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"The Civil War" War Is All Hell (1865) (1990)

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Director:
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Geoffrey C. Ward (written by) and
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Original Air Date:
27 September 1990 (Season 1, Episode 8)
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By the beginning of 1865, the Confederacy was coming to an end. Atlanta had been overrun and Sherman was marching to the sea... See more » | Add synopsis »
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The South Begins to Lose Grip See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)
David McCullough ... Himself - Narrator (voice)

Shelby Foote ... Himself - Writer / Various
Ed Bearss ... Himself - Historian
James Symington ... Himself - Former Congressman

Sam Waterston ... President Abraham Lincoln (voice)

Julie Harris ... Mary Chestnut (voice)

Jason Robards ... Ulysses S. Grant (voice)

Morgan Freeman ... Frederick Douglass (voice)
Paul Roebling ... Joshua L. Chamberlain / Washington Roebling (voice)

Garrison Keillor ... Walt Whitman / Various (voice)
George Black ... Robert E. Lee (voice)

Arthur Miller ... William Tecumseh Sherman (voice)

Christopher Murney ... Pvt. Elijah Hunt Rhodes (voice) (as Chris Murney)
Charles McDowell ... Pvt. Sam Watkins (voice) (as Charley McDowell)
Horton Foote ... Jefferson Davis (voice)

George Plimpton ... George Templeton Strong (voice)

Philip Bosco ... Horace Greeley / Various (voice)
Terry Courier ... George McClellan (voice)
Jody Powell ... Stonewall Jackson / Various (voice)

Studs Terkel ... Benjamin F. Butler (voice)

Derek Jacobi ... Various (voice)

Jeremy Irons ... Various (voice)

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ... Various (voice) (as Kurt Vonnegut)

Gene Jones ... Various (voice)

Jerome Dempsey ... Various (voice)

Laurence Fishburne ... Samuel Jess (voice) (as Larry Fishburne)
Betsy Apple ... Various (voice)
Carol Craven ... Various (voice)
Marissa Copeland ... Various (voice)
Halo Wines ... Various (voice)
David Marks ... Various (voice)

Pamela Reed ... Various (voice)
Ronnie Gilbert ... Various (voice)

M. Emmet Walsh ... Various (voice)

Hoyt Axton ... Various (voice)
John Hartford ... Various (voice)
Walt MacPherson ... Various (voice)

Colleen Dewhurst ... Various (voice)

LaTanya Richardson Jackson ... Various (voice) (as LaTanya Richardson)
Bradford Washburn ... Various (voice)
Jesse Carr ... Various (voice)
Wendy Tilghman ... Various (voice)
Joe Mattys ... Various (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ken Burns 
 
Writing credits
Geoffrey C. Ward (written by) and
Ric Burns (written by) and
Ken Burns (written by)

Produced by
Ken Burns .... executive producer
Ric Burns .... co-producer
Jim Corbley .... producer
Christopher Darling .... producer
Julie Dunfey .... co-producer
Catherine Eisele-Yang .... coordinating producer
Mike Hill .... co-producer
Mike Hill .... co-producer
Stephen Ives .... co-producer
Lynn Novick .... associate producer
Sara O'Brien .... associate producer
Justin Rhodes .... producer
Camilla Rockwell .... associate producer
Susanna Steisel .... associate producer
Daniel J. White .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jay Ungar (original theme)
 
Cinematography by
Ken Burns 
Allen Moore 
Buddy Squires 
 
Film Editing by
Paul Barnes 
Tricia Reidy 
Bruce Shaw 
 
Sound Department
Paul Barnes .... sound editor
Ed Barteski .... sound editor
Marjorie Deutsch .... sound editor
Lee Dichter .... re-recording mixer
Vida Fitzgerald .... sound editor
Joan Franklin .... assistant sound editor
Mariusz Glabinski .... sound editor
Alex Griswold .... sound recordist
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... sound editor
Sean Huff .... re-recording mixer
Zack Krieger .... sound recordist
Joshua Levin .... assistant sound editor
Charles Meyer .... sound recordist
Tom Nelson .... sound recordist
Lisa Schechter .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Shaw .... sound editor
Ira Spiegel .... sound editor
Frank Stettner .... sound recordist
Dennis Towns .... sound recordist
Lou Verrico .... voice over recording
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Burgess .... still photographer
Amy Stechler Burns .... assistant camera
Ed Joyce .... animation stand photography
Bruce Kern .... assistant camera
Stephen Petegorsky .... still photographer
Carlos Sanchez .... animation stand photography
Ed Searles .... animation stand photography (as Edward Searles)
Jeff Victor .... assistant camera
Foster Wylie .... additional cinematographer
 
Animation Department
Ed Joyce .... animator
Carlos Sanchez .... animator
Ed Searles .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Ed Barteski .... apprentice editor
Joshua Levin .... apprentice editor
Patrick McGuinn .... editing intern
David McQuiling .... editing intern
Eric Mortenson .... editing intern
Robert Mowen .... editing intern
David Nelson .... editing intern
Lynn Novick .... post-production coordinator
Myra Paci .... editing intern
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Meredith Woods .... editing intern
Phoebe Yantsios .... editing intern
John Dowdell .... hd colorist (uncredited)
Dave Pultz .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ken Burns .... musical director
John Colby .... music producer
Molly Mason .... musician: guitar
Jacqueline Schwab .... musician: piano
Jay Ungar .... fiddle
 
Other crew
Daniel Aaron .... consultant
Randall Balsmeyer .... map animation
Ira Berlin .... consultant
Bree Camber .... chief financial officer
Joe DePlasco .... public relations
Charles Dewey .... other crew
Dayton Duncan .... consultant
Don Fehrenbacher .... consultant
Barbara Fields .... consultant
Eric Foner .... consultant
Shelby Foote .... consultant
Charles Fuller .... consultant
Anne Harrington .... vice president
Robert Johannsen .... consultant
Elaine Laughlin .... other crew
William Leuchtenburg .... consultant
Tom Lewis .... consultant
Jerome Liebling .... consultant
James Madden .... title designer
David McCullough .... creative consultant
Charles McDowell .... consultant
William S. McFeely .... consultant
James M. McPherson .... consultant
Brian Moriarty .... public relations
Mike Musick .... consultant
Stephen B. Oates .... consultant
Drew Patrick .... legal services
Lovel Richardson .... research assistant
Sharon Rockefeller .... other crew
Stephen Sears .... consultant
Gene Smith .... consultant
Richard Snow .... consultant
Amy Stechler .... consultant
David S. Thompson .... project director
Robert Penn Warren .... consultant
Bernard Weisberger .... consultant
Don Wershba .... engineer
Kathryn Wilson .... interactive media
C. Vann Woodward .... consultant
 
Thanks
Benjamin Tucker .... re-mastering special thanks
 

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Runtime:
69 min
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The South Begins to Lose Grip, 14 November 2012
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

The Civil War: War is All Hell (1990)

**** (out of 4)

The eighth and next to last episode takes a look at the events leading to the end of the war. Subjects include Sherman's March, John Bell Hood, the battle at Ft. Sumter, the high prices of food in the South, the South letting blacks fight for them, John Wilkes Booth, the fall of Richmond and the eventual surrender by Lee and the South. This episode in Ken Burns' terrific series is certainly one of the very best as the amount of drama built up by the director is hard to match from any documentary that you might see. It's obvious how badly defeated the South were at this time in history yet we still got stories of their bravery in trying to fight forward. It's pretty easy to see why the South is still so angry over their treatment and especially when you learn about Sherman's march where he destroyed so much and without much reason. Other great topics include the meeting between Grant and Lee once the South was to surrender as well as the emotions of their chat. Another great moment looked at Lincoln's re-election and the plans he had for the future. Film and history buffs are certainly going to enjoy this documentary as it's just so well made and captivating that it's hard to imagine anyone not being happy with it.

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