Speaking of war epics, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now deserves special distinction. Not only did this contemporary take on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness provide a nightmarish glimpse into the horrors of the Vietnam War, but the pitfalls of the production itself were worthy of their own separate movie, which it actually got.
Resurrection should be here as well as
The Kings Speech.
The real miss is somehow having so many films about Roman Republic/Empire, and somehow miss Cleopatra. That's a Hollywood Lush Budget Period Piece bar none, and the making of it is a period piece of 1960's A-list Hollywood itself.
Pick one Godfather and replace it with Cleopatra = Much better list.
Wonderful Cinematography, great cast, awful movie.
Walked out after viewing about 50%, need I say more?
Good list but, for me, missing a few... Rob Roy, raise the red lantern, master and commander, glory, angels and insects, impromptu, amadeus, cinema paradisio, pale rider, the big red one, I include these last two because I believe that they are more important as period pieces than as western or war pictures.
When the holidays dip below the South Pole...
This list of amazing Hollywood ensembles isn't definitive, but for a taste of some of the greatest casts of all time,...
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