What is your favorite movie (or mini series) about the Civil War?
The Horse Soldiers.
Glory. But as awful as Gods and Generals was I loved Stephen Lang’s performance as Stonewall Jackson!
I thought that was a good performance, too. But the movie itself: the Civil War in real time. Ugh!
The Red Badge of Courage with Audie Murphy
The 1951 “Red Badge of Courage,” but “Ride with the Devil,” is a close second.
For me – not even close – Glory.
GWTW, although I blush to admit it. Glory, Lincoln, Gettysburg–all are such great movies, but GWTW was my first favorite.
Ron Maxwell needs to learn that people do not speak in soliloquies.
Lincoln is now my favorite, but it’s not so much a war movie as it is a movie about a guy during wartime.
When I was a kid, “The Blue & The Gray” made a huge impression on me. Watching it now, I see how quaintly melodramatic it was (although not so melodramatic as “North & South), and it has virtually every single Civil War trope in it you can imagine. But still, it was good entertainment!
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