Friday, 6 July 2007

Gladiator - One of my favourite films

Gladiator (2000) - Directed by Ridley Scott and staring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix – will always remain one of my most favourite action films.
Portraying the life of betrayed general Maximus Decimus Meridius (Crowe) by Commodus (Phoenix), who, in his ambition to be Emperor, murders his father, seizes the throne and condemns Maximus to slavery.

The film, set to a beautiful classical and often in periods energetic soundtrack, following the rise of Maximus through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murder of his family and his Emperor.

Having won a Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Score - Motion Picture” amongst the other 36 individual ceremonies that Gladiator was nominated in, including the 73rd Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards and the Golden Globe Awards one can truly grasp the impact of this film. Research has indicated that out of 119 award nominations, the film won 48 prizes….. outstanding!

Gladiator is available on DVD from as little as £5.49 including postage and packing

Whilst you can get your hands on the soundtrack for just £7.21 including postage and packing

If you would like a refresher, why not have a look at the trailer….

1 comment:

Alex said...

Caught this on Film 4 the other day - top top film!