That's the only close-up shot I have. It's mid-battle of San Jacinto when the barricade is being rushed.
Earlier, they do a pan of us coming out of the woods from behind (as in one of the above photos). As I was chosen to be one of the Texians who gets killed in the attack, I did this amazing backward fall, spread-eagle into the swamp and got drenched. Unfortunately, the shot is never shown on film. After that, I changed from my black hat with maroon hat-band into one of Charlie Morfin's period sombreros. In the scene where Sam Elliot as Houston says, "Now is the time to fire!" I am very prominent in the firing line as the only guy with this huge sombrero. That's what I end up being seen in in the close-up shot.
Here a photo of my second costume change for the film GONE TO TEXAS (AKA HOUSTON: THE LEGEND OF TEXAS). It's what I was wearing in the close-up scene, above. The reason I had to have a costume change is that I was chosen as one of the Texians who would be killed in a volley from the Mexican barricade. In the volley scene, I flew backwards spread-eagle into two feet of marsh water and got pretty soaked. After all that, the scene was cut. Oh well.
Good old Michael T Boyd, Costume designer for many Turner movies as well as "Son of the morning star", "We were Soldiers" and many others. I haven't talked to him in a while, i sent him a Royal Marine Pith helmet for an event in Texas and have not heard from him since...hmmmmm
I would of thought that James Neil would be there.
Last Edit: Apr 7, 2006 16:37:55 GMT -5 by Bromhead24
For all of you reenactors and extras from THE ALAMO (2004) San Jacinto Set at Hidden Pines Ranch, near Bastrop, May/June 2003, this scene may seem familiar to you---but it ain't. It's the Mud Creek set, near Del Rio, 1986.
Nevertheless, when I arrived at Bastrop for THE ALAMO (2004) shoot, it felt very much 'deja vu, all over again.' For the Mud Creek scene shows the Texians preparing to come out of the woods to head toward that Mexican camp in the distance, again and again and again and again and...