Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Please read this very interesting and well-written post by Anastasia, my Hellenitha sister-blogger from Australia on 300 the Frank Miller adaptation film. My comments follow her post.

Personally, I loved this movie. Here are my comments that I posted on her blog Chaos Noir.

Anastasia καλημέρα,

I feel absolutely complete on this subject after reading your post. You said everything that I have been feeling about negative reviews of '300' yet you said it better than I would have.

I feel as you do about the cinematography, the historical context, the artistic interpretation, and I share with you my own utter dismay with the reviewer "Cervo."

I enjoyed the film. I found it to be emotionally charged, visually beautiful (even as their blood splattered and heads rolled), sensual and riveting.

I grew up being told stories about the history of each of the Greek city/states and also of the Spartans by my father (from Corfu) who spoke both about their fierceness and as he stressed, the equality of their women. I have read histories about Thermopylae and have always viewed the Spartans with some romantic idealism -- not as a society where I would want to grow up (I am certain I am too soft for that) but dreaming that I may carry some of that hot blood. My husband believes that I do!

Thank you for your insightful and very well written post.

Corinna Makris


The Insane Writer said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment. I will look forward to having you as a listener on my show. I can't take all of the credit as fat as ugly vs. pretty, but it's a great topic and discussion to go with, I believe. It's also something I've wanted to address for a very long time.. Especially when it comes to our younger generation. Thank you again!

The Insane Writer said...

far, not fat.. It's another one of those days, but I'm sure you knew what I meant. One too many articles to write today!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Corinna, sorry for getting round so late, but thank you. I kind of started that piece on emotional or my emotional response.