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BY SCOTT BUTKI | March 28, 2002
The director of "Gods and Generals" said Wednesday he would like to make another Civil War movie in Washington County and a financial incentive being considered by the Washington County Board of Commissioners might do the trick. "I have a predilection and preference to working in the county," director Ron Maxwell said. The Washington County Commissioners have been talking to Maxwell in an attempt to convince him to film "Last Full Measure" here, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Wednesday.
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NEWS
March 25, 2003
G&G was great To the editor: Self-appointed film critics have been unfair to both Ron Maxwell and "Gods and Generals. " Each critic has fallen into the common abyss of "Compared to what?" Sure, "Gone With the Wind" had a defined love story. More characters emerge in "The Great Escape," while "The Dirty Dozen" was funnier . . . But if you want to understand the Civil War - from both Union and Confederate sides, see this film. If you want to "feel" what a Civil War battlefield was really like, see this film.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | February 7, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Hagerstown resident Chris Utterback opened up his copy of the newly released soundtrack from the movie "Gods and Generals" Tuesday and was shocked to see his own picture looking back at him from the inside cover. "At least I thought it was me but I wanted to be sure," Utterback said from his South Pointe home Thursday, two days after Warner Bros. released the soundtrack. The Civil War movie, which was directed by Ron Maxwell, will have its Washington County premiere Tuesday at The Maryland Theatre, and is scheduled for wide release Feb. 21. Utterback checked all the details of the picture to be sure it was him. "I had volunteered to carry a flag in a couple of scenes and I was also carrying a white haversack like in the picture," he said.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | March 11, 2003
Last weekend, I broke down and went to see "Gods and Generals," the epic film that takes four hours to answer the question: Who was more annoying, Stonewall Jackson or his wife? The answer probably being his wife, since he had the good manners to die at film's end, leaving the woman to inflict her looney grin on society for an unspecified number of years hence. Or at least that is what I would be writing if I were one of these smart, suave city reviewers who almost universally hated the movie, much of which was made in our own back yard.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | January 12, 2006
HAGERSTOWN tarar@herald-mail.com Washington County plans to ask director Ron Maxwell to repay $300,000 the County Commissioners loaned him to shoot a Civil War movie in the county, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Wednesday. Commissioners Vice President William J. Wivell, who opposed loaning the money to Maxwell, doubted the county would be paid back. "I think it'll be a bad debt write-off," Wivell said by phone Wednesday. "I don't think we're going to get anything out of it. " Snook and Maryland Film Office Director Jack Gerbes said they didn't know whether "The Last Full Measure" would be made.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | February 24, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com The New York Post summed up the nearly four-hour movie "Gods and Generals" in two words: "Gods Awful. " The Christian Science Monitor stated, "'Gods' is nothing to worship. " Roger Ebert gave the film a star and a half in his Chicago Sun-Times review. But the verdict of residents living in or near Washington County? According to those asked Friday at Hagerstown's R/C Theatres in Valley Mall, they loved it. "It was wonderful. It didn't seem like it was (almost)
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | March 4, 2003
I'll be honest with you, I'm not real big on epic movies, so as of this writing I have yet to see "Gone With the Generals," the Civil War film that opened Feb. 21 and is still running in area theaters. And when I say "still running," I'm talking about the first showing, which, counting intermissions, isn't expected to end until roughly the time Pioneer 10 flies past the Crab Nebula. Look, four hours isn't a movie, four hours is a deep-sea fishing trip. I want to look at the bright side.
NEWS
by KEVIN CLAPP | February 11, 2003
kevinc@herald-mail.com Under an overcast sky, a slight wind growing more fierce as time passes, Austin Flook, his son Dwayne and Dennis Frye pile into an old, dirty blue truck and head for the interior of Flook's farm along Dogstreet Road outside of Keedysville. They follow a gravel road up one side of a hill and down the other, fields littered with the remnants of cornstalks. Spring wheat has been planted in its place. It is quiet, the gentle rhythm of nature interrupted only by the truck's engine as it chugs across the rolling landscape.
NEWS
November 30, 1999
Washington County plans to ask director Ron Maxwell to repay $300,000 the County Commissioners loaned him to shoot a Civil War movie in the county, Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said Wednesday. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2011
Limousines, a red carpet, glitz, glamour and movie stars. Hagerstown has gone Hollywood. Those who think the Hub City lacks in big-time events will take one squarely on the chin this week when actors, directors, producers and critics arrive in town for the first Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. The festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 16. Hagerstown, you say? Why not? asks Tracie Donahue. "There are small towns across the world that have film festivals," she said.
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