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Published: September 16, 2019
In Episode 8 of The Battle of Gettysburg Podcast, Eric and Jim delve into the background of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara and the 1993 film adaptation "Gettysburg." To many students of the battle the novel and "the movie" bring out strong emotions in how they depict the Battle of Gettysburg and a number of the participants. Part One of the two-part series will focus on the background of the novel and the movie. Details on how the novel moved to the big screen, the original plans for the movie, when it was filmed, and the reception it had in 1993, will all be covered in this episode. Part Two will be a deep dive on the movie Gettysburg itself as Eric and Jim discuss what the film gets right, what they got wrong, bad beards, and the impact it had on the Civil War community and the interpretation of the battle to visitors at the Gettysburg National Military Park.
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