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Old 09-20-2016, 11:38 AM   #51
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Re: Which historically-renowned person's life would you most like to see as a movie?

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"Saints and Strangers" - NatGeo 2015 miniseries.

Not "about" Squanto, per se, but he was a major character in the series.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:50 AM   #52
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Thank you,lumberajack.
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:41 AM   #53
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"Saints and Strangers" - NatGeo 2015 miniseries.

Not "about" Squanto, per se, but he was a major character in the series.
Thanks for this, will look for it.
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Old 09-27-2016, 12:45 AM   #54
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Jim Thompson

Former SE Asian CIA chief who disappeared in the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. All that was found of him was a tennis shoe. They don't know if a tiger took him or if he was snatched by communists.

His Thai silk concern lives on.

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James Harrison Wilson "Jim" Thompson, (born 21 March 1906 — disappeared 26 March 1967) was an American businessman who helped revitalise the Thai silk industry in the 1950s and 1960s. At the time of his disappearance he was one of the most famous Americans living in Asia. Time magazine claimed he "almost singlehanded(ly) saved Thailand's vital silk industry from extinction".[1] His disappearance from the Cameron Highlands generated one of the largest land searches in Southeast Asian history, and is one of the most famous mysteries in the region.
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Old 10-01-2016, 11:45 PM   #55
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I suppose a movie about G. Khan would have to be R rated at least? Or maybe X

+1 tho.

Also +1 to Rasputin.

Also Darius would make an excellent movie. Carlin should write the screen play.

Battle of Little Bighorn from the pov of Reno and Benteen. Plenty of room for controversy.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:33 PM   #56
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Friend of mine finally returned to me my copy of...



Leo I -- He was an important figure in defending Rome at a time when the western Empire was facing collapse. Though the story of his dealings with Attila are apocryphal.

In my imagination, I can see the negotiations with Attila being a "good Pope / bad Pope"; the application of persuasion and benediction and then the presentation of a hoard of treasure towards the end.
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:24 PM   #57
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John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and many say made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.

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Probably not going to be a very flashy movie. Maybe something in the vein of "A Few Good Men" might work w/r/t Marbury v. Madison.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:12 AM   #58
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Biopic about Erwin Rommel
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Old 05-10-2017, 07:58 AM   #59
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I would want John F. Kennedy biopic.
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Old 05-11-2017, 01:04 AM   #60
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I would want John F. Kennedy biopic.
There are some interesting books that have come out lately about JFK.

JFK and the Masculine Mystique: tries to show how JFK's sex appeal was akin to that of a movie star and how others in his time--the Sinatra Rat Pack, Norman Miler, Hugh Hefner, Ben Bradlee, Ian Fleming, Kirk Douglas, and Tony Curtis--were of the same ilk. It's a somewhat forced argument, but the tidbits about JFK's sex life are fun to read.

The Kennedy Half Century: good read from Larry Sabato which is particularly strong on the details of the assassination and the Warren Commission.

The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The best book of the three, by Michael J. Hogan, shows how Kennedy constructed an image of himself, how the media was complicit in sustaining that image, and how after his assassination, his widow continued the charade.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:33 AM   #61
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Jim Thompson

Former SE Asian CIA chief who disappeared in the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia. All that was found of him was a tennis shoe. They don't know if a tiger took him or if he was snatched by communists.

His Thai silk concern lives on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disapp...f_Jim_Thompson
i don't know that much about him but have been to JT House in Bangkok.... don't remember the CIA part but i'm sure it's just my poor memory.

i thought a fairly strong theory was that he was killed accidentally - hit by car? - and they just dumped the body instead of reporting the accident.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:32 AM   #62
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Been watching Marco Polo on Netflix. Recommend.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:10 PM   #63
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Hi Everyone:

Eli Cohen. He was the Israeli spy whose work in the early 1960s helped Israel capture the Golan Heights.

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Old 08-11-2017, 03:03 AM   #64
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https://www.amazon.com/Kennedy-Babyl.../dp/0986193305
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:06 PM   #65
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What about Sulla?

He's largely overshadowed by Julius Caesar today, but he:
- Was a phenomenal general, overseeing wars between Numidians, Germanic tribes, kingdoms of Asia Minor, and fellow Romans
- Marches his army into Rome twice to combat populist uprisings
- Becomes a dictator to restore the republic

His audacity is probably the reason a figure like Caesar could even rise up 30 odd years later.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:39 PM   #66
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I'm currently reading Jungle Soldier: The True Story Of Freddy Spencer Chapman.

http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Freddie_Spencer_Chapman

Arctic explorer, survival expert and naturalist, he was trapped behind enemy lines
when the Japanese overan Malaya in 1942.

He started a commando campaign that was so effective that the japanese deployed
a full regiment to hunt him down.

He was wounded twice, racked by tropical disease and risked beheading if captured, as happened to some of his comrades.

He managed to hold out for three years and five months before re-establishing contact with British forces.
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