This blog is about the WWI and WWII.
Movie: Casablanca (1942)
Director: Michael Curtiz
Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film. Set during World War II, it focuses on a man torn between, in the words of one character, love and virtue. He must choose between his love for a woman and helping her and her Czech Resistance leader husband escape from the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.
Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator (1940).
Movie: Life is beautiful (La vita è bella), (1997)
Director: Roberto Benigni
Italian film which tells the story of a Jewish Italian, Guido Orefice (played by Roberto Benigni, who also directed and co-wrote the film), who must employ his fertile imagination to help his family during their internment in a Nazi concentration camp. Part of the film came from Benigni’s own family history; before his birth Roberto’s father had survived three years of internment at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Movie: Anne Frank, The Whole Story (2001)
Is a mini-series based on the book Anne Frank: The Biography by Melissa Müller. The mini-series aired on ABC on May 20 and 21, 2001. The series starred Ben Kingsley, Brenda Blethyn, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, and Lili Taylor.
Movie: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Director: Lewis Milestone
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Germany, Year Zero
“The darkest part of the tragedy was when the Germans occupied Italy, after Italy had signed the armistice. So I wanted to see the Germans close-up, to see them in the context of their tragedy, their drama.” This is how Roberto Rossellini introduced a French television broadcast in 1963 of Deutschland im Jahre Null (Germany, Year Zero). While the French, Italian and English titles of the film are often used, it is the original German title that appears on the newly restored Criterion Collection edition. (via theasc)