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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Epics - Historical Films - Filmsite.org
Epics-Historical Films often take an historical or imagined event, mythic, legendary, or heroic figure, and add an extravagant setting and lavish costumes ...
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the 150 best Epic/War movies Ever Made!!!!!!!!! - IMDb
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, ...
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Classic War Movies - Greatest War Films - Best War Movies
Grand in every possible way, the film was both an epic war drama and powerful character study that became a box office hit while winning seven Oscars, ...
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Epic Movie - Television Tropes & Idioms
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Amazon.com: Best War/Historical Epic movies
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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War and Peace (film series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Voyna i mir) is a Soviet film adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace, released in four parts during 1966 and 1967. .... well the worldwide success of Vidor's adaptation of the Russian national epic – at ...... University of Wisconsin Press.
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Bondarchuk's War and Peace - University Press of Kansas
one of the world's greatest film epics, originated as a consequence of the Cold War. Conceived as a response to King Vidor's War and Peace, Bondarchuk's ...
Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver ...
Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen [Nicholas ... war flick in MAKING PATTON, a 2012 University Press of Kansas release.
Six Elements Of The Epic
In ancient epics, the hero often is either partially divine or at least protected by a ... Note that this last one is closely tied to the first, especially in terms of sex, war, ...
Making “Patton”: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver ...
Jun 4, 2013 ... Making “Patton”: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the Silver Screen. Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, ...
The new hollywood era - Epic Films - children, cinema
Although epic war films and big-budget musicals continued to be made in the 1970s and early 1980s, the ... Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993.
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Making Patton: A Classic War Film's Epic Journey to the ...
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes, 2012
Chronicles the history of the Oscar-winning film, detailing issues including Department of Defense red tape and biographical copyright problems, to its ultimate critical acclaim.
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  ...
The Epic in Film: From Myth to Blockbuster
Constantine Santas, 2008
Early in the twentieth century, epic film reflected the uneasy feelings about disasters — the sinking of the RMS Titanic, and the outbreak of the First World War — events which affected public mood. War, for instance, determined the form film ...
The Encyclopedia of Epic Films
Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, 2014
DVD: Columbia, 2000 Blu-ray: Sony Pictures, 2011 Duration: 157 minutes This popular war epic came on the heels of the ... The film's exterior scenes were photographed on location on the island of Rhodes (Navarone in the film), but interior ...
Ground Warfare: An International Encyclopedia
Stanley Sandler, 2002
276 Film and War (One of the more improbable was a group portraying U.S. World War II GIs in England,reenacted by Englishmen who rode about ... But even epic films like Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One (1980) and Gal- lipoli(1981 ) spoke ...
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Max Keiser To Star In BAILOUT 2 - Epic Feature Film In War On Banksters - Home - The Daily Bail
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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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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)
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