Top 50 Western Movies Set In Africa
Random Fact 1:Many of the actors who played the Nazis were in fact German Jews who had escaped from Nazi Germany.
Random Fact 2:Some years ago in a shop dealing with historic documents, a photo still from Casablanca (1942) was found, showing Rick sitting at the chess board. Accompanying the photo was a letter from Humphrey Bogart to a friend in New York, indicating a specific chess move. The document dealer explained that the chess game in the movie was a real game Bogart was playing by mail with his friend during the course of filming.
9.The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri) (1966) Algeria
Random Fact 1:The only film in Oscar history to be a nominee in two separate non-consecutive years. It was a foreign film nominee for 1966, and then a nominee for screenplay and direction for 1968.
Random Fact 2:In 2003, the New York Times reported that the Pentagon screened this film for officers and civilian experts who were discussing the challenges faced by the US military forces in Iraq. The flier inviting guests to the screening read: “How to win a battle against terrorism and lose the war of ideas”.
8.Of Gods and Men (2011)Algeria
Random Fact 1: Principal photography took place at an abandoned monastery in Azrou, Morocco with careful attention to authenticity.
Random Fact 2:It centers on the monastery of Tibhirine, where nine Trappist monks lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria.
7. Cabiria (1914) Carthage
Random Fact 1:Was the first film to use a dolly-track system, the effects of which were pegged “Cabiria movements” in the industry.
Random Fact 2:This was the first feature to be shown on White House grounds.
6.The Four Feathers (1939) Sudan
Random Fact 1: Directed by Zoltan Korda, starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith.Set during the reign of Queen Victoria, it tells the story of a man accused of cowardice.
Random Fact 2: The movie was mostly filmed on location in the Sudan in Technicolor.