In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Justin Peniston (writer, Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Nicholas Diak (pop culture scholar of sword and sandal films, The New Peplum), and James Cotten (filmmaker, Dark Highway Films) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Gladiator (2000) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including the film's themes, the importance of historical accuracy in films like this one, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Gladiator abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: Justin Peniston (writer, Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Nicholas Diak (pop culture scholar of sword and sandal films, The New Peplum), and James Cotten (filmmaker, Dark Highway Films), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)
This month's sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by the Collector's Paradise. Since 1994, Collector’s Paradise has owned and operated three comic book stores in the Southern California area which are uniquely equipped to handle mail order and shipping because of their years of online subscriptions, eBay and online sales, and 3 stores’ worth of inventory. In addition, be sure to check out the shops’ new opportunity, Collector’s Paradise Curated, which offers bundles of graphic novels and comics - by publisher or age appropriateness - that are curated for customers. The graphic novels are discounted at least 20% and include 2-3 free comics, all with FREE shipping.
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