2012/1/25 Andrew Larsen <aelarsen_at_ltezU0wt6imtNvqRXc77YVsjOlno_nmq-G_bpZCW_tMzL6HoIaUHLNbw-YbrRV1XnWVvUqoTaq-s.yahoo.invalid>:
> It's a decent film, although it has a couple major problems in it. It suggests that Hypatia solved the Heliocentric problem, when in fact we know nothing about her work in astronomy. But it does a good job of suggesting what a community in religious transition might go through. Perhaps the Christians are Lunars and the pagans are Orlanthi?
> Andrew E. Larsen
> On Jan 25, 2012, at 3:38 PM, hcarteau_at_uAQFaDbeqIrckCZn_zGH9WXMEUnxmbuzH8GHy60QUZCTctTQDdqJ6bAf3c2LH16R4G2kKQHU.yahoo.invalid wrote:
>> I have seen a completely unexpected movie last night on french satellite TV. It's called "AGORA", and narrates the (heavily romanced) story of Hypasia, the lady philosopher from Alexandria in the IVth century BC.
>> The first half-hour shows how is run an academia, complete with formal classes, controversies between students, scientific demonstrations, etc. People go around quoting Ptolemee and Plato, discuss spheres within spheres, etc. It made me think of malkioni schools, except here the philosopher are mostly pagans (at first). Also, the city is beautifully presented, both at street levels and in some very interesting shots from Above. Feels like Nochet more than Noloswal though.
>> The story itself is pretty conventional, the actors not so good, and of course the christians are but a bunch of murdering thugs (as usual these days). But, this movie has some very surprising scenes and deserves your attention - at least the first half-hour.
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