It is, to those of us born and raised in Texas, the Greatest Story Ever Told and Retold; who can forget the Alamo when it's on every Texas history class final exam? At 5 a.m. on March 6, 1836, some 189 Texian soldiers and volunteers were slaughtered while trying to protect a former mission from Mexican President Antonio López de Santa Anna's army. It is not, one would think, the best material from which to make a movie: The battle lasted a mere 90 minutes, the bad guys won, and all of its top-billed performers (Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, William Travis) were killed, Travis just as the shooting started. Of course, that has not stopped filmmakers from putting the story on celluloid,... More >>>