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Gladiator

by:Scott, Ridley

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new emperor, Commodus, and suffers the consequences, winding up as a gladiator in the Roman Colosseum.

Editions:398  Date:1985 - 2021  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, History, Epic films, Action and adventure films

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Troy

by:Petersen, Wolfgang

In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus, the result is an epic war. The Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior embodies the hopes of the people of his city.

Editions:242  Date:2000 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for graphic violence and some sexuality/nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Epic films

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Apocalypto

by:Gibson, Mel

As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw is a young man who is captured for sacrifice, but flees to avoid his fate. He is taken on a perilous journey to a world that is ruled by fear and oppression, where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Editions:111  Date:1997 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images ; Canadian Home Video rating: 18A; for gory scenes, and brutal violence.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Historical films, Historical films, Epic films

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Gone with the Wind

Documentary: Traces the filming of the Gone with the Wind, from its inception to its Atlanta premiere in December of 1939. Includes interviews of survivors of the experience, film trivia, and "test" clips-- a montage of screen tests of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara, ranging from front-runner Paulette Goddard to "not-a-chancers" such as Lana Turner. Produced by David Selznick's sons, and written by iconoclastic movie historian David Thomson.

Editions:1  Date:1939  Rating:MPAA rating: G.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Epic films, Historical films, Romance films

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The return of the epic film : genre, aesthetics and history in the twenty-first century

by:Elliot, Andrew B. R.

Explores the return of the 'epic' in twenty-first-century cinema. With the success of Gladiator, both critics and scholars enthusiastically announced the return of a genre which had lain dormant for thirty years. However, this return raises important new questions which remain unanswered. Why did the epic come back, and why did it fall out of fashion? Are these the same kinds of epics as the 1950s and 60s, or are there aesthetic differences? Can we treat Kingdom of Heaven, 300 and Thor indiscriminately as one genre? Are non-Western histories like Hero and Mongol epics, too? Finally, what precisely do we mean when we talk about the return of the epic film, and why are they back? The Return of the Epic Film offers a fresh way of thinking about a body of films which has dominated our screens for a decade. With contributions from top scholars in the field, the collection adopts a range of interdisciplinaryperspectives to explore the epic film in the twenty-first century.

Editions:23  Date:2014 - 2015  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Epic films, Epic films

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Around the world in eighty days

by:Verne, Jules, 1828-1905

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time.

Editions:16  Date:1956 - 2013  Rating:MPAA rating: Rated G ; Canadian Home Video rating: Rated PG.  Genre(s):Drama, Romances, Comedy films, Epic films, Romance films

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Mongol

Delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. Follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny. Shows the future conqueror and revealing him not as the evil brute, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader.

Editions:6  Date:2007  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for sequences of bloody warfare.  Genre(s):Drama, History, Epic films, Historical films, Epic films

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Masada

by:Sagal, Boris, 1923-1981

In the first century A.D., Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There, the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazer ben Yair and his people.

Editions:53  Date:1969 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Television mini-series, Television mini-series, Epic films

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Hollywood's Ancient Worlds

by:Richards, Jeffrey

"Few genres have been subject to such critical scorn as the Ancient World epics. Yet they have regularly achieved huge box office success. This book tells the history of the Ancient World epic from the silent screen successes of Intolerance and The King of Kings through the 'golden age of the epic' in the 1950s (Quo Vadis, Ben-Hur, Spartacus, Cleopatra, etc.) to the 1990s revival with Gladiator, its successors in cinema (Alexander, Troy, 300) and on television (Rome)."--Jacket.

Editions:15  Date:2008  Genre(s):Criticism, interpretation, etc, Epic films, Epic films

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Madame Bovary

by:Barthes, Sophie (19..-)

Desperate to escape the dullness of provincial life, a young married woman pursues forbidden fantasies through a series of indiscreet seductions and adulterous affairs. Based on the acclaimed novel that transformed the Romantic era.

Editions:25  Date:2014 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R; for some sexuality/nudity.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, Film adaptations, Epic films

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