Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Favorite Movies and Television Set During the EARLY AMERICA Period
Below is a list of my favorite movie and television productions set during the Early America Period (1783-1828):
FAVORITE MOVIES AND TELEVISION SET DURING THE EARLY AMERICA PERIOD
"John Adams" (2008) - Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney deservedly won both Emmys and Golden Globes for their excellent portrayals of John and Abagail Adams in this excellent seven-part miniseries about the 2nd U.S. president.
"The Journey of August King" (1995) - Jason Patric and Thandie Newton starred in this adaptation of John Ehle's 1971 novel about a North Carolina farmer on his way home from market, who helps a runaway slave evade her master.
"Davy Crockett and the River Pirates" (1956) - This adventure conveyed the experiences of Davy Crockett and George Russel with keelboat riverman Mike Fink and river pirates along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Picturesque and a lot of fun. Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen and Jeff York starred.
"Buccaneer's Girl" (1950) - Yvonne DeCarlo starred in this entertaining costume romp about a Boston-born entertainer who falls for a pirate with a secret identity as a respectable New Orleans aristocrat. Directed by Fredrick De Cordova, the movie co-starred Philip Friend, Robert Douglas, Andrea King and Elsa Lancaster.
"Interview With a Vampire" (1994) - Neil Jordan directed this fascinating adaptation of Anne Rice's 1976 novel about a pair of vampires during a period of 200 years. Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater co-starred.
"Brother Future" (1991) - Phil Lewis starred in the PBS movie about a Detroit teen who is transported back in time to 1822 South Carolina, where he finds himself about to participate in a slave revolt instigated by one Denmark Vessey.
"Sleepy Hollow" (1999) - Tim Burton directed Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci in this adaptation of Washington Irving's 1820 short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
"The Seekers" (1979) - This adaptation of John Jakes' 1975 novel about the Kent family's experiences from 1794 to 1814. Randolph Mantooth, Timothy Patrick Murphy and George Hamilton starred.
"Many Rivers to Cross" (1955) - Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker starred in this western-comedy about a footloose frontiersman in early Kentucky, who is targeted by a spirited spinster for marriage. Directed by Roy Rowland.