300 is a 2007 film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller about the Battle of Thermopylae. The film is directed by Zack Snyder with Frank Miller attached as an executive producer and consultant, and was shot mostly with bluescreen to duplicate the imagery of the original comic book work.
Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian King Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his enormous army of more than one million soldiers. Facing insurmountable odds, the Spartans’ sacrifice inspires all of Greece to unite against the Persian invaders. The story is loosely based on the Battle of Thermopylae which took place in 480 BC, although a narration by Dilios (David Wenham) gives the film a historical fantasy feel. At Sparta, Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey) attempts to rally support for her husband.
It was released in both conventional and IMAX theaters in America on March 9, 2007. The film became a box office record-breaker, although critics were divided over the film’s look and style. Some acclaimed it as the next level of filmmaking while others accused it of favoring visuals over characterization. Some have also accused of it of racism in its portrayal of Persians.
Since its release, 300 has stirred up an ever-increasing amount of controversy, being labeled as part of a series of Hollywood films with political overtones aimed predominantly at Iranian and other Asian cultures.
Berkunjung ke luar negara buat pertama kali merupakan satu pangalaman yang menarik dan tragis jugak hehe. Aku terpaksa pergi ke Korea atas arahan bos untuk ke kilang di daegu Korea. Well, untuk berkunjung seorang diri bukan lah perkara yang mudah. my wife sedih sangat maklumlah baru kawin..anyway dalam kepala aku, this is my chance to see the world.
Akhirnya setelah ura-ura macam tak jadik pergi jerk tanggal 21 February aku berangkat ker KLIA menuju ker Incheon International Airport. Aku bersyukur sebab Nasran my junior waktu di HACC PPP ITM dulu ada di sana. Pengalaman kelakar aku bermula apabila aku hanya membawa wang malaysia sahaja.ini semua gara-gara salah faham aku dengan Nasran yang mahu aku menukarkan duit di Korea, dia tak cakap plak mata wang apa. Nasib baik dpat tukar duit tu dgn dia.
Flight malam dari KLIA dan perjalanan yang mengambil masa 5 jam akhirnya samapi jugak aku ke Korea. Nak di jadikan cerita Nasran ada memberi aku 10 K won sebelum aku bertolak ker Korea. Duit itulah yang aku gunakan untuk menaiki bas dan menelefon. Well, I am very very Lucky.
Denagn suasana sejuk 10 darjah celcius, aku mengatur langkah.Lantas Sagen Dong menjadi tempat persinggahan. Nam daemun, market cam up town lah macam-macam ada. Pengalaman lewat ke airport betul-betul memberi banyak pengajaran kepada aku. Nyaris aku tinggal di sana 2 3 hari lagi memandangkan flight penuh
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Setelah memenangi Piala Dunia 2006, akhirnya my favorite team berjaya menduduki ranking pertama dunia.
Prestasi Brazil merundum kerana pada pendapat aku ramai yang mengharapkan pemain-pemain bintang mereka seperti Ronaldinho dan Kaka menyinar di peringkat antarabangsa. Namun harapan tinggi mengunung ini menyebabkan pemain -pemain tersebut gagal menyerlah mungkin tertekan.
Anyway Tahniah Italy
FIFA World Ranking as of February 14, 2007
1, Italy more on Wiki
9, Czech Republic
ZURICH, Feb 14 (Reuters) – World Cup holders Italy have knocked Brazil off the top of FIFA’s world rankings after four and a half years.
Brazil, who won the 2002 World Cup but were eliminated by France in last year’s quarter-finals, lost top spot after a 2-0 friendly defeat by Portugal last week, FIFA said on Wednesday.
Italy were last top in November 1993, just three months after rankings were introduced by the game’s ruling body.
The rankings, which are used to determine seedings at international tournaments, are based on the results of the past four years with extra weight given to more recent matches.
The strength of the opposition and the nature of the competition are also considered, with tournament and qualifying matches earning more points than friendly games.
The six teams below Italy and Brazil remain unchanged, with Argentina, France, Germany, England, the Netherlands and Portugal occupying spots three to eight.