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BadWolf
December 24, 2005, 12:00 AM
Looks like they are making a movie about Thermopylae, based a graphic novel done by Frank Miller called "300".

http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/

anyone seen the graphic novel? did Frank Miller do the subject justice?

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Kodiaz
December 24, 2005, 02:59 AM
ok what is molon labe

2k5Adam
December 24, 2005, 03:06 AM
^ The search is your friend!

Molon Labe (pronounced: Mo-lone Lah-vay) - "Come and get them"

http://www.thefiringline.com/HCI/molon_labe.htm

Kodiaz
December 24, 2005, 03:27 AM
oh ok well then Molon Labe

usp9
December 24, 2005, 08:20 AM
It's already been done by Hollywood. B picture from the 70's I think.

Peet
December 24, 2005, 09:40 AM
My mum took me to see it whan I was just a wee sprout. At least 3.5 decades ago, maybe more. Memory ain't what it used to be...

http://imdb.com/title/tt0055719/?fr=c2l0ZT1kZnx0dD0xfGZiPXV8cG49MHxrdz0xfHE9MzAwIHNwYXJ0YW5zfGZ0PTF8bXg9MjB8bG09NTAwfGNvPTF8aHRtbD0xfG5tPTE_;fc=1;ft=6

(in case the long one gets trashed)

http://tinyurl.com/dc92p

Chairman Meow
December 24, 2005, 12:29 PM
Sin City was a fantastic movie, so I'm definately going to have to see this one.

mole
December 24, 2005, 01:15 PM
Was the old movie called The 300 Spartans ? I've never seen the movie, but saw the box somewhere before.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
December 24, 2005, 01:21 PM
I've seen The 300 Spartans several times on TV. Lately it's been on the 'discount DVD rack' at the grocery store for 9 bucks. Next time I'm there I need to remember to pick it up. Don't know why I've procrastinated doing that....

Regards,
Rabbit.

Justin
December 24, 2005, 01:24 PM
I'd be willing to bet even money that a version of The 300 Spartans done by Frank Miller would kick the everliving snot out of any cheeseball B-grade flick made in the 1970's.

Harry Tuttle
January 19, 2006, 11:45 AM
check out the video blog from the production

This baby is gonna rock!

http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/video_journals.html

The Frank Miller book is awesome to behold

Biker
January 19, 2006, 11:50 AM
The 300 Spartans is one of my all time favorites. I'm looking forward to the new one.
Ah, when the Persian messanger told Leonidas that if he didn't surrender, "The sky will be darkened with our arrows", I laughed out loud at his reply. "Good. Then we'll fight in the shade".
Biker

BigG
January 19, 2006, 12:05 PM
The 300 Spartans (http://www.epinions.com/content_92333117060)

The guy on that video blog was inarticulate as heck. I don't hold out a lot of hope for the movie if it is based on the same deal as Sin City (http://www.epinions.com/content_216711073412). The CGI/acting blending was impressive but the story was hollow.

I haven't read the Frank Miller comic books but Sin City director Robert Rodriquez claims he followed them frame by frame so I would guess Frank needs to get a good writer to flesh out his undoubtedly good graphic skills.

Molon Labe
January 19, 2006, 02:04 PM
ok what is molon labeYou called?

Harry Tuttle
January 19, 2006, 02:07 PM
http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/images/pop_up/ephor/ephor_part4.jpg

Thefabulousfink
January 19, 2006, 02:11 PM
Check out the book "Gates of Fire" by Steven Pressfield.

He is a great historical writer who does very good research and his writting style is captivating.

I love Frank Miller (Sin City, The Punisher), but if you want an accurate story about the battle of Thermopylae, check out Pressfield.

Thefabulousfink
January 19, 2006, 02:16 PM
The 300 Spartans (http://www.epinions.com/content_92333117060)

The guy on that video blog was inarticulate as heck. I don't hold out a lot of hope for the movie if it is based on the same deal as Sin City (http://www.epinions.com/content_216711073412). The CGI/acting blending was impressive but the story was hollow.

I haven't read the Frank Miller comic books but Sin City director Robert Rodriquez claims he followed them frame by frame so I would guess Frank needs to get a good writer to flesh out his undoubtedly good graphic skills.

Keep in mind that Miller is, first and formost, a comic book wirter (and a very good one). What makes for good comics doesn't allways make for good movies or books. Personally I don't think that Sin City could have been done any other way, but that was to capture the style and them of miller's story. One shouldn't watch Sin City expecting acting and plot akin to The Godfather.

SpookyPistolero
January 19, 2006, 02:20 PM
Lots of people I knew hated Sin City and I really enjoyed it, and I'm not much of a comic book guy. I think I just knew what was being presented when I went in, not expecting some thick plot.

I've been thinking for a long time that a molon labe would make an awesome movie if done correctly, so I'm really glad someone stepped up to do it. This has been a dissapointing season in the box office so it's nice to get excited about a flick.

Harry Tuttle
January 19, 2006, 02:42 PM
Michael Mann is rumored to be working on "Gates of Fire":

http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808404115

Deathrider1579
January 19, 2006, 03:18 PM
The 300 Spartans is my favorite movie pre- Star Wars (not the new crappy ones the old good ones) Yeah I'm a nerd but at least I know it!

I hope they stay true to history, I saw some questionable armor in the concept art section looked more early roman period than anything of the period. Oh well that will only matter to the purists (me) as long as the plot and fight scenes are good and they don't try to advance any political message it should be good.

-DR

Cosmoline
January 19, 2006, 03:42 PM
Looks like "300" about the Spartans at Thermopylae is a go. Most of it is in the can now, with editing and post production left to wrap up. Not sure about the release date. No trailers so far.

http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/

Zack Snyder is directing. His first big project was the "Dawn of the Dead" remake, which was remarkable for its realistic firearms and gunfights. I remember hearing Snyder on the director's commentary talking about how he had to fight the prop guys to keep them from giving everyone twin deagles and the like.

For those who don't know, the Battle of Thermopylae is the origin of the term "Molon Labe."

spaceCADETzoom
January 19, 2006, 04:59 PM
The funny thing is, is that this is an adaptation of the Frank Miller graphic novel, which in turn was inspired by the movie 300 spartans, which in turn was the retelling of the actual historical event. theres at least three levels there:) not to mention offshoots of the Alamo, Wake Island, etc parallels that everyone mentions....

spaceCADETzoom
January 19, 2006, 05:04 PM
oh and 300 spartans was one of my favorite movies, the event itself will always be one of the most inspiring moments in history for me. spartans, in general, are bad ass in my book. im hoping, though, (praying really) that they neglect the fact that they were an institutionally flaming gay society, i hope they ignore it like in most spartan movies,...its better for me to focus on thier being badass and having such a purpose driven society, rather than the intituationalized blanket buddies thing. ...

Thefabulousfink
January 19, 2006, 05:06 PM
Allready posted. Check this thread:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=172789

BryanP
January 19, 2006, 05:09 PM
im hoping, though, (praying really) that they neglect the fact that they were an institutionally flaming gay society, i hope they ignore it like in most spartan movies,...

Why? One of the biggest belly-laughs I've ever had was listening to G. Gordon Liddy rant about the evils of gays in the military and then immediatelysegueing into a discussion about the wonders of the Spartan society. :evil:

One wonders if the 1000+ slaves of said Spartans who weren't given a choice in the matter as to whether they stayed will be depicted?

spaceCADETzoom
January 19, 2006, 05:29 PM
Why? One of the biggest belly-laughs I've ever had was listening to G. Gordon Liddy rant about the evils of gays in the military and then immediatelysegueing into a discussion about the wonders of the Spartan society. :evil:


yeah, i hear that a lot too. people always saying how much an example the ancient spartans were, being all macho. ahhaha.

one thing i will say though, if used specifically, it can be used as an anti-gay platform as there was forced, institutionalized homosexual relationships (i.e. pederasty, or even pedophelia)...in one way, it gives rise to the notion of homosexuality being a choice, rather than something "inherent"...it was often practiced because it was traditional or ritual or forced because of society norms. in most ogreek society in general, homosexualty was ridiculed, but in cases like the spartans, it was a rite in military. hence, people gay by the fact it was expected of them. odd. no gays get offended, im just throwing it out there.

Oh, here's something funny. A point/counterpoint http://www.theonion.com/content/node/34183 :)

Preacherman
January 19, 2006, 11:50 PM
Duplicate threads merged.

Farnham
January 20, 2006, 12:38 AM
One wonders if the 1000+ slaves of said Spartans who weren't given a choice in the matter as to whether they stayed will be depicted?

If Pressfield's book is to be believed, the helots were given a choice. Some even left.

S/F

Farnham

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