Movie: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN


#1

Does anyone know anything about this movie about the Crusades? How does it portray the Church?

kingdomofheavenmovie.com/


#2

[quote=James_2:24]Does anyone know anything about this movie about the Crusades? How does it portray the Church?

kingdomofheavenmovie.com/
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If it is anything like the trailer it is not very accurate historically.

Not sure how it portrays the Church.


#3

History is here:

Battle of Hattin – Devastating crusader loss
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hattin

Balian of Ibelin (Orlando Bloom) – Vassal of Jerusalem. Lord Balian of Ibelin maried Maria Comnena, widow of King Amalric, and the Ibelins became the most powerful noble family of the kingdom, later ruling over Beirut.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vassal…om_of_Jerusalem
(See Lordship of Ibelin)

Almeric (Velibor Topic) – King of Jerusalem, who had two children Baldwin the IV and Sibylla
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalric_I_of_Jerusalem

Raynald de Chatillon (Brendan Gleeson) – French Crusader, Prince of Antioch
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynald_of_Chatillon

Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas) – King of Jerusalem
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_of_Lusignan

Sybilla (Eva Green) – Daughter of Almeric, who marries Guy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sibylla_of_Jerusalem

Saladin (Ghassan Massoud) – Islamic leader who helped defeat the Christians in the holy land
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saladin

Imid (Alexander Siddig) – Founder of the Zengi dynasty
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zengi

The Knights Templar – Order of monastic knights, wearing white robes with a red cross
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar

The Knights Hospitaller – Another order of knights who wore a white cross on white black robes
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Hospitaller

Trailer Inaccuracies:

  • In the trailer we see Guy wearing a white robe with a red cross on it. That was the uniform of the Knights Templar, of which Guy was not a member.

All this is from:
upcomingepics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=162

also see:
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Knights****Templar

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: First Crusade


#4

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