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12:09:38 PM Mar 26th 2011

Isn't this just a wee bit subjective to be a proper Trope?
12:21:12 PM Mar 26th 2011
06:48:28 PM Apr 24th 2011
It's still looking pretty damn subjective.
11:29:22 PM Feb 28th 2011
edited by EditCompulsionVirus
Should this trope be renamed? Because the trope is in massively stark contrast to that movie....
07:35:55 PM Jan 26th 2011
edited by berr
In recent discussion, someone suggested Wizard of Oz as insufficiently epic. I'd suggest it qualifies, despite being set-bound, on the grounds that its production was a big event, based on a doorstopper fantasy work involving creating an entire fantasy realm on-set, which hadn't really been done much in Hollywood. It does have an Omega Cast but only because And You Were There, so a lot of characters are played by the same actors. Metropolis counts on similar grounds, it was also entirely filmed on a set, although it also counts in many other categories as well (epic scope, thousands of extras, etc.)
07:25:23 PM Jan 26th 2011
edited by berr
Archived BFM discussion (renamed) and Original discussion

"Does this example count?" thread:
07:29:32 PM Jan 26th 2011
edited by berr

These four films are essentially Disaster Movies. Ordinarily the two genres are exclusive of one another. My understanding is that a Disaster Movie is generally the type of Summer Blockbuster that isn't a BFM. So these are on thin ice. The question is, do any of them get in on the technicality of being:

a) a Disaster Movie that also happens to be an Epic Movie of its genre? This is tricky as it could invite trope decay.
b) tried to make it into this genre deliberately with an E for Effort, a la Cleopatra, Heaven's Gate and Waterworld?
c) added because they were "event movies" with an All-Star Cast? This is a bit of an undefined grey area.
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