The Iron Duke
|I've always felt that Maxwell should have done 1 of 3 things with Gods and Generals:
There was so much potential for this movie and it bombed big time. The only saving grace is Stephen Lang's performance. Gettysburg is pretty faithful to The Killer Angels so I don't understand why Maxwell decided to deviate from the Gods and Generals book as much as he did and add so much useless fluff.
- Make the movie all about Stonewall in the same fashion as Patton or Lawrence of Arabia.
- Make the movie only about Fredericksburg because it's the only battle in the book where all 4 characters participate in the same battle.
- Make it an episodic TV miniseries like HBO's Band of Brothers and Rome.
"Cleburne is here!" meant that all was well. -Daniel Harvey Hill