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Thu, Mar 11, 2021 9:50 AM

Live Poll: Epic Movies With Most Extras

Hello, poll forum, another idea for your consideration, feedback welcome, thank you.

Before computer-generated imagery could create massive crowds, Hollywood relied on extras, real people who laboriously had to be controlled, clothed, fed and paid. A "cast of thousands" that assemble the huge armies in great land battles.

Which is your favorite biblical or historical epic movie?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls089806471/

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4 m ago

One of the earliest epic films must be Intolerance (1916), according to wikipedia it had over 3,000 extras and they cost over $12,000 dollars a day.

Oscar winner Cimarron had over 5,000 dressed extras

I like your intro, but since you have movies that were filmed after computer generated films became available, perhaps you could add a note that some movies still make use of that massive human crowds.

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The high number for Kolberg seems to be questionable. IMDb mentions 15,000-20,000 soldiers, though other sources say 5,000.

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Ok, now I took the data from the IMDb trivia page.

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