Publisher: Newmarket Press; Custom Edition edition (April 7, 2005)
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With movies like Gladiator, Blade Runner, and Black Hawk Down, director Ridley Scott has proven his mastery of cinematic storytelling that's epic in size yet with a deeply own center. In nation of Heaven, he turns to the Crusades—that world-shaping 200-year collision among Europe and the East—to body the story of a tender Frenchman who defies all odds to turn into a knight, then lives out what that excellent identify relatively skill. "I'd continuously desired to make a film approximately knights and medieval instances, the Crusades especially," says Scott. "Historically, the knight—like the cowboy or the policeman—has given us nice possibilities to inform tales a few hero."With the cry "God wills it!" Pope city II in 1095 prompt Christian Europe right into a frenzy to reclaim the holy urban of Jerusalem, conquered by means of Muslim armies that swept during the center East within the seventh century. hundreds of thousands spoke back the decision, from kings to peasants, and within the resulting waves of warfare historic towns fell to bloody sieges, Christian kingdoms have been based within the Holy Land, and unspeakable atrocities have been dedicated on each side. among the second one and 3rd Crusades, even if, visionary leaders—King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem and the Saracen basic Saladin—forged a short-lived peace amid the carnage. Drawn into this significant drama is the younger blacksmith Balian (Orlando Bloom). Fleeing his village less than a dying sentence, and fleeing his personal demons besides, Balian joins forces with an outstanding knight, Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), who swears him to serve King Baldwin and up-hold the truce—that fragile "kingdom of heaven." On attaining the Holy Land, Balian falls below the spell of the king's sister, Sibylla (Eva Green), and turns into embroiled in a fight for the kingdom's soul, because the demise king is assailed through extremists bent on struggle. eventually, Balian needs to make a choice from his love and his experience of knightly honor. And whilst Jerusalem faces its maximum peril, he needs to use all his wits and braveness to safeguard it opposed to incredible odds.Scott and his creation staff scale new heights in growing worlds on movie: construction monstrous units on destinations in Morocco and Spain, peopling them with foreign stars and millions of extras, improving filmed motion with state of the art results. Scenes of medieval war, breathtaking in scale and realism, function guns and machines that have been conscientiously researched and equipped for actual. This appropriate better half booklet, illustrated with greater than two hundred pictures, drawings, and Scott's personal storyboards, files this landmark construction behind the curtain and sooner than the cameras. however it additionally delves into the main points of storycrafting that supply nation of Heaven its strong old grounding, and contains a energetic primer at the Crusades that might extend readers' appreciation of either the movie and the historical past at the back of it. With greater than two hundred photos and illustrations.