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Stix489
08-28-2008, 12:28 PM
Okay guys...what is your favourite, most EPIC story of all time? (Maybe we can form a database of stories so that the people interested are just a few clicks away)

Whether it being a Romantic Novel by a crazy half drugged writer, a ******* Movie by the Korean man next door, an ancient historical fact about some old dude and his invention of the wheel...or your very own (but totally rubbish) fiction story you have written due to boredom!

Mine has to be The Passion of the Christ....I loved that movie a little too much for my own good (if that's even possible).

The story (which I am very well used to, ever since I was mature enough to understand my faith) is epic in it's own right. The way it was portrayed was sad, it was disturbing, yet it was a masterpiece! A very beautiful movie, and I recommend anyone to watch it, no matter the religion!

My second most favourite story...is the story of LEONIDAS AND THE 300 SPARTANS! . A true historical story could not be much more epic than this!

300 almost ties in the The Passion; It's shear brilliance in every aspect. From the story itself, the atmosphere, the narrative, the acting (in the movie, of course, as I am yet to actually read the graphic novel) the lighting, the cinematography...everything in that movie was beautiful....even the blood and gore was beautiful in it's own way!

Well, now it's your turn...What is YOUR favourite, most EPIC tale?

muttjones
08-28-2008, 12:51 PM
Indiana Jones is epic in him self so any story he takes part is automatically an epic tale of epic proportions:p

Marino
08-28-2008, 03:31 PM
Hm, the thread title alone qualifies this for the Goldmine. :arg:

Creative
08-28-2008, 05:57 PM
The tale of Metal Gear Solid. That has to be epic, right? >_>

bbroman
08-28-2008, 09:53 PM
For a movie: 300 is incredible. Very epic, very cool. Spartacus, for it's time, was awesome.

Maltay
08-28-2008, 09:57 PM
Lord of the rings as a film was epic.
The magician (Even though I havent read it xD) is epic also. Epicer infact.

I guess maybe the da vinci code also

Stix489
08-29-2008, 09:29 AM
Nice...I need to downlaod buy the 300 Graphic Novel....but My net is going so SLOW >_< I have no money >_<

bbroman
08-29-2008, 10:31 AM
Watchmen, anyone?

Stix489
08-29-2008, 02:03 PM
Would love to see/read it some day!

Wow..I just finished reading Frank Miller's 300...Dare I say it is more EPIC than the movie? Hell yes, and the movie was more epic than anything else I have seen! Wow! :eek:

Darth_Spartan
08-29-2008, 02:11 PM
I am huge fan of Dragonlance, start off with the Chronicles, than the legends, than second generation and than end with the last chronicle. They are great books. These are the ones writting by Margaret weis and Tracy Hickman and those are the ones you want to read. there are some others that are good also and you just have to be picky on what you like about dragonlance.

Also some others to check out would be Stephen Kings The Dark Tower Series is good, also I liked the harry potter series also.

LittleBigMan
08-29-2008, 07:17 PM
300 is up there on my list but #1 is CLOVERFIELD, a ridiculously epic movie.:idea:I just got an EPIC idea, CLOVERFIELD IN LBP, now that's epic.:idea:

Guitarrassdeamor
08-29-2008, 07:27 PM
Now, I have no epic tales, but I have a stash of them hidden away from one guy. Oh man they are great. I'll post them later!

RockSauron
08-29-2008, 08:54 PM
Yeah, Watchmen was awesome- as were a few Batman graphics novels, like Year One, the Dark Knight Returns, Long Halloween, Dark Victoy, Arkham Asylum, and the Killing Joke- but if we go down that thread of logic, it kind of only says what a good storyline is, which may or may not equal epic, depending on what epic means.

Code1337
08-29-2008, 09:32 PM
I'd have to say the Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Astinov. Thank god Hollywood hasn't buchered them yet. (this is mostly due to how complicated they are)

QuozL
08-30-2008, 12:05 AM
Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Astinov.

What Code said above and Douglas Adams Epic Tales of Epic Adventure through the Universe which include

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, The Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish
Mostly Harmless

He also has some other pretty cool books as well.

Cheers QuozL

12454522412412
08-30-2008, 12:29 AM
the story of Sergent Nathan Hale... hes my hero... and its a cool story...

Any American should know who he is... maybe british folk... anyone else i kinds doubt.

Code1337
08-30-2008, 12:40 AM
What Code said above and Douglas Adams Epic Tales of Epic Adventure through the Universe which include

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, The Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks For All The Fish
Mostly Harmless

He also has some other pretty cool books as well.

Cheers QuozL

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is a classic too, it was a close second for me. :P

You my friend, have good taste.

Stix489
09-20-2008, 11:43 AM
I have seen bits of the movie...Didn't really appeal to me >_>

Creative
09-20-2008, 11:47 AM
I'm currently reading Cosmic, Kick Off and Ninja Warrior... thing...
They're all epic books.

LittleBigMidget
09-20-2008, 03:03 PM
Any myazaki (probably mispelled) or pixar movie.

ClankXIII
09-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Ratchet & Clank is where it's at. More so the original and the final levels of Tools of Destruction. I liked how the original had conflicts between Ratchet and Clank, and the last couple parts of ToD were pretty cool. :)

muttjones
09-20-2008, 03:29 PM
while those are all mighty epic, none can surpass the epicness of the greatest adventure hero of all time...


INDIANA JONES

Jack
09-20-2008, 10:22 PM
Ocean's series.
Fight club.