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Gettysburg in Literature, Film and History: Setting Up the Battle

April 18, 2022
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Title: Gettysburg in Literature, Film and History: Setting Up the Battle

Description: Today we start part 1 of a 4 part series on the 1993 classic Civil War film Gettysburg. We are joined by frequent guest James Early and Sean McIver to discuss this epic battle and film. In this episode we will fill in some of the background of the war and the battle.

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, [00:00:00] this is beyond the big screen podcast with your host, Steve Guerra. Welcome back to beyond the big screen. We have another installment of Hollywood hates history. Today, today we have the first of not one but four part conversation on the incredible 1993. Classic Gettysburg. We are joined by two civil war fanatics and podcasts.
Sean MacGyver of the common, take it, Texas history podcast and professor James early, a frequent contributor to beyond the big screen, the history of the papacy podcast, along with Scott rank's history unplugged podcast. In this first episode, we will look at the broad overview of the battle. Film, we will also discuss the major source of the movie, the 1974 historical fiction novel the [00:01:00] killer angels by Michael Shara and the prelude to the.
We have much to talk about. So let's get right to it. If you have a historical movie you love or hate, let me know, and maybe we can make an episode for Hollywood hates history. I have a few other movies in the works with Scott rank and others. If you'd like to participate in Hollywood, hates history, send me an email to
I'd love to hear from you. Thanks again for listening and I will see you next time beyond the big screen.
welcome back today. We are talking about the great movie from 1993 Gettysburg. So today I'm going to be the host, but, um, we have two great. Guests, but we're all kind of in on this [00:02:00] together. I'm Steve Guerra and I host the history of the papacy podcast as well as beyond the big screen podcast. I'm joined by James early and Sean MacGyver, Sean MacGyver is of the come and take a Texas history podcast.
And James early is a professor from San Jacinto college who is an. Time's collaborator with Scott rank on his history unplugged podcast. Uh, it took a little doin, but we all came together. Are you excited to talk about Gettysburg? I am totally excited. I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm so glad we're finally doing it.
Uh, why don't we just get we'll jump straight into it. James. Can you tell us a little bit about the background? Um, the book and the movie Gettysburg? Yes. The, uh, movie Gettysburg is based on a novel called the [00:03:00] killer angels, which was written in 1974, published in 1974 by Michael Shera or shore. I'm not really sure how that's pronounce

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Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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