Black Friday is in full swing and right now the shops are crammed with people trying their best to bag a bargain.
If it’s all getting too much and you’d like a break from the madness, we have lined up four of epic movie crowd scenes for your viewing pleasure…
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1936)
Bearing in mind that visual technology was a lot more basic back then, this crowd scene starring everybody’s favourite hunchback, Quasimodo, is pretty epic to say the least. Expect sweeping shots of Notre Dame Cathedral, hump-backed heroism and lots of crowd related chaos.
This historical classic starring a young Kirk Douglas and Lawrence Olivier features plenty of impressive crowd shots, but by far the most iconic is the movie’s climactic moment where the slaves stand up to the evil Crassus: “I Am Spartacus.”
Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Perhaps one of the most nail-biting crowd scenes ever is the opening part of Lord of The Rings’ battle of Helms Deep, when the Orks turn up to attack the mountain fortress of Hornburg. A perfectly balanced mix of real life actors and CGI make this scene impossible to take your eyes off from start to finish.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
No good movie crowd scene collection would be complete without a hoard of flesh eating zombies – and this remake of Day of The Dead (the 1985 sequel to the original Dawn of the Dead film) is packed full of them. You wouldn’t want these guys chasing you around a shopping centre on Black Friday, that’s for sure!
Did you know? 1994 Sci-Fi flick Stargate was the last Hollywood movie to use thousands of extras in its huge crowd scenes, rather than CGI effects.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this interlude and if you’re ready to get back to shopping, enjoy browsing our Black Friday deals from the comfort of your own home.
Image: NICK HEDDINGER via flickr