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[Film] When “300” Is Just Not Enough

Posted by intellisg on March 26, 2007

“Today, they are trying to tamper with history by making a film and by making Iran’s image look savage.” 21 March 2007.
– Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on the film “300.” Reuters, AF-P.

For many Iranians and Arabs in the Middle East, the movie ‘300’ has been greeted with a mixture of anger and outrage. Its one that we may not really appreciate beyond dismissing as just another Arab nation overreacting once again – after all they are so sensitive aren’t they? That’s only because you’ve probably never ever heard of the word, “Thermopylae” before have you? No it’s not a Teflon frying pan. Neither is it even a space age insulator used by astronauts in their space suits. Nor a transparent film that cuts out deadly UV rays commonly used in automobiles.

The battle of Thermopylae 480BC was first recorded by the classical Greek historian, Herodotus, who lived in the Persian city of Halicarnassus. Read the rest of this entry »

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