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Old June 8 2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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What stories from history would you like to see made into movies?

What stories from history would you like to see made into movies? I would like to see an epic based on the life of Harriet Tubman.


She grew up in slavery in the 1800's, being beaten and receiving a head wound that caused seizures throughout her life. She ran away to freedom in 1849, and then returned to the south at least 19 more times, first to rescue her family members and then to rescue other slaves. She eventually helped dozens of people escape to freedom while being chased by slave catchers and bounty hunters, sometimes taking them all the way to Canada to avoid the Fugitive Slave Law. Then, when the Civil War started, she worked as a spy for the Union Army, and eventually guided the Combahee River Raid, which freed more than 700 slaves.


Someone ought to be able to make a gripping movie out of that.


I would also like to see a good one about Squanto. Yes, I know Disney made one back in the 90's, and it wasn't too bad, but it was rather lightweight and kid-oriented. I think that his tragic life could be filmed as something far more epic and heartwrenching. Other subjects I would like to see would include Albert Schweitzer and George Washington Carver.
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