The film gladiator is a 2000 historical action/drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe. The film won five Academy Awards in the 73rd Academy Awards ceremony. Ridley Scott also directed other films such as Blade Runner, Legend, A Good Year, American Gangster, Alien and Thelma & Louise. Overall, Gladiator cost $145.7 million to film and promote, with much of the production cost spent on computer special effects. However, the movie grossed over $187 million in American theatres and more than $269 million overseas.
The trailer to gladiator starts off with loud dramatic music and a black screen with the words ‘the General’ this gives the audience the feeling that its going to be quite an Acton packed film the next few slides show a head shot of man walking with some armour on which fades into another black screen with the words ‘who became a slave’ which fades into a line of slaves dressed in rags. That then fades into yet another black screen with ‘the slave who became a gladiator’. There are a few more like this but it ends on ‘ the gladiator that defected an empire this grabs the audiences attention and makes them think that something must happen but yet still keeps them in suspense. After the starting sequence there is a few fighting scenes showing that there will be some violence in it and that it is still action packed. As the trailer gets towards the end the fights get more intense and there are people shouting the music also gets faster showing something good is going to happen. The trailer then finishes off with a black background like the start and the word ‘gladiator’ in gold to make it stand out the music also goes quiet suddenly and the last shot with ‘may 5 2000ad’ to show when the film will be released, almost forcing the viewer to remember the name and go to see the film.