Category Archives: Film

Sultana Documentary to be filmed

Easy AdSense by Unreal A new documentary film about the SS. Sultana, which perished on the Mississippi River on April 27, 1865 killing approximately 1,800 of her 2,427 passengers when a boiler exploded, is in the works with an anticipated … Continue reading

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‘Lincoln’ Historically Inaccurate? Congressman Joe Courtney Finds Big Error in Film

[amazon_enhanced asin="B009AMANBA" /] Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, recently took in a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s film, which chronicles Honest Abe’s last months in office as he fights to abolish slavery, but was miffed when he saw two Connecticut congressmen … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion for the film LINCOLN

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force hosted a premiere screening of the film “Lincoln” at the Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on November 16, 2012 with a post-film panel discussion. [amazon_link id="1358327417" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ][/amazon_link] … Continue reading

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Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In

From the moment that the American Film Company released The Conspirator, questions have been raised about the films accuracy regarding the lead counsel, Frederick Aiken. Was he, as FoxNews host Bill O’Reilly would opine, a “pinhead” or a “patriot?” You be … Continue reading

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Civil War filmmaker still owes $263K on county loan

By ANDREW SCHOTZ; andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN, Md.— Director Ron Maxwell — who owes Washington County $263,000 on an overdue loan — said Thursday he’s “absolutely” confident he still can make the last movie in a Civil War trilogy.   “As long … Continue reading

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Spielberg to film ‘Lincoln’ scenes in Richmond

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. – The Capitol of Virginia, onetime seat of the Confederacy, is being converted for a few weeks more in keeping with how it looked at the close of the Civil War — for … Continue reading

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History Channel’s “Gettysburg” is major disappointment

by Martha M. Boltz, Washington Times VIENNA, Va, May 31, 2011 — I understand from friends that I deserve a commendation medal for lasting through the full two hours of the much-touted “Gettysburg” on the History Channel last night. Many civil war … Continue reading

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‘Glory,’ Screenwriter Kevin Jarre Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kevin Jarre, who wrote the screenplays for the movies “Glory” and “Tombstone,” has died. He was 56. His aunt, Patty Briley Bean, tells the Los Angeles Times that Jarre died unexpectedly of heart failure on April 3 … Continue reading

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Historical Inaccuracies in ‘The Conspirator’

by Jeffrey S. Williams Okay, so we know that the James Solomon/Robert Redford film The Conspirator, now entering its second full weekend, has some inaccuracies to it. What are they? Here are a few obvious ones that I remember from … Continue reading

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‘The Conspirator’ aims for accuracy

By Lewis Beale - Newsday NEW YORK —  On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Union troops stationed in Fort Sumter, S.C. The barrage marked the opening shots of the Civil War, a national tragedy that killed more than 600,000 people, … Continue reading

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