Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Iran Condemns Hollywood War Epic

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Iran condemns Hollywood war epic
Scene from the movie 300
BBC News reports that Javad Shamqadri, a cultural advisor to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has condemmed the film 300 as "plundering Iran's historic past and insulting this civilization". He further explains his position in the article by saying:
"Following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities in the US initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture. "Certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies."
Keep in mind that the movie is based on the work of Frank Miller (writer) and Lynn Varley (artist), who told the story in a five-issue miniseries that was later collected as a hardcover graphic novel. And I'm pretty sure these guys weren't participating in any government studies regarding Iran or the nation's culture.

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