A Confederate Flag in Central Park; AP Photo
To promote the Civil War film, Gods and Generals, Warner Bros. staged a re-enactment of a battle in Central Park on Wednesday. The publicity department didn't factor in Mother Nature's decision to dump 20 inches of snow, but that didn't deter the hearty from participating. The film is the first from Ted Turner, who apparently put his own money (a reported $100 million) into the film, as the Civil War is a personal hobby and he gets to say the film is from "Ted Turner Films." That's tiny compared to $1 billion he pledged to the U.N. in 1997, but wasn't that in Time Warner stock? Hmm. Since then, Ted Turner has lost billions. Well, Ted, hate to break it to you, but I don't think you'll be seeing money from the film until ancillary: Review of Gods and Generals. Look at more pictures of the publicity stunt in Central Park.