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F*ckAthensThisIsMacedon



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:54 am    Post subject: 'In the footsteps [...] ' documentary... Reply with quote

Arrow I know this one is not related to the movie directly but it's resembling.

Idea What do you guys think of 'In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great' documentary by Michael Wood (BBC documentary series)? Michael Wood is a British historian/journalist who retraced Alexander's conquests. I think this guy did a really good job and he was quite lucky too to get paid in order to travel around the world and specifically 'in the footsteps of Alexander' Rolling Eyes . His journey begins in Macedonia, Greece, at the mount Olympus (Dion) and proceeds through 16 countries. I want the opinion of those who have watched the documentary and I advise the others to watch it asap Exclamation
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kida_greenleaf



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:55 pm    Post subject: footsteps Reply with quote

you can order it off of amazon.com
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Tino



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read the book, and it was good until I reached the half-way point.
See, the book restarted itself there.
It must have been a printing error but I never bothered contacting the publishers to send me another one.

But from what I read he tactfully avoided any political agendas and was strictly interested in historical facts, good work, now if I could only find the second half of the book to finish it! LOL
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Neneh



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the "Footsteps..." series was very interesting. Not so much from a historical point of view maybe, as when I read the book (some time after I'd watched the programme), there were some pretty basic mistakes. I think the real value in Michael Wood's journey is that he brings you a good idea of what the countries Alexander travelled were like.

I found it had higher geographical value than historical if that makes any sense. Rolling Eyes
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Cami Te Amo!



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't watch it cause I live in Argentina, not in uk!

Tino, what is the name of the book? I want to look for it!
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Nova



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've watched it !!! And i recorded it Very Happy
It's really a great documentary ... I believe there were 4 episodes ...
It was very exiting to me , like it was a movie Very Happy The man followed the path that alexander took ...
great great great , thank god I have it on video Cool
greetz , nova
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Tino



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cami Te Amo! wrote:
I haven't watch it cause I live in Argentina, not in uk!

Tino, what is the name of the book? I want to look for it!


It's called "In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great"
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Cami Te Amo!



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, I'll look for it.
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AlekcandarMakedoncki



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's on PBS in the US i saw it....it was very good
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jason_xander2000



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:23 pm    Post subject: Footsteps Reply with quote

Im Britisn and seen the progarame a couple of times,the programe and the content were very good.

However I had a problem with Michael Wood, he didnr say anything positive or constructive at all about Alexander the man.

He was very narrow in his opinions on the king.

Regards

Jason
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alexander makedon



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your are right. There are problems with Wood and he has been severely criticized for them both in the film and in the movie. Here is part of that published by Archeology:

"As in the film, there is confusion between Greeks and Macedonians. During the earlier part of Alexander’s campaign, the army contained important contingents of Greek allies and mercenaries, but in time most of these were replaced Macedonian and Asian troops. It is simply incorrect to call Alexander’s army Greek. In one place Wood refers to the army’s “Greek high command,” though there were only a handful of important Greek commanders and a few pages later it is the “Macedonian high command” that draws our attention."

http://www.***/9805/abstracts/multimedia.html

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Vasilios



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.***/programsinterests/mpt/alexander/

theres the link for anyone interested in reading up on it.
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