View Full Version : Anyone watching PBS?
08-03-2004, 04:09 AM
They're running Ken Burns' The Civil War (not consecutively...just a few hours per night). I've forgotten how very cool this documentary is. I'll have to get a copy of it on DVD.
Oh, and McLellan was a pussy!
08-03-2004, 09:09 PM
I'm not watching it, but you're right that it's way cool. I watched it the last time they ran it and was totally sucked in. Thank you for reminding me that I want the DVD.
08-03-2004, 11:40 PM
You're welcome. There are times during it when I'm actually moved to tears...that's a difficult accomplishment for any film.
I'd get the DVD box set right now, but it's a bit spendy (even ebay won't let it go for less than about $80). However, it's definitely worth every penny...and it'll still be around by the time that I'll have the money to buy it.
godfry n. glad
08-06-2004, 07:52 PM
My wife really loved the letter home from the doomed soldier to his wife. It would put her into tears every time.
The music behind the scenes is exceedingly evocative. I own a VCR copy of the whole thing, as well as a CD of the music alone.
Burns' genius for documentaries shows through in a big way with the Civil War series. His piece on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge is also captivating. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.
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