Friday, March 23, 2007

Damn Those Hollywood Jew Moguls

Variety reports:

Iranian prexy Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has joined the uproar over Warner Bros' "300.(*)"

In a televised speech marking the Iranian New Year on Wednesday, the hardliner accused Western powers of "trying to tamper with history by making a film and by making Iran's image look savage."

Although he didn't mention "300" by name, Ahmadinejad's attack comes in the wake of widespread Iranian anger at the film, which re-creates the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, in which 300 Spartan soldiers fought a Persian army numbering in the thousands.

"By psychological war, propaganda and misuse of the organizations they have themselves created, and for which they have written the rules, and over which they have the monopoly, they are trying to prevent our nation's development," Ahmadinejad added.

Last week, the president's cultural adviser, Javad Shangari, accused the film of being "part of a comprehensive U.S. psychological warfare aimed against Iranian culture."

Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller's (Sin City) acclaimed graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale.

Trailer One.

Trailer Two.

And, by the way, they lost in the end due to a traitor.

Late on the second day of battle, as the Persian king was pondering what to do next, he received a windfall: a Malian Greek traitor named Ephialtes informed him of a path around Thermopylae and offered to guide the Persian army through the pass. Ephialtes was motivated by the desire of a reward. For this act, the name of Ephialtes received a lasting stigma: it means "nightmare" and is synonymous with "traitor" in Greek

Israel has those aplenty.

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