President Reagan spoke about the sacrifice of the Challenger crew and promised that they would never be forgotten; that the exploration of space would continue. Yet I don't believe that the lethargic careful dipping of our toes into the interstellar ocean is paying tribute to them.
If history itself is comprised of human stories, great movies can make those stories feel even more immediate, more human. With that in mind, here are twenty-five of my favorite historical films, and the subjects they cover.
For the first time in 823 years, July has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays. There are still three fabulous July weekends to enjoy, even if next weekend is the much anticipated Carmageddon!