Actors: Jacques Sernas, Rossana PodestÓ, Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Baker, Nora Swinburne, Harry Andrews, Brigitte Bardot
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Helen of Troy |
|Based on Homer's The Iliad, HELEN OF TROY is a movie directed by Robert Wise in 1956.
Thirty centuries ago, Troy, on the Turkish coast, was a flourishing city envied by the Greek kingdoms. PÔris, one of the sons of the Troyan King Priam, would like to offer peace to the Greeks and sails to Sparta. There, he falls for Helen, King Menelaus's wife, whom he encounters on the Greek shores. Menelaus who notices his wife's love for PÔris tries to capture the Troyan emissary who manages to escape with Helen.
The Greek Kings use this excuse to unite their forces and sail to Troy for a war that will last 10 years. When the best Greek warrior, Achilles, is killed by PÔris after Hector's death in front of the fortifications of Troy, the cunning Ulysses decides to use an artifice to defeat the Troyans.
--Daniel Staebler, Resident Scholar
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Time/Era of Movie:
- ancient greece
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long straight
- ample bosom & buttocks (woman)
How much in movie?
- enemy army
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately messy visuals of dead
Movie makes you feel...
How many deaths in film?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 1 ()
Kind of violence:
Unusual forms of death
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
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