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14-11-2004, 16:59:33
After Troy I'm deflated! Because they portraited Achaians as brutes and Trojans as angelic arsed angels. Why? Wasn't it even more trhilling to do it as it was written? A woman is STEALED (dramax2), her man travels half of the known world to get his love back and to do that he has to conquer the city that cannot be conquered. Can love conquer all and that stuff?

But instead you see some brutes in a decorated hut. Missed target.

Now with Alexander. Let's see. They will HAVE to depict the flesh ripping thirst to re-conquer Asia Minor and bum the Persians all the way to India. But after Troy they can have him eating ice cream.

I mean if you are going to spend all that money why not make it like it is, it can be very very powerful. Instead it's like they try to make novelties out of the whole thing. "hey let's present achaians like brutes noone would be expecting that" .

I know it's just hollywood and what can you do. But they, most of the time, seem to fuck it up for no apparent reason.

15-11-2004, 06:37:48
I thought they were brutes. ;)

15-11-2004, 08:48:27
Still are.

15-11-2004, 12:20:07
Homθre doesn't portray them very differntly, fighting for plunder, quarreling all the time between themselves, using Helen as an excuse, etc.

On Alexandre, I'd think they will 'smooth out' his most disturbing episodes, the different cities he razed to the ground (the fallujah treatment given to Tyr, for example), his companions he murdered while drunk, etc.

15-11-2004, 12:35:33
Didn't he make love with his horse?

15-11-2004, 13:10:05
is aristotle in the film?

i always thought that was the most amazing thing, that one of the greatest philosophers of history had also been the tutor to one of the the greatest leaders/conquerors of history

15-11-2004, 13:28:13
Maybe it'd be more amazing if one of the greatest leaders/congerors of history had had really crap tutors?


16-11-2004, 00:25:36
Hey I've done tutoring, maybe I could be a great philosopher :hmm: So far though my ingenue has only managed to fight outside bars and conquer a few 14 year old girls. It doesn't look very promising does it?

16-11-2004, 09:45:10
You are obviously no Aristotle.

16-11-2004, 14:19:37
give him time - he has to start somewhere.

He could start by conquering reading.

16-11-2004, 17:57:46
AH is tutoring someone and they haven't managed to master reading yet?

16-11-2004, 20:36:02
I'll have you know he wasn't going to be entered for his GCSE and I tutored him up to a B. Not bad for a kid that originally said 'what's the point of reading?' He loves it now.

Also I had an A-level student who was predicted a D and he got two marks off an A after my tutoring. That was after having to leave two exams through illness. He was getting 98% on some things.

I'm a genius :)

17-11-2004, 09:36:14
Aristotle would have had him running half of Britain by now. ;)

22-11-2004, 14:06:20
While we're on the subject, here's a great book available through my company's on-line training in association with Books 24x7:

The Wisdom of Alexander the Great: Enduring Leadership Lessons From The Man Who Created An Empire
by Lance B. Kurke ISBN: 0814408206
AMACOM © 2004, 192 pages

This riveting text reveals four leadership processes distilled from the life and extraordinary accomplishments of Alexander, King of Macedonia.

well i guess it beats:

Business FAQs: Answers to the 100 Most Difficult Business Questions of All Time
by Ken Langdon and Andrew Bruce ISBN: 184112012X
Capstone Publishing © 2002, 166 pages

This practical reference book gives step-by-step solutions to 100 of the most commonly asked business questions from 'Do you wait for a promotion or chase it?' to 'What is knowledge management?' and much more.

03-12-2004, 18:47:42
Saw it and it was as I expected. As a film critic said: The movie should be called "Alexander visits an American psychotherapist". And it is such an apt description.
The outstanding thing at the movie, which has left me largely indifferent, was the magestic play of colors when Alexander was wounded. That was truely magnificent. I hear it didn't make a good opening in the US, it will surely flop here as well. Just didn't have a clear aim. Sort of "Girl, Interrupted" but in ancient Greece.

05-12-2004, 11:52:50
Originally posted by MoSe
Didn't he make love with his horse?

Not sure that was him. He might have done though, apparently he was a very sexy horsey, and they did tend to stick their knobs up anything that moved.
But I'm sure you are thinkin of Calligula.

05-12-2004, 18:02:32
Σιγά με το έκανε και με το βουκεφάλα

06-12-2004, 20:26:38
πολύ εύθυμος

06-12-2004, 23:10:11
I didn't like the film.

It was boring

Alexander was flaming homosexual, they could of had more fun with that

He didn't kill enough people in the show

battle scene were good, but there were only two of them