Saw the 1984 The Alamo movie-parts missing: Part where the New Orleans grays flag is captured Part where the Mexicans use the Alamo Cannon to blast the long barracks Part where Walker tries to hide in the Alamo Chapel and is killed and body hoisted on bayonets Part when Mrs Dickenson walks out of the Alamo and sees Crocket body lying in front Part where Mrs Dickenson her child and travis slave are allowed to leave the ALamo
The Action battle scenes are all right-except they are too disjointed in non sequence: The North wall fell first Then the south gate/short barracks fell second
At least the Battle of San jancinto was done rightly-except were the Twin Sisters cannon really that large?
Post by loucapitano on Sept 2, 2014 18:16:07 GMT -5
PFF - Your post is interesting. Could you give it a little more context? Are you referring to out-takes that never made the final version. Were these parts shot after the initial filming? I'd like to know as I'm deeply interested in the 2004 Alamo and believe it could have been a much better production if it hadn't suffered from poor continuity, business decisions at Disney, and some last minute panic editing. Previous discussion on the Forum have suggested a new "Director's Cut" was a possibility. Perhaps if enough was saved from the cutting room floor, this could become a reality. Just dreaming? Maybe. Lou from Long Island
Post by Rich Curilla on Sept 6, 2014 16:33:26 GMT -5
This confuses me too, Lou. John Lee Hancock's THE ALAMO was filmed in 2003 and premiered in 2004. I know of no Alamo movie ca. 1984. THE ALAMO: 13 DAYS TO GLORY (1986) was a poor TV movie-of-the-week with none of the above features in the film or script. I have the final draft screenplay of John Lee Hancock's THE ALAMO (2004) and it does not have most of these details (except a very well-done battle sequence that is not disjointed and correctly has the north wall falling first followed by the south end). If they weren't in the final draft, they weren't filmed, although a lot that was filmed was excised as per Disney's "business" decisions. They did have an abridged San Jacinto battle at the end. The Imax film ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM did show the capture of the NOG flag, but no Asa Walker scene, and their battle was staged correctly for our 1987 knowledge (when that docudrama -- not Alamo "movie" -- was filmed) but did not go beyond the Alamo (no San Jacinto). Thus, I have no idea what you might have seen, pff. Help us out here.