Amazing movie work, astonishing, beautiful, thrilling...

only a few words for a wonderful movie: 300, Like NOTHING you've ever seen...

Cumulative Gross by now: $129,165,656 within the last two weeks, although I bet seventy percent of the visitors don't even know, that the Spartans were real and prideful warriors.


You bring the crowns and heads of conquered kings to my city steps. You insult my queen. You threaten my people with slavery and death! Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Persian. Perhaps you should have done the same!

King Leonidas


Video: 300



 

Paul Cartledge, Professor of Greek History at Cambridge University, advised the filmmakers on the pronunciation of Greek names, and said they "made good use" of his published work on Sparta. He praises the film for its portrayal of "the Spartans' heroic code", and of "the key role played by women in backing up, indeed reinforcing, the male martial code of heroic honour", while expressing reservations about its "'West' (goodies) vs 'East' (baddies) polarization".
Cartledge writes that he enjoyed the film, although he found Leonidas' description of the Athenians as "boy lovers" ironic, since the Spartans themselves incorporated institutional pederasty into their educational system.


300



Budget

Estimated

$ 65.000.000

Props

Director: Zack Snyder

  • Runtime 117 min
  • Length 3.183 m
  • Format 35 mm
  • Sound Dolby Digital

Gross

US

$ 210.000.022