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12 April 2004: ‘The Alamo’ Makes It Hard to Forget

Posted by Christina on February 7, 2009

alamo_ver2By this time the stories I get assigned and the pieces that get published are coming out pretty regularly and sometimes two a week. From what I remember, The Alamo was fairly entertaining and was a remake or callback to the movie from 1960 with the same name.

New University Newspaper: ‘The Alamo’ Makes It Hard to Forget

‘The Alamo’ Makes It Hard to Forget
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 37, Issue 23 |  Apr 12 2004

Imagine a single film, where all your heroes from American history’s legends show up – men who slide across rainbows and jump straight over the Mississippi River like Davy Crockett and men whose legend gives a name to a future brand of sought-after knives, like James Bowie and his Bowie knife.

After deciding to hold ground against General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana’s (Emilio Echevarría) Mexican army of 2,000 men at an abandoned mission outside San Antonio, an army of strong-willed Texan men is put together. These men, led by legend James Bowie (Jason Patric), have put their lives on the line for the protection of land they are willing to die for.

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