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August 17, 2009

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David Corbett

Dear Berks. ,
Bravo! If my current TV ever stops functioning, I don't think I'll buy another. "John Adams," was overall quite brilliant but as any TV series, a bit "padded out here or there. Could have easily beeen reduced by an epsiode or two ( hey, even "Lonesome Dove," could have been edited some).
There have been several films that have addressed the paucity of films about the period. "Benedict Arnold, The Crossing, April Morning(Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Ulrich both later to star in "Lonesome Dove,"), Johnny Tremain,The Swamp Fox, The Scarlet Coat,Drums ALong the Mohawk,The George Washington mini-series, Jefferson in Love, a few other Sally Hemmings films, and the B list of "1776,The Patriot,and the Howards of Virginia." Some British films marginally address the revolution; "The Madness of King George," comes to mind. Still, we could enjoy more couldn't we? After all there are no films about the Ogdens or Daytons!
cordially,
David Corbett

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