Reading history books about the Persian wars it seems quite accurate. This can be seen in the blade work and the signature use of the off hand by in the offensive use of the shields. The plan is to march and await the Spartan regulars, holding the pass until they get there. Unfortunately, we have to sit through an hour or so of turgid politics and a romantic sub-plot that stubbornly refuses to be even slightly involving, before we reach the main thrust of the story. On top of a hill overlooking Salamis Bay, he watched as his huge fleet was faced by a smaller Athenian one. In the history of the film industry, the role of men is primarilythat of the stereotypical working class man or hero, while the roles of women are primarily portrayed as being somewhat inferior to men.
The Persian king, Xerxes, assembles and leads an army of some one million men, an unprecedented force, across the Bosphorus and into Greece. If you want drama, pathos and tragedy, the story of some sculptor, farmer or smithie with a comfortable life, a wife, kids and a career sacrificing himself for freedom would impress me a lot more than a professional warrior taught to treat life with contempt from the earliest age. The spartans only had to swing and stab as the persians came running after 1325 Words 6 Pages Joshua Paul Mr. Richardson plays the older, wiser Themistocles while Egan plays the strong, respectful lionhearted King Leonidas. In 2009, magazine ranked 300 number 5 on its 25 Best Conservative Movies of the Last 25 Years list. The story, recorded in Herodotus, concerns a small band of troops from Sparta who held off the advance of the Persian army in the 5th century B.
This story has romance, action and drama, with great interpretations and choreography in the battle scenes. Sparta was the great land power, and Athens the naval power. Most have and had olive or light brown skin, dark eyes and dark hair given the extensive exposure to the sun that comes with living in the region. Despite stringent security, the trailer was subsequently leaked on the Internet. Does anyone believe that Xerxes would really look like that, and sound like that? Geoff Unsworth and Rudolph Mate succeeded in capturing the landscape of an ancient land, though I obviously was not there to verify that this is in fact what the land looked like. The Greeks destroyed most of them, thus making ferrying troops or supplying two million men impossible. At the right time, they produce helmets which must have been concealed in their loincloths.
The laziest looking fights I've ever seen -- no matter how they fought in the times, there's gotta be some variation or thrills -- each time the Spartans and Persian army collide, it seems as if it's the same battle over and over again. I was looking for more an evocation than a history lesson. Either way, it was refreshing and at least held my interest even though it showed a lot of dismemberment and killing. I saw this movie when it first came out in 1962, I believe, when I was just a kid and it is still one of my favorite movies of all time. The whole scene, and character, seemed a bit thrown in for that reason.
How could it not be? David Farrar played the arrogant, but ultimately humiliated Xerxes nicely. He could have left several times, after each bloody repulse of Xerxes' men, but he refused because he wanted all of Greece to prepare for this onslaught. At times engrossing and at times laughably over-the-top, 300 is entertaining as an extended war sequence. Now they have become lager louts. Archived from on December 30, 2007. Archived from on September 28, 2008. In the 1930s through the 1970s, men held the leading roles in films while women played smaller roles.
The Spartans and Thespians remained behind to cover their retreat. The lesson is that the Spartans are free, and the Persians are slaves, although the Spartan idea of freedom is not appetizing children are beaten to toughen them. Phylon Barry Coe is a simple Spartan soldier who is, for the time being, deprived of honor to join the army. The Spartans are good-looking people. As Kel1 said, on behalf of her husband and his soldiers, and on behalf of Sparta and Greece. The film will appeal to epic deeds enthusiasts and history lovers.
On the third day, the Persians, led by Ephialtes, traverse the secret path,. Of course, it's a classic portrayal of the outnumbered, defiantly making their last stand, much like Custer Although in his case, he was a hot-headed idiot or Rorke's Drift, though not with the same outcome. This year of 2014, the second part of the epic story is coming soon. Manos Hadjidakis conducted a wonderful melodious musical score for this movie. If there is one definite positive comment to be made about this 1962 version of the legendary battle, it is this. Men lived in barracks, and marriage was purely a means to propagate.
And a phenomenal documentary, ¨The Last stand of the 300¨, produced by History Channel which is totally necessary seeing it along with 300. Come to think of it, neither were any of us! When Persia's ambassadors come to ask him to submit to King Xerxes, Leonidas tells them Spartans are free and kills them. Well, maybe that was the idea. Her speed and alacrity were her superior points in a fight, and they used that. This is one of those films that, if you saw it as a kid, sticks in your memory because of the climactic battle scenes and, because of that, some might have a mistakenly high opinion of the film as a whole.
A cloak is heavy, and will wrap around your arms, your shield, your spear, or the spears of those around you. The training to be strong was strictly for giving birth. While it received a at the public premiere, it was panned at a press screening hours earlier, where many attendees left during the showing and those who remained booed at the end. Okay, I beg to differ, my friend. They never get the same press as the Spartans. On August 3, 2007, Warner Bros. There would be very blondes in their society as this genetic trait was not prevalent in that region during that era.