R | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Ridley Scott and Cinematographer John Mathieson used multiple cameras filming at various frame rates and a forty-five-degree shutter, creating stop-motion effects in the action sequences, similar to techniques used for the battle sequences of Saving Private Ryan (1998).
If only you had been born a man, what a Caesar you would have made.
Roman legions always fortified their encampments; they never camped on open space.
Both the Dreamworks & Universal logos are altered to appear gold in color so they match the opening theme of Maximus walking through a wheatfield.
There are a whole slew of unused shots and sequences compiled into a short film. Some of those sequences are:
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