One hundred years ago today "In Flanders Field" was written.
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Warning: This episodes contains plot spoilers and your host doing a terrible impression of Jimmy Stewart.
In this week's episode of the Historian's Movie Review I wrap up Civil War Month with a look at the 1965 Jimmy Stewart film Shenandoah.
Topics discussed include Jimmy Stewart's film career and service in World War II, Southern Antebellum Society, and the 1865 draft riots in New York.
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Jimmy Stewart: A Biography, Marc Elliot
Intro and Outro Music - "Old Western Firefight" - Cullah
Jimmy Stewart Interview for Shenandoah, 1965
Jimmy Stewart, Interview on the Tonight Show, 1989 - In this interview, he discusses his early film career and time as a pilot in World War II.
I just wanted to post a quick message with two-ish big announcements:
First and foremost thank you all for your support! We have reached a milestone this month with over 300 downloads! Never did I thnik this show would be that popular. I, as well as Gerard Butler, thank you!
We also made the New and Noteworthy section on iTunes!
Thanks again for the support, and keep learning!
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Warning: This episode contains plot spoilers and course language - mildly NSFW
After a prolonged hiatus The Historian's Movie Review is back!
In this week's episode I talk about the TV miniseries Andersonville. Topics discussed include the real Colonel Wirtz, the trial and execution of prisoners at Andersonville, and how Tom Wilson is my favorite actor.
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Ransom, John, Andersonville Diary (audiobook)
Roberts, Edward W., Andersonville Journey
Sanders Jr, Charles W., While in the Hands of the Enemy: Military Prisons of the Civil War
Intro Music - "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Interstitial, and Outro Music - "Dixieland (Union Version)"
Andersonville Prison, Library of Congress
Execution of Capt. Henry Wirtz, Library of Congress
Boys and teacher in classroom at Golden Industrial School, Denver Colorado, 1910-1915, courtesey of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog
So, I wanted to give you all a brief update about why shows have been less frequent this month.
The short answer is -- work.
Fear not though! I will have a new episode out in the next few days, and once the semester is over I should be back to a more regular schedule.
Thank you all for your support and keep learning.
Picture of a group of Union officers in Culpeper, VA - coutrtesey of The Smithsonian article "Six Books on the Civil War".
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In this week's episode of the Historian's Movie Review I look at the film Gettysburg -- the first in a series observing the end of the Civil War in April of 1865.
Topics discussed include Lee's failed plan at Gettysburg, Civil War medicine, and Jeff Daniels' moustache.
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Desjardin, Thomas, Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Battle of Gettysburg
Carhart, Tom, Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg, and Why it Failed
Intro Music - "Kelly's Irish Brigade"
Ad Break Music - "Scarce O'Tatties"
Outro Music - "We'll Fight for Uncle Sam"
An audience buying tickets at the Regal Cinema, Chicago, 1940s - Northwest Chicago Film Society
This week's episode of the Historian's Movie Review will be delayed, but there will be one in the next few days.
April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, and all this month The Historian's Movie Review will be reviewing Civil War films.
Have an idea for a film I should review? Drop me a line @histmovie or email@example.com
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In this episode of The Historian's Movie Review I go mad for The Madness of King George, what, what?
Topics include 18th century medicine, George III and the American colonies, and the beginning of Civil War Month in April!
Want to suggest a movie for Civil War Month? Contact me on Twitter or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Hibbert, George III: A Personal History
HBO Miniseries "John Adams" - John Adams Meets George III
Intro, Outro, and Intersicial Music - George Frederic Handel, "Music for the Royal Fireworks"