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"A Hero Will Endure": Essays at the Twentieth Anniversary of Gladiator

Edited by Rachel L. Carzo


"'Wailing and Moaning': Gladiator's Music Phenomenon and Legacy"

pp. 25-40


Matthew's contributing chapter to this scholarly collection discusses the long-lasting impact of Gladiator's famous musical score from Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard, including the powerful influence of its signature "wailing/moaning female" sound which became an iconic staple sound (and even a trope) in 21st-Century Hollywood.

(2023, Vernon Press)

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