War epic films
An epic film is an epic genre that emphasizes human drama on a grand scale. Epics are more ambitious in scope than other film genres, and their ambitious nature helps to differentiate them from similar genres such as the period piece or adventure film. Epic historical films often take a historical or imagined event, or a mythic, legendary, or heroic figure and add an extravagant, spectacular setting and lavish costumes, accompanied by a sweeping musical score, and an ensemble cast of bankable stars, making them among the most expensive of films to produce. Some of the most common subjects of epics are royalty, superheroes, great military leaders, or leading personalities or figures from various periods in world history. Epics tend to focus on events that will affect the lives of many people, such as cataclysmic events, natural disasters, war, or political upheaval.
Epic films are expensive and lavish productions because they generally use on-location filming, authentic period costumes, action scenes on a massive scale and large casts of characters. Biographical films are often less lavish versions of this genre.
Sometimes referred to as costume dramas, they depict the world of a period setting, often incorporating historical pageantry, specially designed costuming and wardrobes, exotic locales, spectacle, lavish decor and a sweeping visual style. They often transport viewers to other worlds or eras, such as classical antiquity, biblical settings, the Middle Ages, the Victorian era, the American Frontier, or the Gilded Age. Films involving modern battle sequences (war films) are also common settings in the epic film genre, as are westerns, and science fiction films set in space, on earth or other planets, with science fiction-oriented battle scenes on a massive scale or with a futuristic backdrop.

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Epic film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
War epics are generally focused on specific battles in a war, P.O.W (Prisoner of War) camps or the personal consequences of living in ...
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the 150 best Epic/War movies Ever Made!!!!!!!!! - IMDb
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Epics - Historical Films
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these movies are some of the best epics I've seen. Most of them are either very sad and emotional, as I've stated.
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Amazon.com: Best World War 2 Films - WWII Epic Movies
I created a Top 10 WWII film list, but now I feel guilty for leaving off so many amazing films. This is my extended list of WWII epics.
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Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen ... history of this atypical war flick in MAKING PATTON, a 2012 University Press of Kansas ...
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The epic in film: from myth to blockbuster
The epic in film: from myth to blockbuster
Constantine Santas, 2008
Whether you love Gone with the Wind or hate Troy, find Akira Kurosawa's films brilliant or marvel over the Matrix trilogy, film buffs will want to read this book.
The Epic Films of David Lean
The Epic Films of David Lean
Constantine Santas, 2011
Though not a literary work of the highest order, in the hands of Lean it became a first-rate war epic, favorably compared to an earlier prisoner-of-war movie, Lewis Milestone's All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), based on the popular but also ...
Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion To Film Art
Dictionary of Film Terms: The Aesthetic Companion To Film Art
Frank Eugene Beaver, 2006
Often the heroes of epic films are boldly courageous figures whose deeds are presented in the course of great historical events {The Birth of a Nation, 1915; Gone with the Wind, 1939; War and Peace, 1956; Dr. Zhivago, 1965; Gandhi, 1982; ...
The Epic Film in World Culture
The Epic Film in World Culture
Robert Burgoyne, 2010
The elaborate discursive machinery used to construct a successful epic film is the subject of Phil Wagner's “Passing ... the shifting treatment in epic films of one of the foundational stories of New Zealand, the war between the Imperial British ...
Ground Warfare: H-Q
Ground Warfare: H-Q
Stanley Sandler, 2002
Yet war films have also been influential throughout the rest of the world.Though they have to deal with governmental oversight,some of the greatest epic war films have come from communist- or fascist-controlled countries.Even when these ...
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Movie Review: EPIC « Assignment X Assignment X
Movie Review of the new animated film EPIC featuring the voices of Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfriend, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce Knowles, Aziz Ansari, Chris O’Dowd, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler
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‘Ted’ & ‘Battleship’ Producer Scott Stuber Developing ‘Gears Of War’ Movie With Epic Games | Geeks of Doom
A movie adaptation of the hit video game series Gears of War is no new thing---first being picked up by New Line Cinema in 2007, with Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall ) set to direct. As with many recent video game hits, a movie version has been discussed many times, and, just like most of them, the Gears attempt has found no success in making it to the silver screen. But that Hollywood machine does not give up so easily. It's being reported that Scott Stuber has now taken hold of the project, and is now working with Gears of War developer Epic Games to develop a new attempt at making the movie a reality.
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NYAFF 2013 Announces Jay Chou's THE ROOFTOP Plus 22 More Titles | Twitch
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Highlight Hollywood’s Famed Film Reviewer Believes In Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’, Barry Rubin On The Epic Civil War Biopic Drama | Highlight Hollywood
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Brad Pitt set to star the leading role of epic war film Fury | The Guardian Express
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Actors for the Gears of War Movie (Pictures Included)
This is a list of the core actors that I would want to make up Delta Squad: http://i43.tinypic.com/2w7pym9.jpg Dominic Purcell - Marcus Fenix http://i43.tinypic.com/2i8x8ja.jpg Jon Bernthal - Domonic Santiago
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