Movies on Peter the Great

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Movies on Peter the Great

Post by The Rabblerouser » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Some old Soviet flick about Peter the Great presumably... :?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEzNJ5c6WyE&t=787s

Also there is the American miniseries with Maximilian Schell as Peter based on Massies's book. The depiction of the war itself is a bit inaccurate as jumps straight from Narva to Poltava. Might have also been one of Laurence Olivier's (William III) last on screen performances as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVBHi70OluE&t=146s
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Post by Gunfreak » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 am

Haha, those battle scenes in the mini-series were funny, Swedish infantry with modern double barrel shotguns, and various other none flintlock guns.
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Post by The Rabblerouser » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:11 pm

Gunfreak wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:13 am
Haha, those battle scenes in the mini-series were funny, Swedish infantry with modern double barrel shotguns, and various other none flintlock guns.
Double barrel shotguns... great innovators the Swedes
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Re: Movies on Peter the Great

Post by turrabear » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:00 pm

Didn,t know that the peter the great mini series was based on massies book.
Obviously the tv studio never actually read it.
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