Gettysburg Movie Nights
On June 7th and June 14th, during our weekly troop meeting, scouts will have the opportunity to watch the 1993 film Gettysburg. During this year’s summer camp, we will visit many of the sites depicted in this film. This movie will help people who are not familiar with the battle.
Since the movie is a little over 4 hours long, it will take two evenings to watch.
About the Movie:
Gettysburg is a 1993 epic war film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. The film starred Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, and Martin Sheen, with Randy Edelman composing the score.
The film follows the plot line of Killer Angels. The focus on the first day is on John Buford, who selects the battlefield. The focus on the second day is Joshua Chamberlain’s defense of Little Round Top. The focus on the following evening is on preparation for and the execution of Pickett’s Charge. James Longstreet is the major focus of those scenes.