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Banjos in "The Blue and the Gray"

Posted by Jonnycake White on Monday, October 5, 2009

I was watching the 80's Civil War movie (or was it a mini-series?) called "The Blue and the Gray" last night on videotape.  There were a few scenes where they had someone picking a banjo.  Specifically, he was flat-picking a Master-clone, fully inlayed resonator banjo.  Not exactly period appropriate in either instrument or playing style.  They did throw some dirt on the banjo head to make it look a little old and beat up.  I wonder - was that the job of a make-up artist?

2 comments on “Banjos in "The Blue and the Gray"”

twayneking Says:
Monday, October 5, 2009 @9:29:59 AM

They didn't work very hard to make that one authentic. If you look closely there are power lines running to the outhouse in one scene and a 1978 Gremlin overgrown with grass sitting in the backyard of one of the Southern plantation houses.

Jonnycake White Says:
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 @8:40:59 AM

1978 Gremlin? And I thought Julia Duffey's come-ons to Stacy Keach were bad.

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