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Oliver Stone . . . sigh 
18th-Aug-2005 12:12 am
colin blue: brn_gamble
Okay, I was so pissed about this a couple days ago.

Why did Oliver Stone edit Hephaistion's death scene to leave out these two lines --

(Hephaistion) "And I Patroclus?"

(Alexander) "It is our destiny." (to die together)

First of all, he set up the whole Achilles/Patroclus thing early in the movie. At the death scene, the allusion comes full circle. I realize he tried not to duplicate *anything* sexual in the remix (sorry, pop music rears its head). But, please.

And why take out the destiny remark? I just got through with a destiny challenge at our Alexander list, and the word destiny is very important to the whole story. Why, why, why? This didn't save any time or add to the flow of the scene at all. It just BUGS.

That's all.
Comments 
19th-Aug-2005 12:39 am (UTC)
Well Mr. Stone screwed up the theme and the continuity of the movie, we at least have the joys of fic to boost our spirits. He is a bad man and should be punished. In truth, a friend and I only went to see the movie at first, because of the possibility of man on man action. ( You can tell we dont get out much. I was half way satisified, she on the other hand, saw the movie like three times and bought it on DVD.
I really wish they hadn't botched up the DVD...but sigh.
Thats why I love reading fic, especially yours. Keep destiny alive! :)
19th-Aug-2005 02:16 am (UTC)
It is disappointing. What would we do without the excellent fic writers like yourself.

I remember when I first discovered these delightful groups that you were mod of. I have to tell you that when I learned more I realized just how important you were in the various groups and how good your writing was. I feel like it's an honor to be here commenting on your journal entry.

And what your friend, supercaptain said is so true.
19th-Aug-2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
I think poor Oliver was damned no matter what he did. And now he spends about an hour a day in a toked-up haze gazing at Colin's Alexander while his hands are too busy to work the edit machine. I do think the Director's Cut has its advantages, but some of it defies our understanding.
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