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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby Mark » October 2nd, 2017, 7:55 am

As mentioned, Dunkirk did well in the US, and Ridley Scott is working on a Battle of Britain remake. So there is a tiny glimmer of hope...

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Re: Nelson film sunk

Postby Josh&Historyland » October 3rd, 2017, 11:08 am

It cost a bundle to make M&S (no not the store!) and that was with two frigates, recreating fleets was probably too ambitious for a project with limited interest. WW1-2 still pulls attention enough to risk the big bucks, but in this period I think only Napoleon himself can pull audiences required to get the outlay. Plus chances are movie makers wouldn't treat it with the intelligence of M&S, Napoleonic battles in the movies are generally terrible, War & Peace's battles were just sad (Though now I mention it, I hear vanity fair is getting an outing by the same coordinator with Waterloo getting featured).
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