The extended edition DVD features approximately fifteen minutes of additional scenes, most of which appear in the previous release as deleted scenes. Maximus succumbs to his wounds. He came to international attention for his role as Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the 2000 historical epic film Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, After initial success in Australia, Crowe began acting in American films.  Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Are you not entertained?". He stabs Maximus before the match to gain an advantage. , Conversely, Roger Ebert gave the film 2 out of 4 stars, criticizing the look of the film as "muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct."  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. I actually didn't know what the scenes were gonna be. Commodus proclaims himself the new emperor and asks Maximus for his loyalty, but Maximus refuses. 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. The film was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray by Paramount Home Media Distribution on May 15, 2018.. , 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. Commodus has arranged for several tigers to be set upon Maximus during the duel; Maximus, however, prevails. On February 27, 2001, nearly a year after the first soundtrack's release, Decca produced Gladiator: More Music From the Motion Picture. 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. Maximus Decimus Meridius on kuvitteellinen hahmo, joka perustuu osittain Marcus … In 2006, Scott stated he and Crowe approached Nick Cave to rewrite the film, but their ideas conflicted with DreamWorks's idea of a spin-off involving Lucius, whom Scott revealed would turn out to be Maximus's son with Lucilla.  The Mill created over 90 visual effects shots, comprising approximately nine minutes of the film's running time.  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. Juba promises to see Maximus again, "but not yet". Not a classical scholar, Franzoni was inspired by Daniel P. Mannix's 1958 novel Those About to Die, and he chose to base his story on Commodus after reading the Augustan History. Juba visits the Colosseum at night and buries the figurines of Maximus's wife and son at the spot where he died. 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. Marcus Nonius Macrinus was a Roman general and statesman fl. 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. 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, … 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 … Both films portray the death of Marcus Aurelius as an assassination.  The reverse side of the complex supplied a rich assortment of Ancient Roman street furniture, colonnades, gates, statuary, and marketplaces for other filming requirements. ", With two weeks to go before filming, the actors complained of problems with the script. Commodus came down from his seat, demanding to know the "Spaniard's" name. You know the big line in the trailer, 'In this life or the next, I will have my vengeance'? Since its release, Gladiator has also been credited with reinventing the swords and sandals genre and rekindling interest in entertainment centered around ancient Greek and ancient Roman culture such as the television series Rome. 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). Maximus took on the name "Spaniard" and displayed his strength against several Gladiators in many games and arenas. 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.  The first thing to appear in Triumph of the Will is a Nazi eagle, which is alluded to when a statue of an eagle sits atop one of the arches (and then is shortly followed by several more decorative eagles throughout the rest of the scene) leading up to the procession of Commodus. According to a DreamWorks executive, Crowe "tried to rewrite the entire script on the spot. “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius.  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). Zgodba. Zimmer was originally planning to use Israeli vocalist Ofra Haza for the score, after his work with her in The Prince of Egypt. Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional Hispanic-Roman general and the protagonist of the 2000 film Gladiator. Tên gọi Maximus Decimus Meridius đã không chính xác về quy ước đặt tên người của La Mã, đúng ra phải là Decimus Meridius Maximus, Maximus như biệt danh và Decimus là tên. Here was a situation where we got to Morocco with a crew of 200 and a cast of a 100 or whatever, and I didn't have anything to learn. He escaped by killing the executioner and three other men, only to find that Commodus had ordered his wife and son to be brutally murdered.  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. 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. The DVD is also notable for having a new commentary track featuring director Scott and star Crowe. In the film, Maximus was Marcus Aurelius’ general. 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.  A remastered version was later released in 2010. Gladiator premiered in Los Angeles on May 1, 2000, and was released theatrically in the United States on May 5 and in the United Kingdom on May 11.  It remained number one in its second weekend grossing $24.6 million, and dropped to third place in its third weekend with $19.7 million behind newcomers Dinosaur, Mission: Impossible 2 and Shanghai Noon. He served as Consul (suffectus) in 154, and several terms as proconsul thereafter. It's called the 'Gladiator' effect by writers and publishers. After the battle, he was honored by the Emperor for his duty. Crowe portrays Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Ông cũng được gọi là Aelius Maximus.  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. (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. Leonidas tells Meridius to back off and choose a different route. Gladiator est un film américain réalisé par Ridley Scott, sorti en 2000. However, Scott felt Franzoni's dialogue was too "on the nose" (lacking subtlety) and hired John Logan to rewrite the script to his liking. Maximus declined and told her to leave, as he wasn't the same man any more. Maximus was captured by a band of drifting thieves while asleep. 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. Genre : Péplum. „ ~ Maximus Maximus led the Roman Legions for the Emperor Marcus Aurelius during his wars against Germania. " The film is dedicated to Reed's memory. Commodus signals his soldiers to apprehend Maximus but backs down after a negative response from the audience. Another asked not to be mentioned in the credits (though it was stated in the director's commentary that he constantly asked, "where is the proof that certain things were exactly like they say?"). The Nazi film opens with an aerial view of Hitler arriving in a plane, while Scott shows an aerial view of Rome, quickly followed by a shot of the large crowd of people watching Commodus pass them in a procession with his chariot. Unexpectedly, Maximus leads his side to victory, and Commodus enters the Colosseum to offer his congratulations. The opening battle scenes in the forests of Germania were shot in three weeks in the Bourne Woods, near Farnham, Surrey, in England. 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. 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. 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. , Ridley Scott was approached by producers Walter F. Parkes and Douglas Wick. Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the 2000 epic historical film Gladiator..  Scott was enticed by filming the world of Ancient Rome. The General refuses and wipes dirt on his hands and prepares for battle. Maximus was offered the title of Caesar by Marcus, who knew that Commodus was too weak to rule Rome. Commodus stood in shock, after believing Maximus was dead, and let the Gladiators live after the crowd began to cheer Maximus' name. Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (27 April 81 BC – September 43 BC), often referred to simply as Decimus, was a Roman general and politician of the late republican period and one of the leading instigators of Julius Caesar's assassination.He had previously been an important supporter of Caesar in the Gallic Wars and in the civil war against Pompey. ", Maximus' habit of rubbing soil before each fight references the attachment and affection to his former life as a farmer. The legions' standard bearers (Aquilifer), centurions, mounted forces, and auxiliaries would have worn scale armour, lorica squamata. Maximus refused to kill Tigris, and spared the Gladiator's life.  The replica took several months to build and cost an estimated $1 million. 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. Both films also share a specific set piece, wherein a gladiator (Maximus here, Woody Strode's Draba in Spartacus) throws his weapon into a spectator box at the end of a match, as well as at least one line of dialogue: "Rome is the mob", said here by Gracchus and by Julius Caesar (John Gavin) in Spartacus. Lucilla met up with Maximus in secret, trying to get the gladiator to meet with Senator Gracchus in attempt to overthrow Commodus. , Costumes in the film are rarely historically correct. No historical evidence supports this. Tier: 9-C physically, higher with weapons . , The Battle of Germania was cited by CNN as one of their "favorite on-screen battle scenes", while Entertainment Weekly named Maximus as their sixth favorite action hero, because of "Crowe's steely, soulful performance", and named it as their third favorite revenge film. Sommaire[afficher] Synopsis Réalisation : Ridley Scott. 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 character of Maximus had a similar career (and personality traits as documented by, Lucilla was implicated in a plot to assassinate her brother in 182 AD, along with her stepson by Pompeianus and several others. He was betrayed by Quintus, and was sent to be executed in the woods.  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. This was superseded by new designs in AD 100. When Commodus realizes his father won't change his mind, he murders him. , The Roman cavalry are shown using stirrups. Maximus Decimus Meridius is the main protagonist of the 2000 epic historical film Gladiator.. 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. " On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score of 67 out of 100, based on 46 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".  Michael Wilmington of The Chicago Tribune gave praise to Scott's direction, comparing the visual style of the film to that of Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner. 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 fact, most statues were thought to have painted eyes and pupils at the time when they were created; it was only through the passage of time that the paint would have worn off, leaving the statues with their blank stares. 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 film's mainstream success is responsible for an increased interest in Roman and classical history in the United States. The film would have concluded with Maximus defeating Roman legionaries led by an adult Lucius and becoming an immortal force of war, with a 20-minute sequence of Maximus fighting in the Crusades, World War II, and the Vietnam War before ending up working at the modern-day Pentagon. , 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". In Fall of the Roman Empire a group of conspirators independent of Commodus, hoping to profit from Commodus's accession, arrange for Marcus Aurelius to be poisoned; in Gladiator Commodus himself murders his father by smothering him. , The film is loosely based on real events that occurred within the Roman Empire in the latter half of the 2nd century AD. Maximus est un des plus grands cirques de Saint-Pétersbourg. He later avenged his family in the Colosseum of Rome by killing Commodus during the 150 days of games. And that set about a long process, that's probably the first time that I've been in a situation where the script wasn't a complete done deal. Rather, it ushered in a chaotic and bloody power struggle that culminated in the, Stephens, William (2012). Discs one and two of the three-disc extended edition were also repackaged and sold as a two-disc "special edition" in the EU in 2005. 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. " Of the writing and filming process, Crowe added, "Possibly, a lot of the stuff that I have to deal with now in terms of my 'volatility' has to do with that experience. Livius is in love with Lucilla and seeks to marry her while Maximus, who is happily married, was formerly in love with her. Maximus will escape Rome, join his soldiers, topple Commodus by force, and hand power back to the Roman Senate. Summary. He was given his figures for prayer, Maximus then asked for Cicero to tell Lucilla he would meet Graccus. We're working with an amazing writer as well, Peter Craig. For example, the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine is quite prominent, though it was not completed until AD 312. Despite his injuries, Maximus disarms Commodus, whom the Praetorian Guard refuse to aid. 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. In the bird's eye view of Rome when the city is introduced for the first time there are several buildings that did not exist at the time of Gladiator. In 2003, Chicago became another Best Picture winner which didn't win an Academy Award in either of these two major categories.  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. Logan rewrote much of the first act and made the decision to kill off Maximus's family to increase the character's motivation. Special features for the Blu-ray Disc and DVDs include deleted scenes, trailers, documentaries, commentaries, storyboards, image galleries, Easter eggs, and cast auditions.  In March 2017, Scott again stated that he has an idea of how a sequel could be done, and that he is currently trying to convince Russell Crowe to reprise his role as Maximus. , The Cicero biography Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician and Gregory Hays's translation of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations received large spikes in sales after the release of the film. Scott cited Spartacus and Ben-Hur as influences on the film: "These movies were part of my cinema-going youth. This is how things like, 'At my signal, unleash hell,' came up. , 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). He was played by Russell Crowe in the 2000 film Gladiator. 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. Maximus was thrown into the arena with several Tigers and Tigris. Commodus learns of the plot when Lucilla's son, Lucius, innocently hints at the conspiracy. Maximus's next fight is against a legendary undefeated gladiator named Tigris of Gaul.  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. Gladiator reflects back on the film by duplicating similar events that occurred in Adolf Hitler's procession. , 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. Reduced to slavery, Maximus becomes a gladiator and rises through the ranks of the arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor. Amíg ezen gondolkodik, a császár fia, Commodus megöli apját, így ő lesz a császár. According to the inscriptions on his tomb, he was originally from Brescia.  Crowe wrote the speech himself, drawing on his feelings of homesickness for his own farm. Before he dies, he asks for political reforms, for his gladiator allies to be freed, and for Senator Gracchus to be reinstated. Toponymes. You play a Roman General.'  The following year, Wick, Walter Parkes, David Franzoni, and John Logan switched direction to a sequel set fifteen years later; the Praetorian Guards rule Rome and an older Lucius is trying to learn who his real father was. 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The film was co-produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures. Gladiator was based on an original pitch by David Franzoni, who wrote the first draft. , 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. Although reluctant at first, Maximus fights in local tournaments and befriends two other gladiators: Juba, a Numidian; and Hagen, a German. Stirrups were only employed in filming for safety reasons because of the additional training and skill required to ride with a Roman saddle. Maximus spelas av Russel Crowe. He eventually killed Commodus, but died shortly after. 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.
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