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    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. The Scene begins with a high angle extreme long shot of about one quarter of the inside of the colosseum. Roman guards surround Maximus as he stands over the body of the defeated Commodus

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    peace. There is a time for love, and a time for sorrow. Ecclesiastes 3:8 states, “7A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak. 8A time to love and a time to hate; A time for war and a time for peace.” Maximus understands that the time for war has come and gone, now he must no longer be an officer of the military. He must be an officer for his

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    compare with classic epics and their structure. My first section will be on the start battle in which Maximus leads his troops to victory. My first point links it to the epic status as it starts right in the middle of things. The film starts fast. Ridley Scott doesn't waste a second. You are with Maximus getting the troops ready for battle. This means that there is no introduction to Maximus and who he is, but the way it starts almost makes you think you know him. He is the respected leader

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    with a scene of the main character and protagonist, Maximus, running his hand along the tops of a corn field in a peaceful setting of which we assume is his home. The audience’s perception of this man is instantly the stereo typical family man, one who is kind, caring, and gentle. Almost immediately the scene moves to a battlefield where Maximus is seen as an eminent leader and a dignified general. The scene is dark, overcast, and snowy, and Maximus the family man is instantly transformed into a rugged

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    crowd as I jogged towards the crowded building. I got through the main doors aiming for the main arena to get my seat when scores of people rushed past me knocking to the cold, concrete floor. I hadn't a clue on what was going on, that was until Maximus; the star of the show helped me up. I almost fainted, not many people even had th...

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    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. The high angle, medium shot of General Maximus before the final battle against the Barbarians, supports his role of leadership within the Roman army. This clearly displays the enormity of the army which he leads to victory. Also, the low angle, medium close-up shot of Maximus after his victory on the battlefield, undeniably emphasises this by placing

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    opening sequence to Gladiator has numerous purposes. It has to inform the audience of many things, in such a short period of time. The place and time (Germania, 180AD) needs to be established so that the scene can be set quickly. The main character (Maximus,) has to be identified, so that the audience knows which side they are on before the battle starts. It is important that the audience can relate to a certain character from the beginning, so that they can really begin to experience events with

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    He is portrayed as being inferior to the Romans. This is done, by him rolling in the mud and by the audience not being able to understand what he is saying. People watching are expected to prefer Maximus instead of the Barbarian. The Barbarian Horde is different to the Roman troop in many ways. The Germans are portrayed as being savages and a rabble, whereas the Romans are more civilized and organized. The audience can understand this, because the

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    will send him into the arms of another woman. Stockton leaves whether or not she saves her beau to the reader's imagination. The movie Gladiator also revolves around public spectacle and matters of justice and injustice. The main character, Maximus, a respected general

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    Review of the Gladiator

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    shiny armour, which shows that they are civilized. Whereas the Barbarians Army come running out of the forest without any stragedy making noise reflects animal behaviour which shows that they aren't civilized. Before the fight begins between Maximus and Commodus, Commodus shows affection by hugging him this shows that Commodus wants to become the good man in the publics (us) eye... ... middle of paper ... ...t", yet nicely balanced against scenes of powerful dialogue and plot development

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