Re: History Movies - Be Careful What We Wish For?
- Hi Jack;
In the original premise I took -all- the peripheral matters out of the
equation so we can focus on what -we- do. We don't contact anyone.
It's already organized. The money, location, everything is there.
We're solely responsible for the historical accuracy of what -we-
bring to the production.
Our goal is to be part of making the best, most historically accurate
film about the American Revolution, ever, without interference from
nefarious Hollywood types.
I do like Jay's idea, especially if the story was based on real
military units or real individuals. Let's presume that this too, is
all being handled by people within our own community whom we can trust
to do a good job.
It's all about what we bring to the production to give it the quality
Suppose the screenplay says: "The troops are grumbling about the
shortage of rations and the Officers are very worried."
What background action can we provide for the actors to be involved in?
Cheers and Best Regards,
--- In Revlist@yahoogroups.com, Jack Sherry <jsherry49@...> wrote:
> Dear Liste,
> So we need to get organized. Bring in several units from each side.
Contact Spielberg and Hanks to let them know what we can offer them.
At the very least we could do this for educational videos marketed to
schools. So we should contact The History Channel, Arts and
Entertainment Channel and some of the other video producers. Perhaps
form some sort of umbrella organization or company to organize
ourselves around? Could we get funding through grants? Of course is
this a for profit or nonprofit venture? Look at the number of
billionaires in this country, which ones have philanthropic
organizations that could fund our project? Let's form our own film
> Bottom line is where is the money going to come from? Keep the ball
rolling, this is interesting.
> Jack Sherry
> "Ben Franklin"
> 4th Battn. NJV
> High School history teacher
> "idea guy"
- That would be fun to work on.
In a message dated 4/4/2008 9:57:53 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
OK, how about a film with Martin and Lamb. I think they were both at some
of the same battles and it would be cool to see through the perspectives of
Virginia 7th Regiment
Capt. John Warner's Company
Green Mountain Rangers
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 9:47 PM, <_DelRev225th@DelRev2_
(mailto:DelRev225th@...) > wrote:
> Hi, Steve,[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Yes to a film on Joseph Plumb Martin! That would be awesome !.
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