The Anachronist's Cookbook

At work today, "Civil War hippies" popped in my head and synapses began firing.

A film in which the 1960s collide with the 1860s.

Hippies, Black Panthers, et al somehow warp back to the Civil War era. A hippie sticks a carnation inside a Confederate soldier's rifle.

No, reconstruct the 1860s as the 1960s!

civil war = vietnam war
north = communists
militias in the south = weathermen = viet cong

Set the Battle of Antietam to Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower."

Present Lincoln's assassination like the Zapruder film. Re-create the "Ruby shoots Oswald" photo with John Wilkes Booth.

sds = slaves for a democratic society
william sherman = african-american
sherman's march to the sea = race riots

The peaceniks flee to California.

Working title: The Way We War.


Danny DeVito is a class act

4 Comments

  1. Tony 12 Jun 09 at 12:48

    Ahhh good post

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  2. Sarah 12 Jun 09 at 13:28

    I would totes pay $9 to see that.

    Reply
  3. bdot 13 Jun 09 at 02:25

    sounds like you are suffering from Post Synaptic Stress Disorder.

    Reply

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