Lazarus Posted January 9, 2018 Share Posted January 9, 2018 12 hours ago, athinaios said: Many advanced societies have given up believing their ancient history. I don't think the Norse today are destroyed because they don't believe in Thor and Odin. It's not about believing it or not. It's about defending it. There's a place for science in the world. But we would have to agree that it is not science that shapes people's consciousness of belonging to a greater group, it's not science that helps forge values and culture. It is folklore and myth that has shaped the face of a people and has instilled values to the masses. Yes, in today's world, we all know what is folklore and what is myth, but that doesn't mean we should not celebrate their place in human culture. But speaking of Thor and Odin, have you seen them anywhere 'artistically' portrayed by black actors? Do you think they should be? Quote Lastly, when it comes to artistic license, I don't think we have to stick to tradition, or history. Of course, this should not be presented as history or a documentary. Again, I haven't seen the series, but just because it's released by the BBC doesn't make it "artistic." What message does it communicate? Why the retelling of a classic? This is their promotional narrative: " An 8 part TV series commissioned by the BBC to retell the story of the 10 year old siege of Troy, which occurred in the 12 or 13th century BC. " Creator David Farr said: ‘I’m delighted we’ve assembled such a high-quality ensemble cast, mixing some exciting new faces with experienced actors whom I have long coveted and admired.’ ‘The story we’re telling has an epic and political sweep but is also deeply human and intimate. I look forward to seeing these actors take you on the journey,’ he said of the big budget historical drama, which is still filming in Cape Town, South Africa. It's like reading somebody say, "we came across this two paragraph idea and turned it into a masterpiece." Personally, I find his statement very arrogant. And speaking of artistic, it's like taking a can of red paint and spraying across the Van Gogh masterpiece "The Starry Night" and then saying "it needed a little red!" Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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