Seen and Heard

Seen at the Movies:

It’s only been out in theatres for a week, but The Alamo is already widely known as a bomb. Is anyone really surprised? The story of the Mexican army’s siege of the Texas mission and makeshift fort in 1836 has been told on film several times before—most notably, by John Wayne, in 1960—and it’s likely that most viewers know the name the Alamo and the fact that something bloody happened there. Beyond that, the event recedes into remote historical memory,

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