Thursday, March 02, 2006

Blog Number 171 - Video Journal #4 for Frank Miller's '300'

Video Journal #4 is very interesting since it is narrated by the costume designer Michael Wilkinson who gave the audience insight into the making of the clothes worn by the actors. It also gave us a brief glimpse at Xerxes, the king of the Persian army who will be played by the Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro.

The sight of the bejeweled Santoro pretty much has taken the mystery out of how the last major character will appear. This also pretty much confirms that the appearance of the actors will coincide with the look of Frank Miller's '300' illustrations.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Blog Number 170 - Critics of Frank Miller's '300'

Occasionally I'll check out the IMDB boards to see what the latest topics and responses are to the '300' posts. It seems that several of the prognosticators and pontificators have criticized the movie before it has even premiered.

The primary reason for the abuse that has been heaped on '300' is that the movie will not be an accurate portrayal of the Battle of Thermopylae. Do I agree with this assessment? Absolutely!!! However, what has to be remembered is that '300' will be a reflection of the comic books as written by Frank Miller, not a documentary based on the works of Herodotus.