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A Few Words on the Unethical Movie '300' Produced by Warner Brothers USA
Payvand Iran News ^ | 3/13/07 | Abolfazl Moghadam

Posted on 03/14/2007 8:28:21 AM PDT by meg88

3/13/07 A few words on the unethical movie 300 produced by Warner Brothers Company of USA By Abolfazl Moghadam

One more time the world is witnessing the true face of hypocrisy and disrespect towards other cultures by a few who would put their profits before any kinds of rules of decency. One more time the world is witnessing the distortion of facts, unethical behavior of directors such as Zack Snyder.

It would not take much time for a reasonable man and woman after watching this movie 300 to well qualify Mr. Snyder and his irresponsible film studio, namely Warner Brothers, as the most successful candidates to win the top prize of insulting, disrespecting the Iranian (Persian) culture and the Iranians all over the world.

Have these people forgotten the civilization that Persia brought to the world? Probably not. They know the facts well. Their attempt in making such movie is nothing but assassination of characters. Even if they wanted to read the history, the most they would chose to go for a reference, would be no one but the Herodotus who fictitiously claimed and distorted the history and reported that the 300 Spartans stopped the Persian Army for 3 days! No one of course would be so much surprised as Herodotus was a Greek himself, and apparently Herodotus was not ready to reflect both sides of the coins, in a fair and equitable manner.

The fact is that the world's intellectuals whether be the Persians, or non Persians, those whose hearts are filled with the love of Persia, Persian poetry and civilization, those who appreciate the great contributions of Persians towards the world's culture and science, would understand that the movie 300 is nothing but a distortion fact machine. The irony is that in the movie the Persian King which supposed to be King Xerxes has been portrayed as someone with an African complex! The movie scenario is gravely equipped with tons of ill information and ignorance which is once again the manifestation of Mr. Snyder's and Warner Brothers' ignorance on the true history.

They could have done a better job, had they set aside their feelings of hatred towards the Persian culture and civilization. They could have better written the manuscript for the movie, had they known that, or cared to read about the first Charter of Human Rights by Cyrus The Great (550 B.C), and the impact it had on the human behaviors of many countries of the time, including Greece.

I have no doubt in my mind that the world would make its own judgment at the end of the day; that the movie 300 is an absolute manifestation of ignorance towards the Persian civilization, a complete facts distortion mission, a total disregard towards the human dignity, a complete disrespect and insult towards another culture and civilization, and finally a miserable move by the producer and people alike, in trying to save their troubled life by constantly manufacturing and portraying false events, so to make up for their own inability to move forward, and have positive progress.

Although the damage has been done, but Warner Brothers and Mr. Snyder must be courageous enough to withdraw the movie from the market impromptu, rectify the malicious misinformation and misrepresentation that have constituted the very inches of the movie, and apologize to the Iranian communities all over the world.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 300; iran; muslims; wot
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1 posted on 03/14/2007 8:28:25 AM PDT by meg88
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To: meg88

We are kicking their butts.


2 posted on 03/14/2007 8:30:59 AM PDT by stockpirate (To learn about John Kerry, FBI files and the VVAW read my about me page on FR.)
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To: meg88

See it once a week, like buying war bonds!


3 posted on 03/14/2007 8:31:11 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: meg88
I said it before, and I will say it again:
(A) Pot. Kettle. Black.

(B) It's called "historical fantasy" and has been used in literature for centuries.

(C) Get. Over. It.

4 posted on 03/14/2007 8:31:19 AM PDT by Thrusher ("There is no peace without victory.")
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To: meg88

If the persian empire had been sucessful in its dreams of conqureing civilization, democracy and freedom would not exist at all.

That is FACT.

And all I need to know.

300 is about many things, it is art and stylized interpretation of history, entertainment, not a historical documentary.

but that FACT it got dead right.

And THAT is what is pissing them off.


5 posted on 03/14/2007 8:31:41 AM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: meg88

Pravda don't like it?...tough crap, go pound sand !


6 posted on 03/14/2007 8:31:45 AM PDT by The Louiswu (Never Forget!)
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To: meg88

Now we know where "Bagdad Bob" went for a new bag of gold and a new job.


7 posted on 03/14/2007 8:31:49 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon Liberty, it is essential to examine principles, - -)
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To: meg88
Dear Loser,

History is written by the winners. Herodotus was a Greek. The Greeks won. He wrote the history. Get over it.

PS It's only a movie

8 posted on 03/14/2007 8:31:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: meg88

They lost. Get over it.


9 posted on 03/14/2007 8:32:11 AM PDT by jim_trent
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To: meg88

All this from a country that is still saying Israel must be wiped off the map.


10 posted on 03/14/2007 8:33:04 AM PDT by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: meg88
a complete facts distortion mission, a total disregard towards the human dignity, a complete disrespect and insult towards another culture and civilization

You could say that about modern day Persia (Iran)


11 posted on 03/14/2007 8:33:08 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: roses of sharon

I think I may have to see this 'distorted fact machine' again just to frustrate the mullahs.


12 posted on 03/14/2007 8:33:16 AM PDT by meg88
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To: meg88

Chronic sore losers, eh?


13 posted on 03/14/2007 8:33:59 AM PDT by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: meg88

Translation: "THIS IS MADNESS!"


14 posted on 03/14/2007 8:34:04 AM PDT by M203M4 (Tancredo, Cox, and Paul are lepers I guess. Not liberal enough...)
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To: meg88
As the Persians were not Muslims at this period of time. And Muslims consider anybody that is not a Muslim to be an infidel, I find their outrage a little confusing?
15 posted on 03/14/2007 8:34:24 AM PDT by rocksblues (Do unto others as they do unto you!)
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To: meg88

Warner Bros. doesn't take you seriously yet. Maybe you could stage a few riots and destroy some businesses there in Iran and trample a couple dozen people?
We all know you ain't mad until we smell the buning tires and flesh.


16 posted on 03/14/2007 8:35:10 AM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I heard this movie wasn't very good and not worth watching, but after reading this I'm going!


17 posted on 03/14/2007 8:35:11 AM PDT by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: meg88

A lecture on ethics from a people who think that anyone outside their religion must be beheaded and who preach genocide and random murder as god's will.


18 posted on 03/14/2007 8:35:39 AM PDT by Spok
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To: meg88

Hey, Moghadam!
Who gives a damn?


19 posted on 03/14/2007 8:36:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: meg88

It's amazing, isn't it, how touchy these people get when it's THEIR ox getting gored?


20 posted on 03/14/2007 8:37:13 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: meg88
Have these people forgotten the civilization that Persia brought to the world?

What have you done for me lately, other than hack off the heads of innocent people?

Take a hike, jerk.

21 posted on 03/14/2007 8:38:08 AM PDT by econjack
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To: meg88
No one of course would be so much surprised as Herodotus was a Greek himself, and apparently Herodotus was not ready to reflect both sides of the coins, in a fair and equitable manner.

Nobody was keeping the Persians from writing things down.

Apparently this habit of producing nothing of lasting value and criticizing those who do is nothing new...

22 posted on 03/14/2007 8:38:33 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Fred Dalton Thompson will be the next President of the United States. You heard it here first.)
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To: rocksblues
As the Persians were not Muslims at this period of time. And Muslims consider anybody that is not a Muslim to be an infidel, I find their outrage a little confusing?

Excellent point!!

23 posted on 03/14/2007 8:39:59 AM PDT by econjack
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To: meg88


...didn't the Iranians claim that the Persians were the first to create freedom of speech?

That's ironic on so many levels.


24 posted on 03/14/2007 8:40:41 AM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: meg88; ClearCase_guy

This is quite possibly the worst piece I've encountered on FR.

If the writer knows so much more about Persian history, why wouldn't he share it instead of whining like a crybaby that Zack Snyder isn't factual? There are no specifics in his rant to prove his point.

Moron.


25 posted on 03/14/2007 8:40:46 AM PDT by Froufrou
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To: meg88

For Pete's sake it's a movie. Have you ever seen a movie that was 100% historically correct? All this writing is trying to do is make everyone feel guilty about how they feel about Islam. That king, by the way...if you look at history, was an animal.


26 posted on 03/14/2007 8:41:53 AM PDT by RC2
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To: meg88
Poor mullahs, maybe they are just jealous of the Spartan's abs? Or, they might not be used to seeing real men who are battlefield warriors in the modern day ME, since they tend to hide in caves, and behind civilian skirts.

Yep, its worth seeing, over and over and over again!
27 posted on 03/14/2007 8:42:47 AM PDT by roses of sharon
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To: meg88

I agree. I will not see it four more times on the big screen. I will not buy the dvd so I can not watch it on my tv. I will not popcorn and watch it over and over.


28 posted on 03/14/2007 8:43:21 AM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: villagerjoel

"I heard this movie wasn't very good and not worth watching, but after reading this I'm going!"

They lied. It's real good. I want to see it again.


29 posted on 03/14/2007 8:43:27 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Hemingway's Ghost
It's amazing, isn't it, how touchy these people get when it's THEIR ox getting gored?

So true!

30 posted on 03/14/2007 8:44:49 AM PDT by meg88
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To: meg88

I think it's time for a prequel...about how the Persians got their clocks cleaned at Marathon by another smaller Greek army.

Then, we need to put out another movie about Alexander the Great and how he conquered Persia with a relatively small force.

Come to think of it, the Persians must have been real wussies on the battlefield. Did they ever have any notable wins against the west?


31 posted on 03/14/2007 8:45:01 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: meg88
One more time the world is witnessing the true face of hypocrisy and disrespect towards other cultures by a few who would put their profits before any kinds of rules of decency.

LOL...get in line...this is Hollyweird's trademark modus operandi. Where, exactly, was his outrage at the attack on Jesus by James Cameron? Would he care to revisit the definition of hypocrisy along with a mirror in hand?

32 posted on 03/14/2007 8:45:23 AM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: meg88

I think it's time for a prequel...about how the Persians got their clocks cleaned at Marathon by another smaller Greek army.

Then, we need to put out another movie about Alexander the Great and how he conquered Persia with a relatively small force.

Come to think of it, the Persians must have been real wussies on the battlefield. Did they ever have any notable wins against the west?


33 posted on 03/14/2007 8:45:40 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: meg88

Abolfazl Moghadam (or however the hell you pronounce that) geez dude. Get yourself a drink and relaxe. You're just way too uptight.
Dang. Get some fresh air...drink a couple beers...do something. You gotta loosen up, man.


34 posted on 03/14/2007 8:45:41 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: meg88

Kind of funny actually.

If a Zoarastrian or neo-pagan devotee of ancient Persian paganism takes offense at the 300, I have a little sympathy: from what I've heard (I have yet to see it) the portrayal of Persian decadence as reimagined complete with effective magic is a bit over the top.

Carping about it from the moral and spiritual descendants of the Mohammedans who destroyed ancient Persian culture is, well, amusing.


35 posted on 03/14/2007 8:46:10 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: meg88
I read the whole thing, hoping that this fellow would add a few of these supposed "facts" to the picture while correcting some of these 'horrible distortions.'

He didn't.

36 posted on 03/14/2007 8:46:38 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Schwarzenkaiser: Debtor's fascism for Kaleefornia, one charade at a time.)
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To: stockpirate

Molon Labe, goat-effing sons of pigs


37 posted on 03/14/2007 8:46:46 AM PDT by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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To: meg88

What?!

No Fatwa?!


38 posted on 03/14/2007 8:47:10 AM PDT by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Nazism was in 1938.)
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To: meg88
No one of course would be so much surprised as Herodotus was a Greek himself, and apparently Herodotus was not ready to reflect both sides of the coins, in a fair and equitable manner.

This is ridiculous. While Herodotus is not exactly an unimpeachable source, his favorable treatment of and even occasional open admiration for the Persians in his Histories puts lie to the silly notion that he was somehow biased against them.

39 posted on 03/14/2007 8:47:26 AM PDT by NCSteve
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To: villagerjoel
I heard this movie wasn't very good and not worth watching, but after reading this I'm going!

Saw it last night - SPECTACULAR movie!!!

40 posted on 03/14/2007 8:47:33 AM PDT by momfirst
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To: meg88

Persians (Iranians) are losers and don't like to have it publicized.


41 posted on 03/14/2007 8:48:43 AM PDT by hgro
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To: meg88
Although the damage has been done, but Warner Brothers and Mr. Snyder must be courageous enough to withdraw the movie from the market impromptu, rectify the malicious misinformation and misrepresentation that have constituted the very inches of the movie, and apologize to the Iranian communities all over the world.

This comment seems to have been censored. The omitted portion is most likely:
Or peaceful Muslims will blow up your studios and cut off Mr. Snyder's head.

42 posted on 03/14/2007 8:49:10 AM PDT by EternalHope (Boycott everything French forever. Including their vassal nations.)
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To: All

You can send an email to the author of this piece of crap at the link. I did.


43 posted on 03/14/2007 8:50:16 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: meg88

OUTSTANDING freedom-loving, FReeper comments BUMP!


44 posted on 03/14/2007 8:50:32 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: meg88

I grant you that the OLD Persia and its people contributed greatly to the world. The Shah continued that legacy and up until his death Iran was among the richest and most powerful nations. That all changed with your religious zealots coming to power.

Presently, however, your country of Iran, Persia whatever you wish to call it...is disgraceful in what it stands for and what it has done for its people.

I think the movie is great...and should be shown in your country...


45 posted on 03/14/2007 8:51:47 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Thank you again Jimmy Carter.)
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To: Ikemeister

Well, they sacked Jerusalem and stole the True Cross. Of course Emperor Heraclitus then organized an expedition into the heart of their empire, thrashed them, and recoved the Cross.

Maybe if the Mullahs were reminded of the fact that the 'prophet' spoke in approving terms of the Christian Emperor's victory over the Persians, they wouldn't be so touchy about over-the-top depictions of fights between two packs of pagans just because one lot happened to hail from the same parts as they do.


46 posted on 03/14/2007 8:52:12 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: meg88



I am afraid that posting these articles is going to do nothing but inflame an already passionate forum.

This is Sparta!

oops..that slipped out....:)


47 posted on 03/14/2007 8:52:22 AM PDT by padre35 (I am from the "let's stop eating our own" wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Illuminatas

All you goats belonging to us.


48 posted on 03/14/2007 8:52:41 AM PDT by stockpirate (To learn about John Kerry, FBI files and the VVAW read my about me page on FR.)
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To: Ikemeister

"Come to think of it, the Persians must have been real wussies on the battlefield. Did they ever have any notable wins against the west?"

Yup--they conquered Babylon, which was west of them.

The also conquered part of India, Lydia, and Egypt.

They took over Asia Minor on their way to Greece.

That's all I remember.


49 posted on 03/14/2007 8:53:24 AM PDT by Forgiven_Sinner (Your children become what your are.)
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To: Ikemeister

Wasnt there an Alexander the Great movie out a couple of years ago?


50 posted on 03/14/2007 8:53:56 AM PDT by meg88
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