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The Gladiator Trailer - In the summer of 2000 a box office hit was released. “Gladiator” was a brilliant action film set in Ancient Rome, which appealed to over 15s from both genders. The film was hugely successful and raked in over $190,000,000 in the U.S box-office and $434,000,000 worldwide. However the film wouldn’t have been nearly as successful as it was without the help of an exciting and gripping trailer to appeal to the target audience. Trailers are very important in the film industry because it’s the one chance film-makers have to attract their target audience....   [tags: Gladiator, ] 1833 words
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History's Finest: The Gladiator - The concept of gladiators was a very prevalent occurrence in Ancient Rome, and it constitutes as a significant milestone in the shaping of history. With this in mind it is important for this piece of history to be presented accurately. In general, the gladiator is portrayed correctly, however sometimes scholars miss important details. The history of the Roman Gladiator is crucial to the legacy of Ancient Rome and its accurate representation is just as vital. The people of Rome were known for many things; one was their love of games....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Gladiator]
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Roman Entertainment: Gladiator Exhibitions - According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of entertainment is “amusement or pleasure that comes from watching a performer, playing a game, etc”. There are numerous forms of entertainment in our world today. What may be entertaining for one person may not be entertaining to the next person. Rome is known for many things and has been gone for thousands of years. This paper will cover the different aspects of ancient Roman entertainment and identify if there is any correlation to todays entertainment after all these years....   [tags: wild animal hunts, gladiator combats]
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Gladiator - Gladiator There have been many sports movies made over the years. Some have been good, while others have been flops. Many sports movies have not been considered overall good movies simply because they were sports movies. I feel that one of the best and most overlooked sports movies of all time is the movie Gladiator. Gladiator is not only a good sports movie, but it is an all around good movie. Before we can call an all around movie a "good" movie, we must first define what a good movie is. A good movie can be defined as a movie that has many exceptional movie elements....   [tags: Film Movie Gladiator Sports Essays] 1457 words
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The Life of a Gladiator - The life of a gladiator could be a grueling life unless you were the best and never lost. Gladiators fought in events known as gladiatorial games. The first gladiatorial games were recorded in 310 BCE. The first Gladiatorial games were not held in the huge coliseums we see today. Instead they were most likely held to entertain a powerful person or ruler. Gladiatorial combat originated as a religious event to honor the dead, victory of an important battle, a sacrifice to the gods, or to honor the death of someone in a high standing position....   [tags: romans, gladiatorial games, fights]
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Characterization in The Gladiator - The Gladiator is a tragedy, drama, action, adventure, and love story. It develops on many themes including; vengeance, honor, loyalty, deceit, power, and perseverance. The film maker’s main thematic purpose however is a constant throughout the entire movie holding the plot line together to revolve around this one objective. The author uses various techniques of characterization such as; indirect character development, caricatures to advance the progression of dynamic characters, and including tragic occurrences that immediately alter the character’s state of mind to develop on the main thematic purpose of the necessity of achieving one’s goal at all costs....   [tags: Film Review] 1027 words
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The Roman Perspective of the Gladiator - Is there a more polarizing symbol of the ancient Romans than the gladiator to scholars today. Probably not, but the ancient Romans also held a dichotomous opinion of the famous warriors of the arena. Today, the gladiators represent the opulence and moral depravity of the Roman culture as well as the power and innovation of the Roman society. The contrasting views that the Republican and Imperial Romans had was that those who participated in the gladiatorial games were debased and stripped of status during the times they spent participating, but they could also attain greater honor, glory, and respect than they could or would have gained in their regular life by bravely fighting in the arena....   [tags: Moral Depravity, Bloodthirsty Beasts]
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The Importance of Gladiator Games - During the middle and late third century Roman republic era gave rise to the arena games and became a great phenomenon for the Romans. An amphitheater, also known as a coliseum, housed these dangerous games that potentially harmed the audience as well as those who participated in them. Gladiatorial combat originated as part of funerals for deceased influential Romans. These large gladiatorial games were held by emperors during funerals of important roman officials, but were also included during other occasions....   [tags: Roman Empire, Popularity, Politics]
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Liberal Humanistic Critique of Gladiator - Ridley Scott’s epic film, Gladiator, won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 2000. Scott’s film, details the fall and rise of the great Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridius. The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, tells Maximus that he wishes that he become his successor, instead of his son, Commodus. Angry, Commodus, murders his own father, thus becoming the emperor, and sentences Maximus and his family to death. He escapes, but the Emperor’s men murder his family and burn his home. Slave traders, then capture him, and sell him into slavery....   [tags: Film Review]
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Gladiator, by Ridley Scott - Who doesn’t love a movie where the protagonist is off on a quest for revenge in numerous action sequences for his taste of sweet, sweet revenge. When breaking films into this type of category, one film that stands out among the rest has to be Gladiator. Gladiator can be argued as one of the greatest action movies of all time, and for good reasons. The soundtrack, dialogue, and characters have no equal in the revenge action category of film, and can be considered tops of pure action films. Gladiator is a perfectly well rounded movie that adds the best of all worlds to create the masterpiece seen today....   [tags: Film Analysis, Revenge] 1114 words
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Gladiator: Commodus A Tragic Hero - After its debut in America on May 5th of 2000, the movie Gladiator has been a nationwide symbol of heroism(Imdb). The film was directed by Ridley Scott and the lead roles of the film were carried out by Russell Crowe as Maximus and Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus(Imdb). The movie takes place during the reign of the Holy Roman Empire in the year 180 A.D. The Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, is dying and wishes to leave the Roman Empire under the control of Roman General Maximus Meridius. The Emperor’s son Commodus betrays Maximus, kills his father, and takes control of Rome....   [tags: maximus, roman empire]
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Film Analysis: THe Gladiator - ... This ritual was adapted over time. Historians have strained in explaining how such a civilized country could be keen on watching women fight to the death and men. The film states that Rome was founded as a Republic. However, Rome was first established in 753 BC as an elective Monarchy. It later in the year 509 BC became a Republic. The film also states that the Senate of Rome was elected amongst the people to speak for the people. In reality, however, it was never a chosen body, not like the ‘four People's Assemblies’....   [tags: russel crow, rome, spartacus]
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The Gladiator VS. History - I'm sure that many people have seen the movie the, "Gladiator" and thought that most if not all of it was true. Sadly this movie paints a picture that falls short of fact and leans more towards fiction. Winning 5 academy awards it is a hit with the audience but with historians a bust. This is mainly due to the inconsistencies revolving around character portrayals, events, and even characters that don't exist. I'm sure that this is because the truth wouldn't fair as well as the movie did. Moreover the," Gladiator" which is a winner of many academy awards does not win much in the depiction of characters and events....   [tags: Roman Emperors, The Coliseum]
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A Review of Gladiator - A Review of Gladiator Hail Caesar, and the return of the Roman Empire. From "Quo Vadis" to "Spartacus", Hollywood has enjoyed a long and fore filling relationship with the sword-and-sandals epics and Ridley Scott (Alien & Blade Runner), has released a monumental spectacle; managing to make this forgotten genre bigger, better and more bloody than ever before. Ridley Scott shines as a director through "Gladiator." Not only has he managed to create the multiple plots to this complex epic, but has also used techniques that leave the audience breathless....   [tags: Papers] 667 words
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Gladiator Roleplay - ... You go on only attacking in the night and only killing patrions. Of Corse the romans never found out about the ambushes until daylight. Once the roman senate found out what that Spartacus and his army were the ones behind the ambushes they sent an army out to stop Spartacus. After many battles with Spartacus the romans spent a few days looking for recruits before catching up with Spartacus’s army. During the time you weren’t fighting some of the army decided that they want to go home. Some decided that they wanted to take over Rome....   [tags: This is not an informative essay, it's a game.]
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A Study of Gladiator - A Study of Gladiator This is a study of the 1999 box-office hit, Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe. In this article, I will be looking at camera shots, soundtrack, special effects and other things, that enhance the viewing of the film, and increase its quality. We watched the first forty minutes of the film, and were asked to analyse its media attributes. The film is set in the Caesar period, at the end of the reign of Marco Aurelius. The main opening scene is set in Germania, and it is the beginning of a battle, but the end of a war, between the Roman legion and some barbarians....   [tags: Papers Film Cinematography Directing Essays] 1695 words
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Gladiator - The Movie - The main character of the movie ‘Gladiator’ is a poor teenager Tommy Railey. Tommy, a newcomer to a tough Chicago inner city high school, becomes a boxer to pay off his fathers gambling debts. At first he works in a dinner to earn money. Later he decides to fight for money so that he can pay off his father quickly. Although boxing is a dangerous sport, fighting helps keep him off the streets and out of violent gangs. It is also a way for Tommy to earn money, sublimate anger towards his absent father and numb the emotional pain of a broken home....   [tags: essays research papers] 1117 words
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Review of the Gladiator - Review of the Gladiator At start of the film the shots are close up to the Robin seating on the branch. A Robin has connotations of winter and morning, as this is the time when the Robins usually come out and bird is a symbol of freedom. We then return to the shot of the main character; we see facial expression as he smiles, we assume that he is smiling untroubled at this bird....   [tags: Papers] 1680 words
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Gladiator: Its Faults with Roman History - When watching the movie Gladiator, one is sees the Roman culture and how it was portrayed at the time. The main historical features that stuck out were the details of the Roman military and the accuracies of a gladiator. Throughout the movie these two features are viewed multiple times by the audience. By viewing this movie and through research these one can see that even though it is a great movie, Gladiator, has some inaccuracies about these historical features. The origin of gladiatorial games started with hand-to-hand combats which were performed at memorial games with in Rome (Brown, 2007, pg.1)....   [tags: roman culture, history, military]
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"Gladiator": An Accurate Portrayal of Roman History - The Gladiator epic directed by Riley Scott (2000) is based on real life events of the Roman Empire, their society, as well as the role of gladiators. Scott tried to portray the Roman culture as accurately as he could, and even went further to ensure his authenticity by hiring several historians to do so . It is supported by the findings of historians’ research. The film is historically accurate in most parts, including the role of gladiators; gladiatorial games and the aspects of Roman society such as the religions and beliefs....   [tags: Film Review] 1846 words
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The Roman Culture Through The Movie Gladiator - ... Commodus was murdered. This meant that he reigned for 12/13 years as he took over when his father past in 180 C.E. Although the time frame was out the director did include some historical facts about Commodus. Commodus had been known to enjoy shows including beast hunting, gladiators fighting, death and also chariot riding. He later trained himself in all these areas and defeated 620 gladiators, then boasted about it in a script later found. In the movie it was portrayed that Commodus was a somewhat horrible ruler, where historians have found that he was actually a pretty good leader....   [tags: film, historians, battles]
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Editing, Cinematography, and Sound in Gladiator - Editing, Cinematography, and Sound in Gladiator The film that I have chosen to analyse is Gladiator. I have chosen to analyse the scene where the gladiators are battling in the Middle East. The scene contains many features and editing techniques which make the fight sequence exciting and thrilling. The scene begins with a medium high angle shot of a goat with blood dripping down its body. This shot frames the body of the goat and gives it a sense of vulnerability. The shot creates meaning to the viewer who can predict that the scene might contain violence or bloodshed of some sort....   [tags: Papers] 1580 words
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Gladiators: Let the Games Begin - ... He was heavily armored with a visor helmet and a square shield. The Hoplomach were exactly like the Samnite but were called different after Augustus ruled. The third was the Thracian. They were lightly armored and carried a small square shield. The leg guards went from his ankles to his thighs. He carried a short curved sword. A thraex was dressed like a warrior from Thrace in northern Greece. They were armed with a curved sword and carried a small shield. In addition were a number of gladiators to play the role of nearly everyone the opposed the Romans....   [tags: roman gladiators, game, marcus] 1074 words
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The Nature of Gladiator Fights - The Nature of Gladiator Fights The Gladiatorial fights were noble in some ways, but in others seem to have the characteristics of the lowest form of entertainment. Gladiators were considered to fight with pride, they honoured their Gods with sacrifices and prayer for victory and they honoured their traditions and heritage, often being armed in weapons and armour, and having fighting styles originating from their country of origin. For example "the Gaul." Glory and fame, were just two of the noble characteristics associated with gladiators, and they were dressed in the fashion of a noble soldier, often trained in the same way....   [tags: Papers] 925 words
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Gladiator and the Roman Army - Gladiator and the Roman Army The Roman Army was a masterpiece in itself. There was no other army like it, and was impenentrable. This was probably because of the extreme patriotism and pride in battling for Rome, and maintaining their superiority. Gladiator, "RomanArmy.com", and The History of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire all portray this patriotism in many aspects. Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott. He is a graduate of London's prestigious Royal College of Art. Scott began his directing career at the BBC doing commercials....   [tags: Papers] 361 words
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Gladiator and Empire of the Sun - Gladiator and Empire of the Sun Gladiator and Empire of the Sun are both historical films. Gladiator is set at the height of the Roman Empire and moves from Germania at the very beginning of the film to North Africa and then finally to Rome for the end of the film. At the start of the film the central character and hero, Maximus, an officer in the Roman army is in battle. At the battle is the Roman Emperor who Maximus has a close relationship with. It is the betrayal and murder of the emperor by his jealous son and the killing of Maximus' family that set the events of the rest of the film in motion....   [tags: Papers] 735 words
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Gladiator - Gladiator Directed by Ridley Scott, Gladiator is an epic tale of honor, love, loyalty and power. If you could only see two movies a year make Gladiator one of them. It is full of action, adventure, drama, deceit and love. Russell Crowe plays the Roman General, Maximus, who heads the Roman Army in their conquers of Europe and Africa under the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Maximus has served Rome for “ two years, 264 days and this morning,” and is anxiously awaiting his release by the emperor so that he may go home and be with his dearly missed wife and son....   [tags: essays papers] 444 words
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Analysis of the Gladiator Trailer - Analysis of the Gladiator Trailer Trailers are important to films for a number of reasons. They promote a film and present it to the target audience, in order to encourage them to watch the film. Trailers also give the audience expectations of the film. The audience like to know what to expect of a film before they go and see it. The audience is given a taste of the story and the basic plot. This is done by showing an array of clips that are edited to a certain degree. The trailer normally ends with a 'cliff-hanger'....   [tags: Papers] 1452 words
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Opening Scene of the Film Gladiator - Opening Scene of the Film Gladiator The opening scene in any film is important as it introduces the hero and other main characters. The idea is to catch the imagination of the audience and draw them into the film so they wish to watch all of it. There are lots of factors the director has to take into account when making the opening the scene these range from camera shots all the way through to sound. The opening scene of "Gladiator" is remarkable as it lasts twelve minutes most opening scenes only last from 4-8 minutes....   [tags: Papers] 562 words
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Gladiator - Gladiator Ridley Scott is an expert at fabricating highly visual motion pictures with energetic, radiant stories. "Blade Runner" and "Alien" dazzled the viewers with high tech action and suspense. Now the roman epic "Gladiator" vividly captures the time period and atmosphere in which its characters inhabit. With a star line up of actors (including Joaquin Phoenix - 'Clay Pigeons', 'To Die For', Connie Nielsen - 'Devil's Advocate', 'Mission to Mars') playing the smaller parts of the film, it was destined to be in the category for all time great film....   [tags: Papers] 772 words
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Collegiate Gladiator in the Gauntlet of Education - Collegiate Gladiator in the Gauntlet of Education I felt the presence of early morning dew against my skin as I marched through a grass field on a brisk October day. My classmates exuded enthusiasm; this excursion was reason to escape the confines of our bleak high school. There was abundant conversation with the occasional youthful act of animation, like sprinting downfield or throwing a rock. The world seems just a bit different when a student is taken from a classroom setting into a non-academic one....   [tags: Personal Narrative Papers] 1878 words
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Film Analysis of Gladiator - Film Analysis of Gladiator The film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, made its debut on May 5, 2000. Gladiator left its audience with both the highest praise and harshest rebuke. The historical action film was described as a “flashy, violent spectacle, everything a movie needs to be” by Haro-online, but Stephen Hunter of Entertainment Guide said, “Thumbs down. Drive that short sword though its palpitating heart, and pay no attention to its squeals for mercy…It’s not great....   [tags: Papers Movie Analysis Cinematography] 1341 words
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Gladiator: Fact or Fiction - Gladiator: Fact or Fiction The story of Gladiator takes place in Ancient Rome and contains intense action, great acting, and fantastic storytelling. Although most of this action drama is mostly fictitious, some certain events and characters appear in the history books. The movie starts out with an opening battle between the well-equipped Roman army and a Germanic tribe defending their lands. Russell Crowe is the main character in the movie and he plays a roman general named Maximus. Maximus is a good hearted warrior with valor and honor that is constantly displayed in the epic....   [tags: Rome History ] 1077 words
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Gladiator by Ridly Scott - Gladiator by Ridly Scott I am going to watch the film Gladiator by Ridly Scott. I hope to accurately describe and analyse how the director creates a feeling of tension, suspense and how overall he makes the film believable. I will not analyse the whole film, but just two of the scenes. The two scenes I have chosen are the first scene the battle of Germania and the last scene the death of the evil Emperor. ====================================================================== The points I am most likely to focus on are the camera angles, sound effects, music, the acting and the shots, also I will describe how the two scenes were made to be realistic with the aid...   [tags: Papers] 1055 words
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Film Review of Gladiator - Film Review of Gladiator Gladiator was set near the end of the twentieth century when the Roman Empire was at its peak. Maximus played a character who was the general of a large Roman army. 'Gladiator' starts with an introduction to the film where the audience see him brushing his hand slowly and calmly across and field of wheat. This does give the audience a sense of what he assumes is peaceful and tranquil. The screen does tell us a bit about Maximus and his personality which is that he has a soft side....   [tags: Papers] 1286 words
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A Comparison Between the Film Gladiator and the Poster - A Comparison Between the Film Gladiator and the Poster The poster for the film gladiator is a form of still media. They have done this poster to draw people’s interest to watching the film. I believe that they have used some very effective techniques which in my opinion work very well together. The words in the caption ‘a hero will rise’ are all affirmative. I think the word ‘hero’ is very effective because when I read the word ‘hero’ I visualise a person who is admired for doing something very brave or great in the film....   [tags: Papers] 408 words
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Comparing the Movies, Fight Club and Gladiator - Comparing the Movies, Fight Club and Gladiator People today enjoy the same things that people enjoyed during the Roman Empire. In the movie, Gladiator, Maximus fights in the Coliseum in front of all the people of Rome. In the movie Fight Club they have fights between different people in front of all the people of the club. This shows that people who lived 1000s of years before us where entertained by violence just like most of us are today. The theme that ties both Fight Club and Gladiator together is people are entertained by violence....   [tags: Film Compare Contrast Contrasting] 746 words
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Maximus as the Hero in Ridley Scott's Gladiator - Maximus as the Hero in Ridley Scott's Gladiator Ridley Scott's gladiator recreates the entire world of ancient Rome in living glory on the screen. The shots of coliseum, intact and swarming with crowds of spectators are breath taking. The story has a classic three act structure, moving Maximus, Decimus and Meridius from warrior to slave to gladiator and each step is incredibly exciting. In addition, Scott stages half a dozen elaborate action sequences like there's no tomorrow, pulling out all the stops, and filling the screen with swords, tigers and chariots....   [tags: Papers] 875 words
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A Textual Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Gladiator - A Textual Analysis of the Opening Sequence of Gladiator In this essay, I will explain the opening sequence of Gladiator in detail. I will describe the effects it has on the audience, and look at the way it makes them feel and the way in which events are portrayed. I will look at in depth: The themes and atmosphere, the camera techniques and how audience emotions are manipulated. At the end, I will include a conclusion giving my opinion of how the sequences used are effective for the audience....   [tags: Papers] 1128 words
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Biography of Ridley Scott - Ridley Scott was born in Northumberland England in 1937. His father was a Military officer in the Royal Engineers and his family traveled with him throughout England and Europe. When he was older Ridley wanted to join the Army but was encouraged by his father to attend West Hartlepool College of Art and the London's Royal College of Art. He later joined the BBC in 1962 where he got his first directing job on the British show Z Cars. After he was unhappy with his earnings at BBC he formed his own advertising agency with his brother Tony Scott where he would spend the next 10 years making British tv ads....   [tags: films, Gladiator, Black Hawk, realism]
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Ridley Scott's Persuasion that Romans are Not Invaders in Film Gladiator - Ridley Scott's Persuasion that Romans are Not Invaders in Film Gladiator Gladiator is a tale of betrayal, bravery and survival. Gladiator (2000) is the critically acclaimed Academy Award winning Action/Drama, which sets the audience expectations high, Ridley Scott had directed gladiator, this being his 14th film. His most famous and successful films include Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982). Gladiator is set in the ancient era of the Roman Empire allowing the audience to escape to a fantasy filled with history, culture and adventure....   [tags: Papers] 2174 words
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Violence as Displacement: The Erotic Gaze in Gladiator and Fight Club - Violence as Displacement: The Erotic Gaze in Gladiator and Fight Club On the screen, two men writhe and grapple on the cold concrete floor. One man on top, holding the other from behind in a chokehold that causes the man on the bottom to succumb to the more powerful man. The dialogue by the narrator states that, “Sometimes all you could hear were the flap, hard packing sounds over the yelling, or the wet choke when someone caught their breath and sprayed” (Fight Club). The soundtrack consists of a few notes repeated over and over again in a steady rhythm to the action that is happening on the screen....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Steven Spielberg's Jaws and Ridley Scott's Gladiator - Steven Spielberg's Jaws and Ridley Scott's Gladiator The two films being examined are the thriller Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, and the action film Gladiator directed by Ridley Scott. Both directors create epic films; the films are momentous and are designed to manipulate the emotions. A thriller is intended to appeal to basic human instinct to the need of feeling fear and survival. Action movies are designed to appeal to our sense of danger: pace and experience is something we want but don't have in our everyday lives to this extent....   [tags: Papers] 1218 words
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Ridley Scott and the Structure of an Epic in the film Gladiator - Ridley Scott and the Structure of an Epic in the film Gladiator The blurb for Gladiator claims that Scott has brought the epic into the twenty first century, and in many ways he has, with a blend of the technology of today, in the superb graphic realism and the way of life in ancient Romethat lends itself so well to the epic status. But is this a real epic with all the characteristics and parts that will make it a remembered film for many years to come, or just a good film that you see and forget....   [tags: Papers] 974 words
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The Themes of Revenge, Power, Duty and Honor in The Gladiator - The Themes of Revenge, Power, Duty and Honor in The Gladiator The main themes of this film are revenge and power, duty and honour. The main man of the film is Maximus; he is a general in the Roman Army. He was a farmer in Spain; he is married and has a son. The emperor is a good old man and likes Maximus more than his own son. The emperor wants Maximus to be the next leader, instead of his own son Commenus. Commenus is jealous and gets Maximus set up as a traitor after killing his own father....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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Comparing Film Trailers of Mission Impossible Two and Gladiator - Comparing Film Trailers of Mission Impossible Two and Gladiator In the essay I will compare and analyse the two film trailers I have been studying, ‘Mission Impossible 2’ and ‘Gladiator’. I will analyse and compare the different techniques used. These techniques are; Use of characters, lighting and colour, camera shots and angles, sound and music and editing and framing. In doing this I will be able to show how effective each trailer is in attracting an audience. Film trailers are an important form of advertising for a film....   [tags: Papers] 1415 words
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Ridley Scott's Use of Mise-en-Scene to Convey Atmosphere in the Opening Sequence of the Film, Gladiator - “There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile.” The film ‘Gladiator’ was released in 2000. A thrilling action film, it was a huge success, scooping five Oscars and earning over $427 million dollars. Sir Ridley Scott- who directed the film-already had many great films to his name, such as ‘Alien’, ‘Blade Runner’ and ‘American Gangster’, so it was no surprise when this film became one of the highest earners of the year 2000....   [tags: film analysis, movies, cinematography] 1001 words
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A Comparison of Two Film Trailers: Lord of the Rings Return of the King and The Gladiator - A Comparison of Two Film Trailers: Lord of the Rings Return of the King and The Gladiator In this coursework, I will be comparing two different film trailers, “Lord of the rings _ the return of the king” and the “Gladiator”. Film trailers are promos designed by the film industry to attract the viewer’s attention towards a specific film. They are usually compiled of interesting and short clips of the film, usually leaving the viewers with a cliffhanger. This increases the curiosity of the viewers and makes them keen to watch the film....   [tags: Papers] 1496 words
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Comparison of Two Film Trailers: Lord of the Rings III and The Gladiator - Comparison of Two Film Trailers: Lord of the Rings III and The Gladiator A film trailer is a sequence or progression of captivating, mind-clutching scenes from a film. Trailers usually encapsulate the film and end with a cliff-hanger; capturing the viewer's attention and attracting them towards the film, encouraging them to watch it. My task is to compare two film trailers, 'Lord of the Rings III' and 'The Gladiator'. 'The Lord of the Rings III' is an imaginary, wizardry, legendary, sort of film....   [tags: Papers] 2397 words
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Who were the Roman Gladiators? - ... The gladiator games really took off when Julius Caesar became emperor. Instead of three pairs he used 300 pairs to entertain voters (types). The gladiators where divided in to groups or classes. There are three classes. The first one, The Elites, they were the top notch superstars of the gladiators. The second, was the Heavily Armored and the Lightly Armored, they were paired up against each other because it made for a good fight. The third class was the unusual group. They had unusual armor or weapons (types)....   [tags: Fighters, Combat]
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Rome's Legacy of Gladiators - ... Next came the hunting of animals and the death of condemned people. There were chariot races and boat battles with crocodiles. At the end of the day all of the no defeated gladiators fought again, in which the winning contestant was giving the choice to end his opponents life. The people within the coliseum also aided in making the choice between life and death, thumbs up mean kill him, and thumbs down meant save them. If one were to survive all of the gladiator battles, the gladiator would be given his freedom and the glory to have survived the Roman Coliseum....   [tags: brutality, battle, death, society, culture] 909 words
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The Lives and Contests of the Gladiators - The Lives and Contests of the Gladiators One form of entertainment in the Roman world was gladiatorial contests. In these, the Roman citizens would go to watch gladiators fight, often to the death. Today, these contests seem brutal and cruel, but at the time it was very popular and widely accepted. The Roman people would quite happily judge over whether a man would live or die. Why were the contests so entertaining that they would cost a man his life over it. There were different types of gladiators and different types of contests to keep the citizens interested....   [tags: Papers] 3264 words
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Roman Gladiators - Gladiator Gladiatorial events were a token of the Roman civilization. A brutal form of sacrifice adapted from the earlier civilization of Etruscans, who believed when a person dies, his spirit relies on a blood sacrifice to survive in the afterlife. The first event to take place in Rome was in 264 BC, when Decimus Brutus held a sacrifice to honor his dead father (Roman Gladiator). Soon after these events became an undeniable part of the Romans lives, used for political power and general entertainment....   [tags: Roman History]
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The Legacy of Rome - ... Men dressed as Roman gods would kill the condemned soldiers to add some sensationalism to the already sensational event. The gladiators fought in huge coliseums or amphitheaters. The largest was The Colosseum in Rome. It sat 45,000 people and was where the emperor would host his personal games which, if you lived in the time of Nero, he usually won. The Legacy of Rome is great. It was a powerful empire, one of the most powerful in history, its language inspired the languages of today, and the architecture of Rome is still emulated in the buildings of the modern world....   [tags: gladiators, factors, slaves, death, ludus] 996 words
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History of Sports - What exactly are sports. The answer to this question is simple. Sports are activities that people utilize to compete with each other and to have fun. Sports have been around since man has been on earth. They keep people active and give them something to do when there is nothing else. There are many types of sports. These involve different materials and rules that one needs to follow in order to complete the objectives. In sports, there are many different aspects to consider. In addition, the contestants have many needs which have to be met in order to perform at the highest level....   [tags: competition, physical activity, Colosseum]
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Maximus' Quest For Freedom - Ridley Scott’s epic film, Gladiator, considered one of the greatest films in recent years, won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Scott’s film, tells the story of the fall and rise of the great Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridius. The Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius, tells Maximus that he wishes that he ( ) the emperor after his death, instead of his son, Commodus. Angry, Commodus, murders his own father, thus becoming the emperor, and sentences Maximus and his family to death. Maximus escapes, but the Emperor’s men murder his family and burn his home....   [tags: Film Review] 977 words
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Sports throughout History - What exactly are sports. To answer this question, sports are activities that people play in to compete and have fun. Sports have been around since man has been on earth. It is something to keep people active and for them to have something to do when there is nothing else. There are many types of sports that involve different materials and rules that you need to complete your objectives in these games. In sports they have many aspects and needs in order to perform and in this essay I will be telling you about many sports through history and ways to play them....   [tags: activities for competition and fun] 1325 words
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Analysis of The Concept of Greatness - “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” The films, Braveheart and Gladiator, strikingly depict this as both protagonists lead their respective armies to victory at the expense of their own lives, leaving behind their legacy of greatness through their leadership, courage and loyalty. The theme of leadership permeates throughout both films re-enforcing the concept of greatness. In the film, Gladiator, this is clearly evident as General Maximus leads the Roman army to a victory against the Barbarian Tribes in Germania....   [tags: leadership, courage, loyalty] 681 words
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Movies as Aids in Class - There are many reasons to show historical Latin movies in class such as Gladiator, 300, Troy, etc. They not only break up the monotony of taking notes and hearing lectures everyday but also easily can open a door to discussions on the accuracy (or lack thereof) in said movies. Watching movies in the classroom can encourage questions that wouldn’t even have been thought about in a standard classroom setting, including those about certain characters, settings, or plot lines. Watching historical movies help the study of Latin because the break up the routine of an average day, easily open doors to in-depth discussions, and can encourage off the wall (but interesting) questions....   [tags: Latin, Advantages, Accuracy]
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Comparing Film Trailers - Comparing Film Trailers Film trailers are made to advertise films to an audience in a cinema, an audience watching television programmes, videos and DVD's. Their purpose is to interest the viewers in seeing the film by showing enticing clips from the film in a very clever technique so that the whole story line is not given away. The two trailers that I am discussing are Jaws and Gladiator. Jaws is a 70's horror film which is base on a shark attack in a happy tranquil setting in America where raw physical violence is the last thing on ones mind....   [tags: Papers] 902 words
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The Roman Colosseum and Its Activities - What actually happened at the Roman Colosseum. It was a beautiful and terrible place full of death, glory, and victory. But the Colosseum was also the center and heart of Roman culture. It was the place where gladiators could win big or lose it all evidently their lives. What is the Roman Colosseum. The Roman Colosseum wa a place of death and entertainment, thousands of gladiators lost their lives fighting. But they also sent slaves, prisoners, animals and even woman into battle, to fight for their lives....   [tags: place of death and entertainment]
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