R | | Action, Fantasy
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.
The filmmakers used bluescreen 90% of the time, and greenscreen for 10%. They chose blue because it better matched the lighting paradigm (green would have been too bright) and because red garments (a la spartan capes) look better when shot over blue.
When the boy was born, like all Spartans, he was inspected.
(at around 22 mins) When the Captain first shows Leonidas the assembled 300 he states they "all have born sons to carry on their names". But when Leonidas stops in front of Astinos, he declares he is "too young to have felt a woman's warmth".
The opening Warner Bros., Legendary Pictures and Virtual Studios logos are made of stone and appear in front of a brown, cloudy sky.
Composed by Tyler Bates
PHP 36,562,500 (Philippines) (11 March 2007)
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