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The Latest Fad in Hollywood: Plundering the Classics - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
December 15th, 2003
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The Latest Fad in Hollywood: Plundering the Classics
arnulf pointed out that beside the upcoming movie Troy, of which I had already heard, there's some sort of Alexander The Great movie in the works, starring DiCaprio, alas. And suddenly there was a flash, and I saw the future: coming soon, to a theater near you, The Life and Death of Socrates, inevitably starring Ian McKellen.

Oy.

Current Mood: mildly concerned
Current Music: Harry Allen -- Sophisticated Lady

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From:shunra
Date:December 15th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC)

Rossllini already did that, though, in 1970

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however, he excluded all mention of homosexuality... ...kind of missing a big part of the point, I think.
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From:arnulf
Date:December 15th, 2003 02:47 pm (UTC)

I should be more careful opening my big mouth

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Nicky tells me something in confidentiality and next I see it all over LJ.

But now that the secret is out, I just want to say that I didn't mean this Oliver Stone version but that Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) version.

Two Hollywood 'Alexander the Great' movies? Indeed...

J.
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From:unfilthy
Date:December 15th, 2003 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Hey, I happen to like Ian McKellen. It'd be amusing watching him play Socrates. Or maybe I'm just starved for entertainment.
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From:kvschwartz
Date:December 17th, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
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Sir Ian McKellen would make a wonderful Socrates. (I was tempted to say "kick-ass", but somehow that didn't seem appropriate to describe a Socrates.
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From:ruthi
Date:December 20th, 2003 03:07 pm (UTC)
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I am thinking happy thoughts of Sir Ian McKellen corrupting the youth.
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From:hattie
Date:December 16th, 2003 04:55 am (UTC)
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Apparently, a miniserie named "Helen of Troy" was produced earlier this year. The countess and I have seen the DVD on the "Third Ear"'s shelves



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From:kazimish
Date:December 16th, 2003 10:46 am (UTC)

but...

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It would be cool, though, seeing him with a big nose plastered to his face and pleading his superiour beauty, don't you think?
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From:jspoons
Date:December 17th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC)

Well, it could've been worse.

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It could've been The Life and Death of Socrates starring Keanu Reeves.
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From:ruthi
Date:December 20th, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Well, it could've been worse.

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Whoa, Dude!
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