Screenwriter less impressed than classics professors with Iliad adaptation

Troy has sparked new interest in classics at universities and is getting classics professors all worked up. But Witness screenwriter Pamela Wallace believes Troy represents everything that’s wrong with Hollywood:

“I could teach bad screenwriting from that script because it did everything wrong,” she said.

In Sydney for a screenwriting seminar with Hollywood script consultant Kathie Fong Yoneda, Wallace details Troy’s flaws from a writer’s perspective – it has no clear central character, many characters that are poorly developed, a meandering middle section, a weak and unresolved romance between Paris and Helen, and no one for the audience to barrack for.


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