- This heading is used as a topical heading for works about films that employ large casts and lavish sets to depict action on a grand scale. When used as a topical heading it is subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions.
- Costume spectacles (Motion pictures)
- Film epics
- Heroic films
- Monumental films
- Spectacles (Motion pictures)
- Spectaculars (Motion pictures)
Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes
- found: Ben Hur, 1959.
- found: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988 (Epics; use for fictional works which employ "a cast of thousands" to depict action on a cosmic scale. UF: Costume spectacles, Sandal and spear epics, Spectaculars, Sword and sandal epics)
- found: Lopez, D. Films by genre, c1993 (Epic film, Film epic, Spectacle, Costume picture, Heroic film, Monumental film). Movie epics are usually set in the historical past, but they can also deal with contemporary or even future events. Frequently, though, the setting is antiquity--mythological, biblical, Greek or Roman times--and the film sets, as a rule, are lavish and spectacular)
This heading is used as a topical heading for works about films that employ large casts and lavish sets to depict action on a grand scale. When used as a topical heading it is subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions.
- 2002-04-16: new
- 2009-03-12: revised
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