08 March 2008
Still Standing Review - ACW
Fellow CW blogger, Harry Smeltzer has reviewed the recent documentary in which I was involved, Still Standing - The Stonewall Jackson Story, for America's Civil War May 2008 issue. First, I'd like to thank him for his effort, although based on his comments, he wasn't looking forward to the project. It certainly must have been a dreadful undertaking. That being said, I do my level best not to respond publicly to critics, other than to say "thank you" for their willingness. That practice is based on advice I've received from CW authors much older and wiser than me. Suffice it to say, Mr. Smeltzer's comments speak for themselves. It is very tempting to respond in this case because I found his comments most curious. I do, however, have a response to his comments about the numerous "paradoxes" in the film - read the book Mr. Smeltzer, just read the book.