Week One Blog -TROY

Title: Troy

Writer: David Benioff

Director: Wolfgang Peterson

Major Actors: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Brendan Gleeson, Peter O’Toole 

Year Released: 2004

Story Summary: In the movie Troy the film tells of the battle between the kingdom of Sparta and Troy. When the Trojan prince Paris, played by Orlando Bloom, falls in love with King Menelaus of Sparta’s wife (Helen), played by Diane Kruger, prince Paris convinces Helen to leave Menelaus and sail back to Troy with him. Menelaus’ brother, King Agamemnon (Brian Cox) uses the situation to declare war against Troy. Troy is the last kingdom that is preventing Agamemnon’s control over the Aegean Sea because he has defeated every other army in Greece.

Plot: Prince Paris takes Queen Helen from King Menelaus of Sparta. King Agamemnon sees the taking of Queen Helen as an opportunity t declare war on Troy so that he can have control over the Aegean Sea. The movie follows the different ups and downs of the battles and the feats of the Greek battle hero Achilles (Brad Pitt).

The film Troy was presented in a chronological way detailing the events from the beginning to the end. I think that the way the movie was presented helped give the feeling of actually being there on the battlefield with the characters. If the movie had been presented any other way, the audience may have become lost or confused. The aesthetics of the movie helped it to flow smoothly from beginning to end resulting in a clear, easy to understand classic war story.


Troy-imdb Retrieved from:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0332452/plotsummary

Week One Blog -TROY

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