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sbl
01-19-2009, 11:16 AM
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u100/sbl1952/politics/churchsign3.jpg

3rd_PA_Artillery
01-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Do you think maybe if we sprinkled him with Holy Water his skin would boil?

tompritchett
01-19-2009, 11:48 AM
Do you think maybe if we sprinkled him with Holy Water his skin would boil?

There is a big difference between having to repent for evil and having to repent for incompetence. I suspect that the sign is referring to the latter. :)

28thNY
01-19-2009, 12:35 PM
I know I might regret expressing my opinion on this, but it really wasn't that bad of a film. :)

Fenian
01-19-2009, 01:46 PM
At least the fake beards and shoddy headgear of G-Burg were replaced! Bud:D

sbl
01-19-2009, 01:53 PM
It did have Kali Rocha!

http://images.starpulse.com/pictures/2007/03/17/thumbs130/Kali%20Rocha-SGG-055912.jpg

sbl
01-19-2009, 01:56 PM
Oh yeah! The musical number with guest appearances by Ted Turner and former Senator George Allen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0_8dnMIg5I

Say......would Jackson and Lee "enjoy" this kind of entertainment?

3rd_PA_Artillery
01-19-2009, 02:42 PM
I know I might regret expressing my opinion on this, but it really wasn't that bad of a film. :)

True, I did like some of it, especially the Fredericksburg battle sequences, but speaking for us Yanks, it was a bit biased towards the Confederacy.:D

3rd_PA_Artillery
01-19-2009, 02:44 PM
There is a big difference between having to repent for evil and having to repent for incompetence. I suspect that the sign is referring to the latter. :)

But in the eyes of the most rigorous stitch-counter for instance, evil and incompetance go hand-in-hand! :mrgreen: Just kiddin'.

Slickrick214
01-20-2009, 01:28 AM
At least the fake beards and shoddy headgear of G-Burg were replaced! Bud:D

Yea but rubber muskets and rubber bayonets are visible throughout the film. Also Neither Lee nor Jackson were bearded at the start of the war. Lee had dark hair going gray and wore a drooping mustache of the type favored by army officers in the 1850s. He grew his well known beard while serving as Jefferson Davis's military advisor. Jackson was clean shaven and grew a beard later out of his well known disinterest in his personal grooming and appearance.

OVI
01-20-2009, 07:54 PM
I know I might regret expressing my opinion on this, but it really wasn't that bad of a film. :)

So Simon...tell us what exactly the theme of GAG was...what would you say it was about? And then please tell us what you thought was good about it?

Kent Dorr - Winter Quarters in Ohio
"Ron Maxwell Deathwatch Mess"

Poor Private
01-20-2009, 08:44 PM
Who doesn't have a copy of both? Come on Fess up! I still get them out to watch. Lets face it it was/is entertainment. I also have a copy of Cold Mt., Glory, North and South, and several other less notable films. I watch them to be entertained and motivated. I also have a copy of Patriot, and Quigley Down Under. I watch em all and several times.

28thNY
01-20-2009, 08:57 PM
So Simon...tell us what exactly the theme of GAG was...what would you say it was about? And then please tell us what you thought was good about it?

Kent Dorr - Winter Quarters in Ohio
"Ron Maxwell Deathwatch Mess"

Hi Kent,

You've caught me on a very bad night so my apologies if I'm taking this the wrong way...

"What would you say it was about?"... Your comment seems to imply that you don't believe I have watched the movie, let alone comprehend what the movie was about.

Please explain why I should have to justify my opinion? I don't see you asking Tom, Brandon or Scott why they didn't like it... My post was a throw away comment countering the previous one line throw away comments in this thread. It was not intended to be argumentative and, to be honest, I've no desire to get into a debate about Gods and Generals right now.

As a person who owns both the movie and book, would you like me to present you with an essay of the theme of the film or the book? How many words should I use?

Did you like the movie? What would you say it was about? What do you think were the good or bad parts? Seriously, as you've not even expressed your opinion, I do not even know whether you liked it or not.

Thanks,

Filthy_Confederate_Scum
01-20-2009, 09:09 PM
Giving Senator Robert Byrd a small roll in the film was UNFORGIVABLE. :mad:

http://wesclark.com/jw/general_byrd.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/7/9553898_b958c37894.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLsONa3gKIQ

sbl
01-20-2009, 09:23 PM
That's right! Senator Robert Byrd was in it with Senator George Allen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r90z0PMnKwI

".....Hollywood Movie Moguls......." ;) (extra smilies, just funnin'!)

OVI
01-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Hi Kent,

You've caught me on a very bad night so my apologies if I'm taking this the wrong way...

"What would you say it was about?"... Your comment seems to imply that you don't believe I have watched the movie, let alone comprehend what the movie was about.

Please explain why I should have to justify my opinion? I don't see you asking Tom, Brandon or Scott why they didn't like it... My post was a throw away comment countering the previous one line throw away comments in this thread. It was not intended to be argumentative and, to be honest, I've no desire to get into a debate about Gods and Generals right now.

As a person who owns both the movie and book, would you like me to present you with an essay of the theme of the film or the book? How many words should I use?

Did you like the movie? What would you say it was about? What do you think were the good or bad parts? Seriously, as you've not even expressed your opinion, I do not even know whether you liked it or not.

Thanks,

Simon...sorry for your bad evening. You did take my post in the wrong vein. I have no doubt you have viewed GAG and accepted your opinion that it wasnt that bad of a film.

I asked the question about the theme of GAG, as I wanted someone who has a positive view of the film to give me some insight. I have posted here and elsewhere on numerous ocassions my rejection of this film. ( I too read the book). I have yet to understand from anyone what exactly Ron Maxwell was attempting to do with this film. I didnt think Gettysburg was a bad film and it had a narrative about one battle of the Civil War. What is GAG about? Thats what I was getting at. I thought that since you had expressed a positive view of the film, perhaps I could draw you out and maybe find a clue to help me.

In no way was I attacking you or your comprehension of the subject. My apologies if my post came off in that way.

Kent Dorr - In Winter Quarters
"Need a Clue Mess"

28thNY
01-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Simon...sorry for your bad evening. You did take my post in the wrong vein. I have no doubt you have viewed GAG and accepted your opinion that it wasnt that bad of a film.

I asked the question about the theme of GAG, as I wanted someone who has a positive view of the film to give me some insight. I have posted here and elsewhere on numerous ocassions my rejection of this film. ( I too read the book). I have yet to understand from anyone what exactly Ron Maxwell was attempting to do with this film. I didnt think Gettysburg was a bad film and it had a narrative about one battle of the Civil War. What is GAG about? Thats what I was getting at. I thought that since you had expressed a positive view of the film, perhaps I could draw you out and maybe find a clue to help me.

In no way was I attacking you or your comprehension of the subject. My apologies if my post came off in that way.

Kent Dorr - In Winter Quarters
"Need a Clue Mess"


Hi Kent,

You know how you sometimes write the message you want to send, but delete it and rewrite a more diplomatic response... Yeah, well, I forgot the second part. Sorry.

Obviously Gods and Generals:The Movie was a lot different to the book of the same name. There is no denying that. There is no denying that the lengthy verbal diatribes and extended dialogue got in the way of the history and in the way of the historical dialogue, there is no denying that there were significant elements of the character of Thomas Jackson which were overlooked in the movie. Likewise there is no denying that the interaction between Jackson and other generals was patchy, the visuals sometime clearly artificial and the movie drawn out and could only have been done in an attempt to match the expections brought on by the prereleased sequel.


However, (there had to be a however if I'm going to counter that lot with the positive side of things)...

First take the movie for what it is... Clearly it does the book no justice at all. What is it? It's a movie made by committee... While maintaining the current audience, the effort is there to attract the female audience who would have generally avoided Gettysburg but would have loved the victorian costume drama. It's one of the few civil war films I can sit down and watch with my wife without any issues.

Secondly, it is an effort to mesh two coincidental things... The life of General Jackson and the war leading upto the book named Killer Angels, the Gettysburg campaign. From a position of convenience it is uncanny but in no way unexpected. However, the film chose to ignore his military expertise in the Shenandoah Valley and his religious bigotry openly shown during the seven days battle.


It is a movie designed to cover two years of one of the worlds truely gifted Generals in the span of three hours in a war which never really stopped... Taking the fluff aside, it is a fairly good HIGH LEVEL review of the first two year of the war in the east... The battle sequences at Fredrickburg is very good and the movement of Jackson at Chancellorsville is equally well represented.

There is obviously some significant crap (from my very personal position) stuck in between, but it is not for me, or anyone on this forum, to deride a film which will exist long past we have all bitten the big one as being the definitive view of the first two years of the Civil War.


That's 427 words by the way. :-)

-Simon.

sustudent
01-22-2009, 12:49 AM
Like the Visitor Center at Gettysburg, the movie was not made for reenactors. You cannot make enough money off of just the reenactors in this country. Now, one might argue that the flop Gods and Generals made at the box office is worthy of derision. But maybe they just tried too hard to please everyone. And what we got was a mix of the popular understanding of the Civil War and some scenes that would impress reenactors.

Regards
Alex Stowe

sbl
01-22-2009, 08:06 AM
When they do a CW/WBTS film that incorporates the GGI technology of Lord of the Rings for example or Alexander for battle scenes, film makers won't have to try to please "us." As I've written before, it's got to be a good story and I have no problem with some T&A.

tompritchett
01-22-2009, 09:38 AM
Like the Visitor Center at Gettysburg, the movie was not made for reenactors.

That may been its intention but that it were I personally thought that it failed the worse. There were some very glaring issues with the special effects that I picked up on and which made the movie look like a low budget Grade B or C movie. The story line and plot were convoluted at best. On of the worst plot line mistakes IMHO was trying to integrate the development of Chamberlain and Jackson along with the secession of Virginia and its effect on Lee all into the same movie. At best, it should have just focused on one or two of those story-lines (probably only Jackson and the secession of Virginia). Yes, Chamberlain becomes a major player in Gettysburg but tracing his rise in command in G&G was just a distraction that confused many viewers who I talked to after the movie and that made the movie even longer. I have had too many people after watching it ask me what the movie was even supposed to be about. When a significant portion of the people who viewed the movie come out wondering what the movie was supposed to about, there is definitely with the movie as just a movie. I know that if I was a producer, after watching G&G, I definitely would not consider Maxwell for any film I was producing regardless of what type of movie it was going to be.

And while the dialog style of Jackson and his wife may or may not have been period correct, it definitely came across as stilted at best. My wife and I usually try to see at least one movie ever Friday night when I am not reenacting or it is March Madness so I think I am a pretty good judge of movies and acting. I am sorry, IMHO Gods & Generals was just a poor movie as just a regular movie irregardless of whatever historical accuracy issues it might have had.

sbl
01-22-2009, 12:31 PM
Dialog!! There Thomas, you have it! Why do CW/WBTS films have to sound like pageants? Tombstone took some of the same actors and made a much better film still using period language. Deadwood did the same thing just with more cuss words.

tompritchett
01-22-2009, 07:02 PM
Dialog!! There Thomas, you have it!

Only a part of it. Even with better dialog, I suspect that the movie still would not have attracted a wide following with the general public for the other reasons that I listed. Again, when people come out of a movie wondering what the story line was actually supposed to be about (sorry, the CW was the setting not the story line), the movie is not going to do well.

sbl
01-22-2009, 10:33 PM
I was Generalizing. I've mentioned better stories too. They're discussing this same d@mn movie on a Toy Soldier forum right now and I'm getting confused. One fellow is comforted by the loyal slave scenes.

ejazzyjeff
01-23-2009, 09:56 AM
When I saw it at the theater, people were leaving during the middle of the movie.

I think that if Ron Maxell wasn't the director, executive producer, producer, vice-producer, writer, costume designer, set designer, etc., having somebody else to offer criticism and advice, maybe it would have been a better movie.

Also, I think the reason why Chamberlain was given a big part in this movie is because they wanted to show how he started out as just a college professor with no military skills which leads up to Gettysburg.

sbl
01-23-2009, 10:08 AM
I think Ron Maxwell needed more real "Hollyweird" folks and Gays. THEY know how to put on a show!

OVI
01-24-2009, 08:10 PM
I think Ron Maxwell needed more real "Hollyweird" folks and Gays. THEY know how to put on a show!

Someone..Ted Turner perhaps, since he invested 90 million in this turkey, should've told Maxwell that 4 hour movies are not very popular with the companies that own theaters. Overlong epics, with an intermission to boot, do not maximize the profit potential, especially if the movie is a convoluted mess and doesnt fill the seats. Theater managers couldnt wait to dump GAG and rightly so.
If we agree that the broad subject matter of the film was the opening years of the war, then this project would've been far better served as a HBO type mini-series. Then Maxwell could've told the Jackson story, the Chamberlain story, the deleted J W. Booth story etc as separate episodes. As I have stated before, IMHO, Ron Maxwell couldnt decide what his film was about, so he just keep filming stuff and then he had to edit it down resulting in the failure we have seen. Pity.

Kent Dorr - Winter Quarters in Ohio
"Siskel & Ebert Mess"

sbl
01-24-2009, 10:16 PM
Ronald F. Maxwell has two more in the works, Belle Starr and a Joan Of Arc film. He made a film... Resistencia: The Civil War in Nicaragua (2007) but I can't find anything else on it other than the name.

OVI
01-26-2009, 09:49 PM
Ronald F. Maxwell has two more in the works, Belle Starr and a Joan Of Arc film. He made a film... Resistencia: The Civil War in Nicaragua (2007) but I can't find anything else on it other than the name.

Scott...I think he started the Joan of Arc project soon after Gettysburg so its been around for more than 10 years.

Kent Dorr - Winter Quarters in Ohio
"Devils Own Mess"

Bitter_Bierce
01-27-2009, 11:06 PM
Scott...I think he started the Joan of Arc project soon after Gettysburg so its been around for more than 10 years.

Kent Dorr - Winter Quarters in Ohio
"Devils Own Mess"

Originally, Maxwell wanted Mira Sorvino in the Joan movie. Due to the fact she was getting too old to be a convincing virginal Joan (especially after playing the squeaky-voiced porn star Linda Ash in Mighty Aphrodite), Maxwell cast her in Gods and Generals as Chamberlain's wife. That was her consolation prize. She is way to old now (42) to even be considered for the role.

I think it is safe to say that his Joan picture is pretty much shelved until he comes up with real money to shoot it. Fat chance of that. There are enough Joan movies out there already - two of them came out in 1999 alone: the "pro-Joan" TV mini-series starring Leelee Sobieski and the "anti-Joan" The Messenger starring Mila Jovovich.

But I doubt if anyone can top the 1948 Joan of Arc with Ingrid Bergman let alone the acknowledged silent masterpiece The Passion of Joan of Arc from 1928 with Maria Falconetti.

http://listverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/19911-0002.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QEd2f-UB0k&feature=related

sbl
01-27-2009, 11:41 PM
Scott...I think he started the Joan of Arc project soon after Gettysburg so its been around for more than 10 years.

Kent Dorr - Winter Quarters in Ohio
"Devils Own Mess"

Thanks Ken, I stand corrected.

sbl
01-27-2009, 11:46 PM
Not to mention Saint Joan (1957) with Jean Seberg

Bitter_Bierce
01-27-2009, 11:53 PM
Not to mention Saint Joan (1957) with Jean SebergYep. How could I forget about Seberg.... like Marilyn with all those conspiracy theories floating around about her death?

sbl
01-28-2009, 07:55 AM
I wonder if Maxwell would have had long speeches, no sex, and used SCA "reenactors" in his Joan. Would Orleans be "good ground?"

tompritchett
01-28-2009, 08:05 AM
Would Orleans be "good ground?"

I suspect that this time he will use an Eastern European site. Remember they get very serious over in Europe about medivial reenacting (e.g., the scenes from A Knight's Tale)

sbl
01-28-2009, 08:43 AM
Just joking about filming in the US. You should see the Europeans go at Middle ages, I look at their sites. Normans to the Landsknechts, you have your pick.
Fort of the Tourelles was filmed in the Czech Republic for The Messenger, the rest in France. Good ground indeed. I hope you got my "good ground" reference to the dialog in Gettysburg. I couldn't finish Jeff Shaara's "Gone for a Soldier" when that phrase popped up.

tompritchett
01-28-2009, 04:02 PM
I hope you got my "good ground" reference to the dialog in Gettysburg.
Actually I didn't. :oops: About the only dialog I remember from Gettysburg is Pickett's reply to Lee that he has no division.

Poor Private
01-28-2009, 05:11 PM
In the movie "cold Mountain" most of the military secenes including the blowing up of the Confed lines was filmed in Austria. Lets see the movie was about americans. The title roles were Austrailian, and filmed in Austria.

cavsgt
01-28-2009, 05:43 PM
cold mountain was bad enough with the 1950's horse gear and bad sets that the public commented. In my opinion it was on par with G and G only with worse gear and sets.

3rd_PA_Artillery
01-28-2009, 07:05 PM
cold mountain was bad enough with the 1950's horse gear and bad sets that the public commented. In my opinion it was on par with G and G only with worse gear and sets.
*By the way, was that Natalie Portman who played the widow? I couldn't tell.

Poor Private
01-28-2009, 09:49 PM
I tell you out of experience, read the book. My son and I read the book and thats when he bought himself that Lematt. Nicole Kidman was the lead. The book ended much different .

tompritchett
01-28-2009, 10:29 PM
Yes it was.

IMHO, what really made Cold Mountain a movie worth seeing at least once was the Oscar winning performance of Renée Zellweger. IMHO, she stole the movie from Nicole Kidman. I also thought that Natalie Portman did a very believable job in the acting in her small role - much better than she did in Episode II of Star Wars.

sbl
01-29-2009, 09:10 AM
You may like Renée Zellweger in Appaloosa.

sbl
01-29-2009, 09:11 AM
The book is pretty good. You get more of the "Odessy" story from the book.

tompritchett
01-29-2009, 09:26 AM
You may like Renée Zellweger in Appaloosa.

Saw it. Her performance was good but IMHO Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons, and Viggo Mortensen performances were what really made that movie, especially Viggo's and Ed Harris's. Since A History of Violence Mortensen has shown himself to be an actor who will almost always give you a stellar performance - a reputation that Irons earned years ago. My wife and I will always give a movie with either of these two actors a high priority for when we are determining what movie(s) to see on Friday night. And IMHO, even with 4 Oscar nominations, Ed Harris is probably one of the most un-appreciated actors currently active in the field. I thought Appaloosa was one of his best performances.

sbl
01-29-2009, 11:27 AM
Ed Harris is a good role model for bald men. He's gone bald like a man! I watched Appaloosa with my UK neighbor. He didn't get it. Viggo Mortensen has another film on my Netflix waiting list, Alatriste (2006) where he plays a 17th-century mercenary.

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Alatriste/70053459?trkid=226872

I'm looking forward to some matchlock action.

Jeremy Irons as Scar in the Lion King. Disney villains are the best.

3rd_PA_Artillery
01-29-2009, 05:00 PM
I tell you out of experience, read the book. My son and I read the book and thats when he bought himself that Lematt. Nicole Kidman was the lead. The book ended much different .

Yes, when I read the end of the book after I saw the movie, I was pretty confused.

Danny
01-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Yes, when I read the end of the book after I saw the movie, I was pretty confused.

Re; Cold Mountain; It was better to have read the book in advance of the movie, so you weren't burdened by figuring out the somewhat similar plot in the movie. That allowed you to focus on the good things about the movie - the exciting scale and depiction of The Crater, Renee Zs performance, and a really good Soundtrack, which entirely stands on its own -- almost nothing of authentic CW music in there but the sort of 1920s "hillbilly" retro style with some haunting modern ballads work well anyway. At least period emotion comes through in the songs.

One thing the movie did cover was how, in part, the Confederacy lost the war on it's own, as indicated by the Home Guard depiction. Many in the South were "Confederate" only because it was either that or face banishment or death, as the movie depicts.

Dan Wykes

sbl
01-30-2009, 03:17 PM
"1920s "hillbilly" "

From the book I got that Renee's no-good dad and the kid she took to went on to develope "country music." Might just be me.

sumter_guard
02-01-2009, 02:07 AM
GAG was the first movie I ever walked out of and asked for my money back. Got it back too. That was a good night afterall. I tried watching it later as a rental and still turned it off. Its not that I was angry or felt the history suffered (which of course it did), I just found it so dang boring.

I really hope they don't do the third one.

Rachal
02-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Wasn't it filmed in Romania? I remember seeing a program on the set construction and the hiring of Romanian extras.

tompritchett
02-02-2009, 01:01 AM
Wasn't it filmed in Romania? I remember seeing a program on the set construction and the hiring of Romanian extras.
Yes it was filmed in Romania using Romania soldiers as extras for the battle scenes. It is one of the reasons that the soldiers looked more like real soldiers than in some of the more recent Civil War movies that relied more on reenactors, who, let's face it, usually do not have the lean and mean looks of someone who has been fighting in a war for several years.

For a full list of filming locations, you can go to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0159365/locations.

sbl
02-02-2009, 09:41 AM
Thanks, I knew that but I didn't want to Mr Know-It-All. imdb is a great source!

Poor Private
02-02-2009, 10:09 AM
You're right now that someone said it, it was Romaina. I knew it was one of those middle eastern european kinda countries.

sbl
02-02-2009, 10:26 AM
The Sci-Fi Channel films a lot of their monster of the week movies in Eastern Europe. Great creepy locations and "locals" plus the use of Warsaw Pact gear.

Regular3
02-02-2009, 04:40 PM
Let me count the ways ...

While Jeff Shaara will never be the writer his father was - and Michael shot his [deletion - THP; remember, we do have ladies reading this] with The Killer Angels - neither Gods and Generals nor Last Full Measure were terrible books. Rather, it was Maxwell's mis-handling of Gods & Generals that made it the icon of awfulness it turned out to be.

Among the many things that ruined it for me was the "minor" editing detail of Jackson making his farewell speech to the Virginia brigade after moving to Harpers Ferry to take over the Valley District.

I'll never forget my daughter-in-law commenting as we left the theater "Well, there's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back" ... And my son repeatedly reminds me that he owes her a chick movie as penance. (I told him to go with her to see Sex in the City, but he refused ;) )

Ross L. Lamoreaux
02-02-2009, 05:08 PM
Let me count the ways ...

While Jeff Shaara will never be the writer his father was - and Michael shot his wad with The Killer Angels - neither Gods and Generals nor Last Full Measure were terrible books. Rather, it was Maxwell's mis-handling of Gods & Generals that made it the icon of awfulness it turned out to be.

Among the many things that ruined it for me was the "minor" editing detail of Jackson making his farewell speech to the Virginia brigade after moving to Harpers Ferry to take over the Valley District.

I'll never forget my daughter-in-law commenting as we left the theater "Well, there's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back" ... And my son repeatedly reminds me that he owes her a chick movie as penance. (I told him to go with her to see Sex in the City, but he refused ;) )Question my masculinity all you want folks, but "Sex in the City" WAS a better movie than G&G.

MarkTK36thIL
02-02-2009, 05:23 PM
I won't question it Ross, we've all had to make those trades (By the way, I agree).

A decent and accurate CW flick- is this so hard?

At least Wide Awake Films is helping out to make history accurate and entertaining.

double_quick
02-02-2009, 08:56 PM
I am young, but i have read the Shaara trilogy, what some call it, and i think Jeff Shaara did a great job carrying on what his father did. Gods and Generals(the novel) was my favorite out of the three. But did anyone also think the music from G&G wasnt as moving/inspiring as Gettysburg(movie) even though Randy Edelman did both soundtracks? Its almost like Gettysburg made your spine tingle and give you the chills, and G&G's just made you yawn.

MarkTK36thIL
02-03-2009, 12:05 AM
Gburg was an entertaining movie. Sure you could pick it apart for fake beards and other flaws, but for a movie, it wasn't that bad.

GaG, wow, that was a waste of time watching that. As a federal living historian it took a full hour to finally see some blue wool, and that was Chamberlain talking to his wife or something. Then it cut back right to Jackson and the South.

My unit had the idea of getting our uniform on for this. This is one of only two times I have been embarassed to be a reenactor.

sbl
02-03-2009, 07:49 AM
But did anyone also think the music from G&G wasnt as moving/inspiring as Gettysburg(movie) even though Randy Edelman did both soundtracks? Its almost like Gettysburg made your spine tingle and give you the chills, and G&G's just made you yawn.

You have it! I can hum or whistle the Gettysburg themes. I can't even think of a G&G themes.

double_quick
02-03-2009, 03:18 PM
the only tune from G&G i can remember is "These Brave Irishmen" which was the song played in retreat of the Irish Brigade.

3rd_PA_Artillery
02-03-2009, 06:57 PM
the only tune from G&G i can remember is "These Brave Irishmen" which was the song played in retreat of the Irish Brigade.

I always wanted to have that tune played on the bagpipes and all at my funeral. :D

double_quick
02-03-2009, 09:53 PM
I always wanted to have that tune played on the bagpipes and all at my funeral. :D

i want the introduction/outro from Gettysburg played at mine. :eek:

sbl
02-03-2009, 09:58 PM
I want "You can't always get what you want" by the Stones as in The Big Chill.

cavsgt
02-03-2009, 10:44 PM
Amazing Grace on the bagpipes followed by Taps as pipes die out.

sbl
02-03-2009, 10:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T0GRjxOP98