Circus Maximus: Production Designer Arthur Max Takes Filmgoers to the Arena in Gladiator

July 2000--Production designer Arthur Max recognized from the outset that the chance to recreate second-century Rome for Ridley Scott's Gladiator was a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." But it was also clear that the director wanted everything, perhaps including the swords and the sandals, to be outsized. "Ab

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