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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby NefariousNed on Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:07 pm

cc nolen wrote:
NefariousNed wrote:"Night herders! Two to each man. Don't miss, or there'll be a lot of hungry kids!"

I know Ned.....not another knife post!!! but, that shot with Chill Wills is the only time I can find a picture of the
knife he has in his belt. Are there more scenes? I cant see it if there is.
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Chris... :roll:

I guess I can look, but that's a pretty good view of it. Seems to be a simple Sheffield-style knife, doesn't it? (Like
this old copy. Same plain, straight wooden handle and style of cross guard.)
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby cc nolen on Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:05 pm

I had a replica made a few years back, but this was the only still shot I can find Wills with a knife at all.
Chris...
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby SantaClaus on Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:13 pm

cc nolen wrote:I had a replica made a few years back, but this was the only still shot I can find Wills with a knife at all.
Chris...

Chris, you have a lot of really cool knives. That's an understatement, for sure. I can't think of the right words to describe your collection. It's an overwhelmingly amazing and really cool collection. A lot of people have Bowie knives and copies of Bowie knives, but how many people have a copy of the Bee-Keeper's knife? Really cool! 8-)
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:34 am

Most unsettling scene in the movie, I think.
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby Fargo Fenwyck on Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:31 pm

I always thought so.....and then the cannon fires!!!!
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Postby cc nolen on Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:23 pm

Fargo Fenwyck wrote:I always thought so.....and then the cannon fires!!!!

:o Sorta one sided, dont ya think? :o :shock:
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby Fargo Fenwyck on Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:30 pm

I must have seen this photo many times over and this particular scene is one of my favorites of from the film.........HOWEVER I just noticed :roll:
there is a gap between the walls where the Mexican army is coming. Is that the wall Duke had bulldozed for the ending of the picture when Mrs.
Dickenson walks out?
Was this battle scene filmed AFTER the scene with Joan?
This looks like a job for somebody who wrote a book or HE who should write a book ;)
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:14 pm

Fargie, the gap in the west wall is where you earlier saw the arbor on fire and the Mexicans running in under the flames (and the broken Styrofoam adobe brick blow away). In an unusual stroke of continuity accuracy, the movie shows, in this camera angle, the correct condition of the wall as the result of the breach made by the Mexicans (although no breach was made in the west wall historically -- or in the north wall, for that matter). The north wall breach seems to have been an assumption of R. M. Potter in his 1860 pamphlet about the battle, and the west wall breach was a figment of Batjac's non-historical imagination. [There! There's a whole fresh paragraph for the book I probably won't write.]
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby RLC-GTT on Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:24 pm

John Wayne's bulldozer took out everything from the left red arrow to the right of the right red arrow, thus including Bowie's room. This not only was historically
incorrect but totally out of continuity with the film since nothing in the movie (or the script) indicates half the west wall being demolished.
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby SantaClaus on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:29 pm

RLC-GTT wrote:John Wayne's bulldozer took out everything from the left red arrow to the right of the right red arrow, thus including Bowie's room. This not only was historically incorrect but totally out of continuity with the film since nothing in the movie (or the script) indicates half the west wall being demolished.

Yet, in a Twilight Zone visionary way, it is consistent with the current GLO Commissioner's master plan for reimagining/reinventing/reinterpreting the Alamo. Wayne was not historically accurate, but he somehow was able to accurately envision the future. That vision would have been complete if Wayne had added a rooftop restaurant to the remaining part of the west wall. :roll:
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Re: Lobby Cards

Postby Fargo Fenwyck on Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:16 pm

I guess I never realized how wide that breach was.
That's a nice start on the book. :roll:
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