Gladiator essay - When historical movies are made quite...

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When historical movies are made quite often inaccuracies are added to give the movie a greater appeal to the audience. The film “Gladiator” starring Russell Crowe as the main character Maximus Decimus Meridius is no exception. Many of the scenes in the movie are inaccurate in a number of ways. These historical inaccuracies add to the entertainment of the movie. Some of the wrongly portrayed things were combat, characters and the way gladiators were treated. In the film “Gladiator” an all out, violent fight to the death style of combat was shown. Real Gladiators almost never fought to the death because it was expensive and took a lot of time to train a gladiator in fighting skills and tactics. Each fight had a set of rules that had to be followed. There could be weapons involved or the gladiators could be put into teams. These rules added to the already exciting gladiator bouts. The film also missed a very large part of gladiator fights from what historical evidence has showed us. All fights were watched over by referees. These referees were
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