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Alexander = Alexei (?)
« on: December 06, 2006, 08:01:48 AM »
In the film "Rasputin" with Alan Rickman, Sir Ian McKellen and others, Nicky says that Alexei will be "Alexander" as Emperor (in the German version, I don't know whether it is also in the English one).
I've heard that Alexei is a variation of Alexander, but there is one Tsar named Alexei (1645-1676) and there are three Alexanders - so, is it a mistake in the film?
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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 08:21:03 AM »
Alexei is Alexei. Alexander is Alexander. Two different, yet similar names. Think of Jonathon and John as a similar example in English.

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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 10:05:29 AM »
In the film "Rasputin" with Alan Rickman, Sir Ian McKellen and others, Nicky says that Alexei will be "Alexander" as Emperor (in the German version, I don't know whether it is also in the English one).
I don't remember hearing that in my English version. What part of the movie does it happen in your version?
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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 11:34:07 AM »
It is the scene when Rasputin eats together with the Imperial family.
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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2006, 03:47:54 PM »
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It is the scene when Rasputin eats together with the Imperial family.

Very good movie. Alan Rickman was perfectly cast. Anyway, maybe the German version didn't have a name very close to "Alexei," so they chose Alexander. 

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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006, 05:09:18 PM »
The German version of Alexei is "Alexis". ;)
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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006, 06:51:59 AM »
It is the scene when Rasputin eats together with the Imperial family.
Oh -- after Aleksei shoves the whole potato into his mouth? In the English version Nicholas says, "Perhaps our next tsar will be called Aleksei the Terrible!"
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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2006, 07:04:31 AM »
It is the scene when Rasputin eats together with the Imperial family.
Oh -- after Aleksei shoves the whole potato into his mouth? In the English version Nicholas says, "Perhaps our next tsar will be called Aleksei the Terrible!"
That's right! In the German version Nicky says: "Vielleicht wird unser nächster Zar Alexander der Schreckliche genannt werden!" (or very similiar)
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Re: Alexander = Alexei (?)
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 12:34:57 PM »
They are 2 different names.
In Russian, Aleksander; Sasha- Shura- Shurik
Aleksey ; Alyosa-Lyosa