TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Alamo Village Then & Now.

Moderator: NefariousNed

TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:50 pm

Image
Actor/ reenactor Benton Jennings stars
as Alamo commander William Barret
Travis in THE COST OF FREEDOM.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:50 pm

Image

There are many things worth living for. Only a few are worth dying for. Freedom is one of them. A teenager (Holly Vaughan)witnesses Col. Travis' (Benton Jenning) courage at the Alamo against overwhelming odds.

This 1991 independent film from Grace Products Corporation is an educational piece, designed to make history real to the students of today. Introduced by Lou Diamond Phillips, a protege of star Benton Jennings, the film also features Reg Grant as the librarian.

Filmed at Alamo Village, in Brackettville Texas, TRAVIS (also known as THE COST OF FREEDOM) won a Gold Apple Award in 1992 from National Education Media Network, USA.

This film is very hard to find. I did see it listed on eBay once with an opening bid of $30.00---for a VHS tape, no less. That's a steep price to pay for a half hour film. At least to me, it is.


OTHER CREDITS:

Produced by
Greg Vaughn .... producer

Casting by
Shirley Abrams

Other crew
Jillian Amburgey .... script supervisor
Kevin R. Young .... historic re-enactment coordinator

ABOUT THE STAR:

In 1986, Benton Jennings read for the part of William Barret Travis in the IMAX film ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM. The role eventually went to actor Casey Biggs. The next time you see the PRICE OF FREEDOM though, look for Benton Jennings in the crowd during the fandango scene. When Casey Biggs walks past Benton, he does a double-take as Benton's Travis outfit is much better than his.

An actor since the age of 7, native Texan Benton Jennings has appeared in hundreds of stage and screen productions and was the historical liason and reenactor in 1992 version of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:51 pm

Image
TRAVIS (The Cost Of Freedom) DVD cover.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:52 pm

Here is the review of TRAVIS on Nestfamily.com.

William Travis: The Cost of Freedom DVD

America has always paid a high price for the cause of freedom! The siege of an old Spanish mission, called the Alamo, ranks as one of the most important battles in American history.

After stepping into a mysterious library, a young girl named Angie finds herself magically transported to the Alamo in 1836. There, she learns that 189 men are ready to fight to the death against the overwhelming odds of Santa Anna's forces. Leading them is a man by the name of William Barret Travis, and in order to return home, Angie must learn a great secret.

The Cost of Freedom is the exciting and heartwarming story of a young girl who meets those who gave their lives for the freedom she takes for granted.

This DVD comes with a Teacher and Student Handbook with contains lessons and activities to help reinforce what is taught in the video. Vocabulary, history, and other subjects are taught through activities, games, quizzes, and even suggested field trips.

The Cost of Freedom has earned the following honors and awards:

Gold Apple - Top Honor - National Level Education Media Network
Bronze - Mercury Awards
Approximate Running Time: 35 minutes

CAUTION: This Emmy award winning In Search of the Heroes DVD series is intended for mature high school students and adults, and includes scenes which depict real life situations about peer pressure, bigotry, drug and alcohol usage, and mild violence. This is done solely for dramatic effect in order to help teach students positive character values through the lives of both modern day teenagers and heroes of the past. The series stars NEST Advisory Board member Dr. Reg Grant, Professor of Pastoral Studies at the Dallas Theological Seminary and is produced by Greg Vaughn, the Founder and President of the "Letters from Dad" ministry.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:53 pm

Here is Grace Products Corporation's write-up of WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS: THE COST OF FREEDOM.

Image

Ancient shadows come alive as a young girl named Angie enters a mysterious library and is catapulted into the past.

Suddenly, it's the year 1836. The place the Alamo. There 189 men fight to the death against overwhelming odds - led by a man named William Barret Travis. Trapped between past and present, what secret must Angie learn before she can go home again?

The Cost of Freedom is the exciting and heartwarming story of a young girl who meets those who gave their lives for the freedom she takes for granted.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:54 pm

Review

Teachers in Focus

What can kids really learn from the Alamo? Sure, Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie died there, but so did William Barret Travis, the 26 year-old leader of 189 gallant men facing over 3,000 of Santa Anna's troops.

In this 30-minute video, a modern teen enters a bizarre library to do research and emerges in San Antonio of the 1830s. She meets the dashing Travis and witnesses his courage before overwhelming odds.

Winner of the Golden Apple Award, the video includes a trailing quiz hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips (of 'Young Guns' fame) and a guide with resources and class activities. Blending past and present helps middle and high school students to see this significant battle through Angie's eyes.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:55 pm

This "In Search Of Heroes" educational DVD also includes a leaflet with a short biography of William Barret Travis.

The Life of William B. Travis

Born--William Barret Travis (WBT) was born August 1, 1809 on his father's plantation near Saluda, South Carolina, the oldest son of Mark and Jemima Travis. The Travis family came from a heritage that traced back to the Jamestown, Virginia area.

Boyhood--When he was 9, his family moved to a farm near Sparta, Alabama, in Conecuh County. This was where he was educated.

Education--WBT graduated from Sparta Academy, in Sparta, Alabama (he also attended one or more other schools in the area), and then studied law while working in the offices of one of the prominent attorneys of the area, James Dellet.

Marriage--On October 26, 1828, at the age of 19, he was wed to Rosanna E. Cato and had two children--Charles Edward and Susan Isabella.

Early soldier--He was a member of the Alabama militia, receiving a commission as Adjutant in January, 1830.

On to Texas--WBT left Alabama in 1831 and went to settle in Texas. He filed his first claim for land on May 21, 1831. At this time, Texas was Mexican territory, but many Americans were allowed to settle in the area as a part of Mexican land development. The Americans had to give their allegiance to Mexico and obey Mexican laws. WBT settled in the port city of Anahuac (on Galveston Bay, along the coast east of modern-day Houston, and near the mouth of the Trinity River), and started a law practice with Patrick C. Jack. He also became good friends with "Three-legged Willie" Williamson, who was to become a Texas legend. During this time he learned Spanish and studied Mexican law.

The 1831 Anahuac Disturbance--At this time there was conflict between the American settlers and the Mexican government. The dictator Santa Anna had taken over the government, and had overturned the Mexican Constitution of 1824. This constitution was supported by the American settlers, and they were angry that their liberties and freedom were no longer guaranteed. The Mexicans, in turn, were determined to stop more Americans from settling in Texas, because they were difficult to control. While in Anahuac WBT gained fame in a dispute with John Davis Bradburn, the local military leader. Bradburn was an officer in the Mexican army assigned to enforce new regulations from the central government, including the stopping of immigration of Americans into Texas. Bradburn was heavy-handed in his actions and caused resentment among the Americans. Travis was one of many who protested Bradburn's actions, and was jailed along with his law partner P.C. Jack. The situation was very volatile until Bradburn was relieved from his duties by military authorities. The Anahuac incident caused a political split in Texas: some settlers favored working peacefully with the Mexican government, while others felt there was a need to fight for independence from Mexico. True to his character, Travis was only partly involved at the beginning, but he soon moved to the center of the conflict, just as he would in a few years later when he took command at the Alamo.

1832-1835 in San Felipe, Texas--WBT moved to San Felipe de Austin in 1832 after the Bradburn incident, and continued the practice of law. San Felipe was inland from the coast, west of modern-day Houston, and was a political center for the region. The city had been founded by Stephen F. Austin, who was one of the early American leaders in the movement to bring Americans to Texas. WBT quickly became a respected member of the community and moved to the center of Texas politics and society.

The 1835 Anahuac Disturbance--In the summer of 1835, Travis was again involved in a dispute that involved the port at Anahuac. The situation began with the Mexican government's attempts to enforce the collection of customs duties, which had been ignored by the Americans. Travis and other volunteers manned a vessel named the Ohio in the coastal waters and sailed into Anahuac on June 27, 1835, capturing the Mexican garrison and supplies. There was a dramatic night encounter between Travis and the Mexican commander, Captain Antonio Tenorio, who had sought safety in a thicket with his troops. Travis walked brazenly out into the open moonlight to confront the Mexicans and request their surrender. The Mexicans did surrender, and Travis became a hero, and was again at the center of the conflict.

The months before the Texas Revolution--Throughout the summer and fall of 1835, events were progressing toward rebellion on the part of the Texans, and WBT was actively involved in the political and military movements. War began in late 1835 at Bejar (pronounced "Bay-er" and now known as San Antonio), with a siege of the city by angry Texans.

Autumn, 1835: The Battle of Bejar (San Antonio)--Travis joined Stephen F. Austin at the Bejar siege in the fall of 1835. Bejar was held by the Mexican General Cos, who was the brother-in-law of Santa Anna. During the siege, in early November, 1835, Travis led a raiding party to capture horses from the Mexicans, and returned with some 300 animals, a feat for which he was well commended. Travis returned to San Felipe by early December for recruiting purposes and for other matters. On December 5 the Texans attacked Bejar under the leadership of Ben Milam and captured the city on December 10. The Mexican forces were sent south, but the tables were to be turned in a few short months as Santa Anna gathered an army and returned to San Antonio in February, 1836.

The Texas Revolution--Beginning with the siege of Bejar and ending with the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, the Texas settlers fought the Mexican army to win their independence from Mexico. They signed a Declaration of Independence on March 3, 1836 in the small town of Washington-on-the-Brazos, a small town on the Brazos River (west of modern-day Houston).
After the Texans captured Bejar (December, 1835), they established a garrison in the old mission named the Alamo. The soldiers there included such great American legends as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. This was considered an outpost to defend the southern flank of Texas. As the Mexican forces under Santa Anna moved north, their first major encounter with the Texans was at the Alamo. There was a siege of the mission by the Mexicans for nearly two weeks, and then on the morning of March 6, 1836, the Mexicans attacked in waves again and again, and finally swarmed over the battlements and engaged the surviving Texans in hand-to-hand combat. After the battle some 1600 Mexican soldiers lay dead and another 500 were wounded. The Texas garrison had been obliterated. One of the few survivors was a woman, Mrs. Susanna Dickinson, who was released to carry the message to Americans in Texas that Santa Anna was coming.

Santa Anna then considered the Texas army defeated, and he split his soldiers into separate groups to make a sweep of Texas and remove all Americans from Mexican territory. Another Texas garrison at the town of Goliad surrendered to the Mexican forces, and many of the Texans were then executed, even though they had surrendered honorably. Santa Anna marched to the northeast looking for the remaining force of Texas soldiers under General Sam Houston. Houston retreated until he saw a favorable area for a battle at the mouth of the San Jacinto River along Galveston Bay. Houston attacked during the midday siesta across an open field with more than 800 soldiers and calvary against a Mexican army of 1600. The Mexicans were caught by surprise, and many of them lost their lives as the Texans shouted "Remember the Alamo! Remember the Alamo!" Santa Anna was captured, and Houston forced him to sign a treaty granting Texas independence. The war for Texas was won.


Travis at the Alamo


February 3, 1836--Travis returned to Bejar in early February where he joined the Texas garrison at the Alamo, which was under the combined leadership of Jim Bowie and Colonel James C. Neill. Neill was in charge of the regular Texas army, and Travis reported to him on February 3. Bowie commanded a group of volunteers. Shortly after this Neill left Bejar because of a family illness and Travis was left in charge of the regular army troops. At first his authority over the garrison was split with Bowie, but Bowie became ill and Travis became the main commander.

February 8, 1836--Davy Crockett arrived at the Alamo with 12 Tennessee Mounted Volunteers

February 24, 1836--Santa Anna arrived at Bejar with the first part of his army and the siege of the Alamo began.

February 24, 1836--Travis wrote his famous letter to "the people of Texas and all Americans of the world" requesting reinforcements (see the section entitled "A Letter to a Nation." This was but one of many requests by Travis for reinforcements.

March 5, 1836--Legend has it that Travis drew a line in the sand and gave every man the choice to cross the line and join him in a fight to the death to defend the Alamo. All but one man crossed.

March 6, 1836--The battle of the Alamo. Travis died during the early part of the battle with a bullet to the head. He was observed on the ramparts firing in defiance. In a matter of hours, all the American defenders were killed and the Mexicans claimed the victory.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:56 pm

Here's Benton as he appeared in LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992).

Image
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:58 pm

Hey Rich, were you present during the filming of THE COST OF FREEDOM? If so, please tell us what you remember of it.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:07 pm

Image
Benton Jennings (seated on barstool), at the Alamusso, just last December, along with Jerry Laing and Craig
Covner.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby Seguin on Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:49 am

It seems like an interesting little movie. First time I´ve heard of it. It´s a good idea to use the Alamo and Travis for educational purposes.
Thanks, Nef...
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:26 pm

Here is the link to the website featuring COST OF FREEDOM:
http://www.graceproducts.com/travis/
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:31 pm

And here is Benton Jenning's webpage:

http://www.bentonjennings.com
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby Seguin on Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:08 am

Too bad that Cost Of Freedom is so expensive...
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby mrbassbone on Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:25 am

Are you talking about the dvd or are you referring to REAL LIFE?

Seguin wrote:Too bad that Cost Of Freedom is so expensive...
"Tenacity, Dick! Stay with the B*****DS until they are on the bottom!"

"Mush" Morton to his XO Richard H. O'Kane on the USS WAHOO while on patrol in the East China Sea 1943
User avatar
mrbassbone
 
Posts: 2941
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:52 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby Seguin on Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:16 am

mrbassbone wrote:Are you talking about the dvd or are you referring to REAL LIFE?

Seguin wrote:Too bad that Cost Of Freedom is so expensive...


LOL - Good point! Come to think of it...both! :D
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:44 am

Seguin wrote:It seems like an interesting little movie. First time I´ve heard of it. It´s a good idea to use the Alamo and Travis for educational purposes.
Thanks, Nef...


The battle scenes for Travis were shot in one all-nighter at Alamo Village. They were still cranking as the sky was getting light (which had awesome implecations for us Alamowise). Holly was about 12 years old, as I recall, and wonderfully professional -- except for the sneezing jag she got in the middle of a dramatic scene with Benton. Then, on every successive take she would just wipe out laughing.

This was indeed a fine representation of the night-time battle, and, even though on a low low low budget, it totally overcame the cheap look that annoyed me so much in battle scenes in Seguin. These filmmakers knew the value of multiple sound effects tracks.

I showed it to the late Frank Q. Dobbs (Writer/Associate Producer of Rio Diablo, Uphill All The Way, Gambler V, Gone To Texas, and others) and he commented that it was proof of what he had always been trying to convince others -- that a sophistocated film of the battle could be made with only a few reinactors.
User avatar
RLC-GTT
 
Posts: 17874
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 am

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby Seguin on Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:51 am

Yes, the battle scenes in "Seguin" were bad! They could have done better, even with their low budget, I think...
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:51 pm

I spent about a month on vacation at Alamo Village that year, and was there for most or all of the production. One of my favorite moments was when they shot the night-time buggy ride dialogue scene between A. Martinez and Rose Portillo. They set up behind the church to get out of the strong north wind -- mostly so it wouldn't blow dust into the shot and on the actors. Happy hadn't had ANY precipitation for eighteen months. This was the argument scene between Juan and Gertrudis. Starting wide, Jesus shot the establishing shot of them driving the buggy through the night. Then they unhitched the team so the camera could get in close to shoot the several angles for the dialogue. With no horses, there was no ruinous noise close to the microphone -- and no buggy movement. Good director that he is, Jesus came up with an immediate solution. Severo and I became horses. Severo took one bar of the yoke; I, the other, and we gently shook the buggy all the way through every take.

Thus, if anybody ever calls me the south end of a north-bound horse, I would have to agree. Been there; done that.

Oh yes, their next major production problem was rain. The drought broke with a gullywasher that sent East Pinto Creek out of its banks and had a literal river flowing into it across the southwestern end of the village -- right where the faux river was for Price of Freedom.
Last edited by RLC-GTT on Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
RLC-GTT
 
Posts: 17874
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:03 am

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby bill chemerka on Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:37 pm

Seguin cinematographer Judy Irola had to film what the production team gave her: a handful of extras. Irola told me in a 1984 interview: "We compensated for the lack of extras by utlizing closeup shots whenever possible. A successful combination of filming and editing can create a much bigger screen image. So in Seguin, you can see shots of hands, legs and weapons, rather than long range filmed sequences. Of course, we had to show entire soldiers from time to time. In those cases we used the same guys in several different ways: various camera angles, for example. Overall, our objective was to create the intensity of the final assault on the Alamo. I believe we succeeded."

I had the opportunity to work as Military Coordinator with Irola in Hard Winter, the Revolutionary War drama which aired on PBS in 1985.

[Is there a need for a separate thread for Seguin?]
bill chemerka
 
Posts: 660
Joined: Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:44 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:17 pm

bill chemerka wrote:[Is there a need for a separate thread for Seguin?]



NOTE: the TV film SEGUIN is discussed on pages 3,4 and 7 of the Discuss Other Alamo-Related Films thread.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby Seguin on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:20 am

Thus, if anybody ever calls me the south end of a north-bound horse, I would have to agree. Been there; done that.


Funny story! Remember to put in on your CV, Rich... :D
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby bgroneman on Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:09 pm

I think it would be a good idea for a seperate thread for "Seguin," the film. Maybe the posts from the "Other Alamo films" thread could be moved over.

If I remember correctly, Bucko Rosenthal worked on that film with Jesus Trevino. He printed some interesting photos in the old "Alamo News" before it became the Alamo journal. With Bucko's direct link to Trevino there could be more info and pictures available in the future.

What I remember about the battle scene was the perfectly geometrical holes blown in the Alamo's walls, and various stuntmen flying through the air.
bgroneman
 
Posts: 337
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:23 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:17 pm

All right, then perhaps I will start one, then. But, rather than actually move the posts over, I will merely lift "quotes" of peoples comments from the original topic thread, so as to not destroy the flow of that thread.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:30 am

Thanks to tman, here's promotional trailer for THE COST OF FREEDOM: http://youtu.be/6IahaoU7IgI
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby Seguin on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:38 am

Nefarious wrote:Thanks to tman, here's promotional trailer for THE COST OF FREEDOM: http://youtu.be/6IahaoU7IgI


It looks very well done! There´s also one about Houston:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO2SI8Mt ... re=channel
Recuerden El Alamo!
User avatar
Seguin
 
Posts: 16758
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:40 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark.

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:44 am

Oh, I thought they would've used Jack Edmondson. Benton Jennings, who portrays Travis, was also in ALAMO, THE PRICE OF FREEDOM.
And yes, both were filmed at Alamo Village.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:32 am

Here's a few screen caps from the trailer.

A young girl learns her history lesson the hard way by being transported back to the Alamo in 1836.
Attachments
CostOfFreedom6.jpg
CostOfFreedom6.jpg (9.82 KiB) Viewed 13419 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:34 am

She meets William Barret Travis (Benton Jennings) who tells her about the importance of freedom.
Attachments
CostOfFreedom1.jpg
CostOfFreedom1.jpg (11.81 KiB) Viewed 13422 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:35 am

William Barret Travis
Attachments
CostOfFreedom2.jpg
CostOfFreedom2.jpg (11.67 KiB) Viewed 13414 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:37 am

Benton Jennings by the Waynamo chapel doors. Since this was filmed shortly after Price Of
Freedom, the set must've still looked pretty good.
Attachments
CostOfFreedom4.jpg
CostOfFreedom4.jpg (16.43 KiB) Viewed 13686 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:38 am

The young girl is caught up in the battle...
Attachments
CostOfFreedom.jpg
CostOfFreedom.jpg (8.17 KiB) Viewed 13677 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:42 am

...and sees soldados rushing by.
Attachments
CostOfFreedom5.jpg
CostOfFreedom5.jpg (8.58 KiB) Viewed 13669 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:43 am

The Cost Of Freedom.
Attachments
CostOfFreedom3.jpg
CostOfFreedom3.jpg (6.58 KiB) Viewed 13665 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:49 am

Front and back cover art for COST OF FREEDOM. Lots of recognizable faces and names in this production.

It seems odd to me that they would choose an out of focus behind-the-scenes photo of some of the camera
crew for the front cover.
Attachments
CostOfFreedomFront.jpg
CostOfFreedomFront.jpg (90.74 KiB) Viewed 13557 times
CostOfFreedomBack.jpg
CostOfFreedomBack.jpg (93.63 KiB) Viewed 13555 times
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:04 am

Following are some screen caps from THE COST OF FREEDOM.

Image
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:05 am

Image
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:07 am

Image
A young girl named Angie has to do a book report on William Barret Travis. But when she is given an old volume on the
Texas hero, Angie is suddenly transported back to the Alamo of 1836. (Courtesy of Alamo Village.)
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:07 am

Image
Hello Waynamo.
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Re: TRAVIS (aka The Cost Of Freedom) (1991)

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:08 am

Image
The "OUTSIDE THE ALAMO, Songs of Ned Huthmacher Performed by John Beland" CD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OutsideTheAlamo/
User avatar
NefariousNed
Moderator
 
Posts: 53130
Joined: Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Next

Return to Alamo Village Brackettville.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest