The Liberator (El Libertador)

The Liberator
2013 ‧ Drama/Historical film


Celebrated Venezuelan leader Simon Bolivar embarks on several military crusades and fights more than 100 battles to liberate Latin America from the Spanish rule.

Eighteen-century Venezuelan aristocrat Simón Bolívar (Edgar Ramírez) fights to free his country and other South American territories from Spanish rule.


Rating:R (Sexuality/Nudity|War Violence|Some Grisly Images)
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Language :Spanish
Director: Alberto Arvelo Mendoza
Producer: Alberto Arvelo Mendoza, Jose Luis Escolar, Winfried Hammacher, Ana Loehnert
Writer: Timothy J. Sexton
Release Date (Theaters): Oct 3, 2014 Limited
Runtime: 1h 59m
Distributor: Cohen Media Group


CAST :
Edgar Ramírez (Simon Bolivar)
María Valverde (Maria Theresa Bolivar)
Erich Wildpret (Antonio Jose de Sucre)
Iwan Rheon (Daniel O’Leary)
Juana Acosta (Manuela Sáenz)

What is the movie the liberator about?

Simon Bolivar fought over 100 battles against the Spanish Empire in South America. He rode over 70,000 miles on horseback. His military campaigns covered twice the territory of Alexander the Great. His army never conquered — it liberated.

Movie- The Liberator

The budget for “Libertador” reached 50 million dollars, making the film one of the largest Latin American cinematographic blockbusters and at the level of Hollywood. The Venezuelan government did not contribute money – “a film like this had to be financed seriously, with private capital”, says the actor – and did not interfere with the script, unlike the film “Bolívar, the man of difficulties”, by Luis Alberto Lamata (2013).

In Venezuela, the team shot scenes in Caracas, Acarigua and the beaches of Choroní between March and June 2012, while the others were shot in Segovia, Carmona and Jerez de la Frontera, in Spain, and in Germany.

Story of the movie:

THE LIBERATOR movie begins when Bolívar (Edgar Ramírez) meets Prince Fernando (Andrés Gertrúdix) at the royal court in Spain. Here he meets his future wife, the Spanish aristocrat, María Teresa del Toro (María Valverde) who surrenders at Bolívar’s feet and decides to leave everything behind to start life with him in colonial Venezuela. This passionate love story ends with the death of María Teresa due to yellow fever, which she contracted about six months after her arrival in Venezuela. Heartbroken, Bolívar returns to Paris, where he lives a life of excess until he meets exiled revolutionary Simón Rodríguez (Francisco Denis), his former tutor and influential mentor, who convinces him to join the revolution in his home country. source. With a renewed sense of purpose and at considerable personal expense,

He helps finance an army under the command of legendary Venezuelan exile and military commander General Francisco de Miranda (Manuel Porto). Early military successes are followed by defeats, and Miranda’s willingness to negotiate an armistice with the Spanish is perceived by Bolívar as a betrayal, prompting him to turn against Miranda.

Bolívar himself is stripped of much of his wealth and is exiled to Colombia. However, his dream of independence does not diminish and from Colombia Bolívar continues to Jamaica and South America, achieving triumphs and denotes. Supported by money coming from England (personified on the screen by the famous British banker Martin Torkington played by Danny Huston) and the arrival of British mercenaries inspired by his vision of a free South America, Bolívar’s fortunes will begin to change.

But it is not until he succeeds in uniting people of different races and walks of life into a truly integrated army that he manages to gain ground, steadily increasing his following and his military victories. Alarmed, King Ferdinand sends the Spanish Armada, the largest ever sent to the colonies, to crush Bolívar’s forces.

In a daring move to take the vastly superior Spanish troops by surprise, Bolívar’s army recklessly crosses the Andes in winter, an almost impossible task of gigantic proportions and horrific suffering. Coming down from the mountains, their armies, however, offer a decisive defeat to the Spanish in the famous Battle of Boyacá (Colombia) in 1819. This defeat sets in motion the withdrawal of the Spanish from Colombia and also from Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Hailed as THE LIBERTADOR , Bolívar is appointed president of the newly created Gran Colombia, a union of five former Spanish colonies, in 1819. Despite his victory, his idealistic vision of a united South America has not been fulfilled due to divergent political visions of his former allies. After surviving an assassination attempt in 1828, and outmaneuvered by his political enemies in Congress, Bolívar finally resigned from office two years later. Under strange circumstances, on December 1, 1830, on his way to regroup with his supporters, Bolívar embarks on a ship, which never reaches its destination, thus meeting a mysterious death.

Bolívar, born in Caracas in 1783 and died in Santa Marta (Colombia) in 1830, is the greatest hero of Venezuela. In addition to his country, he freed Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru from Spanish rule.

Simón Bolívar

Who is Simon Bolivar and why is he important?

On July 24, 1783, Simon Bolivar was born in Caracas, in what is now Venezuela. Bolivar became the most powerful leader in South America, nicknamed “El Libertador” (the liberator) for helping nations become independent from Spain. Today, July 24 is celebrated as Simon Bolivar Day throughout Latin America.

Simon Bolivar

Was Simon Bolivar a good leader?
How was bolivar a good leader?

Simon Bolivar is a hero because he has accomplished freeing thousands of unknown people from the Spanish rule. Bolivar is considered a hero throughout South America because of his leadership, braveness, and confidence for fighting for independence for six different countries.

Simon Bolivar

What did Simon Bolivar discover?
Bolívar himself led multiple expeditionary forces against the Spaniards, and between 1819 and 1822 he successfully liberated three territories—New Granada (Colombia and Panama), Venezuela, and Quito (Ecuador)—from Spanish rule.

What are 5 facts about Simon Bolivar?

Top 5 Facts about Simon Bolivar
His actual name is quite long. …
Simon Bolivar was extremely wealthy before the Wars of Independence. …
He dedicated his wealth to the independence movements in South America. …
The death of his wife changes the course of his life. …
He handed over Francisco de Miranda to Spanish authorities.

What region is Venezuela in?
South America
Venezuela is located in the north of South America; geologically, its mainland rests on the South American Plate. It has a total area of 916,445 km2 (353,841 sq mi) and a land area of 882,050 km2 (340,560 sq mi), making Venezuela the 33rd largest country in the world.

Why did Bolivar want independence from Spain?
Bolívar believed that past subjugation under Spanish colonial rule left many of the American people ignorant and unable to acquire knowledge, power or civic virtue. Therefore, in the name of the greater good, Bolívar believed that these people should be freed.

Who liberated Peru?

José de San Martín
José de San Martín and his forces liberated Peru and proclaimed its independence from Spain on 28 July 1821. The two leading figures of the South American wars of independence were Simon Bolivar in the north and José de San Martín in the south.

When was Venezuela freed from Spain?
Venezuela effectively achieved its independence from Spain by 1819 as part of the Republic of Colombia, and the United States recognized the Colombian federation in 1822.

What happened General Miranda?

The other revolutionary leaders, including Bolívar, believed his surrender was treasonable and thwarted Miranda’s attempt to escape; they allowed him to be handed over to the Spanish. Transported in chains to Cádiz, he eventually died in his prison cell.

Which is the only country named after Jesus?
El Salvador
El Salvador has the singular distinction of being named after Jesus Christ himself, having been officially christened “Provincia De Nuestro Señor Jesus Cristo, El Salvador Del Mundo” – or “Province of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World” – in 1524 by conquistador Pedro de Alvarado.

How many countries did Bolivar liberate?
six
Simon Bolivar is often called the George Washington of Venezuela — and of Bolivia, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador and Peru. Washington threw colonialists out of one country; Bolivar liberated six from Spanish rule.

Which Latin American country gained independence first?

Colombia
The first country to declare independence was Colombia in 1810. The last was Suriname in 1975. French Guiana is still an official part of France. Gran Colombia was the first union of independent nations in South America.

Who colonized Peru?

Spanish Empire
It was conquered by the Spanish Empire in the 16th century, which established a Viceroyalty with jurisdiction over most of its South American domains. The nation declared independence from Spain in 1821, but consolidated only after the Battle of Ayacucho three years later.

What countries did Simón Bolívar get independence for?

While Bolívar didn’t act alone, he was clearly the catalyst and “cult of personality” behind the 19th-century liberation movement that won independence for six Latin American nations: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Bolivia, a country named for the Liberator himself.

Paul Apostle of Christ

Paul, Apostle of Christ is a 2018 American biblical drama film written and directed by Andrew Hyatt. It stars James Faulkner as Saint Paul and Jim Caviezel (who portrayed Jesus in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ) as Saint Luke.

The film tells the story of Paul, who was known as a ruthless persecutor of Christians prior to his conversion to Christianity. The plot focuses on his becoming a pivotal figure in the formation of the early church before being executed by Emperor Nero in Rome.

Directed by Andrew Hyatt
Screenplay by Andrew Hyatt
Story by
Andrew Hyatt
T.J. Berden
Produced by
David Zelon
T.J. Berden
Starring :
Jim Caviezel
Olivier Martinez
James Faulkner
Joanne Whalley
John Lynch
Cinematography Geraldo Madrazo
Edited by Scott Richter
Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Production companies
Affirm Films ,ODB Films
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Release date March 23, 2018
Running time 106 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million
Box office $25.5 million

Jim Caviezel
American film actor

James Patrick Caviezel Jr. is an American film and television actor, known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ and for starring as John Reese on the CBS series Person of Interest. His other notable roles include Slov in G.I. Wikipedia
Born: 26 September 1968 (age 53 years), Mount Vernon, Washington, United States.

Paul has been imprisoned inside Mamertine Prison for his strong influence as a Christian leader which makes him a threat to Nero’s power. Mauritius Gallus, the newly appointed prefect of the prison, accuses Paul of burning half of Rome down and, by Nero’s decree, sentences him to death. After meeting with Aquila and Priscilla, Luke sneaks into the prison and joyfully greets a weary, physically beaten Paul. Both men agree that Paul’s time on Earth is nearing an end and so Luke convinces him to help write an account of how Paul, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, came to be one of Christianity’s greatest leaders. Although Mauritius discovers that Luke sneaked into the prison aided by high-ranking Romans, he allows him to visit Paul unscathed.

Paul narrates his origins: As Saul of Tarsus, a Jewish boy, he was influenced by the zealotry of his leaders and witnessed the martyrdom of Stephen at their hands for professing faith in Jesus Christ. This event made Saul vow to destroy all Christians throughout the world until the day he rode for Damascus with his brethren. He became blinded by God and heard His voice asking why Saul persecuted Him. This event along with Saul’s meeting Ananias, a disciple of Christ, humbled Saul so deeply that he repented of his actions. Ananias restored Saul’s sight and baptized him in the name of the Lord, which led to Saul rejecting his former name and becoming Paul.

Who is Paul the Apostle of Christ?
Paul the Apostle, original name Saul of Tarsus, (born 4 bce?, Tarsus in Cilicia [now in Turkey]—died c. 62–64 ce, Rome [Italy]), one of the leaders of the first generation of Christians, often considered to be the most important person after Jesus in the history of Christianity.

Who baptized Paul?
Ananias
Saul is baptized by Ananias and called Paul. Men carry a cripple since birth and set him on the steps. Christ commands Ananias to find Saul and give him sight so that he can preach of Christ.

Where was Paul when Jesus was crucified?
Yet the crucifixion occurred in AD 33, followed by Paul’s epiphany the next year. Paul claimed to be a Pharisee (Philippians 3:5 and Acts 23:6) and attended Stephen’s stoning (Acts 7:58) in Jerusalem.

Where is Tarsus now?
Turkey
Tarsus was a city in ancient Cilicia located in the modern-day province of Mersin, Turkey.

Is Paul the 13th apostle?
A zealous Pharisee, he persecuted the first Christians until a vision of Jesus, experienced while on the road to Damascus, converted him to Christianity. Three years later he met St. Peter and Jesus’ brother James and was henceforth recognized as the 13th Apostle.

Did St Paul ever meet Jesus?
The answer is NO. Paul never met Jesus in person at any given time. Not only that but Paul never heard of Jesus miracles either at any given time. Not only that, but Paul never wrote about the miracles of Jesus in any of his 14 books.

Nero

Nero
Roman emperor

Nero was the fifth emperor of Rome. He was adopted by the Roman emperor Claudius at the age of 13 and succeeded him to the throne. Nero seems to have been popular with the members of his Praetorian Guard, and with lower-class commoners in Rome and the provinces, but was deeply resented by the Roman aristocracy.
Born: 15 December 37 AD, Anzio, Italy
Died: 9 June 68 AD, Rome, Italy
Full name: Imperator Nero Cladius Divi Claudius filius Caesar Augustus Germanicus
Nationality: Roman
Spouse: Sporus (m. 67 AD–68 AD), MORE
Parents: Claudius, Agrippina the Younger, Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus
Children: Claudia Augusta

What is Nero best known for?

He is best known for his debaucheries, political murders, persecution of Christians and a passion for music that led to the probably apocryphal rumor that Nero “fiddled” while Rome burned during the great fire of 64 A.D.

Was Nero a bad king?

The Roman emperor Nero is considered one of history’s greatest criminals. His name has become synonymous with evil, as historic accounts have accused him of killing his stepbrother, his wife and his mother, as well persecuting Christians and instigating the devastating Great Fire of Rome

Who is Nero Caesar in the Bible?
Nero (AD 37-68) was the Roman emperor to whom Paul appealed upon return to Jerusalem after his third missionary journey. Though not mentioned by name in the Bible, secular records (and perhaps the book of the Revelation) identify him as a ruthless man who began persecuting Christians.

Who was emperor after Nero?

Galba
Marching on Rome

Fearing for his life, Galba recruited troops and marched on Rome. By this time, Nero was already dead. With no heir to succeed him, the Senate named Galba as the new emperor.

Which Roman emperor was the first to persecute the Christians?
The emperor Nero
The emperor Nero is referred to as the first persecutor of the Christians by Lactantius. After the Great Fire of Rome in A.D. 64, when rumours swirled that the emperor himself was responsible, Nero blamed the Christians instead.

Was Nero tyrannical?
Nero was depicted as a mad tyrant by ancient historians belonging to the senatorial elite, but we should keep in mind that they were far from impartial.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Historiated initial depicting Joan of Arc from Archives Nationales, Paris, AE II 2490, allegedly dated to the second half of the 15th century but most likely art forgery by the Alsatian painter Georges Spetz (1844–1914) in the late 19th or early 20th centuries

Joan of Arc, nicknamed “The Maid of Orléans”, is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years’ War, and was canonized as a saint. She was born to Jacques d’Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in the Vosges of northeast France. 

Born: 1412
Domrémy, Duchy of Bar, Kingdom of France

Died: 30 May 1431, Rouen, France

Canonized: 16 May 1920, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome by Pope Benedict XV

Nicknames: La Pucelle, The Maid of Orléans

ParentsJacques d’ArcIsabelle Romée

SiblingsJean d’ArcPierre d’ArcCatherine d’ArcJacquemin d’Arc

What was Joan of Arc famous for?

Joan of Arc is a national heroine of France. She was a peasant girl who, believing that she was acting under divine guidance, led the French army in a momentous victory at Orléans in 1429 that repulsed an English attempt to conquer France during the Hundred Years’ War.

Is Joan of Arc a true story?

Though remembered as a fearless warrior and considered a heroine of the Hundred Years’ War between France and England, Joan never actually fought in battle or killed an opponent. Instead, she would accompany her men as a sort of inspirational mascot, brandishing her banner in place of a weapon.

Joan captured by the Burgundians at Compiègne. Mural in the Panthéon, Paris, circa 1886–1890
Joan of Arc interrogated in her prison cell by the Cardinal of Winchester, by Hippolyte Delaroche, 1824, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

What was Joan of Arc accused of?

But a series of missteps, including her failure to liberate Paris followed, and on May 23, 1430, she was captured by the Duke of Burgundy’s men, jailed for more than a year and put on trial for charges including heresy, witchcraft and violating divine law for dressing like a man.

Joan of Arc’s Death at the Stake, by Hermann Stilke (1843)

Why is Joan of Arc still significant today?

A national heroine of France, at age 18 Joan of Arc led the French army to victory over the English at Orléans. Captured a year later, Joan was burned at the stake as a heretic by the English and their French collaborators. She was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint more than 500 years later, on May 16, 1920.

Coronation of Charles VII at Reims Cathedral, in the presence of Joan of Arc and armoured men-at-arms (15th century).

What King did Joan of Arc fight for?

Charles VII
Joan of Arc is the modern-day name of a teenage woman who, driven by voices she heard, fought to drive the English out of France and crown Charles VII as the French king. Although we know her as Joan of Arc, or Jeanne d’Arc in French, she called herself Jehanne la Pucelle, or Joan the Maid.

Movies based on Joan of Arc:-

1. THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC

THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC

Mystic, maiden, martyr – whatever you choose to call her, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school and never saw her 20th birthday. It all began in 1429, when a teenage girl from a remote village in France stood before the world and announced she would defeat the world’s greatest army and liberate her country.
Rating:R (Some Language|Rape|Strong Graphic Battles)
Genre: History, Adventure, Drama, War, Biography
Original Language:English
Director: Luc Besson
Producer: Patrice Ledoux
Writer: Luc Besson, Andrew Birkin
Release Date (Theaters): Nov 12, 1999 Wide
Runtime: 2h 28m
Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Cast: Milla Jovovich
(Joan of Arc)

John Malkovich
Charles VII

Faye Dunaway
Yolande D’Aragon

Dustin Hoffman
The Conscience

Pascal Greggory
The Duke of Alençon

Vincent Cassel
Gilles de Rais

Milla Jovovich

American actress

Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, supermodel, and singer. Her starring roles in numerous science-fiction and action films led the music channel VH1 to deem her the “reigning queen of kick-butt” in 2006. Born: 17 December 1975 (age 46 years), Kyiv, Ukraine

Height: 1.74 m SpousePaul W. S. Anderson (m. 2009), Luc Besson (m. 1997–1999), Shawn Andrews (m. 1992–1992) ChildrenEver Gabo AndersonDashiel Edan AndersonOsian Lark Elliot Jovovich-Anderson ParentsGalina JovovichBogdan Jovovich

Is the messenger movie accurate?
The result is a very realistic portrayal of the historical events in those two years, 1429 through 1431, when Joan was 17 through 19, and lead the French army against the British to save France. The film makes clever use of a fictional character called “the Conscience”, played by Dustin Hoffman.

Is Joan of Arc movie accurate?
Historical accuracy
The scene in which Joan witnesses her sister’s murder and posthumous rape by English soldiers in their village is entirely a fictional construction. Joan and her family fled their village before it was attacked, and it was actually attacked by the Burgundians, not the English.

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Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian lawyer
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and to later inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.


Born: 2 October 1869, Porbandar
Full name: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Assassinated: 30 January 1948, Birla House, New Delhi
Spouse: Kasturba Gandhi (m. 1883–1944)
Great grandchildren: Leela Gandhi, Tushar Gandhi, Kirti Menon, MORE
Children: Harilal Gandhi, Ramdas Gandhi, Devdas Gandhi, Manilal Gandhi

What was Mahatma Gandhi famous for?

Mahatma Gandhi, by name of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, (born October 2, 1869, Porbandar, India—died January 30, 1948, Delhi), Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist movement against the British rule of India.

Who is Gandhi short summary?

Mahatma Gandhi was the leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule and in South Africa who advocated for the civil rights of Indians. Born in Porbandar, India, Gandhi studied law and organized boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience.

What was Gandhi Salt March?

In early 1930 Gandhi decided to mount a highly visible demonstration against the increasingly repressive salt tax by marching through what is now the western Indian state of Gujarat from his ashram (religious retreat) at Sabermati (near Ahmadabad) to the town of Dandi (near Surat) on the Arabian Sea coast.

Why was salt taxed?
This was done to maintain the high price of British salt by destroying India’s long-established tradition of salt-making. In 1858, when Britain took control of the Indian provinces, these taxes remained.

Why did Gandhi break salt?
Answer: Gandhiji choose to break the salt law because in his view, it was sinful to tax salt since it is such as essential item of our food that is used by the rich or the poor person in the same quantity.

Ashes in the Snow

Movie- Ashes in the Snow

During World War II, a 16-year-old artist and her family get deported to Siberia as Stalin brutally dismantles the Baltic region.
Genre: History, Drama
Original Language:English
Director: Marius A. Markevicius
Producer: Chris Coen, Marius A. Markevicius, Zilvinas Naujokas
Writer: Ben York Jones
Release Date (Theaters): Jan 11, 2019 Limited
Release Date (Streaming): May 14, 2019
Runtime: 1h 39m
Distributor: Vertical Entertainment

Cast :Bel Powley (Lina)
Martin Wallström (Nikolai Kretzsky)
Lisa Loven Kongsli (Elena)
Jonah Hauer-King (Andrius)
Peter Franzén (Komarov)
Sam Hazeldine (Kostas)

Is ashes in the snow true story?
It follows the life of a teenage Lithuanian girl deported to Siberia, who fights for survival and humanity in an Arctic forced-labor camp. According to the President, it is a true story about Lithuania’s destiny, deportations, sufferings, and unconditional fight for freedom.

What happens in ashes in the snow?
The film is a coming-of-age tale of a young teenager named Lina who, with her mother and younger brother, is deported to a Soviet gulag amid Stalin’s occupation of the Baltic region during World War II. An aspiring artist, she secretly documents her harrowing journey with her drawings.

How did ashes in the snow end?
The story ends with Lina feeling some sense of hope because she and Jonas have survived the winter. The epilogue indicates that Andrius and Lina reunite and marry after the war.

Who is the author of ashes in the snow?
Ruta Sepetys
Ashes in the Snow/Story by
The haunting and powerful Second World War novel by Ruta Sepetys that inspired the movie ‘Ashes in the Snow’.One night fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother and young brother are hauled from their home by Soviet guards, thrown into cattle cars and sent away. They are being deported to Siberia.

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Ruta Sepetys (American writer)
rutasepetys.com
Ruta Sepetys is a Lithuanian-American writer of historical fiction. As an author, she is a #1 New York Times and international bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal.
Born: 19 November 1967 (age 54 years), Detroit, Michigan, United States
Spouse: Michael Smith (m. 2006)
Alma mater: Hillsdale College
Movies: Ashes in the Snow
Awards: Carnegie Medal, MORE

Movie -Ashes in the Snow Bob Dylan song “Ring Them Bells“, performed by Lithuanian singer Gjan.

Sci-Fi movies that can give you feel of a real astronaut

If we don’t have our dreams, we have nothing.

Our dreams are everything. Everything starts with a dream. It was just a dream to go out there in the space. But as you know, that it all ,just started with a dream.

The humans been very curious about unknowns. Their ancestors been pointing towards the sky ,saying that out there, lies something amazing, powerful and beautiful. They been telling that there is more knowledge than anyone can grasp. So, Humans tried to fly, to go over there in outer space. With their attempts to be there in outer space, they got something amazing and valuable.

There are very few movies based on outer space which are filmed with a great accuracy. There are two movies which have launch of space ship and coming back, scenes. They are filmed with great accuracy. So, have a try. And watch these masterpieces.

If you have never watched these movies before, you will really thank me.

1. Spacewalker

Spacewalker

Spacewalker
2017 ‧ Adventure/Drama ‧ 2h 20m

7.3/10 · IMDb
84% liked this film

During the height of the Cold War, two Russian astronauts prepare to step into the unknown during the first space walk.


1960s, the height of the Cold War. Two superpowers – the USSR and the USA – are fighting for the primacy in the space race. While the USSR is ahead, the next step is manned spacewalk. A test ship explodes two weeks before launch. There is no time to identify the reasons. An experienced military pilot Pavel Belyaev and his partner Alexei Leonov, unfired and hot, dreaming of a feat, are two people ready to step into the unknown. But no one could even imagine everything that they had to face in flight. On this mission, everything that could possibly go wrong.


Is the Spacewalker a true story?
Dmitriy Kiselev’s cracking space adventure Spacewalkers is the true story of Pavel Belyayev (Konstantin Khabenskiy) and Alexey Leonov (Evgeniy Mironov). With one a Red Army war hero and the other a hotshot pilot, the two men made history when they successfully walked in space.

Who was the first spacewalker?
Alexei Leonov
Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to conduct a spacewalk, passed away on 11 October, aged 85. On 18 March 1965, Alexei Leonov became the first person to float freely outside a spacecraft in Earth orbit, when he ventured from Voskhod 2.

Director: Dmitriy Kiselev
Producer: Timur Bekmambetov, Evgeniy Mironov, Sergey Ageev
Writer: Sergey Kaluzhanov, Yuriy Korotkov, Oleg Pogodin
CAST:Konstantin Khabenskiy (Pavel Belyaev)
Evgeniy Mironov (Alexey Leonov)
Aleksandra Ursulyak (Svetlana Leonova)
Vladimir Ilin (Sergey Korolev)

Movie – Spacewalker

2. The Astronaut Farmar

The Astronaut Farmar

The Astronaut Farmer
2006 ‧ Drama/Indie film ‧ 1h 44m
6.3/10 IMDb


An engineer turned ranch owner who had to retire to save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and tries to build his own rocket, despite the government’s threats to stop him.

Movie -The Astronaut Farmar

Best Quotes: 1. If we don’t have our dreams, we have nothing.

2. Charles Farmer: You see, when I was a kid, they used to tell me that I could be anything I wanted to be. No matter what. And maybe I am insane, I don’t know, but I still believe that.

Facts about movie: 1. Billy Bob Thornton and Bruce Willis also shared screen time in Armageddon (1998), where the same topics of space, astronauts and rocket spaceships are highly concentrated on. In Armageddon Thornton wanted to go into space but couldn’t, while Willis did. In this movie, Thornton goes into space while Willis doesn’t.

2. Billy Bob Thornton’s two daughters in the movie were played by director Michael Polish’s daughter and writer Mark Polish’s daughter.

Movie -The Astronaut Farmar

About movie story: Charles Farmer (Billy Bob Thornton), a rancher who once trained to be an astronaut, decides to fulfill a lifelong dream: He builds a rocket in his barn and plans to pilot it into space. Though he faces foreclosure on his ranch, the disbelief of his neighbors and threats from the government, Charles remains determined to reach for the stars.

Is The Astronaut Farmer real story? So the major question here is that is The Astronaut Farmer based on a true story? The answer is no, it is not based on a true story. It is a fictional story written by Mark Polish, who is also the brother of the director.



Director: Michael Polish
Producer: Mark Polish, Paula Weinstein, Len Amato, Michael Polish
Writer: Michael Polish, Mark Polish
Release Date (Theaters): Feb 23, 2007 Wide
Release Date (Streaming): Feb 1, 2011
Box Office (Gross USA):$11.0M
Runtime: 1h 45m
Production Co: Spring Creek Productions, Polish Brothers Construction

CAST:
Billy Bob Thornton (Charles Farmer)
Virginia Madsen (Audie)
Bruce Dern (Hal)
Tim Blake Nelson (Kevin Munchak)
Jon Gries (Kilborne)

Sci-Fi underrated Movies that you should watch this year

Sci-Fi movies , which are underrated by the audience or didn’t reached to the audience. This year, you should watch these movies atleast once because these movies are quite philosophical and scientific. These belongs to the real life situations.

As there are always , attempts are made by the people of the world, to search new world. Humans always been searching for immortality and God like powers. These movies will give you some satisfaction if you were searching for fresh thoughts and new way of thinking.

1. On the Silver Globe (1988)

On the Silver Globe (1988)

On the Silver Globe (1988)
166 min|Adventure, Drama, Fantasy|10 Feb 1989


Rating: 7.3 / 10 from 3,031 users
Metascore: 72
A team of astronauts land on an inhabitable planet and form a society. Many years later, a single astronaut is sent to the planet and becomes a messiah.
Director: Andrzej Zulawski
Creator: Andrzej Zulawski, Jerzy Zulawski
Actors: Andrzej Seweryn, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Dylag

Andrzej Żuławski

Polish film director

Description

Andrzej Żuławski was a Polish film director and writer. Żuławski often went against mainstream commercialism in his films, and enjoyed success mostly with European art-house audiences. In the late 1950s, he studied cinema in France. 

Born: 22 November 1940, Ukraine

Died: 17 February 2016, Warsaw, Poland

SpouseMałgorzata Braunek (m. 1971–1976)

ChildrenVincent ŻuławskiXawery ŻuławskiIgnacy Żuławski

BooksLity bórJonas: roman

ParentsMirosław ŻuławskiCzesława Żuławski

Andrzej Żuławski’s ‘On the Silver Globe ‘ was filmed in 1976 and 1977 but only completed in 1987. It is a cult fantasy film recognised by the ‘Taste of Cinema’ website as the best non-Hollywood science fiction work in the history of cinema.
When the authorities unexpectedly allowed the film to be made, the artist returned to Poland after several years of forced emigration in France.
Żuławski maintained that On the Silver Globe was created under poor conditions. Despite this, the production was on a big scale and the film was shot on the beaches of Łeba, in Wieliczka salt mine, and the Gobi desert among other places. Although the budget did not allow for the use of special effects, costume and stage designers showed great inventiveness in creating a futuristic universe.
On the Silver Globe focuses on the theme of establishing a new civilisation. The film starts with a scene where two men find a record of an expedition to a foreign planet. The first part of the story presents a video diary made by the participants of the expedition and their descendants. In the recording, four astronauts arrive on the planet to create a new, better society in an environment resembling Earth. Stuck with each other, the isolated heroes quickly begin to doubt the mission and tensions and quarrels surface within the group.

On the Silver Globe:
Director: Andrzej Żuławski.
Screenplay: Andrzej Żuławski. Cinematography: Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz. Set design: Tadeusz Kosarewicz, Jerzy Śnieżawski.
Music: Andrzej Korzyński.
Starring: Andrzej Seweryn (Marek), Jerzy Trela (Jerzy), Grażyna Dyląg (Ihezal), Waldemar Kownacki (Jacek), Iwona Bielska (Marta), Jerzy Grałek (Piotr), Elżbieta Karkoszka (Ada), Krystyna Janda (Aza) and others.


Production: Pryzmat Film Group (1976-1978), Kadr Film Group (1986-1987), Poland 1987, colour, 157 minutes.

Movie – On the Silver Globe

A space researcher Marek goes searching for a civilisation founded by space explorers on an unnamed Earth-like planet many years ago.

The astronauts give birth to a new civilisation, but, from generation to generation, the population becomes more and more savage. When, many years later, Marek (Andrzej Seweryn) arrives at the site, he sees people enslaved by Szerns – bird-like creatures native to the planet. Marek is given the role of a mythical saviour who will save the oppressed population. However, will he really give people freedom?
The plot is only a pretext for a philosophical discourse on the nature of man. In the director’s view, the history of civilisation on a foreign planet becomes a distorted reflection on the history of humanity on Earth.
There are many biblical themes in the film: the founding of the community resembles Genesis whereas Marek is clearly the equivalent of Jesus Christ. However, unlike in the Scripture, the divine is only a product of desperate people who create myths to soothe their existence. More than in deconstruction of religion, Żuławski is interested in the spiritual side of man. Are we able to overcome our animalistic nature and rise above the needs and desires of the flesh? It is precisely these doubts that continue to haunt Marek.

2. Hard to be a God (2013)

Hard to be a God (2013)

Hard to Be a God (2013)
177 min|Drama, Sci-Fi|27 Feb 2014

Rating: 6.7 / 10 from 5,597 users
Metascore: 90
In the distant future, a space traveler from Earth breaks a special law and interferes with the history of another, Medieval-like, planet.
Director: Aleksey German
Creator: Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy, Aleksey German
Actors: Leonid Yarmolnik, Aleksandr Chutko, Yuriy Tsurilo

These movies are stunning . These movies have a very stunning point of view that is very different from Hollywood sci-fi or normal sci -fi movies.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Born: January 15, 1929, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Assassinated: April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Spouse: Coretta Scott King (m. 1953–1968)
Children: Martin Luther King III, Yolanda King, Bernice King, Dexter King
Parents: Martin Luther King Sr., Alberta Williams King
Siblings: A. D. King, Christine King Farris

What is Martin Luther King famous for?

Martin Luther King, Jr., is known for his contributions to the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. His most famous work is his “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in 1963, in which he spoke of his dream of a United States that is void of segregation and racism.

How did Martin Luther King changed the world?

led a civil rights movement that focused on nonviolent protest. Martin Luther King’s vision of equality and civil disobedience changed the world for his children and the children of all oppressed people. He changed the lives of African Americans in his time and subsequent decades.

When was Martin Luther King speech?

On August 28, 1963, in front of a crowd of nearly 250,000 people spread across the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Baptist preacher and civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now-famous “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Martin Luther King Jr.
The Nobel Peace Prize 1964

Born: 15 January 1929, Atlanta, GA, USA

Died: 4 April 1968, Memphis, TN, USA

Residence at the time of the award: USA

Role: Leader of “Southern Christian Leadership Conference”

Prize motivation: “for his non-violent struggle for civil rights for the Afro-American population.”

Prize share: 1/1

For Civil Rights and Social Justice
Martin Luther King dreamt that all inhabitants of the United States would be judged by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin. In April 1968 he was murdered by a white racist. Four years earlier, he had received the Peace Prize for his nonviolent campaign against racism.

King adhered to Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence. In 1955 he began his struggle to persuade the US Government to declare the policy of racial discrimination in the southern states unlawful. The racists responded with violence to the black people’s nonviolent initiatives.

In 1963, 250,000 demonstrators marched to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, where King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech. The following year, President Johnson got a law passed prohibiting all racial discrimination.

Movies based on Martin Luther King Jr. –

1. Selma

Selma
2014 ‧ Drama/Historical drama ‧ 2h 8m

Martin Luther King Jr, along with hundreds of people, carries forth a journey from Selma to Montgomery to demand voting rights for the black community.
Release date: 25 December 2014 (USA)
Director: Ava DuVernay

How historically accurate is Selma?
Such caution need not apply to Selma – Ava DuVernay’s fascinating biopic focused on civil rights leader Martin Luther King; it has been deemed 100% historically accurate.

What happened in Selma Alabama 1965?
The first march took place on March 7, 1965, organized locally by Bevel, Amelia Boynton, and others. State troopers and county possemen attacked the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and tear gas after they passed over the county line, and the event became known as Bloody Sunday.

Why was Selma called Montgomery?
Fifty years ago, on March 7, 1965, hundreds of people gathered in Selma, Alabama to march to the capital city of Montgomery. They marched to ensure that African Americans could exercise their constitutional right to vote — even in the face of a segregationist system that wanted to make it impossible.

What does Selma mean?
Selma is a feminine name of ambiguous origin. … The name may also have Celtic origins, in which case it means “beautiful view”. The use of Selma in Germany and Scandinavia stems from the Ossianic poetry of James Macpherson (died 1796), where it appears as a place name.

How far is it from Selma to Montgomery?
The total driving distance from Selma, AL to Montgomery, AL is 50 miles or 80 kilometers.

Movie- Selma