Tag Archives: Civil War movies

CW & Pop Culture: The Battle of New Market on the Big Screen?

Have you seen The Horse Soldiers? Have you seen the movie Field of Lost Shoes? Those are two common questions I get when I’m speaking about the Battle of New Market and my book, Call Out The Cadets. The answers … Continue reading

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Civil War & Pop Culture: “Like I said, the war was rough through here.” Thoughts on the film Pharaoh’s Army

Before 2012’s Lincoln, I used to say the big three Civil War movies were Gone with the Wind (1939), Glory (1989), and Gettysburg (1993), or the three Gs (Birth of a Nation is important for history and the evolution of … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: I Will Always Love “Little Women”

My name is Meg, so that should be enough said, but I was not–alas!–named for author Louisa May Alcott’s oldest daughter in the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. I never miss an opportunity to see a movie based on this … Continue reading

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On Watching Gone with the Wind in 2018

Patricia Dawn Chick (born Acker) was my mother. Her favorite movie was Gone with the Wind. It might seem odd since she was from Indiana, but her roots went back to the Dossett family of Kentucky. They were ripped apart … Continue reading

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Civil War Political Movie Night!

Need a break from the nightly news? Find a soda, make some popcorn (or whatever snack you like at the movies) and “escape” into Civil War politics through historical films. I’ve pulled three movies from my collection to recommend. They’re entertaining, but … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/17-10/23/16

Join the fun… Meg Groeling and Sarah Kay Bierle were talking about quote-able lines from movies. So here’s some Civil War pop-culture: What’s your favorite quote-able line from Gone With The Wind?

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Question of the Week: 8/29-9/4/16

What historical Civil War account would you like to see developed into a true-to-the-story movie or documentary?

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Question of the Week: 8/1-8/7/16

Have you see the movie “Free State of Jones”? For those who have, what did you think of it? For those who haven’t, is there something in particular that has discouraged you from seeing it?

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Creating Music For A Historical Drama: An Interview With Dane B. Frazier

Have you ever tried to watch a movie that has no soundtrack? Plots and conflicts may be perfect and paired with dialogue that is realistic, but the film will probably lack the emotional context. Music has a way playing with … Continue reading

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