Examples of Epic Storytelling
May 21, 2008 4:49 PM Subscribe
What are some of the best examples of epic storytelling that have taken place?
posted by SpacemanStix to media & arts (56 answers total) 43 users marked this as a favorite
And by epic, I mean "vast, can't-believe-I-got-here-from-there," kind of stories: space operas, long and treacherous journey of the reluctant hero, birth-to-death stores, etc. I think of stories that are on such a grand scale that you feel as if you traveled a lifetime's worth of experiences to create a context for the overall message. I really enjoy this kind of storytelling, whether it be in literature, movies, video games, or song.
What are excellent examples of epic stories that take place in various mediums? Ultimately, I'm looking for some new experiences, so anything off the beaten path (like, not Lord of the Rings) gets bonus points.