Saturday, July 4, 2015
List of Favorite Movie/Television Productions About the AMERICAN REVOLUTION/FOURTH OF JULY
Below is a list of my favorite movie and television productions about the American Revolution and/or the Fourth of July holiday:
LIST OF FAVORITE MOVIE/TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS ABOUT THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION/FOURTH OF JULY
"John Adams" (2008) - Produced by Tom Hanks and directed by Tom Hooper, this seven-part award winning miniseries about the second U.S. president is set between the eve and during the American Revolution and his death in 1826. The miniseries is based on David McCullough's 2001 biography. Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney starred as John and Abigail Adams.
"TURN: Washington's Spies" (2014-Present) - Craig Silverstein created this AMC television series about the Culper Spies ring during the American Revolution. The series stars Jamie Bell as Abe Woodhull.
"National Treasure" (2004) - Jon Turteltaub directed this adventure/heist film about the search for a massive treasure that had been gathered over the centuries and hidden by American Freemasons during the American Revolution. Nicholas Cage starred.
"Live Freed and Die Hard" (2007) - Bruce Willis returned in this fourth "DIE HARD" movie about Detective John McClane's attempt to stop a cyber terrorist from hacking into the Federal government's computers with the help of a computer hacker, during the Fourth of July holiday. Directed by Len Wiseman, the movie co-starred Justin Long and Timothy Olyphant.
"1776" (1972) William Daniels, Howard DaSilva and Ken Howard starred in this entertaining adaptation of the Broadway musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Peter H. Hunt directed.
"Independence Day" (1996) - Jeff Goldblum, Will Smith and Bill Pullman starred in this epic science-fiction adventure about a group of people surviving an alien invasion during the Fourth of July holiday. Roland Emmerich directed.
"The Patriot" (2000) - Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger starred in this historical drama about the experiences of a South Carolina farmer and his family during the American Revolution. Roland Emmerich directed.
"Johnny Tremain" (1957) - Robert Stevenson directed this adaptation of Esther Forbes' 1944 novel about the experiences of a young apprentice during the few years before the outbreak of the American Revolution. Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten and Richard Beymer starred.
"The Crossing" (2000) - Jeff Daniels starred as George Washington in this television drama about the Continental Army's Delaware River crossing and the Battle of Trenton. The movie was directed by Robert Harmon.
"April Morning" (1988) - Chad Lowe, Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Urich starred in this television adaptation of Howard Fast's 1961 novel about the coming-of-age for a Massachusetts adolescent during the Battle of Lexington and Concord. Delbert Mann directed.