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  • Eddo211
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    I saw the trailer when it came out and I love it...............this is the type of publicity we need Hollywood style, even if it is low budget or what not.

    I canít wait for it to come out.


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  • Stark Evade
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    I don't believe it's a movie. I'm under the impression it's a miniseries.

    I haven't seen anything beyond the trailer, which is enough.

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  • TomServo
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    Originally posted by Stark Evade View Post
    East of Byzantium looks so incredibly bad I'm actually embarrassed that was produced.

    "Hey let's make a very obvious and terrible Armenian-themed mash-up of Lord of the Rings and 300 with no real experience and no real budget! Wouldn't that be cool!"

    Umm... No.
    LOL, I was just going to ask if I was the only one who wasn't terribly excited about this film.

    So you've seen some parts of the actual movie? I would really like to know if audiences will walk away from the film with an understanding of how the Battle of Avarayr "shaped the course of Western civilization"?

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  • Stark Evade
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    Originally posted by Federate View Post
    Can you give us some links so we can see for ourselves too if what you saw is available on the Internet?

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  • Catharsis
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    Originally posted by Federate View Post
    Thanks for the insight Cartharsis, I mostly agree with it.


    In case anyone is interested, the Mamikonian-Chinese myth has been debunked already. Here is a forum post about it .
    Very good read thank you Federate.

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  • Federate
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    Thanks for the insight Cartharsis, I mostly agree with it.

    Originally posted by Catharsis View Post
    Roger started out with Mamikonians being Chinese (perhaps counting on the Asian market, nothing wrong if it is so, but it has to be historically accurate and we do not have substantial evidence for that, he did clarify later on the Mamikonians though)
    In case anyone is interested, the Mamikonian-Chinese myth has been debunked already. Here is a forum post about it .

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  • Haykakan
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    I agree with you guys, its a hollywood production so accuracy is not gona be there plus the political aspect of another movie involving Persia-Iran as the bad guy fits in well with the hrya-hollywood agenda. I am hopefull that it will be a decent movie and i would like to see why Stark thinks its not gona be good.

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  • HyeClown
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    Keep in mind that this is intended to be a Hollywood production and not a historical documentary. Hollywood wouldn't approve a budget for a more historically appropriate movie... it's not in the business of education.

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  • Catharsis
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    Originally posted by Federate View Post
    Can you give us some links so we can see for ourselves too if what you saw is available on the Internet?
    Roger started out with Mamikonians being Chinese (perhaps counting on the Asian market, nothing wrong if it is so, but it has to be historically accurate and we do not have substantial evidence for that, he did clarify later on the Mamikonians though), the name of the film - East of Byzantium - is rather odd since the focus is not Byzantium (there is hardly any segments on Byzantium) and I would place something that would have more relevance to Armenia. If people are not familiar with Armenia, not a lot of them would be actually familiar with Byzantium also, besides this is a good chance to actually mend that flaw by introducing a title that reflects an Armenian theme and would give much needed positive publicity to Armenia. The underlining of Armenian-Iranian clash is also something that is perhaps politically motivated since he might be counting for support of Hollywood (think of 300 and how Greco-Persian wars were portrayed there). Yet Iran throughout history has had overall at times very friendly and even allied relationship which is even reflected today. I don't want to politicize history, but it seems this is what is being done through these films at least in Hollywood. Not to mention that the overall theme would be the old Vardanants story, military defeat and martyrdom yet.."a moral victory." We have hundreds of numerous battles during various eras that have been truly heroic and resulted in Armenian military victories that indeed saved the Armenian statehood and Armenian people. I would choose a theme from one of those segments without a doubt.
    Last edited by Catharsis; 11-17-2009, 06:02 PM.

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  • Federate
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    Originally posted by Stark Evade View Post
    I don't have a shred of doubt that it will be a train wreck. I've seen enough to be upset that they made it.
    Can you give us some links so we can see for ourselves too if what you saw is available on the Internet?

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