Aaron's boss gives him a career making task - to bring Aldous from London to L. Can Aaron moderate Aldous's substance abuse and get him to the Greek? Aaron and Aldous are seen flying from London to New York using Stansted Airport (it is not identified in the movie).
Stansted has no passenger services to any American city, but it is logistically much easier to use as a filming location than either Heathrow or Gatwick.
This aspect of the trial will be discussed more fully below.
Soon after Socrates’ death, several members of his circle preserved and praised his memory by writing works that represent him in his most characteristic activity—conversation.
(Plato and Xenophon also wrote separate accounts, each entitled , of Socrates’ trial.) Most scholars, however, do not believe that every Socratic discourse of Xenophon and Plato was intended as a historical report of what the real Socrates said, word-for-word, on some occasion.
What can reasonably be claimed about at least some of these dialogues is that they convey the gist of the questions Socrates asked, the ways in which he typically responded to the answers he received, and the general philosophical orientation that emerged from these conversations. The first two chapters of Book I of this work are especially important, because they explicitly undertake a refutation of the charges made against Socrates at his trial; they are therefore a valuable supplement to Xenophon’s is a depiction of Socrates in conversation with his friends at a drinking party (it is perhaps inspired by a work of Plato of the same name and character) and is regarded by some scholars as a valuable re-creation of Socrates’ thought and way of life.
It is unlikely to have been intended as a report of one of Socrates’ conversations.
Friendless Peter Klaven goes on a series of man-dates to find a Best Man for his wedding. Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
English rock star Aldous Snow relapses into drugs and booze after a break up and a disastrous record. A., Aaron Green works for a record company stuck in recession. That day, Aaron's girlfriend Daphne tells him she wants to finish her medical residency in Seattle. In London, things aren't much better: Aldous delays their departure several times, plies Aaron with vices, and alternates between bad behavior and trenchant observations.
Although Socrates is the central figure of this play, it was not Aristophanes’ purpose to give a balanced and accurate portrait of him (comedy never aspires to this) but rather to use him to represent certain intellectual trends in contemporary Athens—the study of language and nature and, as Aristophanes implies, the amoralism and atheism that accompany these pursuits.
The value of the play as a reliable source of knowledge about Socrates is thrown further into doubt by the fact that, in Plato’s , Socrates himself rejects it as a fabrication.
Their passion for fucking is obvious in both modern and vintage scenes.