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Saturday, March 24, 2007

300 Cretins (Using 300 Spartans and the success of the 300 movie to talk about politics)

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand with only 300 men against 100,000. However, unlike the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, the small group of men who goaded President Bush into Iraq did so at no great personal sacrifice. As Bill Bonner explains, it is the common man who will suffer the greatest sacrifice of this War on Terror."

Bizarre use of the 300 movie to discuss politics!

Read 300 Cretins... (you'll need to scoll down the page)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Iran Declares War on Sparta in Light of 300 Movie

"In what foreign policy experts believe to be a direct response to the hit American movie “300,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today declared war on Sparta. Even for the mercurial Ahmadinejad, the move struck many diplomatic insiders as extraordinary, since the consensus in the international community is that the city-state of Sparta no longer exists."

Iran Declares War on Sparta in Light of 300 Movie

(It's funny. You have permission to laugh.)

Second Life Hosts the 300 Movie Expo

"Warner Bros. Pictures International worked with the creative marketing agency Picture Production Company (PPC) to create the 300 Movie Expo within Second Life. The 300 Movie Expo is set on a virtual island on which four “expodomes” have been created especially to showcase the unique look and feel of the film."

Second Life Hosts the 300 Movie Expo

Here's the Second Life URL (Very cool stuff!)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Frank MIller's and Zack Snyder's and Gerard Butler's 300 the movie is up to $127 million!

"Spartans continued to fend off the box-office competition as the battle epic "300" took the No. 1 spot for the second-straight weekend with $31.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. movie, the story of vastly outnumbered Spartans defending against Persian invaders, shot past the $100 million mark after just a week in theaters, bringing its total to $127.5 million."

'300' Conquers Box Office for a 2nd Week

$127 million? Not too shabby!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Iranian TV Reviews of 300: Some Comments

"If I were looking to whip up the Persian masses, I think I might've mentioned that the only Persian women shown in the flick are lesbians, that the Persians are shown engaging in decadent, gender-bending orgies and that King Xerxes is portrayed as vain, incompetent, very wierd and ambiguously gay--and I include the word "ambiguously" only because he's not explicitly shown banging any dudes. Think Ra from Stargate--only taller and more gay."

Iranian TV Reviews of 300

Iran Still Angry About Frank Miller's 300 Movie Directed by Zack Snyder

"Iran's representative to the Paris-based UNESCO, Mohammad-Reza Dehshiri, in a letter to UNESCO director general criticized screening of Warner Brothers anti-Iran movie `300' and called for its severe reaction and condemnation of such an insult."


"In his letter, Dehshiri protested over the inciting nature of the movie, deliberately insulting the Iranian nation, as the founder of dialogue among cultures and civilizations."

Iran's representative to UNESCO protests 300 movie

** WARNING: Adult Language ** Another 300 Movie Review: 5 of 5 Stars (of course)

"If you prepare yourself ahead of time for an action adventure flick full of ass kicking then prepare to have a good time. For the fellow comic nerds out there fearful of yet another comic book movie that will shit all over your childhood, fear no more. They got it right this time."

Movie Review: 300

1 reason why 300 the Movie is senseless?

"But it would have been nice to know they were actually fighting for a cause that gave them a definitive reason for a physical battle, and one where they (Greeks) were clearly outnumbered. I only wish I had 300 reasons why I liked this film; but instead I have one reason why I didn't."

This guy doesn't understand why the 300 Spartans were fighting? Madness!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Complaints About How Persians Are Depicted in Zack Snyder's 300 Movie

"The fact is that the world's intellectuals whether be the Persians, or non Persians, those whose hearts are filled with the love of Persia, Persian poetry and civilization, those who appreciate the great contributions of Persians towards the world's culture and science, would understand that the movie 300 is nothing but a distortion fact machine."

Is 300 Unethical? (You can read and decide for yourself.)

With the Raging Success of 300 Frank Miller Wants to Direct

"As a writer, the best way to make sure the story you want to tell gets told the way you want to tell it is to direct the film yourself. Obviously, Miller knows this and believes it and wants to make sure he gets to do it his way. Now that 300 is a monster hit, I'll bet he has a very easy time convincing studios to let him direct his own projects from now on. After all, money talks and those $70 million dollars have to be talking pretty loudly right now."

Frank Miller: From Now On, I Direct My Own Stuff

Financial Trivia About Zack Snyder's 300 (Hedge Fund Involvment)

"Among those pleased by the lucrative recounting of the Spartans’ slaughter? Hedge funds. Two of the five production companies listed for the swords-and-sandals epic are Virtual Studios and Legendary Pictures, both vehicles backed by those private investor pools."

Interesting financial trivia about the 300 movie, don't you think?

Hedge Funds Share in Epic’s Bloody Spoils

Monday, March 12, 2007

Gerard Butler Interview, Frank Miller's 300

"I feel that with Leonidas there was an element of mysticism, that it wasn’t even about these men dying for him. It was almost like he knew 2500 years later they were going to make a film about it and it’s going to be not just that but it’s going to be a great film. There were many other things going on in his mind but at the end of the day I think the focus has to be that they believed they could win, you know. But if they died, that didn’t matter."

Another great Gerard Butler interview...

Zach Snyder Interview, Director Frank Miller's 300

"...the one thing I always try and stress is we are not Spartans in the movie. I try and show you from the first thing – it’s fun to be with Spartans, and it’s fun to go along with them, but you’re not them. And you see the first image is the Spartans throwing their kids off a cliff. I’d hope you’d go, ‘Wow, these guys are a little rough.’ They just beat their kids constantly."

Great Zack Snyder interview...

Sunday, March 11, 2007

300 Movie Images (300 Movie Stills)

"I’m training every second I get, whether with the stunt guys or especially with Mark [owner of Gym Jones, the team that trained with the cast]. I was doing that for two and a half months before the movie started, six days a week. At one point I was over doing it. I had two trainers – I was training in two different gyms and I was training with stunt guys everyday, so some days I was doing six hours a day."

No wonder these 300 guys are in good shape!

300 Movie Slaughters Records!

"The blood-soaked ancient epic "300" slaughtered its foes at the weekend box office in North America, setting a new record for a March release by selling about $70 million worth of tickets, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday."

I'm not suprised, are you!?

Bloody epic "300" earns big numbers at box office

Thursday, March 8, 2007

300 Review on Rotten Tomatoes

Only 64% ... ARGH!

Of course, we give it a 100%

The Cult of the 300 Movie Fans!

"Whatever else 300 may be, it is destined to become beloved for a group of devotees. The size of that group will determine whether it achieves mainstream acceptance or attains cult status."

That's us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read the review...

Gladiator + Troy + Sin City = 300

"This movie was mind blowing. Automatically you can tell Frank Miller had his hand in this. Just like in Sin City the film 300 plays out with sort of a comic book vibe. It mixes a remarkable sound great and defiant that sounds of shields and spears themselves rattled the theater. The film is very gory but in an animated way which shows slow motion Matrix style scenes with every fine detail of battle portrayed in a brilliant way."

Gladiator + Troy + Sin City = 300 the Movie

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Official 300 Video Game Site

In case you missed it, 300 will be a video game!

Here's the official 300 video game site...

"300" movie fan stamp

Cool little graphic for your web site or blog showing some awesome 300 movie scenes...

"300" movie fan stamp

I love it!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


"To get geared up for the release of 300 we’re giving away some awesome prizes, including the aforementioned plates and a copy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s 300 March to Glory game for the PSP and an autographed poster!"

Yes, that's right, I found ANOTHER contest for you!

Holy Crap! 300 Contest: Shirts, Soundtrack and More!

"In this special contest we are giving out a number of special prize packs, including an Epic 300 Grand Prize featuring a shirt, hat, special edition soundtrack, leather bag, cast autographed poster, Art of the Film book, and PSP video game. In addition we have a number of other prize packs featuring shirts, hats, and copies of the 300 soundtrack. Read on to find out how to win!"

Do I hook you guys up, or what?

Learn more now!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Another Frank Miller 300 Movie Review!

"Snyder perfectly captures the look and feel of Miller's original work with a movie that is fun, exciting and sick without ever losing sight of the story or characters. If you're into movies like "Braveheart" and "Gladiator," this one stands amongst them in a way that belies its "comic book" roots."

Don't miss this 300 movie review...

"Make sure to stick around once it's over for some of the coolest blood-splattering end credits you've ever seen."

Friday, February 23, 2007

Gallery: Frank Miller's 300

"Graphic novelist Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns) and director Zack Snyder (Dawn of the Dead) team up for a new-form war movie. 300 uses fresh digital technologies to retell the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, in which a small band of Spartans held off an enormous Persian Army."

Blah blah blah... SHOW ME THE 300 GALLERY!!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

300 Movie Brings History to Bloody Life (

All right! We're getting some exposure on This article includes an interview with Zack Snyder, the awesome Director behind 300. Let's take a look...

"No one should ever take drugs, ever. I want to go on the record on that. But if someone was to slip you a mickey, I would immediately get into a taxi and go to an Imax screening of 300."

"If you ask a digital artist to do a (computer-generated) shot, maybe a glass dropping on the ground, you can show it to anyone and ask, "Does that look real?" They'll say "yes" or "no." With 300, I was asking my artists to create something that looks surreal or fantastic, to create environments that were impossible. I was asking them to be artists again, to be expressive, to express their own emotions through the skies and landscapes."

"This is a historical film, and technology gave us the tools to render history in ways we haven't seen before. And it wasn't cost-prohibitive. The idea of making ancient Rome or the pyramids -- those could only have been done in very big-budget films. Now, rendering these kinds of images has become less expensive and more accessible. I think you'll be seeing more fantastic images and journeys back in time."

Keep reading about 300 on!!!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Frank Miller's 300 Movie: Rodrigo Santoro Interview

"Santoro was previously honored in his native Brazil for his work in "Bicho de Sete Cabecas (aka "Brainstorm"). Santoro's portrayal of a young man forced into a mental institution by his parents brought him a number of Best Actor Awards, including the first-ever Best Actor Award from the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film, and the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, also for Best Actor. He later earned another Cinema Brazil Grand Prize nomination for his work in 2003's "Carandiru," which broke all Brazilian box office records at the time of its release and was Brazil's entry for the Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards."

Here is what he had to say about his role in 300.

Note: Rodrigo Santoro plays the Persian ruler Xerxes in Frank Miller's 300.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

The First Bad Review of Frank Miller's 300?

"There's no doubt Frank Miller's graphic novel is a fun read, but Zack Snyder's interpretation was a boring, fast-food version of better films, with better scripts, better acting and better battles. 300 men fought to defend their freedom but, in the end, 300 people (including me) wanted their two hours back."

Everyone is entitled to their opinions but we all know this guy is full of crap! 300 is going to be the biggest movie of 2007. It is THE movie to see this year.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Advance Review of Frank Miller 300 the Movie

"Ultimately, this film combines an archetypal conflict, an ancient storytelling tradition reaching back as far as the Greeks themselves, and technique that makes it relevant to modern audiences. In other words, it's not clear whether great movie myths are born or bred, but 300 is unequivocally one of them."

5/5 Stars!

No surprise there...300 is THE movie of 2007. It cannot be too hyped!

Exclusive! 300 Movie Sequel?

"It would seem that the studio has put quite a bit of faith in Snyder's work on "300", because not only has he been entrusted with making "Watchmen", but producer Mark Canton expressed an interest in a sequel to "300", according to MoviesOnline."

So, will there be a 300 Movie sequel?

Given that 300 will be the top movie of 2007, you can bet that there is a chance of this. Remember that Frank Miller is a wizard. He has plenty of stories ready to go, I'm sure!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

300 Movie Director (Zack Snyder) Production Company Gets Sweet Deal

"Snyder's new production company, Cruel & Unusual Films, now has a two-year first-look deal with WB (that's Hollywood-speak for saying any movies that Cruel & Unusual develop they offer to Warner Bros. to make first)."

300 Movie Director Zack Snyder gets awesome deal...

Why good? Watchmen!

300 Trailer and the Super Bowl

"The movie, a kickass sandal-and-swords epic, won't be in one of those highly touted commercial slots because I've heard that Warner Bros. has a new policy against Super Bowl ads. At least, this is what the movie's director, Zack Snyder, told me."

Keep reading about 300 and the Super Bowl...

Wow! So, that explains why I didn't see a 300 movie trailer during the Super Bowl.

Easy and FREE Access to Over 24,000 Images Related to Frank Miller's 300 Movie!

Here's some real magic for 300 movie fans, brought to you by 300 Movie Fan!

As I write this ... here are 24,100 images linked to 300 the Movie!

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p.s. There are items in that newsletter that are NOT going to be post on this blog. Membership has it's privileges. ;-)

Monday, February 5, 2007

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video from Frank Miller's 300

Found on Digg!

"Gerard Butler, who plays King Leonidas, takes us behind-the-scenes. He calls the movie a "hyper-real, beautiful, emotional world," and says that "the intensity is almost unbearable." Interviews with him and a look at the making of the film."


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

300 Movie World Premiere in Berlin 08-February!

"Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report that Zack Snyder's epic 300, an adaptation of the Frank Miller comic book about the battle of Thermopylae between 300 Spartans and a Persian army numbering in the millions, will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on February 8."

300 World Premiere to Take Place at the Berlin Film Festival

Monday, January 22, 2007

300 Movie Trailers On TV During Prison Break

I was just watching Prison Break and during a commercial break they played a very long 300 movie trailer. It was really awesome! This movie is going to be the biggest thing to happen in the cinema in 2007.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

New and Exclusive: 300 the Movie TV Spots!

3 new TV spots for 300 the movie. Don't miss!

300 the Movie Article on the New York Times

"THE story of “300” — the popular comic book mini-series and, soon, a film from Warner Brothers — began when Frank Miller, the series’s creator, was 6. The year was 1963, and “The 300 Spartans” was in theaters. In this telling of the battle of Thermopylae, Richard Egan played the Greek king Leonidas, who in 480 B.C. led 300 warriors in a doomed battle against the much larger Persian army, and David Farrar, regal in robes of purple and green, was the Persian king Xerxes. The film’s dialogue and staging may seem a bit quaint now. But the young Mr. Miller was stunned as he watched its climax, in which the few remaining Spartans are slaughtered in a hail of arrows."

The Gore of Greece, Torn From a Comic

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

4 Wild Frank Miller 300 Movie Posters in the UK

"Here are some new posters that can be seen in the UK for Frank Miller’s 300, which is due out later this year. This movie looks insanely bloody and insanely kickass from the looks of these posters. I can not wait to set my eyes on this film. Here are those posters I promised."

You MUST see these 300 movie posters!

Sunday, January 14, 2007

300: March to Glory Interview (300 movie game!)

"How does the transition of the graphic novel translate over to Sony's handheld? Does it follow the events of the movie? What about the gameplay? We went to Jeff Nachbaur, the producer of 300: March to Glory, to get these questions answered."

Read the 300 game interview with Jeff Nachbaur!

Awesome Halo Version of Frank Miller's 300 the Movie

This is a pretty cool video of 300 the Movie done using "cut scenes" from Halo. The quality is pretty good. Take a look now!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

300 the Movie on MySpace

There are some good things here, especially links, but not much text or background...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Persian-Greco War and Frank Miller's 300 Movie

Most comics readers, being literate and generally interested in adventurous stuff, probably have some background in Greek history, and might even know something about the Persian invasion of Greece. Still, not much is known on a general level about the specific battle depicted in 300, so we thought it might be a good idea to provide a simplified timeline of sorts for readers who are interested in learning more about the history behind what Miller calls "the best damn story I've ever gotten my hands on."

Highly recommended: The Persian-Greco war

Sunday, January 7, 2007

The Magical World of David Wenham

Dessicated Coconut (The Magical World of David Wenham) ...

...a web site dedicated to the talented Australian actor, David Wenham. A seven-time AFI award nominee (and three-time winner), he's been called "the funniest man on the planet".

Frank Miller 300 Movie Trailers -- User Created!

I can't view these but based on the reviews, they are amazing. I hope that I can get them working on my system!

Friday, January 5, 2007

Tons of Photos from "300" Movie Presentation

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" concerns the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.

Highly recommended...

"Photos from "300" Movie Presentation at the 2006 San Diego Comic Con, July 22, 2006. Gerard Butler, David Wenham, Zack Snyder, and Frank Miller at the presentation of the Warner Bros Pictures movie, "300," during the 2006 San Diego Comic Con."

Check it out!

Lot's of pictures. Sure to please the ladies.

Frank Miller on Flickr (FrankMiller Tag)

Currently 207 images tagged as "frankmiller" on Flicker...

p.s. And, 4,940 are tagged as sincity (A Frank Miller Masterpiece)

David Wenham from "300"


Wenham says he knew the story prior to signing on to the film. “I knew it. I studied Ancient Greece in school. I studied ancient history so the story itself I was very familiar with. Not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I was unfamiliar with Frank [Miller’s] take on it, which is just a wild take on it. It’s just brilliant. It makes it so much more accessible and contemporary and sexy and violent and obviously much more cinematic than one could ever imagine.”

Keep reading what David Wenham from Frank Miller's 300 movie had to say...

p.s. Who's David Wenham?

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Exclusive: Zack Snyder on 300 & Watchmen

The thing that's cool about "300" to me is that though it's a Frank Miller work, as an event in history, it's one of the seminal events. Everyone knows about it. I mean, any historian will tell you about Thermopylae, a famous crossroads in history. And so for that matter, it is a worthwhile story to tell, and I think that Frank, like myself, is inspired by that same story. I think and my hope is that in some ways it has accessibility in a broader world than "Sin City." Though I'm a huge fan of "Sin City," I feel like my father can go see "300" and go like, "That's awesome!" and see a fight for democracy, and I can go see it and go "Oh yeah, there's girls kissing!"

Keep reading...

Clues About the Greek Island of Keros

More about Greece!

"A few miles from the resorts of Mykonos and Santorini, Keros is a repository of art from the seafaring culture whose flat-faced marble statues inspired the work of 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore."

Keep reading...

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