Gettysburg has long been one of my favourite war movies, but even I have to pause before watching it and ponder if I can really handle four hours of big beards and musket-fire. This weekend, I was. While watching such a sprawling epic, it\'s unavoidable that a lot of thoughts and questions will spring to mind, and here are a few of mine.
Tom Berenger can act when he wants to.
Did I see some breech loading guns in use by Buford\'s cavalry?
This movie spent almost nothing on gory special effects, and is probably better for it.
Can Gods and Generals really be as bad as I hear?
I wonder how many Generals in the American Civil War actually sat around arguing the theories of Charles Darwin.
Why do I take such devilish delight in seeing Ted Turner get gunned down during Pickett\'s charge?
Fifteen years on, this is still a very good war movie.