History Film / Agora

22nd Feb '16 5:16:28 PM amaXdear
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* AllJewsAreAshkenazi: Probably the main fault of the movie was to portray Jews as Caucasian.


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* RaceLift: Probably one of the biggest mistakes of the movie is portraying all Jews as white. Although Christianity encouraged conversion and gained a number of followers from all religions, Jews at this point were still a small ethnoreligious group from the Levant.
4th Nov '15 8:49:37 AM JustTroper
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* BarefootSage: [[PlayedWith Played with]]; Hypatia isn't always barefoot, but she seems to have a habit of taking off her footwear when indoors (in particular, teaching her students this way).
23rd Jun '15 8:56:32 AM Omnicron13
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* AffablyEvil/NobleBigot: Christians in the movie are genuinely good people... unless you belong to any religion but theirs.

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* AffablyEvil/NobleBigot: AffablyEvil / NobleBigot: Christians in the movie are genuinely good people... unless you belong to any religion but theirs.
23rd Jun '15 8:56:21 AM Omnicron13
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* AffablyEvil: Christians in the movie are genuinely good people... unless you belong to any religion but theirs.

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* AffablyEvil: AffablyEvil/NobleBigot: Christians in the movie are genuinely good people... unless you belong to any religion but theirs.
9th Jan '15 2:27:26 AM LahmacunKebab
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* ForeignLookingFont: On the posters, the pseudo-Greek font uses Lambdas in place of Latin alphabet 'A's or Alphas in Greek meaning that if we ignore the fact that a Latin alphabet 'R' is used in place of the correct Greek Rho (which looks like a 'P') and that a Latin 'G' is used in place of a Greek Gamma then the film's title reads; LGORL.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: The Christians and Jews dress mostly in black or grey (with some clerical orders using white) while pagans use white. Fun fact: '''none are truly good'''; in fact, the only color associated with good is red, which is both used by the Roman army and Hypatia herself after Alexandria's library's demise. Justified because its historically accurate.

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* ForeignLookingFont: On the posters, the pseudo-Greek font uses Lambdas in place of Latin alphabet 'A's or Alphas in Greek meaning that if we ignore the fact that a Latin alphabet 'R' is used in place of the correct Greek Rho (which looks like a 'P') and that a Latin 'G' is used in place of a Greek Gamma then the film's title reads; reads: LGORL.
* GoodColorsEvilColors: The Christians and Jews dress mostly in black or grey (with some clerical orders using white) while pagans use white. Fun fact: '''none are truly good'''; in fact, the only color associated with good is red, which is both used by the Roman army and Hypatia herself after Alexandria's library's demise. Justified because its it's historically accurate.
9th Jan '15 2:20:21 AM LahmacunKebab
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* KnightTemplar: the parabolani.

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* KnightTemplar: the The parabolani.
9th Jan '15 2:15:22 AM LahmacunKebab
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* TheEmpire: Literally, since its the Roman Empire we're talking about.

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* TheEmpire: Literally, since its it's the Roman Empire we're talking about.



* PrettyBoy: Bishop Synesius of Cyrene, played by the British actor RupertEvans

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* PrettyBoy: Bishop Synesius of Cyrene, played by the British actor RupertEvansRupert Evans
6th Jan '15 1:59:21 PM nombretomado
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''Ágora'' (written and directed by your favorite LGBT Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar) is a movie portraying the life of the female philosopher Hypatia (played by RachelWeisz), from the destruction of Alexandria to her death at the hands of fanatical Christians. It takes a number of liberties with the history it's trying to depict, so take it with a grain of salt.

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''Ágora'' (written and directed by your favorite LGBT Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar) is a movie portraying the life of the female philosopher Hypatia (played by RachelWeisz), Creator/RachelWeisz), from the destruction of Alexandria to her death at the hands of fanatical Christians. It takes a number of liberties with the history it's trying to depict, so take it with a grain of salt.
4th Oct '14 9:21:58 PM Fireblood
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''Ágora'' (written and directed by your favourite LGBT Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar) is a movie portraying the life of the female philosopher Hypatia (played by RachelWeisz), from the destruction of Alexandria to her death at the hands of fanatical Christians. It takes a number of liberties with the history it's trying to depict, so take it with a grain of salt.

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''Ágora'' (written and directed by your favourite favorite LGBT Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar) is a movie portraying the life of the female philosopher Hypatia (played by RachelWeisz), from the destruction of Alexandria to her death at the hands of fanatical Christians. It takes a number of liberties with the history it's trying to depict, so take it with a grain of salt.



* CorruptChurch: Subverted; it's not corrupt, but very fanatical.

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* CorruptChurch: Subverted; {{Subverted}}; it's not corrupt, but very fanatical.



* TheDogBitesBack: Hypatia calls Davus an "idiot" while packing. This drives him to participate in the sacking of the library; and he [[spoiler: is only barely able to restrain himself from sexually assaulting her when next they meet]].

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* TheDogBitesBack: Hypatia calls Davus an "idiot" while packing. This drives him to participate in the sacking of the library; library, and he [[spoiler: is only barely able to restrain himself from sexually assaulting her when next they meet]].



* GoodColoursEvilColours: The Christians and Jews dress mostly in black or grey (with some clerical orders using white) while pagans use white. Fun fact: '''none are truly good'''; in fact, the only colour associated with good is red, which is both used by the Roman army and Hypatia herself after Alexandria's library's demise. Justified because its historically accurate.

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* GoodColoursEvilColours: GoodColorsEvilColors: The Christians and Jews dress mostly in black or grey (with some clerical orders using white) while pagans use white. Fun fact: '''none are truly good'''; in fact, the only colour color associated with good is red, which is both used by the Roman army and Hypatia herself after Alexandria's library's demise. Justified because its historically accurate.



* HollywoodOld: Hypatia, looking like 30 even at the last part of the movie when the real Hypatia was over 60. (Rachel Weisz was nearly 40 at the time of filming, too.) Other sources identified Hypatia's age to be about 40, and given the liberties taken by the film, maybe they even deliberately made her younger.

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* HollywoodOld: Hypatia, looking like 30 even at the last part of the movie when the real Hypatia was over 60. 60 (Rachel Weisz was nearly 40 at the time of filming, too.) too). Other sources identified Hypatia's age to be about 40, and given the liberties taken by the film, maybe they even deliberately made her younger.



* RealityIsUnrealistic: The film contains [[http://armariummagnus.blogspot.com/2009/05/agora-and-hypatia-hollywood-strikes.html a number]] [[http://armariummagnus.blogspot.com/2009/05/agora-and-hypatia-hollywood-strikes.html of myths]] about Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria that are so common in pop-culture that the real history sounds implausible to many people. To what degree the movie is guilty of spreading historical myths is, however, somewhat [[http://richardcarrier.blogspot.com/2010/08/agora-review.html open to debate]].

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: The film contains [[http://armariummagnus.blogspot.com/2009/05/agora-and-hypatia-hollywood-strikes.html a number]] [[http://armariummagnus.blogspot.com/2009/05/agora-and-hypatia-hollywood-strikes.html number of myths]] about Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria that are so common in pop-culture that the real history sounds implausible to many people. To what degree the movie is guilty of spreading historical myths is, however, somewhat [[http://richardcarrier.blogspot.com/2010/08/agora-review.html open to debate]].
6th Jun '14 10:02:58 PM dvorak
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* TheDogBitesBack: Hypatia calls Davus an "idiot" while packing. This drives him to participate in the sacking of the library; and he [[spoiler: is only barely able to restrain himself from sexually assaulting her when next they meet]].


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: See below.
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