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Gods & Generals

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A movie directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

The more you know about the Civil War, the more you'll appreciateGods and Generalsand the painstaking attention to detail that Gettysburg writer-director Ronald F. Maxwell has invested in this academically respectable 220-minute historical pageant. In … see full wiki

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Director: Ronald F. Maxwell
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review by . September 26, 2009
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This movie is the prequel to the popular civil war classic Gettysburg. Gods & Generals covers the two years before Gettysburg, particularly the battle of Fredericksburg. It stars most of the same characters as Gettysburg and was produced with the same care to historical attention. Robert Duvall and Jeff Daniels are both excellent as General Robert E. Lee and Colonel Chamberlain. The settings beautifully portray the historical era and battlefield sites.    However, Gods & Generals …
review by . September 19, 2006
It's amazing how Hollywood and the publishing industry have bent their knees to Secession mythology, from Birth of a Nation to the present example of melodramatic falsification. This is a very dull, shapeless, stilted movie. I wouldn't bother to denounce it on artistic grounds, but since it is above all a piece of propaganda, I'm compelled to condemn it as history. What it presents is the "War between the States" version of the Civil War, in which the gallant Southerners defend their homes,their …
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