Alexander: Revisited takes a more in-depth look at Alexander's life and his relationships with Olympias, Philip, Hephaestion, Roxana and Ptolemy. The man notices it and stabs a sword through his body before he can be arrested. Ptolemaios tells us something about Alexander's mother who is often thought to be a witch and the legendary men who some believe to be his fathers from off-camera. Then you see Alexander who's lying on the bed calling for Bagaos. The battle scenes, set in India and in the desert of Gaugamela are excellent examples of expert camera work.
In the Final Cut, you again see a few seconds of Philipp being murdered. This is then continued in the Theatrical Version. Advertisement In short, the film was a flop though it would eventually make back its production costs. Alternative footage: Subsequently when a comment by Alexander's mother is overlayed with scenes of Alexander and Roxane , both versions partially use a different film montage. Shortly after Kleitos mentioned that he had to save Alexander's life in Gaugamela he says that Alexander wouldn't have done the same for him. When Ptolemaios goes inside, the Final Cut cuts to the next scene from a different point in the movie. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33.
Together, they share some moments of absolute luck and safety. Heard in this light and no longer bearing the onus of carrying people from point A to point B, the narration plays a lot better. In February 2014, Oliver Stone announced on Twitter that 'Alexander the Ultimate Cut Tenth Anniversary Edition ' would be released in the United States on 3 June 2014. In the Theatrical Version you only see a long shot. But neither version was complete. A Persian is hit by a sword that flies through the air. Oxyartes Alexander's future father-in-law tries to impress him as well by showing him captured bears and leopards, and praising his daughter to the skies.
In the Final Cut, the other men succeed in leading away Kleitos, and for a short moment the situation seems to be de-escalated. This is not a film that is just, as one user put it, above the masses, it is just far too dull to get anywhere. Theatrical Version: Another shot of the squad. When he goes on talking about Alexander's capabilities - if he just had maintained a low profile. But there you don't really see that it is a severed head. Again, there's the comment about the throne, but here Alexander asks Olympias what he wants from him.
Stone mentions in the introduction the movie slows down tremendously if shown in a linear or time based fashion, as there is too much action at the beginning of the movie, and the movie just falls from there. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later , and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. Since the reports were made with some time between them the structure is somewhat different. Following the storyline is not the only issue on this movie. One relationship Stone bravely chose to explore in this version, is that with eunuch, Bagoas Francisco Bosch.
Now they inserted a new shot of the room - altogether with a time designation. The battle of Gaugamela has been moved towards the beginning again as planned in an early version of the script and is seen even before Alexanders childhood and adolescence. India Alternative Footage: When Ptolemaios and Alexander stand around on the mountain, they can be seen from a different angle. The censorship reports There are two reports. What is not known is that the Persians actually had uniforms. The Final Cut offers a significantly longer scene.
Now, is the Final cut the best version of the film? The elephants run against their enemies a little longer. Alternative Footage: Again, there's a flashback in the Final Cut. He could have lived in comfort which many of his generals were looking forward to when being in old age , but apparantly that has never been one of Alexander's goals. There's not enough money, therefore several ships can't be built and some provinces appear to be recalcitrant. A man loses his fingers. Alternative footage: When you see Alexander and Hephaistion wrestling, the time designation was altered just as in the Director's Cut. Ptolemaios, reigning as Pharaoh of Egypt for many years after Alexander's death and preserving Alexander's and his mutual story for later generations, is often shown putting this story into perspective, elaborating different perspectives and talking of the changes in the records of others.
Alexander promises to always be available in times of war. At the beginning, Parmenion can be seen earlier in Babylon. Again you see Alexander sitting on the table with the maps and his draft of the tax system. Then he praises Alexander's greatness. Grain is well managed, always giving images a very film like quality, but never detracting from the viewing experience. During his speech, you see Pharnakes and the young soldier who insulted him. I did find some compression issues, but they were not enough to ruin a fine visual experience.
Then there's a missing kill by slitting the throat; one soldier fastens his teeth onto an enemy. A soldier creeps through the jungle a little longer while the monkeys above him scream. But no matter how one builds the movie, which elements one emphasizes or leaves out, what kind of liberties one takes to make a certain point or which of the numerous sources one chooses as a basis for ones own work — many people will criticize the decisions and thus the movie or even reject it completely. When Dareios flees, his war chariot's blades cut off his fellow soldiers legs. Betrayal Alternative footage: The whole scene where Alexander almost drinks from the poisoned goblet, was re-cut. Hephaistion shows extensive jealousy when he sees Alexander with Roxana and deep sadness when he marries her, going so far as to attempt to keep her away from him after Alexander murders in India. It was directed by and starred.