Remake of “The Alamo“

#1
Just watched it again, lovely film
As far as I know there’s only been the one filming of the Alamo (John Wayne’s) Why?
Is there nobody today that reaches the mark of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Who would you have as stars in a remake of “The Alamo”?
 
#2
bazzo said:
Just watched it again, lovely film
As far as I know there’s only been the one filming of the Alamo (John Wayne’s) Why?
Is there nobody today that reaches the mark of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Who would you have as stars in a remake of “The Alamo”?
What about the one with Billy Bob Thornton as Crocket, I thought it the better and more historicaly correct
 
#5
tropper66 said:
bazzo said:
Just watched it again, lovely film
As far as I know there’s only been the one filming of the Alamo (John Wayne’s) Why?
Is there nobody today that reaches the mark of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Who would you have as stars in a remake of “The Alamo”?
What about the one with Billy Bob Thornton as Crocket, I thought it the better and more historicaly correct
That crock of Commie propaganda has Texas seceding from Mexico being connected with the maintenance of slavery rather than a God ordained march of freedom. Next thing they'll be telling us California also used to part of Mexico and the Yanks stole that too.
 
#6
tropper66 said:
bazzo said:
Just watched it again, lovely film
As far as I know there’s only been the one filming of the Alamo (John Wayne’s) Why?
Is there nobody today that reaches the mark of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Who would you have as stars in a remake of “The Alamo”?
What about the one with Billy Bob Thornton as Crocket, I thought it the better and more historicaly correct
"I warn ya, Ah'm a screamer" I'd be one too :)

Excellent film, much better than the Wayne effort :p
 
#7
bazzo said:
Just watched it again, lovely film
As far as I know there’s only been the one filming of the Alamo (John Wayne’s) Why?
Is there nobody today that reaches the mark of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Who would you have as stars in a remake of “The Alamo”?
This could be an ideal opportunity for the british film industry (?) to get revenge for that dross about the enigma, road to burma, and f**king Robin Hood with Kevin Costner.

Stephen Fry as Travis
Eddie Izzard in gear as Crocket
Julian Clary as Jim Bowie

and all the other dross actors that turn up everywhere.

And the ending. The mexicans invade america and win :D
 
#9
SilverSurfer said:
tropper66 said:
bazzo said:
Just watched it again, lovely film
As far as I know there’s only been the one filming of the Alamo (John Wayne’s) Why?
Is there nobody today that reaches the mark of John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Who would you have as stars in a remake of “The Alamo”?
What about the one with Billy Bob Thornton as Crocket, I thought it the better and more historicaly correct
"I warn ya, Ah'm a screamer" I'd be one too :)

Excellent film, much better than the Wayne effort :p
My bold - Yes I agree, however Crockett's violin solo on the ramparts prior to the main battle didn't do it any favours.
 
#10
I had a book on famous swordsmen in which James Bowie was given a chapter. I'm surprised that no Hollywood type has looked at his life with a view to a film. That awful Alan Ladd effort of the '50's did him no justice.

He fought some interesting duels, including one where, having been shot twice and run through with a sword he got back on his feet and knifed his opponent to death.
 
#11
Personally I thought the remake dark, boring and far less exciting than the original. I am no film critic - that's just my opinion
 
#13
Liked the Billy Bob version. Can't comment on historical accuracy but good period film.

Watched 3:10 to Yuma last night, apart from Crowes awful drawling accent it was a cracking western with traditional cross town guns blazin' finale.
 
#14
Croque_Monsieur said:
Liked the Billy Bob version. Can't comment on historical accuracy but good period film.

Watched 3:10 to Yuma last night, apart from Crowes awful drawling accent it was a cracking western with traditional cross town guns blazin' finale.
I thought the original with Glenn Ford and Van Heflin (1957) was better by a short margin. A good movie though, both versions.
 
#15
Alec_Lomas said:
I had a book on famous swordsmen in which James Bowie was given a chapter. I'm surprised that no Hollywood type has looked at his life with a view to a film. That awful Alan Ladd effort of the '50's did him no justice.

He fought some interesting duels, including one where, having been shot twice and run through with a sword he got back on his feet and knifed his opponent to death.
Alec, I think I read that book as well; did it have a chapter on Mussolini? Bloody(no pun intended)interesting, 'though my practical training only extends to daggers and machetes... :)
 
#16
Hasn't Russel Crowe just been filming a new Robin Hood film at Castlemartin/ Freshwater West just after Harry Potters mob pushed off
 
#17
tropper66 said:
Hasn't Russel Crowe just been filming a new Robin Hood film at Castlemartin/ Freshwater West just after Harry Potters mob pushed off
Yeah, he has. Should at least be more accurate than Costner's effort... :roll:
 
#18
Werewolf said:
tropper66 said:
Hasn't Russel Crowe just been filming a new Robin Hood film at Castlemartin/ Freshwater West just after Harry Potters mob pushed off
Yeah, he has. Should at least be more accurate than Costner's effort... :roll:
Yer, but he effed up my Bass fishing
 
#19
tropper66 said:
Hasn't Russel Crowe just been filming a new Robin Hood film at Castlemartin/ Freshwater West just after Harry Potters mob pushed off
Best version was the ITV series in the mid 1980s with Ray Winstone playing ....er Ray Winstone
 
#20
Spanny said:
tropper66 said:
Hasn't Russel Crowe just been filming a new Robin Hood film at Castlemartin/ Freshwater West just after Harry Potters mob pushed off
Best version was the ITV series in the mid 1980s with Ray Winstone playing ....er Ray Winstone
Fcuking hell, mate - you're showing your age! 8O

Best line in the series; the Merry Men have just had a shoeing from some Knights Templar...

Will Scarlett(Winston): "Who the Hell were that lot!"

Friar Tuck: "Poor Soldiers of the Temple of Solomon."

Will Scarlett: "Poor?! I'd hate to see the GOOD ones!" :D :lol:
 

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