Favorite Civil War Movie Jan 7, 2007 13:44:16 GMT -5
Post by Greg C. on Jan 7, 2007 13:44:16 GMT -5
My favorite of would have to be Gettysburg. Since it was filmed as a miniseries, they had time to get their point across. It was fast paced, exciting, showed the horrors of war, and allowed for some great acting (it was also filmed on the gettysburg battlefield.). Birth of a nation was too racy and had to much to do with the KKK although that is what D.W Griffith was trying to show. Shenandoah was good but it focused too much on one family and not enough on the overall war. The north and South trilogy had hardly any battle scenes and although it had some great acting perofrmances, there was too much sex and romance. I had waited a long time for Gods and Generals and was very disapointed with its outcome. I like long movies but this was too long for a movie theatre. Totalling over four hours in length, it still left out a lot of information. Ronald Maxwell still insists that the full 6 hour version will be released in the next few years.