. I love movies taking place in older times, and I have a particular fascination for the golden years of the British Empire, and the European civilization during this era. What might I like?
: Bonus question about 1980s, possible 1970s series or movie set in this historical period.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sharpe
series, I've seen Master and Commander
more times than I should probably admit in public, I adore Mountains of the Moon
, Barry Lyndon
, Lawrence of Arabia
, Last of the Mohicans
and (to cite a less overtly British example) Valmont
; I even have a soft spot for Waterloo
; and as a kid I was glued to the screen by Against the Wind
. Some of these movies are about war and imperialism, but this is not a reflection of my tastes; feel free to recommend anything historical related to Europe society between, oh, say, mid-1700s until the early 1900s. What else might I like?
: Back in the 80s I watched a series, though I might be confusing it with a movie, set in the late 1700s or early 1800s and featuring an outlaw/ranger of sorts, who I'm pretty sure was named McClane. He wore a leather coat and a cowboy-like hat, and carried a musket or rifle, the muzzle-loaded kind that he loaded from a leather pouch; and he was famous for his marksmanship. It might have taken place in England, or Scotland, or even the America colonies. I particularly remember a scene where he eludes British redcoats by hiding one of many (wine, possibly) barrels stacked along a wall in the backroom of an inn.