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By John De Vito

To paraphrase silent motion picture queen Norma Desmond in Billy Wilder’s vintage 1950 movie Sunset Boulevard, “The epic miniseries are enormous! It’s tv that acquired small!” this can be very true whilst one compares such iconic epic miniseries as Rich guy, terrible Man (1976), Roots (1977), Holocaust (1978), Shogun (1980), The Winds of War (1983), War and Remembrance (1988-89) and Angels in America (2003) to today’s usual tv programming. This paintings lines the old trajectory of the epic miniseries and delves into the nature archetypes and topics that recur within the style, giving shut severe awareness to greater than forty miniseries. A filmography is included.

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