Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Tom Fudge: A couple of year ago, a movie called Sin City hit the multiplexes. It was based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller, and it featured an unusual film making technique. Rather than building sets or filming on location, it filmed actors against a blank blue screen. Their surroundings were added later as visual effects.
This year, a similar movie opened around the country. And today is becomes available on DVD. It's called
. It's also based on a Frank Miller graphic novel and it also uses the blue screen technique. "Three Hundred" transports movie goers back to ancient Greece. The story is based on a real battle. It tells of how 300 Spartan soldiers held off a multitude of Persian invaders at Thermopylae. Beth Accomando is the KPBS film critic. She's seen the movie, and she attended a press conference where Frank Miller and his collaborators talked about the film.
- Beth Accomando , KPBS film critic.