What we do in life echoes in eternity, proclaims Maximus, goading on his men.

But as he battles for his life in the Circus, the tune echoing in our ears is unmistakeably one that has more recently accompanied a ratty Johnny Depp buckling his swash in the Caribbean.

It’s amazing how a bit of latter-day cheap soundtracking can change the nature of a classic epic, no?

Hans Zimmer, you have a lot to answer for.

"One of the really interesting things about space movies... is that they suit an ensemble cast. There's something wonderful about that, because you can gather a lot of really good actors - ambitious young actors - and you can kill them in any order you want then." Danny Boyle on Sunshine