Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Spartans, loin cloths and spears, oh my!

One of my fellow historical romance writers alerted me to a movie that'll be out in 2007, staring Gerard Butler (who, quite frankly, could be on any cover of any of my books any time -- he's all that). It's called simply "300" and it's about the Spartans who held the pass at Thermopylae. Also in it is David Wenham, who played Faramir in Lord of the Rings and Vincent Regan who played Eudorus in Troy (one of the best things about that movie, I thought!). A little net surfing yielded some interesting pictures. I gather (and seem to recall hearing before) that the Spartans didn't wear a whole lot when they fought. Looks like in the movie, it's going to be cloaks, loin cloths and something on their feet and that's about it. Take a look:
here.

Should be, ahem, interesting! Whatever they're wearing, is it just me, or are there slightly more historical films being made these days? If so, yeah!

Now, after a pleasant interlude contemplating historical films starting GB, I must take my still-ailing bod back to work.

4 comments:

Gigi said...

Mom, you might have to bring some smelling salts for me when we see that movie. I just might swoon away completely!

Margaret Moore said...

But I was counting on you to administer them to me, if necessary....

Lisa Pulliam said...

I am counting down the days until it's release. Gerard Butler is, well, he's, umm...perfection? I think that describes him well.

Margaret Moore said...

Maybe not 100% perfect -- we want him to be human, no? But mighty, migh-tee fine! And when he speaks with his natural accent? Darn near irresistible!