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Gettysburg (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | History | War  -  30 May 2011 (USA)
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An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

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Colonel James Wallace
Greg Berg ...
James Wallace
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General Carl Schurz
Gary Green ...
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Stephen Jennings ...
Maj. Gen. George G Meade
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Amos Humiston
Deborah Lettner ...
Fanny Buehler
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Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Dawes
Pierre Marais ...
Union Soldier
Johnny Ray Meeks ...
Private Joseph C. Lloyd
Tyrel Meyer ...
Amos Humiston
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Private Ridgely Howard
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Lieutenant Colonel Rufus Dawes
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Not History- Hogwash
11 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems very clear that others who have left glowing reviews of this "film" (I have to resist the gag reflex to call this such a thing) Like other reviewers who have stated quite accurately how horrible and inaccurate this presentation is, I add my thumbs down to the growing disdain. As a former re-enactor of the Blue and gray and a proud American, I was incredibly disappointed by this Farb- filled festival of feces. For those who don't know Farb is short for Farby which is a term we re-enactors use to describe inaccuracies in a re-enactors impression of a soldier or collectively in a camp or in a film. The most famous in "Glory"- a film I love when a young actor wears a "Swatch" his wrist as he waves to Morgan Freeman. Another example would be modern glasses or the scarf you can get at 7-11 with a paisley print. "Gettysburg" in this instance is an offense and "much offense too" as Hamlet said. The characters NEVER marched in the correct formation in the battle style of that day. And was all style but no substance. I am not only a former reenactor, but I am also a filmmaker myself and I was disgusted by the total lack of focus, and it was evident that the director and the brothers' Scott had no idea how Civil Wr Soldiers fought or spoke. The late Anthony Minghella , director of Cold Mountain, filmed in Romania and he had advisors like Michael Kraus, Don Toriani and the late Brian Pohanka to ensure historical accuracy. Pohanka and Kraus also worked on Ron Maxwell's Gettysburg and Ed Zwick's Glory. This "film"(again I gag), should be destroyed and forgotten and the same for all the DVD copies. This is not censorship- it is a mercy killing for the sake of honoring the men who gave the last full measure and ought not to be offended in such a way. This director is about to finish work on "Killing Lincoln" A friend of mine is in it, I hope that the director has done his homework.


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