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"300" is smashing expectations - CinemaDave

Mar. 18th, 2007 02:56 pm "300" is smashing expectations9 comments - Leave a commentPrevious Entry Share Next Entry


Date:March 19th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)

the 300 review

The best review I have read yet. You are SO ON! You expressed things that I felt and thought as I viewed the movie. I ignored the blood spurting and limbs being chopped off and watched the choreography and, of course, Gerry Butler. I am a long-time fan and I am SO GLAD THIS FILM IS DOING SO WELL. I am not into violence; I am a veteran of the Viet Nam war. I was afraid the violence would get to me but it is not that kind of movie. It is artistic with messages and, also, you DO see the horror of war. More people need to see that so we can do away with wars as a way of solving problems or expressing emotions and opinions. This is a balanced film and women who are strong and sensitive will handle it and enjoy it, as I did. Many blessings, Alana
Date:March 20th, 2007 01:54 am (UTC)

Re: the 300 review

Thank you for the kind and thoughtful words.

As the Greek philosopher Socrates said,
"Only the dead have seen the end of war."

My Generation Xers were born lucky, we were too young for Vietnam and too old for Desert Storm. So I am thankful to your contribution in protecting our country when it was not a popular thing to do.
Thank you Alana.
Date:March 23rd, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)

Re: the 300 review

A fine review, Cinema Dave!

Ancient history films fascinate me, because when done well they can come as close as possible to taking us back to those times when civilization was young.

When I was first exposed to ancient history characters in grammar school I would hear the stupendous voice of Richard Burton as Alexander the Great in my head. Rex Harrison, Victor Mature, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston and many other fine artists come to mind when discussing such films. Today's young actors are continuing the tradition.

North Star
Date:March 24th, 2007 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: the 300 review

Thanks North Star!

Burton, Harrison, Mature, Douglas and Heston really owned those gladiator movies. With the breakout success of "Gladiator," a new generation of actors are wearing sandals.

Gerard Butler really looked the part of the Spartan King.
Date:September 19th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)

Flasher in an airplane

 What did a stewardess say to the flasher when he showed his member in the cabin?
"I asked for your ticket, not your stub tiffany bracelet."