Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Movie Query

A friend of mine needs a little help for a course she is teaching.

She is trying to come up with a list of movies that give some sort of reasonably accurate potrayal of life in the world before 1500. This seems to be harder than you might think.

Some of what I've come up with are:
The Seventh Seal
Sansho the Baliff
Chunhyang, which I believe to be before 1500 but am not sure.

Of course there are the Roman epics

And it's tempting to list the truly bad pictures such as Conan the Barbarian, Clan of the Cave Bear, and Passion of the Christ.

Can anyone out there help my friend out here?