Alexander

Synopsis: Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. 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. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest.
Director(s): Oliver Stone
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  6 wins & 19 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.6
Metacritic:
39
Rotten Tomatoes:
16%
R
Year:
2004
175 min
$34,264,081
Website
528 Views

Alexander, even with luck, timing, the gods,

they're at least five to our one...

...which means in truth we must rout them

tomorrow, destroy their army completely.

Or we'll be picked apart by bandit tribes

on the long journey home.

Right.

You speak of home and retreat...

...but do you understand, Parmenion?

Babylon's my new home.

Alexander...

...if we must fight...

...do so with stealth.

Use your numbers well. We should attack

tonight when they least expect us.

I didn't cross Asia

to steal this victory, Cassander.

No, you are too honorable for that.

No doubt influenced from sleeping

with Tales of Troy under your pillow.

But your father

was no lover of Homer's.

The lands west of the Euphrates, Alexander,

the hand of his daughter in marriage.

Since when has a Greek

been given such honors?

There are not honors, Parmenion,

they're bribes...

...which the Greeks

have accepted too long.

Do you forget that

the man who murdered my father...

-... lies across the valley floor?

-Come, Alexander...

...we're still not really sure if it was

Persian gold behind the assassination.

But that is no matter!

Your father taught you never to surrender

your reason to your passion.

Now I urge you...

...with all my experience, regroup.

Fall back to the coast,

raise a larger force.

I would, if I were Parmenion.

But I am Alexander.

And no more than Earth has two suns

will Asia bear two kings.

These are my terms.

And if Darius isn't a coward

who hides behind his men...

...then he'll come to me tomorrow.

And when he bows down to Greece...

...Alexander will be merciful.

By Ares' chains, he has got balls, men.

I mean, give the man his due,

Parmenion.

And, lads, feast tonight,

for tomorrow we will dine in Hades.

I've seen one before.

It was still alive.

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Oliver Stone

William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of Stone's films primarily focus on controversial American political issues during the late 20th century, and as such that they were considered contentious at the times of their releases. more…

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