The 47 Ronin..truth vs legend.

Discussion in 'Japanese Culture and History' started by Tgace, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Chris Parker

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    Heh... 300 had me screaming obscenities at the screen..... damn disclaimer.... found that borderline offensive.... ha!
     
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    Id be fascinated to know the real history of 300. From what I understand, Sparta didn't really do well after that and started a path of decline. I remember a history channel story about a battle on a island. The Spartans actually surrendered and didn't fight to the death. When they were returned to Sparta, they were not ridiculed and rejected for being "tremblers" as they would have been historically. I wonder why Sparta was never able to recover from its decline?
     
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    Aren't both of these movies based on graphic novels? What were you expecting.

    300 was exactly what I expected, although I missed a plot more than I thought I would. It was a 90 minute long video game cutscene.


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    Victor Davis Hanson has a book on that war...
     

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