Style and substance. Gladiator is a phenomenal revenge drama that earned the Oscar for Best Picture in 2000 (the original screenwriter, David Franzoni, shared the award with William Nicholson and John Logan), as well as Best Actor for Russell Crowe, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound. Long after the CGI fades into nostalgia, or possibly a few laughs, the story will keep this film alive. As Maximus says, “what we do in life echoes in eternity.”
You’ll find links to both the Gladiator script and screenplay analysis below.
- Download the Gladiator script from MyPDFScripts.
- Download ScreenplayHowTo’s Gladiator script analysis (PDF).
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