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Gladiator Film and History

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ISBN-10: 1405110430

ISBN-13: 9781405110433

Edition: 2004

Authors: Martin M. Winkler, Kathleen Coleman, Monica Silveira Cyrino, Arthur Eckstein

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This is the first book to analyze Ridley Scott's film Gladiator from historical, cultural, and cinematic perspectives. The first systematic analysis of Ridley Scott's film, Gladiator. Examines the film's presentation of Roman history and culture. Considers its cinematic origins and traditions. Draws out the film's modern social and political overtones. Includes relevant ancient sources in translation.
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Book details

List price: $138.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.87" wide x 9.84" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Editor's Preface
Gladiator from Screenplay to Screen
Gladiator and the Traditions of Historical Cinema
Gladiator in Historical Perspective
The Pedant Goes to Hollywood: The Role of the Academic Consultant
Commodus and the Limits of the Roman Empire
Gladiators and Blood Sport
Gladiator and the Colosseum: Ambiguities of Spectacle
The Vision of a Fascist Rome in Gladiator
Gladiator and Contemporary American Society
The Politics of Gladiator
The Major Ancient Sources
Cassius Dio on Commodus
The Augustan History: Commodus
Herodian on the Death of Commodus
Aurelius Victor on Commodus
Chronology: The Roman Empire at the Time of Commodus
Further Reading
Index to Chapters 1-10