Saturday, 9 October 2010

The Saturday Screen Shot #10

Shot from the Screen: 300

Screenshot: Leonidas kicking a Persian messenger down the well

Shot from the Scene: Ah, the famous scene, ending in that much-quoted line. The Persian messenger doesn't think Leonidas would dare lay a finger on him, but he is mistaken. After insulting his queen and threatening his people, he boldly states "Choose your next words carefully, Leonidas. They may be your last as king." Leonidas then unsheathes his sword and points it at the messenger's throat. The messenger proclaims "This is blasphemy! This is madness!" To which Leonidas replies "Madness?" and then (shout it with me) "THIS...IS...SPARTA!" before giving the messenger a hefty kick and sending him to his doom

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