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Wow. Buy this now, you won't regret it. One of the best historical pieces in the modern era.

Think about HBO's "Rome," then imagine the exact opposite.
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fantastic series, even if you arent into history type shows.
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fantastic series, even if you arent into history type shows.
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Wow. Buy this now, you won't regret it. One of the best historical pieces in the modern era.

Think about HBO's "Rome," then imagine the exact opposite.
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Wow. Buy this now, you won't regret it. One of the best historical pieces in the modern era.

Think about HBO's "Rome," then imagine the exact opposite.
Come on now, I hope you arent blasting Rome? Its like comparing apples to oranges. One is more of a less loosely based historically accurate drama the other is made more for an entertaining Game Of Thrones type show, based loosely on ancient history more so than an actual historical account. You also have to remember Rome had to be wrapped up very quickly when they found out in the middle of Season 2 that HBO/the other production company partner couldnt financially do a 3rd season, so who knows what could have become of Rome had they had more time, money and or done things right.

IMO they both have their places and at the very least you can thank Rome for allowing HBO to learn how to really do a series and making it feasible to do them long term/multiple seasons. So without Rome there is no John Adams or Game Of Thrones, this they have stated publicly.
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Come on now, I hope you arent blasting Rome? Its like comparing apples to oranges. One is more of a less loosely based historically accurate drama the other is made more for an entertaining Game Of Thrones type show, based loosely on ancient history more so than an actual historical account. You also have to remember Rome had to be wrapped up very quickly when they found out in the middle of Season 2 that HBO/the other production company partner couldnt financially do a 3rd season, so who knows what could have become of Rome had they had more time, money and or done things right.

IMO they both have their places and at the very least you can thank Rome for allowing HBO to learn how to really do a series and making it feasible to do them long term/multiple seasons. So without Rome there is no John Adams or Game Of Thrones, this they have stated publicly.
Fair enough, but HBO didn't need the Brit-produced Rome to learn how to do a series.

Three words: Band of Brothers.

IMHO, Rome was a low-grade Showtime series at best. Good production values, just a little silly to do historical fiction when we know the reality. Or if you're going to do it, give it an extreme stylized treatment like 300.
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Fair enough, but HBO didn't need the Brit-produced Rome to learn how to do a series.

Three words: Band of Brothers.

IMHO, Rome was a low-grade Showtime series at best. Good production values, just a little silly to do historical fiction when we know the reality. Or if you're going to do it, give it an extreme stylized treatment like 300.
HBO come out and said it with Game Of Thrones, that if they didnt learn from their troubles with Rome they wouldnt have been able to make Game Of Thrones (or taken the risk etc prob)

BOB is a great series as well, cant argue there. Im just repeating what I read on why Rome didnt continue and how GOT was successful, straight from HBO news releases. They talk about it a lot over the years because Rome had a good following and there was a lot of interest to do a wrap up type of movie or a season 3, movie was more likely from what I read.

"silly to do historical fiction when we know the reality" - Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)CoolConfused
do you know how many Rome themed historical fiction movies there are out there when we already know the reality. Not to mention John Adams, we already know the outcome and reality of all that as well. I think it all comes down to interesting characters which to base a viable series or movie over (both Rome and the War Of Independence have lots of great characters and history to base stuff on)

I 100% disagree on doing things like 300. It worked for 300 as it was the "1st" in a sense to do it like that, but many movies and tv series have bombed since 300 trying to imitate 300. Heck 300 Pt 2 what was it called, Rise Of An Empire? It didnt make much money and wasnt a commercial success or a ratings success even.

We probably like a lot of the same series etc but we just disagree on Rome. hugPeace
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Wish it were for DVD. Doh.
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HBO come out and said it with Game Of Thrones, that if they didnt learn from their troubles with Rome they wouldnt have been able to make Game Of Thrones (or taken the risk etc prob)

BOB is a great series as well, cant argue there. Im just repeating what I read on why Rome didnt continue and how GOT was successful, straight from HBO news releases. They talk about it a lot over the years because Rome had a good following and there was a lot of interest to do a wrap up type of movie or a season 3, movie was more likely from what I read.

"silly to do historical fiction when we know the reality" - Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)CoolConfused
do you know how many Rome themed historical fiction movies there are out there when we already know the reality. Not to mention John Adams, we already know the outcome and reality of all that as well. I think it all comes down to interesting characters which to base a viable series or movie over (both Rome and the War Of Independence have lots of great characters and history to base stuff on)

I 100% disagree on doing things like 300. It worked for 300 as it was the "1st" in a sense to do it like that, but many movies and tv series have bombed since 300 trying to imitate 300. Heck 300 Pt 2 what was it called, Rise Of An Empire? It didnt make much money and wasnt a commercial success or a ratings success even.

We probably like a lot of the same series etc but we just disagree on Rome. hugPeace
Yeah, I guess I was just hoping that Rome would re-tell the story a bit different way instead of adding a bunch of gratuitous sex and gore that distracts from the story. I really enjoyed Gladiator, which was also not terribly accurate, but was very entertaining.

You mention the War of Independence, so it's probably worth mentioning I was also irritated by The Patriot for a lot of the same reasons as Rome. I guess at heart I'm a purist who either wants a fully imagined fantasy world; or if they want to use a real historical setting, it should be accurate and informative in addition to being pure entertainment. A lot of Civil War movies tend to do both of these angles pretty well.

I honestly didn't know the 300 formula had been tried more than once. I can see the novelty effect wearing off pretty fast.

Anyway, thanks for the replies -- this site is full of drive-by-shooting comments, so it's refreshing to see someone with real opinions.
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This is the greatest movie/TV show/miniseries of the 21st century, IMO. Should be required viewing in high schools.
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Does it come with the digital copy?
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Does it come with the digital copy?
From what I can tell, it doesn't. I hope I'm wrong
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Come on now, I hope you arent blasting Rome? Its like comparing apples to oranges. One is more of a less loosely based historically accurate drama the other is made more for an entertaining Game Of Thrones type show, based loosely on ancient history more so than an actual historical account. You also have to remember Rome had to be wrapped up very quickly when they found out in the middle of Season 2 that HBO/the other production company partner couldnt financially do a 3rd season, so who knows what could have become of Rome had they had more time, money and or done things right.

IMO they both have their places and at the very least you can thank Rome for allowing HBO to learn how to really do a series and making it feasible to do them long term/multiple seasons. So without Rome there is no John Adams or Game Of Thrones, this they have stated publicly.
They are both to history as apple pie is to an apple.
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