In response, Xerxes sends in his elite guard, the , later that night. When Theron disgraces her in front of the Council, Gorgo kills him out of rage, revealing within his robe a bag of Xerxes' gold. The film focused on the Athenian admiral, , as portrayed by Australian actor. 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. Stelios, an elite Spartan soldier, orders the former to go back to the Persian lines and warn Xerxes, after cutting off his whipping arm.
This release also includes a. Archived from on March 16, 2007. No, it's not perfection with respect to history. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes that the separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks, was not as heavily guarded as they thought. Xerxes' again demands their surrender.
Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved. Almost comic book in style with the Persians depicted as an exotic and savage race with elements of barbarism and mysticism. 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. But, they were fiercely proud, great warriors and very independent. I took those chest plates and leather skirts off of them for a reason. In the film Astinos has a constant presence until he dies. The rest of the cast are appropriately muscular and heroic and fit in with what the script is trying to do.
After 3 days of battle all the Greeks were killed. How to Split an Atom. Archived from on June 26, 2012. Archived from on October 22, 2010. Archived from on April 8, 2007. Since then 300 's Spring release record was broken by and 300 's March record was broken by 's.
Archived from on May 27, 2011. They were the biggest slave owners in Greece. I wanted these guys to move and I wanted 'em to look good. Leonidas seemingly kneels in submission, allowing Stelios to leap over him and kill the general. Creatures were designed by , and an wolf and thirteen animatronic horses were created. Critics suggested that this was meant to stand in stark contrast to the sheer masculinity of the Spartan army. Headley and West have the harder job back home to provide some interest in the politics behind the battle they do well enough particularly The Wire's West, but I'm biased but the script does rather leave them to their own devices.
They credited the film's stylized violence, the strong female role of Queen Gorgo which attracted a large number of women, and a advertising blitz. Archived from on September 29, 2007. 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. At Thermopylae, they construct the wall made up of stones and slain Persian scouts as , angering a Persian emissary. Another liberty I took was, they all had plumes, but I only gave a plume to Leonidas, to make him stand out and identify him as a king. The film was directed by , while Miller served as and consultant. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history.
Inspired by Leonidas' sacrifice, Greece mobilizes. 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. Archived from on September 30, 2007. The historical consensus, both among ancient chroniclers and current scholars, was that Thermopylae was a clear Greek defeat; the Persian invasion would be pushed back in later ground and naval battles. Persian King Xerxes led a Army of well over 100,000 Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans.
Archived from on February 25, 2009. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. It's about the romanticizing of the Spartan 'ideal', a process that began even in ancient times, was promoted by the Romans, and has survived over time while less and less resembling the actual historical Sparta. Still never let the truth get in the. Upwards of 600 costumes were created for the film, as well as extensive prosthetics for various characters and the corpses of Persian soldiers.