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  (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 C. Heston ... Himself - Interviewee

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
Tom Brown .... Executive Producer for TCM
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
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 C. Heston .... special thanks
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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Fair At Best, 26 September 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Night at the Movies, A: The Gigantic World of Epics (2009)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The second entry in TCM's series is slightly better than the previous one but once again, trying to fit hundreds of movies into 60-minutes isn't really a good idea. In the documentary we start off learning that D.W. Griffith created the epic (not totally true) and then Cecil B. DeMille carried the torch until the likes of David Lean and up to Kevin Costner. This series, so far, has been extremely hit and miss and again I think trying to fit an entire genre into such a short running time is going to cost all sorts of problems. Here we have countless films and filmmakers being overlooked while others get too much of the spotlight. GONE WITH THE WIND, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI and DeMille's remake of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS get the most attention, which is fine considering these are classic films but we also miss out on hearing about countless others. In fact, unless you don't know what an epic is then I doubt you're going to learn too much from this thing as it's pretty simple and straight-forward to the point where I'm sure most film buffs are going to know the stories being told here and perhaps seen the majority of the films. Steven Spielberg, Kenneth Branagh, Omar Sharif, Melvyn Stokes, Rudy Behlmer and John Milius are a few of the people interviewed as well as the children or relatives of Charlton Heston, DeMille and Anthony Mann.

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