Musings From Us Entries For Historical

The following are the various articles that have been filed and posted under the category of DVD, Videos & Movies / Historical that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Noah (2014) The End Of The World Is Just The Beginning

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Noah-2014-Movie-PosterWe all know the story of Noah, at least any and all that have even heard about the bible. Even those that have not know many of the great flood stories that are all around the world. They all have a very common theme of a man, his wife and a few children saving the world from massive flood waters. How do they save the world? They save it by building an ark for themselves and all the animals that they can find so that something will remain. This version of Noah is no different except it has biblical threads woven in and around it. That is what makes it so controversial, it is based on the biblical story.

The Impossible (2012) Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit

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The-Impossible-2012-Movie-PosterThere are films that will tear at your heart and wring you dry and this is one of those films. You will cry with both sadness and happiness as you follow the tale of a family that is trying to survive one of the most devastating tsunamis that south Asia has seen. The title is apt in that it is a seemingly impossible task for a husband, a wife and three kids that are at first torn apart and then find their way back together again. It is a story of how the human spirit and both desire and love can bring a family back together again. This film is visually stunning and yet emotionally horrifying and uplifting at the same time.

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

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With a new wave of fairytale based movies hitting the theaters and Blu-ray sales this winter season, it seemed like this was a good time to remind readers of a sweet sleeper from the late 90s that they may want to consider taking a good look at. The movie starts in the mid-1800s in France. The Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm (Joerg Stadler) and Jacob (Andy Henderson) are meeting with the Grande Dame (Jeanne Moreau), an exiled noblewoman whose lineage goes back to the royal house of France from before the Revolution. In her home is a painting by Leonardo Da Vinci (Patrick Godfrey). It is a simple monochromatic portrait of a young woman, and it is here were the tale of Ever After really begins, when the Grande Dame shows the brothers a slipper of 16th century design with a glass heel. She then tells them the story of Danielle de Barbarac, her ancestor with a complicated past, and how things are not so magical as they or their rival, Charles Perrault thinks these folk tales might be.

The Last Samurai

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One man who is fighting against his demons must rise above himself to not only save himself but an entire nation as well that isn’t even his own. It is just before the Civil War and during the American Indian Wars that one man whose deeds and what he has seen hunts him. Hi has nightmares about the past and what it did to him, so bad are the memories that he has taken to drinking constantly to try and drown them out. Not only do they haunt his sleep but they haunt his every waking moment as well. He knows no peace and in some ways feels that he doesn’t even deserve any peace, such is the life of Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise)

Gettysburg – Same Land. Same God. Different Dreams. All Heroes.

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In 1993 a film came out that shocked the senses with its imagery and sheer brutal action sequences. There were no computer enhanced sequences, not glorified blood splattering, it was raw vivid showing of what war is. The battle scenes were so graphic that it brought many to tears and many to loose their lunch as well. It showed just how horrible war was. What it also showed was how brave soldiers can be when forced with knowing that they might not live the day. The film showed the courage that men face when they think that they are going to die yet go ahead anyway. This one battle was not wanted by either side yet it was going to happen no matter what they wanted. It was the bloodiest and most carnal battle of the Civil War and I do not believe that any other film has captured it as well as this one has.