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(2004), R -- It is greed, not love which launches one of the most famous wars...
Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): Warner Bros., Radiant Productions, Plan B Films
Distribution (US): Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
Director(s): Wolfgang Petersen
Producer(s): Winston Azzopardi, Wolfgang Petersen, Diana Rathbun, Colin Wilson
Written by: Homer (the Illiad)
Screenplay: David Benioff Cinematography/Camera: Roger Pratt
Music: James Horner
Film Editing: Peter Honess
Casting: Edward Mercieca, Lucinda Syson
Production Design: Nigel Phelps
Art Direction: Julian Ashby, Jon Billington, Andy Nicholson, Adam O'Neill
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6
When Paris (Orlando Bloom), bother of Hector (Eric Bana), both sons of Trojan King Priam (Peter O'Toole), steals Helen (Diane Kruger) from Menelaus (Brendan Gleeson) [Prov. 6:32] and darts off to Troy with her, Menelaus enlists the aid of his brother Agamemnon (Brian Cox), ruler of Spartus to wage war on Troy. Menelaus uses the abduction of his wife Helen to disguise his plans to increase the Grecian empire. It is greed, not love which launches one of the most famous wars in history. [Eph. 5:3] The seemingly invincible and expert soldier Achilles (Brad Pitt) is Menelaus' most valuable warrior as well as his most irritating resource.
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Troy is a good example of the incompleteness of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating system. Due to earning relatively high investigation area (thermometer) scores equivalent to G-rated movies in Drugs/Alcohol (D) and Murder/Suicide (M), to PG movies in Impudence/Hate (I) and to PG-13 movies in Offense to God (O), Troy earned a final score of 60 which places this film in the scoring range of PG-13 movies in the comparative baseline database. However, Troy earned investigation areas scores equivalent to hard R-rated films Wanton Violence/Crime (W) and Sexual Immorality (S), thus defining for you the areas of concentration.
Some other films have demonstrated this somewhat unusual scoring distribution. The CAP analysis model is designed to reveal such factors, clearly identifying the need for you to consider all features of the CAP analysis model to get the most complete "picture" possible regarding the morality content of a film. We have all the based covered for you. Please give serious and thoughtful examination to this service which gives you the information you need to make an informed decision whether a film is fit without having to see it first. There is no other media analysis model like the CAP analysis model on the planet. Remember that even if five of the six CAP investigation areas reveal high scoring, if only one investigation area reveals content equivalent t R-rated films, please consider the entire film as "R."
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Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
Sexual Immorality (S)
Offense to God (O)
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|There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.|
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