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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]

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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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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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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, ]

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A Slave, Gladiator, Leader, Friend And A Husband

- A Slave, gladiator, leader, friend and a husband; Spartacus was all of these as portrayed in Howard Fast’s Spartacus. Spartacus is a man who was born into slavery, and through slavery he persevered through countless grueling hardships. Born a slave he only had but one thing to call his own, his life. Through his trials he realizes how much he truly cherishes his single possession. Spartacus eventually is sold to a Lanista by the name of Lintulus Batiatus, whom introduces him to something much more powerful than the will to live; love....   [tags: Roman Empire, Roman Republic, Slavery, Gladiator]

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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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The And Unknown History Of Roman Gladiators

- Known and Unknown History of Roman Gladiators Gladiators are always known for the bloody fights to the death that HBO portrays, but that is not what happened in the time of the gladiators. Gladiators were not always slaves forced into battle. Gladiator fights were originally a part of a funeral service. Not all gladiators fought to the death when it came to the arena. There were many signs that could have meant death. Different classes of fighters lured in different types of crowds. For additional entertainment, animals got put into the arena as an opening event to get the crowd pumped....   [tags: Gladiator, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Events Held At The Roman Coliseum

- The many events held at the Roman Coliseum reflect Roman society and culture. This amphitheatre hosted a multitude of public spectacles and events including gladiator fights, animal hunts, mock naval battles, and public executions. Sometimes thousands of animals were killed in a single day’s event and often “brutality was deliberate in order to achieve crudeliter -- the correct amount of cruelty” ( Mark Cartwright ). The games also demonstrated the generosity of the Emperor to the people and provided an opportunity for ordinary people to see their rule in person....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Gladiator]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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Gladiators: Let the Games Begin

- Gladiators: Let the Games Begin Picture a life as a criminal, captive of war, disobedient slaves in possession of a strong body and resourceful mind fighting for the enjoyment of the people around you. A life where you had to kill those who trained with you daily to stay alive while death was a given at some point in the arena. Gladiators played a tremendous role in the Roman Empire. This fighting was a way for the wealthy emperors to gloat the power they had as well as a way to bring together a city....   [tags: roman gladiators, game, marcus]

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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]

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Gladiatorial Combat During The Roman Empire

- Gladiatorial combat originated in 700 B.C. during the Etruscan Empire. “The origins of the sport may lie in Etruscan slave fights, which were fought to the death to please the gods and to enhance the reputations of the slaves ' owners. The Romans incorporated the tradition into their funeral ceremonies, beginning in 264 B.C. with that of Junius Brutus Pera 's” (Lidz n.pag). As the games became more popular, “the fascination of the games lay in the transformation of the despicable and the lowly into objects of admiration (since the socially outcast gladiators were held in high popular regard)” (Fagan 17)....   [tags: Gladiator, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Commodus]

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Maximus' Call to Adventure in Gladiator

- Maximus' call to adventure begins with a scene of himself walking through what is the roman army's camp in Germania on his way to meet with the emperor. The first impression we are given is visually the long line of tents spanning for acres with many rows. This immediately helps us assess the size and organization of the army from which we already have knowledge from the first battle just previous. The weather here plays a key point- it is cloudy, dark and there is a light snow falling giving very much the sensation of it being cold....   [tags: film, movie]

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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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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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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]

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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]

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An Reader That Gladiators Under Contemporary Roman Values And Stoicism

- Reid’s thesis is in convincing the reader that gladiators under contemporary Roman values and Stoicism are able to transcend their social standings and display virtuous behaviour matching “Olympian style athletes” (Reid 2006: p. 38). She argues that in the Stoic Roman sense, gladiators were athletes, but their contest fails to be a sport while using the Greek model for reference (Reid 2006: p. 37). She breaks it down into three categories: Athletes or Entertainers, Slaves or Volunteers and Heroes or Murders and using the doctrine of Stoicism and Roman values she shows that gladiators while not being voluntary participants are capable of getting better social standing and gain virtue if the...   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Greeks, Gladiator]

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The Movie ' Gladiator '

- The movie, “Gladiator” is based on the life of a war hero in the Roman era. Maximus was the main character in the movie who led the northern army against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona. Maximus had to make major decisions throughout the storyline to survive and become as great as he was. He went from a war hero, to an enslaved gladiator who had to constantly fight for freedom to regain his respect. He wanted to become free again, so he put his heart into his actions. These concepts that we have learned through our organizational behavior course has shown throughout the characters....   [tags: Motivation, Leadership, Marcus Aurelius]

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The Movie ' Gladiator '

- The film, Gladiator, takes place in Rome during AD 180 and the current emperor, Marcus Aurelius and his best general, Maximus, have won the war against the barbaric Germanic tribes. Marcus is an old man and his wish is to have Rome turned into a republic again and to see Maximus inherit his powers until the Senate is strong enough to rule all of Rome. Unfortunately when Marcus’s son, Commodus, hears of who will take his place and his father’s wishes, he murders his father in cold blood and takes the throne for himself....   [tags: Antisocial personality disorder, Psychopathy]

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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]

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Analysis Of The Article ' Girl Fights '

- gathering, or to avoid them from it. In the readings, different examples are pointed of identity as we see a mother fighting to keep her daughter identity alive, in another you see how learning a new language how affected poorly on a family as a whole and last but not least Firstly, In the article “Girl fights to use unapproved name “language is visible as a name is a huge part of language and for each religion it differently spelled, pronounced and the way its given to a child. Name is a main part of language and it is main part of a person’s identity....   [tags: English language, Language, Family, Accept]

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The Is A Drug That Fights Toxoplasmosis

- CEO Martin Shkreli has recently come under fire after increasing the price of Daraprim, a drug that many people rely on, 5,000%, from $13.50 per pill to $750. Despite the incredible backlash from critics around the country, Shkreli believes that he was justified in doing so saying that it was to raise money to be able to create other pharmaceutical drugs. The question now becomes, can this 5,000% price increase be ethically justified. Through the use of Utilitarianism, I will argue that this price increase is not ethically justified....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue ethics, Virtue]

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Comparing Barbies And Mud Fights

- Barbies and Mud Fights Equality in gender roles have come a long way. From women not having a say in anything they did, to being able to do just about anything men can do. However, stereotypes and sexism still hang around today for both genders. Many people still believe that women “belong in the kitchen” and it’s not even just men who believe this. Some women were raised where all they were allowed to do is cook, clean, and care for the kids and as they grow and have kids of their own some habits stick around and they continue to pass these things on....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Man, Gender studies]

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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]

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Religion Fights Back

- Religion Fights Back Introduction Before the Holocaust, Jewish people had ordinary lives. Children went to school, parents went to work or owned their own business. They carried on spiritual traditions and strived for their own goals. During the Holocaust though, Jews lost the meaning of life (Michalczyk 177). They were considered useless and a burden to the Germans. This was continuously beat into their minds not only mentally but also physically (Michalczyk 177). Some were able to beat these thoughts though....   [tags: jews, holocaust, spiritual traditions]

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Federal Food Fights : The Problem Of Obesity

- Federal Food Fights Deadly epidemics have taken many forms throughout history, but a new condition has begun to taken hold of children’s lives recently. In America, obesity is becoming an increasingly widespread problem, affecting people of all ages, races, and backgrounds. Due to the prevalence of the problem, many people have begun to form opinions on government intervention to prevent and help obliterate obesity within the country. Children who are obese have a particularly high risk of developing medical conditions because of their weight, making childhood obesity a priority to many advocates for government intervention....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Government, Childhood]

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Movie Analysis : ' Gladiator '

- Movie Paper: Gladiator Joseph Gallo 3/28/15 REL: 110 Rev. Philip Hillenbrand Gladiators were combatants equipped for arena battles. These battles were against other soldiers, conquered enemies, slaves, and criminals. Even wild beasts were added to be part of the bloody spectacle. Gladiators were a source of entertainment for Roman crowds, politicians and nobility at the Coliseum. It was the Roman equivalent to a Packer game at Lambeau field. A few gladiators were volunteers, but most were detested as slaves....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Marcus Aurelius]

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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]

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Movie Analysis : ' Gladiator '

- Gladiator (2000) is an action drama about a Roman general that is betrayed by his country and is forced to fight in the Colosseum. This particular scene, which runs for approximately 5 minutes, is the aftermath of the fight scene between Maximus, the betrayed general, and Commodus, the jealous emperor who betrayed him. This scene is not only significant because it is the concluding scene of the film, but also because it represents the end of Maximus’s enslavement and his coming to peace with dying....   [tags: Film techniques, Film editing, Close-up, Long shot]

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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

- The Gladiator is a story of a soldier from Rome who became a slave. He is trained as a gladiator and escalated to challenge the empire. The Roman soldier is Spartacus. The Gladiator movie is set about 250 years after his death. The gladiator of the title is Russell Crowe who channels manliness for two and a half hours as Maximus. The film Gladiator (2000) is directed by Ridley Scott who was trying to portray the culture of Romans more accurately. However, there were some divergences from historical facts to enhance interest, to preserve narrative continuity, and for safety or practical reasons....   [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]

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Gladiator Roleplay

- You’re a gladiator in Rome in 72BCE. You fight with little to no protection with someone in the same place as you to the death for roman entertainment. “Gladiator games started off as a form of celebration at important funerals. It was believed that the killing of a gladiator would keep away the evil spirits and please the gods.” In the games animals were also brought in to fight. “Dozens of humans and animals faced off against one another in the arena. They were part of an animal hunt called the venation.” You are rarely speared when fighting a murmillo....   [tags: This is not an informative essay, it's a game.]

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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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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]

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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]

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Gladiatorial Combat In Rome

-      Gladiatorial contests (munera gladitoria), hold a central place in our perception of Roman behavior. They were also a big influence on how Romans themselves ordered their lives. Attending the games was one of the practices that went with being a Roman. The Etruscans who introduced this type of contest in the sixth century BC, are credited with its development but its the Romans who made it famous. A surviving feature of the Roman games was when a gladiator fell he was hauled out of the arena by a slave dressed as the Etruscan death-demon Charun....   [tags: Gladiators, Chariots, Roman Games]

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The Is Not Just Someone That Fights Against Terrorists Or Criminals?

- A sheepdog is not just someone that fights against terrorists or criminals—they are somebody who fights for what they believe in. As a youth pastor, Shane believed that there is hope for everyone; no matter how much of a hold the Devil has on them. This stout Italian has cooked many meals for teenagers he doesn’t even know, and watched them grow into God-loving, driven adults. Some of these were drug addicts, gothics, and other ill-fitting characters. When his marriage was on the verge of destruction, Shane seemed to harness the same skills that allowed him to change teenagers’ lives, but used it on his wife, Wendy....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Devil, Bipolar disorder]

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Beowulf’s Three Great Fights in Beowulf

- Beowulf, which is considered the oldest English masterpiece, celebrates the three great fights of Beowulf. Whether Beowulf is a Christian poem written based on pagan story or a pagan poem rewritten under Christian influence remains unknown, considering that the poem combines pagan and Christian elements rather seamlessly. While Beowulf is described as a hero with admirable Christian virtues, he is still essentially a pagan hero. The poem does not reject the pagan heroism. However, Beowulf’s oldest manuscript was written by a Christian for freshly-converted Christians, thus the poem as we know it shows the superiority of Christianity over pagan religions....   [tags: pagan, christian, hero]

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Societal Impact : Gang Fights And Drive By Shootings

- Societal Impact While gang fights and drive-by-shootings depicted in Hollywood films do transpire, it is important to realize such violent confrontations are relatively rare in comparison to other non-leisure activities and other gang behavior; partying, gambling, companionship. Drug activity is increasingly common within modern gangs. Verifiably, gangs are the primary distributor of illicit substances throughout the United States, and although this stat is distressing, the extent to which gangs are involved in drug activity is highly variable from gang to gang....   [tags: Police, Crime, Gang, Criminology]

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Solidarity As Rebellion : How Katniss Fights Back

- Solidarity as Rebellion: How Katniss Fights Back The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the unbelievable story of Katniss, a young girl from a post-apocalyptic world where people are forced to fight to the death for the entertainment of the most lavish city, the Capitol, in an event called the Hunger Games. But as The Hunger Games becomes more and more sensationalized, even being made into a major motion picture, it seems the world relates to Katniss and her harsh life more than expected. Katniss’ story represents so much more about particularly the U.S: a failing economic and social structure, rebellion, revolution, and change against an unfair and oppressive system....   [tags: Wealth, Poverty, Economy of the United States]

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The Roman Culture Through The Movie Gladiator

- In the year 2000, a director by the name of Ridley Scott tried to portray roman culture though the movie Gladiator. Some historians argue whether this film was 90% accurate compared to a mere 20% accurate. Whether it was the best historical movie or the worst. Many artists, directors and writers scour the globe for historical evidence to back up their movie, but in the end all they really need is good paying customers that want to see the movie. In one of the first scenes, there was a great battle with Germanic Tribes on the night of Marcus Aurelius’ death....   [tags: film, historians, battles]

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Emerging Markets: High Fashion Fights Recession

- ... Appendix 1 depicts Malow’s pyramid. This pyramid acts like a pendulum. This pendulum shifts as changes occur within a person’s lives. These changes can affect a person’s psychological needs. On an individual level this may not impact an industry however on a large scale these psychological needs can have a profound effect on a business. In 2008 the world recession had a profound effect on the luxurious goods industry. To illustrate this let’s presume luxury goods fulfill a person’s need of esteem (see Appendix 1)....   [tags: dress, appearance, luxury and fashion]

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Aeneas Fights With Turnus

- Aeneas Fights With Turnus In the Aeneid, Virgil describes many human qualities, problems and characteristics. Some examples which I wish to illustrate can be found in the end of epic, in the scene of the final duel between Aeneas and Turnus. Virgil also introduces a novel idea in his work. Both sides, the Trojans and the Latins, are portrayed as noble people. Even though Aeneas is fated to win, and he is the hero of the work, the opposing force, Turnus, is not portrayed as evil, but rather like a noble person in a very hard situation....   [tags: Aeneid Virgil Essays]

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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]

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The Black Panther Party Fights for Equality

- The Black Panther Party Fights for Equality The Black Panther Party was born to elevate the political, social, and economic status of Blacks. The means the Party advocated in their attempt to advance equality were highly unconventional and radical for the time, such as social programs for under privileged communities and armed resistance as a means of self preservation. The Party made numerous contributions to Black’s situation as well as their esteem, but fell victim to the ‘system’ which finds it nearly impossible to allow Blacks entry into the dominant culture....   [tags: Race African American History Essays]

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Book Reviewwho fights who cares

- Book Reviewwho fights who cares The book was based on a wide range of contributions, written and verbal, and has been edited together by Alex de Waal. He does not represent any of the views of any individual or government. The book “Who Fights Who Cares” is a very interesting book. The focus of the book is mainly towards the continent of Africa. Just about every thing that has to do with blacks in Africa will in some way effect African Americans. The book is broken up in to little sections in each chapter....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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 ]

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McDonald's Canda Goes beyond the I'm Lovin' It Slogan and Fights Media Castigation

- ... The new re-active marketing campaign started with the idea of using QR codes to drive consumers to FAQs about its food quality. Next, the idea moved to a full digital campaign called Our Food, Your Questions. The program invited any Canadian to ask questions about their food on an interactive site. It brought one-to-one talks to huge scales and sent positive messages to neutral and critic audiences. On the long run this was a step for achieving the intangible asset: trust. The positioning focused on a transparent, high quality and open brand....   [tags: deteriorated brand reputation]

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God 's Existence He Fights Off The Believers Of Faith

- You would think that in a world full of incredible individuals created from the same source, the planet, would see eye to eye and build a great civilization. Belief is what separates humans from each other; mainly this belief of what they think occurred in the creation of our planet. Many people assume that the earth is not billions of years old but in fact created by God giving us the recent inception of humans, which is detailed within a few of the worlds sacred books, be it the Old Testament or New Testament....   [tags: Religion, Faith, Higgs boson, God]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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What Makes an Epic Hero in Homer´s The Odyssey

- A Greek epic hero is the main character of an epic poem that is typically strong and uses his or her strength to battle monsters throughout a long lasting journey. “The Odyssey” written by Homer is an epic poem about a captain who leads a group of soldiers back to their homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus is considered an epic hero because he travels to various lands, fights monsters, and the Gods interfere with the human world to make his journey more difficult. One of the traits that make Odysseus an epic hero is that he travels to many far-off lands....   [tags: travels, fights, journey, human]

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Playing with Violence: The Use of Violent Video Games

- Ever wonder why children and teens seem to be more aggressive and violent. Violence has gone up because of violent video games. The games children play these days are rated higher than what their age group are suppose to play. “In this study, children who played video games often with older siblings were twice as likely as other children to play mature-rated games (Considered suitable for ages 17 and older)” (Violent). Children are acting violent due to the games they play. Children that Play violent video games are most likely to cause violence to others....   [tags: aggression, children, fights]

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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]

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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]

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Picking Fights over Strangers over Small Indignities: "King Curtis’s Echo” by Max Thayer,

- In the short story, “King Curtis’s Echo”, by Max Thayer, the author mostly focuses on his revelation that in the spirit of self-preservation, picking fights with strangers over small indignities, is a bad idea and can have fatal consequences. He does not bring to light the other obvious point in his tale: possessing people skills to begin could have prevented the situation altogether. A little tact, patience, and forethought would have gone a long way in sparing the author the plethora of indignities that he ultimately brought upon himself....   [tags: King Curtis’s Echo, Max Thayer,]

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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]

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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]

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U.S. Fights the War on Drugs

- The United States has been fighting the war on drugs since 1971 when Richard Nixon declared the name “War on Drugs”. What does “War on Drugs” mean. What is the cost to taxpayers. What is the Obama administration doing about the “War on Drugs”. What countries are the drugs coming from and going to. What are the solutions that we as a nation should be thinking and implementing. Is Decriminalization of drugs the answer to the problem. The drug problem in the United States is almost impossible to control, but maybe with combined efforts of the different leaders of nations involved can help end the devastating corruption of the drugs wars....   [tags: taxpayers, traffickers, cocaine]

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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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