Gladiator | Turning Spectacle into a Meaningful Story

by Like Stories of Old

Ridley Scott’s Gladiator is filled with exciting combat sequences, fantastic visuals and many awe-inspiring moments. In this video essay, Tom van der Linden digs into the film, exploring how Gladiator’s true value lies in its meaningful story, which moves from a critique of spectacle to the possibility of spectacle as a form of revolution.

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