He died in a plane crash while en route to a school visit in California. That's as simple as that. Althought many conspiracy theorists believe that he was taken down due to his radical views.Details on what exactly occurred?
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Neo-Kemitism is not at all big in Egypt. It's a modern creation owed to Wallace D. Fard, US emigrant to Liberia (better known as Wallace Fard Muhammad, founder of the Nation of Islam), giving a spiritual sense to Pan-Africanism : as Egypt is the cradle of civilization and Egypt is in Africa, the only way to have a religion free of Western, colonialist influences is to return to the cult of Egyptian gods. The mainstream don't mummify themselves, nor do they build pyramids (the majority, I SAID), it's a version of Egyptian mythology as seen in the 1920s-30s and watered down, as it's quite monotheistic in practice, one choose a god to pray to and there is as much as Cults as you want. As I said, in the mainstream.How big is Neo-Kemitism? Is it big in Egypt or is it more of a "sub-Saharan" phenomenon?
It's duly noted !I’d like to request a list of the Presidents of Chile, if that is possible. Thanks.
This one's a lot of fun, and you can't expect it to pass without me commenting on it:
1936 - Lang, presumably, is the earliest on this list of many directors who do not leave Germany for Hollywood.
1938 - Riefenstahl gets to make her masterpiece during the height of her career, undistracted by the OTL Nazi propaganda pictures that made her famous instead.
1956-59: Douglas Sirk makes his melodramas in Germany, does he? I'm curious about how to make Imitation of Life work as a German-made film - it's an adaptation of a previously-existing American film, and the plot is American to the core.
1960: Herr Wilder's film is the first on this list to, IOTL, win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Like Imitation of Life, The Apartment just seems so "American" to me, but I suppose Germany would also have a burgeoning post-war white-collar middle class too, so it still works.
1941 - Instead of Citizen Kane, we get Welles' originally intended adaptation of the Conrad classic. It's a movie I'd love to see just to see if he could have pulled it off.
1963: I will presume Grant is made in lieu of Ford's contributions to How the West Was Won. The timing of this - during the height of the OTL Civil Rights movement - is hard to ignore. IOTL Harry Morgan, mostly a television star (Bill Gannon on Dragnet and Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H) played Grant in How the West Was Won, but obviously John Wayne ought to play Grant in a proper biopic directed by John Ford.
1969: Kubrick's Napoleon is obviously an ATL picture close to my own heart. Looks like the timing is such that it would beat Bondarchuk's Waterloo to the screen ITTL, although assuming he also made 2001 it's hard to imagine Kubrick turning the picture around in that short a time-frame.
1972: The Day the Clown Cried? You went there, you madman, you went there. Classic MaskedPickle!
1975: ITTL Forman adapts The Jungle Book instead of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and does so in his native Bohemia. I do hope for the sake of good taste he finds a young actor from the Indian subcontinent to play the lead.
1979: The film Scott would have directed had he not been inspired by Star Wars. Is it wrong that I like to imagine a TL where Scott went the James Ivory route?
1980: Truffaut directing The Elephant Man instead of Lynch. Speaking of, very surprised to not see an adaptation of Dune on here, whether by Lynch or Jodorowsky or anyone else.
1981: Interesting that ITTL the title is translated into English when IOTL everyone calls it Das Boot.
1983: Given that we're still in the De Niro era, does he play Bill the Butcher? (Who died at 33 - De Niro was 40, more than old enough. Day-Lewis was in his early forties.) And which young pretty boy du jour plays Amsterdam?
1984: Amadeus is the second film on this list to have won Best Picture at the Oscars IOTL. A film made in Germany, it presumably would have been adapted from the German translation of the play (which IOTL premiered in 1981 in Berlin), with minimal involvement from Shaffer (who IOTL made many changes for the film). I can see one controversy emerging in how Mozart's accent will be depicted - Austrian being considered a "hick" or "hayseed" accent in Germany (proper) - which is why Arnold Schwarzenegger is dubbed in German despite being a native speaker. Forman still gets to direct, which pleases me.
1987: Not surprised by this one at all. You are of course depriving the lead, Bruno Ganz, of his greatest performance IOTL so it's nice to see his second-greatest performance receive high acclaim. Does Peter Falk still play the American celebrity?
1988: I suspect you're being too kind to Michael Cimino, though I note that his film was an international co-production...
1991: This is the part where we realize that in this world we lose all three of Lean's masterpieces - no Kwai, no Lawrence, no Zhivago What exactly did Lean do between 1955 and 1991 ITTL anyway? I mean, yes, probably a Mutiny on the Bounty adaptation and maybe still A Passage to India, but that's still only two movies in 35 years - even Lean is more prolific than that. (Ryan's Daughter might still happen ITTL, maybe he makes more of a success out of it.) Still nice to see Nostromo made, and between that and Heart of Darkness, Conrad is very well done by ITTL.
1995: So ITTL Paul Verhoeven managed to make Crusade (which was planned, IOTL, to star Arnold Schwarzenegger, with whom he'd worked on Total Recall). I can't imagine it would be anything less than horrifically violent. I guess making Showgirls an acclaimed, hard-hitting expose that wins acclaim and awards is beyond even your powers
1997: I suppose in this timeline the actual German aristocracy will have none of this commoner attempting to imply that he is nobility
1999: Another of the Greatest Films Never Made! Letting Coppola make Megalopolis is definitely too kind to him, it's hard to imagine a man with his titanic ego not capsizing before he can get to this point, but on the other hand it's very hard to resist, I grant you...
2008: So who plays Ignatius J. Reilly? Will Ferrell? And another question - simply because it must be asked - are you going to have Gottlieb publish Toole's book ITTL, thus (presumably) butterflying Toole's suicide? Or, given his other mental issues, would that even be enough?
2015: Quebec's film industry mounting Cleopatra all by its lonesome would surely be a logistical challenge unless it's scaled way down from the 1963 "classic", assuming it still exists ITTL. Yes, we have CGI, but still. Also, the film would almost certainly have to be in French to get public funding, but fortunately Jolie has French-Canadian ancestry and appears to be at least moderately fluent in French (she taught it to her kids), so she's still in.