Field of Lost Shoes

Field of Lost Shoes

DVD - 2014
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Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley. Leaving behind their youth, these cadets must decide what they are fighting for.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : ARC Entertainment, c2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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teddypawz Jun 11, 2015

Based on a true story about a group of young cadets, one of Thomas Jefferson's relation and the son of the former governor of Virginia. This has a mix of romance, brother in arms, loyalty and one's belief in right and wrong. I am not a fan of watching war movies but I found this to be very good and have learned a little about the Civil War. 3-1/2 stars

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Peggy57
Jun 09, 2015

so slow and sad, and so predictable, ie. the ineptitude of military officers in a time of war.

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SirWhiskers
Jun 09, 2015

Two dimensional characters lacking any depth. Pedestrian performances. Scenes that should pack an emotional punch falling flat. 21st century attitudes transplanted to the American Civil War. More than anything this movie felt like a marketing piece for VMI. Very disappointed.

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mohnikhanna
May 26, 2015

Disc is cracked

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duffy1014
May 23, 2015

Good movie. Predictable. Worth seeing twice. Well done.

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DASTardlyGal
May 05, 2015

Excellent movie. Well done. Gives both sides of the Civil War fairly, in my opinion, although, since it dealt with the Confederates due to the cadets being on the southern side, more time was spent on the south's perceptions of the war, and, I thought they made the Union generals and officers more bloodthirsty and wanting to kill, burn, destroy everything, while the Confederate generals appear as nice, not out for blood, benign, understanding, let's talk before battle and tell me your life stories before we fight sort of thing, but I thought it was nice of the general to do that, if it was true. And as for Mr. Jack Purcell "wondering" about VMI celebrating their deaths every year, I guess he forgot the part that the cadets defied orders, decided to take on the Union artillery, I guess that's what the canon group is called, and went into battle on their own accord to fight with the "real men", so, hence, the hero status and the honoring every year. And I don't see why that is such a problem with Mr. Purcell, but, oh, well. It is a great movie, and I usually don't like war movies, but every once in awhile, there is a war movie that comes around that I find I more than like. The gruesome, gory depictions usually in all the war movies, wasn't so blatant in this movie, also, so, for those of you who are squimish or worry about the violence for children, I find you won't have to worry here. It was tastefully done, if there's such a thing in war movies. No wonder there is a waiting list for this movie. Highly recommend, and I think I might even want to buy it and add to my collection of dvds.

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JackPurcell
Mar 04, 2015

A drama glorifying the event during the US Civil War when children from the Virginia Military Institute were introduced to battle against the US Army and became part of the Confederate victory at the Battle of New Market. Generally it's well done. Whatever a person might think about a school annually celebrating the fact in 1864 their headmasters sent the students into real combat and a number were killed, the movie itself is well done.

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