Sunday, January 22, 2006

Blog Number 132 - Frank Miller '300' Immortals

If there was ever any doubt about whether or not '300' would conform to the Frank Miller comics, these thoughts should now be laid to rest.

While watching the video journal which I included in Blog Number 131, it became apparent that the masked extras being filmed represented the Immortals who were the elite 10,000 man unit of Xerxes' army. These Immortals conform to the Frank Miller illustrations as does Gerry Butler as King Leonidas and the other Spartan warriors.

From a historical viewpoint the Spartans are devoid of much of the armor which they would have worn at Thermopylae. For comparative purposes, I've also included a link to an illustration of one of the Immortals as how they would have appeared in 480 B.C.

2 comments:

Miyuki said...

Hi John,
If Immortals took rifles, they would distort the story.The biggest question is ,"WHY Persian Emperor failed to invade Greece?".This film will answer this.But I think they'll throw off their mask and reveal how handsome they really are in the end.

John Trikeriotis said...

Hi Miyuki~

Thanks for your comment!

Cheers,

John