What Happened to "The last full Measure"?

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What happened to the last movie of the Shaara trilogy, "The last Full Measure"? Several years ago I read it was filming and they named a few key cast members, but haven't seen anything since?
 

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After the flop that was Gods and Generals, it won't be made. There've been a few threads about it:

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/will-“the-last-full-measure”-movie-ever-be-made.152507/#post-1945203
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/the-last-full-measure.95683/#post-810911

From the Wikipedia entry on the novel:

In following suit of the novels The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure was also planned to be made into a feature film by media mogul Ted Turner. However, Gods and Generals did so poorly at the box office that the project was soon abandoned due to lack of interest and funding.[1][2]
 

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After the flop that was Gods and Generals, it won't be made. There've been a few threads about it:

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/will-“the-last-full-measure”-movie-ever-be-made.152507/#post-1945203
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/the-last-full-measure.95683/#post-810911

From the Wikipedia entry on the novel:

In following suit of the novels The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure was also planned to be made into a feature film by media mogul Ted Turner. However, Gods and Generals did so poorly at the box office that the project was soon abandoned due to lack of interest and funding.[1][2]
Thanks for helping Rob out.
 

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After the flop that was Gods and Generals, it won't be made. There've been a few threads about it:

https://civilwartalk.com/threads/will-“the-last-full-measure”-movie-ever-be-made.152507/#post-1945203
https://civilwartalk.com/threads/the-last-full-measure.95683/#post-810911

From the Wikipedia entry on the novel:

In following suit of the novels The Killer Angels and Gods and Generals, The Last Full Measure was also planned to be made into a feature film by media mogul Ted Turner. However, Gods and Generals did so poorly at the box office that the project was soon abandoned due to lack of interest and funding.[1][2]
That's a shame. My wife and I have watched Gods and Generals probably 50 times. No joke
 

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I never got around to reading The Last Full Measure. What time-frame does it cover and who are the characters?
 
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I remember a critic saying something like "It was a civil war movie, made for civil war buffs, by civil war buffs." He ended up hating the movie. I think people go into these movies expecting full on Saving Private Ryan and Fury type war movies....they don't realize they're getting a slow burn character piece that happens to take part during a war. It's a tragedy. I was really looking forward to watching all those actors strap on their gear 20 years after Gettysburg :cannon:
 

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I remember a critic saying something like "It was a civil war movie, made for civil war buffs, by civil war buffs." He ended up hating the movie. I think people go into these movies expecting full on Saving Private Ryan and Fury type war movies....they don't realize they're getting a slow burn character piece that happens to take part during a war. It's a tragedy. I was really looking forward to watching all those actors strap on their gear 20 years after Gettysburg :cannon:
A slow burn character piece. Never heard anyone refer to G&G that way before.
 
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A slow burn character piece. Never heard anyone refer to G&G that way before.
I mean, clearly it's about the war, but it's more about the characters of the war than the actual war. What their thought and actions were versus descriptions of battles. So there is just more dialogue and exposition than I think most would expect.
 

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That's a shame. My wife and I have watched Gods and Generals probably 50 times. No joke
Haven't watched G&G that many times, and even though I always skip a few scenes, I do like the movie overall. LFM would have been great to end the series. Sadly, economical thinking prohibits that. :frown:

I mean, clearly it's about the war, but it's more about the characters of the war than the actual war. What their thought and actions were versus descriptions of battles. So there is just more dialogue and exposition than I think most would expect.
I hadn't heard of the term "slow burn" before and had to look it up. I think it fits perfectly to the books and movies. The books are less about the action of and in a battle and much more about the people involved in the ACW and their thoughts. I'm currently reading Killer Angels and at some points had to remind myself that action was actually going on in that moment. It wasn't always that clear from what the character was thinking. But I like the focus on the characters; makes it easier for me to see the psychological effects the war had on those involved.
 


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