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Hatfields & McCoys on The History Channel

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nyny523, May 22, 2012.

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #161 of 179
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The first airings ran a few minutes over, so if subsequent airings were exactly two hours I doubt they made up the difference by cutting commercials... :D
     
  2. Jun 4, 2012 #162 of 179
    MikeAndrews

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    I want to know how the families kept meeting up at voting sites when they were in different states.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2012 #163 of 179
    dthmj

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    The little bit of the documentary I saw said that it was common for people from out of state to come to the election meetings even if they couldn't vote. It was a social time and they often had family in the other state.

    Remember, this was on the border of the states, so it was just across the river.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2012 #164 of 179
    markz

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    I am pretty sure that from what I read and saw on a documentary, that even though each family was largely from different states, there were some of each family on either side of the state line.

    The families lived in relative harmony before the civil war and for the 13 years between Asa Hatfiled's murder and the pig incident.

    There was also more inter-marrying between the two families than what was shown on the miniseries.

    Some of the McCoys even worked for the Hatfield lumber business at one time.
     
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    Kamakzie

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    I just watched the re-airs, very fascinating and sad. Did the real Randall McCoy die in that fashion or was that creative license?
     
  6. Jun 4, 2012 #166 of 179
    stujac

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    I believe it was discussed earlier in this thread but he did die as a result of the fire but he was not engulfed as shown in the show. He was in his 80's.
     
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    dthmj

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    He died when he fell in a cooking fire - can't find any evidence that he was burning papers related to the feud.
     
  8. Jun 4, 2012 #168 of 179
    mattack

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    I already said that earlier in the thread! The first 2 airings of the first episode, and I THINK the second episode, were a bit over 2 hours.. (I think 2:06 for the first ep, 2:10ish for the 2nd).

    The documentary was somewhat interesting.. When I heard Costner, I thought immediately it was JUST going to be an ad for the miniseries, using clips from the miniseries.. But it didn't. It had more detail in some areas (family tree, exact years) than the miniseries.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2012 #169 of 179
    RonDawg

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    In addition, the Hatfields and the McCoys (and others) sold merchandise (moonshine in particular) at these events. I called them "carnivals" earlier but they were closer to that than elections.

    If Amway and Tupperware were around back then, I'm sure the families would be selling these too.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2012 #170 of 179
    Cearbhaill

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    Kamakzie

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    Might have been the timeslot as others have mentioned. We recorded all 3 in one night - the first had some things edited out but the second didn't and it would have aired later in the evening. Just bits of curse words muted out here and there.
     
  13. markz

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    Connersville...
    Just watched the whole thing and the documentary today for the second time so my wife could watch it. She really enjoyed it too.

    We are thinking about doing the driving tour of the area later this summer or fall. Anyone else do that yet? It's about 3.5 hour from us.
     
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    I think what amazes me is the amount of lawlessness. Not only did they decide to take matters into their own hands but they had total disregard for the law afterward. "Well they killed my brother so I am going to kill them". I sure am glad I did not live back then.
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    Or at least that you didn't kill their brother... :D
     
  17. sieglinde

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    There were not many police forces so people took matters into their own hands. I suspect this feud came from their culture.
     
  18. Wilbrad

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    I wouldn't put much faith in the History Channel when it comes to accuracy. They've just run a series called "The Men Who Built America," and it was apparently almost all fiction. I googled the name of the series plus "accurate," and there are several blogs that point out all the inaccuracies.
     
  19. DavidJL

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    Really liked the mini-series. I knew Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton were in it and recognized them of course as well as many others, but I had no idea Tom Berenger was in it doing a great job playing the despicable Jim Vance until well after the mini-series was over. What a great acting job, reminds me of him in Platoon.
     

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