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Benjamin Leontief Alpers <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 26 Jan 1993 12:21:56 EST
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Off the top of my head, some more revolution films:
Danton (198?, Polish/French co-production with Gerard Depardieu)
Reds [someone must have mentioned this, but I'll add it anyway]
The Mortal Storm (1939)
    This one is about the moment of the Nazi takeover in Germany as it
    effects a small Bavarian university town.  Not a revolution exactly
    but certainly a revolutionary situation.
Blockade (1938; a Walter Wanger production about the Spanish Civil War)
La Nuit de Varennes (1981?; French/Italian coproduction about the French
    revolution and the attempted escape of the King and Queen, a really
    wonderful movie)
Red Dawn (1985)
    An execrable movie about a high school football team turning back an
    apparently successful Soviet invasion of the US.  Nevertheless, it
    is certainly an attempt to imagine a counterrevolution.
Bananas (197?)
    Woody Allen's hilarious take on third-world revolutions.
Moon Over Parador (198?)
The Last Emperor (1987)
Gandhi (1982)
Return of the Jedi (1985?)
I'm sure I'll think of more later . . .
-- Ben Alpers
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