|Rodents of Unusual Size |
also I should point out the director had a great shot of an anthill right before this scene that stands as an obvious metaphor.
I've heard stories that apparently the Library of Alexandria was more of a giant closet that people stuff scrolls into more than something that was actually curated and organized in any sensible way. I can't even being to gauge the authority or veracity of the idea, but I find it funny, so I want to share it anyway.
|infinite zest |
This looks good. I remember my theatre was getting a bunch of posters and stuff for the film, but I don't think it ever came, or if it did it was after I left and I sort of forgot about it. Seems like every period movie was going for X-TREME Roman/Greek/Spartan etc. around this time, and this looks like it avoids that dumbed down aesthetic for a really good story and great, real visuals.
oooh and Rachel Weisz is in it. Movie-boner and boner-boner in one movie? I'm definitely watching this! Thanks!
Between this and The Fountain, she sure seems to like taking baths. Maybe it's in her contract?
You belittle her Constant Gardener bath scene, sir.
Do I lose points on here if I say that I liked the Constant Gardener movie a lot more than the book, in sort of the same way that I liked Tom Clancy/Robert Ludlum movies and not the books? LeCarre's leaps and bounds ahead of those two but that book in particular just didn't do it for me.
I like every Phillip K Dick movie better than the book, so I am in no position to judge.
This one sucked too!
The history of the early monastics is pretty monstrous. Originally, they were literally just roving bands of Christian thugs. The Benedictine Rule was a direct response to events like this, trying to bring some sort of order to these guys. In order to discourage the wrong sort of elements from basically just putting on a black/brown robe and running around smashing things in the name of Christ, Benedict declared the rule of celibacy and mandatory work duty to weed out the riff-raff.
|Oscar Wildcat |
hallelu - akbar!
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