Glory

14 08 2008

When it comes to the Civil War, I’m not real emotional.  I don’t feel deep, spiritual things on fields where “something stays”.  (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)  But this particular sequence from the film Glory always gets to me, especially the part where Matthew Broderick sends his horse off at a gallop.  Some folks call the film maudlin, but they should understand that the writers had to tone the script down from what actually happened to make the movie less Hollywood.  To me, it’s Brian’s Song, Rudy and Big Fish all rolled into one.  Guys know just what I’m talking about.

God, Youtube is such a time sucker.

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14 08 2008
John Hoptak

Still the best Civil War film out there. . .

14 08 2008
Harry Smeltzer

John,

Ain’t nothin’ else even comes close, though I think “Ride with the Devil” is pretty good.

2 04 2009
June 2009 Civil War Times « Bull Runnings

[...] Braugher; and an article on Medal of Honor recipient William Carney of the 54th MA.  See here for a clip from the [...]

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