Why has there never been a Major Motion Picture Depicting the Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest?
How Bout it Mr. Tarantino?
I feel embarrassed at the fact that my own ancestor far removed has never received a storytelling quite like those done by the now famous Quentin Tarantino or even an Oliver Stone. I think that whoever would undertake the process of putting the General's story to film could greatly benefit their own career and filmography by telling his story.
First off, I think Quentin Tarantino would be my first choice as a possible director or screenwriter for such a movie. He seems to be able to bring the best qualities out of some of the darker characters that are in his films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and The Inglorious Bastards. The General is obviously a controversial figure that emotes an immediate image of the Klan when his name is spoken around certain ill informed individuals. His questionable aura could be accurately explained by someone like Tarantino with all of the documentation on the records about the General. And many of the records depict the more reasonable and human side of Forrest. I think that a lot of the stories fit very well into a movie of the sort famous gave Tarantino his fame.
This is a Call for Action to Movie Directors
I believe that by starting enough communication about the lack of a solid movie and storytelling of the "real" side of Nathan Bedford Forrest there can be a worthy director to step forward and make the movie happen. Whether that is done by fans and interested learners wanting to urge directors like Tarantino to direct a similar movie or by rookie directors taking the lead and making the General's story into a movie.