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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2018 3:30 p.m. PST

Have it?

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BW195906 Aug 2018 7:25 p.m. PST

But the movie was based on the book Killer Angels. And that moment (and many others) were not included in the book. To include all important moments of the battle into the movie would have made the movie way to long.

Trajanus07 Aug 2018 1:49 a.m. PST

To get all the important moments the film would have been nearly as long as the real thing.

Some events would have been either logistically impossible or down right dangerous to film too, like the part played by Union Artillery in stabilising Meade's front from Longstreet's attack on the 2nd Day.

Lots of limbers and caissons flying around all over he place!

Bill N07 Aug 2018 7:50 a.m. PST

I think it would be possible to produce a documentary on the battle of Gettysburg which could tell the story of the battle within a three hour time frame. That wasn't what the producers of the movie wanted to do, and in this instance I cannot fault them.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2018 11:19 a.m. PST

Imho is more a wish than a critic….


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