He then goes on to end his memoirs with praise to Alexander. DeMille three-hourminute thing; I'm going to go all out, put everything I like in the movie. Also shown are Alexander's private relationships with his childhood friend HephaistionBagoasand later his wife Roxana. A decent biography, I guess, and Jolie does as much as possible with the limited script. When Hephaistion mentions that Patroclus died first, Alexander pledges that, if Hephaistion should die first, he will follow him into the afterlife. Money Never Sleeps Savages Snowden
Later on, Hephaistion succumbs to an unknown illness either by chance or perhaps poison, speculated in the movie to be typhus carried with him from India.
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Start your free trial. Alas, fortune did not favor 'Alexander'. He then goes on to end his memoirs with praise to Alexander. After Philip is assassinatedAlexander becomes King of Macedonia. He dies less than three months after Hephaistion, in the same manner, keeping his promise that he would follow him.
One of the principal complaints among US film critics was that Alexander resembled less an action-drama film than a history documentary. Gia isn't hagiography, I'll give it that, but it is reductive to a fault. Views Read Edit View history. Joe Carangi John Considine Oliver Stone has, in his various commentaries in the film's DVD [ citation needed ]defended many of the most glaring historical issues in regard to Iranian history by claiming that he had no time or resources to portray accurately a multitude of battles at the expense of storytelling. Failed attempts at reconciliation with Linda and with her mother, Kathleen Mercedes Ruehldrive Gia to begin abusing heroin.