I just watched Agora a film by Alejandro Amenábar. This is a beautiful film with a message that I think many on this site will relate too. I knew nothing of Hypatia for some reason she has been almost erased from contemporary history. Agora is about philosophy, astronomy, religion but mostly its about us as a species. It asks how the hows and the whys and is as I have said a beautiful tale - a tragic tale but also a tale of the triumph of reason. This film should be a must see for everyone believers and non believers because its not a film about the battle over religion but a battle of ideas. I am curious to know how many other free thinkers out there or anyone in general knows about this film. It looks like according to IMDB that worldwide this film did fairly well having a budget of 73 million to produce. one last note I urge everyone who watches this film to watch the special features hearing from the director and the actors makes you appreciate the beauty of Agora even more.

Views: 33

Comment by Allen J. Thoma on December 4, 2010 at 8:41am
I also enjoyed the movie, although it is not 100% historically accurate (what movie ever is?). Carl Sagen many years ago profiled Hypatia in his program "Cosmos", which is worth watching. Hypatia was not quite the visionary astronomer that the movie made her out to be, but she must have been truly phenomenal to have been in charge of the greatest library in antiquity. I remember Sagen rightfully saddened by the loss of ancient knowledge when the Christians burned the library (we have virtually nothing of Epicurus and many other ancient Greeks). Overall I think the movie was excellent and well worth the time.


You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist


Five pretty moons with possible life

Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 10 hours ago. 3 Replies


Started by W1NT3R5 in Small Talk. Last reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer 12 hours ago. 14 Replies

Hellish Venus

Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by matt.clerke yesterday. 4 Replies

A fun philosophy thought experiment

Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk. Last reply by Belle Rose 4 hours ago. 47 Replies


Blog Posts

PK661 & Desi Bedouins

Posted by Noon Alif on December 9, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Catholic Vegetarians??

Posted by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on December 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 9 Comments

Services we love!

© 2016   Created by umar.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service