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9th Jan '17 5:07:02 AM pyroclastic
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** The "Scott of the Antarctic" sketch from the [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus show]] is about the making of one of these.
7th Jan '17 10:08:31 AM nombretomado
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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the Creator/KennethBranagh version. (Most other filmed versions take their cue from LaurenceOlivier and are far too claustrophobic to qualify.)

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the Creator/KennethBranagh version. (Most other filmed versions take their cue from LaurenceOlivier Creator/LaurenceOlivier and are far too claustrophobic to qualify.)
29th Dec '16 9:48:48 PM TalonsofIceandFire
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[[ClicheStorm Often, these movies are somewhat hammy and contrived]]. [[TropesAreTools But that's precisely why they're so successful and why one enjoys watching them]]. They evoke the feeling of reading one of the aforementioned great novels of our time. They are representations of quintessential human fantasies and fables. Such movies are usually darlings of critics and audiences alike. However, if things get [[WorldOfHam too hammy]], the movie crosses over the line from charming to silly, and critical reception of them can be lukewarm at best and scathing at worst (such was to be the fate of the ambitious but ineptly executed ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' - and even modern films like ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'').

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[[ClicheStorm Often, these movies are somewhat hammy and contrived]]. [[TropesAreTools But that's precisely why they're so successful and why one enjoys watching them]]. They evoke the feeling of reading one of the aforementioned great novels of our time. They are representations of quintessential human fantasies and fables. Such movies are usually darlings of critics and audiences alike. However, if things get [[WorldOfHam too hammy]], the movie crosses over the line from charming to silly, and critical reception of them can be lukewarm at best and scathing at worst (such was to be the fate of the ambitious but ineptly executed ''Film/{{Cleopatra}}'' - and even modern films like ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'').
''Film/GodsOfEgypt'').
13th Nov '16 10:13:20 PM DustSnitch
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'''Creator/OrsonWelles:''' Well, I've called my story [[HypocriticalHumor very simply]] ''The March of Destiny,'' and it deals with [[AllOfThem everything that ever happened]]. From the beginning of creation to the present day.

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'''Creator/OrsonWelles:''' '''Orson Welles:''' Well, I've called my story [[HypocriticalHumor very simply]] simply ''The March of Destiny,'' and it deals with [[AllOfThem everything that ever happened]].happened. From the beginning of creation to the present day.
9th Nov '16 9:43:00 AM nombretomado
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The music composed for the soundtrack of epics were frequently as memorable as the films themselves. Prolific epic composers include JerryGoldsmith, JohnWilliams, ElmerBernstein, Leonard Rosenmann, Alex North, and JamesHorner. Sweeping orchestral pieces have always been de rigueur for epics.

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The music composed for the soundtrack of epics were frequently as memorable as the films themselves. Prolific epic composers include JerryGoldsmith, JohnWilliams, ElmerBernstein, Music/JerryGoldsmith, Music/JohnWilliams, Music/ElmerBernstein, Leonard Rosenmann, Alex North, and JamesHorner.Music/JamesHorner. Sweeping orchestral pieces have always been de rigueur for epics.
27th Oct '16 2:46:55 AM MadSpy
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* Almost every ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, but the most proper examples are:

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* Almost every ''Franchise/StarWars'' movies, movie, but the most proper examples are:
26th Sep '16 4:28:54 PM jamespolk
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* ''DuelInTheSun''

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* ''DuelInTheSun''''Film/DuelInTheSun''



* ''Film/The47Ronin'' -- 4 hour JidaiGeki epic made in UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan



* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the KennethBranagh version. (Most other filmed versions take their cue from LaurenceOlivier and are far too claustrophobic to qualify.)

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* ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'', the KennethBranagh Creator/KennethBranagh version. (Most other filmed versions take their cue from LaurenceOlivier and are far too claustrophobic to qualify.)
24th Sep '16 1:50:28 PM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/{{Roots}}''

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* ''Series/{{Roots}}''''Series/{{Roots 1977}}''
* ''Series/{{Roots 2016}}''
17th Sep '16 10:40:28 AM Kitchen90
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* Several ''Film/CarryOn'' movies that were parody of big Hollywood/mainstream movies at the time, such as ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' and ''Film/CarryOnHenry''.

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* Several ''Film/CarryOn'' ''Film/{{Carry On|series}}'' movies that were parody of big Hollywood/mainstream movies at the time, such as ''Film/CarryOnCleo'' and ''Film/CarryOnHenry''.
8th Sep '16 2:02:04 PM MarkLungo
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* ''TheBigTrail'' The 1930 epic western that was supposed to turn Creator/JohnWayne into a star but it flopped and instead stalled his career until ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' nine years later.

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* ''TheBigTrail'' The ''Film/TheBigTrail'': This 1930 epic western that was supposed to turn Creator/JohnWayne into a star star, but it flopped and instead stalled his career until ''Film/{{Stagecoach}}'' nine years later.



* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'', TropeMaker / UrExample

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* ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'', TropeMaker / UrExample''Film/TheBirthOfANation1915'', TropeMaker[=/=]UrExample
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