Despite his injuries, Maximus disarms Commodus, whom the Praetorian Guard refuse to aid.  The music for many of the battle scenes has been noted as similar to Gustav Holst's "Mars: The Bringer of War", and in June 2006, the Holst Foundation sued Hans Zimmer for allegedly copying the late Holst's work. , On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 77% based on 199 reviews, with an average rating of 7.32/10. However, Russell Crowe was interested in resurrecting Maximus, and further researched Roman beliefs about the afterlife to accomplish this. The Bible Continues'? Juba visits the Colosseum at night and buries the figurines of Maximus's wife and son at the spot where he died. Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commodus learns of the plot when Lucilla's son, Lucius, innocently hints at the conspiracy. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics, with praise for the acting (particularly Crowe's and Phoenix's performances), Scott's direction, visuals, screenplay, action sequences, musical score and the production values. Commodus, upon hearing this, attempts to persuade his father he has the necessary virtues to inherit th… Maximus is captured at the rendezvous with Cicero, where the latter is killed. Entertainment Weekly. Lisa Gerrard's vocals are similar to her own work on The Insider score. For example, the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine is quite prominent, though it was not completed until AD 312.  An easter egg contained on disc 2 of the extended edition/special edition DVD releases includes a discussion of possible scenarios for a follow-up. They also used 2,000 live actors to create a computer-generated crowd of 35,000 virtual actors that had to look believable and react to fight scenes. William Nicholson was brought to Shepperton Studios to make Maximus a more sensitive character. You're being directed by Ridley Scott. But at the dawn of the new millennium, I thought this might be the ideal time to revisit what may have been the most important period of the last two thousand years – if not all recorded history – the apex and beginning of the decline of the greatest military and political power the world has ever known.". Maximus Decimus Meridius is the main protagonist of the 2000 epic historical film Gladiator.. You play a Roman General.'  The Germanic tribes are dressed in clothes from the Stone Age period. " The film is dedicated to Reed's memory. Maximus left the arena and was greeted by his loyal servant Cicero. Marcus Nonius Macrinus was a Roman general and statesman fl. The script would have opened with a group of dying Roman gods reincarnating Maximus, who returns to Rome to defend his son Marius and his Christian companions against the Decian persecution. On campaign they usually wore standard legionary equipment with some unique decorative elements.. Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional Hispanic-Roman general and the protagonist of the 2000 film Gladiator. Maximus removed his helmet and revealed his true identity. The film was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray by Paramount Home Media Distribution on May 15, 2018.. The film was released on Blu-ray in September 2009, in a 2-disc edition containing both the theatrical and extended cuts of the film, as part of Paramount's "Sapphire Series" (Paramount acquired the rights to the film when it bought the DreamWorks library in 2006). Roomalainen kenraali Maximus Decimus Meridius, joka on syntynyt Hispanian roomalaisessa provinssissa (nykyajan Espanjassa), johtaa roomalaisen armeijan voittoon germaaneista vuonna 180 jaa., päättäen pitkittyneen markomannisodan ja ansaiten samalla ikääntyneen keisarin Marcus Aureliuksen kunnioituksen. He was played by Russell Crowe in the 2000 film Gladiator. , Conversely, Roger Ebert gave the film 2 out of 4 stars, criticizing the look of the film as "muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct." , The film won five Academy Awards and was nominated for an additional seven, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Director for Ridley Scott. Origine : Etats-Unis (2000). Maximus continued to do so until Proximo offered him to go to Rome to fight in the Colosseum. The film won multiple awards, including five Academy Awards at the 73rd Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor for Crowe, Best Costume Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. The legions' standard bearers (Aquilifer), centurions, mounted forces, and auxiliaries would have worn scale armour, lorica squamata. Maximus was thrown into the arena with several Tigers and Tigris. My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. "Appendix: Marcus, Maximus, and Stoicism in, This page was last edited on 26 December 2020, at 07:26. " The screenplay faced many rewrites and revisions, with several actors providing changes. Maximus spelas av Russel Crowe. 161 AD in the era of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Commodus has arranged for several tigers to be set upon Maximus during the duel; Maximus, however, prevails. I've seen something that talked about the historical accuracy of the movie, and they've made some comments that the character has the characteristics of real men from Roman history... but to do that, you'd need to do major research on nearly every possible Roman statesman, … Lucilla met up with Maximus in secret, trying to get the gladiator to meet with Senator Gracchus in attempt to overthrow Commodus. Commodus threatens Lucilla and Lucius, and has the Praetorian Guard arrest Gracchus and attack the gladiators' barracks. Maximus est un des plus grands cirques de Saint-Pétersbourg.  In 2009, details of Cave's ultimately-rejected script, titled Christ Killer, surfaced on the internet, which Cave described as a "deities vs. deity vs. humankind" story. He was given his figures for prayer, Maximus then asked for Cicero to tell Lucilla he would meet Graccus. He was envied by Marcus' son Commodus, who was a coward. Commodus made plans for Maximus to fight Tigris of Gaul for the next game, striving for Maximus to die. Scott noted that a tale of corruption in Rome was too complex, whereas Gladiator worked due to its simple drive. , The film was shot in three main locations between January and May 1999. Inspired by Daniel P. Mannix's 1958 book Those About to Die (formerly titled The Way of the Gladiator), the film's script, initially written by Franzoni, was acquired by DreamWorks and Ridley Scott signed on to direct the film.  Over six weeks, production members scouted various locations within the extent of the Roman Empire before its collapse, including Italy, France, North Africa, and England. In the course of Fall of the Roman Empire Commodus unsuccessfully seeks to win Livius over to his vision of empire in contrast to that of his father, but continues to employ him notwithstanding; in Gladiator, when Commodus fails to secure Maximus's allegiance, he executes Maximus's wife and son and tries unsuccessfully to execute him. Commodus proclaims himself the new emperor and asks Maximus for his loyalty, but Maximus refuses. https://gladiator2000.fandom.com/wiki/Maximus_Decimus_Meridius?oldid=4746. A Felix (szerencse) légió hadvezére, az északi seregek parancsnoka. I've always been a big fan of Ridley's. " Camille Paglia called the film "boring, badly shot and suffused with sentimental p.c. This includes a suggestion by Parkes that, in order to enable Russell Crowe to return to play Maximus, a sequel could involve a "multi-generational drama about Maximus and the Aurelians and this chapter of Rome", similar in concept to The Godfather Part II.  The reverse side of the complex supplied a rich assortment of Ancient Roman street furniture, colonnades, gates, statuary, and marketplaces for other filming requirements. Maximus fought with Juba, Hagen and several other gladiators as "Barbarians" of Carthage in the first game in the arena. Although the film is set within the 2nd century AD, the Imperial Gallic armor and the helmets worn by the legionaries are from AD 75, a century earlier. The complex was serviced by tented "costume villages" that had changing rooms, storage, armorers, and other facilities. In the film, Maximus was Marcus Aurelius’ general. Sommaire[afficher] Synopsis Réalisation : Ridley Scott. Even the character didn't exist on the pages. Maximus Decimus Meridius (his full name is stated only once in the film) is a fictitious character! He was played by Russell Crowe, who is widely known for portraying Jor-El (DC Extended Universe) and Bud White. And this is how things like, 'Strength and honor,' came up. (1079/1080):74–84, Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard – "Now We Are Free", Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, "Gladiator – Cast, Crew, Director and Awards", "See the Cast of 'Gladiator' Then and Now", "Who Plays Peter On 'A.D. Both actors who played Gracchus (in Spartacus and Gladiator), played Claudius in previous films – Charles Laughton of Spartacus played Claudius in the unfinished 1937 film I, Claudius and Sir Derek Jacobi of Gladiator, played Claudius in the 1976 BBC adaptation. si směl podržet Itálii, Afriku a Illyricum. He stabs Maximus before the match to gain an advantage. The DVD is also notable for having a new commentary track featuring director Scott and star Crowe. Maximus declined and told her to leave, as he wasn't the same man any more. Although he did not exist, he seems as if he could be be a composite of actual historical figures. Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells Maximus that his own son, Commodus, is unfit to rule, and that he wishes Maximus to succeed him, as regent, to help save Rome from corruption and restore the Roman Republic. The bands wrapped around their lower arms were rarely worn. When Commodus organizes 150 days of games, Proximo takes his gladiators to fight in Rome's Colosseum. Maximus's next fight is against a legendary undefeated gladiator named Tigris of Gaul. ", With two weeks to go before filming, the actors complained of problems with the script. Nevertheless, some deviations from historical fact were made to increase interest, maintain narrative continuity, and for practical or safety reasons. Maximus's friends and allies honor him as "a soldier of Rome", at Lucilla's behest, and carry his body out of the arena, leaving the dead Commodus behind. Commodus signals his soldiers to apprehend Maximus but backs down after a negative response from the audience. rubbish. The name Maximus Decimus Meridius, it just flowed well. Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe), fils de Flavinus, un personnage du film Gladiator (Ridley Scott, 2000). A Spaniard of humble origin, Maximus commanded the Roman troops in Britain against the Picts and Scots. Maximus was offered the title of Caesar by Marcus, who knew that Commodus was too weak to rule Rome. It finally ends a long war on the Roman frontier and earning the esteem of the elderly Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris).. Maximus was a high ranking Roman general in command of multiple Roman legions who served under the Roman Emperor Marcus … After crossing the desert, Maximus and Juba were taken to a market; where he was sold to Proximo, an old gladiator. He buried his wife and son before falling unconscious from exhaustion by their grave side. The film is on the first disc, the second one has a three-hour documentary into the making of the film by DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika, and the third disc contains supplements. , The Praetorian Guards seen in the film are all wearing purple uniforms. , British post-production company The Mill was responsible for much of the computer-generated imagery effects that were added after filming. Scott also stated that due to the influence of previous films affecting the public perception of what ancient Rome was like, some historical facts were "too unbelievable" to include. Maximus took on the name "Spaniard" and displayed his strength against several Gladiators in many games and arenas. We're working with an amazing writer as well, Peter Craig.  A remastered version was later released in 2010. He won the crowd as "Maximus the Merciful" which angered Commodus. Maximus Decimus Meridius was a high ranking Roman general in command of multiple Roman legions who served under the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in his Twelve Year Campaign against the barbarians in Germania.  In 2003, Luciano Pavarotti released a recording of himself singing a song from the film and said he regretted turning down an offer to perform on the soundtrack. Maximus buries his wife and son, then collapses from his injuries. The DVD editions that have been released since the original two-disc version, include a film only single-disc edition as well as a three-disc "extended edition" DVD which was released in August 2005.  Another close musical resemblance occurs in the scene of Commodus's triumphal entry into Rome, accompanied by music clearly evocative of two sections – the Prelude to Das Rheingold and Siegfried's Funeral March from Götterdämmerung – from Richard Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung. Some of the music from the film was featured in the NFL playoffs in January 2003 before commercial breaks and before and after half-time. ", Gladiator was nominated in 36 individual ceremonies, including the 73rd Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. Commodus then produces a hidden knife and attempts to stab Maximus, but Maximus gains the upper hand, using the knife to fatally stab Commodus in the throat. Leonidas pulls out his Dory Spear and hurls it at Meridius.  Maximus is also featured on 55c "Australian Legends" postage stamp series. , The film is loosely based on real events that occurred within the Roman Empire in the latter half of the 2nd century AD. A germániai hadjárat végső csatája után Marcus Aurelius felkéri, hogy legyen Róma megbízott uralkodója és állítsa vissza a Szenátus hatalmát. , Ridley Scott was approached by producers Walter F. Parkes and Douglas Wick. He served as Consul (suffectus) in 154, and several terms as proconsul thereafter. Unexpectedly, Maximus leads his side to victory, and Commodus enters the Colosseum to offer his congratulations. Commodus, upon hearing this, attempts to persuade his father he has the necessary virtues to inherit the throne. Maximus : Mon nom est Maximus Decimus Meridius, commandant en chef des armées du Nord, général des légions Phoenix, fidèle serviteur du vrai empereur Marc Aurèle... Père d'un fils assassiné, époux d'une femme assassinée... et j'aurai ma vengeance, dans cette vie ou dans l'autre. , In preparation for filming, Scott spent several months developing storyboards to develop the framework of the plot. Leonidas tells Meridius to back off and choose a different route. Maximus Decimus Meridius was a high ranking Roman general in command of multiple Roman legions who served under the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in his Twelve Year Campaign against the barbarians in Germania. Livius is in love with Lucilla and seeks to marry her while Maximus, who is happily married, was formerly in love with her.  Scott and cinematographer John Mathieson used multiple cameras filming at various frame rates and a 45-degree shutter, creating stop motion effects in the action sequences, similar to techniques used for the battle sequences of Saving Private Ryan (1998). So then I'd be doing my own stuff, as well.  The film also began a revival of the historical epic genre with films such as The Last Samurai, Troy, The Alamo, King Arthur, Alexander, 300, Kingdom of Heaven, and Robin Hood (the last two were also directed by Scott). He is found by slavers who take him to the city of Zucchabar in the Roman province of Mauretania Caesariensis, where he is sold to a gladiator trainer named Proximo. In AD 180, Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius intends to return to his home after he leads the Roman army to victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona on the Limes Germanicus.  Initial reviews of the Blu-ray Disc release criticized poor image quality, leading many to call for it to be remastered, as Sony did with The Fifth Element in 2007. , At least one historical advisor resigned due to these changes. Tier: 9-C physically, higher with weapons . It also received four BAFTA Awards at the 54th British Academy Film Awards for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Editing. , In June 2019, Parkes and MacDonald confirmed that the sequel was still in development with Scott and Craig, saying, "We're working with Ridley Scott, that's one we wouldn't touch unless we felt in a way to do it was legitimate. Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. He later served as a Gladiator in the arena after he escaped Commodus. According to The New York Times, this has been dubbed the "Gladiator Effect". Commodus came down from his seat, demanding to know the "Spaniard's" name. Maximus led the Roman Legions for the Emperor Marcus Aurelius during his wars against Germania. Maximus was a Roman Legatus (General) from Spain who Emperor Marcus Aurelius asked to succeed him instead of his son, Commodus, as Commodus was seen as corrupt. For instance in an early version of the script, gladiators would have been carrying out product endorsements in the arena; while this would have been historically accurate, it was not filmed for fear that audiences would think it anachronistic.  However, the pair did win the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score as co-composers.. 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The character of Maximus is fictional, although in some respects he resembles the following historical figures: Although Commodus engaged in show combat in the Colosseum, he was not killed in the arena; he was strangled in his bath by the wrestler Narcissus. The website's critical consensus reads, "Ridley Scott and an excellent cast successfully convey the intensity of Roman gladiatorial combat as well as the political intrigue brewing beneath. ", Maximus' habit of rubbing soil before each fight references the attachment and affection to his former life as a farmer. This is how things like, 'At my signal, unleash hell,' came up. Maximus refused to kill Tigris, and spared the Gladiator's life. In 2003, Chicago became another Best Picture winner which didn't win an Academy Award in either of these two major categories. It was the first movie to win Best Picture without winning either a directing or screenwriting award since All the King's Men at the 22nd Academy Awards in 1950. , An unexpected post-production job was caused by the death of Oliver Reed of a heart attack during the filming in Malta, before all his scenes had been shot. Livius in Fall of the Roman Empire and Maximus in Gladiator kill Commodus in single combat, Livius to save Lucilla and Maximus to avenge the murder of his wife and son, and both do it for the greater good of Rome. All we did was help him finish it. At one point in the Nazi film, a little girl gives flowers to Hitler, while Commodus is met by several girls who all give him bundles of flowers. , In North America, the film earned $34.8 million in its opening weekend at 2,938 theaters, topping the box office. , The character of Maximus was placed 12th in the Total Film list of 50 best movie heroes and villains and 35th in the Empire's 100 Greatest Movie Characters. , Gladiator grossed $187.7 million in the United States and Canada and $269.9 million in other territories for a total of $457.6 million, against a production budget of $103 million. Maximus was captured by a band of drifting thieves while asleep. They showed him a copy of Jean-Léon Gérôme's 1872 painting entitled Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down).  The Mill created over 90 visual effects shots, comprising approximately nine minutes of the film's running time. General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) leads soldiers of the Roman army to a decisive victory against Germanic barbarians. He was played by Russell Crowe, who is widely known for portraying Jor-El and Bud White.. History. Spartacus provides the film's gladiatorial motif, as well as the character of Senator Gracchus, a fictitious senator (bearing the name of a pair of revolutionary Tribunes from the 2nd century BC) who in both films is an elder statesman of ancient Rome attempting to preserve the ancient rights of the Roman Senate in the face of an ambitious autocrat – Marcus Licinius Crassus in Spartacus and Commodus in Gladiator. The General refuses and wipes dirt on his hands and prepares for battle. The original cut, which Scott still calls his director's cut, is also select-able via seamless branching (which is not included on the UK edition). Scott cited Spartacus and Ben-Hur as influences on the film: "These movies were part of my cinema-going youth. Emperor Marcus Aurelius tells Maximus that his own son, Commodus, is unfit to rule, and that he wishes Maximus to succeed him, as regent, to help save Rome from corruption and restore the Roman Republic. , Geier, Thom; Jensen, Jeff; Jordan, Tina; Lyons, Margaret; Markovitz, Adam; Nashawaty, Chris; Pastorek, Whitney; Rice, Lynette; Rottenberg, Josh; Schwartz, Missy; Slezak, Michael; Snierson, Dan; Stack, Tim; Stroup, Kate; Tucker, Ken; Vary, Adam B.; Vozick-Levinson, Simon; Ward, Kate (December 11, 2009), "The 100 Greatest Movies, TV shows, Albums, Books, Characters, Scenes, Episodes, Songs, Dresses, Music vidos, and Trends that entertained us over the past". Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Fire arrows and canisters fired from catapults were not used at any point in ancient history. Commodus reigned for over twelve years, unlike the shorter period portrayed in the film. Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional Hispanic-Roman general and the protagonist of the 2000 film Gladiator.. Maximus is an accomplished general, and a close friend of the aging emperor Marcus Aurelius.While Aurelius and Maximus are on campaign in Germania, Aurelius tells Maximus that his son, Commodus, is unfit to succeed him as emperor, and that he wishes Maximus to be his heir instead.  Visual effects supervisor John Nelson reflected on the decision to include the additional footage: "What we did was small compared to our other tasks on the film. The film's computer-generated imagery effects were created by British post-production company The Mill, who also created a digital body double for the remaining scenes involving Reed's character Proximo due to Reed dying of a heart attack during production. Maximus succumbs to his wounds.  When Scott learned that the Forestry Commission planned to remove a section of the forest, he persuaded them to allow the battle scene to be shot there and burn it down. Their appearance is the product of a filmic stereotype whereby historical films depict peoples of antiquity wearing such bands.  The rest of the Colosseum was created in computer-generated imagery using set-design blueprints and textures referenced from live action, and rendered in three layers to provide lighting flexibility for compositing in Flame and Inferno software. , In Malta, a replica of about one-third of Rome's Colosseum was built, to a height of 52 feet (15.8 meters), mostly from plaster and plywood (the other two-thirds and remaining height were added digitally). It picks up the story 30 years later... 25 years later. It stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed (in his final role), Djimon Hounsou, Derek Jacobi, John Shrapnel, and Richard Harris. His military skills help him win matches and gain recognition from other gladiators and the crowd. After the battle, he was honored by the Emperor for his duty. Of 119 award nominations, the film won 48 prizes. His wife and son were both murdered by Commodus. The Mill created a digital body double for the remaining scenes involving his character Proximo by photographing a live-action body double in the shadows and by mapping a three-dimensional computer-generated imagery mask of Reed's face to the remaining scenes during production at an estimated cost of $3.2 million for two minutes of additional footage. In AD 180, Hispano-Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius intends to return to his home after he leads the Roman army to victory against the Germanic tribes near Vindobona on the Limes Germanicus. 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Subsequently, the scenes of slavery, desert travel, and gladiatorial training school were shot in Ouarzazate, Morocco, just south of the Atlas Mountains over a further three weeks. However, Scott felt Franzoni's dialogue was too "on the nose" (lacking subtlety) and hired John Logan to rewrite the script to his liking. This was superseded by new designs in AD 100.  Crowe allegedly questioned every aspect of the evolving script and strode off the set when he did not get answers. Disguised by a masked helmet, Maximus debuts in gladiatorial combat in the Colosseum as a Carthaginian in a re-enactment of the Battle of Zama.  To construct the arena where Maximus has his first fights, the crew used basic materials and local building techniques to manufacture the 30,000-seat mud brick arena.