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The encyclopedia of epic films

Author: Constantine Santas; James M Wilson; Maria Maddalena Colavito; Djoymi Baker
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European productions from the silent era to the present day are covered.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Santas, Constantine.
Encyclopedia of epic films
(DLC) 2013033410
(OCoLC)857878999
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Constantine Santas; James M Wilson; Maria Maddalena Colavito; Djoymi Baker
ISBN: 9780810882485 0810882485 130653366X 9781306533669
OCLC Number: 877868316
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 694 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Main entries --
Appendix A: Superhero and franchise epics --
Appendix B: Foreign language epics --
Appendix C: Television mini-series epics --
Appendix D: Who's who among directors and their works.
Responsibility: Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker.

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This resource contains reviews of every major production considered to be an epic film. Entries consider the characteristics of what makes an epic, including length, structure, spectacular special effects, and themes involving heroic figures and storylines relating episodes essential to the history of a race or nation. Major Hollywood and European productions from the silent era to the present day are covered. Arranged alphabetically by title, each main entry contains a synopsis of the film, principal production information, and a critical analysis.

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An epic film, according to this publication, is one that is lengthy, spectacular, live with action, and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets. The films are sometimes Read more...

 
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