When we think about the various eras of human history, there is a touch of fondness for all the years gone by. Even if you are not a history enthusiast, there is at least that one decade that will fascinate you. There is no shortage of people who, if given a chance to time travel, would go and stay in their favorite era. However, in absence of a time machine, we make do with the novels, movies, and series which are set in the past. There is a subtle but definite difference between a movie made in 1920 about that particular decade and a movie made now about the same era. Stereotypes that have formed over the years about that time are reinforced and there is no question of authenticity (because there isn't any). But there is no doubt that period movies fascinate us. They are our escape to the past. If you feel the same, here are some period movies you should not miss.
This movie was as grand as its namesake. The ship sank but fortunately, their fates did not. The Titanic would have been forgotten if it wasn't for the story of Jack and Rose by James Cameron. The movie that made us fall in love with Leonardo DiCaprio and made us realize that the trend of corsets should never return. If you haven't seen this movie yet, you should watch it. They don't make ships like that anymore.
The Chicago of 1920s was famous for the gangsters and their dames. Any movie based in that era is incomplete without a mention of those turbulent times. This movie, however, is focused on those times. The best part of the movie is that it is also a musical. It has the Chicago twang, the gun fights, and great music. What else would you want? Except maybe getting transported to that era already.
Gangs of New York
If Chicago of the 1920s is not to your liking, New York of 1856 should certainly suit you. In the midst of gang wars which raged the city, there was also the Civil War which was plaguing the nation. Even in the midst of these times, there were many who knew how to have a great time.
Shakespeare in Love
It was the late 1500s and there lived a bard whose stories will be immortal. Even centuries later, his original plays are performed verbatim and there is a lot that can be said about the various interpretations and adaptations. To live during the time when he actually wrote these stories is certainly a dream come true.
The legend of King Arthur is famous. A French poem that has become a legend now has many interpretations. This is one of the demystified one. There is no magic and there are no dragons to slay but Excalibur and the Knights of the Round Table still prevail.
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