Repnonse paper on history film
It will be worth 15 points
due by Oct 28. 8:30 am
Please select ONE film from this list.
List of films to choose from:
The Other Conquest (1997) – The conquest of Mexico from the perspective of the Aztecs.
The New World (2005) – depicts the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith, Pocahontas of the Powatan Native American tribe, and Englishman, John Rolfe.
The Mission (1986) – This movie provides a glimpse of the Jesuit missions in South America which offered a near-utopian refuge for the indigenous peoples from the slavers of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies.
Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) – German film that depicts conquistador Lope de Aguirre’s journey along the Orinoco and Amazon rivers to find El Dorado.
Shogun (1980) – Loosely based on the adventures of William Adams, an English sailor who travelled to Japan in 1600 and served as a samurai and advisor to the shogunTokugawa Ieyasu. He was a figure in the early Tokugawa shogunate.
The Last of the Mohicans (1992) – Film of James Fennimore Cooper novel. Set during the French and Indian War. Depicts the massacre at Fort William Henry.
Amazing Grace (2006) – biopic of William Wilberforce and his parliamentary opposition to the slave trade.
Hard Times (1994) – BBC miniseries – based on the Charles Dickens novel.
Germinal (1993) – Based on the novel by Emile Zola – story of a coal mining strike in industrial France.
How Green Was My Valley (1941) – Based on the Richard Llewellyn novel. Drama set during the industrialization of Wales.
Modern Times (1936) – Charlie Chaplin film satirizing industrial change.