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To: nikos1121
I have to agree with you; Sheen was horribly miscast, but I really liked Jeff Daniels's portrayal of Chamberlain. I personally prefer the prequel Gods and Generals...Robert Duvaal really brought the Lee Character to life.

As an aside, I graduated from Gettysburg College the year they started filming the movie. My barber was an extra, and is quite obvious in Pickett's charge :-)

41 posted on 04/02/2011 3:57:22 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thank you for the reply.

Sheen cheapens the whole movie. The rest of the characters were great.

The depiction of Gettysburg was very accurate. Lee’s dialogue too, was accurate, but they put the words in the mouth of a childlike actor. Sheen doesn’t come across as Lee because he’s not believeable to say the least.
He appears to young...to naive...

The script is what saved the movie from disaster Sheen.

Around the time after or before WWI a book came out, 50 of Maines most famous people. Chamberlain was not listed.
He lay in obscurity until his children neglected to renew the copywright of his autobiography. THen being in the public domain, he had a renaissance when in 1960 you had the rebirth of Civil War memorabilia and books.

Then he’s featured in the US Army Leadership Manual along with Patton and others, in fact, he’s the number one example of what a commanding officer should be like.

Sheen’s portrayal lacked the depth of Lee’s character.


42 posted on 04/02/2011 6:46:02 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Worst president in my lifetime by far..... Hoping for -24 today.)
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