This Friday, February 21, 2003, a blockbuster movie produced by Ron Maxwell will debut in theaters across America. It is titled Gods And Generals, and it is one movie you must go see!
Gods And Generals is the second of a movie trilogy by Maxwell about the War Between the States. Gettysburg was the first, and there is yet one more in the works.
Gods And Generals could be the most influential and powerful movie to be released since Braveheart. It has the potential to change the hearts, minds, and attitudes of millions of people who disdain the Old Confederacy, who misunderstand Southern slavery, and who hold Christianity in contempt.
The film portrays the life and battlefield campaigns of Lt. General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Any truthful depiction of General Jackson must include his deep Christian convictions. This movie captures those convictions in great detail. In fact, Christianity permeates this movie.
One of Jackson's premier biographers, James "Bud" Robertson, was on hand throughout the filming to help insure the movie's historical accuracy. He said Gods And Generals is "the greatest Civil War movie I have ever seen, and I have seen them all."
Historian Bill Kauffman said, "Gods and Generals is not only the finest movie ever made about the Civil War, it is also the best American historical film. Period."
The movie is produced by Ted Turner Pictures (believe it or not) and was filmed in and around Sharpsburg, Maryland, the site of the Antietam Battlefield, and on actual historical locations in Virginia and West Virginia. Veteran actor Robert Duvall plays Robert E. Lee and Stephen Lang plays Jackson. You will also see several actors from the movie Gettysburg reprise their roles in this film. New characters introduced in Gods And Generals are "Stonewall" Jackson, Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, Myra Hancock, and Fanny Chamberlain. The film is rated PG-13 for battlefield violence.
I encourage all my readers to take advantage of this opportunity to watch a rare, rich, and truly remarkable film. Go see Gods And Generals!
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