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Good movies, Napoleonic and prior?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lucky, Dec 13, 2009.

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  1. Lucky

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    Really interested in the earliest combinations of firearms into formations and such. There's half a millennium of use and I can't think of any movie I've seen with them utilized. I guess Last of the Mohicans sort of meets the mark. If there are any movies, perhaps like around 16th century 'war flicks' that'd be interesting.
     
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    From Napoleonic period, you might like to check out the Richard Sharpe series created by British TV.

    It follows the adventures of Richard Sharpe who is a rifleman (not a musketman) in Wellingtons Army in Portugal, and winds up saving the Duke from a raid from the French and unfortunately being promoted to an officer. There are prequels too in India.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sharpes-Complete-Collection-Sean-Bean/dp/B000E1NWPA/ref=pd_cp_d_1

    It's late in your time period, but pretty accurate from a military perspective.
     
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    The Duellists by Ridley Scott is an excellent movie set in that period. Well worth watching if you can find it.
     
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    +1 Excellent movie.
     
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    Waterloo - 1970.

    Not the most historically accurate film. There are great battle scenes and the ordnance is impressive. All done before the age of CGI and digital effects.
     
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    "Sharpe's Rifles", 15 episodes, BBC. Started in 1990 and covers all the Napoleonic wars, including his escape and return. I love the Baker rifle and one of these days I'll get one.
    "The duelist". I have that one also but not as historically accurate as "Sharpe's Rifles".
     
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    "Alatriste" Spanish with english subtitles. Several scenes involving Matchlock musketeers.
    Marred by compressing 7 novels into one movie and by the truely weird sounds used for gunshots.
     
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    Sergei Bondarchuk's War and Peace released in 1968. It was pretty darned impressive on the big screen when I saw it back then.

    Here are scenes from the Battle of Borodino. No CGI here, just 120,000 extras.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SVC_9V8K5Y
     
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    Bukijin, you are the man!
    I've been recommending that little known movie for yrs. It's Ridley Scott's first movie and Kieth Carradine's best performance...also a good one from Harvey Kietel! A very good movie indeed!
     
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