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  • louise
    Bill, I know this is maddening of me, but it really does look much less inflamed from this side of the Atlantic. Your country has many many good people, but
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      Bill,

      I know this is maddening of me, but it really does look much less
      inflamed from this side of the Atlantic. Your country has many many
      good people, but those ideologies ...

      Louise


      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "bhvwd" <v.valleywestdental@m...>
      wrote:
      >
      > Just finished the movie , Alexander, as told by Oliver Stone.
      > Oliver Stone takes great liberties with relatively recent
      material
      > so his renderings from 25 centuries past can be quite a stretch.
      > Alexanders mother is creditited with endowing him with a god
      > complex and a desire to conquer the world. That turned out to be
      > somewhat open ended a goal since no one knew how much world there
      > was at that time. After acquiring a life long homosexual partner,
      a
      > power mad , alcoholic King, father and mother who loves snakes,
      > Alexander sets off to subdue the rest of the world. Along the way
      he
      > is reinforced in his diety by Egyptian priests who he had
      > conquered.Angelina Joli is stunning as Al`s mom and Al is aged
      > skillfully by a cut man that could have been in the corner with
      the
      > Bayonne Bleeder. Everybody loses an eye and they actually pith one
      > dying soldier. You think that marching through all those poppy
      > fields somebody would have chewyed on a few buds. I liked the
      show,
      > people who demand acuracy from works of antiquity are more severly
      > toilet trained than Alexander. I perticulally like Al`s homage to
      > Achilles who he thinks of as the pure warrior with no lust to
      power,
      > just victory.Ptolomy supposidly narrates the story from Egypt and
      > does it for about an hour too long. In the end there is a lot of
      > babbling about greatness but I was left with the idea that god
      > complex and world conquest are ideas better left long ago. Too
      bad
      > fifteen or twenty everyday despots had not already seen a pre
      > screening of this epic. Bill
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