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It has to do more with familiarity, or perceived familiarity on assumption of an audience, than you might expect: get ready to be slightly appalled/offended. Historical films will either have to unpack the contextual circumstances of an event or assume a preformed familiarity the audience has brought with them. Hollywood assumes a typical cinematic ...


Sadly, as an American, I've heard little to nothing about these epics (Mahabharata and Ramayana), not that I wouldn't like to see the movies. There are still no big-budget epics based on works like Odyssey, Iliad, and The Aeneid; not even the Epic of Gilgamesh (which is possible the oldest story known). At least not up-dated versions with many liberties ...

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