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Troy, Alexander and Arthur. Epic films come in threes.

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  • Troy, Alexander and Arthur. Epic films come in threes.

    :lol:

    The British Museum, like the Natural History had for LotR, has interlinked with an exhibition of arms and armour in the wake of the film. I've seen it in their great court.

    Actually a bit miffed with them, really. Attended the only gallery talk that was likely to be interesting, to wit, on The Amesbury Archer and the Ringlemere Cup. It was printed as free. Got there. They said it was cancelled! Would you like to go to a gallery room and wait to take the talk for a price.

    That place has really gone down hill since they erected 'the great court'. You could attend lecture talks in the early 90's for free on every subject. Linear A, The Celts. But when I went along to their most recent lecture talk, not free, oh no, $10 and that's with concessions on the same subject it was given in the most 'I couldn't care less, this isn't my Dept' as it wasn't. He turns out to be a curater who had no specialty or love for what he was lecturing on!! I never filled in the Did You Enjoy This Lecture sheet.


    I shall tell you what I think of their Story of Troy gallery talk if I can be bothered to go.

    So it's like boorman's Irish 'soots o'armour' for Alexander and Arthur to come...
    \'You know my destiny?\' said Elric eagerly. \'Tell me what it is, Niun Who Knew All.\'
    Niun opened his mouth as if to speak but then firmly shut it again. \'No,\' he said. \'I have forgotten.\'

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    Dude, that sucks. Commercialism in the museums. I expect it from ones here in the States. I always notice the gift shops and food courts in many museums. Everything seems like its all about the $$$.

    Sad.
    When they had advanced together to meet on common
    ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
    and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
    each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
    mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
    killing, and the ground ran with blood.

    Homer, The Illiad

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      A continuing trend towards 'privatisation'. The old principle of free public museums, free education and so on, gradually giving way to the notion that these things should pay for themselves. Essentially this means smaller grants from public money, forcing the museums to charge more for certain exhibitions and services, as well as give more space to money-making services, like restaurants. This would make some kind of sense if our respective governments didn't think twice about spending the cost of an annual grant to a museum or school on blowing up some poor, brown family on the faintest suspicion that one of our former friends, now an enemy, might just be living in their house...

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      • #4
        Lol fair enough MM, fair enough

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