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 Post subject: How the book "The Killer Angels" came about
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:49 am 
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An interesting story and the movie remains the best Civil War movie made:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/20 ... gels/?_r=0

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 Post subject: Re: How the book "The Killer Angels" came about
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I first read the book in the mid-seventies, and even then could picture actors playing the parts. Most of the actors I pictured were dead or retired by the time they made the movie, but Sam Elliot made the cut.

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I had Victor French down for Meade. My last thought would have been to have a dumb and dumber down for Chamberlain, but he did a great job!


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 Post subject: Re: How the book "The Killer Angels" came about
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I believe "Gods and Generals" to be the better movie.

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 Post subject: Re: How the book "The Killer Angels" came about
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An interesting observation as I was very disappointed with Gods and Generals the movie. I did like the book.

Why do you think it was superior to Gettysburg?

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 Post subject: Re: How the book "The Killer Angels" came about
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My compliments.....

I thought the acting was better...particularly Stephen Lang
I was disappointed with Martin Sheen as Lee in Gettsyburg
also I thought they had an opportunity to make it more realistic (G&G's) ...... to add to the movie

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