Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Alamo

For some odd reason or another I was thinking about “My Favorite Movies” and which ones were listed on my profile this morning. Made a minor change in that I added one film, and deleted one film and one book. I also re-ordered the listing of the movies.

Because, you see, I realized my favorite movies seem to sum up my being and my life’s experience. Call it a spiritual autobiography, if you will. So, for the next few postings I’ll offer a few thoughts about what each means to me and why they are listed. Might omit one or two as I don’t feel they are quite as in tune with my life as the others are; then I might not, deciding they fit in too. This is all in an effort to get back to posting, BTW.

Obviously The Alamo is first, the movie of my youth. John Wayne was and remains one of my heroes. His film The Alamo, speaks to everything I hold dear in life, particularly independence, self reliance, sacrifice, respect, duty, honor, courage… It was a very idealistic movie that made a tremendous impression on me when I was at an impressionable age. The fact that I’m from Texas and visited the Alamo many times might have something to do with it too. I was also brought up with the impression that those traits were admirable and they remain so today. Maybe too much so for my own good, for I’ve never been one to do anything half-way.


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