History Film / Alexander

19th Apr '16 3:38:02 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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'''Alexander''' is a 2004 [[{{Biopic}} biographical film]] directed by Creator/OliverStone about the life and death of emperor UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Colin Farrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Jared Leto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.

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'''Alexander''' is a 2004 [[{{Biopic}} biographical film]] directed by Creator/OliverStone about the life and death of emperor UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Colin Farrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Jared Leto, Creator/JaredLeto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.
18th Mar '16 4:02:11 PM theLibrarian
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* UnstoppableRage: The Battle of the Hydaspes is won after Alexander is shot with an arrow and falls from Bucephalus, causing his army to rampage into the Indian army to rescue him which drives the Indians to retreat.
19th Jan '16 3:38:37 PM mephistos
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Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription: Too short
26th Sep '15 7:43:18 PM Thorion
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* ShownTheirWork: Of the easiest kind by actually referring to Heracles by his Greek name instead of his Roman name Hercules.
11th May '15 6:46:57 AM hullflyer
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* DecapitatedArmy: Alexander plan for winning Gaugamela requires going right for Darius and slain him, which will destroy Persian ranks almost instantly.

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* DecapitatedArmy: Alexander Alexander's plan for winning Gaugamela requires going right for Darius and slain slaying him, which will destroy the Persian ranks almost instantly.
18th Apr '15 4:34:59 PM optimistpie
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* RoyallyScrewedUp: Alexander whole family - drunk rapist father, possesive and treacherous mother, he himself lusting for everlasting glory of conqueror, then Roxane playing her own games... Not to mention his male lovers that he treats as part of his family.

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* RoyallyScrewedUp: Alexander Alexander's whole family - drunk rapist father, possesive possessive and treacherous mother, he himself lusting for everlasting glory of conqueror, then Roxane playing her own games... Not to mention his male lovers that he treats as part of his family.
10th Mar '15 5:56:34 PM lorgskyegon
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** It is also quite obvious that many of the Indian people disapprove of the Greeks' homosexual behavior, with dirty looks and whispered disapproval when Bagoas dances for and kisses Alexander at a banquet.
30th Jan '15 7:40:01 PM CaptEquinox
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** Or, acording to the documentry about making of the film, Colin Farrell [[OohMeAccentsSlipping was unable to fully drop his]] Irish one, so instead everyone addopted it and ''then'' it went to the above described decision of Irish accent as Macedonian Greek.

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** Or, acording to the documentry about making of the film, Colin Farrell [[OohMeAccentsSlipping was unable to fully drop his]] Irish one, so instead everyone addopted adopted it and ''then'' it went to the above described decision of Irish accent as Macedonian Greek.Greek.
** Some of the actors playing the Macedonian troops have strong Scots accents rather than Irish.



-->'''Alexander:''' If I die, it's one Macedonian. But the Persians, they ''can't move'' without Darius command.

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-->'''Alexander:''' If I die, it's one Macedonian. But the Persians, they ''can't move'' without Darius Darius' command.



* RoyalHarem: One in Babylon. Which includes even androgynous boys with make up and longhair.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Alexander whole family - drunk rapist father, possesive and tretcherous mother, he himself lusting for everlasting glory of conqueror, then Roxane playing her own games... Not to mention his male lovers that he treats as part of his family.

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* RoyalHarem: One in Babylon. Which includes even androgynous boys with make up and longhair.
long hair.
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Alexander whole family - drunk rapist father, possesive and tretcherous treacherous mother, he himself lusting for everlasting glory of conqueror, then Roxane playing her own games... Not to mention his male lovers that he treats as part of his family.



* TakeThat: Averted. While there are many digs toward Achilles, it was no-one intention to take them as an insult toward Film/{{Troy}}.

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* TakeThat: Averted. While there are many digs toward Achilles, it was no-one no one's intention to take them as an insult toward Film/{{Troy}}.


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* TheFilmOfTheBook: Much of the film is drawn from Creator/MaryRenault's meticulously researched novels about Alexander's life. Fans of her work can recite the lines right along with the actors in a couple of scenes.
13th Nov '14 10:07:16 AM Patachou
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''Alexander'' is a 2004 [[{{Biopic}} biographical film]] directed by Creator/OliverStone about the life and death of emperor AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Colin Farrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Jared Leto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.

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''Alexander'' '''Alexander''' is a 2004 [[{{Biopic}} biographical film]] directed by Creator/OliverStone about the life and death of emperor AlexanderTheGreat.UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Colin Farrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Jared Leto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.
6th Aug '14 8:36:54 AM Morgenthaler
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''Alexander'' is a 2004 [[{{Biopic}} biographical film]] directed by Creator/OliverStone about the life and death of emperor AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Colin Farrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Jared Leto and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.

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''Alexander'' is a 2004 [[{{Biopic}} biographical film]] directed by Creator/OliverStone about the life and death of emperor AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Colin Farrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Jared Leto Leto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.
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