ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby mrbassbone on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:16 am

Glad to see them brung up agin.
"Tenacity, Dick! Stay with the B*****DS until they are on the bottom!"

"Mush" Morton to his XO Richard H. O'Kane on the USS WAHOO while on patrol in the East China Sea 1943
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

Postby K Hale on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:33 am

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Larry Grimsley, Craig Covner, Jerry Laing & Jack Edmondson on the set of ALAMO, The Price Of Freedom.

Jack and Steve Sandor should've swapped roles... Although really, to be fair, I didn't think Sandor was all THAT bad, if
compared to [cough] certain others who have played the role.
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:24 am

Jack had actually gotten called to audition for the Bowie role, flew into San Antonio and then drove to Brackettville for the appointment.
Jeff Bearden also auditioned for the Crockett role. Ends up, the production company had already chosen their Holy Trinity and they
were merely trying to placate the reenactors by letting them go through the motions of auditioning. When Jack realized that he would
be spending most of his time in a Mexican uniform, he left for home.

What a great Trinity that might've been: Jack, as Bowie, Jeff, as Crockett, and Benton Jennings, as Travis. (Not that Casy Biggs did
not do a decent job.)
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby K Hale on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:49 pm

But not before (unless I misremembered the story or have the wrong film) doing multiple takes of a scene where he charges over a wall yelling and waving a knife and scaring the opposition...
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby RLC-GTT on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:45 pm

Craig looks like Tom Cruise in Far and Away in that picture. Jack looks like... Jack. LOL. No, actually, Jack looks like some film director like Robert Rodriguez. Larry looks like somebody I wouldn't want to cross -- particularly in a dark NYC alley. Jerry........ well........ he needs his hat -- and to lose those dumb glasses!!! Now, if anybody posts a photo with me and the video camera, you are ALL in for a rolling-on-the-floor laugh. ;) (Actually, that was the year before for the reenactment. I didn't have a video camera the two awesome days I visited during POF.)
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby NefariousNed on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:10 pm

RLC-GTT wrote: Now, if anybody posts a photo with me and the video camera, you are ALL in for a rolling-on-the-floor laugh. ;) (Actually, that was the year before for the reenactment. I didn't have a video camera the two awesome days I visited during POF.)

Here's a couple of you from the 1986 reenactments, Rich.

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Ned Huthmacher, Rich Curilla and Kaj Andersen, above the Waynamo main gate.


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Rich Curilla video-taped all three Alamo reenactments in the Waynamo
on March 7th and 8th, 1986 with the idea of fleshing it out into an
official Sesquicentennial 'film'. Unfortunately, the oversight of not
having gotten signed legal releases from all of the participants prior
to filming scrapped the project. (No copies of the video could have
been sold at the Village, or elsewhere, without those written
releases.)

In addition to the videoing of Henry Guerra's "13 Days Of The
Alamo", which included Jack Edmondson's 'Travis Draws The
Line Speech', as well as the Alamo battle(s) in the Waynamo plaza,
Rich even shot a few exteriors, showing six soldado reenactors scaling
the south wall on one of the original ladders from the Wayne film. As
one of the soldados, Alamo archeological expert and artist, Craig
Covner, got to do a wonderful backward ladder fall, courtesy of
Kenny (Crockett) Pruitt, who stood swinging Old Betsey on the
wall above. Dropping the prop musket in his fall, Craig landed crotch
first upon one of the ladder's lower rungs. Luckily, he saved
himself from any permanent damage by grabbing the ladder, just in
time.

After filming the 'assault' scene, Rich even video-interviewed some of
the participants, including Covner. Being in costume as a soldado
gives one a whole new perspective on the battle, noted Covner.
And he really got into the carnage. "It's like eating Lays potato Chips,"
he said wryly. "Once you start, you just can't stop."
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby mrbassbone on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:21 pm

Did Rich ever complete the project for his own enjoyment?
"Tenacity, Dick! Stay with the B*****DS until they are on the bottom!"

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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby K Hale on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:28 pm

RLC-GTT wrote:Craig looks like Tom Cruise in Far and Away in that picture.

I've said this before. There really is an uncanny resemblance.
Jack looks like... Jack. LOL. No, actually, Jack looks like some film director like Robert Rodriguez.

Not familiar with him. Let's see.

http://www.google.com/search?q=robert+r ... jYHIBQ#p=0

... :shock:
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:10 am

Yes! It's the smile in the picture of Jack that bears the resemblance to Robert. I don't see it in person with Jack, just in that photo.
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Re: ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM (1987)

Postby RLC-GTT on Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:13 am

Image

Are you sure you didn't photoshop me in? I look so small between you and Kaj!
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