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"GETTYSBURG" (1993) Review

In 1974, author Michael Shaara’s novel about the famous three-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was published. Titled "The Killer Angels", it told the story of the Gettysburg battle from the viewpoint of certain military leaders – Confederates James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee and Lewis Armistead and Union leaders John Buford and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. The novel went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. But despite this accolade, Shaara never really made any money from the novel. Nor did he live long enough to reap the benefits of his creation in the years to come – including the movie adaptation called "GETTYSBURG". Read more... )
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Below are images from "GETTYSBURG", the 1993 adaptation of Michael Shaara’s 1974 novel about the famous three-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania called "The Killer Angels".  Directed by Ron Maxwell, the movie starred Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels and Martin Sheen:
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"GODS AND GENERALS" (2003) Review

In 1993, producer Ted Turner and director Ronald Maxwell released "GETTYSBURG", a film adaptation of Michael Shaara's 1974 novel, "The Killer Angels". Shaara's son, Jeffrey, wrote a prequel to his novel called "Gods and Generals" in 1996. Both Turner and Maxwell teamed up again 2002-2003 to make a film adaptation of the latter novel. Read more... )
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Below are images from "GODS AND GENERALS", the 2003 prequel to the 1993 movie, "GETTYSBURG".  Based upon  Jeff Shaara's 1996 novel; and written and directed by Ronald Maxwell, the movie starred Stephen Lang, Jeff Daniels and Robert Duvall: Read more... )
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Below is my review of "PUBLIC ENEMIES", Michael Mann's 2009 movie about the last year of Depression era bank robber John Dillinger's life: Read more... )
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Below are photos from Michael Mann's 2009 crime drama about the last year in the life of 1930s bank robber, John Dillinger. The movie stars Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard: Read more... )

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