public at large isn't familiar enough with the figures you listed (excluding Washington and Roosevelt) for HBO/Showtime to justify a miniseries...
Oh well, I can still dream one day the public will know at least a couple of people outside of the America
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Oh well, I can still dream one day the public will know at least a couple of people outside of the America
I agree... well the Napoleon one I mentioned would be a good way to transition into follow up Wellington and F-II spin offs...

A colonial America mini series would be awesome, Indian attacks, infighting between the colonists, lots of interesting characters! It could start out with Jamestown and run till the Declaration of Independence. Plenty of material there.
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I agree... well the Napoleon one I mentioned would be a good way to transition into follow up Wellington and F-II spin offs...

A colonial America mini series would be awesome, Indian attacks, infighting between the colonists, lots of interesting characters! It could start out with Jamestown and run till the Declaration of Independence. Plenty of material there.
There was a Napoleon miniseries a while back in 2002 I believe. Its worth checking out if you haven't seen it already.
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There was a Napoleon miniseries a while back in 2002 I believe. Its worth checking out if you haven't seen it already.
Do you know who did it?
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So there was this thread on IMDB in the John Adams Miniseries section and it talked about historical characters who should get a miniseries or movie. So here's who I think would be interesting to do. Who do you guys think should?
Philip II of Macedon
Frederick II
Gaius Marius and Cornerlius Sulla
George Washington
Teddy Roosevelt
Justinian
I see a problem. My name is not up there.

Here's a few i'd would like to see:

George Washington - for the obvious reason

Gaius Juluis Caesar Octavianus - a.k.a. Augustus - another obvious reason

Queen Victoria - basically because it was the height of the British Empire and her heirs (Being the grandmother to quite a few of the monarchs who ruled Europe) in the last decade of the 19th and the opening of the 20th were busy setting continent up for the disaster that was to come in 1914. Lots of factual historical drama there

Shaka Zulu, because it's been a while since a decent tv movie has been made about him.
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Old July 18th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #9

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Frederick the Great would be an interesting character to see.
Nicholas II would be an interesting choice too IMO. Same thing with Ivan the Terrible.
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Do you know who did it?
It's based off Max Gallo's book and was produced in France, that' all I know about the production. Here's a link to it on youtube
I felt they rushed it on some parts but overall I think its a great miniseries based on the little coporal
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