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Posted: 1/27/2014 5:40:26 PM EDT
I recently came upon a movie on netflix called April Morning.  It was made in 1988.  For info follow the IMDB link below.





http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094673/fullcredits
It is based on a book by Howard Fast.  It was published in 1961





http://www.amazon.com/April-Morning-Howard-Fast/dp/0553273221
Has any one seen this movie or read the book.  I cannot believe I have never even hear of it before.  The movie is small budget but well done.  It tells the story of a teenage boy who joins his father on Lexington Green as the British are working their way towards it and what happens that day after the shot heard around the world.  I do not believe it would ever be made today.  To much talk about manliness, guns and standing up for your rights... oh and killing those who want to take them away.  Hollywood would be aghast today to produce such a movie.





I just got the book and will begin reading it.  





Any thoughts, comments or discussions would be appreciated. (I know, this is GD and I have set my expectations to high.)





It is a timely movie to watch considering the times we live in.
 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:44:09 PM EDT
Saw that when I was a kid - I'm pretty sure it was a made for tv movie.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:44:39 PM EDT
Read The Hessian as well if you get the chance. Takes place toward the  end of the war. Not sure if they made a movie from it.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 6:51:55 PM EDT
"Paul Revere's Ride" by David Hackett Fischer is another book about this day.....EXCELLENT

one sad thing is you realize that the English were probably more lenient with the colonists that our government is with citizens today
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:05:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By NinerMaine:
I recently came upon a movie on netflix called April Morning.  It was made in 1988.  For info follow the IMDB link below.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094673/fullcredits


It is based on a book by Howard Fast.  It was published in 1961

http://www.amazon.com/April-Morning-Howard-Fast/dp/0553273221


Has any one seen this movie or read the book.  I cannot believe I have never even hear of it before.  The movie is small budget but well done.  It tells the story of a teenage boy who joins his father on Lexington Green as the British are working their way towards it and what happens that day after the shot heard around the world.  I do not believe it would ever be made today.  To much talk about manliness, guns and standing up for your rights... oh and killing those who want to take them away.  Hollywood would be aghast today to produce such a movie.

I just got the book and will begin reading it.  

Any thoughts, comments or discussions would be appreciated. (I know, this is GD and I have set my expectations to high.)

It is a timely movie to watch considering the times we live in.

 
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I like Fast's writing, he wrote Spartacus too. Very interesting connection to the Hollywood Blacklist. Interesting guy, I strongly suspect that he would aghast at what is going on in country today.......
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 7:09:38 PM EDT

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Originally Posted By RAINBOW6:


Read The Hessian as well if you get the chance. Takes place toward the  end of the war. Not sure if they made a movie from it.
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Excellent book. Well worth reading.

 
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:25:55 PM EDT
Thanks for the input.  I will have to add those to my reading list.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:30:22 PM EDT
I liked that movie a lot.

Well done for a TV movie

Really liked the "Hit and Run" part.
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 2:35:58 PM EDT
Also, "The Crossing" is excellent.

Jeff Daniels as Washington crossing the Delaware.
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