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Osiris II
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: New movies planned Reply with quote

See this for description of two movies that are planned to be shot in Egypt.

http://egypt.news.designerz.com/egypt-hopes-to-host-shooting-of-two-big-budget-movies-on-nefertiti-cleopatra.html

Wonder who they have in mind for the two queens?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is really sad! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is putting money into Egypt, and opening directors to the idea of increasing public awareness to Egyptian history then it has to be a good thing.

But that will speed up the destruction of the temples. . . . and the film might be really bad.

It is good and bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is putting money into Egypt, and opening directors to the idea of increasing public awareness to Egyptian history then it has to be a good thing.

But that will speed up the destruction of the temples. . . . and the film might be really rubbish.

It is both a good thing and a bad thing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the past, any movie put out by Hollywood has been...lacking?...in accuracy about ancient Egypt. They have been great entertainment, pushing the buttons of everyone with huge battle-scenes, epic love stories and amazing detail--usually all wrong.
As you say, it may be a good thing in that it will pump lots of money into Egypt's resources--that's for the good. Interesting people in ancient Egypt? That would be good, too. But as an historically correct drama concerning Egypt, I doubt very much Hollywood will follow a narrow line of accuracy.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, I don't feel that we should blame Hollywood for historical innacuracy unless they are leading the public to believe something that may somehow be derogatory to Egypt or its peoples.

They are trying to make a decent movie and make money, one must remember. Nevertheless is it really too hard to invest in some basic historical research, I ask? I think not.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A prime example of liberties taken by Hollywood is the epic "Troy". They took a story that had be around for 2000 years and radically atered it, to fit there conception of a "wonderful, entertaining movie", that, in my humble opinion, really smelled! A 10 year war was cut to a couple of days, Paris and Helen ran off together and, presumably, lived happily ever after, Agememmon was killed in Troy, etc. etc.
Wholesale alterations of historical known facts seems to be Hollywood's metre.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Based on a concept by Homer', read the 10m high posters.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes...I saw the film...it was really just a..."concept"...poor Omero!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Link doesn't work. Sad I suspect though, that it has the potential to be as bad as that upcoming Tut movie is probably gonna be. It should be a painful, though enjoyable experience.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Osiris II wrote:
A prime example of liberties taken by Hollywood is the epic "Troy". They took a story that had be around for 2000 years and radically atered it, to fit there conception of a "wonderful, entertaining movie", that, in my humble opinion, really smelled! A 10 year war was cut to a couple of days, Paris and Helen ran off together and, presumably, lived happily ever after, Agememmon was killed in Troy, etc. etc.
Wholesale alterations of historical known facts seems to be Hollywood's metre.


The good thing about Troy though, is that it was so horribly inaccurate that no one would be able to watch it and then think that they've learned anything about the Trojan war. Some movies/novels will have the odd half truth, so many members of the ignorant masses go out and watch/read it and then suddenly believe themselves to be an "expert" on the subject.
After Meneleaus (ok, I have no clue how to spell that...) died, any form of accuracy was so hopeless that I could just sit back, forget about correcting it, and appreciate all the hot actors. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how Oliver Stone's Alexander will be.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to see it only because of Angelina. *drools*
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