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Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

Epic Movies of the 1980s: Aiming for the Extraordinary

The word ‘Epic’ has recently been devalued and just used to mean something that is striking or enjoyable, but the correct meaning of the word indicated narratives in the ‘Epic’ mould – those which surpass the ordinary in scale and reach heroic proportions – this applies to films too. I’m taking a look at some of the truly Epic movies from the early 1980s that showed extraordinary ambition in their story and spectacle.

“Forged by a god. Foretold by a wizard. Found by a king.”

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I Kill Giants Director Anders Walter’s Top Five Influences

I Kill Giants Director Anders Walter's Top Five Influences

To celebrate the UK DVD release of I Kill Giants, Academy Award-winning director Anders Walter discusses five of his biggest movie inspirations and the power of film to transport us back to childhood.

“Every year I maybe see ten fantastic movies, but they don’t stay with me the same as when I was young. They might become classics in their own way. But people’s favourite films, I think, always have to do with when you are most open to the world in general. And obviously that is when you are young.”

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