Blogging Manassas (Vol. 6): One-on-One with Director Ron Maxwell

Being early usually pays off, and once again, it did on Friday afternoon. I was one of the first members of the press to arrive at the Premiere, and after we checked in, I noticed Ron Maxwell, who had entered the lobby and was standing and talking to someone. After waiting for him to finish,…

Blogging Manassas (Vol. 3): On the Battlefield… Sort Of

If I told you that I enjoyed my first day here in Manassas, I would be lying. Blistering heat reaching 103 degrees, bumper to bumper traffic on main roads, and other roads and sections of the battlefield closed off, are the three glaring aspects of today’s adventure. Putting the heat aside, because we all knew…

Blogging Manassas (Vol. 2): “G & G” World Premiere Official Press Release

I just received another email from the folks at Warner Brothers which included the official press release for Friday night’s theatrical world premiere of the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut. We now know the exact times of everything and what actors/historians will be in attendance. Below is what is relevant from the release, if…

The “Gods and Generals” Blogging Experience by the Numb3r

After sitting here for a while, and thinking back in retrospect at how wonderful this journey has been, I actually went into my WordPress data dashboard and counted, one by one, the amount of articles I have written regarding both Gods and Generals and Gettysburg. I was actually surprised to see how many the total…

Blogging Manassas (Vol. 1): Preparation for the Event

This will be the new series I had mentioned previously; sort of like my online journal with the goings-on of my trip to Virginia next week. Unfortunately, I could not come up with something more creative than “Blogging Manassas”. As you all know, I will be heading to Manassas, Virginia next week, thanks to director…

The Importance of the John Wilkes Booth Character to the New-Look “G & G”

Towards the end of the Extended Director’s Cut of Gods and Generals, is a very sophisticated scene, where Colonel Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels) and his wife Fanny (Mira Sorvino) meet the acting troupe fresh off a performance of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, in which world-renowned actor John Wilkes Booth plays the character of Brutus, who inserts…

Site News: Will Be Covering the “Gods and Generals” Manassas Premiere

This has really been a hectic few hours—I went from setting up interviews and following up with directors Ron Maxwell and Robert Child to finding out that I will actually be attending the world premiere of the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. This highly anticipated…