Category: Romance

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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Joaquin Phoenix in Her

Her

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 August   Storm botnet maximum, 2007 Today marks the day when, in 2007, activity by the Storm Worm Trojan horse reached its maximum. Having been identified in January 2007, the worm spread via emails

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Fábio Oliveira and Sónia Bandeira

Our Beloved Month of August

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 August   Battle of Aljubarrota, 1385 On this day in 1385, the battle of Aljubarrota ended Spanish designs on Portugal and confirmed an independent throne in Portugal, under King John I. The battle was

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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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Woody Harrelson and Billy Crudup in The Hi-Lo Country

The Hi-Lo Country

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 July   Potsdam Conference, 1945 On this day in 1945, Joseph Stalin, Winston Churchill and Harry Truman arrived in Potsdam, where they were over the next two weeks to decide the shape of the

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Charles Hawtrey in Carry On Nurse

Carry On Nurse

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 July   UK National Health Service created, 1948 On this day in 1948, Britain’s National Health Service came into being. Based on the recommendations of 1942’s Beveridge Report, which proposed “comprehensive health and rehabilitation

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Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 June   David O Selznick dies, 1965 On this day in 1965, one of the great names of Hollywood’s golden era died. David O (the O meant nothing at all) had been born into

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Zoinx (Susan Ziegler) and Jane (Lisa Haas)

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 June   Statue of Liberty arrives in New York, 1885 On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty, designed and made in France, arrived in New York. Depicting the Roman goddess of freedom

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Daniel Brühl

Good Bye Lenin!

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 June   Ronald Reagan’s “tear down this wall” speech, 1987 On this day in 1987, US president Ronald Reagan made a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, where the Berlin Wall erected in

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Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Louis Calhern in High Society

High Society

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     9 June   Cole Porter born, 1891 On this day in 1891, the songwriter Cole Porter was born. The only child of wealthy parents – his mother was the daughter of “the richest man in

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