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Glistening Male Bodies in Film: 'Descended From Hercules'

This is an extensive and thoughtful survey of the peplum that's limited only by its ambition.

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Another Zack Attack

How did he do it? How did Zack Snyder go from motion picture nobody to helmer of hits like Dawn of the Dead and 300?

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Three Hundred

300's penchant for drama and exaggeration is proof that a far-reaching vision and hyperbole can come together to tell a much better story than one based purely on historical facts.

Marisa LaScala
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The History Channel Presents: Last Stand of the 300

The History Channel again comes to the rescue of fans of both Hollywood and academia.

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Spartan Spectators

The earnestness of 300 assaults reality so effectively that it ends up destroying myth.

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300 (2007)

Spartans! Simple and resonant, this call to identity comes up frequently in 300, the film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel.

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The PopMatters 'Short Ends & Leader' Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

Bill Gibron
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