Hannibal on TV

History, archaeology, historiography, peoples, and personalities of ancient Rome and the Mediterranean.

Moderator: Aldus Marius

Hannibal on TV

Postby Quintus Servilius Priscus on Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:14 am

Salve,

The History Channel is showing "The True Story of Hannibal" at 7:00
pm(CST) tonight. It is not a repeat(it has a 2005 date in the program guide).

Vale,
Quintus Servilius Priscus
Censor, Curator
User avatar
Quintus Servilius Priscus
Curialis
Curialis
 
Posts: 208
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2003 8:16 pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:24 am

You have a channel all about history in the U.S ! Lucky you ! :roll:

Valete,

Atticus
Quintus Pomponius Atticus
Praetor

"Ars longa, vita brevis" - Hippocrates
Quintus Pomponius Atticus
Senator
Senator
 
Posts: 500
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:03 pm
Location: Belgica

Postby Curio Agelastus on Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:43 am

Salvete,

Does anyone have channels not dedicated entirely to sensationalist rubbish and reality tv? That's pretty much the extent of British terrestrial channels now...
Marcus Scribonius Curio Agelastus
Rector ColHis, Senator

Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?
User avatar
Curio Agelastus
Senator
Senator
 
Posts: 470
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2002 9:38 pm

Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:47 pm

Salve Curio,

Here in continental Europe, we have Arte, a French-German cultural channel. Sometimes they have interesting (historical) documentaries, historical films etc.

Belgian television is also poor on really interesting programs. We do have a 'middle brow' national channel called Canvas and they broadcast interesting documentaries now and then, but the strange thing is that Canvas is also the national sports channel, and that if - for example - one of our Belgian tennis players gets to the quarters in a tennis contest, the documentary planned for that evening is simply scrapped and replaced by the tennis match (the reverse - sports being scrapped for an important cultural event - never occurs) :roll: .

Vale,

Atticus
Quintus Pomponius Atticus
Praetor

"Ars longa, vita brevis" - Hippocrates
Quintus Pomponius Atticus
Senator
Senator
 
Posts: 500
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2002 6:03 pm
Location: Belgica

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:18 pm

Here in Germany we also have the ZDF which shows sometimes on Sundays interesting documentaries, as well as of course Arte and also 3Sat.

But a specialized channel on documentaries like Discovery Channel etc. you could get only via pay TV :-(
Cleopatra Aelia
alias Medusa Gladiatrix
User avatar
Cleopatra Aelia
Curialis
Curialis
 
Posts: 353
Joined: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:57 pm
Location: Hamburg, Germania

Hannibal Documentary - and the Media

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:19 pm

Salvete omnes -

In the USA there is usually a free, on-the-airwaves public broadcasting station in most areas, but all the more specialized channels tend to be on cable. And they're doubly-paid for: one pays for cable or satellite, and then one has to sit thru the endless commercial advertisements as well. Yet cable TV seems to be the norm, and broadcast TV is just limping along after.

What's even funnier is that if you mention "Hannibal" to anyone here, they only think of Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of the fictional murderer, the Hannibal Lector character! They don't even know who Hannibal ipse was! It's amazing to me that the real Hannibal has not been the subject of a movie in recent years, especially after the success of Gladiator.

I have been trying to find an affordable copy of the 1960 Italian movie production of Hannibal, which starred Victor Mature. Do any of our European sodales know this film? I'm fifty years old now, and as a kid this movie impressed me a great deal - but most of you will be much younger.
Valerius Claudius Iohannes
Curator anno MMDCCLXII
Centurio Honorarius Societatis

:: Adversitas bono viro intelligentiam docet. ::
User avatar
Valerius Claudius Iohanes
Curator
Curator
 
Posts: 674
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:28 am
Location: Sancti Leandri Oppidum, California Franciscencis, Conpactae Civitates Americae

Postby Q Valerius on Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:33 pm

Hannibal ad portas! You're right Claudius, it's a sad state American society has gotten into.
Q Valerius
Eques
Eques
 
Posts: 393
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2004 7:06 am

Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:02 am

Salvete

well they are planning on making a movie on Hannibal Barca starring Vin Diesel as Hannibal. So we can only wait and see what the result will be like. I do hope that they plan on staying true to the facts that are availeble.
On another note: in the US, have they begun airing the miniseries on Hercules?
valete

Quintus
Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Rector ColRel
Rogator
Princeps gentis Aureliae
User avatar
Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Senator
Senator
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:05 pm
Location: Ghent, Belgica

Postby P. Scribonius Martialis on Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:54 am

starring Vin Diesel as Hannibal


Vin Diesel?
P. Scribonius Martialis
I. Auxiliary
I. Auxiliary
 
Posts: 33
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:21 pm
Location: Urbis Londinii

Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:47 am

yep, the one and only. Appearently, Vin is using some of his own money to fund this project because studio exectives are not really convinced of making this movie. At least, that is what I heard.

Quintus
Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Rector ColRel
Rogator
Princeps gentis Aureliae
User avatar
Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Senator
Senator
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:05 pm
Location: Ghent, Belgica

Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:30 am

Here is some more information on the 'Hannibal' project by Vin Diesel:
http://movieweb.com/news/news.php?id=7121

Quintus
Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Rector ColRel
Rogator
Princeps gentis Aureliae
User avatar
Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Senator
Senator
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 5:05 pm
Location: Ghent, Belgica

Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:09 am

Some more, this time from Yahoo, re both a Vin Diesel version, "Hannibal the Conqueror", and also an older project, a Denzel Washington retelling of Hannibal's story, tentatively called "The African".

Diesel:
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808501904

Washington:
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808501902
Valerius Claudius Iohannes
Curator anno MMDCCLXII
Centurio Honorarius Societatis

:: Adversitas bono viro intelligentiam docet. ::
User avatar
Valerius Claudius Iohanes
Curator
Curator
 
Posts: 674
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:28 am
Location: Sancti Leandri Oppidum, California Franciscencis, Conpactae Civitates Americae


Return to Collegium Historicum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron