Παρασκευή, 29 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

The 300 or η μάχη των Θερμοπύλων?



Differences

To begin with, I’ll tell you the inaccuracies. First of all, Xerxes wasn’t a three metre tall transvestite. Secondly, Leonidas wasn’t a cuckold and he was also about 60 years old and had white hair and a white beard. Another wrong point is that Ephialtes wasn’t a monster but a normal soldier who betrayed the Spartans for money. The Spartans didn’t ever leave their formation, because they were always defending themselves from Persian attacks.

Similarities

Now, the similarities. The director knew history well, but sometimes he mixed the dates up. He also had some realistic points with what was going on in Sparta. He was also correct in showing us the right numbers of soldiers. The facts of all the battles were also accurate.

Thessaloniki

Welcome! Thessaloniki is a wonderful city, the capital of Macedonia and second largest city of Greece.


Places to visit


The most impressive sight in the whole area is the symbol of Thessaloniki known as the “White Tower”. Originally used as prison by the Ottomans, the tower is now a museum with lots of interesting finds. Then you should go to the Rotunda which was a church after that it was a mosque and now it is a museum as well. The lovely Archaeological Museum is waiting for you to see many, attractive exhibits from Ancient Greece.

Things to do



You will feel like a bird, if you go to the old city walls because it gives a view of the whole city, and that’s lovely. Then you should go and watch a football match, because my city has very good teams.

In the evening you can go and eat traditional Greek food at Ladadika, which is an area full of bars and great places to eat.

Παρασκευή, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Troy

Troy-Τροία

Differences

First of all, I’ll start with the deaths both of the Greek and of the Trojans. Menelaus didn’t die at the beginning of the war, but lived peacefully for many years and died of natural causes. Agamemnon wasn’t killed by Bryseis, as was shown in the film, but by Egistos, who killed him when he returned to Mycenae. Achilles, probably the most popular Greek warrior, was killed in the 7th year of the war by Paris while he was making fun of the prince. Ajax wasn’t killed by Hector, but by Apollo.

Also there are more general differences between the film and Homer’s story. The gods were also fighting like the mortals. Almost everyone took sides. Apollo, Artemis, Venus, Mars were on the Trojan side and Juno, Athena, Poseidon and Demeter were with the Greeks. However, Zeus and Mercury weren’t on anyone’s side.




Similarities

The film had many similarities with the real story. First of all, it shows how big and strong the Trojan walls were. Then it tells us that Agamemnon’s army was huge. Another right point of the film is that Achilles and Agamemnon fought over a woman. It is also true that Achilles killed Hector and treated his dead body badly, because Hector murdered his cousin, Patroclus. Like in the story, the movie shows us that Priam came in the night to Achilles’s tent to take the dead body back to Troy.

The most important thing the director did well was the Trojan Horse which is still famous as the conqueror of Troy. At the end the city was burned down like in the film.

Παρασκευή, 15 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Ocean’s 12

Three years after stealing from the casino owner Terry Benedict in Las Vegas, Danny Ocean and his gang live now normally. Until Benedict’s revenge forces them all, one-by-one to pay back the money they have stolen from him (which is $190 million ) back in two weeks, otherwise they will be murdered. Then the gang goes toAmsterdam, Rome and to Paris to make some world class robberies. The one in Rome is the most difficult,because a Europol detective, named Isabel Lehiri, is mixed up in it. After that Rusty has a competition with the Night Fox, A very famous thief, about a heist.

Danny Ocean is played by George Clooney and his wife Tess by Julia Roberts. The most famous actors of the gang are: Brad Pitt who plays Rusty Ryan one of the best thieves in the world and Matt Damon who plays Linus. Cathrine Zeta Jones plays Isabel.





Παρασκευή, 8 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

Rushmore vs. German School Thessaloniki

Similarities
My school, like Rushmore is one of the best schools in the whole country. Rushmore has plants, trees and grass in the yard, which is big. So does my school. My school has many classrooms. Each one is for a different lesson. I think Rushmore is similar to my school in that way.


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Differences
The teachers in my school aren’t as strict as in Max’s school. Unlike Max’s school in my school you can’t have a friendship with the teachers so you surely wouldn’t have a relationship. In the school in the film teachers talk about personal business, but in my school this doesn’t happen. Rushmore is much bigger than the GST.

Παρασκευή, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2008

The Simpson Movie

The Simpsons is a comedy directed by David Silverman and written James L. Brooks & Matt Groening. The most well – known name in the movie is Tom Hanks who lends his voice to…. Tom Hanks ( the director of EPA).

The film starts when the people are at a Green Day concert. The platform where the band plays sinks because of the pollution of the lake. At their commemoration the Lord sends a strange message through Grampa. After that the mayor of Springfield passes a law which forbids the pollution of the lake.
One day Homer finds a pig and takes it home. After a week he goes and throws the pig’s dung illegally in the lake. The pollution grows. As a result the EPA builds a wall which shuts off the town from the rest of the world. This wall cracks and the EPA plants a bomb in order to blow up the city. I won’t spoil the end for you by telling you what happened.



I liked the film very much because it was very funny. It was also good because it sends you two messages. First it tells you that environmental pollution can be quite dangerous. Also that without your friends you aren’t anything.