Any good films of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire?
September 28, 2011 5:56 AM Subscribe
What films portray the battles in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire?
posted by richb to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for films which dramatize the fighting itself: the improvised war engines during the flight after La Noche Triste; the brigantines constructed and carried over land for the siege of Tenochtitlan; the street-to-street fighting during the seige.
I've done a little searching, and I've found only The Other Conquest
, which seems to be largely about the cultural aftermath.
There appears to be a site calling for a film to be made
-- I suppose that means there isn't one yet? Do you know otherwise?
(This BBC short
has laughable battle scenes -- 20 guys in period costume standing in a field and shouting at each other. I'm looking for something a bit more convincing.)