In all three films, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and Blade Runner, Ridley Scott uses info text in their openings. In the first scene of Gladiator we read onscreen about how vast the Roman empire was at its height and then about how the emperor’s campaign against the Germanic Tribes was drawing to a close. In Black Hawk Down, Scott opens the film with a quote from Plato reading “only the dead have seen the end of war...
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