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Pete K
05-16-2006, 11:07 AM
With the end of each school year I give my outging 8th grade a reading list for the summer. This year I want to include a movie list as well. Could you send in suggestions to this list, please (my list is a work in progress).

"Ride with the Devil"
"Wicked Spring"
"North and South"

Nearly all of the students are 14(or older) so I send the parents a letter explaining some of these films have graphic violence and foul language. Some are rated "R", thus the parents will be the final judge if the children watch the films. I am looking for the type of film the child can get at the local video store and maybe actually learn something from watching them.

Thanks for any help:

Peter Kappas

05-16-2006, 11:18 AM
"Gods and Generals"


05-16-2006, 02:47 PM
Red Badge of Courage

05-16-2006, 03:06 PM
Not sure what you can learn from any CW movie I've seen that you can't get in a book. What about the Ken Burn's series?

05-17-2006, 10:53 AM
Pharo's Army
No Retreat from Destiny, The Battle That Saved Washington
The Hunley
Gone With The Wind
Gettysburg Three Days of Destiny
The Great Locomotive Chase

And in the future
The Last Full Measure

05-17-2006, 06:13 PM
john wayne's the "Horse Soldier" I believe is a pretty good movie. it's based loosely on Grierson's raid.

Buddy Mellor

05-17-2006, 11:29 PM
Gettysburg Three Days of Destiny was the all time WORST Civil War movie ever.

05-18-2006, 01:19 PM
Dear Sir,
Although "Ride with the Devil " stars Toby McGuire ( "Spiderman" ), and Jewel to attract the young folks , "The Red Badge of Courage " is a superb film and quite short . Alas it is in balck and white and the current generation may find that disturbing ( but it is short ). It is also based on a classic lf American literature but once again, not a big selling point to most kids.
All for the old flag and good luck ,
David Corbett

05-18-2006, 05:00 PM
The Blue and The Gray - Very good(a tv series)
The General - with Buster Keaton (For some laughs)
Johnny Shiloh - Walt Disney movie
The Last Outpost - with Ronald Reagan
Shenandoah - Jimmy Stewart

Some Civil War in it:
The Good,The Bad and The Ugly
The Outlaw Josey Wales

2 that are very questionable because of the gore and sex
Gangs of New York
Cold Mountain

05-18-2006, 06:25 PM
A pre-Civil War movie that has a John Brown story and entertaining

Santa Fe Trail - Another Ronald Reagan film