Essay on comparison of troy and the iliad 883 words | 4 pages wolfgang peterson tackles the job of bringing the epic of homer's the iliad to the big screen in his film troy iliad being a lengthy text, it is impossible to include every detail in a movie.
The film troy is a movie released in 2004 and was directed by wolfgang petersen, and has been influenced by the classical epic poem, the iliad which has been credited of the greek poet homer.
Comparison paper on the book iliad and film troy on the plot the plot of the book and the film has a very big difference especially on its coverage and focus the coverage of the film starts all the way from why the trojan-greeks conflict started up to the death of achilles and the fall of troy. Between the book and the film there are a wealth of differences, and similarities only lie in the basic, undisputed ideas “the iliad” begins in the ninth year of the ten year siege of the greeks upon troy, whereas the movie shows paris taking helen away from troy angering menelaus in the process.
The three major upsetting differences in troy compared to the iliad are the absence of the gods, the weak character and plot development, and the addition, exclusion, and reversal of key points first and most disappointing, was the absence of the gods in the movie troy divine intervention was a major variable in homer’s iliad.
Smellin' of troy what follows is a partial list of discrepancies between troy the big-budget hollywood movie and troy the epic poem and archeological history this list was provided by dr james holoka , professor foreign languages and history at eastern michigan university, who notes that (despite this list) he did enjoy the movie nonetheless.
In the movie briseis comes from lyrnessus, and is captured by the aecheans before the siege of troy briseis is a trojan priestess and hector's cousin, captured during the attack on apollo's temple agamemnon is inspired to attack troy by a dream sent by the gods, who want to bring his army misery for taking briseis away from achilles. Video: differences & similarities between the iliad & troy in this lesson, we'll discuss the differences and similarities between homer's 'the iliad' and wolfgang petersen's 2004 film 'troy' we'll learn about the characters in each version and how the film alters homer's storyline.