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Asterix and Cleopatra - Wikipedia


The purposely poorly-drawn picture of Asterix and Obelix on the pirate's parchment was actually rendered by series creator/artist Albert Uderzo .

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The purposely poorly-drawn picture of Asterix and Obelix on the pirate's parchment was actually rendered by series creator/artist Albert Uderzo .

Amonbofis : Débrouille toi pour que ces pierres n'arrivent jamais au chantier. Pas de pierre, pas de construction. Pas de construction, pas de palais. Pas de palais... pas de palais.

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The book begins with an argument between Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and Julius Caesar, in which Caesar belittles the accomplishments of the Egyptian people. Infuriated, Cleopatra makes a wager with Caesar promising to build a new palace in Alexandria within three months. Cleopatra summons Edifis, who claims to be the best architect in Egypt. She promises Edifis that if he builds the palace on time he will be covered with gold; if he fails, he will be a meal for the sacred crocodiles.

A worried Edifis enlists the help of the Gauls, Asterix, Obelix, Getafix, and Dogmatix. Thanks to Getafix and his magic potion, the work goes forward on schedule, despite multiple attempts by Edifis’s arch rival, Artifis, to sabotage the construction. He bribes the stone-delivery man to throw his quarry away, tries to lock the Gauls inside a pyramid, kidnaps Edifis and tries to frame the Gauls by sending a poisoned cake to Cleopatra.

The title alludes to William Shakespeare’s play Antony and Cleopatra. However, the book itself is largely an extended parody of the then-recent film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The book’s cover parodies the film’s poster.

A running gag throughout the album (and also later albums) is Cleopatra’s beautiful nose, which is admired by everyone. This is an allusion to the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, who had articulated the historical significance of Cleopatra’s beauty by saying in his Pensées that “Cleopatra’s nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed”.

On page 10, Edifis’s scribe says “anyone who can draw can write.” This is a reference to an advertising slogan of the ABC school of drawing and painting, “Si vous savez écrire, vous savez dessiner” (“If you can write, you can draw”), a joke about the graphical nature of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

On page 23, while looking at the pyramids, Getafix says to Obelix: “20 centuries look down upon us.” This alludes to Napoleon, who told his soldiers in front of the pyramids, “40 centuries look down upon you.”

The book begins with an argument between Cleopatra , and Julius Caesar , in which Caesar belittles the accomplishments of the Egyptians. Infuriated, Cleopatra makes a wager with Caesar promising to build a new palace in Alexandria within three months. Cleopatra summons Edifis, who claims to be the best architect in Egypt. She promises Edifis that if he builds the palace on time he will be covered with gold; if he fails, he will be a meal for the sacred crocodiles.

A worried Edifis enlists the help of the Gauls, Asterix , Obelix , Getafix , and Dogmatix . Thanks to Getafix and his magic potion, the work goes forward on schedule, despite multiple attempts by Edifis' arch rival, Artifis , to sabotage the construction.

Just before the palace is due to be completed, Caesar intervenes by sending legions to try and destroy the palace. The Gauls fight off the Roman soldiers, but Caesar proceeds to shell the building with his catapults . In desperation, Asterix and Dogmatix deliver the news to Cleopatra. A furious Cleopatra then hurries to the construction site to give Caesar a thorough tongue lashing. Caesar's legions are required to fix the damage they caused (without any magic potion to help them) and the palace is successfully completed on time. Cleopatra wins her bet and covers Edifis with gold.

On page 10, Edifis' scribe says "anyone who can draw can write." This is a reference to an advertising slogan of the ABC school of drawing and painting, "Si vous savez écrire, vous savez dessiner" ("If you can write, you can draw"), a joke about the graphical nature of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

On page 23, while looking at the pyramids, Getafix says to Obelix: "20 centuries look down upon us." This alludes to Napoleon , who told his soldiers in front of the pyramids, "40 centuries look down upon you."

In the original French, Artifis reads a newspaper called the Pharaon Soir (a pun on the [[Wikipedia:France-Soir|France-Soir] ) and the feuilleton Chère-Bibis can be viewed on the back page. In the English version, the comic has been replaced by "Pnuts" ( Peanuts ) and "Ptarzan" ( Tarzan ).

The purposely poorly-drawn picture of Asterix and Obelix on the pirate's parchment was actually rendered by series creator/artist Albert Uderzo .

Amonbofis : Débrouille toi pour que ces pierres n'arrivent jamais au chantier. Pas de pierre, pas de construction. Pas de construction, pas de palais. Pas de palais... pas de palais.

28 January 2016 1:51 PM, +03:00 | Variety - Film News
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31 October 2010 10:42 PM, +03:00 | Collider.com
French Actor Alexandre Astier to Write and Co-Direct Animated Asterix Sequel in 3D; 2014 Release Planned

The book begins with an argument between Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, and Julius Caesar, in which Caesar belittles the accomplishments of the Egyptian people. Infuriated, Cleopatra makes a wager with Caesar promising to build a new palace in Alexandria within three months. Cleopatra summons Edifis, who claims to be the best architect in Egypt. She promises Edifis that if he builds the palace on time he will be covered with gold; if he fails, he will be a meal for the sacred crocodiles.

A worried Edifis enlists the help of the Gauls, Asterix, Obelix, Getafix, and Dogmatix. Thanks to Getafix and his magic potion, the work goes forward on schedule, despite multiple attempts by Edifis’s arch rival, Artifis, to sabotage the construction. He bribes the stone-delivery man to throw his quarry away, tries to lock the Gauls inside a pyramid, kidnaps Edifis and tries to frame the Gauls by sending a poisoned cake to Cleopatra.

The title alludes to William Shakespeare’s play Antony and Cleopatra. However, the book itself is largely an extended parody of the then-recent film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The book’s cover parodies the film’s poster.

A running gag throughout the album (and also later albums) is Cleopatra’s beautiful nose, which is admired by everyone. This is an allusion to the French philosopher Blaise Pascal, who had articulated the historical significance of Cleopatra’s beauty by saying in his Pensées that “Cleopatra’s nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed”.

On page 10, Edifis’s scribe says “anyone who can draw can write.” This is a reference to an advertising slogan of the ABC school of drawing and painting, “Si vous savez écrire, vous savez dessiner” (“If you can write, you can draw”), a joke about the graphical nature of Egyptian hieroglyphics.

On page 23, while looking at the pyramids, Getafix says to Obelix: “20 centuries look down upon us.” This alludes to Napoleon, who told his soldiers in front of the pyramids, “40 centuries look down upon you.”


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