Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is celebrating epic movies in the month of July.
This month on Saturdays and Sundays at 8.30pm it will be showcasing films such as Doctor Zhivago (Saturday 7th at 8.30pm), Raintree County (Sunday 8th at 8.30pm), Ben Hur (Saturday 14th at 8.30pm), the channel premiere of Lawrence of Arabia (Sunday 15th at 8.30pm), Casablanca (Saturday 21st at 8.30pm), Quo Vadis (Sunday 22nd at 8.30pm) and Ghandi (Saturday 28th at 8.30pm).
This Sunday at 7:30pm it also screens the special The Gigantic World of Epics as part of its A Night At The Movies series.
Told through interviews with some of cinemas finest film makers (Kenneth Branagh, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg), writers (Kenneth Follett), actors (Omar Sharif, Martin Landau) as well as stuntmen, production designers and film historians, A Night At The Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics examines Hollywood’s biggest screen spectaculars. Whether it is the genre’s beginnings, its figureheads and pioneers or the technical issues of big budget film making, The Gigantic World of Epics delves into all things Epic. Packed with classic footage, behind the scenes images from films such as Gone With The Wind, The Ten Commandments, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and El Cid as well as reminiscences from director Fraser Heston, son of Charlton Heston; Cecilia DeMille Presley, granddaughter of epic filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, among others, A Night At The Movies: The Gigantic World of Epics is everything you ever wanted know about the Hollywood’s biggest movies.
A Night At The Movies is an all-new collection of one-hour specials that provide a Film Studies 101 look at top cinematic genres. Future instalments will include looks at other genres such as horror films, the suspenseful world of thrillers, comedies and a Christmas special. The documentaries come to TCM from DreamWorks Television, with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (Las Vegas, TNT’s Into the West) serving as executive producers. The Gigantic World of Epics was written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker and author Laurent Bouzereau.