The Alamo and America's Image of Itself
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This paper considers what various films about the battle of the Alamo, 1836, say about America. The paper looks at two commercial films, the 1960 John Wayne production, and the 2004 Disney/Billy Bob Thornton venture, both of which glorify the battle, comparing them to the more factual presentation done by "The History Channel" in its 2003 venture. The paper warns that the desperate courage of the defenders at the Alamo is not limited to Americans.
From the Paper:""The Alamo" is the title of three different films. It is also the name given to the mission building in San Antonio where some 180 Texans stood against several thousand Mexican troops, until overwhelmed and slaughtered on March 6, 1836. These movies largely prove that Americans have a remarkable capacity to embellish a legend beyond reality. The legend centers preeminently around the character of Davy Crockett, played by John Wayne in the 1960 film and Billy Bob Thornton in the 2004 version, and historically the most prominent of the Alamo's defenders. As explained in the History Channel..."
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