Monday, March 26, 2007


The 300 hold the pass
Another quiet week-end, although a trip to the cinema yesterday to see 300 woke me up a bit.
It's a fun film, ridiculous but faithful to it's comic book roots rather than historical authenticity.
And yet...
Some of the phalanx scenes looked and felt terrifying and true (see pic) and...
The 300's death cult convinced me, as did King Leonidas' skepticism about religion. "That's the last time I listen to the ravings of a drunken adolescent," he remarks after a trip to the temple to get the advice of the fortune-teller.
Quite so, sire
Too bad about the crazed decision to equip the 300 with non-authentic armour. Why? The real stuff you can see in museums combines beauty with function in a way that few historic or modern objects ever seem to do.


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