Gods and Generals


3h 49m 2003

Brief Synopsis

An epic portrayal charting the early years of the Civil War in early 1861; the tale continues through 1863, climaxing with the famous Battle of Chancellorsville. Along the way it illuminates heroes from both sides of the war, such as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, a professor at Maine's Bowdoin College who gave up a promising academic career to enlist in the Union army, then went on to become one of the North's finest military leaders; Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, a distinguished 25-year veteran of the United States Army and native Virginian, forced to choose between allegiance to his country and loyalty to his home state; and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a devoutly religious man whose faith and courage and audacity made him an outstanding soldier and Lee's most trusted lieutenant. The tremendous suffering and bravery of the Civil War was not confined to the battlefields. Also explored are the stories of the wives and families who were forced to assume responsibility at home, often in cities under direct attack from the opposition. Joshua Chamberlain's wife Fanny, Thomas Jackson's wife Anna and Jane Beale, whose family was caught in the Battle of Fredericksburg, reflect the spirit, courage and anxiety of those who were left behind.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Virginia, USA; Maryland, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 49m

Synopsis

An epic portrayal charting the early years of the Civil War in early 1861; the tale continues through 1863, climaxing with the famous Battle of Chancellorsville. Along the way it illuminates heroes from both sides of the war, such as Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, a professor at Maine's Bowdoin College who gave up a promising academic career to enlist in the Union army, then went on to become one of the North's finest military leaders; Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, a distinguished 25-year veteran of the United States Army and native Virginian, forced to choose between allegiance to his country and loyalty to his home state; and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a devoutly religious man whose faith and courage and audacity made him an outstanding soldier and Lee's most trusted lieutenant. The tremendous suffering and bravery of the Civil War was not confined to the battlefields. Also explored are the stories of the wives and families who were forced to assume responsibility at home, often in cities under direct attack from the opposition. Joshua Chamberlain's wife Fanny, Thomas Jackson's wife Anna and Jane Beale, whose family was caught in the Battle of Fredericksburg, reflect the spirit, courage and anxiety of those who were left behind.

Crew

Marco Aiello

Other

Patricia Androff

Makeup

Tim Angulo

Cinematographer

Suzanne Arden

Associate Producer

Michael Atlan

Assistant

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Leo Aylen

Researcher

Bruce Babcock

Original Music

Michael Babcock

Sound Effects Editor

Shirley Baker

Hair Stylist

Tom Barrett

Best Boy Grip

David Beach

Foreman

Edwin C Bearss

Advisor

Ron Bedrosian

Adr Mixer

Tim Belcher

Visual Effects Producer

Frank Bennett

Original Music

John Bert

Technical Advisor

Lee Bigelow

Script Supervisor

Jane Boegel

Dialogue Editor

Gregory Bolton

Art Director

Gabor S Boritt

Advisor

Timothy L Braniff

Storyboard Artist

Julie J Briggs

Craft Service

Gary Bruce

Song

Jeremy Burns

Compositing Supervisor

Richard Burton

Foley Editor

Jeremy Callaway

Camera Operator

Leo C Castellano

Makeup Effects

David B Cohn

Foley

John Crowder

Location Manager

Stephen Crowley

Best Boy

Vic Cuccia

Transportation Captain

Gina D'orazio

Production Coordinator

Michael E Davis

Construction Coordinator

Tom Dawson

Costume Supervisor

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Leslie Devlin

Makeup

Bob Dylan

Song

Bob Dylan

Song Performer

D Scott Easton

Unit Production Manager

Robert Easton

Dialect Coach

Donald P H Eaton

Assistant Director

Evan Edelist

Digital Effects Supervisor

Randy Edelman

Music

Randy Egan

Digital Effects Artist

Corky Ehlers

Editor

Don Ehlers

Post-Production Supervisor

Robert Elhai

Original Music

Andrew Ellerd

Sound Effects Editor

Frank Ellison

Production Accountant

Daniel Decatur Emmett

Song

Moctesuma Esparza

Executive Producer

Eddie Evans

Key Grip

Mary Fahl

Song Performer

Mary Fahl

Music Lyrics

Mary Fahl

Song

Pat Falci

Other

Pat Falci

Coordinator

Kelly G. Farrah

Property Master

Teresa Foschee

Makeup

David Franco

Music Producer

David Franco

Music Supervisor

Billy "butch" Frank

Wrangler

Rodney G French

Key Grip

John C Frizzell

Music

Dennis E Frye

Associate Producer

Dennis E Frye

Advisor

K Drew Fuller

Key Costumer

Steven H George

Property Master

Nerses Gezalyan

Foley Mixer

Keith E Gibson

Advisor

Rob Gibson

Photography

Marc Glassman

Foley Editor

Monica Goldstein

Coordinator

A Wilson Greene

Advisor

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Nick Grillo

Coproducer

Joe Grimaldi

Best Boy

Jeremy Grody

Foley Editor

Franz Gruber

Song

Brian Gunter

Gaffer

Stephen Halbert

Sound Mixer

Casey Hallenbeck

Set Decorator

Michael Z. Hanan

Production Designer

David Hankins

Supervising Sound Editor

Dana Heim

Technical Advisor

Alex Hernandez

Other

Javier M Hernandez

Boom Operator

Steven Hodge

Other

Melissa Hofmann

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Patrick Hogan

Adr Editor

James Howe

Foley Mixer

Chris Howell

Stunt Coordinator

Martin Hubbard

Set Designer

Matt Hullum

Visual Effects Producer

Joseph P Hurt

Makeup Effects

William Iiams Sr.

Construction Coordinator

Joe Incaprera

Assistant Director

Nick Ingman

Music Conductor

Bryon Isaacs

Song

Bryon Isaacs

Music Lyrics

Jake Jackson

Score Recording

Lisa Jaime

Music Editor

Frank Janke

Production

Bo Jenkins

Transportation Co-Captain

Barbara Johnson

Production

J. Stanley Johnston

Supervising Sound Editor

Ervin Jordan

Advisor

Bill Kassman

Craft Service

Robert Katz

Executive Producer

Richard Kerekes

Dolly Grip

Mark David Kersey

Other

David Kincaid

Song Performer

Andrew Kinney

Original Music

Timber Kislan

Accountant

Patricia Klawonn

Set Designer

Taylor Knight

Hair

Tina Knight

Production

Tom Kuhn

Music Arranger

Donna Kurtinecz

Craft Service

Chris Kutcka

Digital Effects Supervisor

Richard La Motte

Costume Designer

Richard Lamotte

Costume Designer

Tom Loizeaux

Camera Operator

Michael Luckeroth

Transportation Captain

Helen Lutrell

Dialogue Editor

David Madden

Advisor

Richard Malzahn

Visual Effects Supervisor

Larry Mann

Foley

Lanelle Mason

Other

Thomas Mawyer

Transportation Captain

Ron Maxwell

Producer

Ron Maxwell

Titles

Ron Maxwell

Screenplay

Harry Mccarthy

Song

Joseph Mohr

Music Lyrics

Chris Molnar

Production

Paddy Moloney

Soloist

Rich Montez

Colorist

Robert Morrisey

Sound Supervisor

Chris Moseley

Camera Operator

Charles J Mott

Consultant

Don Nemitz

Original Music

Mace Neufeld

Executive Producer

Bob Newlan

Supervising Sound Editor

Brian Thomas Nist

Sound Effects Editor

Mark O'connor

Soloist

Damon O'daniel

Assistant

Billy O'leary

Gaffer

Ralph Osborn

Dialogue Editor

Amy Panzer

Craft Service

Jesse Parker

Key Grip

Glenn H Patscha

Song

Glenn H Patscha

Music Lyrics

Joshua Pines

Color

Brian Pohanka

Advisor

Ray Quiroz

Script Supervisor

Mark Rasmussen

Foreman

Robert Rehme

Executive Producer

Lolita Ritmanis

Original Music

Justin Paul Ritter

Visual Effects

James I Robertson

Advisor

Manilio Rocchetti

Hair

Manlio Rocchetti

Makeup

Bot Roda

Storyboard Artist

Jason Rodriguez

Stunt Coordinator

Dan Romero

Transportation Coordinator

Robert Rooy

Assistant Director

Dana Ross

Consultant

Steve Rundell

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Ryan

Cg Supervisor

John Ryan

Craft Service

Michael Sean Ryan

Transportation Co-Captain

Carl Rydlund

Original Music

Jeff Sawyer

Sound Effects Editor

Dobbie Schiff

Visual Effects Producer

Taffy Schweickhardt

Accountant

Jeff Shaara

Associate Producer

Jeff Shaara

Source Material

Tom Shaughnessy

Camera Operator

Jonathan Short

Set Designer

Jennifer Slatkin

Assistant

Douglas Cash Sloan

Animal Wrangler

Gamila Smith

Costume Designer

Ronald G Smith

Co-Executive Producer

Thomas G Smith

Visual Effects Producer

Marc Snell

Advisor

Peter Sternlicht

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jo Jo Gutherie Stevens

Hair Stylist

Kimberly Sylvester

Visual Effects Producer

Craig L Symonds

Advisor

Bruce Tanis

Sound Effects Editor

Edward Tapia

Production Secretary

C Peter Thomas

Sound Mixer

Gerald T Titus

Transportation Co-Captain

Joy Todd

Casting

John Townley

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tom Trigo

Location Manager

Stan Tropp

Set Designer

Ted Turner

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Biography
Drama
Historical
War
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Virginia, USA; Maryland, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
3h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 15, 2003

Prequel to Ronald F. Maxwell's "Gettysburg" (USA/1993).

Antietam Film Works is the production company of Ronald F. Maxwell and Jeff Shaara.

Film encompasses 158 speaking roles and thousands of battlefield "re-enactors."

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 15, 2003