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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 5 – Conclusion)

Part of a series Want to know one of my secrets about Gone With The Wind? Okay…here goes: I really, really want to see it on a movie theater screen. Because I choose to see it as art, not a … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 4)

Part of a Series There are several ladies that I know who love Gone With The Wind. When I spent about a year researching the author, the novel, and the movie, I chatted with these women about why they liked … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 3)

Part of a series In 1939 and 1940, did Gone With The Wind break stereotypical roles for its African American cast members? Did the director and white cast members take a stand against forms of racism? Or did it merely … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 1)

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about how to write this. Gone With The Wind trended on the internet on June 10, 2020. “Great balls of fire!” and I made a face like Scarlett when she sees … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Movies in the ECW Archives!

Over the years, ECW authors have reviewed movies or miniseries with Civil War ties. We’ve collected the majority of posts on this topic that were published prior to the current series. Maybe if you’re looking for something to watch this … Continue reading

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A Fun Civil War Movie: The General

We know the great Civil War movies, but how about one that is both great and really fun? The General starring and directed by Buster Keaton is a 1927 silent film (79 minutes). Keaton plays sad-sack little engineer, Johnny Gray, … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/13-1/19/20

  We’re talking about the Civil War and Pop Culture, so…do you have a favorite movie about the Civil War or with an 1860’s setting? Why?

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Now In Theaters: Harriet

When I was a kid, I didn’t want super-heroes. I wanted real-heroes (and heroines). My brothers can vouch for this. We spent an afternoon faulting Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and the rest, and naming historical people to a list of … Continue reading

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“Harriet”—Watch The Trailer

I always get enthusiastic about movies that feature Civil War history. Oftentimes, the films fall short of my expectations, but I think there might be real reason to hope for this new movie coming in late Autumn 2019. Called Harriet, … Continue reading

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Reconsidering “Gettysburg”

ECW welcomes guest author Tom McMillan I was at a movie theatre in suburban Pittsburgh on an otherwise forgettable rainy Tuesday night in the fall of 1993. “I left my spectacles over there,” General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate … Continue reading

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