You will prepare and submit a term paper on Analysis of the Movies Troy and 300. Your paper should be a minimum of 3250 words in length. Men have fought for different things such as power, glory, love, or honor. Trojan War is an excellent example coming from Medieval times and depicted by Homer in his epic tale Illiad that inspired the producers to dedicate the whole movie to this story (Paul, 2013 p56).
The film Troy belongs to the genre or the category of epic movies. In its beginning, it depicts a situation in Greece 3500 years ago. The movie 300 is also of the epic genre which revolves around king Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors. There are many similarities and differences portrayed in these two movies (Paul, 2013 p83). The setting of the movies is ancient and the warriors are dressed in the ancient war attires. Whereas Troy depicts many warriors on both opposing sides with a single hero Achilles on the Trojan side, the movie 300 depicts only 300 warriors from the Spartan side and 300,000 warriors on the god-king Xerxes and his massive Persian warriors.
The focus of the film Troy is the story surrounded the Trojan War that originates and diverges from the ancient myth. 300 is a Spartan-Persian war story from an ancient myth. What the movies tend to accomplish is to recover the past and obtain some information regarding the past and present generation.
The Troy’s cinematography extraordinary and great overhead shots are made to show what is really happening that induces self-reflectivity in the audience. The cinematography shows the tensions that the two nations feel to each other by covering prevailed feelings between leaders and common people (Burnett, 2008 p50). Good shots, graphics, and shots enrich this representation. The way the director shoots and portrays the fighting during the war is highly skilled, and a lot of casting that was done for the film shows how precisely they chose everyone (Paul, 2013 p56). 300’s cinematography is unique in a biased way that some people even regarded it as controversial.