Gladiator

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Gladiator





The Roman Army was a masterpiece in itself. There was no other army like it, and was
impenentrable. This was probably because of the extreme patriotism and pride in battling
for Rome, and maintaining their superiority. Gladiator, “RomanArmy.com”, and
The History of the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire all portray this patriotism in many
aspects.


Gladiator was directed by Ridley Scott. He is a graduate of London's prestigious Royal
College of Art. Scott began his directing career at the BBC doing commercials. In 1977,
he made his feature film directorial debut with the period drama 'The Duelists,' for which
he won the Best First Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1984, Scott made a brief
return to commercial directing for what was to be one of the most groundbreaking ads ever
created- The introduction of the Apple computer. Following the record-breaking success of
his follow-up film, 'Alien,' Scott directed the futuristic hit 'Blade Runner,' starring
Harrison Ford. In 1993, Scott re-edited a director's cut of 'Blade Runner,' which was
released to great critical acclaim. He also executive produced 'Monkey Trouble' and the
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