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The Making of Alexander: The Official Guide to the Epic Film Alexander

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"The Making of Alexander" is a unique mixture of high-class, hilarious text and stunning photography of a great film in process. Popular and provocative, it gives moviegoers a brilliant portrait of the talent the film brought together. Fifteen years in planning, the "Alexander" movie is the major film epic of the decade, with a production budget of $160 million and in the ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by R and L
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It would have been vastly more entertaining if he could have written it after the movie came out, and was so deservedly panned by critics and public. Perhaps then he would not have lavished so much interminable attention and detail on the movie's development stages, with various philosophical debates by all involved for decades behind the scenes. Nobody cares that much about the ins and outs of bad screenplay development. Also, some of the glowing, or at least solid, praise for the actors would ...more
Kerry Hennigan
I loved the movie, despite it's directorial and editorial shortcomings. This 'Making of...' book is a cut above the average publication of this type because it is written by historian Robin Lane Fox, who even scored a small part in the film (on horseback!)
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Robin Lane Fox (born 1946) is an English historian, currently a Fellow of New College, Oxford and University of Oxford Reader in Ancient History.

Lane Fox was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Since 1977, he has been a tutor in Greek and Roman history, and since 1990 University Reader in Ancient History. He has also taught Greek and Latin literature and early Islamic history, a subject
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