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'Gettysburg' 1993

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Northern Tele, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. stormsedge

    stormsedge Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I recommend the book "Killer Angels" by Michael Sharma, which was the basis for the movie (as I understand it). An excellent look at many of the players, the terrain, and the events as they unfolded.

    Following orders "under protest" during my time meant my protest and reasoning was either witnessed or logged...then off I'd go. It was an extremely rare occurrence ( never happened to me), and not to be confused with "unlawful orders".
     
  2. otterhound

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    Isn't the Gettysburg Address 1313 Mockingbird Lane ?
     
  3. Lonn

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    I toured Gettysburg with a bunch of Russian and American Generals back in 91. I was working at at the National Defense University in DC at the time and we got a private tour. Sobering place.
     
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    Thanks for these wonderful responses, I'm just finishing The Killer Angels and will get the Trudeau book, seems like the best one to get next.

    Yes, cant believeI forgot to mention the score ..it is amazing very soaring and inspired, it really is a big part of the films success. I'm learning parts of it.
     
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  5. Mike Eskimo

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    Been to the battlefield .

    Saw the diorama.


    Americans vs the human-trafficking Traitors.


    Especially Lee. (btw, only a general would say such a thing...:rolleyes:)


     
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  6. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    We never get much on your civil war and I studied modern history.
    Seems to be a taboo subject here. We know so little about it.
    Although my band did play a gig, Country Music only, for a friend who was hosting US and other Civil War Society folk from all over. They knew about it and dressed that way and wives like " Southern Belles".
     
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  7. Toto'sDad

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    Uh, that's a different market.
     
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    I live right by Gettysburg, and my wife is about to open a salon there. Aside from the battlefield, its a cool town.
     
  9. Archtop Bill

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    That would have been Fredericksburg. Horrendous defeat of the Army of the Potomac.

    Gettysburg is absolutely my favorite film and I have literally watched it a dozens of times and visit the town at every opportunity.

    In 2003 I was in Elderly Music in Lansing getting a guitar appraised for trade in. As I stood at the counter I heard a familiar voice behind me. I looked over my shoulder and sitting on a bench waiting to have a guitar appraised was Jeff Daniels, aka Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. I nodded and he nodded back.

    My wife was looking at sheet music and I walked over and said Jeff Daniels was at the appraisal counter. She went to the clerk to confirm my observation who said, “Yeah, he comes in here pretty often. “

    “Can I ask him for his autograph?”

    After a pause he said, “Okay, but if he seems annoyed just leave him alone. “

    Debbie ran out to the car and retrieved the jewel case for the Gettysburg soundtrack which we listened to driving from Grand Rapids to Lansing. With a ballpoint pen in hand she approached Jeff Daniels and said “would you sign this for my husband?”

    He looked a bit annoyed, but reached for the pen and the object she wanted signed. When he saw it was the Gettysburg soundtrack, his face immediately lightened up. He handed the cheap ballpoint back, reached in his coat and retrieved a Sharpie, took out the title sheet and signed the cover. Debbie said, “Thank you!” To which he replied “Thank YOU!”

    That CD case sits on my desk today.
     
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    I found it crazy when I learned that Charlie Watts, who we all know as the great drummer for the Rolling Stones, was an American Civil War freak. I don’t know if he still is but someone took this picture back in the 60s

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  11. Dan R

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    It's an excellent movie, although I was not particularly thrilled with Martin Sheen's performance. That has to be the worst fake beard ever. The story telling of the human drama is superb. I saw it at the theater, so the epic nature of the film was fully realized. Men of honor and courage should always be revered no matter how we might view things today.

    +1 on the book "Killer Angels".
     
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    Very correct. We only know, what is wanted of us to know. Although, you can apply some basic human behavior, some history of the ages, and fill in the blanks. Everything happens for a reason, and you can rest assured, if money or power are involved, the reasons are never ostensible. Especially, if the ostensible is unquestioned. That's when we should question.
     
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    Has anyone read the 4 book series by Jeff Shaara about the western battles fo the civil war?
    Looks promising as they each focus on a single battle.

    "A Blaze of Glory" is about Shiloh
    "A Chain Of Thunder" is about Vicksburg
    Etc..

    IMHO "The Last Full Measure" and "Gods and Generals" tried to cram too much in a single book.
     
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    I remember reading all the Bruce Catton books as a teenager.
     
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    What's so funny? That fool's jheri curl?
     
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    TD- You wanna now something. They probably won't even let that film up for viewing here in Oz.
    Dunno why.
     
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    That's the late Charlie Murphy playing his younger self, in a reenactment of the time he played ball against Prince and The Revolution, sheesh :rolleyes:
     
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