Cinema historian Stuart Galbraith IV writes about the movie: "A fascinating look inside a facet of Arab culture profoundly significant yet virtually unknown outside North Africa and the Arab world. Lion of the Desert is a Spartacus-style, David vs. Goliath tale that deserves more respect than it has to date. It's not a great film, but by the end, it becomes a compelling one."
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Libyans were not fond of their own movie and drama culture. Yes, some characters and actors are still beloved and quoted, but they are mainly comedy characters. There are no iconic Libyan movie characters, remembered and revered like Adel Emam or Bruce Lee. First and foremost, Libyan cinema failed Libyan stories.
You are misguiding people, formal/classical Arabic is the most eloquent form of Arabic, by learning it, it becomes easier to understand The Quran and the Ahadeeth... and any form of Arabic literatute.. choosing a dialect wont help u if u go to another Arab country unless u knew classical Arabic as it is understood by everyone.. another thing is informal Arabic does not follow Nahw(Arabic for grammer) or Sarf(morphology) rules.. thats why in every country its different and hard to understand unless you speak classical/formal Arabic which is generally understood everywhere in the world.
Hi, it is really interesting how everyone is writing about learning the Arabic language from you own experience. I just wanted to add that there are more than 20 different dialect are spoken in the Arab world , Arabic native speaker would understand most of the dialects as they grow up watching Egyptian, Syrian, Lebanese movies and listening to songs with different dialects. But those who were born in USA or Australia, they would never understand other dialects, as they grew and learnt what they hear from their parents.the fact is we have to learn the MSA as it the language of teaching and learning , reading and writing, and the language we use everyday in our life, we cannot write it. however some people use it in the social media, it is very frustrating and can hardly understand what they mean. in my opinion you should learn MSA if you really want to learn the Arabic language, as MSA unites the Arab world together. If they can't understand when they communicate in their dialect, then they use MSA instead. Each of the Arab counties use different terms and expressions which it is hard to understand. Hence, learn and speak the MSA and if they don't understand you it means they are illiterate, and there are not much of them. and those who laugh about hearing you talking in MSA, that's because they are not used to hear it more often, it is mostly used in formal situations.
Hey Donovan,I'm moving to Cairo real soon, and I just came upon your article, it was so helpful! So thanks. I was wondering if you know where I could find movies, (translated or native) in Egyptian Arabic? Or do you have suggestions for specific movies? Thanks!
Basic Economy. About 25 percent of the gross domestic product comes from industry and about 18 percent from agriculture. The remaining 57 percent includes all other activities, primarily services, including tourism, and the "informal sector" (small-scale enterprises that often escape government supervision). There is also an extensive network of banks and a major construction industry. A stock market on which about thirty stocks are traded emerged in the 1990s.
In Egypt, there are other possible elaborations. For some, who focus on God as all-powerful, religious practice involves seeking God's help in over-coming problems and seeking favorable outcomes, for instance, with regard to recovery from disease or misfortune. Around this notion has grown up a series of practices involving visits to shrines, often The Egyptian Museum in Cairo features artifacts from the tombs of pharaohs. where individuals believed to be beloved of God are buried, to seek their intercession with God. Foremost among these shrines are those in Cairo associated with the family of the prophet Muhammad. But every village and town has such shrines, whose importance varies. This form of religion is often attacked by religious purists who argue that to give such importance to these "saints" undercuts the oneness of God.
The Coptic Orthodox Church is the descendant of the churches associated with the early Christian Patriarchate of Alexandria. It is the main Christian church in Egypt. Its theology is monophysite, holding that in Jesus Christ there is only one nature, both human and divine. The Coptic church is headed by a patriarch and supported by bishops and parish priests. Monasticism is also central to the Coptic church, and the patriarch comes from the ranks of the monks rather than the priests. When a patriarch dies, his successor is chosen by lot (i.e., by God) from a small number of candidates who have survived a vetting process. The monasteries also serve as pilgrimage and retreat centers for Copts. Currently the Virgin Mary is revered, and many churches are dedicated to her.
Nestled in the rocks of Little Petra, this camp welcomes guests with traditional Bedouin warmth and hospitality - serving them a cup of Bedouin tea or coffee and some local bread with olive oil and zaatar (spice). The camp is a combination of luxury and authenticity. Each tent has a private bathroom and shower, air conditioning and a panoramic glass wall with curtains. There's also a dining tent and an outdoor seating area around the fire to sit out under the stars and enjoy the glow of lanterns on the rocks and the desert moonlight.
Live an out-of-this-world experience in the Sun City Camp, in the rocky orange desert close to where the 2015 movie The Martian was filmed. Each Bedouin-themed tent has a private bathroom with shower, heated mattress, and colorful carpets. Activities include sunset camel rides, hot air balloon rides, and 4WD tours. And dinners of delectable, fresh, local cuisine are cooked underground!
What makes for great travel movies? We feel it is when the destination becomes the star. A movie that showcases beautiful cities, landscapes, and culture is a movie that inspires us to visit a destination or relive our time there when we get home. Dave and I love movies. We worked in the film business in our previous careers and lived for the cinema. So when we chose our list of the best travel movies, we took it seriously.
One of our favorite travel movies of all time. And not because it is set in Canada (And we live in Canada). One Week follows a young man driving a motorcycle on a cross country road trip across Canada after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. No movie has made me want to explore a country more than One Week. We wrote an entire review about it here. It truly is the ultimate Canadian road trip movie. Rent One Week Here on Amazon
It makes you crave French cuisine and a life of decadence in France. When it comes to choosing a favorite travel movie this one is right up there. Besides, Meryl Streep can do no wrong. Rent it now on Amazon Instant Video!
Che Guevara is fascinating and this movie starring a young Gael García Bernal follows his journey on a motorcycle trip through South America before he became a part of the revolution. Travel can change a person. This movie is based on a true story where Che travelled through the continent and I believe it was traveling through South America that Che saw what people were going through and that is what sparked him to take action in his own way.
Tokyo is a bit strange. It is unlike anywhere else on earth and Lost in Translation showcases the culture shock that one feels when staying in a different city. There are different customs in Japan and the culture is much different than anywhere else and this movie captures that odd feeling you get when traveling there. Lost in Translation highlights some of the best spots in Tokyo. You may also like: The Best Day Trips from Tokyo
Vicky Cristina Barcelona definitely is an inspiring travel movie and one of the best travel films out there. It really captures the energy and passion of Spain in Barcelona. Rent Vicky Christina Barcelona on Amazon
This is such a fun movie, set in the very real Turtle Bay Resort in Oahu. It may only be in one destination but it most certainly feels like a travel film. The movie stars Jason Seigel as a Hollywood Writer who goes to Hawaii to heal his wounds after getting dumped by his girlfriend Kristen bell. It turns out, she is there on vacation with her new boyfriend and shenanigans ensue. 2b1af7f3a8