Building a blockbuster

This podcast by Epicleff Media is about the birth of some of the most successful movies of all times. And also about the name they redefined to name their popularity

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2 min readJun 3, 2019

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What does it take to build a blockbuster? Well, first of all: when “Jaws” came out in 1975, the term “blockbuster” was already used to define a huge theatrical success. What that movie did was to redefine the boundaries of what a blockbuster is: from its release the new limit begun to be 100 millions worth of tickets sold. That movie was also the one that revealed a couple of soon to be very famous and revolutionary directors: Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.

This podcast, described by the authors themselves as a “biopod”, is based on a peculiar narrative structure: instead of using original materials and a narrator, it switches on a different level, that’s a sort of acoustic biopic.

The main characters of the story such as Spielberg, Lucas, Scorsese, the composer John Williams and many others are played by actors (or rather voices) that mimic the real ones. Therefore some focal points of the plot turn to be played like theatrical…

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