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This week's movie topic is all about Epic Battle Scenes...
"Share on your blog those battle scenes that are so epic, they make you stop everything to watch. Link back here so that others can find you."
The first one that comes to mind isn't an army v army battle, but more of a battle between two men: the chariot race in Ben-Hur. It's the most exciting 10 minutes in film. I couldn't find an embed, but here's a link to the full sequence.
Second has to be the opening scenes from Saving Private Ryan. Reportedly, this was a dead-on accurate depiction. Warning: not for the faint-of-heart.
Next is the lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader in The Empire Strikes Back, a classic and still a :
And finally we have the final scenes of United 93: The passengers v the hijackers. Taut, claustrophobic and gripping, and yet so hopeless. Gut-wrenching.