Thursday, May 12, 2011

Shave and a haircut

Portraits of Civil War officers in the Smithsonian Institution.

The four hour film Gettysburg (1993) depicts the key players and events in and around the decisive battle of the American Civil War. The madness and brutality of the war between the states is the stuff of opera, and oh, that crazy hair. The period beards and mustaches (applied carefully on every actor) hopped and fluttered as they spoke, sometimes becoming so animated I stopped listening and just stared.

Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen, Sam Elliot and Jeff Daniels sport epic facial hair

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