As I seem to be seeing this a lot around the blogosphere, I’d just like to point out a few things….
To those who want to complain that 300 isn’t historically accurate:
No shit Sherlock, it’s based on a comic book dealing specifically with the bardcraft of telling the tale of a battle. Please, show me a warrior culture that didn’t elaborate on the facts of various battles for the point of rallying the people. If you find one, I can tell you they probably weren’t all that successful on the battlefront.
In other skewed viewpoints, I don’t recall Michael Moore or Oliver Stone being that partial to the facts, and just the facts. 😀 Even they recognize that people can’t sit through their crap without a little tale spinning.