Alexandria…Why? this week. Charade next week. As always, follow along on our iCheckMovies list, and be sure to let us know how you’d rank the movies in the comments below.
Alexandria…Why? – February 27th, 1979
Director: Youssef Chahine
Producer: Youssef Chahine
Writers: Youssef Chahine, Mohsen Zayed
Actors: Ahmed Zaki, Naglaa Fathy, Farid Shawqi
Studio: MISR International Films
Distributor: AISR International Films
The course of the conversation:
Real Egypt vs. Hollywood/News Egypt
You’re living your life, but what’s the point?
The 90′s is where Modernity will always begin.
Reminiscent of Persona in presentation.
Kids, don’t set Jesus on fire.
The stock footage combining reality with film was very successful.
Jonathan’s theory of the conquest of civilizations.
The prevalence of names.
Jonathan left his iPad at work, and so we had to kind of fake the list placement.
Nathaniel placed the movie higher than he expected.
Jonathan liked the movie as a snapshot of the time and place.
Michael feels it’s important as education on a part of the world most of us don’t know.
The joys of a Netflix disc subscription.