A four-hour depiction of the historical and personal events surrounding the decisive American Civil War battle. "Gettysburg" features thousands of Civil War reenactors marching over the exact ground that the federal army and the army of Northern Virginia fought on. The defense of Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge are highlighted in the actual three-day battle which is surrounded by the speeches of commanding officers and the personal reflections of fighting men.
The film is based upon Michael ShaaraÌÎÌ__ÌÎå«Ì´Ìàs novel "The Killer Angels," a dramatic re-creation of the battle of Gettysburg that highlights its effect on hopes and personalities, and gives a more intimate look the implications of the famous battle.
The battle that was a turning point in the Civil War is shown from the perspectives of both sides. Other focuses include Longstreet and Lee's relationship as they have differing strategic opinions, Armistead fighting on the opposite side of his old friend Hancock, and the Chamberlain brothers.
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