RLC-GTT wrote:As far as cutting all Alamo movies is concerned, this is simply a function of marketability (as viewed by the distributor or producer) and/or the clout of the director. A director with a major track record for big budget hits (Spielberg, Ron Howard, etc.) has the contracted right to edit to any length he chooses. A new director does not. The studio or distributor looks at the film and usually insists it be cut down to conventional length -- regardless what has to go. John Lee had only directed one major film before THE ALAMO, and John Wayne had directed none.
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