Shenandoah

Shenandoah

DVD - 2003
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A Virginia farmer during the Civil War refuses to support either the Confederacy or the Union until his son is taken prisoner and, seeing the horrors of war first-hand, he is forced at last to take his stand
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios, 2003
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780783276793
0783276796
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Monolith
Nov 05, 2012

Charlie Anderson (saying grace with his family): "Lord, we cleared this land. We plowed it, sowed it, and harvested it. We cooked the harvest. It wouldn't be here and we wouldn't be eating it if we hadn't done it all ourselves. We worked dog-bone hard for every crumb and morsel, but we thank You, just the same, Lord, for the food we're about to eat, amen."

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Nov 05, 2012

Charlie Anderson: "Can you give me one good reason why I should send my family down that road like a bunch of damn fools?" Lt. Johnson: "Virginia needs all of her sons, Mr. Anderson." Charlie Anderson: "These are my sons! They don't belong to the state. When they were babies, I never saw the state coming around with a spare tit! We never asked anything of the state, and never expected anything."

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Nov 05, 2012

Charlie Anderson (at his wife's, and recently buried children's graves): "I don't even know what to say to you any more, Martha... There's not much I can tell you about this war. It's like all wars, I guess. The undertakers are winning. And the politicians who talk about the glory of it. And the old men who talk about the need of it. And the soldiers, well, they just wanna go home. I guess you're not so lonely any more, with Ann and James and Jacob. And maybe the boy. You didn't know Ann, did you? Well, you'd like her. You'd like her, Martha. Why, she and James are so much alike, they're just like... no... no... we were never that much alike, were we Martha? We just sorta grew alike through the years. But I wish, I wish I could just know what you're thinking about it all, Martha. And maybe it wouldn't seem so bad to me if I knew what you thought about it. (The church bells start ringing) ...You never give up, do you?"

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JamesAdams53
Jul 14, 2015

there were numerous consiesous objectors to war even whole states

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Nov 05, 2012

Although the premise is totally unrealistic/almost absurd (conscientious objectors to The Civil War would most likely have been: 1.) laughed at; 2.) shot; and 3.) had their property plundered -- not necessarily in that order), it makes for a very quaint story. Sure, it's corny, and Jimmy Stewart is a bit overzealous, but I've seen it several times over the years, and I'm still very fond of it nonetheless. (Shenandoah was a favorite song of my late father's, too).

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