Civil War movie about VMI & New Market

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  1. bruno

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    That would be awesome! Hell of a battle. If you've been there and seen where the Union guns were positioned, you know that there was no way to take them other than a frontal assault... which the VMI Cadets heroically did.
     
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    movie

    thanks Bruno.. My son is at the "I" and I posted the link on his Face Book.. He was glad I did
     
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    Had shared the link with my dad and brother (he has several longtime vmi friends and lives in richmond).
    Tonight heard from my son - the ensign is there at unit - he told me he had been an extra today - wore couple of uniforms - old cadet one and confederate one. He got paid and fed!!!! Dont know which he was happier with.
    Talked about some of the crew, said they were all really nice - filming will be there all week.
    just thought I would share - larrys mom
     
  5. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Guess that depends which side you were on. The United States wouldn't call them heroes.... but I'm sure that's another discussion.

    And of course, those were different times. They're on the same team now!
     
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    Quite true. On the other hand, one can admire the ability and heroism of their enemies even though they are enemies. Rommell is someone who comes to mind. On our own Civil War I think Lee, Jackson, Grant, and Sherman fit the bill. My forebears fought for the Union. I live in NC. I don't necessarily like everything Sherman did or allowed to be done, but from a historical perspective you have to admire what he accomplished. My $0.02 anyway.

    I'm actually heading to Canada next week by auto and am now thinking of swinging by New Market again because of this thread. Maybe they're still filming and I can play a dead body? Well, no.... I'm sure there is no uniform that would fit this one. :rolleyes:
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    I'm torn. Yes, I undestand a civil war is "unique" especially OUR Civil War....

    I don't think it would be appropriate to refer to a suicide bomber as "heroic." I don't think But I don't doubt it takes some guts.

    I don't know though. My time in uniform was enforcing federal laws and interdicting migrants. Are there any combat veterans here who consider their enemy's actions "heroic?"

    Maybe they do, maybe they don't. I'd be interested to hear.
     
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    I agree there LITS. Didn't mean to imply everyone's actions are admirable.
     
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    The Field of Lost Shoes. They were only children but they followed orders.
     
  12. pathnottaken

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    I wonder which one these guy's will go on to become President. (as RR did after Brother Rat)

    David Arquette, Tom Skerritt or Jason Isaacs
     
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    Since Isaacs is ineligible (born in Liverpool) and Skerritt, as much as I like him, is too old, I'll have to go with Arquette. What did I win?!?!? :rolleyes:
     
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    Not so fast on this winning stuff! First Isaacs is ellegible. They changed the rules so that Arnold could become President (see demolishon man), second Ronald was elected so age isn't a problem...
     
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    Skerritt is 79. Older than Reagan was when he left office.
     
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    Tom Skerritt lives in my town, talked to him a few times at the grocery store, nice guy, I pick him.
     
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    Awesome! I never met him but I've always liked Tom Skerritt.

    I did meet Rodney Dangerfield once. I was at a broadway show, Evita or something. It was just he and I in the men's room at intermission. He looked a little worm, holes in the elbows of his jacket etc. He was using the urinal next to me and of course you never speak to anyone at the urinal. But these 2 teenagers had the gall to approach him there and ask for his autograph. I was hoping to hear "I don't get no respect" but instead heard a loud and continuous stream of obscenities. Don't blame him really. I'll never forget that incident.

    EDIT: One of my two urinal stories. I won't bore you with the other one. :biggrin:
     
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    Any armed action against a tyrant is heroic. The Tree of Liberty is thirsty now, just as it was in 1861.
     
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    Are you suggesting Jefferson Davis was a tyrant? :wink:
     
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