Gettysburg (1993 USA)

GettysburgThere can’t be many better films ever made of the American Civil War, perhaps the best war movie of all time, and possibly one of the best films of all time. The story is historically accurate. Watching “Gettysburg”, you will know everything about the battle. Where the armies marched, who attacked, where the fighting took place etc. Facts are very precise. You will also find out how the chain of command works, from the highest general to the men fighting in the front row. Director Ronald F Maxwell really takes you there. [Read more…]


GONE WITH THE WIND (United States 1939)

gone-with-the-wind-poster-at-taraI’m impressed with how this can hold the attention of a viewer 76 years on. GWTW has taken a beating from film critics and historians alike. The characters are often described as cardboard-ish; portions of the film are described as excessively melodramatic; some of the special effects (most notably the film’s occasional use of rear-view projections) have dated. [Read more…]

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