The Fury of Achilles

L'ira di Achille, internationally released as The Fury of Achilles, is a 1962 Italian historical drama set in the ninth year of the Trojan War and is based primarily on Homer's Iliad. The film was directed by Marino Girolami and starred Gordon Mitchell as Achilles.[1]

The Fury of Achilles
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Directed byMarino Girolami
Produced bySamuel Z. Arkoff
Written byHomer (poem)
Gino De Santis
StarringGordon Mitchell
Jacques Bergerac
Piero Lulli
Music byCarlo Savina
CinematographyMario Fioretti
Edited byMirella Casini
Release date
1962
Running time
118 min
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian

PlotEdit

Care fellow Greeks to Troy, since the prince Paris has abducted the Spartan Princess Helen, wife of Menelaus. In the fighting stands the invincible hero Achilles, who leads his Myrmidons to assault. Now in the tenth year of the war, Troy has not yet been destroyed. For the contention of a slave, Agamemnon, king of the Greeks offends Achilles because of a female slave and the hero withdraws from the war, creating confusion in the army. The Trojans in fact have the opportunity to drive out the Greeks at sea and so Patroclus, Achilles' best friend wears, without the knowledge of Achilles, his divine armor to instill courage in the soldiers Myrmidons. But Patroclus is killed by the Trojan prince Hector: Achilles rages, killing many Trojans, including the same Hector.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The original version includes footage from The Trojan Horse. These scenes are omitted in the UK version which is altogether 20 minutes shorter.[2]

BiographyEdit

  • Giordano, Michele (1998). Giganti buoni. Rome: Gremese Editore. ISBN 8877421835.
  • Hughes, Howard (2011). Cinema Italiano - The Complete Guide From Classics To Cult. London - New York: I.B.Tauris. ISBN 978-1-84885-608-0.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Giordano
  2. ^ Hughes, p.52f

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