Nov 27, 2010


I like to watch ABC's At the Movies. David and Margaret recently gave Agora a glowing review. I found it refreshing that some film makers are willing to brave such different topics as science and religion.

I'm a bit sick of the blockbuster movies. Some of their theme can be so cliche.


  1. Looks like a movie of my taste, Enid. Science and religion are among my favorite subjects, in addition to skiing, heavy metal and ... needless to say, you know >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  2. I saw Agora when it first came out in NYC and loved Weisz' performance as Hypatia. The film was beautifully shot and a bit uneven. Amenabar also distorted some history in service to his art (the Library didn't end that way and Synesius wasn't a jerk), but that's what artists do. I go to the movies for entertainment, not history. For people who want to know more about the historical Hypatia, I highly recommend a very readable biography Hypatia of Alexandria by Maria Dzielska (Harvard University Press, 1995). I also have a series of posts on the historical events and characters in the film at my blog - not a movie review, just a "reel vs. real" discussion.

  3. Thanks C and F. I want my entertainment to be interesting and thoughts provoking.


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