THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Alamo Village Then & Now.

Moderator: NefariousNed

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:15 pm

RLC-GTT wrote:
cc nolen wrote::shock: was Levi's in business in 1836? :lol:

The glasses aren't period correct either. Hey! You get what you pay for. :lol:

Other than his Brooklyn accent, I thing Alec did a fine Travis. He studied for the part -- unlike Brian Keith's atrocious Crockett. When I congratulated Keith on landing the coveted Crockett role, all he could say was, "I don't know why they cast me for this part. I don't know anything about the man." Hey! That's why actors do homework!

Not a bad job....its just I dont like him :roll: (Baldwin)
User avatar
cc nolen
 
Posts: 10520
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana.......Land of Bowie

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:57 pm

Oh, that's different. :lol:
User avatar
RLC-GTT
 
Posts: 17874
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 am

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Seguin on Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:17 am

My pet peeve, apart from Brian Keith´s cowboy hat, is the fact that the Mexican cannon balls never hit the Alamo walls,
but hit the ground a foot from the walls, all of them! Apparently, the Mexicans were too stupid to move their cannons a
foot more toward the Alamo. :D I´m sure Shahan would´nt like to see his Alamo walls hit, but they could have made
some fake walls to blow apart. Oh well, at least Raoul Julia made a great Santa Anna.
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:19 am

Yes. Lots of very silly (i.e. stupid) things in that movie -- like Brian Keith pulling the bayonet into his body. Also killing Dub Taylor off in the battle.
Hey, he was playing John W. Smith who went out as a courier and lived to become the mayor of San Antonio! I worked with Dub at Alamo Village
on "Jericho" and asked him about that. "Yeah," he said. "I brought that to Burt's attention and his response was 'This is a movie.' "
User avatar
RLC-GTT
 
Posts: 17874
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 am

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:42 pm

Dont forget the worse Bowie Knife ever created for film! It had a white
micarta handle, which was not even invented yet and it looked like it
was wrapped with white first aid tape!
The whole movie was just way out in left field. Dont you just love Loren
"Ben Cartwright" Green as Houston!!! :roll:
chris...
Attachments
Waters Arness.JPG
Waters Arness.JPG (176.64 KiB) Viewed 579 times
User avatar
cc nolen
 
Posts: 10520
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana.......Land of Bowie

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:14 pm

I remember thinking when I first saw that knife in the movie that my dad's butcher knives looked more like a Bowie Knife than it did. That's made-for-TV movies: "Hey! That's good enough! Never mind the expensive rentals."
User avatar
RLC-GTT
 
Posts: 17874
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 am

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Buckshot on Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:39 am

RLC-GTT wrote:I remember thinking when I first saw that knife in the movie that my dad's butcher knives looked more like a Bowie Knife than it did. That's made-for-TV movies: "Hey! That's good enough! Never mind the expensive rentals."



Ugh! That is, to me, an ugly knife. I have never steeled myself to watch "13 Days To Glory" in it's entirety. I will say that what I saw of David Keith, after a visit to the makeup artists, resembled Bowie to a fair degree with his dimpled chin and sideburns. But bearing a facial resemblance to the character you are attempting to portray doesn't make you any more of an actor than owning a piano makes you a musician
The Clan of Keith is as old as the Clan of "Buie" in Scotland. At least Keith had the pedigree, even if he didn't have the ability...
Buckshot
 
Posts: 592
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Location: Louisiana

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby TexianAtHeartII on Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:51 am

RLC-GTT wrote:Yes. Lots of very silly (i.e. stupid) things in that movie -- like Brian Keith pulling the bayonet into his body. Also killing Dub Taylor off in the battle.
Hey, he was playing John W. Smith who went out as a courier and lived to become the mayor of San Antonio! I worked with Dub at Alamo Village
on "Jericho" and asked him about that. "Yeah," he said. "I brought that to Burt's attention and his response was 'This is a movie.' "


Rich, you mean Dub Taylor's son, Buck, don't you?
TexianAtHeartII
 
Posts: 1361
Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:26 am
Location: Westland, Mi

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:32 pm

Ha! Good catch! I do indeed. (Worked with both of them.)
User avatar
RLC-GTT
 
Posts: 17874
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 am

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Buckshot; Do you have Movie Bowies mixed up. Keith played Bowie in TEXAS. He used a Buck model 303 Custom for the
famous knife. James Arness played Bowie in 13 Days to Glory. He had the white handled Bowie Knife.
Chris...
Image
Attachments
arness knife.JPG
arness knife.JPG (40.13 KiB) Viewed 474 times
User avatar
cc nolen
 
Posts: 10520
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana.......Land of Bowie

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby cc nolen on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:39 pm

One more shot of 13 Days Bowie...
Attachments
complete arness knife.JPG
complete arness knife.JPG (99.72 KiB) Viewed 469 times
User avatar
cc nolen
 
Posts: 10520
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:04 pm
Location: West Monroe, Louisiana.......Land of Bowie

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby Buckshot on Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:16 pm

cc nolen wrote:Buckshot; Do you have Movie Bowies mixed up. Keith played Bowie in TEXAS. He used a Buck model 303 Custom for the
famous knife. James Arness played Bowie in 13 Days to Glory. He had the white handled Bowie Knife.
Chris...
Image


No, Chris. Arness's "Bowie knife" in Thirteen Days is the worst example of what Bowie might have carried that I have seen, and the worst performance as "Bowie" by any actor was by David Keith in my opinion, in "Texas".
Buckshot
 
Posts: 592
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:53 pm
Location: Louisiana

Re: THE ALAMO: 13 Days To Glory (1986)

Postby bustedluck on Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:21 am

Something I learned today. Brian Keith's stepmother was the actress that committed suicide by jumping off the Hollywood sign in (I believe) 1932. I know it's morbid, but interesting.
bustedluck
 
Posts: 61
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:59 pm

Previous

Return to Alamo Village Brackettville.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron