GladiatorThe opening of this film begins with showing Universal which made the film but instead of its normal format, it has a golden hint to it which continues through the opening scene. Universal then fades out to blank dark screen, then what looks like a flaming torch starts to illuminate the screen once more, this effect sets the film apart as you start to feel that the film is set a long time ago by the effects already used.
The golden text works well on the black background, even with the effect of the flaming torch. The two main companies involved with this film comes up and they are about to show the film's title "GLADIATOR" comes up but for this part the entire screen is illuminated by the Flaming torch effect and the writing is in a black font.
Then a small prologue comes up to set the story of the film up.