Hmmm, it sounds as though we may be getting close to agreement here. I would like to point out I am the least "self-righteous" man I know. I well know I ought to live in a Confessional
As for "Gods and Generals," my wife twisted my arm into watching it two weeks ago. It's a dreadfully slow movie, and I left it and came back to FR after an hour.
Clearly you are on the road to perdition. (just kidding). Duvall played the incomparable Lee as too old and unanimated but he did illustrate Lee's intellect,dignity, conviction,grace,humanity,courage ect.
What I wouldn't give for a Bishop Lee...
I prefer fraternal correction without an audience, without the air of humiliation.