The movie 300

Moaveni also suggests that "the box office The movie 300 ofcompared with the relative flop of Alexander another spurious period epic dealing with Persiansis cause for considerable alarm, signaling ominous U. The superiority of Greek equipment must have been an important factor here and elsewhere, and at times perhaps a decisive one.

300 (2007)

Upwards of costumes were created for the film, as well as extensive prosthetics for various characters and the corpses of Persian soldiers. See an ancient rendering of the Immortals. They were an elite fighting unit. I made them as cruel as I thought a modern audience could stand.

In CorinthThemistocles of Athens wins the support of the Greek allies and convinces both the delegates and the Spartan representative, Leonidas Ito grant Sparta leadership of their forces. The Spartans were not as 'good' as the movie portrays them to be.

The downfall of the Immortals was that they were lightly armored when compared to the Greek hoplites. Even after they were married, they would not eat dinner with their wives until they were 25 formal agoge training ended at age Many of the Greek soldiers, who fought with the Spartan elite at the Battle of Thermopylae, were forced to fight because they were slaves.

Soon after, this Athenian led fleet saved Greece by destroying the Persian fleet during the Battle of Salamis, which marked the turning point in the war.

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This was done; the message was revealed and read, and afterwards passed on to the other Greeks. Spartans, in full regalia, were almost indistinguishable except at a very close angle.

Plot[ edit ] Xerxes I of Persia leads a vast army of soldiers into Europe to defeat the small city-states of Greecenot only to fulfill the idea of " one world ruled by one master ", but also to avenge the defeat of his father at the Battle of Marathon ten years before.

Snyder said of Xerxes: The film focused on the Athenian admiral, Themistoclesas portrayed by Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton. It's just in the visualization that it's crazy… I've shown this movie to world-class historians who have said it's amazing.

David Wenham as Diliosnarrator and Spartan soldier. Did Leonidas really consult an Oracle to aid in his decision to go to battle. It would be much more classically Spartan if Leonidas laughed and kicked him off the cliff. I was looking for more an evocation than a history lesson.

Why was the movie shot almost entirely on a soundstage. Rise of an Empire. In the comic book Astinos is only mentioned when he dies. Since it's a product of the post-ideological, post- Xbox 21st century, will instead be talked about as a technical achievement, the next blip on the increasingly blurry line between movies and video games.

Frank Miller, author of the graphic noveltalked about the nature of the Spartans in an interview, "The Spartans were a paradoxical people. Plumes had very little practical function beyond that.


In reality, there is no record of Ephialtes being rejected by the Spartan King Leonidas. It is also the emblem of the Greek 1st Army Corps.


They also feature interviews with director Zack Snyder, actor Gerard Butler, and others. Leonidas replies, "Come and get them.

Andrew Tiernan as Ephialtesa deformed Spartan outcast and traitor. Their shields were only made of wicker and were no match for the Spartan weapons.

Let it be that. His writings were scrutinized in ancient times for their accuracy, since Herodotus often reported multiple accounts of an event and then picked the one that he felt was most probable.

300 (2007)

Paul CartledgeProfessor of Greek History at Cambridge Universityadvised the filmmakers on the pronunciation of Greek names, and said they "made good use" of his published work on Sparta. His writings were scrutinized in ancient times for their accuracy, since Herodotus often reported multiple accounts of an event and then picked the one that he felt was most probable.

This release also includes a digital copy. As a result of communication with teachers who have provided very insightful comments, we have developed a multimedia presentation which encourages a hands-on approach with students in the classroom, whether at the lower, middle or upper school level.

Nunnari discovered Frank Miller's graphic novelwhich impressed him enough to acquire the film rights. Full text and audio and video of - Queen Gorgo Addresses the Spartan Council. The real Spartans history behind the Frank Miller graphic novel and the film. Find out what really happened at the Battle of Thermopylae in B.C.

Make money online! InboxDollars pays its members to: Sign Up, Read E-Mail, Refer Others, Join Survey Sites, Play Games, Complete Offers, and More! The epic graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City) assaults the screen with the blood, thunder and awe of its ferocious visual style faithfully recreated in an intense blend of live-action and CGI animation.

Retelling the ancient Battle of Thermopylae, depicts the titanic clash in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and.

Buy Read Movies & TV Reviews - '' is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes.

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