The Civil War (TV Mini-Series 1990)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Documentary, History, War


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A comprehensive survey of the American Civil War.


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28 February 2003 | MovieAddict2016
A Poignant and Vivid Look at The Civil War
Not only is "The Civil War" Ken Burns' best documentary, it is one of the best out there, also. It easily mixes emotions with facts, while keeping an eye on narration.

It doesn't go for cheap "recreation" moments; in other words, we don't see a redo of the tale told with about five soldiers who look like they're dressed for Halloween; we instead see real pictures while listening to vivid narrations by such actors as Jason Robards, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, M. Emmet Walsh, Pamela Reed, and more.

If you haven't seen this four hour epic yet, then go find it at a video store right now.

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