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12.01.2008

THE OTHERS director Alejandro Amenábar's upcoming period epic AGORA has so far eluded the ever watchful eye of the internet but today, the folks at "Cineblog" got their hands on a couple of shots of Rachel Weisz as Greek philospher Hypatia in a story centering on her dalliance with a slave (Max Minghella). Or as the official synopsis puts it:

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia of Alexandria.

Click through for one more pic. A slave philosophizes his way into Hypatia's pants on December 19th of next year. Thanks to Rui for the heads up!

Rachel Weisz, AGORA

Extra Tidbit: Pictures of the massive set can be found at "Las Horas Perdidas".
Source: Cineblog

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11:26AM on 12/02/2008
Sounds good to me!!!
Sounds good to me!!!
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5:45AM on 12/02/2008
I loved THE OTHERS, and I adore Rachel Weisz, but does this mean we're going to have to sit through a usual "all ancient people speak with British accents" film?
I loved THE OTHERS, and I adore Rachel Weisz, but does this mean we're going to have to sit through a usual "all ancient people speak with British accents" film?
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10:42PM on 12/01/2008
This sounds promising. I Am a fan of this time and enjoy movies depicting it. Plus Weisz is fun to look at.
This sounds promising. I Am a fan of this time and enjoy movies depicting it. Plus Weisz is fun to look at.
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6:25PM on 12/01/2008
Max Minghella is awful.
Max Minghella is awful.
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6:19PM on 12/01/2008
"A slave philosophizes his way into Hypatia's pants on December 19th of next year."

So eloquent. I love it. looks pretty cool not into the religion thing even though im from the south, but this looks good.

"A slave philosophizes his way into Hypatia's pants on December 19th of next year."

So eloquent. I love it. looks pretty cool not into the religion thing even though im from the south, but this looks good.

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6:18PM on 12/01/2008
Hypatia of Alexandria (pronounced /haɪˈpeɪʃə/) (Greek: Ὑπατία; born between AD 350 and 370 – 415) was a Greek scholar from Alexandria in Egypt, considered the first notable woman in mathematics, who also taught philosophy and astronomy. She lived in Roman Egypt, and was killed by a Coptic Christian mob who blamed her for religious turmoil. She has been hailed as a "valiant defender of science against religion", and some suggest that her
Hypatia of Alexandria (pronounced /haɪˈpeɪʃə/) (Greek: Ὑπατία; born between AD 350 and 370 – 415) was a Greek scholar from Alexandria in Egypt, considered the first notable woman in mathematics, who also taught philosophy and astronomy. She lived in Roman Egypt, and was killed by a Coptic Christian mob who blamed her for religious turmoil. She has been hailed as a "valiant defender of science against religion", and some suggest that her murder marked the end of the Hellenistic Age.

She was stripped naked and dragged through the streets to the newly Christianized Caesareum church and killed. Some reports suggest she was flayed with ostrakois (literally, "oyster shells", though also used to refer to roof tiles or broken pottery) and set ablaze while still alive, though other accounts suggest those actions happened after her death.

I figured some people might not know who she was, so I thought I'd give some more info to stimulate the senses. The story of Hypatia proves there is no better place to find understanding and acceptance than the religious community.
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6:02PM on 12/01/2008
Nice to see Amenabar continues stretching. So far all his movies have been totally different, and all great in there own way.

I look forward to anything he does
Nice to see Amenabar continues stretching. So far all his movies have been totally different, and all great in there own way.

I look forward to anything he does
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