Walt Whitman's Civil War

United States, 1972

Film
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Walt Whitman (played by Will Geer) moves through now-deserted fields remembering the “long solemn trenches”, the wounded, the dead, the thousands of personal tragedies of “The War of Attempted Secession”. Poems such as “Ashes of Soldiers” and “The Artilleryman’s Vision” are interspersed with his eye witness prose accounts of the war from the sound track and present the majesty and power of Whitman’s style. Archive photographs and filmed representations of the war are also featured.

Credits

producer/director

Frederic Goodich

production company

Magus Films

Churchill Films

Language

English

Duration

00:14:15:00

Colour

Colour

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