Friday, December 20, 2013

Put History in your Holiday! Catch a Movie!

Want to put a little history in your holiday? Try a movie with historical ties. It is a great way to relax or share your passion for history with a loved one.             

Here are some options on DVD from 2013.                                     

·         Parkland (2013) is a movie about the events leading up to the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. See a different perspective on this tragedy from 50 years ago.                 

·         A Hijacking (2013) will introduce you to challenges of Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean with the MV Rozen.  An international film with limited release in the United States, this film will engage you with real geopolitical drama       

·         Jobs (2013) is the biography of the Apple Innovator Steve Jobs. Sit back and enjoy a trip into the mind of the man who revolutionized the way we interact with technology.              

·         White House Down (2013) is a traditional action adventure film. Yet it has a strong political commentary and enough great interior shots of the White House to appeal to the history buff.             

Here are a few options for you to consider in the movie theater in December 2013.                              

·         Twelve Years a Slave (2013) is based on the story Solomon Northup a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery before the Civil War. Plunge into Antebellum America and experience the period through the eyes of an individual.

·         Saving Mr. Banks (2013) is the story of how Disney’s “Mary Poppins" movie was made. Take a peek into Disney movie history.

·         Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) is the story of the life of Nelson Mandela. This movie is loosely based on his autobiography and provides the viewer with the opportunity a look into the life of a revolutionary leader.                

·         Lone Survivor (2013) is a movie about the war on terror. This move is based on the June 28, 2005 mission "Operation Red Wings". You can get a new view into modern warfare with this film.            

·          The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) is a biography of the life of Jordan Belfort. You can learn about his rise as a wealthy stockbroker and his fall. Could you make it on Wall Street?

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