Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hollywood vs. History

I got an Osprey Publishing Newsletter today. In it was a link to a great article by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh about the movie 300 and how it differs from actual history. I'll be the first to admit, I liked the movie, and yes, I know it was way off base historically speaking, but it is nice to hear an academic talk about the faults. A lot of insight into the armies of Iran, their culture, and their point of view on the invasion of Greece. Very good good reading. It's a .pdf file so you'll need Adobe Reader.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is the guy Iranian? They've been steamed up because they see the film as some sort of anti-Iranian propaganda fostered by the US Government.

Let's face it. The film was based on a comic book! How serious are we supposed to take it as history?

Wayne from Alabama