Gladiators 2000

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  • Gladiator Movie Analysis

    The movie Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, tells the story of general Maximus (played by Russell Crowe) that stands against crazy Emperor (played by Joaquiem Phoenix) is considered to be one of the best historical movies in modern history. However, as it goes in historic movies, Gladiator is showing the audience the popular recitation period and masks the real perception and the real course of government. It is true that most of the changes made in the movie could only strengthen the atmosphere of the film. The inaccuracies starts from the main characters – the biggest mistake is the fact that the character played by Russell Crowe, general and gladiator, Maximus Decimius Meridius never existed. His character in itself absorbed elements…

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  • Historical Accuracy Of The Movie Gladiator

    The story of the 2000 film Gladiator has its setting in Ancient Rome and is a “sword-and-sandals spectacle [which] was directed by Ridley Scott (AAN), an acclaimed filmmaker of science fiction, as a dark tale of revenge” (Britannica Online, “Gladiator,” information retrieved November 10, 2015). According to Britannica Online, “the film traces the fall and rise of Maximus, a general who seeks vengeance as a gladiator after being discarded by the emperor Commodus.” Although most of the scenes and…

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  • Theme Of Slavery In The Film Industry

    like Ben Hur, Spartacus, Gladiator, and D’jango Unchained have all shared the same theme of slavery. These films tell stories of slaves and the terrible hardship of being held captive. Due to its thought-provoking nature films about slavery have become a reoccurring manifestation in the film industry. As a result of their popularity, slavery has been morphed into an almost glamorized notion. Movies like Ben Hur, Spartacus, and Gladiator have become prime examples of the way the film industry has…

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  • Who Is The Hero In Ridley Scott's Gladiator

    Ridley Scott's Gladiator is a 2000 film industry achievement which stars the hero, Russel Crowe, as the unwavering Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius. Joaquin Phoenix is the foe and stars as Commodus, the degenerate and goal-oriented child of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The maturing Emperor is featured by veteran performing artist Richard Harris. Lucilla, little girl of the Emperor, is featured by Connie Nielsen who needs to oppose the perverted advances of Commodus and ensure her…

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  • Hercules Movie Analysis

    Maximus is found in poor condition and taken as a slave for Proximo. Maximus and different slaves are prepared to battle as a Gladiator. At first Maximus declines yet in the long run discovers that he should battle or pass on. Maximus gets to be known as "Spaniard" by the slaves and the group at the fields. Since he has been at the fight, dissimilar to the others, he turns into an astounding combatant. He battles his approach to popularity with new personalities. . Proximo troupe is called to…

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  • Gladiator Spartacus

    As we aggressively protect our freedom, we admire the rebels who have fought for it. Writers of history flatter these individuals in stories. Their admirable traits make them very susceptible to immortalisation through myth and legend. Two individuals who have been thus immortalised are Roman gladiator Spartacus and Scottish rebel William Wallace. They continue to inspire people to strive for freedom. As long as rebels survive in the public interest, such as through story, myth or symbolism,…

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  • Gladiators In Ancient Rome

    Gladiators, or “swordsmen”, were the main attraction in the colosseum. They reenacted famous battles, tragic plays, and even flooded the whole colosseum to perform sea battles. Gladiators could be prisoners, free men, and sometimes even women. When they fought it was it was all about the entertainment, if the people weren’t entertained then you were killed. Gladiators were a huge part of many civilizations cultures because they kept traditions alive. People would come from all around just…

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  • Essay On Life As A Gladiator

    Living Life as a Gladiator What would life be like to live as a gladiator? Some gladiators loved the thrill of fighting. Gladiators were worshiped and hailed by the spectators. Many gladiators hated fighting to the death in arenas and coliseums. Most gladiators were enslaved and forced into this lifestyle. What is a gladiator? According to American Heritage Dictionary (1985) “A gladiator is a person trained to entertain the public by engaging in mortal combat in the ancient Roman arenas” (Page…

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  • Similarities Between The Colosseum And The Ball Games

    By forcing the prisoners to play the game/fight in the arena, the war captives were basically being executed in a way of a game. The gladiators who fought in the Colosseum were trained to fight. Any prisoner forced to fight, most likely, wouldn’t stand a chance against a gladiator who had been trained under certain circumstances and with certain weaponry. Another similarity between the two is that the prisoners of war were forced to participate in the activities. The same goes with captives…

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  • True Heroes In Robert Ray's The Thematic Paradigm

    word “hero” people tend to start with the thought of a super hero, such as Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Captain America and countless other super heroes. That is fine except you are thinking of super heroes. True heroes don’t have any special ability. This is pointed out quite clearly in Robert Ray’s “The Thematic Paradigm.” Ray also argues that movie heroes that are from an American background can be classified as either official heroes, outlaw heroes, or a combination of the two; this is known…

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