300 Trailer is up!

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  1. Lamo

    Lamo Senior member

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    The Spartans were, well, too Spartan for my liking.

    Johann Winkelmann of course, praised the Spartans but he was in it like von Gloeden was in it for the Italian country--the boys.


    what, you of all people have a problem with naked youths covered in olive oil wrestling on the hills of Greece? i'm shocked!
     
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    New trailer is up...cannot wait to see this.

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/300/trailer2/


    too much eye candy is never a bad thing. as long as movies don't purport to be historically accurate, i'll have no problems with them. the trailer looks wicked.
     
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    All the talk of "defending freedom" just makes me think of King Arthur. And if you saw that movie, I think you know what this means.
     
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    The 300 trailer looks cool...

    My favorite Michael Bay story is this...

    In the summer of 2005, on the July weekend when The Island opened, we were headed on vacation from Phoenix to Santa Monica.

    We left here on Friday morning and there was a mention in our local paper, The Arizona Republic, about the famous Hollywood director Michael Bay being spotted in Scottsdale the previous night at some new club opening.

    We get to Santa Monica and I open the paper a day or so later and there's a big article about what an incredible flop The Island is at the box office and how the opening weekend numbers were so bad that Michael Bay was hiding in Scottsdale instead of sticking around la-la land.

    Funny how the perspective on the same story changes when you're in a different city.
     
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    All the talk of "defending freedom" just makes me think of King Arthur. And if you saw that movie, I think you know what this means.

    Actually on a side note, I was pleasantly surprised that "King Arthur" was watchable to say the least. Then ago, I don't think I have ever seen a movie that had swords and knights in it that I didn't like. Well, with the exception of Black Knight:

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    I guess we'll have to differ on that one. The director's cut of King Arthur stands as one of the worst movies I've ever seen, redeemed only by how amusingly bad it really was. I was surprised, really; I'd seen Fuqua's two other movies and thought he showed promise, even if both were very flawed.
     
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    Gates of Fire is one of my favorite books too.
    I'd heard rumors about a Gates of Fire movie. Too bad it seems like it is still a long ways off. I will definitely see 300. I love the story of the 300 Spartans. One of history's greatest stories.




    I am very much looking forward to seeing it but was really hoping for a more realistic epic (or something at least along the lines of "Troy" or "Braveheart").....the battle of Thermopylae always intrigued me, as does Spartan culture in general. This should be good, but I am a little upset they are incorporating what are seemingly orcs/deformed creatures (as seen in the trailer) instead of making it somewhat accurate. One of my favorite books:

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    I wish they would make it into a movie....fascinating read for those interested.



    Edit: He heh, I didn't realize you mentioned this! I am certainly in agreement. There is some info. on Pressfield's site:

    http://www.stevenpressfield.com/content/faq.asp
     
  9. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim In Time Out

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    My favorite Michael Bay story is this...

    You guys realize that Michael Bay has absolutely NOTHING to do with this movie right?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Friday. Anyone else as excited as I am ? [​IMG]

    I read the Frank Miller comic at the book store this weekend (for free [​IMG])
     
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    I was at the premiere Monday night. I'm reluctant to spoil it for anyone. Let me just say that (1) Those like skalogre who are likely to be troubled by excessive artistic license and the like would do well to stay away; and (2) Those intrigued by the "visuality" of the trailer probably will not be disappointed.
    Although I have not read the 300 graphic novel and have read only a handful of graphic novels in my life, I'd say the movie probably does a pretty good job of capturing the feel of that genre (and presumably the specific gn on which it was based), both in visual style and narrative flow. Whether that's good or bad you can decide for yourselves.
    Final point: Lena Headey, who plays Leonidas' Queen, is quite lovely. I don't believe I'd seen her in anything before.
     
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    I was at the premiere Monday night.


    Did you get to meet Mark Twight?
     
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    got my tickets england. gonna see it at the imax theater in manhattan.

    going to watch it with dudes only. no fucking ovaries allowed.

    to prepare for this celebration of masculinity, i have performed the following acts of manhood, which are: killing a large animal with my bare hands, mortally vanquishing my enemies, and having sex with an adolescent boy.
     
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    Did you get to meet Mark Twight?
    Nah, I was among the lumpen proletariat invited to the premiere but not rating an invitation to the afterparty.
    On the plus side, I also got a free small popcorn and soda.
     
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    I was at the premiere Monday night. I'm reluctant to spoil it for anyone. Let me just say that (1) Those like skalogre who are likely to be troubled by excessive artistic license and the like would do well to stay away; and (2) Those intrigued by the "visuality" of the trailer probably will not be disappointed.
    Although I have not read the 300 graphic novel and have read only a handful of graphic novels in my life, I'd say the movie probably does a pretty good job of capturing the feel of that genre (and presumably the specific gn on which it was based), both in visual style and narrative flow. Whether that's good or bad you can decide for yourselves.
    Final point: Lena Headey, who plays Leonidas' Queen, is quite lovely. I don't believe I'd seen her in anything before.


    I also read a book they had on the special effects / character design, etc. of 300 in the same sitting, and from what I have seen, they have kept the movie VERY close to the novel. The characters/scenes/settings are spot on, and I am sure that the majority of what has been "added" is simply dialogue, as the novel has very little of it.

    In regards to it being non-traditional, I would be happier if there was an "authentic" movie on it as well, but this is a fun way to educate people on the greatest 'last stand' of all time...........plus, fat men with bone swords as hands kicks ass.

    Mizanation -

    I too, will perform those acts, as all men should before being allowed to witness the greatness of 300.

    IMAX will be friggin' awesome. Our local theatre sucks; I need to get to an IMAX facility myself. There is going to be so much testosterone stinking up theatres this weekend.
     

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