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.