Glory

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    This is an old movie, but I just watched it again on HBO. I'm reminded of when I saw the previews I thought what serious miscasting this was but I would give them each an Oscar...they were so believeable. Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Andre Braugher and Cary Elwes really became their characthers.

    I loved the movie.
     
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    I agree, great movie. And, yeah, Matthew Broderick does sound like an odd choice for a Civil War movie, but he pulled it off really well.
     
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    The music score is great in this movie. I also liked Gettysburg which also had a good music theme. The problem is they are not big money makers.
     
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    Agreed, pandering to the masses is so rampant. I'm glad that the people who made Glory did so anyway- it's made it's money off of me b/c I've seen it in the theatre and every year since on video.

    I wasn't as impressed with Gettysburg but that's probably because it was so long and spread out. The town itself is one of my favorites of all time.
     
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    I think that new movie Cold Mountain that's coming out is about the civil war (or takes place during it). Apparently, it's supposed to be really good.
     
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    This is so true, especially in movies. I can kind of see where the studios would want to pander to the masses, though. All told, between marketing and everything, they put an average of $50-75 million into a major movie, I can see why they would want to appeal to the largest audience possible. Unfortunately, for people like me who think the masses are a bunch of idiots, we kinda get screwed.
     
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    Now I have to agree Moi, I saw Glory for the first time down with my Dad when he was living in SC - I thought that was a GREAT movie, and the music fit it Perfectly. I had my Father make me a CD from it, listened to it the whole ride home. Mind you, I was riding with just Jaelynn and Jared. Jared wasn't thrilled and gave me the "AGAIN" everytime I played it! hehehe! but it was good. I had no idea it was playing on HBO or I would have watched it. I am sure it will be playing again and again, so will look for it.
     
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    Great movie!
     
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    welcome Zia !:)
     
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    That would be great to be so close to so much history and be able to visit those places. There is a different mind set as it relates to history in the west.
     

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