Gladiator — The Birth of the Modern Epic

In this video essay, Gus Schroder discusses Ridley Scott’s Gladiator as a revival of the Hollywood historical epic, succeeding in revitalizing the themes and scope of period films like Spartacus and Ben Hur, while using modern techniques to impact a whole new generation of viewers.


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