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Hollywood Epics 4 – Schindler’s List

Today is a different sort of epic film. With a fairly large cast, including several major stars, it fits the scope part of the definition. With a length of over 3 hours, it also fits that part of the definition. … Continue reading

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Hollywood Epics 3 – Spartacus

As famous as Stanley Kubrick is, before seeing Spartacus, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket were the only movies of his I’ve actually watched in full. He was a visionary in the film industry, he often pushed boundaries, and he … Continue reading

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Hollywood Epics 2 – Cleopatra (1963)

Apart from this movie being recommended to me by a co-worker who’s got a very similar taste in movies to me, I came into this movie almost completely blind. Not only have I never seen this movie before, but I … Continue reading

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Ridley Scott Month 4 – Kingdom of Heaven

Most of the time, when you’ve got an extended cut or the Director’s Cut of a movie, there isn’t a huge level of difference in terms of quality. The Lord of the Rings movies are fantastic even if you watch … Continue reading

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Ridley Scott Month 2 – Gladiator

Gladiator is a movie I’ve wanted to look at for this blog for a while, part of the reason I wanted to do a Ridley Scott month. It was hard to fit it into any one particular category though. Although … Continue reading

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