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« on: January 08, 2010, 07:35:22 AM »

This is just something I stumbled upon and wanted to share. It is about a movie in production, titled "Nicholas of Myra".
My church is called saint Nikolaos so I will definitely try to see this move, no matter how much it distorts history.

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1058094/
Movie site: http://www.nicholasofmyra-movie.com/

I am personally hoping for John Woo to direct the action scene where st Nicholas and Arius bring out the kung-fu.
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 07:55:39 AM »

I hope this move will put an end to the Santa Claus myth.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 09:17:44 AM »

I love this prelude:
"After proclaiming he had a vision that appeared in the sky above a battlefield, Constantine The Great (Robert Vincent Jones) leads a heroic crusade to end the Christian persecution, but will soon learn from a fateful encounter with Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra, that not every hero swings a sword."
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 10:20:10 AM »

I hope this move will put an end to the Santa Claus myth.

Fat chance of that every happening.  Wall Street wouldn't allow that to happen.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 11:09:10 AM »

I wonder if the producers had any consultation from any reputable historians, perhaps Orthodox or Roman Catholic, to have some degree of accuracy? Probably too much to hope for....
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 11:15:45 AM »

Well, if its anything like the movie, THE NATIVITY STORY, we can hope.
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 11:23:28 AM »

I wonder if the producers had any consultation from any reputable historians, perhaps Orthodox or Roman Catholic, to have some degree of accuracy? Probably too much to hope for....

Reputable historians. Orthodox/Catholic people. Hagiographical texts. Accuracy. Nope, doesn't add up. Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 11:27:48 AM »

I wonder if the producers had any consultation from any reputable historians, perhaps Orthodox or Roman Catholic, to have some degree of accuracy? Probably too much to hope for....
The movie's website certainly piques my interest in the final product. I do want to see it. I haven't looked at everything on the website yet, but I did find this:
"Ultimately, the director based the final design of the bishop’s costume on two main conclusions that he drew from history. 'The Bishop of Myra certainly wouldn’t have been dressed in ornate garments as depicted in artwork of the Middle Ages,' noted Hartke. 'His vestments would have been basic and of Judaic influence -- the evolution of which can be seen in contemporary Coptic and Greek Orthodox culture. Secondly, keeping true to the color red was not as much of a stretch as I thought. Historically, red was a prominent color in Greco-Roman society. Adopted by Christians, it became a reminder of The Christ’s sacrifice (or the blood of Christ) and representative of all willing martyrs.'"
The director does seem to be at least somewhat informed about Orthodoxy, both its history and its current practices.
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 11:33:10 AM »

I hope this move will put an end to the Santa Claus myth.
It's a myth?! Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 11:42:06 AM »

I wonder if the producers had any consultation from any reputable historians, perhaps Orthodox or Roman Catholic, to have some degree of accuracy? Probably too much to hope for....

Mel Gibson trumpeted loud and long that his Passion of the Christ was the ultimate in historical and scriptural accuracy, yet there were a number of howlers that even a Sunday school kid couldn't miss. Don't hold your breath on Nicholas of Myra, folks ....  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 12:27:04 PM »

Well, if its anything like the movie, THE NATIVITY STORY, we can hope.
I'm satisfied as long as the historically accurate kung-fu is present.  Cheesy

Even if the movie makes big historical mistakes it will still achieve that viewers get an awareness about st Nicholas and that santa claus is not ALL myth.
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2010, 12:33:59 PM »

As long as St. Nicholas punches out Arius as I will be satisfied.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 01:41:02 PM »

As long as St. Nicholas punches out Arius as I will be satisfied.

I agree  Grin
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2010, 02:25:19 PM »

Me too...
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2010, 05:41:02 PM »

I think most of us here would be satisfied  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2010, 06:00:23 PM »

Trailer on youtube:



Does anyone have any idea when its coming out? The trailer on youtube says "next Christmas" and that was in July of '08 and its past two Christmas' now.
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2010, 06:04:52 PM »

Fwiw, IMDB has it listed as 2010. Perhaps someone who has the paid version could get a more exact (tentative) date.
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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 12:26:29 AM »

As long as St. Nicholas punches out Arius as I will be satisfied.

Arius is listed as a character on IMDB.  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 01:15:25 AM »

Well, if its anything like the movie, THE NATIVITY STORY, we can hope.

What was that like? I tend to shy away from all biblical productions lately. A family member had one series, not sure who it was put out by, that was embarrassing to say the least. The one on Jesus started out with Jesus being a real chick-magnet; Mary (or Martha) of Bethany being very attracted to him. That was enough for us to have us rushing for the off switch.
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 03:30:31 AM »

This looks really cheesy.
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2010, 12:08:29 PM »

This looks really cheesy.

It kinda does
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2010, 04:44:26 PM »

This looks really cheesy.

I wasn't going to say anything. But yeah.
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2010, 07:09:04 PM »

This looks really cheesy.

I second that emotion.
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2010, 07:42:24 PM »

St. Nicholas looks like he's made out of wax.
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2010, 01:36:37 AM »

Hi, This movie is very exciting & very nice , this movie is very interesting i like it ,This movie will put an end to the Santa Claus myth.

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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2010, 04:03:37 AM »

Hi, This movie is very exciting & very nice , this movie is very interesting i like it ,This movie will put an end to the Santa Claus myth.

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« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2010, 04:10:02 AM »

Well, if the trailer is anything to go by.....  Embarrassed  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvKg0EwRDSM (Greensleeves  Huh)
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2010, 04:20:44 AM »

I hope this move will put an end to the Santa Claus myth.
It's a myth?! Shocked
it was....
http://findadeath.com/Deceased/c/Santa/grave.jpg
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2010, 06:42:12 AM »


LOL!!  Cheesy
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