The Civil War (1990)
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Incredibly sentimental, almost to a fault, but still one of the most comprehensive and compelling depictions of the war to date. Happy to see it on some lists here.
I was impressed with the filming and archival footage and photography. The narrative was impressive with the balanced coverage of both sides. I learned in the documentary that Lincoln was just another politician and not the advocate of emancipation as purported. I have a lot of questions that are still outstanding. How many lives were truly lost through the war. Not just those of soldiers. There is no mention of violence, rape and murder of the ordinary civilians by soldiers. How could you talk about a nation at war but not speak of the indigenous population except of a politician"s quote "A good Indian is a dead Indian"
"The Civil War could still be lost."
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This movie ranks #18 in IMDb's Mini-Series Top 50
This movie ranks #227 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
This movie ranks #270 in Doubling the Canon