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I love this film
on March 1, 2016
Seems that there is more authenticity in this "little" film than the big budget Civil War dramas like "Gettysburg." The script and narration borrows heavily from the book which I liked ("He had made his mistakes in the dark, so he was still a man"). The dialogue between the soldiers reflects the language of the Victorian era and adds much realism to the film. Bill Mauldin is a standout as the boy's friend. My favorite scene is of the Union General on the white horse, riding along the line before battle, asking the men about dinner .... just banter to relieve tension.
A lovely film that takes me back to that time like no other film does.