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. Lucilla met up with Maximus in secret, trying to get the gladiator to meet with Senator Gracchus in attempt to overthrow Commodus. 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. [77] In 2002, a Channel 4 (UK TV) poll named it as the sixth greatest film of all time. Ông cũng được gọi là Aelius Maximus. Stirrups were only employed in filming for safety reasons because of the additional training and skill required to ride with a Roman saddle. [17] 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. William Nicholson was brought to Shepperton Studios to make Maximus a more sensitive character. So then I'd be doing my own stuff, as well. His arrival at his farm was gruesome; he found his family crucified. 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. [72] Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on an A+ to F scale. rubbish. [35], At least one historical advisor resigned due to these changes. As Ridley Scott wanted to portray Roman culture more accurately than in any previous film, he hired several historians as advisors. 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. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Scott noted that a tale of corruption in Rome was too complex, whereas Gladiator worked due to its simple drive. Gladiator est un film américain réalisé par Ridley Scott, sorti en 2000. [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. Toponymes. The snob in us likes to believe that it is always books that spin off movies. Nevertheless, some deviations from historical fact were made to increase interest, maintain narrative continuity, and for practical or safety reasons. In 2003, Chicago became another Best Picture winner which didn't win an Academy Award in either of these two major categories. [80], Conversely, Roger Ebert gave the film 2 out of 4 stars, criticizing the look of the film as "muddy, fuzzy, and indistinct." Zimmer was originally planning to use Israeli vocalist Ofra Haza for the score, after his work with her in The Prince of Egypt. Following "The Spaniard's" command, the gladiators were successful. What Oliver did was much greater. 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. He stabs Maximus before the match to gain an advantage. [22] 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. [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. In the film, Maximus was Marcus Aurelius’ general. [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. 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. The Mill created a digital body double for the remaining scenes involving his character Proximo[29] 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. Commodus learns of the plot when Lucilla's son, Lucius, innocently hints at the conspiracy. [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. [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. The General refuses and wipes dirt on his hands and prepares for battle. 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. 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. [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. 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. Maximus Decimus Meridius var huvudpersonen i Ridley Scotts film "Gladiator" från år 2000.Filmen utspelar sig omkring år 180 e kr, under Roms stormaktstid. Maximus removed his helmet and revealed his true identity. 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. Commodus made plans for Maximus to fight Tigris of Gaul for the next game, striving for Maximus to die. No historical evidence supports this. Gladiator was based on an original pitch by David Franzoni, who wrote the first draft. He did not exist in history. [51][56] Catapults and ballistae would not have been used in a forest. Juba promises to see Maximus again, "but not yet". Entertainment Weekly. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. Maximus took on the name "Spaniard" and displayed his strength against several Gladiators in many games and arenas. All we did was help him finish it. Maximus est un des plus grands cirques de Saint-Pétersbourg. "[12] The screenplay faced many rewrites and revisions, with several actors providing changes. [93] Russell Crowe attended a ceremony to mark the creation of the stamps.[93]. King Leonidas is strolling in a meadow when he sees General Maximus Decimus Meridius brandishing Roman weaponry. 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. 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. Maximus is captured at the rendezvous with Cicero, where the latter is killed. Flavius Magnus Maximus (kolem 335 – 28. srpna 388) byl uzurpátor na západě římské říše.. V roce 383 vedl v Británii vzpouru proti císaři Gratianovi, jehož zbavil moci.Východní císař Theodosius I. posléze uznal jeho vládu nad Galií, Británií a Hispánií.Gratianův nedospělý bratr Valentinianus II. He gave an inspiring, moving performance. Their appearance is the product of a filmic stereotype whereby historical films depict peoples of antiquity wearing such bands. After the battle, he was honored by the Emperor for his duty. Maximus succumbs to his wounds. 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. Special features for the Blu-ray Disc and DVDs include deleted scenes, trailers, documentaries, commentaries, storyboards, image galleries, Easter eggs, and cast auditions. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. [78] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Are you not entertained?". Maximus Decimus Meridius is the main protagonist of the 2000 epic historical film Gladiator.. This is how things like, 'At my signal, unleash hell,' came up. He has earned the favor of Marcus Aurelius, and the love and admiration of Lucilla prior to the events of the film. Crowe interpreta o leal general Maximus Decimus Meridius, chamado de Espanhol no filme, que é traído quando o ambicioso filho do imperador, Cómodo, mata seu pai e toma o trono. On campaign they usually wore standard legionary equipment with some unique decorative elements.[57]. [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. In an effort to win back the people's approval, Commodus challenges Maximus to a duel in the Colosseum. General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) leads soldiers of the Roman army to a decisive victory against Germanic barbarians. I've always been a big fan of Ridley's. He also derided the writing, saying it "employs depression as a substitute for personality, and believes that if characters are bitter and morose enough, we won't notice how dull they are. 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?' Both films portray the death of Marcus Aurelius as an assassination. 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". „ ~ Maximus He had a farm where his son and wife lived. He was played by Russell Crowe, who is widely known for portraying Jor-El (DC Extended Universe) and Bud White. [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. Even the character didn't exist on the pages. Then, on September 5, 2005, Decca produced Gladiator: Special Anniversary Edition, a two-CD pack containing both the above-mentioned releases. Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and written by David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson. 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. [11] Scott was enticed by filming the world of Ancient Rome. Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional character and the main protagonist of the 2000 epic historical film Gladiator. They showed him a copy of Jean-Léon Gérôme's 1872 painting entitled Pollice Verso (Thumbs Down). You're being directed by Ridley Scott. [18] All of the film's props, sets, and costumes were manufactured by crew members due to high costs and unavailability of the items. Maximus refused to kill Tigris, and spared the Gladiator's life. 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. [100] 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. Maximus Decimus Meridius is a fictional Hispanic-Roman general and the protagonist of the 2000 film Gladiator. [10], Ridley Scott was approached by producers Walter F. Parkes and Douglas Wick. Maximus Decimus Meridius, général romain renommé, mène une nouvelle fois les légions de l'empereur Marc Aurèle à la victoire en ce jour de bataille en pays germanique.L'empereur, sentant sa fin proche, annonce le soir même en privé à Maximus qu'il souhaite lui laisser le pouvoir à sa mort, pour qu'il puisse le transmettre au Sénat et que Rome devienne à nouveau une République. Commodus has arranged for several tigers to be set upon Maximus during the duel; Maximus, however, prevails. [12] Russell Crowe describes being eager for the role as pitched by Parkes, in his interview for Inside the Actors Studio: "They said, 'It's a 100-million-dollar film. Maximus declined and told her to leave, as he wasn't the same man any more. After crossing the desert, Maximus and Juba were taken to a market; where he was sold to Proximo, an old gladiator. [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. 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. [30] The Mill accomplished this by shooting live actors at different angles giving various performances, and then mapping them onto cards, with motion-capture tools used to track their movements for three-dimensional compositing. [16] In a conversation with Marcus Aurelius, Maximus says the fecund soil of his farm is "black like my wife's hair". 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. They were reserved primarily for sieges and were rarely used in open battles. 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. 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. 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. [68] 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. I actually didn't know what the scenes were gonna be. We actually started shooting with about 32 pages and went through them in the first couple of weeks. [51], The Praetorian Guards seen in the film are all wearing purple uniforms. He later avenged his family in the Colosseum of Rome by killing Commodus during the 150 days of games. 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. Commodus, upon hearing this, attempts to persuade his father he has the necessary virtues to inherit the throne. Angered at this outcome, Commodus taunts Maximus about his family's deaths, but Maximus turns and walks away. [101] 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. Lisa Gerrard's vocals are similar to her own work on The Insider score. Durée : 2H15.