Watch and take notes on the following films, they are the films to be used for the assignment:
Julius Caesar (1908)
The Robe (1953)
The Colossus of Rhodes (1961)
For each film, prepare a brief commentary of 350 words, drawing on what you have learned throughout the course about depictions of the ancient world in film. Your commentaries should be original and arise wholly from your own observations about the films, their approaches to the ancient world, and their place within the history of film-making. They should demonstrate your own engaged criticism no additional research is required or permitted.
please focus on the historical aspect on the film as well as critical
Commentaries should speak to elements of genre and cinematic era, as well as highlight what you think the films director is communicating through his presentation of classical antiquity and the films portrayal of historical or historically inspired characters. Good commentaries will be concise and cogently written, reflecting awareness of the analytical techniques, critical approaches, and themes modelled in lectures throughout the course. You will be graded on both the quality of ideas present in your assessment and the quality and precision of your written work.
use these other films assigned in the course to compare the films( these are not the main films assigned only to be used to compare):
Ex Machina (2015)
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Troy (2004), Alexander (2004)
Submit your four commentaries as a single, clearly laid out document in 12 point, Times New Roman, double-spaced type