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|I've nothing against Shaara's books. My problem here is more with the movie Gods and Generals compared to the movie Gettysburg. They're both based on two of the Shaara's books, Jeff Shaara's Gods and Generals and Micheal Shaara's The Killer Angels respectively. Both are of course Hollywood producing a movie based on a book. So you have to expect some differences at the very least. Of course the greater the differences the more disappointment may be present. But in this case Gettysburg seemed to better follow The Killer Angels than Gods and Generals followed Gods and Generals. There was just too much left out of Gods and Generals that I was quite disappointed.
Right now I'd rather see a new production of Gods and Generals, not just the supposed director's cut but something completely new, that better follows the book than see The Last Full Measure. Split it into two movies if you have to, but give us something that better follows the book. Then if it's any good move on to doing The Last Full Measure and again try to stay fairly close to the book.