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I Heard the Bells highlights Longfellow's influence on American history

He held no office and carried no weapon, but with a pen and skillful use of language, he captured and influenced the still-young Republic. I Heard the Bells by Sight & Sound Films invites us into the life of poet Henry...


Remembering the Alamo and Pedernales Falls State Park

The Alamo is central to Texas history, and the films have a rich history of their own. Take a Texas-sized trip with me from the 1960 John Wayne film to Ron Howard's 2004 version, and learn why one particular scene...