Category: Romance

Errol Flynn in lancer's helmet in The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     28 March   Crimean War escalates, 1854 On this day in 1854, Britain and France declared war against Russia. Russia and the Ottoman Empire had been at war since October the previous year, when conflict

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Ben Foster, The Messenger

The Messenger

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     13 March   Henry Shrapnel dies, 1842 On this day in 1842, Major General Henry Shrapnel, British army officer, died aged 80, at his home, Peartree House, Southampton, UK. It was he who is supposed

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Sandra Oh in Last Night

Last Night

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 February     The Battle of Los Angeles, 1942 On this night in 1942, with the US at war with Japan for less than three months, air raid sirens started wailing throughout Los Angeles

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Tom Hughes and Ophelia Lovibond in 8 Minutes Idle

8 Minutes Idle

  Anyone who has ever worked in a dead end job – data mining, stacking shelves, whatever – will get the fierce “we’re all in this together” loyalty on display in 8 Minutes Idle, a refreshingly raunchy and frequently very funny look at life at the bottom of the jobs

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Terence Stamp and Julie Christie in Far from the Madding Crowd

Far from the Madding Crowd

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 January     Thomas Hardy dies, 1928 On this day in 1928, the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy died. He was 87 and this Victorian writer had survived into and almost through the age

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Marius Goring in A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 December     UK pays off Second World War debt, 2006 On this day in 2006, the last working day of the year, the British Government made the last of 50 payments to the

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     23 December     Carla Bruni born, 1967 On this day in 1967, Carla Gilberta Bruni Tedeschi was born in Turin, Italy. The daughter of a concert pianist and a composer, and the grand-daughter of

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Jodie Whittaker and Peter O'Toole in Venus

Venus

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 December     Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 lands on Venus, 1970 On this day in 1970, the Soviet Union landed a spacecraft on Venus. The Venera 7 had been launched from Earth on 17

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Jessica Walter gets busy in Play Misty for Me

Play Misty for Me

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     12 December     Marconi receives the first transatlantic message, 1901 On this day in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi, one of the pioneers of long-distance radio transmission, finally proved that radio waves could travel really long

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Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

The Wrestler

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 December     Big Daddy dies, 1997 On this day in 1997, the wrestler born Shirley Crabtree in Halifax, England, in 1930, died. Crabtree came from a wrestling family – his father, also named

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