The Alamo

The Alamo

DVD - 2004
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The heroic tale of the 200 brave men who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom defending a small Texas fort for 13 days against an entire army.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2004.
ISBN: 9780788854415
0788854410
Branch Call Number: FIC Alamo 6998ag 1
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 137 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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prchske Nov 03, 2014

Decent movie well acted by Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quade. The movie could have used a bit more character development as explained in this film review: http://teachinghistory.org/nhec-blog/25160. Overall though I enjoyed it.

prchske Nov 03, 2014

Decent movie well acted by Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quade. The movie could have used a bit more character development as explained in this film review: http://teachinghistory.org/nhec-blog/25160. Overall though I enjoyed it.

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Mar 03, 2013

My expectations of this one were low, given the less than glowing average viewers' rating on IMDb. And the first half somewhat supported that anticipation. But the climax was excellent, and I found it quite moving. To consider oneself there, at The Alamo: surrounded, grossly outnumbered (tenfold!), abandoned by reinforcements... awaiting certain death... My compliments to director John Lee Hancock's stirring concept of those final moments. I questioned Sam Houston's strategies and judgment on sacrificing those brave souls, but history and his results speak for themselves. To quote Mr. Spock: (lol) "The good of the many outweighs the good of the few, or the one". Good flick.

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Mar 03, 2013

Jim Bowie (to Davy Crockett): "What happened to your cap... crawl away?"

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Mar 03, 2013

Sam Houston: "...In 1815, Napoleon escaped from Elba. He moved swiftly to consolidate before the Grand Alliance could move against him. Wellington, with fewer men, retreated ahead of Napoleon, forcing Napoleon to chase him through Belgium. Wellington had a vision of a battlefield, he did not know where it was, but he knew he would know it when he saw it. He continued moving waiting for that ground and for Napoleon to make a mistake. Gentlemen, I do not consider myself to be Wellington; Santa Ana, however, considers himself to be Napoleon -- the Napoleon of the West. I will continue to retreat gentlemen, until I find the ground in my vision and, when Santa Ana makes his mistake, I will attack."

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Mar 03, 2013

Sam Houston: "You will remember this battle! Each minute! Each second! Until the day that you die! But that is for tomorrow, gentlemen. For today, REMEMBER THE ALAMO!"

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