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October 10, 2006

Then we will fight in the shade


Frank Miller's 300 could not be more timely. The graphic novel was astonishing and if anything the film appears to be even more so.

"There's a scene where the Persian ambassador asks for a token gift of land and water, and a Spartan leads him to a well, and shoves him in, to his death. Like so much that is in this book, that actually came from reality," Miller attests, laughing. "I mean, I moved it around. I take all the liberties any fiction maker does, but the Spartans actually did treat tyrants that way."

Solace in Cinema offers some frame by frame comparison of the trailer to the graphic novel. Brilliant. YouTube was swatting these trailers as they appeared so bear with me if that first link gets broken (the link is now changed to the movie site...). Apple has authorized HD versions on-line but they are not playing for me. You may have better luck.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 10, 2006 06:44 AM


No dance intermission at the Flea today?

Apple trailers are awesome, but they are gonna be formatted in the latest Quicktime version. You can get a free Windows 2000/XP compatible player here:


Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 11:10 AM

Oh my God, that trailer ROCKED! - I can't wait. I need to go kill something, ancient-style. Now. (Where can I find a rhino like that? I'll keep in the backyard and feed suburban school children to it on their way home from school.) Thanks Flea.

Posted by: Joshua H. [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 01:11 PM

Instead of all the sensitivity nonsense that passes for a history education these days, they should show this trailer over and over again (and, when it comes out, the movie). If anyone object or their parents object then they should be kicked into the nearest well or gored on a battle-rhinocerous; whichever is most convenient.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 01:24 PM

Wonder if any of the members of ROPMA rent a mob will protest this one? It looks pretty damn awesome and I agree it could not be more timely. I will probably wait until its on DVD but its one I want to see.

Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 11, 2006 11:20 AM