During the battle, the Achaeans capture a pair of beautiful maidens, Chryseis and Briseis. Chryses then prays to Apollo, who sends a plague upon the Achaean camp. After many Achaeans die, Agamemnon consults the prophet Calchas to determine the cause of the plague.
The role eventually went to Rose Byrne. Music from the Motion Picture Composer Gabriel Yared originally worked on the score for Troy for over a year, having been hired by the director, Wolfgang Petersen.
Tanja Carovska provided vocals on various portions of the music, as she later would on composer James Horner's version of the soundtrack.
However, the reactions at test screenings which used an incomplete version of the score were negative, and in less than a day Yared was off the project without a chance to fix or change his music.
He used Carovska's vocals again and also included traditional Eastern Mediterranean music and brass instruments. Horner also collaborated with American singer-songwriter Josh Groban and lyricist Cynthia Weil to write an original song for the film's end credits.
The product of this collaboration, "Remember" was performed by Groban with additional vocals by Carovska.
The soundtrack for the film was released on May 11, through Reprise Records. Director's cut[ edit ] Troy: Director's Cut was screened at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival on February 17, and received a limited release in Germany in April The score of the film was changed dramatically, with many of the female vocals being cut.
An addition to the music is the use of Danny Elfman 's theme for Planet of the Apes during the pivotal fight between Hector and Achilles in front of the Gates of Troy. Various shots were recut and extended. For instance, the love scene between Helen and Paris was reframed to include more nudity of Diane Kruger.
The love scene between Achilles and Briseis is also extended. Only one scene was removed: The battle scenes were also extended, showing much more of Ajax's bloody rampage on the Trojans during the initial attack by the Greek Army.
Perhaps most significant was the sacking of Troy, barely present in the theatrical cut, but shown fully here, depicting the soldiers raping women and murdering babies.
Characters were given more time to develop, specifically Priam and Odysseusthe latter being given a humorous introduction scene. Lastly, bookend scenes were added: In one of the commentary sequences, the film's writer, David Benioff, said that when it came to deciding whether to follow The Iliad or to do what was best for the film, they always decided with what was best for the film.
This made Troy one of the most expensive films produced in modern cinema. It was screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
It was the 8th highest-grossing film of and currently is in the top highest-grossing films of all time. Critical reception[ edit ] Troy was met with mixed reviews from critics.
The site's consensus describes the film as "A brawny, entertaining spectacle, but lacking emotional resonance. Box office totals[ edit ].Free Essay: In Homer's The Iliad, we find the greatest, bravest, and most revered warrior of ancient times.
Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the. In Iliad I, Achilles recalls to his mother her role in defending, Laura Slatkin explores the apparent contradiction, in that the immediate presentation of Thetis in the Iliad is as a helpless minor goddess overcome by grief and lamenting to her Nereid sisters.
Author: Homer Date: 9th or 8th century B.C. The authorship of The Odyssey (and The Iliad) is not known for sure; the epic poems were passed down through an oral tradition and Homer, a figure whose existence cannot be proven, is only the name the ancient Greeks themselves attached to the poems.
Nov 02, · Achilles Essay. A Comparison of Achilles and Hector. Words | 4 Pages Achilles, the son of Thetis, is the leader of the Myrmidons and Hector is the son of king Priam and is the foremost Trojan warrior who forms the forefront line of the warriors.
The Iliad: Understanding Achilles Essay. Words | 4 Pages. For the Ancient Greeks, Homer’s Iliad was a guide to manliness, particularly manly courage. There's something all men can learn from Achilles and Hector. Thetis, a goddess of the sea, is the mother of Achilleus.
Her husband—though they seem to be estranged—is the mortal Peleus.
As a result of this mortal contamination, Achilleus does not inherit immortality from his mother.