Historum - History Forums  

Go Back   Historum - History Forums > Themes in History > History in Films and on Television
Register Forums Blogs Social Groups Mark Forums Read

History in Films and on Television History in Films and on TV - Documentary Films, Historical Dramas, and history programs on PBS and the History Channel

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 2nd, 2013, 03:49 PM   #1

Emperor Trajan's Avatar
A curious person
Joined: Jul 2012
From: Somewhere
Posts: 2,600
Blog Entries: 1
What movies based on any time period in History do you think need a remake.

There are many Historical movies that portray many time periods through out history. If you have seen any old movies that have a theme in History should that movie be remade?

My list is:
All Quite on The Western Front: Based on a group of German friends who find them selfs in World War 1 and released in theaters in 1930, and a made for TV movie (U.S. only) in 1979 this movie really needs a remake.

Moby Dick: Based on Whaling in the 1800's the last one made in 2010 went completely off the story line. In the 2010 edition the movie is set in a submarine. There was a 1998 made for TV movie and a 1956 full length movie. There should be a remake based on the original story line.

That is my list.
Emperor Trajan is offline  
Remove Ads
Old June 2nd, 2013, 04:11 PM   #2

Menshevik's Avatar
Joined: Dec 2012
From: The People's Republik of Kalifornia.
Posts: 8,609

Braveheart. Henry V. Any movie dealing with Thermopylae or Alexander. Zulu. I'll stop, I could probably keep going forever.
Menshevik is offline  
Old June 2nd, 2013, 04:37 PM   #3

Salah's Avatar
Blog of the Year
Joined: Oct 2009
From: Maryland
Posts: 23,284
Blog Entries: 182

A historically accurate movie about the American Civil War. All the actors portraying soldiers would have to be young and skinny, the battle scenes would have to be realistic and the gore on a Tarantino-level of intensity, and hopefully there would be a minimum of Lost Cause propaganda (or white guilt whining, for that matter).
Salah is offline  
Old June 2nd, 2013, 05:32 PM   #4

WeisSaul's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2012
From: New Amsterdam
Posts: 2,836

I'd like to see more movies about WWI. I just find it more interesting than WW2.

There's something about a great war at the climax of the New Imperial Era that fascinates me.

Also I'd like to see a movie about the Greco-Persian wars that is either very neutral, or casts the Persians in a positive light.

Last edited by WeisSaul; June 2nd, 2013 at 05:35 PM.
WeisSaul is offline  
Old June 12th, 2013, 12:05 AM   #5

arkteia's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2012
From: Seattle
Posts: 4,203

A good movie is not necessarily 100% accurate, actually, it should have a certain degree of fantasy, but I'd like to see "watchable" movies about:
- Cleopatra.
-The Accursed Kings.
-the Civil War, with good portrayals of Lee, Grant and Sherman.
- Waterloo
- Napoleon (unless I am missing something?)
- Iron Mask, likely, did not exist, but two movies I saw were equally horrible. I think that the France of Louis XIV deserves a better movie.
- Robespierre
- Joan of Arc
- Given obvious downward trend, I'd vote for banning any future movies about the Thermopylae
- Napoleon II
- King Maximilian of Mexico
- Catherine the Great
- I would not ask for a movie about Christ, were it not for the latest "masterpiece".
arkteia is offline  
Old June 12th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #6

Labienus's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2009
From: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 6,473

Henry V and Richard III.
Labienus is offline  
Old June 13th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #7

HISTORYbuff427's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2013
From: Salisbury, North Carolina
Posts: 54

I like the OP's choice of All Quiet on the Western Front. I enjoyed the TV movie with Richard Thomas, but it could definitely be up for an update.

And I would like to see a modern take on The Red Badge of Courage. There are so sparse actual Civil War movies and that book was one of my favorites to read growing up.
HISTORYbuff427 is offline  
Old June 14th, 2013, 01:59 AM   #8

Gudenrath's Avatar
Joined: May 2012
From: Denmark
Posts: 2,626

A Royal Affair - About Johann Friedrich Struensee. Very disappointing. All details done away with and all minor characters disappeared. It is basically boiled down to the love affair with the queen, when it could have been such a dynamic tale of the reforms and their reception among the people (none of the 3 major riots that occurred at the time were even featured).

A classic example of "dumbing down" everything in order to serve the lowest common denominator.
Gudenrath is offline  
Old June 14th, 2013, 06:32 AM   #9

tjadams's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2009
From: Texas
Posts: 25,362
Blog Entries: 6

"Sally Hemings: An American Scandal" <2000> with Sam Neill
"Jefferson in Paris" <1995> with Nick Nolte

I'd like to see it factually based and acted, and not made just
to simply make it based on nothing but baseless gossip.
tjadams is offline  
Old June 14th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #10

BoilerL1's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2013
From: St. Augustine
Posts: 1,041

Originally Posted by Labienus View Post
Henry V and Richard III.
C'mon, how are you gonna beat Olivier's pictures? Amazing casts, fine sets and costumes, Glorious Technicolor and outstanding direction. And Richard III was shot in VistaVision. Though a modern version could have bombastic surround sound and Bruce Willis as Henry outrunning an explosion at Agincourt.

I doubt very much that the 1930 All Quiet on the Western Front can be improved upon, Hell, I don't think it could even be approached. We'd probably end up with a piece of crap like that 1960s remake of Stagecoach with Alex Cord and Ann Margaret.

Last edited by BoilerL1; June 14th, 2013 at 07:19 AM.
BoilerL1 is offline  

  Historum > Themes in History > History in Films and on Television

based, movies, period, remake

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Least favourite time period in history... jeroenrottgering General History 57 September 18th, 2016 03:24 PM
Time period in history you want to learn more about? Salah General History 27 September 3rd, 2016 12:22 AM
Historical Fiction Movies - Excellent History Based Fiction skizzerflake History in Films and on Television 0 March 11th, 2013 06:39 PM
Favourite Medieval period history movies? Ginner History in Films and on Television 60 January 7th, 2012 02:40 AM
History's Largest Cities by Time Period Dr Realism General History 11 March 19th, 2010 08:34 AM

Copyright © 2006-2013 Historum. All rights reserved.