Historical drama detailing the 1835-36 Texas revolution before, during, and after the famous siege of the Alamo (February 23-March 6, 1836) where 183 Texans (American-born Texans) and Tejanos (Mexican-born Texans) commanded by Colonel Travis, along with Davey Crockett and Jim Bowie, were besieged in an abandoned mission outside San Antonio by a Mexican army of nearly 2,000 men under the personal command of the dictator of Mexico, General Santa Anna, as well as detailing the Battle of San Jacinto (April 21, 1836) where General Sam Houston's rag-tag army of Texans took on and defeated Santa Anna's army which led to the Independence of Texas.Written by
The wide shot of Santa Ana being a POW in front of Sam Houston at the end looks very similar to a painting called "Surrender of Santa Anna" by William Henry Huddle in 1886 that is displayed at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. See more »
At 40:51, Micajah talks to Crockett at the palisade. The camera turns to an over-the-shoulder shot to Crockett, Micajah lowers his left hand from the palisade. As Micajah continues to speak, the camera cuts over to an over-the-shoulder from Crockett back to Micajah, his left hand is still propped up against the palisade. See more »
A very good film that did not deserve negative reviews!
I really don't understand the mostly venomous reviews for this film. It was the most historically accurate film ever made on the subject and the acting, for the most part,was exemplary; although, I must admit it is far from my favorite performance by Quaid. But Thornton, Patric, and Wilson were tremendous; I cannot imagine anyone else playing those 3 roles as well as they did! It is a sad commentary on the preferences of our society in general when a film this good and on this type of subject does so poorly. I hate to pose this question, but could it be due to a Texas/war backlash due to our current administration and the Iraq situation? Or as a movie-going public, do we prefer to be "dumbed-down" these days? Anyway, I highly recommend this film!
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