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We usually see historic movies such as tales of famous kings during medieval times using one of the following methods:

  1. The story happens at that period of time
  2. Flashbacks to that period of time
  3. Time Travel

Are any historic movies such as those set during medieval times ever told without using one of these techniques?

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marked as duplicate by TylerShads Sep 1 '13 at 3:45

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I don't think there is another way to tell the story of what happened in the past. You would have to represent it as if it was happening (at that time), tell it from the present as a memory or historical event (flashback), or use Sci-Fi (time travel). I think you covered them all. –  Bon Gart Aug 31 '13 at 21:13
Yeah.. Uhmm... If you can come up with another way to tell a story, then I'll be more than happy to try and find out whether a move like that has been made or not –  Tom Aug 31 '13 at 21:35
Exactly i came across this movie aayirathil oruvan which is said to have differently told that certain people of the kingdom were sent to a protective place with the prince secretively and others died in the war..The plot revolves that group of people survive which they got from that place and live for generations same like in kingdom period.. .Just out of curiosity i raised this question whether it can be a copy of any other movie!! –  Downey_HUff Sep 1 '13 at 3:52
@tylershads Tnx for pointing to the Question., But i am afraid these regional films dont return that much information whether there are similar films or copied when we google abt it., so decided to ask here. –  Downey_HUff Sep 1 '13 at 4:56

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I'm not really sure if this a good answer, but something does come to mind. In the 1996 TV movie of Gulliver's Travels, there is a man who brings popular figures from the past back to life by summoning them through a mirror with magic. He then proceeds to ask them questions about their life and as I recall no flashbacks are used nor was this really time travel. This meets all three of your requirements, but I just don't know if it's really what you would call an "historic movie" or not though. But overall a great story none-the-less.

Note: I can't remember if this happens in the original Jonathan Swift novel or not.

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