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Epic Heroes on Screen$
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Antony Augoustakis and Stacie Raucci

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474424516

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.001.0001

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Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Xerxes, 300, and 300: Rise of an Empire in Iran

Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Xerxes, 300, and 300: Rise of an Empire in Iran

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(p.191) 12 Trouble in the Tehran Multiplex: Xerxes, 300, and 300: Rise of an Empire in Iran
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Epic Heroes on Screen
Author(s):

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424516.003.0013

This chapter studies how audiences in a particular location received the movie 300. The author examines how antiheroic constructions of the Persian King Xerxes in 300 and its sequel Rise of an Empire elicited strong negative reactions in Iran. Hollywood reinvented Xerxes as a force of evil, creating a corrupt representation of an Iranian national hero. The chapter shows how Iranian audiences received this plundered and corrupted version of their ancestral past.

Keywords:   300, Rise of an Empire, Iran, Xerxes, Persiam heroism

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