Category: Adventure

Knut Osa Greger as Santa Claus in Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Rare Exports

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 December     Saint Nicholas dies, 343AD On this day in 343AD (or CE if you prefer), Nikolaos of Myra died. Born in 270AD, in Patara, Greece, to rich parents, Nikolaos was a devout

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Paul Bettany and Russell Crowe in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 November     Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, 1859   On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation

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Rudy Youngblood as Jaguar Paw in Apocalypto

Apocalypto

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 November     Pizarro captures Atahualpa at the Battle of Cajamarca, 1532 On this day in 1532, a Spanish expedition led by Francisco Pizarro, whose purpose was expressly to conquer the Inca Empire of

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Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck in Armageddon

Armageddon

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 November     The Ensisheim meteorite hits Earth, 1492 On this day in 1492, a large meteorite landed in a field outside the walled town of Ensisheim, in Alsace (present-day France). The flaming passage

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Jürgen Prochnow in Das Boot

Das Boot

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 November     Death of Jacques Piccard, 2008 On this day in 2008, Jacques Piccard, one of the pioneers of really deep deep-sea exploration, died, aged 86. The son of Auguste Piccard, a balloonist

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Cary Grant pursued by a plane in North by Northwest

North by Northwest

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 October     Mount Rushmore completed, 1941 On this day in 1941, the sculpture of four US presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln – was finished on a granite

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Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart in On the Road

On the Road

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 October     Jack Kerouac dies, 1969 On this day in 1969, the writer born Jean-Louis Kérouac died, from internal bleeding brought on by long-term alcohol abuse. He was the child of French Canadians

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Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw in Jaws

Jaws

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     18 October     Moby-Dick published, 1851 On this day in 1851, Herman Melville published what is considered to be one of the great American novels, about the elemental struggle between one Captain Ahab and

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Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in Road to Morocco

Road to Morocco

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 October     Bing Crosby dies, 1977 On this day in 1977, Bing Crosby died. One of the most forward thinking entertainers of the 20th century, Crosby was one of the first singers to

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Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 October     Steve Jobs dies, 2011 On this day in 2011, Steven Paul Jobs died in Palo Alto, California, aged 56, of metastatic cancer of the pancreas. Famously fired in 1985 from Apple,

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