Category: Adventure

Jaroslava Schallerová in Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 July   Lewis Carroll tells Alice Liddell a story, 1862 On this day in 1862, the British writer, mathematician, photographer and logician Charles Dodgson told a story to a small group of children on

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Liam Neeson in The Grey

The Grey

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 July   Amelia Earhart disappears, 1937 On this day in 1937, the pioneering 39-year-old female aviator (aviatrix, if you prefer) disappeared on a flight circumnavigating the globe. Flying around the world can be accomplished

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Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood

The Adventures of Robin Hood

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 June   King John “signs” Magna Carta, 1215 On this day in 1215, the king of England put his seal to Magna Carta (the Great Charter) at Runnymede, near Windsor, England. It is in

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Andy Lau in Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one 4 June   Tiananmen Square Massacre, 1989 On this day in the 1989, one of the most recognisable images of recent decades flashed around the world as Type 59 tanks marched in single file through Tiananmen Square

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Louise Bourgoin in The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 May   Ramesses II becomes pharaoh of Egypt, 1279BC On this day in 1279BC, the king often called Ramesses (or Rameses, or Ramses) the Great, became pharaoh of Egypt. Known as Ozymandias by the

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Uma Thurman as Venus in Baron Munchausen

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 May   Baron Münchhausen born, 1720 On this day in 1720, Hieronymous Carl Friedrich Baron von Münchhausen was born, in Bodenwerder, Hanover. An aristocrat by birth, Münchhausen was employed by Anthony Ulrich II of

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Clark Gable and Charles Laughton in Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 April   The Mutiny on the Bounty, 1789 On this day in 1789, the year of revolution in France, some sailors on board the British ship HMS Bounty mutinied against their captain, William Bligh,

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Brad Pitt as Achilles in Troy

Troy

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 April   The fall of Troy, 1184BC On this day in 1184BC, the city of Troy fell after the most famous battle of antiquity. The Trojan War had started after a Trojan, Paris, absconded

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Gene Hackman and the cast of The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 April   Ronald Neame born, 1911 On this day in 1911, a remarkable figure in cinema was born. Ronald Elwin Neame lived until 2010 and in his time was a cinematographer, a producer, writer

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Brad Pitt in Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 April   Colditz liberated, 1945 On this day in 1945, the infamous Colditz Castle PoW camp was relieved by the US Army. Dating back nearly a thousand years, though extensively rebuilt in the 19th

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