The Epic in Film

The Formal Qualities of the Epic Film The basic epic qualities could be summed up in several generic qualities that a modern epic film shares with the classical epic , as follows . 1. Length The length of the modern epic film must be ...

Author: Constantine Santas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742555291

Category: Epic films

Page: 258

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Encourages us to wonder why critics have routinely dismissed the epic film. This work argues that blockbuster and artistic are not mutually exclusive terms and that epic film is an inherently profound genre in its ability to tap into a nation's dreams and fears.