Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: A Review of a Christian-themed Film. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Of course, they contain imaginary information and widen the human interest in the Film’s subject, but the principle remains unchangeable. This work aims to analyze the film “Agora” and identify its peculiarities in terms of religion. The paper provides a detailed description of the real events of 391 BC.
. . . . . . . “Agora” is a historical drama directed by Alejandro Amenabar and produced in 2009. The Film’s events took place on the territory of the collapsing Roman Empire in Alexandria at the end of IV – the beginning of V century BC. The IV century is the time of the triumph of Christianity in the Roman Empire. During this century, Christians moved from the defense to attack and turned from the oppressed religious minority to a powerful government organization, which imposed its will to destroy the empire. Except for the description of the historical events, the Film tells the story of Hypatia of Alexandria, the first famous female scientist in history, a philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer. Hypatia was very intelligent and famous, that is why the rulers of the empire listened to her words and were interested in her opinion. Among her pupils, there were many prominent figures, for example, Orestes – the prefect of Alexandria. The year 391 represents the religious clashes in Alexandria, which destroyed one of the world’s richest libraries at that time by Christians. A former slave of Hypatia, Davus is secretly in love with her. He becomes a Christian and joins the organization’s movement. With this period, the Christian church becomes more and more powerful. The bishop of Alexandria, Cyril, demanded that Orestes and others renounced Hypatia. She was forbidden to teach and do scientific researches. Hypatia could not stand such a situation and rejected to accept Christianity. She was declared a witch and killed.
. . . . . . . The Film is based on real events, but many critics consider it has many fiction scenes, distorting its main idea. ”Film, like all other art forms, relies on certain conventions of form and content.” In the evaluation of the historical and factual correctness of the Film the opinions of analytics strongly diverge. One of the states that Amenabar tried to make a movie in the exact coexistence with the historical perspective of “Agora.