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|I like the First Bull Run battle scenes....and of course the death of Stonewall scene. It's a good movie that could have been a great one if more care had been taken to stick to the book it was based on. I think many were put off by the antiquated manner of speaking used in many scenes. The main problem with G&G is the lack of a central event to wrap the drama around ala Gettysburg etc. There's just no way to keep things focused when you're portraying a 4 year war in a less than 4 hour movie....should have been a mini series of at least 10 hrs length, adhering strictly to Shaara's Novel, with an entirely different (and younger)cast. I have a problem with some of the actors aged and bloated appearances in a movie where their characters are supposed to be younger than they were in Gettysburg. All that being said I have enjoyed G&G at least 20 times over the years and I still think the opening sequence is a beautiful piece of film making.