The Civil War On Film – 24 in a series – “…to be filmed on the actual Gettysburg battlefield itself…”

The Civil War On Film - 24 in a series -

Realizing the location would be as much a character as any person, Turner negotiated for some of the scenes to be filmed on the actual Gettysburg battlefield itself, an unprecedented National Park Service allowance, though strict federal regulations ruled out any scenes showing opposing fire or combat. In this way, Turner can be compared to David O. Selznick in terms of the way he too obsessed over every detail of the production in ways producers do not always do.

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