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The Fall Of Troy.

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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:09 AM
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Hi folks, just viewed a new sword & sandals flick, The Fall of Troy based on the Iliad , so far not bad, waiting to see more character development, some nudity ,cast kinda diverse without being insulting to anyone's intelligence, when you guys have time check it out.




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:22 AM
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originally posted by: Spider879
Hi folks, just viewed a new sword & sandals flick, The Fall of Troy based on the Iliad , so far not bad, waiting to see more character development, some nudity ,cast kinda diverse without being insulting to anyone's intelligence, when you guys have time check it out.


A series or a movie?

The mythical nature of the Greek's hero is possibly actual history verses myth. After all, Achilles was only human. Greek gods might be the myth part but Achilles I suspect was real and was killed on the battlefield as the Iliad story goes. Fascinating that Archaeologist have found what we believe to be Troy.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:23 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

If you're referring to this then I won't be watching it - since when was Achilles black skinned?

Troy: Fall of a City
www.imdb.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

hmmm Helen of Sparta was also white and beautiful




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

There is a lot of discussion around the casting of Achilles in the media already. Excellent discussion here:-

medium.com...@StyxEinzig/achilles-was-not-black-why-cultural-distinctions-still-matter-bacb7e39d8d1

First episode was ok but not great, bigger casting issue for me was having Menelaus played by the scrote who was Robin Hood in another BBC series - that sucked.

For mythical heroes they were all a bit dirty beardy
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:41 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

oh FFS Zeus was also black in this series

www.imdb.com...
Hakeem Kae-Kazim = Zeus




An 8 part TV series commissioned by the BBC to retell the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.


The BBC pandering to people of colour



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:42 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Spider879

If you're referring to this then I won't be watching it - since when was Achilles black skinned?

Troy: Fall of a City
www.imdb.com...

Why the fk did they do that?? Now I have to walk back the insult the intelligence thing, they misuse diversity in this case as there were a number of Ethiopian characters in the Iliad such as Memnon who did epic battle with Achilles. Sigh!!..



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:45 AM
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a reply to: DrBobH

hahaha so I was right which show this was about. Op was bare on facts.

why was he a scrote?
www.imdb.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:47 AM
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I went to see that with friends, and we laughed our asses off:

Greeks in yurts

hobnail sounds from sandals on sand

a city surrounded by little but sand

a stone city on fire

"Hector! Hector! Hector! Hector!..."



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

oh FFS Zeus was also black in this series

www.imdb.com...
Hakeem Kae-Kazim = Zeus




An 8 part TV series commissioned by the BBC to retell the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.


The BBC pandering to people of colour


Holy cow!
Now, I will wonder if we ever saw an African based God in Greece?

I don't recall one.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Just came across to me as more Robin Hoodie than Robin Hood. Guy of Gisbourne played by Rich Armitage was the star of the show for me.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:55 AM
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But in the case of Troy the really did not need to do that, I saw the first episode, yeah Zeus being black often shape shift into whatever he wants, but a black Achilles??
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:58 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight


And Brad Pit has nothing on Eric Bana.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 07:05 AM
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a reply to: Lazarus Short




Greeks in yurts


sigh - next the Greeks will be eating a "kofta kebob" instead of a souvlaki

have a look at this clown shredding carrot on a so called "yiros" malaka!

Yiros comes off a vertical rotisserie/spit you clown! "arxidi"




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 07:08 AM
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a reply to: Justoneman

Zeus/Jupiter were white -

but then again

wiki


The early Greek-Roman gods & goddesses such as Apollo, Zeus, Hercules, Athena, Venus, were all Black, being renditions of the Black Egyptian gods. The historian Herodotus himself wrote “the names of nearly all the gods came to Greece from Egypt.”Sep 18, 2015



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

I'm an Aussie born in Egypt with Greek and Turkish heritage/roots so I'm better looking than both of them.

Here's an uglier side to Eric just for you




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 07:23 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

You have an interesting background Light.

As for the video you left, that's a little too bad boy, even for me. But he did a great job, impressive.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 07:40 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

hehe - it was ironic a few years ago when our Greek family found out about our minor Turkish heritage



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: Justoneman

originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

oh FFS Zeus was also black in this series

www.imdb.com...
Hakeem Kae-Kazim = Zeus




An 8 part TV series commissioned by the BBC to retell the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.


The BBC pandering to people of colour


Holy cow!
Now, I will wonder if we ever saw an African based God in Greece?

I don't recall one.


Well like Construction said, the later Greeks linked their own to the older Egyptian Gods, but in the case of the Iliad they really didn't need to compensate for black characters, they were built into the story itself, I mean Priam was uncle to the Black skinned, golden crested Memnon for chrissakes and his 10,000 Ethiopian warriors, who bought much honor to the battle field, I was hoping that's the direction they were headed.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Justoneman

originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

oh FFS Zeus was also black in this series

www.imdb.com...
Hakeem Kae-Kazim = Zeus




An 8 part TV series commissioned by the BBC to retell the story of the 10 year siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC.


The BBC pandering to people of colour


Holy cow!
Now, I will wonder if we ever saw an African based God in Greece?

I don't recall one.


Well like Construction said, the later Greeks linked their own to the older Egyptian Gods, but in the case of the Iliad they really didn't need to compensate for black characters, they were built into the story itself, I mean Priam was uncle to the Black skinned, golden crested Memnon for chrissakes and his 10,000 Ethiopian warriors, who bought much honor to the battle field, I was hoping that's the direction they were headed.


Well that is interesting and I never saw any Egyptian Gods that looked Negroid. We got any pics of this stuff. The Blacks I recall in depictions in the glyphs, just as were most of the other non Egyptians, they were usually castrated,. Of course I am sure, the women were taken like Isis would do them.
edit on 22-2-2018 by Justoneman because: (no reason given)


ETA

Yea, thats what I am talking about. Some evidence we can use unlike the Anti's evidence on threads. I like that avatar, I have my answer. Thanks
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ETA 2

But that one looks Asian. Ok please share the URL of a site with some cool statues we can all see.
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