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  1. Gawd mate…spot the mistake or what…nuffink gets past you does it…what's that like 24/7 365? are your postings symptomatic of the pressure you daily endure? keep it up🍒👜💎

  2. Pedantic….the average cinema going slob wouldn't notice such details. It is meant to be his farm in North Africa (Carthage/Tunisia)….where once his exotic looking wife and son lived before they were murdered by Commodus. Cinema is mass entertainment and not historical documentaries. If it were THE case then the Romans would look Italian, with the mannerisms of ancient Italians.(which would be thoroughly bizarre for a modern Westerner to watch… for mass entertainment history has to be sanitized for the 21st century audience)…….otherwise the Western pop corn audience would not be able to relate to their HERO.

    You have the demeanor of a history teacher from secondary school. You appear intelligent and seem to know a lot about WAAAH….fighting. You seem to like the topic.

  3. Those two things he says about roads are both wrong. The idea that every road in the countryside would have fences just to make things easier for shepherds is comical, actually. And a single-horse drawn carriage would still create roads with two tracks as the horse would not destroy the grass as wheels do.

  4. At last, this has bugged the heck out of me for years. Big movies is about being immersed in the experience. Nothing ruins an atmosphere and the fantasy than a modern road. I mean really! Some of us do use our brains.

  5. They used herding dogs to keep the herd on the road and off the fields. Also to keep the herds within the boundaries of the shepherd's field and not to stray into neighbour's fields. In Europe they used tending dogs that patrolled the boundaries of fields to keep the sheep in the right place, rather than fences. The dogs were "living fences" so to speak.

  6. It's cinema. It isn't a historical documentary. The movie producers have to work within their budget, copyright and logistical/realistic bounds. Is the average cinema goer going to complain about the centurionation of fields in the Principate? No, they don't care. Are they going to argue that Maximus wears some abomination of lorica segmentata, minus phalarae? No.They don't care. This is entertainment, NOT fact.

  7. actually, TODAY wheat in Switzerland usually has poppies growing throughout it. Flowers that have deep roots help the grain penetrate ground and bring up moisture, even today.

  8. Sir, first I must admit that I too point out inaccuracies in the movies I enjoy. That said, I am not capable of making my observations as humorous as you. Thank you, and keep the videos coming.

  9. I've been pointing out the "where's the horse's tracks?" oversight for years, but my wife just tells it's a fricking movie; let it go. Yeah, I know, but I'd like to see someone get that right just once in a movie. Seems like such a simple thing.

  10. Your not quite getting it are you, he's dead, this is his heaven, so it would be, well peachy and perfect and he get's to be with his murdered wife again. it's pure fiction and in no way historical.

  11. I found that ignorance is a necessary quality in order to enjoy these movies. I can't watch any of these films more than once or twice because I start noticing these irritating details.

  12. Gladiator is a co American-british production with a British director. So… part of the innacuracies lies with your country.

  13. hmm,?
    I live in this area of Spain, I do not think you have ever visited it.
    The movie was set about 1800 years ago, and where his elysium was, was classed as the "bread bowl" of Spain, at that time.
    There was more rain here then, so the grain grew well but because of the plentiful sunshine the crop was stunted compared with more northern latitudes.
    There would not have been fences and boundaries either unless they carried the rocks from a considerable distance as the local rock formation is very sandy, and the soil is very deep as it alluvial plains.
    As for the "goats/sheep", even in this modern age the farmers still walk their animals at least once a day, and herded goats are "nibblers" and only graze on short vegetation, so the taller grain would be left alone.

    Get out of the studio and see the world, instead of sitting on your butt in your studio and believing everything you see on YouTube,!!

  14. The depiction of wheat in the Egyptian frieze (specifically from the tomb of Sennedjem) takes place in the afterlife, where everything is perfect and wonderful – one aspect of which being the wheat is enormous. The point being, it's not really a reliable depiction of the true height of ancient wheat. Other Egyptian art shows wheat as below waist height, e.g.–1411-0

  15. Great video, altho for some time I learned to never trust at all Hollywood regarding historical accuracy, just enjoy the movie as it is (later search for what really happened or how things really were at the time). This movie was amazing just because the great vibe it had going on, epic shit.

  16. You say Roman men didn’t wear leather gauntlets, but he was a soldier so maybe that’s why?.. in modern times some American men wear watches and some don’t, but you don’t say American men dont go around wearing watches.

  17. Maybe there was a recent harvest season so the wheat wasn’t fully grown yet ?…. wheat doesn’t just instantly grow tall in a day

  18. While everyone was sleeping the enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat; and went away. – Mathew 13:25. 🙂

  19. If every movie did everything with 100% Accuracy, they would be lucky to brake even. (I'm sure you would charge Hollywood 2 million bucks for your services!???) 🙂 Hollywood is in business to make MONEY! $$$!!!! (Not chirping you…Just having fun!) I like this channel!

  20. I think expecting them to reverse engineer the evolution of wheat for the sake of a twenty second scene might be asking a bit much.

  21. It’s ok compared to the Memphis Bell, WW 2 movie when the bombers were taking of and the fields of barley had tramlines in them which didn’t come till about the sixties with the introduction of crop spraying , just a bit of useless information , ill get my coat .

  22. Northern Germany? Unless my historical knowledge betrays me Marcus Aurelius and his troops fought alongside the Danube River (which just happens to run not even close to Northern Germany). It runs from Southern Germany to the Black sea.

  23. There were no walls close to path in germany. England might be different but we had not so much fields and paths …
    I lived at the crossing of the oldest streets and you were wrong cause we don't had these stones you are talking about cause we have Findlinge, rounded stones from the ice age you could not staple.
    Your imagination is false cause close to this ancient streets the varus battle took place.
    You won't find any hints for walls in the ground or excarvation areas . Walls for buildings yes, but not on the border of fields. And back then it was an area of forrests and swamps but not much fields.

    The picture might show toscana … but not germany …

  24. Memphis Belle (1990) states clearly at the beginning that it is May 1943.. and yet they are in the midst of Harvesting the wheat next to the airfield.. Summer came early that year… as for the rest of Gladiator I can only state that the bits I was involved in are mostly shite… but would they listen ? WTF

  25. Excellent example of why you shouldn't get your wisdom from people like lindybeige who aren't actually historians. About everything he says here is wrong. reasonable ideas, valid conjecture, but factually wrong.

  26. There is a giant in the centre-top of the picture, between the two hills, at the end of the road, holding something under his left arm and encouraging him to move forward.

  27. I doubt a wound would heal while constantly galloping on a horse. It would be getting reopened with the constant trauma. Just saying.

  28. Haha yesterday i was walking in a basic grass field and i thought " how wonderful would it be if this was wheat like in the Gladiator"

  29. As so many have already pointed out, this isn't the return to Spain, but the family reunion in Elysium, the pagan version of Heaven. Notice the gladiator armor? He didn't yet have that when he returned to Spain. Who ever said that is ancient wheat, anyway? It would have been a pretty silly scene if Russel Crowe was not even visible walking through tall barley. For such an anal dude, you sure missed a lot. In your eagerness to find the mistakes of others, you made plenty of your own mistakes. Got anything to say for yourself, Lindybeige?

  30. So much wrong. 1 they weren’t that far north into Germany. Roman army never advanced that far passed its boundaries. 2 this is the after life, the armor he received after becoming a gladiator the scene in Spain is earlier and doesn’t leap to him magically being in Spain. He only arrived after the praetorians have destroyed his home.

    This is the after life, which is why it’s perfect.

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