The Gettysburg Address (film)
|The Gettysburg Address|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sean Conant|
|Produced by||Sean Conant
Michael C. Hall
|Music by||Luke Richards|
|Edited by||Sean Conant|
Rising Picture Company
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.
- Jason Alexander as Noah Brooks
- Ed Asner as Edward Everett
- Gary Busey as John C. Calhoun
- Kevin Conway as Daniel Webster
- Maxwell Perry Cotton as Albertus McCreery
- Keith David as Frederick Douglass
- Sam Elliott as Ward Hill Lamon
- Cary Elwes as Captain John P. Jones
- William Fichtner as John G. Nicolay
- Victor Garber as William Saunders
- Zachary Gordon as Daniel Skelly
- Michael C. Hall as Leonard Swett
- Neal McDonough as Charles Sumner
- David Morse as Abraham Lincoln
- Dermot Mulroney as Governor Andrew Curtin
- Aidan Quinn as Theodore Parker
- Lois Smith as Elizabeth Crawford
- David Strathairn as Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Lili Taylor as Emily Souder
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.
Oxford University Press will release a companion book to the film. "The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech" (ISBN 9780190227449), 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.
- 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