Monday, August 13, 2012

Video footage of the battle of marathon

Amazing what you can find on utube some days.



Why is it that they look more like my old Rospaks than anything else?

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  1. I took part in the filming of THIS about three years ago.

    A lot of the battle footage was shot over two weeks in a school gym - some pictures here.

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    1. Great stuff! Did the movie ever get aired?

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    2. Not to my knowledge. It was pretty much one man's labour of love; he financed it himself, made it on a shoestring and then looked around for a way in which it could be presented - either as a movie or as some kind of documentary. I get the impression it will appear on some kind of history TV channel.

      If it has been transmitted my royalty cheque hasn't arrived, so they've either lost my address or forgotten me :)

      Great fun to take part in, though, even if the full day as a hoplite left me battered and bruised just from wearing the armour.

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  2. I loved the many Greek shields with their art . . . but somehow I thought that the Persians had more troops than depicted.


    -- Jeff

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  3. Marvellous! Perhaps (in answer to Jeff) the Persians were using a different representational scale? If not you can certainly see why the Greeks won. Does the Toyota Yaris visible in the opening scenes represent the King of Kings's chariot?

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    1. Apparently Yaris comes from Charis, Greek goddess of beauty and elegance so is presumably a physical manifestation of her presence.

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    2. I'll tell my father in law. He's just bought a new Yaris...

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  4. I bet they had trouble getting anyone to be the Persians! But 100 Greeks vs 6 Persians doesn't look fair to me!

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    1. I dunno, it looked close, they drove them back twice.

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  5. The lack of Persians was a definite negative. As was getting someone in modern clothes to line everyone up in the beginning.If the Greeks had been matched by the Persians, it would have been a definite 'wow'.

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    1. Apparently that was the 2,500th anniversary, maybe there'll be more Persians for the 5,000?

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