Photoshop Edits–The Alamo

The 2004 film The Alamo is one of my favorite films of all time (in fact, it’s playing in the background on my laptop right now).  But it’s not popular or well-known (as far as I can tell) because it was a box office flop.  I’m still figuring out why it flopped; maybe because it didn’t conform to the popular portrayals of Travis, Bowie, Crockett?

Anyway, edits, gifs, and screen caps of this film are few and far between; so I screen capped my DVD and started making fan edits of my own.  (And if I can figure out how to use the programs on my laptop, I’ll make gifs as well.)

(A word of warning: the film has language scattered throughout, not too frequently, but it is there.  Also, since it’s a war film, some scenes are intense.)

So I started with just quotes onto the screencaps…

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“It’s Raoul!”  Ha, sorry, I couldn’t resist.  🙂  Still figuring out how to make these quote/picture combinations artistic without being overdone.

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Jason Patric as Colonel Bowie.  I’m working on more quote/picture edits of this character.

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Seriously, Billy Bob Thornton as Crockett is one of the best things about this film.

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Another is Patrick Wilson as William Travis.  I want everyone who thought Wilson was flat in The Phantom of the Opera film to watch The Alamo, because he was so much better in that.  Or rather, he had a better developed character to portray; understated is (or was) just his acting style, but Movie-Raoul was so underdeveloped with the cards stacked against him from square one, that it’s amazing Wilson came across as strongly as he did.  I’ll probably do a post about that later.

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Crockett is awesome, okay?

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*melts*  I get very emotional over this film…

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*hysterical sobbing*

My brother Chris glanced at the computer screen as I Photoshopped this, and after a second of silence, he said, “I have never wanted to punch you in the face more than I do now.”  He was joking, of course.  Kinda.  Because we’re both deeply invested in this film.

Oh, and my current desktop?

My desktop-obsession to a whole new level

Chris said that’s obsession on a whole new level.  And I may have just figured out why I’m still single.  🙂

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4 thoughts on “Photoshop Edits–The Alamo

  1. Chris says:

    *melts into a body of water the size of Lake Michigan* I think the reason it wasn’t that well taken by the public is that (to them) it was about a lot of people talking that leads up to the big boss battle which leads to more talking that leads to another big battle which leads to the end. Needless to say, I disagree. 🙂

    • Christine Eyre says:

      Yeah, and I also think the portrayals of the historical figures (especially Crockett) weren’t what people wanted to see. I read that some people believed an eyewitness Mexican account of Crockett’s death was a forgery because it didn’t match the popular belief.

      And this version of the Alamo is a character-driven story; not to mention there was a 13-day siege. So yeah, makes sense there would a lot of talking. 🙂

    • Christine Eyre says:

      It is really good! And sad–but I like that the film shows the victory that came from the defenders’ sacrifice. It’s not portrayed as an ultimate loss.

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