December 1, 2004
Dr. Eugene Borza, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History, The Pennsylvania State University, has seen Alexander, and has authored a commentary on the film from an archaeological and historical perspective.
Few films in recent times have generated so much pre-release ballyhoo as Oliver Stone’s Alexander. This was to be expected, as the project was the conjunction of two factors that made it a publicist’s dream: one of filmdom’s most talented and controversial directors had turned his attention to the career of an ancient king who is arguably the most famous secular figure in history. But what would the director of previous films fraught with controversy and conspiracy do with the enigma of Alexander’s character and aims?