US History Extra Credit Movies

Students may watch one of the following movies and write a 500-750 word historical perspective on the movie. You must provided reference to at least two profession movie reviews and explain how the movie relates to this class. This must be completed anytime before Dec 18.

1950’s and 1960’s
North by Northwest (PG) A great Hitchcock spy movie
The Right Stuff (PG) Beginnings of NASA
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (PG) Secret Spy and a US Coup
On the Beach (PG) US Sub reacts to a Nuclear Strike
Seven Days in May (PG) Military Coup in the US
Thirteen Days (PG-13) Cuban Missile Crisis

1970’s
Platoon (R) A liberal perspective of Vietnam
The Green Berets (PG) Only movie about Vietnam made during Vietnam
Three Days of the Condor (R) CIA Spy movie

1990’s
Black Hawk Down (R) US Intervention in Somalia
The Living Daylights (PG) James Bond and Soviet-Afghan War
Behind Enemy Lines (R) Yugoslavian Civil War
Hotel Rwanda (R) African Genocide

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