Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Word is that the upcoming film version of Cold Mountain will feature an extra-textual recreation of the Battle of the Crater. The promise is of a "Saving Private Ryan"-type sequence, rather than the bloodless reenactments of Gettysburg or the execrable Gods and Generals. The news is a little peculiar, due to Cold Mountain's "deserter going home" plot, but welcome if accurate. Glory is the only ACW film I've seen that actually felt like a war, rather than a pageant with blanks.