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Gladiators on Film: Spectacle and History
Gladiators on Film: Spectacle and History

Author(s): Iosif Trif
Subject(s): Ancient World, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Centrul de Istorie Comparată a Societăților Antice
Keywords: cinematography; gladiators; film; visual culture; art;

Summary/Abstract: The intriguing world of the Roman gladiators has been represented in many different ways along the brief history of the seventh art. From realistic portrayals to romanticized visions, film directors have offered a wide spectrum of visual spectacles that catered to the visual culture of the audiences they were targeting. In this analysis, we take an incursion into the minds of various movie directors and comment on the ways in which various cinematic stories were created.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: I
  • Page Range: 73-81
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English