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  • Troy

    negotiate peace between Troy and Sparta. Paris has fallen in love with Helen (Diane Kruger)‚ the wife of king Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson)‚ and smuggles her to Troy with him. Infuriated‚ Menelaus vows revenge. Menelaus approaches his brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox)‚ a king who has conquered every army of Greece‚ and now commands them. Agamemnon‚ who has wanted to conquer Troy for years (which would give him control of the Aegean Sea)‚ uses this as a justification to invade Troy. General Nestor (John Shrapnel)

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  • Helen of Troy

    Troy(2004) Reaction Paper This is a review/reaction paper for the movie Troy released in 2004‚ directed by Wolfgang Petersen and screenplay by David Benioff. Cast of characters: Achilles – Brad Pitt Hector – Eric Bana Helen of Troy – Diane Kruger Paris – Orlando Bloom King Priam – Peter O’Toole Menelaus – Brendan Gleeson Agamemnon – Brian Cox Patroclus – Garrett Hedlund Odysseus – Sean Bean Briseis – Rose Byrne Troy is a film adaptation of the epic Iliad. It is a good

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  • Troy Movie Review

    Troy directed by Wolfgang Petersen 2004 The movie Troy is about the conflict between the Greek city-states‚ led by Agamemnon‚ and Troy‚ ruled by Priam. These two have this conflict because Paris‚ Prince of Troy‚ fell in love with Helen‚ wife of Menelaus who is Agamemnon’s brother and king of Sparta‚ and took her back to Troy against the wishes of his brother‚ Hector‚ who‚ with his father‚ had been trying for years to make peace with Sparta and had finally gotten that peace. Agamemnon had recently

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  • Troy vs. the Iliad

    movie‚ Troy‚ has proven to be a very loose adaptation of Homer’s original‚ as are almost all stories that are made into movies‚ unfortunately. With its timeless storyline‚ amazing scenery‚ gorgeous actors/actresses and most of all‚ its reported two hundred million dollar budget‚ it is easy to see why Troy was hyped up to be a box office hit. However‚ the film critics were harsh on this movie‚ as they had every right to be‚ and it ended up being a total flop. Compared to Homer’s Iliad‚ Troy is rather

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  • Archaeological Site of Troy

    Archaeological Site of Troy Brief Description Troy‚ with its 4‚000 years of history‚ is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. The first excavations at the site were undertaken by the famous archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann in 1870. In scientific terms‚ its extensive remains are the most significant demonstration of the first contact between the civilizations of Anatolia and the Mediterranean world. Moreover‚ the siege of Troy by Spartan and Achaean warriors from Greece in

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  • Trojan War and Troy

    HIS 111- Antiquity to 1500 Film Analysis- Troy Troy is an adaption of the poem written by Homer‚ also known as the Iliad. The screenplay was written by David Benioff and stars Brad Pitt‚ Eric Bana‚ Orlando Bloom‚ Brian Cox‚ Diane Kruger‚ and Rose Byrne. It is a brilliant story of love and war produced in 2004. My reason for choosing this film is because of the controversy over what is myth and what is fact regarding the fall of Troy. I find the movie so majestic yet the timeframe of the Iliad

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  • Troy and the Trojan War

    Troy was considered a mythical city until archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the remains of the city in 1871. Archeological digs have brought up many truths about the history of Troy‚ and about the Trojan War‚ which supposedly occurred around 1250 B.C. The war is the subject of the epic poem‚ The Iliad by Homer‚ however‚ there are several theories regarding the existence of Troy and the events of the Trojan War. In 1871‚ Heinrich Schliemann‚ with the aid of geographical clues mentioned

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  • Troy: Evidence of Homer

    business‚ dedicated his energy and considerable fortune to discovering the Troy Homer describes in the Iliad. By using the writings‚ Schliemann was able to locate the site of the Ancient city of Troy. Manfred Korfmann‚ a German archaeologist‚ interested in the city of Troy itself‚ set out to find out the truth about Troy through science‚ rather than using the Iliad as a guide‚ but when researching and discovering historic events in Troy‚ numerous finds matched up to Homer’s writings. Armed conflicts in 1200

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  • Troy Film Review

    Troy. Good or Bust. Throughout time‚ men have waged war‚ some for power‚ some for glory‚ some for honor and some for love. In ancient Greece‚ the passion of two of history’s most legendary lovers Paris‚ Prince of Troy and Helen‚ Queen of Sparta‚ ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris steals Helen away from her husband‚ King of Menelaus‚ it is an insult that cannot be suffered. Familial pride dictates that an affront to Menelaus is an affront to his brother. Agamemnon‚ the

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  • Characters of Troy(Movie)

    Eric Bana as Hector - Prince of Troy and the best warrior among the Trojans. Eldest son of Priam‚ brother of Paris and husband of Andromache.  Orlando Bloom as Paris - Prince of Troy. Youngest son of Priam‚ brother of Hector and lover of Helen.  Peter O’Toole as Priam - King of Troy and father of Hector and Paris.  Rose Byrne as Briseis - Priestess of Apollo and cousin of Hector and Paris. Lover of Achilles.  Saffron Burrows as Andromache - Princess of Troy and wife of Hector.  James Cosmo

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