"This Land is Mine" (из к/ф "Исход"):
Как-то жутко, да? И это несмотря на весьма бодрую мелодию и яркие краски. Финал так и вообще оставил послевкусие. При таком раскладе уже и за километражом между "там-у-них" и "тут-у-нас" не запрячешься. Все-таки подобный патриотизм - это верх ублюдства.
P.S. Всех персонажей узнали? Я, к стыду своему, не опознала ассирийцев и мамлюков. Видимо, правильно признали РГГУ неэффективным вузом: давние выпускники позорно забывают базовые курсы :)
Для таких же забывчивых даю шпаргалку на очень понятном английском языке от Нины Пэлей.
Who’s Killing Who? A Viewer’s Guide
Because you can’t tell the players without a pogrom!
This generic “cave man” represents the first human settlers in Israel/Canaan/the Levant. Whoever they were.
Canaan was located between two huge empires. Egypt controlled it sometimes, and…
….Assyria controlled it other times.
The “Children of Israel” conquered the shit out of the region, according to bloody and violent Old Testament accounts.
Then the Baylonians destroyed their temple and took the Hebrews into exile.
Here comes Alexander the Great, conquering everything!
No sooner did Alexander conquer everything, than his generals divided it up and fought with each other.
Greek descendants of Ptolemy, another of Alexander’s competing generals,
ruled Egypt dressed like Egyptian god-kings. (The famous Cleopatra of
western mythology and Hollywood was a Ptolemy.)
More Greek-Macedonian legacies of Alexander.Hebrew Priest
This guy didn’t fight, he just ran the Second Temple re-established by Hebrews in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Exile.
Led by Judah “The Hammer” Maccabee, who fought the Seleucids, saved the Temple, and invented Channukah. Until…Roman
….the Romans destroyed the Second Temple and absorbed the region into the Roman Empire…
….which split into Eastern and Western Empires. The eastern part was
called the Byzantine Empire. I don’t know if “Romans” ever fought
“Byzantines” (Eastern Romans) but this is a cartoon.
Speaking of cartoon, what did an Arab Caliph look like? This was my best guess.
Wikipedia sez, “Over time, mamluks became a powerful military caste in various Muslim societies…In places such as Egypt from the Ayyubid dynasty to the time of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, mamluks were considered to be “true lords”, with social status above freeborn Muslims.” And apparently they controlled Palestine for a while.Ottoman Turk
Did I mention this is a cartoon? Probably no one went to battle looking
like this. But big turbans, rich clothing and jewelry seemed to be in
vogue among Ottoman Turkish elites, according to paintings I found on
A gross generalization of a generic 19-century “Arab”.
The British formed alliances with Arabs, then occupied Palestine. This
cartoon is an oversimplification, and uses this British caricature as a
stand-in for Europeans in general.
The British occupied this guy’s land, only to leave it to a vast influx of….
Desperate and traumatized survivors of European pogroms and death camps,
Jewish Zionist settlers were ready to fight to the death for a place to
call home, but…
The real hero of the Old Testament, and right now too.