THE ALAMO (Merged Thread)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Henry Gale, May 17, 2002.

  1. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    Set's are under construction near Austin. More specifically, near Hamilton Pool, the location of Jennifer Connally's greatest nude scene. [​IMG]
    I won't fix the punctuation so you can check out the big brain on Hendrik in the first of several nonsense replies. [​IMG]
    ...and English is probably his second language!
     
  2. Hendrik

    Hendrik Supporting Actor

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    ...utterly OT...
    1) the plural of "set" is "sets" (no apostrophy!!!)
    2) who is "Jennifer Connally" ?
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
  3. Terrell

    Terrell Producer

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    Jennifer Connally is Jennifer Connelly.[​IMG] Sorry! Just a little joke. She was in The Rocketeer and A Beautiful Mind. She won best supporting actress. However, her role wasn't supporting.
     
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    Is there any news as to who is going to star in this? Also, I hope we get a more realistic and accurate telling of the story that provides insight into BOTH sides of the battle.
     
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    Hmmmm, Ron Howard + historical epic = Best picture nominee

    even if it sucks.
     
  6. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Do we really need another movie about the Alamo? I'd much rather see a movie based on the war between the United States and Mexico.

     
  7. John_McKittrick

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    Please fill me in on the 'greatest nude scene' part. What movie pray tell?

    John
     
  8. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Producer

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    John,
    The Hot Spot (1990)
    There are countless other reasons to visit Hamilton Pool, it's an idylic little oasis of beauty near the Pedernales River.
     
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    What's with the pessimism [​IMG] ? Yeah, I for one wouldn't mind seeing "yet another film" about the Alamo. It's a pretty important event in Texas history (understatement) and a sacred one to me and countless other Texans, and many non-Texan Americans too. Bag on Ronnie all you want, but please don't roll your eyes to the Alamo.
     
  10. Brian E

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    I'll be glad to see this movie if it turns out to be a fairly accurate portrayal of the Alamo story. Hopefully told from both sides.

    I too would like to see a film done that covers the Mexican-American War. Maybe Gone For Soldiers will be made into a movie if Gods & Generals and The Last Full Measure make a little money.
     
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    Reportedly, they are trying for a more fact-based account of the battle. John Sayles is writing the screenplay.
     
  13. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Perhaps of making this remake, Ron Howard should spend the money on getting Robert A. Harris to complete his version

    of John Wayne and the Alamo.

    Oscar Merkx
     
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    Steve:
     
  17. Henry Gale

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    Don't be deceived by my topic header, this thread is about Jennifer.
    Please stay OT! [​IMG]
    Jim
    "Alamo myth"? Two words I don't see together much around Bexer County.
     
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    In keeping with Jim Armstrong's admonition, Connelly is hot! How about the studio's dumping this flirtation with Sandy Bullock for Wonder Woman and get Jennifer to play her?

    Oh, and I'm not that big a Ron Howard fan. I'd be interested to see who the cast is before I decide to get excited about the Alamo project. And I doubt that, even if Alamo is the best movie Howard has ever made, that he'll get another directing Oscar, cuz I don't think he really deserved it for Beautiful mind. but that's just my opinion, and I know some people will be irritated by it.
     
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