Gym Jones – The Discipline Behind “300″

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
The men of Zack Snyder’s “300″ trained 10-12 hours a day, five days a week, for four months – all while eating barely enough to cover their needs and recovery. It was at the invitation-only fitness center in Utah, Gym Jones, where strength [...]

Frank Miller’s “300″ Departs from the Original, but it’s a Story no Stylizing can Diminish

Monday, March 12th, 2007

The word “patriotism” was defined around 480 B.C. when a small but mighty force met overwhelming numbers head-on in a battle with no odds of winning. I originally read the book “Gates of Fire” by Steven Pressfield some years ago and have been in love with the story ever since. I was unfamiliar [...]