History Film / Alexander

12th Sep '17 3:18:40 AM Thorion
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* AdaptationalSexuality: Despite popular belief, no ancient sources state Alexander had homosexual relationships or that his relationship with Hephaestion was sexual. He did refer to Hephaestion as his "erogenous" or "beloved" but that does not necessarily have a sexual meaning. It is possible he was bisexual as he married Roxana out of love but other than Greek culture at the time there is nothing to say he was.

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* AdaptationalSexuality: Despite popular belief, no ancient sources state Alexander had homosexual relationships or that his relationship with Hephaestion was sexual. He did refer to Hephaestion as his "erogenous" "eromenos" or "beloved" but that does not necessarily have a sexual meaning. It is possible he was bisexual as he married Roxana out of love but other than Greek culture at the time there is nothing to say he was.
11th Sep '17 9:06:29 PM Thorion
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* AdaptationalSexuality: Despite popular belief, no ancient sources state Alexander had homosexual relationships or that his relationship with Hephaestion was sexual. He did refer to Hephaestion as his "erogenous" or "beloved" but that does not necessarily have a sexual meaning. It is possible he was bisexual as he married Roxana out of love but other than Greek culture at the time there is nothing to say he was.
5th Aug '17 11:28:52 PM Fireblood
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* CulturalPosturing: Creator/{{Aristotle}}, while explaining young Alexander and his future commanders why Greeks are superior race over Persians.

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* CulturalPosturing: Creator/{{Aristotle}}, while explaining to young Alexander and his future commanders why Greeks are a superior race over Persians.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Macedonians and other Greeks in general look down on all non-Greeks as hedonistic barbarians. When Alexander says that he looks forward to the day when Greeks and non-Greeks will mix and be treated as equals, his generals look at him as if he's insane. And there is of course heavy misogynistic theme on the Greek side, treating women as good for childbearing and slaves to passion, while only two man can create a true, perfect love.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Macedonians and other Greeks in general look down on all non-Greeks as hedonistic barbarians. When Alexander says that he looks forward to the day when Greeks and non-Greeks will mix and be treated as equals, his generals look at him as if he's insane. And there is of course a heavy misogynistic theme on the Greek side, treating women as good for childbearing and slaves to passion, while only two man can create a true, perfect love.



* FullFrontalAssault: Roxane tries to stab Alexander while being completely nude.

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* FullFrontalAssault: Roxane tries to stab Alexander while being completely nude.naked on their wedding night.



* MamasBoy: Alexander

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* MamasBoy: AlexanderAlexander.



* MercyKill: Glaucos, an Ilirian wounded by spear under Gaugamela is dying. The physician starts to unwrap a set for euthanasia while Alexander is comforting the soldier and [[SickeningCrunch then...]]

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* MercyKill: Glaucos, an Ilirian wounded by a spear under Gaugamela Gaugamela, is dying. The physician starts to unwrap a set for euthanasia while Alexander is comforting the soldier soldier, and [[SickeningCrunch then...]]



* ARealManIsAKiller: Phillip's father send him to battle and when he returned after slaying someone for the first time, he said "Now you know".
* RearingHorse: Alexander's horse rears as it faces an enemy [[WarElephants War Elephant]] which is also rearing. Then he falls off from his horse.

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* ARealManIsAKiller: Phillip's father send sent him to battle and when he returned after slaying killing someone for the first time, he said "Now you know".
* RearingHorse: Alexander's horse rears as it faces an enemy [[WarElephants War Elephant]] which is also rearing. Then he falls off from his horse.off.



* RoyallyScrewedUp: Alexander's whole family - drunk rapist father, 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.

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* RoyallyScrewedUp: Alexander's whole family - drunk rapist father, possessive and treacherous mother, he himself lusting for everlasting glory of as a conqueror, then Roxane playing her own games... Not to mention his male lovers that he treats as part of his family.



* WarIsGlorious: What everyone firmly believes. With time however, more and more Macedonians are tired with never-ending conquest and witnessing the hell of war for so many years. In the end, Alexander is forced to retreat, being the only one still lusting for more war.

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* WarIsGlorious: What everyone firmly believes. With time however, more and more Macedonians are tired with of never-ending conquest and witnessing the hell of war for so many years. In the end, Alexander is forced to retreat, being the only one still lusting for more war.



* YouNoTakeCandle: The Persians (and much of the Greeks/Macedonians) speak fairly and eloquently ("If only you were not a pale reflection of my mother's heart") whilst the Baktrian Roxane speaks in this manner: "Great man, Alexander? You I kill now." Potentially justified in showcasing that Roxane was not very fluent in the native language of the Greeks, while her father Oxyartes speaks perfectly fluent.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: The Persians (and much of the Greeks/Macedonians) speak fairly and eloquently ("If only you were not a pale reflection of my mother's heart") whilst the Baktrian Bactrian Roxane speaks in this manner: "Great man, Alexander? You I kill now." Potentially justified in showcasing that Roxane was not very fluent in the native language of the Greeks, while which her father Oxyartes speaks perfectly fluent.fluently.
19th May '17 11:38:01 PM nombretomado
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* TalkLikeAPirate: ValKilmer, playing Alexander's father, is deliberately doing a pirate accent.

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* TalkLikeAPirate: ValKilmer, Creator/ValKilmer, playing Alexander's father, is deliberately doing a pirate accent.
5th Apr '17 7:26:09 PM TheThoughtAssassin
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* AndThenWhat: Hephaistion at one point asks Alexander what he would do once he conquered his way all the way to his much sought "Outer Ocean". Without missing a beat, Alexander turns to his boyfriend, and moral center, and answers: "I turn around and conquer the other half!"

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* AndThenWhat: Hephaistion at one point asks Alexander what he would do once he conquered his way all the way to his much sought "Outer Ocean". Without missing a beat, Alexander turns to his boyfriend, best friend, and moral center, and answers: "I turn around and conquer the other half!"
1st Dec '16 11:42:03 AM Xtifr
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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 Creator/ColinFarrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/JaredLeto, 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 UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat. The film starred Creator/ColinFarrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/JaredLeto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.
16th Nov '16 1:29:05 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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, Creator/JaredLeto, 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 Creator/ColinFarrell in the title role, along with Creator/AngelinaJolie and Creator/ValKilmer as his parents, and Creator/AnthonyHopkins, Creator/JaredLeto, Creator/ChristopherPlummer, and Creator/RosarioDawson in further supporting roles.
11th Oct '16 5:09:56 PM Dancedom
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Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription: Too short

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Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription: Too shortCentering on the life of Macedonian emperor Alexander the Great, mainly from his youth and his conquering of Persia and India. The son of Phillip II and his wife Olympias, Alexander became king after his father's murder, and retained the throne until his early death at the age of 32.
20th Sep '16 3:24:32 PM lorgskyegon
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* RapeAndRevenge: The guard who assassinates Phillip is the boy he raped at his wedding party. It's made clearer in the director's cut.
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.
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