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"Once you spend more than $100 million on a movie, you have to save the world."
Damon Lindelof on blockbusters

"This movie took over three weeks to watch. Three weeks! It is bad when I have to schedule time to watch a movie like I’m putting away 30 minutes to do exercises and whatnot. It was with only with complete resignation I would pull myself from anything more interesting (in this case everything) to sit through all 4 hours of Gods and Generals. Or what I like to call “Ted Turner’s Wanking Material”.
Miles Antwiler on Gods and Generals''

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Gene Roddenberry: The Enterprise flies to the edge of the universe, blast through, and finds God.
Executive: NOT BIG ENOUGH!!
SFDebris on the apocryphal first draft of Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Roger Ebert: The word “epic” in recent years has become synonymous with “big budget B picture.” What you realize watching “Lawrence of Arabia” is that the word “epic” refers not to the cost or the elaborate production, but to the size of the ideas and vision. Werner Herzog's “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” didn't cost as much as the catering in “Pearl Harbor,” but it is an epic, and “Pearl Harbor” is not.


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