There are tons of great lines as in every great film. Some of my favorites are all from Maximus:
“What we do in life echoes in eternity.”
”Strength and honor.”
“At my signal, unleash hell!”
I think a critical element to any great movie is the music and soundtrack. Gladiator has an magnificent soundtrack scored by the great Hans Zimmer (Lion King). The woman that sings the chilling vocals is perfect. My favorite track is the one called Elysium, the music played whenever Maximus walks through the fields.
I know we don’t live in Roman times and I am not a gladiator, but I’m inspired by this movie and its music. I feel somehow more motivated to combat whatever foes that get in my way and feel confident that I can overcome any obstacles that I encounter. I know it’s silly but that’s how I feel. Maybe it’s because I’m Italian and I feel some sort of connection to the story….I don’t know what it is. I just love it.
Here’s the making of GLADIATOR