Category: Film of the Day

Samuel L Jackson in Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on a Plane

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 August   Cleopatra kills herself, 30BC On this day in 30BC, Cleopatra VII Philopator, last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, killed herself. She was the daughter of Ptolemy XII Auletes and at first ruled alongside

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Lucas Biscombe and Isabelle Huppert in Time of the Wolf

Time of the Wolf

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 August   Mesoamerican long count calendar, 3114BC On this day in 3114BC, the world was created. Or it was if you are using the MesoAmerican, or Mayan, long form calendar, which takes 11 August

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On the pig production line in Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 August   Henri Nestlé born, 1814 On this day in 1814, Henri Nestlé was born, as Heinrich Nestle, in Frankfurt am Rhein, Germany. His father was a glazier and the business had been passed

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Enrique Irazoqui on set in The Gospel according to St Matthew

The Gospel According to St. Matthew

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 August   SS Firmus and Rusticus Today in the Christian calendar is the feast day of Saints Firmus and Rusticus. They were two gentlemen of Verona who were martyred by the Emperor Maximian for

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Kevin Kline, Joan Allen and Christina Ricci in The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 August   President Nixon resigns, 1974 On this day in 1974, facing impeachment for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Richard Nixon went on air to declare that he would resign the next day.

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Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess in Fifty Dead Men Walking

Fifty Dead Men Walking

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     7 August   Mata Hari born, 1876 On this day in 1876, a woman was born who became so famous as a spy that her name is still synonymous with sexy female treachery. Margaretha Geertruida

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 August   US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, 1945 On this day in 1945, about ten days after the US, UK and USSR had threatened Japan with “prompt and utter destruction”, an American B-29

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Onkalo Spent Nuclear Fuel Depository

Into Eternity: A Film for the Future

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 August   Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 1963 On this day in 1963, the “treaty banning nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space and under water” was signed by the governments of the USSR,

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Sasha Grey in The Girlfriend Experience

The Girlfriend Experience

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 August   Barack Obama born, 1961 On this day in 1961, Barack Hussein Obama II was born, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. His parents were Stanley Ann Dunham and Barack Obama Sr, the former an

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Aggeliki Papoulia in Alps

Alps (aka Alpeis)

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 August   Jesse Owens wins the 100 metres, 1936 On this day in 1936, Jesse Owens won the 100 metres at a race meeting hosted by Adolf Hitler, a man who believed the black

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