#Triviatuesday or your friendly Texan Public Service Announcement
This weeks #triviatuesday post is more like a public service announcement so bear with me…
Texas History is awesome. I mean, absolutely, positively ah-mazing. If you’re a Texan, you learned it in school. If you’re not, you probably learned it from books, legends and movies. So, please, please if you’re watching the History Channel’s Texas Rising, know that it is really just so much hyperbole and Hollywood salaciousness. If you want a better picture of Texas History, I have two recommendations for you. These are still “edutainment” type productions, in that there is much entertaining interpretation involved, but certainly of a higher ilk than the History Channel’s production.
Check out Gone to Texas, staring Sam Elliott
And best of all, Gone to Texas was produced by JD Feigelson who might be better known for his horror flick, Dark Night of the Scarecrow. Feigelson is actually from the Golden Triangle, my home-town area and hubby said he’s a fascinating man in person.
Second, and yes this is a plug for my terrific spouse, Danny Sessums, but if you go to San Antonio, Texas you should head over to the IMAX Theater and see Alamo The Price of Freedom.
The hubby actually helped train and lead the Mexican troops for the movie production and always tells the story of how he had to issue orders differently for the three different groups of men portraying Santa Ana’s army: in English, in Castillan Spanish and then in the mix of Spanish/English spoken in Mexico.
So, don’t if you’re interested in Texas history, check these movies out. And if anyone from the History Channel is watching… its okay to produce a fictional, entertainment only film. Just don’t do it under the guise of “history.” I mean, seriously, most of the stuff shown on the history channel today isn’t even remotely related to history in my opinion. Let’s try to add a bit more educational value, pretty please.