“300” is based on the battle of Thermopylae in the year 480 BC. Leonidas led an army of 300 soldiers to the narrow mountain pass at Thermopylae where they met King Xerxes and the Persians. Leonidas ordered his 300 soldiers to make a last stand against Xerxes’ 100,000 Persian soldiers. All spartans were killed due to Ephialtes, a local shepherd, informing Xerxes of a hidden path where they could outnumber the Greek army.
Writers-Zach Snyder, Kurt Johnstad
Cast-Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham
Medium-colored pencil on Reeves paper