There is a list on the Jackson's Gamers website:marcusjm wrote:I recently watched The Admiral, it was a fairly good piece on the Civil War. The TV-series is much better I understand. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1101026/
Reds is also good but less focused on the battles obviously, still a real classic. Stellar cast with some of the best movie actors on the Planet. There is also one Polish movie about that war but I forgot the title.
Riley was an excellent British TV-series that captured the espionage section of this war very well and the general mood in the country.
Baris wrote:"Bronyenosyets Potyomkin" about the warship Potyomkin, very good black and white film with no gray color tone . Mostly propaganda but very emotional film. Sailors taking control of the ship from enemies of people:thumbsup officers of monarchy)
"Hunt for red october" by Sean Connery as a very charismatic Russian captain. But that film has an Incredible music.
Generally Russians have very good music also before the revolution, composed with strong feelings and passion.
TheDoctorKing wrote:The Battleship Potemkin story takes place in 1905. Back when Russia had one of the most advanced navies in the world.
I read a good book on the mutiny and the 1905 revolution a couple of years ago: Bascomb, Neal. Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
В wrote:At the time of Potemkin mutiny most of our 'one of the most advanced navies in the world' was on bottom of Tshushima straight and Yellow Sea. Going into Japan war, we had large navy that was 'advanced' if the year was 1890. Sailors were badly trained and taken care for, paid poor, and ships were kept in poor repair. The stupidity of sending Baltic Fleet around the world straight into battle combined with being badly taken care of gave sailors impression government not care about them. Black Sea Fleet was only fleet not destroyed and sailors thought since it is apparent government cares not about us, they would be sent to Pacific to die. The treatment of navy is why sailors were such big part of revolutionary movement.
Kev_uk wrote:Not to forget the cruiser, Aurora, which playing an important role in October 1917.
Kev_uk wrote:The last song is pretty bad Is he a rock singer? ;-)
I have seen Eisensteins 'October' the 1927 film and that glorifies the revolution, after all it was made to commemorate the anniversary. What do you think about leaders such as Trotsky? He was hounded out of Russia for not supporting Stalin and the direction he was leading the country into. He was also later killed by a Stalinist agent in Mexico with an icepick in his head. What are you views?
Kev_uk wrote:What do you think about leaders such as Trotsky? He was hounded out of Russia for not supporting Stalin and the direction he was leading the country into. He was also later killed by a Stalinist agent in Mexico with an icepick in his head. What are you views?
В wrote:A lot of people died and suffered, but because of this we we able to beat fascists and become one of the countries the world had to listen to when we spoke.
, I can never condone the murder of the tsar and family.
ERISS wrote:Many countries took fascist ways to fight the fascism!:
Russia with bolsheviks (state capitalism), USA with usual capitalism (IWW fighting against fascism in USA), and many others.
They all enslave the people in factories to the profit of few.
Then you shouldn't condone the tsar for the murder of many people killed for nothing under its law. In some way he paid with the same justice ways he had.
В wrote:This was only thing Russian (and others that were in Russian Empire) really knew, it was only way to build industrial sektors. A lot of people died and suffered, but because of this we we able to beat fascists and become one of the countries the world had to listen to when we spoke.
Though I understand why the Bolsheviks felt it must be done, I can never condone the murder of the tsar and family. It should tell you how wrong it was when Red Russians even refused to do it, Bulgarians had to be used. Not even Red Russian peasants would kill Romanov family.
DarkGarry wrote: a very nice movie "Makhno" about anarchists.
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