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The Lions of Al-Rassan


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Edward Zwick
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Vera Blasi

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The Lions of Al-Rassan

Genres Romance, Fantasy, War

Film synopsis In Al-Rassan, during the Christian re-conquest of Moorish Spain, two princes vie for the love of the same woman.

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Ed Zwick Thrown To The Lions Director adapting bestseller The Lions of Al-Rassan

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RE: Lions Of Al-Rassan
No, I didn't but I should. Problem is I have piles of books lying around my place that I am working my way through.  More

Posted by Timon at 13:17, 25 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Lions Of Al-Rassan
This came up when I was searching for Lions for Lambs. I hadn't realised Zwick was working on a new project, but this sounds fantastic. That period of Spanish history has a tremendous romance to it and if he chooses to shoot somewhere like Seville or Granada there are some wonderful Moorish buildings there.   I do also hope, as per Timon's suggestion that Mr Siddig gets a part. He'd be a terrific lead hero. Did you ever read the book?  More

Posted by Axel Foley at 13:15, 25 October 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Lions Of Al-Rassan
Well Ed Zwick is generally a stickler for detail and is concious of history (despite the Prussians training the Japanese army but that's neither here or there) so I can see him making a decent film in the vein of Kingdom of Heaven as the Spanish try to push the Moor Empire back across the sea. Should be interesting as the Moors basically assimilated Spain into the Empire and occupied it for quite a while and relatively peacefully before the Crusades restarted. I personally can't wait.  More

Posted by Timon at 16:31, 05 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: hmm
They're not sitting on the fence, the film description doesn't do it justice.  The Lyons of Al-Rassan is an excellent book by Guy Gavriel Kay, if you can find a decent review of the book (Amazon), that might give a clearer view of the story.  Better yet, read the book (then read A Song For Arbonne and Tigana).  More

Posted by Madelaine at 22:31, 27 January 2007 | Report This Post

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I was sold until I read the words 'Magic' and 'Quasi-History'...This is one of the fundamental problems with Hollywood movies today.FAILURE TO FULLY COMMIT TO A CONCEPT.Either make an historical drama or a fantasy movie.Don't sit on the fence and fuck it up.   More

Posted by Cuchulainn at 20:50, 11 August 2006 | Report This Post

hmm
looks good!!!  More

Posted by haz_hamid at 18:31, 11 August 2006 | Report This Post

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