Director: Zach Snyder
Go here for the real
Battle of Thermopylae, fought
in 480 BC.
And here is more on the real
Xerxes I and his invasion of
IMBD gives the following trivia:
The movie 300 is based on Frank
Miller's graphic novel. Frank Miller, in turn, was inspired by
The 300 Spartans
The entire movie was shot in only 60
days. Shooting locations were Montreal and Los Angeles.
How Close to the
The movie never claims to be historically correct, so IMBD,
and Director Zack Snyder says that fighting styles and formations
(particularly the Spartan's phalanx) were purposefully changed -
making them historically inaccurate - so they'd "look cool" and work
better for movie purposes.
Official site of the movie 300 by Warner Brothers.
about the movie provided by IMDB.