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Sep 11th 2014 at 1:09:49 AM •••

I dunno. Someone would have to provide an example writeup for me to gauge.

Mar 26th 2011 at 12:09:38 PM •••


Isn't this just a wee bit subjective to be a proper Trope?

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Feb 28th 2011 at 11:29:22 PM •••

Should this trope be renamed? Because the trope is in massively stark contrast to that movie....

Edited by EditCompulsionVirus
Jan 26th 2011 at 7:35:55 PM •••

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.)

Edited by berr
Jan 26th 2011 at 7:29:32 PM •••

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.

Edited by berr
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