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Thread #68876 Message #1166814
Posted By: Cluin
21-Apr-04 - 01:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: 'The Alamo' - superb movie!
Subject: RE: BS: 'The Alamo' - superb movie!
The historical accuracy stuff doesn't grab me too much. I don't expect or want that from the movies. The only character I had any sympathy for in the whole thing was Billy-Bob's Crockett. He shows up to become a pioneer again in the new Texas territory after losing his seat in the Senate, then finds out the fighting isn't over and gets pulled into a losing defense of the Alamo while trying to live up to his fabled image and still provide inspiration to his fellows. THAT's a good plot and conflict, and makes for a good story, whatever the historical accuracy behind it.