2000 Maniacs (I hear) would be a good one, also _Henry Hudson, Graduate
Ghost_. At least I think it was Henry Hudson. These may be off the
desired track, though.
Scott Andrew Hutchins
Oz, Monsters, Kamillions, and More!
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously."--Noam Chomsky
On Thu, 11 Feb 1999, Peter Warren wrote:
> There are the "obvious" films on the American civil war such as BIRTH OF A
> NATION (D. W. Griffith 1915), THE GENERAL ( Buster Keaton 1926), and GONE
> WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming 1939). At a lesser level are films such as
> SANTA FE TRAIL (Michael Curtiz 1940), supposedly about John Brown trying to
> free the slaves, but more of a Warner Brothers/ Errol Flynn adventure:
> FRIENDLY PERSUASION (William Wyler 1956) about a Quaker family dealing with
> the moral quandaries of the war: and THE HORSE SOLDIERS (John Ford 1959)
> with a cavalry slant. There are many films with a civil war background
> (e.g: THE BEGUILED ( Don Siegel 1971) to the obscure OPERATOR 13 (Richard
> Boleslawski 1934, a "poor man's GWTW"), though how much real "history" can
> be gleaned from most civil war films is open to question. There was also a
> TV miniseries called THE BLUE AND THE GRAY, which may be available on
> video. Anyway, good luck with your search.
> > From: DAVID BERNARD MOORE <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Civil War
> > Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 12:36 PM
> > hey and hello 2 all
> > I'm in middle of a project on the American Civil War. Any chance that any
> > of you could give me some pointers on some good films that give
> > to the causes and events of the civil war eg "Glory", "Gettysburgh"
> > (included subtitled films) thanks a heap in advance
> > Dave
> > (teacher from Aberystwyth)
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