300 Brings History to Bloody Life

From Wired

(Shawn's Comment: I'm looking forward to this movie more than I reasonably should. Which means, it's gonna suck :( )


Is director Zack Snyder the next Bryan Singer? Will he become the new go-to guy for megabudget comic book adaptations?

Snyder, a commercial director whose debut feature Dawn of the Dead was a surprise hit in 2004, filmed the ultraviolent 300 on a Montreal sound stage. After recording real actors doing fake battle, he added heavily manipulated digital backdrops. Like Robert Rodriguez with Sin City, Snyder went to enormous lengths to precisely match Miller's eerie landscapes.

Snyder talked to Wired News on the eve of his departure for the Berlin Film Festival, where 300 celebrated its world premiere Feb. 14.

Wired News: This is one crazy-looking movie.

Zack Snyder: No one should ever take drugs, ever. I want to go on the record on that. But if someone was to slip you a mickey, I would immediately get into a taxi and go to an Imax screening of 300.

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Heard good and bad about this.

I read that the movie got booed and people walked out at the official screening for critics in Berlin. There reaction was that the film looked pretty but other then that it was not good. The next day I read that it was getting standing ovations at regular screening at the same festival from regular movie patrons. So who is right????? It sure looks awesome in the trailer, that enough for me i want to see it opening week. Not the film I am looking forward to most in 2007 (That would be Grindhouse) but its right up there at the top of the list.

I was a big SinCity fan so i

I was a big SinCity fan so i have to see this one ...

/thomas

"I read that the movie got

"I read that the movie got booed and people walked out at the official screening for critics in Berlin. The next day I read that it was getting standing ovations at regular screening at the same festival from regular movie patrons. So who is right?????"

Both are.

You bring up a good point. There are all kinds of movies that critics hate and audiences love and vice versa. It depends on what you are looking to get out of the movie.

Perfect example is I like horror/slasher flicks. Lesa hates them. Most critics hate them. But I like the mindless entertainment of them.

Are they Oscar material? Not by a long shot. But not everything has to be "important".
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Didn't you go to the sneak at Macworld?

Did no one else go to the sneak at the theatre behind the hotel at Macworld? I guess you were all too busy drinking at Dave's and touring the vineyards.

GRIN!...

Some of the best scenes are not the ones of battle, but the ones where the characters speak of why they are doing what they do like "You Must Be Xerxes", where the rival kings meet and challenge each other. I also liked the scene where Leonides' wife (can't remember her name) speaks to the Spartan Council and tries to rally the rest of the Army to go help the 300 at the Pass.

Others I particularly liked was "Push Them Towards the Cliff", "Lay Down Your Weapons", and "Then We Will Fight In The Shade".

I'm going to go to the IMAX showing the first night it opens wide here in Nashville to try to see more details of the action and catch a few lines I missed during the sneak.

Dan in Murfreesboro
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I swear by my Mac, not at it."™

"Did no one else go to the

"Did no one else go to the sneak at the theatre behind the hotel at Macworld?"

I hadn't even heard about it. :(
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Shawn King
Host/Executive Producer
Your Mac Life
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