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Gettysburg (2011)

An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

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Adrian Moat
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Credited cast:
Sam Rockwell ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
George Wunderlich George Wunderlich ... Himself - Executive Director, Museum of Civil War Medicine
Peter Carmichael Peter Carmichael ... Himself - Director, Civil War Institute (as Dr. Peter Carmichael)
Garry E. Adelman Garry E. Adelman ... Himself - Historian, Civil War Trust (as Garry Adelman)
Steven Knott Steven Knott ... Himself - Instructor, U.S. Army War College (as Captain Steven Knott)
Edward L. Ayers Edward L. Ayers ... Himself - Author, The Crucible of the Civil War (as Dr. Edward Ayers)
Hari Jones Hari Jones ... Himself - Curator, African American Civil War Museum
James M. McPherson James M. McPherson ... Himself - Author, Battle Cry of Freedom (as James McPherson)
Sean Rich ... Himself - 19th Century Weaponry Expert
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cal de Beer Cal de Beer ... Doctor Wilson
Dean Fourie ... Dan Sickle (2011)
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An examination of the Battle of Gettysberg on both the personal and strategic level.

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30 May 2011 (USA) See more »

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Poorly Made, Hardly Accurate
23 October 2017 | by MeadeIndeedSee all my reviews

I'm not going to claim that I am an expert on the American Civil War, however I am a lover of history and as such I've studied it quite closely. Before watching this "documentary" I read up on the battle of Gettysburg and watched videos made by the tour guides who work there.

It made me very interested to learn more and then found this "documentary". Figured it couldn't hurt to see it. Right? What met me was a disjointed, uninteresting, muddled portrayal of the events that took place at Gettysburg. You have Rebel soldiers dressed in rags, not uniforms. You've got people running all over the place pretty much never staying in any kind of formation. Not to mention all the things they get wrong both big and small in terms of history.

The cinematography is sub-par to say the least, the camera is constantly shaking, it's cut up to all hell, using slow-motion as well as extreme close-up shots WAY too much.

Even with them trying to focus on specific soldiers to portray whatever story they were trying to tell the whole thing is hidden by a 20 inch layer of vaseline.

I have no idea what they were going for with this. It's boring, disjointed and impossible to follow from start to finish. Whoever says that this is a good or great film/documentary clearly have no point of reference because this is EASILY the worst historical portrayal of any kind I've EVER seen.

Then again, what else should I have expected from a History Channel production?


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