The final movie in Oliver Stone's Vietnam trilogy follows the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war. As a ... See full summary »
Hiep Thi Le,
Tommy Lee Jones,
Haing S. Ngor
Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical ... See full summary »
In the highlands of Scotland in the 1700s, Rob Roy tries to lead his small town to a better future, by borrowing money from the local nobility to buy cattle to herd to market. When the ... See full summary »
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.
Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians he leads his Army across the then known world venturing further than any Westerner had ever gone all the way to India. Written by
When Alexander is facing a mutiny by his men at the Beas river, Craterus' speech mentions that many men he knew had died. He mentions that some died of disease, others were butchered in Scythia by the banks of the Oxus. This comment references Alexander's campaign against Spitamenes, a guerrilla leader whose military tactics led to a massacre of two thousand mercenaries serving Alexander. While these battles are not seen, Spitamenes' severed head is shown and is referenced to by Ptolemy as the last rebel leader, whose head was presented to Alexander by his former allies (Spitamenes was indeed killed by his own allies and his head was sent as a peace offering). See more »
In the theatrical version of the movie the scar on Old Ptolemy's forehead switches sides halfway through his first scene. See more »
Our world is gone now. Smashed by the wars. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. I am the victor. But what does it all mean when there is not one left to remember - the great cavalry charge at Gaugamela, or the mountains of the Hindu Kush when we crossed a 100,000-man army into India? He was a god, Cadmos. Or as close as anything I've ever seen.
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The audience is not being able to understand the difference between
ancient and modern morals, but to be honest I don't care about the
wider audience. Why should Oliver have to sugarcoat and alter his work
simply because the 'MTV generation' and mass TV watchers of the United
States don't know their history? I say he shouldn't. Their ignorance is
*their* problem, not Oliver's.
In a long shot, Oliver Stone chose to create a historically accurate
film around the life of a man, both fact and fiction, who created the
gateway for humanity's future path. Many will not appreciate this film,
because their minds are too stuffed with current calamity to realize
where their freedoms and dreams of equality originated from.
This is a brilliant film, which was portrayed correctly, from a
personable point of view, to create the character of Alexander in the
manner in which he lived; uninhibited by other influences save those
whom he loved and knew were trustworthy. This movie is about the
origins not only of the Western mind and intellect, but also plan
larger into the scheme of the man who saw and dreamt of the future- a
world which accepted each other and lived together in diversity in
harmony. This man was Alexander-- our Western father.
Like it, hate it; it doesn't really matter. The fact is, Oliver Stone
brought to his team of experts internationally respected historians to
make this film as accurate historically as possible. This should not go
without notice. Colin Farrell, a known Irish- now Hollywood loverboy,
does indeed display the heart and integrity of a natural born leader.
He has lead this cast in an epic performance, well past his personal
years and experience. He is worthy of praise in his portrayal of
The movie is fantastic; Well done, Olivier, Colin, etc... Well done.
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