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The Hollywood Epic Roadshows

Dr Sheldon Hall explains the infamous Hollywood Epic Roadshow.

Unlike today when we are able to see the latest Hollywood Blockbuster in hundreds of different cinemas in the country, the Hollywood Epic was released in only one or two cinemas internationally. Hundreds of cinemagoers would flock to the cities to see the latest touring Epic film, making this cinematic experience more like a night at the Opera than going to the Cinema.

Sheldon Hall is Senior Lecturer of Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University and is co – author of Epics, Spectacles and Blockbusters.

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