ITPM Best Practices”
December 14, 2017
Remaking One's Place in the World
December 15, 2017

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Write?a?three?pages?long?(single?spaced?!)?report?concerning?the?part?of?the?movie??Troy??we?watched?at?class
(first?hour?film),?according?to?the?following?guidelines?(please?rewrite?the?various?points?indicated?here?below?in
your?film?report).?Before?writing?your?film?report?please?check?the?reading?available?on?Canvas?(under?’files’)
and?concerning?the?movie.?Mostly?write?in?your?own?words,?using?fewer?quotes.
1.General?information:
TITLE:????????..
DIRECTOR:?????????
GENRE:????????????.
YEAR?OF?PRODUCTION:?????????..
MAIN?ACTORS/ACTRESSES:??……………
Plot
Summarize?briefly?(no?more?than?10?12?lines)?the?part?of?the?movie?we?watched?together?at?class?and?compare?it
with?the?account?of?the?antecedents?of?the?Trojan?war?given?in?the?mythological?sources,?underlying?differences
and?points?in?common.?Focuses?especially?on?the?absence?of?the?gods?in?the?movie??Troy?:?discuss?it?and?express
your?opinion?on?this?choice?of?the?director?of?the?movie.
Characters?in?the?movie
Focuses?on?one?character?in?the?movie?of?your?choice,?discuss?his/her?physical?representation?and?his/her
personality?as?it?is?represented?in?the?movie?and?compare?it?with?the?general?representation?of?that?figure?we?can
get?from?the?mythological?sources.?Did?you?find?it?effective?or?not??
b.How?is?the?figure?of?Helen?represented?in?the?movie??
Main?character
Achilles?is?the?main?character?in?the?movie:?how?is?he?represented?at?the?beginning???Discuss?it?and?focus?also?on
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his?dislike?for?Agamemnon?and?on?his?desire?of?glory.
Analysis?of?two?sequences:?Focus?on?this?quotation?from?the?beginning?of?the?movie:
Hector:?Do?you?know?what?you’ve?done??Do?you?know?how?many?years?our?father?worked?for?peace?
Paris:?I?love?her.
Hector:?Oh,?it’s?all?a?game?to?you,?isn’t?it??You?roam?from?town?to?town,?bedding?merchants’?wives?and?temple
maids?and?you?think?you?know?something?about?love??What?about?your?father’s?love??You?spat?on?him?when?you
brought?her?onboard?this?ship!?What?about?the?love?for?your?country??You’d?let?Troy?burn?for?this?woman?!?I
will?NOT?let?you?start?a?war?for?her!
Paris:?What?you?say?is?true,?I’ve?wronged?you.?I’ve?wronged?our?father.?If?you?want?to?take?Helen?back?to?Sparta,
so?be?it…?but?I?go?with?her.
Hector:?To?Sparta,?they’ll?kill?you!
Paris:?Then?I’ll?die?fighting.
Hector:?Oh,?and?that’s?sounds?heroic?to?you,?to?die?fighting??Have?you?ever?killed?a?man?
Paris:?No.
Reconstruct?the?scene?in?which?this?quotation?is?pronounced?in?the?movie?and?compare?it?with?the?mythological
account?on?this?aspect.?Which?is?the?representation?of?Paris?emerging?from?the?movie??
Then?focus?on?this?other?quotation?from?the?movie:
Thetis?[to?Achilles]?:??If?you?stay?in?Larissa,?you?will?find?peace.?You?will?find?a?wonderful?woman,?and?you?will
have?sons?and?daughters,?who?will?have?children.?And?they’ll?all?love?you?and?remember?your?name.?But?when
your?children?are?dead,?and?their?children?after?them,?your?name?will?be?lost.?If?you?go?to?Troy,?glory?will?be
yours.?They?will?write?stories?about?your?victories?for?thousands?of?years?and?the?world?will?honor?your?name.
But?if?you?go?to?Troy,?you?will?never?come?back,?for?your?glory?walks?hand?in?hand?with?your?doom.?And?I?shall
never?see?you?again.?
Summarize?the?scene?in?which?this?quotation?is?pronounced?in?the?movie?and?compare?it?with?the?mythological
account?on?this?same?topic?coming?from?the?mythological?sources?(specially?the?prophecies?involving?Achilles?in
relation?to?the?Trojan?war).?Do?you?think?that?they?are?represented?effectively?in?the?movie.
Analysis?of?themes?in?the?movie:?Discuss?the?importance?of?the?motif?of??glory??in?the?movie.?When?is?it
mentioned?and?especially?in?relation?to?which?character????Discuss?Agamemnon?s?thirst?of?power.?How?is?it
represented?in?the?movie??
Personal?considerations
Express?your?general?considerations?on?the?movie:?did?you?like?it???Did?you?find?it?an?interesting?representation
of?the?Trojan?war??

 

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