He led a Twelve Year Campaign in Germania, and his legions there were commanded by the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius. 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. However, Scott felt Franzoni's dialogue was too "on the nose" (lacking subtlety) and hired John Logan to rewrite the script to his liking. When Commodus organizes 150 days of games, Proximo takes his gladiators to fight in Rome's Colosseum. At first he absolutely refused to say it. The snob in us likes to believe that it is always books that spin off movies. 8. (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. Marcus started a campaign against the Barbarians in 168 CE after several years of conquering. In Franzoni's first draft, dated April 4, 1998, he named his protagonist Narcissus, a wrestler who, according to the ancient sources Herodian and Cassius Dio, strangled Emperor Commodus to death. The film is noteworthy for using quotes from 'Meditations'. 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. On campaign they usually wore standard legionary equipment with some unique decorative elements.[57]. Even the character didn't exist on the pages. [53][54] The Germanic tribes are dressed in clothes from the Stone Age period. Marcus oversaw Maximus' victory over a Barbarian force in Germania, and he allowed Maximus to return to his farm in Spain as a reward for his victory in the war. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. 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. Yes, I do say knowledge: it is based on a real story, the one of an evil emperor and his beloved father. 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. 9. He learns from Maximus what really happened to Marcus Aurelius, and that's the tipping point. Stirrups were only employed in filming for safety reasons because of the additional training and skill required to ride with a Roman saddle. Agasicles, king of the Spartans, once quipped that he wanted to be ‘the student of men whose son I should like to be as well.’ It is a critical consideration we need to make in our search for role models. Marcus Aurelius banned gladiator fights. He gave him his liberty and allowed Proximo the lowly gladiator to become Proximo, the wheeling-and-dealing gladiator trainer. 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. “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, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife – and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” – Maximus . He was secretly dying at the time, as told by Commodus to his sister, Lucilla. Maximus buries his wife and son, then collapses from his injuries. 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?"). His father, Marcus Annius Verus III was a politician and a nobleman. We actually started shooting with about 32 pages and went through them in the first couple of weeks. Marcus Aurelius Quotes: Marcus Aurelius was the greatest emperor as well the top stoic philosophers ever. 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. [107], 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 reflects back on the film by duplicating similar events that occurred in Adolf Hitler's procession. Gladiator (2000) Richard Harris as Marcus Aurelius. "[71] 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". Angered at this outcome, Commodus taunts Maximus about his family's deaths, but Maximus turns and walks away. Maximus succumbs to his wounds. Yet in this case, it's the movies – most recently Gladiator two years ago – that have created the interest in the ancients. With Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed. Despite his injuries, Maximus disarms Commodus, whom the Praetorian Guard refuse to aid. She was first exiled to the island of, In the film the character Antonius Proximo claims "the wise" Marcus Aurelius banned gladiatorial games in Rome forcing him to move to, In real life, the death of Commodus did not result in a peace for Rome, nor a return to the Roman Republic. [25] 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. This was superseded by new designs in AD 100. 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. Man Ambition Way. [24] Finally, the scenes of Ancient Rome were shot over a period of nineteen weeks in Fort Ricasoli, Malta. Marcus Aurelius was the Emperor of the Roman Empire (Caesar). He has symbolized for many generations in the West the Golden Age of the Roman Empire. He kills his captors, although not without injury, and rides for his home near Trujillo, where he finds his home destroyed and his family murdered. You could only whisper it. He was murdered by his son, Commodus, because Marcus had instead appointed Maximus to be his successor. His legions were led by his favourite, Maximus. [60] 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. [79] 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. You're being directed by Ridley Scott. [77] In 2002, a Channel 4 (UK TV) poll named it as the sixth greatest film of all time. 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. Logan rewrote much of the first act and made the decision to kill off Maximus's family to increase the character's motivation. [21] 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). However, after Marcus revealed to Maximus and Commodus that Maximus would be his successor (hoping Maximus would return Rome to a Republic); Commodus tearfully suffocated his father and assumed his position. 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. Caesar Marcus Aurelius is the emperor of Rome, and the overseer of the Roman military. https://gladiator2000.fandom.com/wiki/Marcus_Aurelius?oldid=4660. [95] A remastered version was later released in 2010. Am I proud to look up to this person? Directed by Ridley Scott. When Commodus realizes his father won't change his mind, he murders him. The film's depiction of Commodus's entry into Rome borrows imagery from Leni Riefenstahl's Nazi propaganda film Triumph of the Will (1935), although Scott has pointed out that the iconography of Nazi rallies was itself inspired by the Roman Empire. Poverty Crime Mother. It also received four BAFTA Awards at the 54th British Academy Film Awards for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Editing. We Have Added the Great and Top Quotes Said by Marcus Aurelius on Meditations, Life, Love, Leadership, Latin and Many More. [66], 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. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a … Before we begin our studies we need to ask ourselves: Who are the people that followed these precepts? And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. According to The New York Times, this has been dubbed the "Gladiator Effect". Due to Academy rules, only Hans Zimmer was officially nominated for Best Original Score, and not Lisa Gerrard at the time. For example, the Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine is quite prominent, though it was not completed until AD 312. William Nicholson was brought to Shepperton Studios to make Maximus a more sensitive character. No historical evidence supports this. Livius is in love with Lucilla and seeks to marry her while Maximus, who is happily married, was formerly in love with her. [35], At least one historical advisor resigned due to these changes. [97] The following year, Wick, Walter Parkes, David Franzoni, and John Logan switched direction to a sequel set fifteen years later;[98] the Praetorian Guards rule Rome and an older Lucius is trying to learn who his real father was. Maximus: 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. [10], Ridley Scott was approached by producers Walter F. Parkes and Douglas Wick. [25][26], 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). [106], By November 2018, it was announced that Paramount Pictures is developing a sequel, which Universal has the option to co-finance, with Scott returning as director and Peter Craig writing the script. 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. He gave an inspiring, moving performance. Marcus Aurelius kept the true power as the senior emperor of course, but it was still the highest position of honour, and it left no doubt as to who would be the successor. They were reserved primarily for sieges and were rarely used in open battles. However, Haza died in late February 2000, before she was able to record, and so Gerrard was chosen instead. [51], The Praetorian Guards seen in the film are all wearing purple uniforms. [23] 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. 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. Commodus orders Maximus to kill Tigris, but Maximus spares his opponent's life; he is called "Maximus the Merciful" by the crowd. [86] 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). The three main and most memorable characters are; Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, and Maximus. Father to a … Picture by Pierre-Selim. [86], 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. Of 119 award nominations, the film won 48 prizes. The main character and protagonist in Gladiator is Maximus Meridius, who is a vengeful gladiator. You play a Roman General.' "[32] The film is dedicated to Reed's memory. Contrary to his depiction in the film, Aurelius was not killed by Commodus and, in fact, Commodus would co-rule with his father from 177-180 CE and succeeded him without opposition; though he would prove to be one of the worst rulers Rome would have to endure and his rep… The film's plot was influenced by two 1960s Hollywood films of the sword-and-sandal genre, The Fall of the Roman Empire and Spartacus,[58] and shares several plot points with The Fall of the Roman Empire, which tells the story of Livius, who, like Maximus in Gladiator, is Marcus Aurelius's intended successor. The film was first released on DVD on November 21, 2000, and has since been released in several different extended and special edition versions. The Bible Continues'? 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. This is how things like, 'At my signal, unleash hell,' came up. The company was responsible for such tricks as compositing real tigers filmed on bluescreen into the fight sequences, and adding smoke trails and extending the flight paths of the opening scene's salvo of flaming arrows to get around regulations on how far they could be shot during filming. Marcus Aurelius went down as the philosopher-emperor, being one of the great thinkers among all the emperors. [51][56] Catapults and ballistae would not have been used in a forest. [28] The reverse side of the complex supplied a rich assortment of Ancient Roman street furniture, colonnades, gates, statuary, and marketplaces for other filming requirements. Learn more about Marcus Aurelius’s life, including his rise to power, his reign, and his legacy. Commodus then produces a hidden knife, which Maximus drives into Commodus's throat, killing him. Marcus started a campaign against the Barbarians after several years of war. Commodus learns of the plot when Lucilla's son, Lucius, innocently hints at the conspiracy. Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. [102][103][104][105] 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. Marcus Aurelius : You will not be emperor. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus (26. dubna 121 – 17. března 180), byl římským císařem v letech 161 až 180, přičemž náležel k tzv. [109], 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". "[12] The screenplay faced many rewrites and revisions, with several actors providing changes. [9] Franzoni was given a three-picture deal with DreamWorks as writer and co-producer on the strength of his previous work, Steven Spielberg's Amistad, which helped establish the reputation of DreamWorks. Nicholson reworked Maximus' friendship with Juba and developed the afterlife thread in the film, saying, "he did not want to see a film about a man who wanted to kill somebody. I actually didn't know what the scenes were gonna be. Their appearance is the product of a filmic stereotype whereby historical films depict peoples of antiquity wearing such bands. 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 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). He stabs Maximus before the match to gain an advantage. Gladiator Quotes from Maximus. Marcus Aurelius died on March 17, 180. [32][33] 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 opening battle scenes in the forests of Germania were shot in three weeks in the Bourne Woods, near Farnham, Surrey, in England. [73], The Battle of Germania was cited by CNN as one of their "favorite on-screen battle scenes",[74] while Entertainment Weekly named Maximus as their sixth favorite action hero, because of "Crowe's steely, soulful performance",[75] and named it as their third favorite revenge film. Marcus Aurelius in film Gladiator Marcus Aurelius certainly also did not want to give power to the Senate. The DVD is also notable for having a new commentary track featuring director Scott and star Crowe. “The Emperor-Marcus Antonius: his conversation with himself. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was born in April 26, 121 AD, to a prominent family. [63][64] 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. [94] 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. The legions' standard bearers (Aquilifer), centurions, mounted forces, and auxiliaries would have worn scale armour, lorica squamata. 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. In an effort to win back the people's approval, Commodus challenges Maximus to a duel in the Colosseum. 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Marcus oversaw Maximus' victory over the Barbarians in Germania, and he allowed Maximus to return to his farm in Spain as a reward for his victory in the war. He led a Twelve Year Campaign in Germania, and his legions there were commanded by the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius. A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery. Historian Allen Ward of the University of Connecticut believed that historical accuracy would not have made Gladiator less interesting or exciting, stating, "creative artists need to be granted some poetic license, but that should not be a permit for the wholesale disregard of facts in historical fiction". "[82], Gladiator was nominated in 36 individual ceremonies, including the 73rd Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. As Ridley Scott wanted to portray Roman culture more accurately than in any previous film, he hired several historians as advisors. [67], In North America, the film earned $34.8 million in its opening weekend at 2,938 theaters, topping the box office. We had, I think, one American writer working on it, one English writer working on it, and of course a group of producers who were also adding their ideas, and then Ridley himself; and then, on the occasion where Ridley would say, 'Look, this is the structure for it – what are you gonna say in that?' And not for more Roman screen colossals, but for writing that is serious or fun or both. Unexpectedly, Maximus leads his side to victory, and Commodus enters the Colosseum to offer his congratulations. The bands wrapped around their lower arms were rarely worn. A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions. [88][89][90], The character of Maximus was placed 12th in the Total Film list of 50 best movie heroes and villains[91] and 35th in the Empire's 100 Greatest Movie Characters. To start, Marcus Aurelius is presented as a very wise and well-meaning old emperor who had a troubling reign full of war. "[13], Maximus' habit of rubbing soil before each fight references the attachment and affection to his former life as a farmer. Maximus is arrested by the Praetorian Guard and is told that he and his family will die. 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. Because Proximo loves Marcus Aurelius—the dude freed him from a life of servitude. According to a DreamWorks executive, Crowe "tried to rewrite the entire script on the spot. 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. 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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. Commodus reigned for over twelve years, unlike the shorter period portrayed in the film. Proximo reveals that he was once a gladiator who was freed by Marcus Aurelius, and advises Maximus that he must "win the crowd" to win his freedom. [27] The replica took several months to build and cost an estimated $1 million. “The Gladiator” is an open window on the past, through which we can see the daily life during the Roman Empire. [14] Crowe allegedly questioned every aspect of the evolving script and strode off the set when he did not get answers. Juba visits the Colosseum at night and buries the figurines of Maximus's wife and son at the spot where he died. He was murdered by his son, Commodus, because Marcus had instead appointed Maximus to be his successor. Commodus has arranged for several tigers to be set upon Maximus during the duel; Maximus, however, prevails. [16] In a conversation with Marcus Aurelius, Maximus says the fecund soil of his farm is "black like my wife's hair". In June 2001, Douglas Wick said a Gladiator prequel was in development. Reality was very different than the film in this instance. Scott noted that a tale of corruption in Rome was too complex, whereas Gladiator worked due to its simple drive. The complex was serviced by tented "costume villages" that had changing rooms, storage, armorers, and other facilities. [19], The film was shot in three main locations between January and May 1999. 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. His military skills help him win matches and gain recognition from other gladiators and the crowd. Marcus Aurelius died on March 17, 180 during the expedition against the Marcomanni in the city of Vindobona (today Vienna). • In the 1965 epic drama The Fall of The Roman Empire, Alec Guinness portrays Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius. 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 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. Gladiator was based on an original pitch by David Franzoni, who wrote the first draft. [36][37], Costumes in the film are rarely historically correct. 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