History Trivia / ThreeHundred

24th May '17 5:01:01 PM Darthman616
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* FollowTheLeader: Follows ''Film/SinCity'', also an heavily stylized adaptation of Creator/FrankMiller comics. Also follows the general SwordAndSandal trend revived by ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', and more loosely, the action fantasy trend revived by ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy.

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* FollowTheLeader: Follows ''Film/SinCity'', also an heavily stylized adaptation of Creator/FrankMiller comics. Also follows the general SwordAndSandal trend revived by ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', and more loosely, the action fantasy trend revived by ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy. In the costume drama/adventure film department it wound up making a path of its own by leading to other more hyper-stylized and fantastical Greco-Roman themed films that followed.
24th Feb '17 6:03:04 PM bombadil211
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* DyeingForYourArt: The movie is a gigantic parade of special effects. The monsters, the blood, the surreal colors, none of it is real. But the ludicrously chiselled bodies of the Spartans? [[http://www.gymjones.com/knowledge.php?id=35 Quite authentic.]] The actors playing the Spartans, as well as the stunt crew, went through TrainingFromHell in order to earn those abs the hard way. For a sense of solidarity with his actors and to "feel like a Spartan" himself, director Creator/ZackSnyder did too.

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* DyeingForYourArt: The movie is a gigantic parade of special effects. The monsters, the blood, the surreal colors, none of it is real. But the ludicrously chiselled bodies of the Spartans? [[http://www.gymjones.com/knowledge.php?id=35 Quite authentic.]] The actors playing the Spartans, as well as the stunt crew, went through TrainingFromHell in order to earn those abs the hard way. For a sense of solidarity with his actors and to "feel like a Spartan" himself, director Creator/ZackSnyder did too. Unfortunately, the TrainingFromHell had long-term ramifications and Creator/GerardButler developed a painkiller addiction due to the toll it had on his body.
7th Jan '17 6:52:56 AM Nitramy
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** This is hardly without precedent, though. In British translations of classical Greek literature, it's traditional to render the Spartan's Doric Greek dialect into English with a heavy Scots accent, to give them the feeling of a more rough, "unrefined" culture compared to the Athenians, who usually speak RP. In American translations the Spartans are usually [[EverythingsBig InTexas Texans]].

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** This is hardly without precedent, though. In British translations of classical Greek literature, it's traditional to render the Spartan's Doric Greek dialect into English with a heavy Scots accent, to give them the feeling of a more rough, "unrefined" culture compared to the Athenians, who usually speak RP. In American translations the Spartans are usually [[EverythingsBig InTexas [[EverythingsBigInTexas Texans]].
14th Nov '16 4:41:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DawsonCasting: An inversion. The actual Leonidas was sixty when he died. Gerard Butler was well under sixty when he played the Spartan king.
* DyeingForYourArt: The movie is a gigantic parade of special effects. The monsters, the blood, the surreal colors, none of it is real. But the ludicrously chiseled bodies of the Spartans? [[http://www.gymjones.com/knowledge.php?id=35 Quite authentic.]] The actors playing the Spartans, as well as the stunt crew, went through TrainingFromHell in order to earn those abs the hard way. For a sense of solidarity with his actors and to "feel like a Spartan" himself, director Creator/ZackSnyder did too.

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* DawsonCasting: An inversion. The actual Leonidas was sixty when he died. Gerard Butler Creator/GerardButler was well under sixty when he played the Spartan king.
* DyeingForYourArt: The movie is a gigantic parade of special effects. The monsters, the blood, the surreal colors, none of it is real. But the ludicrously chiseled chiselled bodies of the Spartans? [[http://www.gymjones.com/knowledge.php?id=35 Quite authentic.]] The actors playing the Spartans, as well as the stunt crew, went through TrainingFromHell in order to earn those abs the hard way. For a sense of solidarity with his actors and to "feel like a Spartan" himself, director Creator/ZackSnyder did too.



** This is hardly without precedent, though. In British translations of classical Greek literature, it's traditional to render the Spartan's Doric Greek dialect into English with a heavy Scots accent, to give them the feeling of a more rough, "unrefined" culture compared to the Athenians, who usually speak RP. In American translations the Spartans are usually [[EverythingsBigInTexas Texans]].
* FollowTheLeader: Follows ''Film/SinCity'', also an heavily stylized adaptation of Frank Miller comics. Also follows the general SwordAndSandal trend revived by ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', and more loosely, the action fantasy trend revived by ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The film was based on a Frank Miller comic based on his view of the film ''[[Film/The300Spartans The 300 Spartans]]''... as in he loved it when he saw it as a child, later saw it as an adult and hated it, so he wrote a comic using his childhood memories as the basis - he used a NostalgiaFilter to ''enhance'' the work! The reason it hits the RatedMForManly button is because it's based around that integral process!
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/MichaelFassbender Stelios]] is a apparently a distant ancestor of [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]].
* StarMakingRole: For Gerard Butler. Subverted with Lena Headey as her star making role is today remembered as ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* ThrowItIn: The Oracle's words are actually just ad-libbed gibberish by the actress who played her. Zack Snyder was delighted that she worked the word "Carneia" into it.
** The '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS! IS SPARTA!]]''' line as well. The original comic never gave emphasis as to how the line was deliverd. Gerard Butler went ahead and hammed it, and the rest is history.

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** This is hardly without precedent, though. In British translations of classical Greek literature, it's traditional to render the Spartan's Doric Greek dialect into English with a heavy Scots accent, to give them the feeling of a more rough, "unrefined" culture compared to the Athenians, who usually speak RP. In American translations the Spartans are usually [[EverythingsBigInTexas [[EverythingsBig InTexas Texans]].
* FollowTheLeader: Follows ''Film/SinCity'', also an heavily stylized adaptation of Frank Miller Creator/FrankMiller comics. Also follows the general SwordAndSandal trend revived by ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'', and more loosely, the action fantasy trend revived by ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' trilogy.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The film was based on a Frank Miller Creator/FrankMiller comic based on his view of the film ''[[Film/The300Spartans The 300 Spartans]]''... as in he loved it when he saw it as a child, later saw it as an adult and hated it, so he wrote a comic using his childhood memories as the basis - he used a NostalgiaFilter to ''enhance'' the work! The reason it hits the RatedMForManly button is because it's based around that integral process!
* RetroactiveRecognition: [[Creator/MichaelFassbender Stelios]] is a apparently a distant ancestor of [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]].
* StarMakingRole: For Gerard Butler. Creator/GerardButler. Subverted with Lena Headey Creator/LenaHeadey as her star making role is today remembered as ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
* ThrowItIn: The Oracle's words are actually just ad-libbed gibberish by the actress who played her. Zack Snyder Creator/ZackSnyder was delighted that she worked the word "Carneia" into it.
** The '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS! IS SPARTA!]]''' line as well. The original comic never gave emphasis as to how the line was deliverd. Gerard Butler delivered. Creator/GerardButler went ahead and hammed it, and the rest is history.
10th Aug '16 5:42:51 AM Rotide
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* GeniusBonus: Leonidas calling the Athenians "boy lovers" isn't an insult on their homosexuality. Athens prohibits ''over-aged'' prostitutes. Leonidas was saying Athenians are a bunch of wimps for not having sex with "real" men.
21st May '16 10:18:21 PM Kalaong
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* RecursiveAdaptation: The film was based on a Frank Miller comic based on his view of the film ''The 300 Spartans''... as in he loved it when he saw it as a child, later saw it as an adult and hated it, so he wrote a comic using his childhood memories as the basis - he used a NostalgiaFilter to ''enhance'' the work! The reason it hits the RatedMForManly button is because it's based around that integral process!

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* RecursiveAdaptation: The film was based on a Frank Miller comic based on his view of the film ''The ''[[Film/The300Spartans The 300 Spartans''...Spartans]]''... as in he loved it when he saw it as a child, later saw it as an adult and hated it, so he wrote a comic using his childhood memories as the basis - he used a NostalgiaFilter to ''enhance'' the work! The reason it hits the RatedMForManly button is because it's based around that integral process!
15th May '16 9:57:37 AM Thorion
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* DawsonCasting: An inversion. The actual Leonidas was sixty when he died. Gerard Butler was well under sixty when he played the Spartan king.
29th Apr '16 1:44:09 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Besides the below, Theron is of all people [[TheWire McNulty]]
15th Apr '16 2:49:19 PM JustCause
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Besides the below, Theron is of all people [[TheWire McNulty]]
26th Mar '16 2:57:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Discounting the main cast, the Persian messenger is Hammond from ''VideoGame/DeadSpace'', and Xerxes is, of all characters, Paulo from ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
** [[Series/TheWire Jimmy McNulty]] as Theron continues with his philandering ways.
** And [[Creator/MichaelFassbender Stelios]] is a young [[Film/XMenFirstClass Magneto]].
** [[Creator/LenaHeadey Queen Gorgo]] is [[TheSarahConnorChronicles Sarah Connor]]... or should we say, [[Series/GameOfThrones Queen Cersei Lannister]], who is a much nicer person this time around (and more faithful to her husband, [[spoiler: even if she does get sexed up by another man]]).
** [[RealLifeRelative Eli Snyder]] is the young Leonidas and would later play a young [[Film/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach]].
** [[Creator/GerardButler THIS! IS!]] [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera2004 OPERA!]]
** The Spartan Captain was also a captain under [[Film/{{Troy}} Achilles.]]
** And yes, that's [[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Oenomaus]] getting kicked into the bottomless pit. Looks like he TookALevelInBadass since then!
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub:
** [[Creator/JojiNakata Leonidas is]] [[Anime/{{Hellsing}} Alucard]], [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Kirei Kotomine]] and [[KeroroGunsou Giroro]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPjffXLJ2sM And he's as hammier as Gerard Butler is in English]].
** [[Creator/KenjiNomura The Persian Messenger is]] [[VideoGame/BlazBlue Iron Tager.]]
** Xerxes was the Brazilian voice of StuartLittle.
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