300's Lessons for Hollywood

This modest action epic doesn't have any big names and came out in the dead seasonbut it's a bona fide blockbuster

Anyone who sat through the blood, gore, and grunts of this year's out-of-nowhere hit movie 300 knows it was hardly filmmaking at its best. In fact, it was more video game than art; a blur of severed limbs and muscular actors playing out the last stand of 300 Spartan warriors in the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae.

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