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|The bottom line in today's movie going world is action. People want action in there movies pure and simple. There is bits and pieces that tie the movie in together but it has to be non stop action. Gettysburg had some good action, but if you are going to draw crowds in to see a movie about a war that happened 150 years ago it is going to have to be much more realistic to the tune of a "Saving Private Ryan" You do not have to show so much gore, but to put yourself in the perspective of the common soldier who is running from place to place or lined up marching in front of the enemy. The more you place the movie towards the actual fighting, rather than the behind the scenes the more people will come to see the movie. Using that format you can make the movie, have it still be very factually accurate, and draw in crowds that Ted Turner did not get from his previous movies.