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To be found here:

[url:cv04uurr]http://teaser-trailer.com/2009/01/agora-movie-with-rachel-weisz-and-max-minghella.html[/url]

The sets look pretty impressive, however, I think I see the usual Italian leather 1st century outfits on those legionnaries in the first pic, if I'm not mistaken (hard to tell, it's pretty far away). Sigh...
Nevertheless, I think it's refreshing that they are making a Roman epic on a subject (Hypatia of Alexandria) that hasn't been made and remade numerous times before.
Look here for an earlier discussion on this film:

http://www.romanarmy.com/rat/viewtopic. ... ight=weisz


On this new web site they list the character Hypatia as being an atheist, which is, to my understanding, the modern usage of this word. To the ancient Romans the Christians were the atheists, believing as they did in only one god.

Looks like it could be good -- as always time will tell.

:wink:

Narukami
Quote:On this new web site they list the character Hypatia as being an atheist, which is, to my understanding, the modern usage of this word. To the ancient Romans the Christians were the atheists, believing as they did in only one god.
Wouldn't that make them monotheists rather than atheists?
Well, atheists is at least better than 'pagan' or something equally derogatory. Will her grisly end at the hands of the unruly mob of Alexandrine monks also be in the movie?
Hrmmm.. I think my Legion should have been cast to be in this movie. They have made a grave error. Tongue
Quote:Hrmmm.. I think my Legion should have been cast to be in this movie. They have made a grave error. Tongue
No they haven't. You troop would be extremely outdated. :twisted: This is a movie for Late Romans! :wink:
Look forward to it... and that's not just because I'm in love to Rachel Weisz! :wink: