Re: An unexpected gloranthan movie

From: Pete Darby <pete.darby_at_hOwxQQtgsWrIg9HnpJ0AnGl6TsD0DF1r6mhvjLWPRNiCH6onl242WLWi8LwV69bPJ>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 07:59:47 +0000

Christians in the 4th Century BC? They're very keen if they are. :P

Pete Darby

On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 9:38 PM, <> wrote:

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> 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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