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05-16-2006, 12:07 PM
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"
"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:
05-16-2006, 12:18 PM
"Gods and Generals"
05-16-2006, 03:47 PM
Red Badge of Courage
05-16-2006, 04:06 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, 11:53 AM
No Retreat from Destiny, The Battle That Saved Washington
Gone With The Wind
Gettysburg Three Days of Destiny
The Great Locomotive Chase
And in the future
The Last Full Measure
05-17-2006, 07:13 PM
john wayne's the "Horse Soldier" I believe is a pretty good movie. it's based loosely on Grierson's raid.
05-18-2006, 12:29 AM
Gettysburg Three Days of Destiny was the all time WORST Civil War movie ever.
05-18-2006, 02:19 PM
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 ,
05-18-2006, 06:00 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
05-18-2006, 07:25 PM
A pre-Civil War movie that has a John Brown story and entertaining
Santa Fe Trail - Another Ronald Reagan film
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