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Movie Fact #138 - January 9th, 2021


When it comes to a film like 2010's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, you know most of the technical stuff done for such films. You also probably guessed the film, comprised mostly of American and British actors, was criticized for whitewashing. And while that was simply to get the biggest actors possible to ensure a healthy box office return, to say the film didn't do some research into Persia culture would be a lie. In fact, they got many little details right, notably how many of the characters are prominently seen handling apples and pomegranates. There is a cultural significance to this. Pomegranates were considered the "original" apples, and were symbols of strength to the Persian armies. Sometimes, the little victories are greater than any major battle won, yes? Stay tuned!

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