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More Mode Alamo

This song from “The Alamo” was nominated for an Academy Award. It is a romantic ballad, a wistful evocation of memories: in other words, impending death. At least John Wayne doesn’t serenade Richard Widmark or Chill Wills. Don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t even think about it.

Just click on the gray script to hear the song.

In both the 1960 and 2004 films on “The Alamo” Santa Anna is depicted as a corpulent older man. In fact, he was 42 and quite handsome. Of course, you can’t have the “villain” being more attractive than John Wayne or Billy Bob Thornton.

  1. Peggles says:

    There was a TV miniseries about the Alamo with Raul Julia as Santa Anna, so that would seem to be somewhat appropriate. The series did, however, have him “marrying” a succession of lovely senoritas from various towns. I suspect this plotline is somewhat less historically accurate!

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