If you take a pretty girl who is the daughter of a priest of Apollo as war booty and refuse to have her ransomed, Apollo will rain plague on your troops. If an arrow or a spear were thrown at you in battle, more often than not, it would land on your nipple or thereabout. Or alternatively, it would pierce your helmet and splatter your brain.
Facebook Twitter The epic film Troy catches quite the break when it comes to historical films; most of the true history of the Trojan War is still unknown so many liberties could be taken by director Wolfgang Petersen.
Looking at its historical accuracy, we can find the good and bad representations as well as the truly ugly decisions that truly twist history. The Good As Hollywood historical epics are all about the drama it works out well that the spectacle and drama of the war was just as real then.
People paused to observe single combats between the heroes and the movie does a great job of showing the drama from those combats to the extravagant funerals though it was a little too early for the coins on the eyes to the interpersonal relationships between such characters as Achilles and Agamemnon.
Though there are still debates about how battle commenced during this period, the film shows a variety of styles from open order combat on the beach to the closed shield wall of the Trojans later fighting in front of their walls. The hero combat definitely played a role and the way it is presented in the film is tough to criticize.
Though tough to pinpoint a scene specifically, the movie does a good job is showing that this is Bronze-Age, harsh Greece, not the later civilized Greece.
In the Iliad, Paris is presented as quite the coward, he fights, but prefers to use the bow and arrow from a safe distance. Paris fleeing from Menelaus is a scene in the Iliad and it was Paris in most accounts who hit Achilles with the arrow.
The Bad The director might be friends with George R. Achilles storyline is actually fairly accurate but many other deaths are not.
Both Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus survive the war in the Iliad. Agamemnon is killed, but by his wife when he returns to Greece.
Paris, shown taking Briseis to safety in the movie, is actually killed during the war. Continued on Page 2.Saving Mr. Banks is a period drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith.
Centered on the development of the film Mary Poppins, the film stars Emma Thompson as author P. L.
Travers and Tom Hanks as filmmaker Walt Disney, with supporting performances by Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell. Troy: Fall of a City episode 2 review: Suck it, purists – this is an entertaining blockbuster.
Romance gives way to action in a vivid and violent outing. This must be the year of overblown historical epics. First, Touchstone Pictures gave us “The Alamo” in all of its anticlimactic glory.
Now, Warner Bros. is unleashing a smelly, apish Brad Pitt as Achilles in “Troy.”. Troy: Fall of a City episode 1 review: It's no Game of Thrones, but so what? A fast and funny thriller hidden inside a historical epic. Saving Mr. Banks is a period drama film directed by John Lee Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith.
Centered on the development of the film Mary Poppins, the film stars Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers and Tom Hanks as filmmaker Walt Disney, with supporting performances by Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell.
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.