The anti-300 petition
People can sometimes be very passionate. Take Dr. Hamed Vahdati Nasab for example, he has decided to start a petition against the film 300 (Filmstalker review), why? Well it's not historically correct, and it portrays the Persian Empire in a very poor light.
What I find most interesting is that the petition is addressed to Warner Brothers with a copy to Zack Snyder the Director. That's the studio and Director of the extremely close film adaptation of the graphic novel written by Frank Miller back in 1998. That's nine years ago.
Is anyone getting this? Let me try making it a little bit clearer. The story for 300 was written and published nine years ago, the recent film adaptation is an extremely faithful reproduction of that work by someone who did not write the original work.
Shouldn't the petition have been against Miller?
That aside I think it's taking the story far too seriously, it's on a par with the people who are trying to gleam some parallels with Bush and America out of the story. It's an old tale that makes for good entertainment, and I really don't equate the story with the Persian nation of today.
However some are taking it very seriously with comments such as:
I guess the director,s name implies that he is a jewish descendant that might be biased in this matter against the Persian nation.However he should realize that Persian nation is different from the current rulers in Iran.
...and ranging to...
Get REAL people, There is no Persia---we are Iranians for f*** sake.
Yes, indeed. I think that person makes a very good point. I wonder how much of the audience knows that connection? I wonder how many care - about the connection over straight entertainment that is? What do you think about this?