History Film / Gettysburg

16th Apr '18 5:08:34 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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Particularly known for its extremely long Pickett's Charge sequence, and for just being extremely long ''period'', clocking in at ''four hours''! (Four ''and a half'' in the Blu-Ray release, which restored all the deleted scenes including some that had been in the trailer but [[NeverTrustATrailer didn't make the theatrical cut]]).

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Particularly known for its extremely long Pickett's Charge sequence, and for just being extremely long ''period'', clocking in at ''four hours''! (Four ''and a half'' in the Blu-Ray release, which restored all the deleted scenes including some that had been in the trailer but [[NeverTrustATrailer didn't make the theatrical cut]]).
cut]].) This is because the film was originally intended to be aired as a miniseries; when Turner, who had just acquired the film's distributor Creator/NewLineCinema, saw part of the film during production, he realized it was ''much'' bigger than your average miniseries, and thus had the film released theatrically.
5th Mar '18 11:25:20 PM Eoppen
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* ThousandYardStare: Pickett, after Pickett's Charge. "General Lee...I ''have no division!''"
16th Jan '18 12:20:17 PM costanton11
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A 1993 BattleEpic film about the pivotal battle of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, financed by UsefulNotes/TedTurner, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, and closely adapted from the PulitzerPrize-winning 1974 novel ''Literature/TheKillerAngels'' by Michael Shaara.

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A 1993 BattleEpic film about the pivotal battle of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar, financed by UsefulNotes/TedTurner, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, and closely adapted from the PulitzerPrize-winning UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning 1974 novel ''Literature/TheKillerAngels'' by Michael Shaara.
12th Jan '18 3:20:47 PM Erivale
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* AntiVillain: The Confederates may be fighting to defend a government and society based on the mass-enslavement of people viewed as racially inferior, but the vast majority of the men in the Confederate Army don't own any slaves at all and plenty of them like Lee and Longstreet really just seem to be fighting because they can't bare the thought of invading their own homes.

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* AntiVillain: The Confederates may be fighting to defend a government and society based on the mass-enslavement of people viewed as racially inferior, but the vast majority of the men in the Confederate Army don't own any slaves at all and plenty of them like Lee and Longstreet really just seem to be fighting because they can't bare bear the thought of invading their own homes.
20th Dec '17 3:41:54 PM Ohio9
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* CavalryOfficer: The film features two of them as characters: John Buford for the Union and J. E. B. Stuart for the Confederates.
16th Dec '17 5:11:28 AM dustyham
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** John Buford's cavalry troops are shown wearing infantry uniforms rather then the proper cavalry uniforms of the day. Since the costume department relied primarily on civil war re-enactors who brought their own uniforms and gear to play the extras, it could simply be that there were not enough cavalry uniforms available.

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** John Buford's cavalry troops are shown wearing infantry uniforms rather then than the proper cavalry uniforms of the day. Since the costume department relied primarily on civil war re-enactors who brought their own uniforms and gear to play the extras, it could simply be that there were not enough cavalry uniforms available.
15th Dec '17 5:41:25 PM Ohio9
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** John Buford's cavalry troops are shown wearing infantry uniforms rather then the proper cavalry uniforms of the day. Since the costume department relied primarily on civil war re-enactors who brought their own uniforms and gear to play the extras, it could simply be that there were not enough cavalry uniforms available.
15th Dec '17 5:38:48 PM Ohio9
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* CoolGuns: Many examples, but most notably are the Sharps carbines wielded by John Burford's cavalry. The Sharps was a breech loading rifle that gave user a significant firepower advantage over troops armed with the standard muzzle loaders of the day. It had a much faster rate of fire, it was much easier to clear jams, and was much easier to reload from a prone or kneeling position. Though not mentioned in the film, the superior weapons of Burford's cavalry troops contributed greatly to their effectiveness in holding their position against repeated attacks by Confederate infantry.
15th Dec '17 5:32:41 PM Ohio9
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* ShownTheirWork: The visual details are incredibly accurate, helped in part by the loads of re-enactors they cast as extras. Their own costumes were incredibly accurate, and they actually corrected mistakes by the production team. Plus, filming on-location at the historically-preserved Gettysburg National Military Park guaranteed full geographic accuracy.



* ShownTheirWork: The visual details are incredibly accurate, helped in part by the loads of re-enactors they cast as extras. Their own costumes were incredibly accurate, and they actually corrected mistakes by the production team. Plus, filming on-location at the historically-preserved Gettysburg National Military Park guaranteed full geographic accuracy.

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* ShownTheirWork: The visual details are incredibly accurate, helped in part SniperRifle: General John Reynolds is killed by the loads of re-enactors they cast as extras. Their own costumes were incredibly accurate, and they actually corrected mistakes by the production team. Plus, filming on-location at the historically-preserved Gettysburg National Military Park guaranteed full geographic accuracy.a Confederate sniper armed with a Whitworth rifle fitted with a telescopic sight.
11th Dec '17 5:32:03 PM Bissek
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* TheGreatestStoryNeverTold: Harrison laments that spy work is hard on an actor, since if he does the job right the audience doesn't know that he's acting.
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