My 16-year-old son needs to get some extra credit for his U.S. History class. One of the ways he can get some credit is by watching a movie about their current subject in history class and writing a report about how historically accurate it was. He watched “Johnny Tremaine” for the American Revolution last quarter, and the teacher appreciated something other than “The Patriot”. This quarter, it’s the Civil War. “Gettysburg” is long but seems to be mostly accurate as long as you ignore Martin Sheen’s dreadful accent. “Glory”, perhaps, since Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for his performance. “The Outlaw Josey Wales” for some classic Clint Eastwood? I doubt a teenage boy would like a tear-jerker like “Shenandoah”.
What say you, readers?