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Alexander/Hephaestion Article in "Out Magazine"
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Rachel25



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't boycotts just ensure that everyone else just has to see what all the fuss is about in the film? 'The Passion' anyone?
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Bithysith



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, apparently nothing *** has been cut:

Last week, The Scoop ran an item that studio execs at Warner Bros were worried that “Alexander” was “too gay” and that one of the reasons its release was pushed back from early September to late September [sic... uh, I think they mean November. Just goes to show what their journalistic standards are] was that it was being decided whether to edit love scenes between Colin Farrell and a male co-star. At the time, Warner Bros. chose not to comment. The studio has since changed its mind. “That is completely untrue,” Warner Bros. Pictures President of Production Jeff Robinov said in a statement e-mailed to The Scoop. “Warner Bros. Pictures is proud of ‘Alexander’ and thinks it is an exceptional piece of filmmaking. We’ve moved the release date, as we said earlier, to position it better for Academy consideration. We also want to allow ourselves more time to complete some of its ambitious visual effects. . . . Any speculation that the Studio is trying to cut scenes from‘Alexander’ based on their depiction of the sexual relationships of the lead character is false and does not accurately represent the content of the film, which portrays Alexander the Great as heroic, and a man of his time and culture.”

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Iain



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:05 am    Post subject: Bagoas Reply with quote

The reason Bagoas is apparently given so much prominence in this film (and on this message board) is that a significant part of the film's audience will be made up of readers of Mary Renault's cult novel The Persian Boy, which is told from Bagoas' point of view. It's by no means just history buffs who will have heard of him and will want to see him represented.
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Vecchiolarry



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:42 pm    Post subject: Bagoas Reply with quote

Hi Iain,
I agree. Great book and the two that go with it.
Larry
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zipporah



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rachel25 wrote:
If they remove the gay love scenes, they had better remove the straight ones also. Those too, could disturb somebody.


LOL. And they have to get rid of any scenes of battle. They could be disturbing as well Rolling Eyes.
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