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Helen of Troy Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jacques Sernas, Rossana PodestÓ, Cedric Hardwicke, Stanley Baker, Nora Swinburne, Harry Andrews, Brigitte Bardot

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Based on Homer's The Iliad, HELEN OF TROY is a movie directed by Robert Wise in 1956.
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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.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book 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 War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Turkish

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece    -   Turkey Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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