Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday's Film Adaption: The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

In the four most bloody and courageous days of our nation's history, two armies fought for two dreams. One dreamed of freedom, the other of a way of life. Far more than rifles and bullets were carried into battle. There were memories. There were promises. There was love. And far more than men fell on those Pennsylvania fields. Shattered futures, forgotten innocence, and crippled beauty were also the casualties of war. The Killer Angels is unique, sweeping, unforgettable—a dramatic re-creation of the battleground for America's destiny.

The beleaguered Union Army faces off with the Confederacy in a battle that could change the course of the Civil War.
Release Date: October 8, 1993
Release Time: 254 minutes
271 minutes (director's cut)

Tom Berenger as Lieutenant General James Longstreet
Jeff Daniels as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain
Martin Sheen as General Robert E. Lee
Kevin Conway as Sergeant "Buster" Kilrain
C. Thomas Howell as Lieutenant Thomas Chamberlain
Richard Jordan as Brigadier General Lewis A. "Lo" Armistead
Richard Anderson as Major General George Meade
Royce D. Applegate as Brigadier General James L. Kemper
John Diehl as Private Joseph Bucklin
Maxwell Caulfield as Colonel Strong Vincent
Joshua D. Maurer as Colonel James Clay Rice
Patrick Gorman as Major General John Bell Hood
Cooper Huckabee as Henry Thomas Harrison
James Lancaster as Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Fremantle
Brian Mallon as Major General Winfield Scott Hancock
Andrew Prine as Brigadier General Richard B. Garnett
John Rothman as Major General John F. Reynolds
Tim Scott as Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell
Morgan Sheppard as Major General Isaac R. Trimble and narrator
Stephen Lang as Major General George Pickett
Sam Elliott as Brigadier General John Buford
Joseph Fuqua as Major General J.E.B. Stuart
Bo Brinkman as Major Walter H. Taylor
Kieran Mulroney as Major Moxley Sorrel
James Patrick Stuart as Colonel Edward Porter Alexander
Warren Burton as Major General Henry Heth
Buck Taylor as Colonel William Gamble
David Carpenter as Colonel Thomas C. Devin
Donal Logue as Captain Ellis Spear
Herb Mitchell as Sergeant Andrew J. Tozier
Dwier Brown as Captain Brewer
George Lazenby as Confederate General J. Johnston Pettigrew



Author Bio:
Michael Shaara was born in Jersey City in 1929 and graduated from Rutgers University in 1951. His early science fiction short stories were published in Galaxy magazine in 1952. He later began writing other works of fiction and published more than seventy short stories in many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, and Redbook. His first novel, The Broken Place, was published in 1968. But it was a simple family vacation to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1966 that gave him the inspiration for his greatest achievement, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Killer Angels, published in 1974. Michael Shaara went on to write two more novels, The Noah Conspiracy and For Love of the Game, which was published posthumously after his death in 1988.



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