Flyboys or The flight Lafayette (Quebec) is a war film American of Tony Bill released in 2006 . The film, whose story takes place during the First World War , is based on an original screenplay by Phil Sears and Blake Evans (himself taken from an authentic page of this war), and was shot in the United Kingdom. United , in the spring of 2005 .
This is a more recent adaptation of William A. Wellman’s The War ( Lafayette Escadrille ), which was released in 1958 . (more…)
A Long Engagement Sunday is a Franco – American film directed by Jean – Pierre Jeunet , released in 2004 . It is the cinematographic adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sébastien Japrisot .
In 2005 , the film receives five César , including that of the best actress in a supporting role for Marion Cotillard . (more…)
Captain Conan is a French film by Bertrand Tavernier , released in 1996 . Its action takes place during and immediately after the First World War on the Balkan Front. This is an adaptationof Roger Vercel’s caption Conan of thesame name. (more…)
La Vie and Nothing Else is a French film by Bertrand Tavernier , released on.
1920, two years after the end of the First World War , the commander Dellaplane ( Philippe Noiret ) is in charge of recording the missing soldiers. He will meet two women on his way: (more…)
Gallipoli is an Australian film directed by Peter Weir , released in 1981 .
In May 1915, during the First World War , two Australian friends pledged to fight on the European Front alongside the Allies. They meet in Gallipoli , Turkey , and discover the horrors of war during the Battle of the Dardanelles . Troops, in particular, must deal with a limited and incompetent command which sends them knowingly to death. (more…)
Lawrence of Arabia ( Lawrence of Arabia ) is a British historical adventure film directed by David Lean , released in 1962 . It is inspired by the life of Thomas Edward Lawrence, whose role is played by Peter O’Toole . (more…)
Merry Christmas is a dramatic film French directed by Christian Carion , released in 2005 .
In the summer of 1914 , the First World War broke out, dragging millions of people into its whirlwind. Nikolaus Sprink has to give up a prestigious tenor career at the Berlin Operaand, moreover, can no longer see or associate with Anna Sörensen, his partner and companion. (more…)
In the West, nothing new ( All Quiet on the Western Front ) is an American film directed by Lewis Milestone , released on, after the eponymous novel (original title: Im Westen nichts Neues ) by Erich Maria Remarque published in 1929 . In 1990 , In the West, nothing new is selected for the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board for conservation at the US Congressional Library because of its “cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance.” “. He is considered by Martin de Bie as “a real cinematographic bomb and emblem of the commitment to peace. He is […] one of the greatest war movies with a pacifist message. » 1 . (more…)
The Way Back ( The Way Back ) is a film American co-written and directed by Peter Weir , released in 2010 . It is an adaptation (very free) of the story, itself controversial,Forced March 1 of the British writerof Polish origin Sławomir Rawicz . (more…)
A regular performance is a French film directed by Marc Dugain , released on February 3, 2010 .
It is about the adaptation of the first part, entitled I am only Stalin , of his own eponymous novel published in 2007. (more…)
The Circle of intimates (in Russian : Ближний круг , in English : The Inner Circle ) is a film of Andreï Kontchalovski in coproduction Italian-American-Soviet released in 1991 and 1992 in France. The film is based on a true story. (more…)
Reds is a movie with Warren Beatty dating back to 1981 with the stars Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton . It revolves around the life of John Reed , the communist activist,journalist , and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution of 1917 and author of Ten Days Shocking the World (Ten Days That Shook the World) .
Warren Beatty received the Oscar for Best Director for the film. He was also nominated for Best Picture , but lost the benefit of the film Chariots of Fire ( Chariots of Fire ).
In June 2008, the American Film Institute announced its “Ten Top Ten”, the ten best American films in ten different cinematographic genres of American cinema. This ranking is done after surveying 1,500 people in the creative community. Reds is in ninth place of the best movies of the epic genre 1 . (more…)
Nicholas and Alexandra ( Nicholas and Alexandra ) is a British film directed in 1971 by Franklin J. Schaffner that tells the story of Nicholas II , the last Tsar of Russia , and his wife Alexandra from 1904 to 1918 . (more…)
Doctor Jivago ( Doctor Zhivago ) is an Italian – American historical melodrama directed by David Lean , released in 1965 . He is the adaptationof Boris Pasternak’s novel .
Renewed according to inflation, Dr. Jivago is the eighth biggest success story in cinema history with $ 1.9 billion in revenue 1 . (more…)
Sverdlov ( Яков Свердлов ) is a Soviet biographical, historical and dramatic film of Sergei Yutkevich, released in 1940 .
The film presents the life and activities of Iakov Sverdlov , the third President of the Central Executive Committee 1 .
The director and actor Sergei Yutkevich Leonid Lioubachevski embodying Sverdlov are awarded the Stalin Prize of the II th class in 1941. (more…)
The Battleship Potemkin (in Russian : Броненосец “Потёмкин” , Bronenossets “Potiomkin” ) is a silent Soviet film directed by Sergei Eisenstein , released in 1925 . It deals with the mutiny of the battleship Potemkin in the port of Odessa in 1905 , the insurrection and the repression which ensued in the city. The film was banned for a long time in many Western countries because of “Bolshevik propaganda” and “incitement to class violence”. It is considered one of the greatest propaganda filmsall time. He was chosen in 1958 as the best film of all time by 117 international critics at the Universal Exhibition of Brussels 1 , 2 . The film has entered the public domain in most countries of the world. (more…)
The Life of General Villa is anAmerican filmdirected byChristy Cabanne, released in1914.
Raoul Walsh made the documentary part about the battle of Torreón , which was integrated in the film of Christy Cabanne 1 . (more…)
The Conquest is a French biographical film directed by Xavier Durringer , released onin France, the very day of his presentation at the Cannes Film Festival .
The film evokes the rise to power of Nicolas Sarkozy , from his appointment as Minister of the Interior in 2002 to his election as head of the French state in 2007 . His career is told in the style of a thriller . More generally, the film brings the spectator into the arcane world of politics made of pacts, strategy, betrayals, friendship and, sometimes, love. (more…)
Vincere 1 (in French : conquer ) is a film by Marco Bellocchio released onin Italy and presented in official competition at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival . A biographical film about Benito Mussolini and the rise of Italian fascism , Bellocchio chooses to portray his historical fresco in terms of the life of Duce’s mistress, Ida Dalser , and their adulterous son. (more…)
The wind is rising ( The Wind That Shakes the Barley , literally “the wind that shakes barley”) is a British film directed by Ken Loach and released in 2006 .
The film is about the Irish War of Independence ( 1919 – 1921 ) and the Civil War that followed ( 1922 – 1923 ). The original title, The Wind That Shakes the Barley , refers to a poem by Robert Dwyer Joyce , Irish author of the xix th century, which evokes the Irish uprising of 1798 . (more…)
Carnets de voyage ( Diarios de motocicleta ) is a Brazilian, Chilean, American, Peruvian and Argentinian film by Brazilian director Walter Salles , released in 2004 . The script is based on the books of Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Alberto Granado that tell the story of the journey through South America that the two men made in 1952 . Over the course of meetings and social injustices and misery he witnessed, the trip will radically transform the young Che Guevara. The film has been favorably received by the public and critics and has won numerous awards, includingOscar for best original song and two BAFTA Awards . (more…)
The RMS Note 1 Titanic is a British transatlantic liner of the White Star Line built at the initiative of Joseph Bruce Ismay in 1907. It was designed by architects Alexander Montgomery Carlisle and Thomas Andrews of the shipyards Harland & Wolff . Its construction began in 1909 in Belfast and ended in 1912. It was at the time the most luxurious and the largest liner ever built. He belongs to the Olympic class with his two sister ships , Olympic and Britannic . The hull ofTitanic is equipped with sixteen watertight compartments to protect the ship from waterways or major damage, giving it the reputation of being an “unsinkable” liner and, even today, the contemporary media to present it. as one of the safest ships. (more…)
Titanic is an American film directed by Jean Negulesco and released in 1953 . It tells the stories of various fictional characters during the sinking of the ship Titanic occurred on. This Hollywood blockbuster has bold special effects for the time, and won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay . It is however little faithful to the reality, especially in comparison with Atlantic, latitude 41 ° , another film devoted to the subject , which leaves five years later. (more…)
The Fate of the Habsburgs – The tragedy of an empire (original title German : Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg ) is a silent film dramatic and historic German in black and white , directed by Rolf Raffé with Leni Riefenstahl feature, released in 1928 . (more…)
The Master of Arms ( English : Fearless ) is an American – Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu , released in 2006 . The film is loosely based on the life of Huo Yuanjia , a martial arts master who defies foreign fighters in high – profile events, at a time when Chinese nationalism is emerging because of Japanese imperialism that erodes the country during last years of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), before the birth of the Republic of China . (more…)
The Leopard ( Il Gattopardo ) is a movie Franco – Italian directed by Visconti , adapted from the eponymous novel of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa , released in 1963 .
He received the Palme d’Or at the 1963 Cannes Film Festival . (more…)
Secretly (English title: Therese or In Secret ) is a drama American – Hungarian – Serbian , co-produced, co-written and directed by Charlie Stratton , releasedin the United States 1 . The film is directly inspired by the book Thérèse Raquin by Emile Zola . (more…)
The Widow of St. Peter is a French film directed by Patrice Leconte , released in 2000 .
The film is based on a true story of murder that took place in Saint Pierre and Miquelon in the xix th century. One of the main themes is the death penalty and rehabilitation. The refined decor, the snowy landscapes, the silences reinforce the dramatic effect. A chronological shift with the real story, places the scenes of the film 40 years before, while Napoleon III comes to power.
The film is filmed in Louisbourg and around Cape Breton . (more…)
The Story of Adèle H. is a French film by François Truffaut , released in 1975 . It is the story of an erotomania , a delusional illusion of being loved, the one that suffered the second daughter of Victor Hugo , Adele , as she described in the first two volumes of her diary , dated respectively in 1852 and 1853 and published for the first time in 1968 1and 1971 2 , by the university specialist Frances Vernor Guille. (more…)
The New Babylon (in Russian : Новый Вавилон , Novy Vavilon ) is a Soviet silent film of Grigori Kozintsev and Leonid Trauberg dating from 1929 , whose soundtrack was composed by Dmitry Shostakovich .
This film deals with the Paris Commune as seen by the employees of a department store. (more…)
Gone with the Wind ( Gone with the Wind ) is an American film of Victor Fleming made in 1939 1 , adapted from the homonymous novel by Margaret Mitchell published in 1936 2 . With lead actors Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh , the film tells the story of the young Scarlett O’Hara and the cynical Rhett Butler against the backdrop of the American Civil War . It also features Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland .
Written by screenwriter Sidney Howard and rewritten, in a hurry, including by Ben Hecht , the film has received eight Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director . (more…)
Free State of Jones is anAmerican dramaticwar moviereleased in2016. The film takes place during theAmerican Civil War. It shows the adventures of anti-slavery deserters inJones County, Mississippi. It is inspired by historical and folkloric events, including the life ofNewton Knight, leader of anagrarianinsurrectional movementat the end of the American Civil War. (more…)
Lincoln is an American historical film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg , released in 2012 . This is the adaptation of the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin .
The film has been nominated twelve times at the 2013 Oscars, including best film , and its lead performer, Daniel Day-Lewis , has won the Oscar for Best Actor , as well as many other international awards. (more…)
Back to Cold Mountain ( Cold Mountain ) is an American film directed by Anthony Minghella released in 2003 ; it is from the book of the same title written by Charles Frazier in 1997. Located during the American Civil War , it tells the story of Ada who settles on a farm with his father, and Inman, a simple worker who undertakes under the flags alongside the Confederates . The day before leaving for Inman’s front, the two young people fall passionately in love. (more…)
Gettysburg is anAmerican filmdirected byRonald F. Maxwellreleased in1993. Based on a historical fact, the film traces thebattle of Gettysburgduring theCivil War intheUnited States. This film is an adaptation ofMichael Shaara’snovel, The Killer Angels published in1974,Pulitzer Prizefor a fiction novel in1975. (more…)
Dance with Wolves ( Dances with Wolves ) or Dances with Wolves in Quebec is an American film directed by Kevin Costner in 1990 1 , 2 . This is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written in 1988 by Michael Blake .
This is one of the most awarded films for a director who is also a producer and main actor of his film. Indeed, he received seven Oscars , three Golden Globes and the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. (more…)
Glory is an American film directed by Edward Zwick , released onwhich tells the story of the voluntary 54 th Massachusetts Regiment during the Civil War . The 54 th was the first regiment composed entirely of African Americans enlisted in a northern state (without the officers) that history has instead retained the Buffalo Soldiers . (more…)
Twelve Years a Slave (typeset 12 Years a Slave ), or slave for twelve years inQuebec, is adrama historic joint British-Americanproduced and directed bySteve McQueen, released in2013.
This is the adaptation of the autobiography Twelve Years of Slavery by Solomon Northup ( 1853 ); he is played by Chiwetel Ejiofor , accompanied by Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o in secondary roles. The film is set in the America of the 1840s and tells the story of Northup, a free man African American ( ” free negro ” in English), is kidnapped and sold as a slave in a plantation in Louisiana . (more…)
Zarafa is a feature of animated French directed by Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie , released in 2012. The plot, loosely based on the story of the giraffe given to Charles X by Muhammad Ali in 1827, chronicles the friendship between a young boy and the giraffe, Zarafa, whom he accompanies to Paris. (more…)
Amistad is an American historical film directed by Steven Spielberg , released in 1997 . The film is banned under 14 years in the United States.
The film is inspired by authentic facts, a mutiny of a group of African slaves transported aboard La Amistad in 1839 and which has become a symbol of the movement for the abolition of slavery . (more…)
The Great Attack of the Golden Train (original title: The First Great Train Robbery ) is a British film directed by Michael Crichton , released in 1979 . It is adapted from Michael Crichton’s novel A golden train for Crimea , itself inspired by the great gold flight of 1855 in the United Kingdom during the Crimean War . (more…)
The Defense of Sevastopol (Оборона Себастополя) is a historic Russian silent film released in 1911 that traces the defense of the port of Sevastopol by Russian troops during the Crimean War . This is the first feature film released in Russia . It is presented in preview to the Emperor Nicholas II at his palace of Livadia in Crimea , October 26, 1911. (more…)
Victoria: The Young Years a Queen ( The Young Victoria ) is a movie historic Anglo – American directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and released in 2009 , with Emily Blunt , Rupert Friend and Paul Bettany . This film traces the life of Queen Victoria of England , from her accession to the throne to her union with Prince Albert of Saxe – Coburg – Gotha . It was co-produced by Martin Scorsese and the Duchess of York . (more…)
From Hell (or Released from hell inQuebec) is athriller Americandirected byAlbert and Allen Hughes, released in2001. It is the adaptation of acomic stripofAlan MooreandEddie Campbell, which received the price of the criticism inAngoulêmein2001. (more…)
Elephant Man (original title: The Elephant Man ) is a British – American film directed by David Lynch and released in 1980 .
This black and white film is a fictionalized adaptation of the memoirs of Frederick Treves , the doctor who took over Joseph Merrick , nicknamed ” Elephant Man ” because of his many deformities. In the film, the character bears the name “John” Merrick, according to the wrong name in the memories of Treves. (more…)
The Young Years of a Queen ( Mädchenjahre einer Königin ) is an Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka and released in 1954 .
Although it describes a different dynasty, this film is often a prelude to the Sissi saga , which will take the same style, the same sets, the same director, and the same actors in almost similar roles.
This is a remake of the German film Mädchenjahre einer Königin directed by Erich Engel in 1936 . (more…)
Mayerling is a Franco – British film by Terence Young, released in 1968 . It traces the tragic love story of the archduke Rudolph of Austria – played by Omar Sharif – and his mistress Marie Vetsera – interpreted by Catherine Deneuve – link that leads to the drama of Mayerling . (more…)
Sissi facing his destiny ( Sissi, Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin in German ) is an Austrian filmdirected by Ernst Marischka , released in 1957 . He was selected at the Cannes Film Festival .
The film is based on the love story of Empress Sissi , played by Romy Schneider , and the Emperor Franz Joseph , played by Karlheinz Böhm . (more…)
Sissi Empress ( Sissi, die junge Kaiserin in German ) is an Austrian film directed by Ernst Marischka in 1956.
The film is based on the love story of Empress Sissi , played by Romy Schneider , and the Emperor Franz Joseph , played by Karlheinz Böhm . (more…)