Davy Crocket 1955 American frontiersman Davey Crockett and his friend George Russell fight in the Creek Indian War. Then Crockett is elected to Congress and brings his rough-hewn ways to the House of Representatives. Finally, Crockett and Russell journey to Texas and partake in the last stand at the Alamo.
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The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor film about Jim Bowie and the fall of the Alamo during the Texas War of Independence. Filmed by Republic Pictures, it was an unusually expensive undertaking for the low-budget studio. CAST: Sterling Hayden – Jim Bowie Richard Carlson – William Barret Travis Arthur Hunnicutt – Davy Crockett Ernest Borgnine – Mike Radin J. Carrol Naish – General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana Anna Maria Alberghetti – Consuelo de Quesada
Apocalypse Now was revolutionary in the way it depicted the Vietnam War and the military culture that spawned it. It presented war in curious ways; war had much deeper meaning and yet had so little meaningthan was actually presented. Larry Fishburne, who was 16 by the time filming was completed, remarked that war seemed fun, because the soldiers got to do whatever they wanted. War is presented as a playground, a wasteland, and a place where the damned and the damnable roamed in mania and fear.
For his second film of the year, Tim Burton reconnects with his 1980s self and many of the Burton Players we associate with his most-classic movies: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, and Martin Landau. Since this is the year of the creepy-animated-kid movie, we're most interested in how this measures up against the excellent ParaNorman.