Category: Film of the Day

Bel Deliá and a dead person in The Tunnel

The Tunnel

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 August   Tower Subway opens, 1870 On this day in 1870, the Tower Subway opened in London, UK. Running under the River Thames between Tower Hill on the north bank and Tooley Street on

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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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Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     31 July   Black Tot Day, 1970 Today in 1970 was the last day on which British sailors were issued with a daily rum ration. The ration had initially been beer – much safer than

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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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Samantha Morton and dead boyfriend in Morvern Callar

Morvern Callar

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 July   Mama Cass dies, 1974 On this day in 1974, Mama Cass Elliot, the large-size singer with the Mamas and the Papas, died from eating a ham sandwich. Except she didn’t. Die from

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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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Jack Cardiff with a still of Audrey Hepburn

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     27 July   Vincent Van Gogh shoots himself, 1890 What is it that everyone knows about the painter Vincent Van Gogh? That he cut off his ear. And perhaps a lot of people also know

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Chlea Duvall in The Killing Room

The Killing Room

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 July   CIA created, 1947 On this day in 1947, the National Security Act was enacted by the US Congress. Among other things, it created the Central Intelligence Agency, the successor agency to the

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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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