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eBook Alamo Movies ePub

by Frank T. Thompson,Fess Parker

  • ISBN: 1556223757
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Frank T. Thompson,Fess Parker
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Republic of Texas Press; 2nd edition (March 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1804 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1744 kb
  • Other: lrf docx mbr mobi
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 228

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by Frank T. Thompson (Author), Fess Parker (Foreword). Behind the scenes of every Alamo movie from THE IMMORTAL ALAMO (1911) to the spectacular IMAX production ALAMO.

by Frank T. The price of freedom (1988). DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER (1955) THE LAST COMMAND (1955) THE ALAMO (1960) THE ALAMO: THIRTEEN DAYS TO GLORY (1987). and many more! Over 100 rare photographs-many never before published! Foreword by Fess "Davy Crockett" Parker.

Frank Thompson is a filmmaker, comedy writer and film historian, the .

Frank Thompson is a filmmaker, comedy writer and film historian, the author of 44 books. He wrote hundreds of introductory scripts for American Movie Classics hosts Cher, Alec Baldwin, Jodie Foster, Winona Ryder, Billy Bob Thornton, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Stefanie Powers, Morgan Fairchild, Phyllis Diller, Brendan Fraser, Shirley Jones, Ali MacGraw, Kirsten Dunst, Lesley-Anne Down, Patrick Wayne, Lesley Ann Warren, Sean Young and many others. In 2004 he had a cameo appearance in "The Alamo" and also wrote two books that tied in with the film: "The Alamo: A Novel" (2004, Hyperion) and "The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film" (2004, Newmarket).

Author Frank Thompson reveals hundreds and hundreds of details of the . The book includes over 120 pictures from the movie, including the making of and production stills

Author Frank Thompson reveals hundreds and hundreds of details of the making of the most current version of 'The Alamo', which is surely to be the most historically accurate film on the subject. Thompson has done an extraordinary job in capturing the making of what is destined to be a classic epic film. If you are not already dying to see this film, you will certainly change your mind after reading the book. The book includes over 120 pictures from the movie, including the making of and production stills. As well, the full script is included in the book so readers can see what was cut from the final version of the movie.

Frank Thompson is an author, filmmaker, and film historian with a lifelong interest in the Alamo. Among his twenty books are The Alamo: A Cultural History, Alamo Movies, and The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film

Frank Thompson is an author, filmmaker, and film historian with a lifelong interest in the Alamo. Among his twenty books are The Alamo: A Cultural History, Alamo Movies, and The Alamo: The Illustrated Story of the Epic Film. He has also written numerous articles on the Alamo for publications ranging from Texas Monthly to The Philadelphia Inquirer. As an Alamo authority, Thompson has appeared in the History Channel’s television documentaries The Alamo and History vs. Hollywood: The Alamo, and has produced five video releases on the Alamo.

Foreword by Fess "Davy Crockett" Parker. Shipping: FREE Within . Destination, rates & speeds. Thompson. ISBN13:9781556223754.

The Price of Freedom (1988).

In whose happy home much of this book was written. My deepest thanks go to the many people who have helped me along the way on the road to The Alamo

In whose happy home much of this book was written. My deepest thanks go to the many people who have helped me along the way on the road to The Alamo. First, thanks to the screenwriters for giving me so much wonderful material to work with: Les Bohem, Stephen Gaghan, and John Lee Hancock. Everything good about this book came from them.

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Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. (born . Parker; August 16, 1924 – March 18, 2010), was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1954–1955 TV miniseries, which aired on ABC, and as Daniel Boone in an NBC television series from 1964 to 1970. He was also known as a winemaker and resort owner-operator. Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County near San Angelo.

Behind the scenes of every Alamo movie from THE IMMORTAL ALAMO (1911) to the spectacular IMAX production ALAMO . . . THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1988). DAVY CROCKETT, KING OF THE WILD FRONTIER (1955) THE LAST COMMAND (1955) THE ALAMO (1960) THE ALAMO: THIRTEEN DAYS TO GLORY (1987) . . . and many more! Over 100 rare photographs-many never before published! Foreword by Fess "Davy Crockett" Parker.

Comments

HappyLove HappyLove
For us baby boomers, the enthusiasm for Davy Crockett and the Alamo never dies thanks to the Walt Disney version of these events. When you finally realize that the Disney product was not 100% historically accurate you want to know what, if any, movie version came the closest to having an actual camera at the proceedings in 1836. This book not only recounts the previous movies but provides insightful commentary on where they got it right, where they got it wrong, and where they compromised for the sake of Hollywood. There are some fine photos, complete credit lists, and, for the talkies, a clever sidebar that contains Travis' line-in-the-sand speech for each movie. Alas, the latest Ron Howard film is not included.
Hulbine Hulbine
Being a Texas History buff, I've seen most of the films made about the Alamo. So, I was pleseantly surprised when I found this book. Thompson covers just about every motion picture made about the 13 day seige. He even covers films that are not about the Alamo directly. In some cases, the crumbling adobe mission makes only a cameo appearance. There is plenty of enjoyable reading here, with facts, trivia and lore. In addition to the lively text are photos and even cartoons that deal with Alamo films. Even if the Alamo is not your cup of tea, students of film will find plenty to hold their interest. From the first movie made in 1911 to the IMAX production; PRICE OF FREEDOM.
What is really telling is how the image of the Texas Revolution, especially the Mexican perspective has changed over the years.
Compare the MARTYRS OF THE ALAMO done in 1915 to John Wayne's 1960 epic. Hopefully this new production by Disney will be a major improvement.
Samugul Samugul
i have been a fan of the battle of the alamo since i saw walt disney's davy crockett. since then i have seen every movie about the seige. this book brought back fond memories. i even fulfilled a dream of 37 years of going to bracketville to see the movie sets of the alamo. unfortunately, i was caught in the flood, and couldn't see them. i would really enjoy writing to frank thompson, we could share very similar memories. again, thanks frank for a very enjoyable book.