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Old 02-25-03, 07:03 PM
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Question about "Gods and Generals" (I haven't seen it yet)

Just wondering, I don't want a spoiler, but does this movie have a very southern bias to it?

I'm just assuming it will, because it's by Ted Turner, and one of it's advertising hooks is something like "The TRUE story of the Civil War"

I'll see it either way, I just want to know this beforehand.

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Old 02-25-03, 08:46 PM
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I haven't seen it either but I always assumed that it did.

And if it does have a southern bias I'd be more then happy to see it. I'm from the north and what we've been learning since grade 5 is pretty much all northern bias. A change of view would be welcomed.
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Old 02-26-03, 08:40 AM
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I haven't seen it either but I always assumed that it did.

And if it does have a southern bias I'd be more then happy to see it. I'm from the north and what we've been learning since grade 5 is pretty much all northern bias. A change of view would be welcomed.
History is written by the victor, so no surprise there.
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It's pretty much of a throwback movie. All the black folks, and there are very few, are happy, loyal, content, and subservient. They make a few "freedom" speeches but it's pretty clear that their lot is pretty good, and that if the nasty Yankees had left the Suthuners alone slavery would have ended peacefully and we'd all be better off. It didn't have happy fields singing as they went off to chop cotton, but that's only because there were no field hands in the movie.

If you can handle Ted Turner in a Confederate officer's uniform sittling around a campfire with Robert Lee, Stonewall Jackson and others singing "The Bonnie Blue Flag" This film's for you.
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