Perhaps the most famous American Revolution movie on our list, The Patriot is the fictional tale of peaceful southerner, Benjamin Martin. Famously played by Mel Gibson, Martin finds himself driven to lead a group of revolutionaries after the Redcoats murder one of his sons and capture another. While this film has been attacked for its historical inaccuracies, it remains a dramatic piece of cinema that depicts the complexity of the American Revolution, with some epic battle scenes, to boot.
Though movie productions have been shut down because of the coronavirus, filming for the Yankee Comandante is tentatively set for 2021, with director Jeff Nichols attached to a feature film that resurrects the life of an American who helped lead a revolution that changed the course of the Cold War.
Theatrical releases were almost as chaotic in 2021 as they were in 2020. This year, studios and viewers also have to deal with the fact that big, sprawling productions were mostly off-limits in 2020 and 2021 because of pandemic safety restrictions, and now there are fewer movies in the pipeline than anyone would've anticipated in early 2020.
Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!," "The Great Gatsby") had to delay his long-awaited movie about Elvis Presley in March 2020 after co-star Tom Hanks tested positive for COVID and the movie became one of the first shut down during the pandemic.
During the 2020s, action movies featuring superheroes or other comic book characters have been bringing in audiences at the box office. Other genres that have been common include CG-animated movies, reimagined versions or remakes of nostalgic films, comedies, and sci-fi movies.
Updated December 19th, 2020 by Theo Kogod: There have been many moments of rebellion and revolutionary talk from the past few years alone. As such, taking another look at films about the French Revolution and the lessons it has to teach seems like a great way to reflect on current events. History may repeat, but learning from it could keep you from losing your head. So make sure to check out these 5 extra essential movies about the French Revolution as soon as you can.
R2020 is a delightful read. I read it in one shot. Bhagat has made it impossible not to like his books. The story telling is easy, almost casual, as it ought to be in this age and time. It's a typical love story, two guys and a girl, trapped between greed and idealism. It will make a great movie too. No, not Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, which had the same premise but chose to walk a more difficult route. The route of the great classics. R2020 has no such pretensions. It is there to sell copies and make Bhagat and his publishers very rich. The choice is exactly what Aarti faced. And ultimately, like movies are now judged by their box office take and music by the number of paid downloads, books will be judged by their sales. And in that sweepstake, Bhagat has made sure that he leads the pack.
RUSS 364 - Culture and RevolutionCross-Listed as INTL 364 This course examines the relationship between cultural and political change during four very different revolutions: in France of 1789, in Russia of 1917, and the more recent events in Iran and South Africa. How do people change when governments are overturned? How do revolutions shape the consciousness of their citizens? Do people understand events as revolutionaries intend them to? To answer these questions, we will examine symbols and political ideologies, mass media outreach, education and enlistment, changing social identities, the culture of violence, popular participation and resistance, as well as other issues. Readings will include such diverse sources as Voltaire and Rousseau, Marx and Lenin, Khomeini and the Koran. We will read contemporary accounts, both sympathetic and antagonistic, and look at popular culture to see how events were understood. Fashion and etiquette, comics and caricatures, movies and plays are among the materials used. Taught in English. Alternate years. (4 Credits) 2b1af7f3a8