A Talk by Oliver Stone http://www.oliverstone.com/ From the very beginnings of cinematography, themes from the ancient world and the Bible have provided directors and screenwriters with inspiration. The representation of ­antiquity in the movies, and more generally in pop culture, is now a ­stimulating field of research within classical studies. In the last decade, perhaps no film has attracted so much ­interest and debate among ­historians and classicists as Oliver Stone's Alexander (2004). In this talk, Stone discusses his ­experience making this movie, its challenges, and, more ­generally, his approach to historical themes. The talk is followed by a panel discussion chaired by Angelos Chaniotis, Professor of Ancient History and Classics in the School of Historical Studies, will also include two current Members, Nathanael Andrade, Assistant Professor of Ancient History at the University of Oregon, and Yannis Hamilakis, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton, and the acclaimed director and film historian Gary Leva. Event supported by the Dr. Lee Seng Tee Fund for Historical Studies More videos at http://video.ias.edu

Oliver StoneAngelos ChaniotisNathanael AndradeYannis HamilakisGary LevaAlexanderHistoryFilmAncient HistoryAlexander The Great (Monarch)Film Directing