Homer: Movie to Books?

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Homer: Movie to Books?

Post by classicalclarinet » Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:33 am

There is a little snippet in the NYT arts section today that reports Homer is the best seller of peotry in Britain and that "we've seen a huge revival for Classical Greek epic poetry this year, which we have put down to the "Troy" effect", accoring to Amazon.co.uk's senior book editor.

So there really might be a 'trickle-down effect"...

PS. who is planing to see the movie "alexander"?

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Post by Eureka » Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:53 am

So... The next generation of classicists will have very bad taste in movies and an unhealthy obsession with Brad Pitt.
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Post by tdominus » Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:38 am

What is Alexander? Who is making it? If it is the same people as involved with troy, I hope they find themselves someone able to write dialogue.

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Post by Eureka » Fri Oct 08, 2004 10:14 am

tdominus wrote:What is Alexander? Who is making it? If it is the same people as involved with troy, I hope they find themselves someone able to write dialogue.
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Post by tdominus » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:28 am

I made two attempts to watch Troy, but simply couldn't endure it. :) As Catullus says, "quis hoc potest videre, quis potest pati? nisi impudicus et vorax et aleo". ;)

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Post by annis » Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:34 pm

Eureka wrote:obsession with Brad Pitt.
And of course Colin Farrell.
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Post by Episcopus » Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:48 pm

What's the deal with females and obsessions of attractive males? Albae quidem Jessicae velim in fossam veru impellere conari, attamen in aeternum mi solum erit inanis dignitateque valdissime carens.
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Post by classicalclarinet » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:41 pm

Everyone in the ancient world depicted him as with dashing hair, ect. , so I think pararells can be many in the present day.
(I don't think Farell has dashing hair, though.)

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Post by annis » Fri Oct 08, 2004 11:48 pm

Episcopus wrote:What's the deal with females and obsessions of attractive males?
What's the deal with males and obsessions of attractive females?

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Post by Eureka » Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:47 am

I wonder if there was a boost in the number of people studying classics after the release of The Life of Brian.

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Post by vidalf » Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:00 pm

Did someone here watch "Helen of Troy" series? It has been released on the DVD in 2003 I think. Well I somewhat liked it, except for the portrayal of Achilles though... Anyways, it looks strange to me that whenever somewhere the Troy movie discussion arises, this one is almost never mentioned, while it certainly has its pluses over the latter... As well as the other way around of course.

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Post by klewlis » Wed Oct 13, 2004 2:13 am

vidalf wrote:Did someone here watch "Helen of Troy" series? It has been released on the DVD in 2003 I think. Well I somewhat liked it, except for the portrayal of Achilles though... Anyways, it looks strange to me that whenever somewhere the Troy movie discussion arises, this one is almost never mentioned, while it certainly has its pluses over the latter... As well as the other way around of course.
This is because "Helen of Troy" did not have brad and orlando in it running around in short skirts.

Personally, I really enjoyed "Troy", and it bugs me when people pick it apart for "accuracy" instead of enjoying it for what it is--art and entertainment. Seriously, how could it be accurate in any sense since the standard against which it is measured is simply a myth itself, whose authorship and authenticity is also questioned? :)

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