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WHAT MAKES A MOVIE `EPIC?` . This is not about the crap... - 8/7/2013 10:15:13 AM   
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I do not like the way the word Epic is banded about as a word attached to movies which I do not think are remotely Epic. I guess everyone has there own idea of what is an Epic movie!. I certainly do not think the term Epic should always be equated to being good movies either!.
WIKI DEFINITION OR EPIC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epic_film

What movies would you class as being EPIC?
What Epic labelled movies do you think do not deserve the term?


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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 1:44:26 PM   
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So is this basically that same thread again?

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 2:03:46 PM   
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So is this basically that same thread again?

same as what thread?

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 2:14:03 PM   
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http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=652978&mpage=922

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3625230

Isn't it pretty much the same thing just with different wording?

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 2:22:45 PM   
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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 2:38:00 PM   
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I thought this was going to be about the animated film starring Amanda Seyfried and Beyonce. That's the only reason I clicked on it. I feel ripped off now.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 2:56:12 PM   
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http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=652978&mpage=922

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3625230

Isn't it pretty much the same thing just with different wording?


They are completely different and nothing to do with this! its a specific topic!....



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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 2:57:55 PM   
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I thought this was going to be about the animated film starring Amanda Seyfried and Beyonce. That's the only reason I clicked on it. I feel ripped off now.


NO REFUNDS!!

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 3:03:04 PM   
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As Olaf says - it's generally a factor of scale. A world or culture described - not a small story in a small town.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 3:03:58 PM   
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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.


Thank god someone got the point of the thread!
Do you think the word is used far to often in general?.

What would you class as a truly Epic movie?.What are the expected requirements

Is Spartacus an Epic movie!?

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 3:06:57 PM   
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As Olaf says - it's generally a factor of scale. A world or culture described - not a small story in a small town.

Interesting, so if a movie is confined to a single place it can not be epic? what f if it spanned a life time of that character and a lot of different and important events happened in that small town. I am not arguing, just very curious what peoples views on Epic are



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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:04:23 PM   
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quote:

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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.


Epic post man, but the word "flick" or "flickers" has been used to describe films since the dawn of time.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:04:32 PM   
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quote:

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http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=652978&mpage=922

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3625230

Isn't it pretty much the same thing just with different wording?


They are completely different and nothing to do with this! its a specific topic!....




I just think the question "What Epic labelled movies do you think do not deserve the term?" is basically the same as "Are there any films that people consider boring or crap even though most people consider them as a must see?", which is basically the same as an unpopular opinion.

But fair enough if your intent was different.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:13:13 PM   
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quote:

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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.


Epic post man, but the word "flick" or "flickers" has been used to describe films since the dawn of time.


Flickers!! wtf!


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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:22:02 PM   
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quote:

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As Olaf says - it's generally a factor of scale. A world or culture described - not a small story in a small town.

Interesting, so if a movie is confined to a single place it can not be epic? what f if it spanned a life time of that character and a lot of different and important events happened in that small town. I am not arguing, just very curious what peoples views on Epic are



I didn't say not in a single place though - I qualified it with the type of story being told.


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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:25:08 PM   
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quote:

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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.


Epic post man, but the word "flick" or "flickers" has been used to describe films since the dawn of time.


These posts are so epic.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:36:10 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.


Epic post man, but the word "flick" or "flickers" has been used to describe films since the dawn of time.


Slavery used to be a socially acceptable thing as well, but only bellends support slavery and use the word 'flick' in the year 2013.

(caveat: I don't mind the plural term employed, ie 'a night at the flicks', even if 'the movies' is a much superior turn of phrase. On the other hand, saying something like 'Kevin Smith's latest movie was a great flick' (or even 'an epic flick') makes you sound like a massive twat.)


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These posts are so epic.


Totally sick and wicked bad, dude.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:40:42 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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quote:

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Anyone who uses the word 'epic' as a descriptor of quality rather than scale should have their computer taken away forever. They belong in the same 90s-lingo circle of hell as people who use the word 'flick' as a noun for a film.


Epic post man, but the word "flick" or "flickers" has been used to describe films since the dawn of time.


Slavery used to be a socially acceptable thing as well, but only bellends support slavery and use the word 'flick' in the year 2013.

(caveat: I don't mind the plural term employed, ie 'a night at the flicks', even if 'the movies' is a much superior turn of phrase. On the other hand, saying something like 'Kevin Smith's latest movie was a great flick' (or even 'an epic flick') makes you sound like a massive twat.)


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These posts are so epic.


Totally sick and wicked bad, dude.


But.....could it be argued that 'Bellend' is a passe term also? You should modernize it into Epic Bellend

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:45:34 PM   
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'Bellend' is timeless, like 'nincompoop' or 'cretin'.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 4:59:08 PM   
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Olaf, you were winning until you said movie instead of film.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 5:15:25 PM   
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Oh no, I agree with you totally on that one as well. I meant 'The Movies' as a specific sort of umbrella term for cinema (ie Siskel and Ebert at the Movies) being superior to 'the flicks'. I use 'film' as the basic noun form though.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 5:16:37 PM   
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though weirdly I just noticed that I used 'film' in the first post in this thread, and then 'movie' in the second one. I've got no defence for that.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 5:17:48 PM   
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ok fair enough.
I don't think I've used "flicks" since you could pick up the free magazine of the same name from the picture house, I mean cinema, back in the 80's (does "Flicks" the magazine still exist??)

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 5:19:57 PM   
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though weirdly I just noticed that I used 'film' in the first post in this thread, and then 'movie' in the second one. I've got no defence for that.


I regularly do that in the same sentence. It's fine.

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 5:46:24 PM   
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ok fair enough.
I don't think I've used "flicks" since you could pick up the free magazine of the same name from the picture house, I mean cinema, back in the 80's (does "Flicks" the magazine still exist??)


Didn't you invent the term back in the 1920s?

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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 7:18:44 PM   
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ok fair enough.
I don't think I've used "flicks" since you could pick up the free magazine of the same name from the picture house, I mean cinema, back in the 80's (does "Flicks" the magazine still exist??)


Didn't you invent the term back in the 1920s?


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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 8:11:39 PM   
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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 8:20:02 PM   
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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 8/7/2013 8:48:47 PM   
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Getting THESE chaps to write the trailer music would help.


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RE: WHAT IS EPIC? - 9/7/2013 12:03:49 AM   
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Epic is a literary term and people should stop using it in every day life to describe stupid and mundane things, which are by definition not epic.

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