Re: [civilwarwest] Gods & Generals: A Reenactors Review
Mike Vanderboegh: I will reley on your Reenactors judgement of Gods and Generals. I didn't know there was a Union Alabama Cavalry. How fat are they?I guess to be riding horses, they are lean and mean. I know most of us Artillery boys cast a pertty large shadow. Thanks for the Review. Clyde Thompson 19th Ohio Light Artillery(Western). Have we crossed paths any where, Alabama Union Cavalry?
Donald Pontious <donpon48@...> wrote:
I thought the title should have been "The Stonewall Jackson Story" with a
cameo appearance by the federal army.
>From: "Mike Vanderboegh" <vanderbo@...>
>Subject: [civilwarwest] Gods & Generals: A Reenactors Review
>Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 03:13:10 -0600
>Yeah, I know it ain't "Western Theatre", but since someone has already
>posted on the subject I thought you might like to read a review from a
>reenactor buddy of mine of the 1st Alabama Union Cavalry Regiment, Company
>C. I haven't seen it yet, but I trust my friend's observations:
>"Don't know if any of y'all saw it...I went today. They still haven't
>anyone who can play Bobbie Lee. There are still too many fat reenactors,
>at least this time I didn't see any wristwatches. They reprised a lot of
>Gettysburg roles with the same cast members...Kemper, Trimble, Hancock,
>Stewart, Chamberlain, Lee's aide, Walter Taylor, and a couple others.
>them in a PREQUEL to Gettysburg ten years OLDER than they were is a jolt.
>doesn't work. Jeff Daniel is 51 and fat as Chamberlain. Patrick Gorman as
>Hood looks like he's already been to Franklin and lost his leg, Brian
>isn't as good a Hancock as he was in the first film. Gorman as Hood sucks.
>And Robert Duvall flops as Lee. All that said, Stephen Lang really
>old BlueLight, maybe just a shade too much. But he does a great job. And
>the battle scenes are -- well, you gotta see it. I thought they were
>than Gettysburg, actually. The Irish Brigade at the stone wall on Marye's
>Heights is one of the best scenes in the film. Stonewall with the little
>girl at Moss Neck Plantation is another "moment."
>But Ted Turner is still an a**hole."
>And I think we can all agree on the last observation, at least, even in
>this contentious forum.
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