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Sherman's March (1985)

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Ross McElwee ...
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Dede McElwee ...
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Ross McElwee Jr. ...
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Patricia Rendleman ...
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Ann McElwee ...
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Mary ...
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Lee ...
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Tom McElwee ...
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Claudia ...
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Ashley ...
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Phillip ...
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Herb ...
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Bill ...
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Wini Wood ...
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Michael ...
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of destruction through the South during the Civil War, but is continually sidetracked by women who come and go in his life, his recurring dreams of nuclear holocaust, and Burt Reynolds. Written by Brett Coon <brett@rahul.net>

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Sherman's March: A Meditation on the Possibility of Romantic Love in the South During an Era of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation  »

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Ross McElwee: It seems I'm filming my life in order to have a life to film, like some primitive organism that somehow nourishes itself by devouring itself, growing as it diminishes.
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Symphony No. 9
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Wonderful, Witty, Watchable
11 December 2001 | by (L.A. CA) – See all my reviews

I love this film. I remember seeing it years ago on a NYC PBS station on a rainy night and I was immediately drawn into it. A southern documentary filmmaker starts to make his film about Civil War General Sherman but he breaks up with his girlfriend and goes back home down south and starts filming everyone in his life (his parents, his siblings, his friends) and they are all giving him advice on his struggling film career and his love life and they all try and fix him up with all these "southern belles" and he just films it all. It is fascinating and funny and real. Well, as real as life can be when you know someone has a film camera on their shoulder and they are filming you. I also highly recommend the two follow-ups to this "Time Indefinite" and "The Six O'Clock News". Ross McElwee is an incredibly talented filmmaker and a sweet, neurotic human being who has no trouble baring his soul on film. Check this film out.


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