Category: Comedy

Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud in Broken English

Broken English

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 August   Paris liberated, 1944 On this day in 1944 the German garrison in Paris surrendered and Paris was liberated, after a battle lasting six days. It had started with an uprising by the

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Sean Penn in This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 August   The Mainz pogrom, 1349 In the 14th century, the bubonic plague – aka the Black Death – killed between 30 and 60 per cent of Europe’s population (20-30 million people) in the

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Shailene Woodley, George Clooney, Amara Miller and Nick Krause

The Descendants

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     21 August   Hawaii becomes 50th US state, 1959 Today marks the day when, in 1959, Hawaii became a part of the United States. It came about as a result of revolution which unseated the

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Cagney reprises the grapefruit scene from The Public Enemy in One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 August   Berlin Wall goes up, 1961 On this day in 1961, Berliners woke up to a Berlin divided by a wall. The capital of Berlin had been partitioned in the aftermath of the

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Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis in Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     1 August   First Scout camp, Brownsea Island, 1907 On this day in 1907, a camp organised by British national hero Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell to test the ideas he’d laid out in his book, Scouting for

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Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová in Daisies

Daisies

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     30 July   The first defenestration of Prague, 1419 Along with the Diet of Worms, the Defenestration of Prague is one of those events that make history students giggle. And as with exsanguination, which dresses

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Paul Reubens and Shirley Henderson in Life during Wartime

Life during Wartime

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 July   Earl Tupper born, 1907 Who is Earl Tupper? He invented Tupperware, and was born on this day in 1907, in Berlin, New Hampshire, USA. After studying at Bryant and Stratton University, he

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Asami and Minase Yashiro in The Machine Girl

The Machine Girl

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     25 July   Gavrilo Princip born, 1894 On this day in 1894, the man who started the First World War was born, in Obljaj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to a family of serf farmers, Serbian Orthodox

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Andrew Buckley and Will Adamsdale in Skeletons

Skeletons

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 July   Last Tsar of Bulgaria becomes prime minister, 2001 On this day in 2001, having been elected in a free and fair vote, the last Tsar of Bulgaria, Tsar Simeon II, aka Simeon

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Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick in Election

Election

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 July   Monica Lewinsky born, 1973 Today in 1973, Monica Samille Lewinsky was born, in San Francisco, USA. Best known for giving a US president a blow job, which the US president bizarrely later

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