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    "Tree of the Dead" 8-foot tall set piece from 300. (Warner Bros., 2006) Original set piece prop standing 91 in. tall and 56.5 in. wide, the horrific "Tree of the Dead" was created for the film 300 and features 112 silicone corpses of Greek villagers draping branches in a grisly tapestry of broken bodies. Visible in a multiple scenes and made to appear larger than its actual size in forced perspective shooting and postproduction. Director, Zach Snyder, best described this set piece using his general philosophy on the film, "Every slash, impalement, and decapitation should be rendered as a thing of beauty. It's war transformed into art." Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, 300 recreates the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy. This piece is also featured in the 300: The Art of the Film Book, which describes the painful process of fabricating and finishing this incredible set piece. Presented on a blood soaked base with text logo. In production used fine condition. Buyer will be responsible for special shipping arrangements as the item is located off-site in North Carolina.

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    June, 2017
    26th Monday
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