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Laurent Bouzereau (written by)
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20 December 2009 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Steven Spielberg ... Himself - Interviewee
Gary Smith ... Himself - Interviewee (as Gary Allen Smith)
Melvyn Stokes ... Himself - Interviewee

Robert Osborne ... Himself - Interviewee
Cecilia DeMille Presley ... Herself - Interviewee

Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Himself - Interviewee

Fraser Clarke Heston ... Himself - Interviewee (as Fraser C. Heston)

Rudy Behlmer ... Himself - Interviewee

Omar Sharif ... Himself - Interviewee
William Bronston ... Himself - Interviewee
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni ... Herself - Interviewee
Ken Follett ... Himself - Interviewee

Jean-Jacques Annaud ... Himself - Interviewee

John Milius ... Himself - Interviewee
Michael Stevenson ... Himself - Interviewee

Charlton Heston ... Himself (archive footage)

Kenneth Branagh ... Himself - Interviewee

Martin Landau ... Himself - Interviewee

Guy Hendrix Dyas ... Himself - Interviewee

Loren Janes ... Himself - Interviewee

Diamond Farnsworth ... Himself - Interviewee

Nina Mann ... Herself - Interviewee

Cecil B. DeMille ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Laurent Bouzereau 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Laurent Bouzereau  written by

Produced by
Laurent Bouzereau .... producer
Justin Falvey .... executive producer
Darryl Frank .... executive producer
Hadley Gwin .... supervising producer: Turner Classic Movies
Adele Sparks .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Jeff Byrd (director of photography) (as Jeffrey Peter Byrd)
Sovonto Green (director of photography)
Bertrand Lecuyer (director of photography)
Eric Marquis (director of photography)
Greg Melton (director of photography)
Ron Siegel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Andy Cohen 
 
Makeup Department
Mara Capozzi .... makeup artist
Markus Keith .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Keith Branch .... sound
Brett Brooke .... sound
Antoine Doublet .... sound
Marla Hettinger .... sound
Gary McCafferty .... sound
Ken Pries .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Benjamin J. Bumgarner .... assistant editor
Mateusz Milosinski .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Grant Boerner .... assistant to the producer
 
Thanks
Jean-Jacques Annaud .... special thanks
Rudy Behlmer .... special thanks
Kenneth Branagh .... special thanks
William Bronston .... special thanks
Tom Brown .... special thanks
Guy Hendrix Dyas .... special thanks
Diamond Farnsworth .... special thanks
George Feltenstein .... special thanks
Ken Follett .... special thanks
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni .... special thanks
Hadley Gwin .... special thanks
Alan Hergott .... special thanks (as Alan S. Hergott)
Fraser Clarke Heston .... special thanks (as Fraser C. Heston)
Darcy Hettrich .... special thanks
Loren Janes .... special thanks
Jeffrey Katzenberg .... special thanks
Ra Kumar .... special thanks
Martin Landau .... special thanks
Nina Mann .... special thanks
John Milius .... special thanks
Robert Osborne .... special thanks
Sheryl Petersen .... special thanks
Cecilia DeMille Presley .... special thanks
Omar Sharif .... special thanks
Gary Smith .... special thanks (as Gary Allen Smith)
Steven Spielberg .... special thanks
Lindsey Springer .... special thanks
Michael Stevenson .... special thanks
Melvyn Stokes .... special thanks
Michael Wright .... special thanks
 

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Too many films, too little time...but interesting..., 7 December 2011
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: THE GIGANTIC WORLD OF EPICS (2009) manages to squeeze an awful lot of clips from some notable epic films into an hour of running time.

The format almost works, except that it mainly goes back and forth between three films: GONE WITH THE WIND, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI and THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Each time it starts to get into some interesting trivia about the making of the film, it goes on to another film and then still another before returning to the original discussion on the first film. This back and forth technique gets tiresome before the hour is out.

For fans of epic films, the clips are very interesting and in addition there are "on the set" moments illustrated with still photos of behind-the-scenes action taking place during filming. From that standpoint, the documentary is a success. Especially interesting are the remarks on GONE WITH THE WIND and the change of directors (and other anecdotes) which most film fans may be familiar with.

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