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La Caduta Di Troia (1911)

Iliad The Musical will be the first production on stage or screen to actually follow the Iliad narrative since the Iliad (which is itself a live show, composed over 2,700 years ago, lasting about 12 hours). But many productions have been made about Trojan War.

One such production is La Caduta Di Troia, or “The Fall of Troy”, a silent film released in 1911.

Though not faithful to Homer’s Iliad, it’s fantastic. They get many things right – things other productions get wrong. For example, they include immortals as characters (thank God!).

Of course, we’re still waiting on Iliad The Musical to provide a faithful production of the war as Homer told it, but until then you can enjoy this excellent film when you have 30 minutes to spare.