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Big, Big, Big! Film Epics
Something in Common
"Some films (or film series) are so vast in scope, so full of legendary heroes and ominously evil villains, that the only word to aptly describe them is 'epic'. This quiz takes a look at a few such films...good luck!"
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'The Godfather' series of films is a three-part epic that took 19 years to complete. Which director brought us this monumental film trilogy?
Francis Ford Coppola
Which grand, masterful film epic directed by Steven Spielberg won an Academy Award for Best Picture of 1993?
Saving Private Ryan
The Color Purple
In 1965, David Lean released to the world a film of over three hours in length about a doctor caught in the middle of Russian revolution period. What is the name of this groundbreaking cinematic masterpiece?
One director has been involved in creating two epic films, one, a western released in 1968 called 'Once Upon a Time in the West', and the other, a crime drama called 'Once Upon a Time in America', which hit theaters in 1984. Who created these two excellent films?
No discussion of film epics would be complete without a mention of the 1939 film 'Gone with the Wind', an expansive film with a top notch cast and brilliant directorial work by Victor Fleming. Which actress won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in this blockbuster?
Director Stanley Kubrick was involved in a number of large scale projects during his career, but none grander than which 1975 film, featuring the story of an Irish rogue who establishes a place for himself among the aristocracy in 18th century Europe?
Kevin Costner took a great chance in 1990 with the creation of which epic western film that features the story of John Dunbar, a member of the U.S. army who learns the ways of the local Native American people?
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Dances with Wolves
Lone Wolf McQuade
Which great director, master of the film epic, was responsible for bringing 'The Ten Commandments' to the big screen not once, but twice?
Cecil B. DeMille
What is the aptly named title of the 1956 film, starring Rock Hudson, Liz Taylor and James Dean, that follows the story of a wealthy Texas cattle rancher who develops a personal rivalry with his former ranch hand who becomes an oil tycoon?
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Larger than Life
My favorite epic, the epic to end all epics, is the 1959 film 'Ben-Hur'. William Wyler undertook the massive task of directing this 212-minute movie that features an entire chariot race. Which actor accepted the task of taking the title role in this grandiose production?
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