Troy

Corrected entry: Hector mentions something to Paris about helping him out when he was 10...Paris did not live with the royal family at that age because it was foretold at his birth that he would cause the downfall of Troy so the family sent him off to live in the mountains. It was not until later on in his life that he was reunited with his true family.

Correction: This movie is called Troy, not The Iliad and it is only based loosely on the Iliad.

Corrected entry: When Achilles saves the girl from the soldiers you can see that she is covered in scars and bruises. A night later Achilles is talking to her in bed, and she doesn't even have a slight cut or bruise on her face.

Correction: This is not correct. She had time to clean up and treat her wounds and as such are they are less visible but still there, most prominenately is the one across the bridge of her nose.

Corrected entry: When Priam goes to Achilles to claim the body of Hector, he asks to have the body in order to perform the funeral rites and specifically mentions "let me place the coins over his eyes for the boatman". This references the belief of the Greeks that one had to pay the ferryman Charon to get into the underworld. However, at Hector's funeral, there are no coins on his eyes, nor does anyone place coins there as he is lit on fire.

Correction: There are coins on Hector's eyes. You can see them as the camera pans over his face.

Corrected entry: When Achilles and the Myrmidons land at the beach before Troy, they set up a testudo formation with their shields to defend themselves against the Trojan archers. The testudo formation was first used by the Roman legions, nearly a thousand years after the events depicted.

Correction: A tactic that can be worked out by one group can easily be worked out by another. It certainly cannot be said that the Myrmidons, who are noted as exceptional soldiers who would be perfectly capable of working out such a tactical move, could not have used that formation. It may have become commonly used in the time of the Romans, but that doesn't mean that it could not have been used by certain groups prior to that.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Achilles' ship nears the Trojan shores, Agamemnon snidely asks, "What's the fool doing? He's going to take the beach of Troy with fifty men?" At the start of the next shot, as the camera begins to pan down, on the far right, just beside a person's (who is dressed in blue) head is a metal bullhorn (ie. used to give instructions to cast/crew, and which definitely doesn't belong in this time period). (00:36:35)

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Hector: All my life I've lived by a code; and the code is simple: Honor the gods, love your woman, and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!

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Trivia: Due to the political situation in Iraq, the location for scale shots was moved from Morocco to Mexico, an ideal alternate choice with its broad beach. However, the rushed decision presented some obstacles. Coastal Mexico is an endangered turtle habitat, so to be granted permission to set up the Greek encampment and build boats on the large stretch of beach, the film crew implemented their own turtle incubation nursery, releasing a multitude of turtles while on location in Mexico. They also did not have an accurate idea of the physical conditions of that particular beach - it was unstable and 100 feet of beach washed away overnight, leaving Greek ships teetering precariously on the edge of the bank with the missing sand.

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