hollywood

  1. Escritor

    Hate the portrayal of Celts in Hollywood

    Notice the portrayal of Celts in the following films: Braveheart King Arthur The Eagle Brave They all have in common that they have no tactics and strategies when fighting other opponents, are naked or semi-naked, and paint their bodies with very crude tattoos, as well as lacking in...
  2. W

    Hollywood consistently portrayed Italians as fair skinned despite racism at the time

    Considering the common stereotype that Italians are olive skinned and among the darkest of the white people? I can understand modern cinema showing them as fair and even pale since much of the Italian Americans nowadays either have Germanic or Celtic blood or are immigrants from the wealthier...
  3. Edric Streona

    Recent Hollywood Sexual Assualts

    Since this Hollywood scandal is ongoing. I’m seeing lots of stories from some men and many women describing the things that have been done to them. About half of these are disturbing. Rape, blackmail, serious sexual assaults, pressure-force to do/watch things you don’t want to. But the other...
  4. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Casualties of War

    “Casualties of War” is Brian De Palma’s entry into the Vietnam War movies competition. It was based on an actual incident known as “the incident on Hill 192” which occurred in 1966. De Palma wanted to make the movie after reading Daniel Lang’s article in The New Yorker in 1969. Lang later...
  5. Joe Freeman

    Movies Hollywood owes us

    There are some historical events or characters that were incredibly important to history of mankind, yet they don't have their own movies. While some relatively irrelevant personalities had their own biopictures(like Milk, for example), some others like Napoleon, Hitler, or Otto von Bismarck...
  6. warmoviebuff

    HOMER or HOLLYWOOD: Troy (2004)

    Guess which of these movie "facts" are accurate depictions of the legend of the Trojan War and "The Iliad". Answers soon. 1. Agamemnon has united Greece into a loose alliance except for Thessaly. 2. Achilles is a soldier in Agamemnon’s army. They dislike each other. He fights a duel with...
  7. Dentatus

    History vs Hollywood

    "Spartacus" is on Turner Classic Movies tonight (a great film). Any spoiled sports gonna pick out the historical inaccuracies?
  8. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Pork Chop Hill

    1. The plan was to frontally assault the hill with two platoons from King Co. with one platoon in reserve. The artillery barrage was to be lifted and the assault force was to proceed rapidly up the hill. 2. The Chinese artillery hit behind them. 3. They ran into concertina wire and some...
  9. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Born on the 4th of July

    I thought it would be appropriate with the developing scandal involving VA hospitals to review the best movie depicting treatment of wounded veterans. Anyone familiar with the history of the treatment of American veterans since the Vietnam War could not have been surprised at this scandal...
  10. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: The Great Raid

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: The Great Raid "The Great Raid" (2005) is a sadly forgotten movie about the daring POW rescue raid on Cabanatuan in the Philippines in 1945. The behind the lines mssion by the U.S. Rangers was one of the great adventure stories of World War II. The plot is so...
  11. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Lawrence of Arabia

    ARE THESE KEY MOMENTS IN THE MOVIE HISTORY OR HOLLYWOOD? 1. Lawrence was killed when his speeding motorcycle ran off the road. 2. Lawrence was working as an intelligence officer for the Arab Bureau in Cairo before being tapped for his role in the Arab Revolt. 3. The British authorities...
  12. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Braveheart

    1. The narrator claims that the King of Scotland has died without heir so the “pagan” king of England Edward I has decided to conquer Scotland. 2. Edward invites the Scottish nobles to parley and then treacherously hangs them. 3. Wallace, a farmer’s son, finds the bodies. 4. In London...
  13. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: They Died With Their Boots On

    1. Custer arrives at West Point in 1857 dressed as a European Hussar and leading a pack of dogs. 2. He is arrogant and has a prank pulled on him by an upperclassman named Sharp. After punching Sharp at parade, he is brought before Superintendent Sheridan who recognizes something special in...
  14. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Glory

    1. Robert Gould Shaw was the son of upper class Massachusetts abolitionists. HISTORY 2. Shaw was wounded leading a charge at the Battle of Antietam. HISTYWOOD Shaw’s unit saw little action in the battle and he participated in no charge. He was wounded in the neck by a spent ball. 3...
  15. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: Black Hawk Down

    1. When Aidid’s mlitia opens fire on the crowd at the food distribution center, the Americans can not intervene because they have not been fired upon. 2. Atto was taken prisoner when a Delta sniper put a round in his car engine. 3. Steele considered the Delta’s to be undisciplined...
  16. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: 300

    1. When the Persian emissary talks to Leonidas, Leonidas takes counsel from his wife. The Persian asks “why are Spartan women able to rule men?” and Gorgo responds “because we are the only ones who give birth to men”. 2. Leonidas sneeringly describes the Athenians as “philosophers and...
  17. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: The Devil's Brigade

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: The Devil’s Brigade 1. The unit was originally created to conduct commando raids in Norway. 2. Col. Frederick was against the Norway idea, but was forced to take command of the unit. 3. The American half of the unit was comprised of men who were taken from stockades...
  18. warmoviebuff

    HISTORY or HOLLYWOOD: We Were Soldiers

    "We Were Soldiers" is a Vietnam War movie about the Battle of Ia Drang. It was based on the bestseller by Col. Hal Moore and photojournalist Joey Galloway. The movie attempts to tell the story of the training of the 1st Air Cavalry and its involvement in the first American battle of the war...
  19. Earl_of_Rochester

    Hollywood to make a movie on Horatio Nelson

    Nelson biopic sets sail in Hollywood | Film | The Guardian Nelson biopic sets sail in Hollywood Battle of Trafalgar victor to become subject of Warner Bros project, with projected title Love and Glory I have contacted the producers to inform them of my acting genius...
  20. gothgoesblonde

    Hollywood

    Hi, please help me with understanding the Hollywood timeline. Till 1920 we've got a Silent Era, this is obvious. Then comes the sound and--soon after--the color, Classical Hollywood starts... But... What is the Golden Age and post-classical Hollywood? How to distinguish those? Also, what's...