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cast of thousands

A great many individuals, a large crowd. This term originated in Hollywood, in advertisements for epic-scale films such as Ben-Hur (1926), which had an enormous cast. Legendary producer Samuel Goldwyn, during the filming of The Last Supper, allegedly had this exchange: “‘Why only twelve [disciples]?’—‘That’s the original number.’—‘Well, go out and get thousands.’”
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A cast of thousands would be assembled and tens of thousands more interviewed for roles in the project.
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The cornerstone of this development is based around the more than three dozen online and print graphic novel properties in various stages of production as well as the cast of thousands of characters from those series.
Lorre, in a meeting with reporters, said there will be a "cast of thousands'' for the final episode but is keeping their identities a secret not to spoil things for viewers.
The epic film may have a cast of thousands, but Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler are veritable forces of nature who refuse to be upstaged by that teeming multitude!
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While the stories involve a cast of thousands, recurring characters have emerged as the stories passed into historical legend.
It has accumulated a cast of thousands over the decades with some major parts, such as those played by Yasser Ararat and Ariel Sharon, some minor roles that failed to develop into anything meaningful and others, such as the one played by Bill Clinton, who entered the arena with much fanfare and political clout but, ultimately, failed to make any lasting impact on the storyline.
With their arrivals and departures, Mintz's cast of thousands (often the same person over and over) comes to define his locations of surveillance as much as a single ghost's narrative defines a creepy demesne or opera house.
One stumbles at first through the clumsy narration, choppy action scenes, and a "cast of thousands," including reluctant pirates, middle men, Islamists, political and economic opportunists, teenage suicide bombers, and would-be martyrs.
The X Factor returned at the weekend with new judges and, again, a cast of thousands of wannabe hopefuls.
With names like Sledgehammer and Ergenekon and an alleged cast of thousands ranging from retired top military generals to newspaper editors, the plots being investigated are incredibly complex.