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Offline Sephiroth

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300... man, I hope it's good.
« on: January 02, 2007, 06:16:29 PM »
Frank Miller's masterpiece, 300, is going to be released in theaters in March.  In the trailers, it looks like Leonidas does a fair amount of overacting.  Jeez, I hope it's good.


http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/


For those of you who haven't read the graphic novel, do yourselves a favor and pick it up as soon as possible.  I almost cried when I finished it.


It's THAT good.

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Re: 300... man, I hope it's good.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 06:44:19 PM »
Can't say I've heard of it, TBH - thanks for the tip.  I hope it's good, too.  There's nothing worse than seeing a book you love butchered by film makers. 

I'm astonished by how many film makers have managed to completely cock up Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  I've read both, and not a single movie has ever got either one of them right, AFAIK ::)
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Re: 300... man, I hope it's good.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 07:18:24 PM »
The trailers and artwork look impressive.  Sin City was a weird mix of animation and traditional film - this looks like it might be the same.  The betrayal of the Spartans is one of the saddest stories in history, but then they died doing what they enjoyed and it secured their place in history, so maybe it wasn't such a tragedy. :scratch:
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Re: 300... man, I hope it's good.
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 10:30:28 PM »
Yeah, Frank Miller wrote the Sin City books too, although I think 300 was even better.


I thought Sin City was pretty good... of the four stories, three were decent.  Stayed pretty true to the comic, too... this movie takes its shots directly from the comic just like SC too.



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Re: 300... man, I hope it's good.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 09:08:26 PM »
Sin City was the BEST book-to-movie adaptation I've ever seen, bar none.  That movie proved that a good conversion actually IS possible.  Haven't read 300 yet, need to pick it up, but it sounded like an incredible story.
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