Date: Thu, 3 Nov 1994 08:04:18 -0500 (EST) From: John Younger
Subject: "Stargate" To: AncNrEast Cc: AegeaNet@acpub.duke.edu Paul Rehak & I saw the movie "Stargate" yesterday (nice thing about being on Sabbatical!), and half the film is in ancient Egyptian (with English subtitles!) "reconstructed" by Stuart Smith! Our hero and his Egyptian girl friend (descended from ancient Egyptians though living on another planet -- this is not a movie that taxes the mind) are browsing through some ancient hieroglyphs which she begins to read aloud; our hero, an Egyptologist, picks up on the language immediately: "all I needed were the correct vowels!", as well as the correct accentuation, we might add. There's a lot of morphing here as well as the marines (Kurt Russell), but no karate (alas).