Ron Howard's epic romantic drama stars Tom Cruise as a 19th-century Irish farmer who is joined on his pursuit for land and freedom in America by the daughter of a wealthy land baron (Nicole Kidman). The couple encounters a series of adventures and hardships en route to claim territory during the Oklahoma Land Rush.
Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Life in 19th-century England deals Nicholas Nickleby a difficult hand when his father dies and Nicholas, his sister and his mother, now penniless, are forced to seek help from his twisted Uncle Ralph, who wants to tear the family apart. Charlie Hunnam, Jamie Bell, Christopher Plummer...16a
Marie Antoinette (2006) Sofia Coppola directs a stylized portrait of Marie Antoinette, the naive Austrian princess who married Louis XVI to become queen of France at age 19. The film explores the effects of a luxurious yet terribly confining lifestyle on the young queen. Her resulting youthful indiscretion and frivolity ultimately led to her undoing. Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn...2c
Charles Pierre Baudelaire was a French poet who produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe. Most famous work, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil), expresses changing nature of beauty in modern, industrializing Paris during 19th century. Credited with coining term "modernity" (modernité) to designate the fleeting, ephemeral experience of life in an urban metropolis, and the responsibility art has to capture that experience…