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* ActorInspiredElement: Leonidas was not supposed to yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" initially. Creator/GerardButler made several takes saying it on a firm but low-key tone and thought it didn't achieve much effect, then did one take yelling it. Creator/ZackSnyder loved it this way, and they did another take, the one that ended up in the movie.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Leonidas was not supposed to yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" initially. Creator/GerardButler made several takes saying it on a firm but low-key tone and thought it didn't achieve much effect, then did one take yelling it. Creator/ZackSnyder loved it this way, and they did another take, take with him yelling it, the one that ended up in the movie.


* ActorInspiredElement: Leonidas was not supposed to yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" initially. Creator/GerardButler made several takes saying it on a firm but low-key tone, then did one take yelling it. Creator/ZackSnyder loved it this way, and they did another take, the one that ended up in the movie.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Leonidas was not supposed to yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" initially. Creator/GerardButler made several takes saying it on a firm but low-key tone, tone and thought it didn't achieve much effect, then did one take yelling it. Creator/ZackSnyder loved it this way, and they did another take, the one that ended up in the movie.


* ActorInspiredElement: Leonidas was not supposed to yell "THIS IS SPARTA!" initially. Creator/GerardButler made several takes saying it on a firm but low-key tone, then did one take yelling it. Creator/ZackSnyder loved it this way, and they did another take, the one that ended up in the movie.



* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/GerardButler noted that he's wanted the role so badly that when afraid that Alan Horn (president of Creator/WarnerBros at the time) would veto him, he'd prepared an entire speech about how his entire life and career had led to him taking the role of Leonidas.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/GerardButler Gerard Butler noted that he's wanted the role so badly that when afraid that Alan Horn (president of Creator/WarnerBros at the time) would veto him, he'd prepared an entire speech about how his entire life and career had led to him taking the role of Leonidas.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Creator/GerardButler noted that he's wanted the role so badly that when afraid that Alan Horn (president of Creator/WarnerBros at the time) would veto him, he'd prepared an entire speech about how his entire life and career had led to him taking the role of Leonidas.


** 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]].

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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 [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texans]].


** There's a good [[DramaticPause twenty-second pause]] between the ambassador saying "This is madness!" and Leonidas responding with his famous line. Understandably, people usually omit the long pause when they're quoting the film. In addition, Leonidas says "Madness? THIS. IS. SPARTA!" but is usually quoted as "No, THIS. IS. SPARTA!"

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** There's a good [[DramaticPause twenty-second pause]] between the ambassador Persian emissary saying "This is madness!" and Leonidas responding with his famous line. Understandably, people usually omit the long pause when they're quoting the film. In addition, Leonidas says "Madness? THIS. IS. SPARTA!" but is usually quoted as "No, THIS. IS. SPARTA!"


** Leonidas full quote is "Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine IN HELL!", but it's commonly shortened to "Spartans! Tonight we dine ''in hell''!" as it is in the trailer.

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** Leonidas full quote is "Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine IN HELL!", but it's it has been commonly shortened to "Spartans! Tonight we dine ''in hell''!" as it is in the trailer.


* FakeNationality: There is not a single Greek or Iranian actor in a film about a battle between Greeks and Iranians ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Syrians]]. [[OverlyLongGag And Assyirnas]]. And [[LongList Chaldeans, Jews, Egyptians, Phoenicians and everyone else in the Achaemenid Empire]].)

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* FakeNationality: There is not a single Greek or Iranian actor in a film about a battle between Greeks and Iranians ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Syrians]]. [[OverlyLongGag And Assyirnas]].Assyrians]]. And [[LongList Chaldeans, Jews, Egyptians, Phoenicians and everyone else in the Achaemenid Empire]].)


* FakeNationality: There is not a single Greek or Iranian actor in a film about a battle between Greeks and Iranians.

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* FakeNationality: There is not a single Greek or Iranian actor in a film about a battle between Greeks and Iranians.Iranians ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg And Syrians]]. [[OverlyLongGag And Assyirnas]]. And [[LongList Chaldeans, Jews, Egyptians, Phoenicians and everyone else in the Achaemenid Empire]].)


** There's a good [[DramaticPause twenty-second pause]] between the ambassador saying "This is madness!" and Leonidas responding with his famous line. Understandably, people usually omit the long pause when they're quoting the film.

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** There's a good [[DramaticPause twenty-second pause]] between the ambassador saying "This is madness!" and Leonidas responding with his famous line. Understandably, people usually omit the long pause when they're quoting the film. In addition, Leonidas says "Madness? THIS. IS. SPARTA!" but is usually quoted as "No, THIS. IS. SPARTA!"


* 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.


* 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.


** 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]].


* 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.


* 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.

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