Running time 116 minutes Country United States Canada Language English Budget $65 million Box office $456.1 million 300 is a 2006 American based on the of the same name. Both are fictionalized retellings of the within the. The film was directed by, while Miller served as and consultant. It was filmed mostly with a technique, to help replicate the imagery of the original comic book. The plot revolves around , who leads 300 into battle against the and his invading army of more than 300,000 soldiers. As the battle ragesattempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband.
The 300 Spartans IMDb 6.7 114 min The Persian king of kings Xerxes has devoted his reign to realizing the ambition of his father, stopped by Greeks, to extend his Achaemenid slave empire to and beyond Greece, and marches in 480 BC with an unprecedentedly vast army.
The story is framed by a narrative by the Spartan soldier. Through this, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of. 300 was released in both conventional and theaters in the United States on March 9, 2007, and on, Disc, and on July 31, 2007.
The film received mixed reviews, including acclaim for its original visuals and style, but criticism for favoring visuals over depiction of, which characterization some deemed racist. However, the film was a box office success, grossing over $450 million, and the film's opening was the 24th-largest in history at the time. A, titled, based on Miller's previously unpublished Xerxes, was released on March 7, 2014. Contents.
Plot In 479 BC, one year after the, Dilios, a in the, begins his story by depicting the life of from childhood to kingship via. Dilios's story continues and a herald arrives at the gates of demanding ' as a token of submission to —the Spartans reply by throwing the envoy and his escort into a deep well. Leonidas then visits the, proposing a strategy to drive back the numerically superior Persians through the. His plan involves building a wall in order to funnel the Persians: negating the Persian advantage in numbers, and giving Greek the advantage over the vast waves of Persian. The Ephors consult, who decrees that Sparta will not go to war during the. As Leonidas angrily departs, an agent from Xerxes appears, rewarding the Ephors for their covert support.
Although the Ephors have denied him permission to mobilize Sparta's army, Leonidas gathers three hundred of his best soldiers in the guise of his personal. They are joined along the way. At Thermopylae, they construct the wall made up of stones and slain Persian scouts as, angering a Persian emissary. Stelios, an elite Spartan soldier, orders the former to go back to the Persian lines and warn Xerxes, after cutting off his whipping arm. Meanwhile, Leonidas encounters, a deformed Spartan whose parents fled Sparta to spare him certain.
Ephialtes asks to redeem his father's name by joining Leonidas' army, warning him of a secret path the Persians could use to outflank and surround the Spartans. Though sympathetic, Leonidas rejects him since his deformity physically prevents him from holding his shield high enough, potentially compromising the formation, and Ephialtes is enraged. The battle begins soon after the Spartans'. Using the Hot Gates to their advantage, as well as their superior fighting skills, the Spartans repel wave after wave of the advancing Persian army. During a lull in the battle, Xerxes personally approaches Leonidas to persuade him to surrender, offering him wealth and power in exchange for his allegiance. Leonidas declines and mocks Xerxes for the inferior quality of his fanatical warriors.
In response, Xerxes sends in his elite guard, the, later that night. The Spartans nonetheless manage to defeat the Immortals with few losses, with slight help from the Arcadians. On the second day, Xerxes sends in new waves of armies from Asia and other Persian subject states, including, to crush the Spartans once and for all, but to no avail. Meanwhile, Ephialtes defects to Xerxes to whom he reveals the secret path in exchange for wealth, luxury, women, and a Persian uniform. The Arcadians retreat upon learning of Ephialtes' betrayal, but the Spartans stay. Leonidas orders an injured but reluctant Dilios to return to Sparta and tell them of what has happened: a 'tale of victory'.
In Sparta, tries to persuade the to send reinforcements to aid the 300. Theron, a corrupt politician, claims that he 'owns' the Council and threatens the Queen, who reluctantly submits to his sexual demands in return for his help. When Theron disgraces her in front of the Council, Gorgo kills him out of rage, revealing within his robe a bag of Xerxes' gold. Marking his betrayal, the Council unanimously agrees to send reinforcements. On the third day, the Persians, led by Ephialtes, traverse the secret path,. Xerxes' again demands their surrender.
Leonidas seemingly kneels in submission, allowing Stelios to leap over him and kill the general. A furious Xerxes orders his troops to attack. Leonidas rises and throws his spear at Xerxes; barely missing him, the spear cuts across and wounds his face, proving the 's mortality.
Leonidas and the remaining Spartans fight to the last man until they finally succumb to an arrow barrage. Dilios, now back at Sparta, concludes his tale before the Council. Inspired by Leonidas' sacrifice, Greece mobilizes. One year later, the Persians face an army of 30,000 free Greeks led by a vanguard of 10,000 Spartans.
After one final speech commemorating the 300, Dilios, now head of the Spartan Army, leads them to war, against the Persians across the fields of. Above: the film version of a panel from the graphic novel ( below) Producer Gianni Nunnari was not the only person planning a film about the; director already planned a film of the battle based on the book. Nunnari discovered Frank Miller's 300, which impressed him enough to acquire the film rights. 300 was jointly produced by Nunnari and Mark Canton, and Michael B. Gordon wrote the script. Director was hired in June 2004 as he had attempted to make a film based on Miller's novel before making his debut with the remake of. Snyder then had screenwriter rewrite Gordon's script for production and Frank Miller was retained as consultant and executive producer.
Frank Miller's original graphic novel was inspired by the film, which Frank Miller first saw at age 6. The film is a adaptation of the, similar to the film adaptation of. Snyder photocopied panels from the comic book, from which he planned the preceding and succeeding shots.
'It was a fun process for me to have a frame as a goal to get to,' he said. Like the comic book, the adaptation also used the character Dilios as a narrator.
Snyder used this narrative technique to show the audience that the surreal 'Frank Miller world' of 300 was told from a subjective perspective. By using Dilios' gift of storytelling, he was able to introduce fantasy elements into the film, explaining that 'Dilios is a guy who knows how not to wreck a good story with truth.'
Snyder also added the in which Queen Gorgo attempts to rally support for her husband. Above: A scene during filming Below: The finished scene Two months of were required to create hundreds of shields, spears, and swords, some of which were recycled from. Creatures were designed by, and an wolf and thirteen animatronic horses were created. The actors trained alongside the stuntmen, and even Snyder joined in. Upwards of 600 costumes were created for the film, as well as extensive prosthetics for various characters and the corpses of Persian soldiers. And worked hand in hand with Snyder in pre-production to design the look of the individual characters, and to produce the effects, props, weapons and dummy bodies required for the production.
300 entered active production on October 17, 2005, in, and was shot over the course of sixty days in chronological order with a budget of $60 million. Employing the technique, Snyder shot at the now-defunct Icestorm Studios in Montreal using.
Butler said that while he did not feel constrained by Snyder's direction, fidelity to the comic imposed certain limitations on his performance. Wenham said there were times when Snyder wanted to precisely capture iconic moments from the comic book, and other times when he gave actors freedom 'to explore within the world and the confines that had been set.' Headey said of her experience with the bluescreens, 'It's very odd, and emotionally, there's nothing to connect to apart from another actor.' Only one scene, in which horses travel across the countryside, was shot outdoors.
The film was an intensely physical production, and Butler pulled an arm tendon and developed. Was handled by Montreal's and filled in the bluescreen footage with more than 1,500 shots. And created a process dubbed 'The Crush,' which allowed the Meteor artists to manipulate the colors by increasing the contrast of light and dark. Certain sequences were and tinted to establish different moods. Ghislain St-Pierre, who led the team of artists, described the effect: 'Everything looks realistic, but it has a kind of a gritty illustrative feel.'
Various, including, and, were used to create the 'spraying blood.' The post-production lasted for a year and was handled by a total of ten companies. Soundtrack. Main article: In July 2005, composer began work on the film, describing the score as having 'beautiful themes on the top and large choir,' but 'tempered with some extreme heaviness.'
The had scored for a test scene that the director wanted to show to Warner Bros. To illustrate the path of the project. Bates said that the score had 'a lot of weight and intensity in the low end of the percussion' that Snyder found agreeable to the film.
The score was recorded at and features the vocals of. A standard edition and a of the soundtrack containing 25 tracks was released on March 6, 2007, with the special edition containing a 16-page booklet and three two-sided.
The score has caused some controversy in the film composer community, garnering criticism for its striking similarity to several other recent soundtracks, including and 's work for the film. The heaviest borrowings are said to be from 's 1999 for. 'Remember Us,' from 300, is identical in parts to the ' from Titus, and 'Returns a King' is similar to the cue '.'
(see.) On August 3, 2007, Warner Bros. Pictures acknowledged in an official statement: “ a number of the music cues for the score of 300 were, without our knowledge or participation, derived from music composed by Academy Award winning composer Elliot Goldenthal for the motion picture Titus. Pictures has great respect for Elliot, our longtime collaborator, and is pleased to have amicably resolved this matter. ” Promotion and release. Some interpreted the portrayal of (right) as. Snyder said of Xerxes: 'What's more scary to a 20-year-old boy than a giant god-king who wants to have his way with you?' From its opening, 300 also attracted controversy over its portrayal of.
Officials of the Iranian government denounced the film. Some scenes in the film portray -like and other fictional creatures as part of the Persian army, and the fictionalized portrayal of Persian King has been criticized as. Critics suggested that this was meant to stand in stark contrast to the sheer masculinity of the Spartan army. Argued that the film's Persians were a vehicle for an anachronistic cross-section of Western stereotypes of Asian and African cultures.
The film's portrayal of ancient Persians caused a particularly strong reaction in. Various Iranian officials condemned the film. The submitted a formal complaint against the film to, labelling it an attack on the historical identity of Iran. The Iranian mission to the U.N. Protested the film in a, and Iranian embassies protested its screening in France,. The film was banned within Iran as 'hurtful American propaganda'.
Reviewers in the United States and elsewhere 'noted the political overtones of the West-against-Iran story line and the way Persians are depicted as, sexually flamboyant and evil in contrast to the noble Greeks'. With bootleg versions of the film already available in with the film's international release and news of the film's surprising success at the U.S., it prompted widespread anger in Iran. Of reported, 'All of Tehran was outraged. Everywhere I went yesterday, the talk vibrated with indignation over the film'. Newspapers in Iran featured headlines such as 'Hollywood declares war on Iranians' and '300 Against 70 Million' (Iran's population)., an independent Iranian newspaper, said that 'the film depicts Iranians as demons, without culture, feeling or humanity, who think of nothing except attacking other nations and killing people'. Four Iranian have called for Muslim countries to ban the film, and a group of Iranian film makers submitted a letter of protest to regarding the film's alleged misrepresentation of Iranian history and culture.
Iran's cultural advisor to president has called the film an 'American attempt for against Iran'. Moaveni identified two factors which may have contributed to the intensity of Iranian indignation over the film. First, she describes the timing of the film's release, on the eve of, the Persian, as 'inauspicious.' Second, Iranians tend to view the era depicted in the film as 'a particularly noble page in their history'. Moaveni also suggests that 'the box office success of 300, compared with the relative flop of Alexander (another spurious period epic dealing with Persians), is cause for considerable alarm, signaling ominous U.S.
According to, Iranian critics of 300, ranging from bloggers to government officials, have described the movie 'as a calculated attempt to demonise Iran at a time of intensifying U.S. Pressure over the country's nuclear programme'. An Iranian government described the film as 'hostile behavior which is the result of cultural and psychological warfare'. Moaveni reported that the Iranians she interacted with were 'adamant that the movie was secretly funded by the U.S. Government to prepare Americans for going to war against Iran'. Of states, 'If 300, the new battle epic based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, had been made in, it would be studied today alongside as a textbook example of how fantasy and myth can serve as an incitement to. Since it's a product of the post-ideological, post- 21st century, 300 will instead be talked about as a technical achievement, the next blip on the increasingly blurry line between movies and video games.
In popular culture 300 has been in film, television, and other media, and spawned the 'This is Sparta!' Based upon the film have appeared on and, the latter of which mimicked the visual style of 300 in a parody set during the American Revolutionary War, titled '1776'. Other parodies include an episode of named ', and 'BOO!'
By in its September 2007 issue #481, written by and illustrated. Released, a spoof directed. Once planned a similar parody, titled National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas. 300, particularly its pithy quotations, has been 'adopted' by the student body of (whose nickname is the ), with chants of 'Spartans, what is your profession?' Becoming common at sporting events starting after the film's release, and head coach dressed as Leonidas at one student event., a football player with the in the and formerly with the, was nicknamed 'Leonidas,' after the Greek warrior-king hero of Sparta acted by Gerard Butler in the movie 300, because of his intense workout regimen, and his beard. Main article: In June 2008, producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann revealed that work had begun on a sequel to 300, 300: Rise of an Empire.
Legendary Pictures had announced that Frank Miller started writing the follow-up graphic novel, and Zack Snyder was interested in directing the adaptation, but moved on to develop and direct the Superman reboot. Noam Murro directed instead, while Zack Snyder produced.
The film focused on the Athenian admiral, as portrayed by Australian actor. The sequel, was released on March 7, 2014. See also.
It is almost impossible to understand how 300 Spartans managed to hold off the million-man Persian army for even a moment, much less seven days. To a man they paid with their lives but their stunning Last Stand assured that their sacrifice would resonate throughout history. Relying on brilliant tactics, lifelong training, and unshakable allegiance, the doomed Spartans achieved the impossible. The Battle of Thermopylae is literally a textbook case, required reading even to this day at military colleges and officer training around the world. Now, The History Channel offers a definitive perspective on the epic conflict with this instructive and thrilling feature-length presentation. Transporting dramatizations and incisive graphics put you in the heat of the battle and show the lay of the land. The complications and strategies of the conflict are revealed through careful analysis, and critical moments are reconstructed to show exactly what happened.
Discover what the Spartans were fighting for, what made them capable of such heroics acts. I find rather strange that none of the commentors submitting on this blog, never mentions or references The Torah or The Septuagint asan authenticating source for the events taking place in this Doc. As I read most of the comments and watched this film, I find that most of what happened took place is allegorically mentioned in Scripture. See the books of Ezra, Ester(Hadassah), Nehemiah, and Daniel, and the enslavement of the Israelites by Nebuchadnezzer the Chaldean. It is mentioned that Medo-Persian Empire was comprised of 27 provinces of which the Isles of the Sea(Greek Isles city-states were part of this Medo-Persian Empire.
Wasn't this love-of money-occupation by heathens the primary cause of the friction within this Predicted Empire which took place long before the establishment of Christianity or Islam? 'My people are lost due to their lack of knowledge.' (Hosea.4:6) What I'd love to do is to get this current Pope to explain why he was motivated to seek an apology from the Native People of this Continent for the wrongs the Church did to them; what knowledge is he privy to, to need to seek forgiveness for the establishment he is now in charge of. Keith, I did not said that in USA they did nothing, I said they did almost nothing compared to what happened in other countries and still happens today.
If you read Lies my Teacher told me, you will learnerd a lot not only about the Caribean but also about the USA. I have lived in the USA for the past 20 years. I read and I question everything I read, to make sure information is as accurate as possible. As I mention before every country has its guilt. History is there not to be judged but to teach us not to make the same mistakes. As long as people keep pointing fingers to the past and not fixing the preset we will keep going in circles. @facebook-57379:disqus -If you think Thermopyle was just a myth how can you believe that everything that has been wroten about Spartans is true?
All that is known about Spartans has originated by philosophers or historians of other rival city-states. Arent you rushing to conclusion by calling them nazis? -Keep also in mind that greeks did push persians out. So isnt the end result all that metters? And who told you that Persia have had a mil fighting man? As far as i know. Read Herodotus History.
They have had about 300 000 soldiers. Its general opinion that Persia had about 2 mil man in Greece but NOT only fighting man but also slaves and other type of escorts. Greeks have had about 8 000 at Thermopyle. Herodotus even gives you the number of soldiers that each city-state have send to Thermopyle.
He doesnt give an exact number number of persians but the dif was about 50 to 1. He even names some of the Persian units. PS - You really need to do some reading if you are interested to actualy learn something about this. Guys stop watching movies like 300 and than bash an actual event that took place. That kind of movies are fictional and they were made to make money. Holywood didnt invent Thermopyle. Thermopyle was praised not only by greeks but most of the ancient world, later Romans and so on.Greek-Persian war has catapulted Greek people so they can later become not only military but also cultural and scientific superpower.
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Just like Punic wars did to Romans. There were not a million Persians, there were about 100.000-200.000. And there were not only 300 Spartans, but also another 700 Thespieis (there is a monument for these soldiers close to Leonidas' statue near Thermopylae) and an additional 6000 Athenian troops who were there the first few days. When the Athenians found out that they were going to be surrounded they retreated, while the Spartans stayed to give the rest of the Ancient Greek world time to prepare and because in Sparta it was considered a disgrace to 'run' from a battle. The Thespieis, not wanting to be cowards in the eyes of the Spartans, stayed and died with them.
That being said, for 1000 soldiers to hold off a force 100-200 times larger than their own for that amount of time is still an amazing feat, and nobody can take that away from the men that died that day. This is myth and lie, and it makes me laugh when i see this historians with Ph.D taking it with so emotions hahaha damnnn they r paid very well or they are stupid because u cant belive a think that herodotus or who told it hahah he was greek imagin him writing we did that, we killed like this, they where millions we where just 300 hunderd, they where stupid we where so smart, thats what he is saying how persia become so strong??? By loosing from 300 hundred spartans?? Hahah this is a myth and a 95% lie that herotodus wrote and of course i dont belive he imagined that we in this time would believe it like this because he would make greece and leonidas two times stronger and better then he just did.
What we should do and history do its to read the other part of history the persian one and try to find a middle or something and not just like that. How did 300 hold of one million for seven days, the answer is simple they didn't. The such for the Persian numbers comes from Herodotus who was probably enflating the size of the Persian army, which numbered probably somewhere between 150'000 to 200'000. Also the Spartans were not along, almost 1'500, Thebans, thespiand and Helots remained behind with them after most of the other Greeks, and these men died to a man with the Spartans, but history in gloryfying the Spartan rule has overlooked the sacrifice of these other Greeks. 200,000 to 2million Persian soldiers vs 300 Spartans? Even I could have lead the Persians over the Greeks just by surrounding them. I'm sure that pass was not totally inaccessable (why would the Persians land in such a place?
That would be utterlay stupid). Climb or walk around a tens of miles just to surround these spartans is an obvious strategy. And how does this event (Greek vs Persia) give democracy to the West? Even if Greece was destroyed, the ideas lives on, right?
The West can thank the death of millions on Native Americans and the Black Slaves by the Europeans for the real growth of Democracy. I am afraid you are missing the point. The end of democratic city-states in Greece by the imposition of Empire by the Persians would only strangle the newly-devised method of governing known as Democracy. The Idea was born and nurtured in ancient Greece whether you like it or not.
What came out of that in the centuries since is only a travesty, a monstrocity. It is a well known daily occurance here in the 'West' to have falcification attempts about the patronage of Democracy. Even though the Spartans did not live in a democratic state, their sacrifice against a superior-in-numbers- Imperial army helped to save the Greek states and in doing so, allow time for Democracy to flourish, evolve and be transplanted all over the world (with limited success in my opinion) ever since. Slavery and the Genocide of the Native Americans unfortunately have nothing to do with Democracy. They were and are a crime against Humanity and maybe one day the US of A can explain to the rest of the world what happened to all the millions of them now 'lost.' I don't know how much you know about world history, but US of A did almost nothing to their native people.
In my country Cuba, Spaniard killed all the natives, including Florida's natives who were brought to Cuba after they left Florida. What do you think about that crime? Also look at how native people still been treated today in Central and South America. Then, you tell world about crime against Humanity. At least in today’s world even natives could make a difference in US of A if they want to. Unfortunately, because of the abuse they went through, their culture is too corrupt.
I am not in favor of any country, I just don’t like to point a finger to judge. Crimes against Humanity have been taking place all through history and every country has added a portion to it, even today. On the other hand BCE history is and has always been unsure. Dear native people in the country I came from, are completely gone since 1700's. A population of about 200,000 complete gone, not even one left. Now compare that. At least in USA there are groups that can tell the story.
In Central America (ex. Colombia) in today's world they are still being killing to be push out of their land. Now try to bit that one. Yes, I know a lot about history, read:Lies my Teacher Told Me, it has everything American History book left out, to cover the cruel truth. I just don't like people like you who are only pointing at one side without looking at the rest of the world. My point is, read more every culture has it own guilt trip.
Or as I always say 'if you were not there, if you didn't see what really happened with your own eyes, don't take it personal'. The point you're making goes against itself. You say you don't like when people tell one side of the story, but you say the US did nothing which is completely false.
I would say the Europeans did a lot anywhere they went. I tell the side of the story that I know, but I don't deny any other people's history. Obviously if you talk to some people from the US, you will hear more about what happened in the US. And not that it makes a big difference, but I am Native so this is personal to me.
The Europeans did more damage than killing off one population here in the US, it's in the millions. So to say the US did nothing to the Natives is absurd and that's not mentioning the assimilation and poor treatment that followed. Stephen Pressfield is the author of 'Gates of Fire' and anybody who would criticize his commentary is a sophomoric dumbass. (The Greeks of the region made him an honorary Spartan, and his book is taught at West Point, Annapolis, Quantico. Absolutely awesome read. When you're invited to Sparta to become an honorary citizen, your criticism will be interesting.) Having said that: Based on the imagery in this documentary, this has to have been the most amazing battle ever because tens of thousands of men were hacked to death but there's not a drop of blood, urine, feces, guts, brains, loose soil etc, on their armor, shields, armor, spear tips.
Pressfield's book paints a much more gruesome and realistic picture. Dienekes must have been one of the greatest warriors in the history of civilization. Occupy Thermopylae: Fight them in the shade! Typical result for the time if you have the terrain. Have a gander at the battle of Watling street in 60AD where the Romans lured the Celts into attacking them in a narrow cul-de-sac. There one and a half legions (7500 to 9000) Romans slaughtered 80,000 to 120,000 Celts in one day.
The Persian army was probably no larger than 100,000 combat troops and perhaps an equal number of camp followers and support.That would be a HUGE army in those times since most armies foraged for subsistence while on the move. No refrigeration, No MRE's, No canned food and limitited ability to carry, store and purify water. Considering a daily ration of 3lbs of food and 1gallon of water per man a 300,000 man army on the march would consume 450 tons of food and 1,200 tons of water per day. That seems to be absolutely unsustainable.
You really can't watch such crap. There is not a single historical source that ever really described the battle. They are talking about myths as if they were reality. The first records of historians of that battle were made 2 generations after it took place. By that time all that was left were stories people told to their children. There is almost nothing that was written at that time about what happened there.
Historians still have such little idea of what took place there that the approximated number of troops persians had are only narrowed down to 10-100 thousand. That is how accurate we know the battle. A million man army is so unbelievably stupid. How can you go on tv with that? A 100 thousand man army is already scratching very hard at the mark of what was even possible to supply at that time.
Plus it would be a day to cheer for everyone living in Sparta that time (except a very very small group of warriors). Just for your information, the world has rarely seen a more vicious and inhuman state than that of Sparta. A slaves (pretty much everyone except for the warrior class)) life literally was worth as much as a punching balls. When the Spartans were not fighting other countries they kept in shape by murdering they're own population.
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They were hated and feared by the greeks and were pretty much thinking of the world as the nazis did of jews. In short religious fanatics who thought their entire meaning of being was to kill as many people as possible.
@Milton Babb EpicureanLogic pretty much said it all, you're ideas aren't even speculative, they are just garbage! The Spartans were Hebrews?
Your evidence for this is that in this film the symbols seemed like a circumcised penis? Many cultures have phallic imagery, being that (just about) all men have penises, it's a fairly common symbol. Please provide some evidence that shows the Spartans descended from the tribe of Dan, while you're at it provide evidence that Xerxes vizier was Hebrew and descended from the Levites, to wrap it all up please enlighten me on how they conspired to profit from the war? I hope you didn't elude to your answer by talking about Alexander the Great, was he Hebrew also? Whack job's like yourself only hinder progress, racism is a tool of the moron! @Milton Babb You talk absolute, unsubstanciated, speculative, by me a dream where the world according to David Icke is real, rubbish. Alexander wasn't his real name?
Dont tell me it was Morris and he was a good family man, loved his mother, brother and sisters. It's just that he liked to masquerade as a Greek in his spare time. The garbage the spews out of your mouth is without limit and boundaries.
Read a book, get a life and stop talking crap about the Jews, or the Greeks for that matter. What i dont really understand is that the two front lines took on many many persians, when they were outflanked surely they should have just turned half of the 300 around, then 150(roughly) would be defending from the front, and the 150 defending the back, and thats not including the rest of the troops who chose to stay. Obviously it would have been extremely hard for like 1300 troops to defeat 300,000-2,000,000 persians, but just because some not so well trained troops left, it surely shouldnt have effected the spartan position? Another point that really frustrates me is the whole layout, if the spartans sent all the force out and the troops that fled to save their home didnt, i reckon greeks may have won. Think, in a phew days 7000 troops took on over 20,000 then surely more would have won. The movie and this documentary did a good job of making many question content of official history books, and show how it can be a victim of human bias and pride. Some historian probably stretched the words 'Hold off' to give a parting historical tribute to these 'White warriors'.
How long does it take for a million army to settle down for a battle? What records exist as to the actualy happened day to day at the battle? Which one is plausible? 1) That the Spartans were just fighting a small contingent of the million men army then as they become a nuisance, the Persian king sent a good force to crash them, just look at the timeline of the Iraq war, where armies are moving much faster than in the past with mechanized equipment, and see how many days it takes for U.S troops just to take out Fellujah? Ooooh, I see a future Iraqi movie, '200' or '2000' The story of tough Iraqi insurgents who hold of U.S army for months!!!!'
Starring Juba, the legendary sniper. Or 2) Or they directly engaged a million men, and fought them 7 days!!! Until they lost. This documentary, the spiced version of western history books as to what happened and the movie 300 are all full of crap! Funny that hollywood glorifies Spartans, they were a society that kept White slaves, and you are as much a descendant of those slaves than of Spartans.
Congrats to the Hollywood director who digged up this non-sense at a time of great tension between modern Persia (Iran) and those who claim racial lineage to Spartans (the West). Great job, we need cowards like you to beat the drums of negative sentiments, but will piss at their pant at the first sound of bullets. 300 men against MILLION??? 300 well armed man cannot survive a herd of million sheep charging at them, let alone an army.
No matter what tactics. The people who believe these crab are the same ones who profess that 'Delta force' movies by Chuck Norris were based on true encounters. At a time of great friction between Iran and the West, some hollywood hot head digs up history and by extension of the words 'HELD UP'.decides to paint a Jessica Lynch style of BS. America is doing one thing successfully; each generation more and more of the world population is starting to see for what it is.MORALLY FRAUD!.
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