Beyond Glory: A ‘Must See’ for Military-Genre Film Buffs

Beyond Glory, most recently a performance documentary that’s sweeping the war and military film genres, is finding its place in the hearts of many veterans, history buffs, and war film enthusiasts all over the nation.

The film Beyond Glory was produced by an independent film production company in northern Michigan known as 8180 Films. The film was directed by Larry Brand along with lead actor Stephen Lang. Together, Beyond Glory was made possible by 8180′s film production team composed of other founding partners, Jim Carpenter and Rebecca Reynolds.beyond glory film

The film was adopted from the popular play Beyond Glory which has been in existence since 2004. Narrating the film is Gary Sinise, a popular actor and war film enthusiast, who tells the personal stories of eight war veterans from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

The Background Behind Beyond Glory

The initial play, in which Stephen Lang was highly involved, was adopted from a book called Beyond Glory which was written by author Larry Smith. The production of the heroic film was brought about by the thrilling theatrical play by Lang and his co-stars as well as the book. Author Larry Smith describes his book as an inspiration and proof to the courage of the eight American war heroes through their voices.

Before the play was adapted into a compelling film, Lang performed the play in civilian playhouses and military bases. The eight war veterans received the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor which they recount that this was brought about by their act of valor.

Bringing Beyond Glory to Life

The film recognizes the eight war veterans for their sacrifice they made for their country. This is shown clearly by Stephen Lang’s role in the film (who is also known for his role in popular movie Avatar.)

Lang’s part in the film Beyond Glory was brought about by his central role in the play which he performed theatrical performances involving the book as tribute to fallen soldiers. Stephen Lang plays the role of each of the eight war veterans and he brings-out their personalities in a very captivating way. He is able to resurface their personality, emotion, voice and mannerism with passion and perfection.

The film has gained a lot of recognition in the film community as well as mainstream media. The film is set to be screened at many film festivals in the U.S., with the GI Film Festival in Washington D.C. the soonest screening on May 28th. This in itself is a great achievement since the film was produced by an independent film company with a limited budget.

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