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An Iranian official on Sunday lashed out at the Hollywood movie "300" for insulting the Persian civilization, local Fars News Agency reported.

Javad Shamqadri, an art advisor to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, accused the new movie of being "part of a comprehensive U.S. psychological war aimed at Iranian culture", said the report.

Shamqadri was quoted as saying "following the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Hollywood and cultural authorities in the U.S. initiated studies to figure out how to attack Iranian culture," adding "certainly, the recent movie is a product of such studies."

The movie's effort wound be fruitless, because "values in Iranian culture and the Islamic Revolution are too strongly seated to be damaged by such plans", said the Iranin official.

Shamqadri, who is also a filmmaker, said that production of more domestic and artistic films which portray Iranian achievements is a proper response to movies like "300".

Javad Shamqadri, People's Daily Online 5 Comments [3/13/2007 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: -7
Submitted By: Gadren

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This is Iran!

4/5/2008 9:57:05 PM


It's been ~30 years.

Can't we have a little fun?

7/6/2008 5:41:22 PM


4/11/2011 8:36:10 PM

How the hell was this ever considered fundie? Was Gadren some butthurt 300 fanboy who couldn't tolerate his favorite movie being criticized?

1/14/2013 8:41:00 AM


Those seem like fair criticisms. 300 was just an excuse to string some intense fightscenes together and call it a movie. It was a shallow, vapid, Michael Bay-esque action flick, except instead of military hardware being fetishized, it was muscular topless men.

5/11/2014 9:18:08 AM

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