Legends of the Fall: What was this movie even about? Three idiot brothers and an girl who put up with the shit they put her through? Every character was in some shape or form, a total idiot. I cared nothing about them, the only thing I did like was the setting. Montana is beautiful.
That's what realistic Epic Drama Tragedies are. There's no one hero, no real villian (except the Irish mob, or maybe time itself). It's not just a collection of meaningless events, every line in that movie has a purpose that can be interpreted 5 different ways. Everyone's betraying each other, yet everyone loves each other.
I found it very Hemingway-esque, and an amazing adaptation of the Jim Harrison short story. One of the best contemporary American writers, that guy.