Film Analysis: T He Gladiator

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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.
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The imprecision’s are legion from the opening scene. The movie starts at the last part of Marcus Aurelius’s rule. He is renowned as one of the Five Good Emperors. He depicts what would happen when his son, Commodus, took his place. Marcus Aurelius is depicted as a great emperor who cared about his Republic. He looked forward to being the best monarch he could putting his all and seeking to give the people of Rome their freedom. (Potter & David, 2010) The movie states that there was a last battle which was great on the eve of Aurelius’ death with the tribes from German. Nevertheless, in reality there was a daylong battle in the campaigning season of 170 A.D., but the death of Marcus was on March 17,180 A.D, as he was almost launching another military campaign. The scriptwriters needed to shorten the chronology in order to save time in a lengthy movie, but they definitely they played loose and fast with some aspects of that battle. The movie has drastically squashed the chronology of the sovereign Commodus’ reign. He became the only emperor upon the death of his father in 180 AD and he was murdered thirteen years later on December 192 AD. Ward & Allen 2001, Even though the Gladiator has not precisely shown time...

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