Biography On Troy
Type of paper: Biography
Topic: Cinema, The Odyssey, War, History, Film, Troy, Homer, Literature
For the film review, the movie that has been chosen is Troy . Troy is one of the classics of Hollywood; the film has also received 11 awards and several international awards on performances featured in it. It was the reason due to which I preferred to choose this epic war film. Moreover, my interest towards army and war-related historic films, and the cast of the film was a reason to choose this film for review.
Anciently, Troy is the name of a city from the Bronze Age, which was once a part of today’s Turkey. It has its historical significance due to Trojan War of ancient Greeks (Woodford). There has been a debate over Troy’s actual existence. Although, it is almost established a fact that such city never existed, but it is said as homer’s Iliad, it did. In addition, Romans called it (Ilium) this name was used as the actual War site name in the movie (Haase).
The Film has pictured the historical War scene with a slight fiction ending to the movie. Achilles, the Greek War hero, was played by Brad Pitt, who led his Myrmidons and the Greek army to invade Troy. Hector was the prince of Troy, who was defending his city (Woodford). Towards the end of the movie, the storyline deviates from the actual legend where the sacking of Troy isn’t taken Iliad as it was based upon the Death and Funeral burial of Hector (Haase). The film pictures a Classic display of War scenes of Bronze Age city along with parallel story leads of love affairs and compassion some of the story leads are rather fiction. The overall storyline is loosely based on the Homer’s Iliad of this ten year Trojan War (Wilson). The film was popular with its epic success on the box office and even made to the 50 all-time best of Warner Bros. As it was based on the real ancient history of Greece and Trojan War, thus, it had real incidents from history.
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Woodford, Susan. The Trojan War in Ancient Art. New York: Cornell University Press, 1993 . Print.