The Gettysburg Address (film)

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The Gettysburg Address
The Gettysburg Address movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sean Conant
Produced by Sean Conant
Jim Conant
Starring Jason Alexander
Ed Asner
Matthew Broderick
Keith David
Sam Elliott
Cary Elwes
William Fichtner
Victor Garber
Zachary Gordon
Michael C. Hall
Neal McDonough
David Morse
Dermot Mulroney
Aidan Quinn
Lois Smith
David Strathairn
George Takei
Lili Taylor
Tom Brokaw
Laura Bush
Music by Luke Richards
Cinematography Sean Conant
Edited by Sean Conant
Production
company
Rising Picture Company
Country United States
Language English

The Gettysburg Address is an upcoming American documentary film written, directed, and produced by Sean Conant. The film depicts the story of the Gettysburg Address and its impact.

The film includes interviews with scholars, writers, politicians, dignitaries, conservators, and celebrities including Matthew Broderick, Laura Bush, Tom Brokaw, James M. McPherson, Eric Foner, and Henry Louis Gates.

The first half of the film examines how Lincoln, with almost no formal education, crafted the speech. The second half of the film covers the speech's legacy, highlighting evocations of the speech by others.

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Release[edit]

The Gettysburg Address will be released in Spring 2015, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary commemorations of Lincoln's assassination and the end of the Civil War.

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack features an orchestral score by Luke Richards and Civil War era contemporary music performed by President Lincoln's Own Band. The album will be released by Milan Records on May 19, 2015.

Book[edit]

Oxford University Press will release a companion book to the film. "The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech" (ISBN 9780190227449[1]), edited by Sean Conant, features 15 essays that further examine the major themes from the film. The book will be released on May 22, 2015. Hachette Audio will release the audiobook on May 26, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Conant (Author) (2015-04-01). Amazon.com Amazon.com: Books http://www.amazon.com/Gettysburg-Address-Perspectives-Lincolns-Greatest/dp/0190227443: Amazon.com: Books. Retrieved 2014-09-29.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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