Tuesday, June 11, 2013

300 (2006)


In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian army in the mountain pass of Thermopylae. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the enemy in one of the most famous last stands of history. Persian King Xerxes lead a Army of well over 100,000 (Persian king Xerxes before war has about 170,000 army) men to Greece and was confronted by 300 Spartans, and several hundred Arcadians. Xerxes waited for 10 days for King Leonidas to surrender or withdraw left with no options he moved. The battle lasted for about 3 days and after which all 300 Spartans were killed. The Spartan defeat was not the one expected, as a local shepherd, named Ephialtes, defected to the Persians and informed Xerxes of a separate path through Thermopylae, which the Persians could use to outflank the Greeks.

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300 is a 2006 American action film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller. It is a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae.
Release date: December 9, 2006 (initial release)
Director: Zack Snyder
Running time: 117 minutes
Cinematography: Larry Fong
Screenplay: Michael B. Gordon, Zack Snyder, Kurt Johnstad

Directed by Zack Snyder
Produced by

Gianni Nunnari
Mark Canton
Bernie Goldmann
Jeffrey Silver
Screenplay by

Zack Snyder
Kurt Johnstad
Michael B. Gordon
Based on 300 by
Frank Miller
Narrated by David Wenham

Gerard Butler
Lena Headey
David Wenham
Dominic West
Vincent Regan
Rodrigo Santoro
Michael Fassbender
Music by Tyler Bates
Cinematography Larry Fong
Editing by William Hoy
Studio Legendary Pictures
Virtual Studios
Cruel and Unusual Films
Atmosphere Pictures
Hollywood Gang
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s)

December 9, 2006 (Butt-Numb-A-Thon)
March 9, 2007 (United States)
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $65 million[1]
Box office $456,068,181[2]

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