Essay on History 100 Film Review "Gettysburg" S. Snow.
There have been many films made that are based off of true stories. However, one of the most accurate movies I have seen was Gettysburg. Released in 1993 and directed Ronald Maxwell, this movie goes into detail and talks about the decisive 3 day Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. Actors Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, and Martin Sheen do an excellent job playing the roles of Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, and Joshua Chamberlain. While the film did poorly in the box office, the film has been praised for its accuracy. The film is so committed to telling the story right that it takes 4 hours to tell it. While we are supposed to only use one paragraph for the summary, I am …show more content…
The whole reason this movie was made was to just tell the story of the battle and show what the war was really like. The director's point of view seemed really neutral in my opinion. When you saw the battle from the perspectives of both sides it really seemed like both sides were just in their own way. When I watched it I didn't really pick up any Political or Social messages.