Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Civil War Life-Left for Dead DVD|
Director: Mark Bussler
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Studio: Repnet Llc Release Date: 05/08/2007
Fairly painful to watch
sandraplamm | New York | 11/14/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As the daughter and sister of several Civil War reenactors, I have grown up learning as much as I can about the Civil War. I am constantly searching for new books and films to increase my knowledge. Although it seems that Oscar Jackson led an interesting life, the way it is conveyed in this "film" is for the most part boring, inconsistent and unprofessional. Last year I helped my son (who is in High School) make a fictional Civil War movie for a state history competition...and I can honestly say, biases aside, that my son's project looked more professional and was more comprehensive than "Left For Dead". It seems to me that this movie was filmed with an 8 millimeter home movie camera due to the graininess and bleeding colors. The editing suggests that this is a martial arts movie rather than one about America's Civil War, with incessant blood, vomiting and unnecessary action. On a positive note, the music playing throughout much of the movie is very authentic and enjoyable. In addition, the map cartoons are very helpful, but still don't compensate for the unprofessional filming."
What can I say?
Jimmy L. Burden | 03/06/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is great. Done in docudrama style. Parts are very graphic. Not for young children."
Army of Sociopaths
PaleoReader | Dixie | 07/16/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Please refer to William Gilmore Simms book: The Sack and Siege of Columbia, SC to read about the carnage this officer and his men inflicted upon the innocent civilian population in their March to the Sea. The crimes against humanity this army participated in makes the Nazi SS look tame in comparison. I look forward to a historical film that documents this era from the southern civilians perspective. I hope the writer of this film is simply ignorant of the events surrounding the Grand Army of the Republic and does not support the removal and extermination Sherman and his army inflicted upon the old men, women and children they encountered. Vile, Vile, Vile...the character in this film is no hero."
A great film
John Briggs | Darien, CT USA | 04/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not being a Civil War "buff," but someone who enjoys Civil War media, I found the film both entertaining and educational. The compelling storyline and interesting cinematography captures the journey of a simple teacher turned soldier effectively and gives the viewer of a sense of not just his individual part in the war, but the journey of his unit and the role it played in the reunifaction of the country. I recommend this film for all types of viewers."