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Long Movies
« on: March 26, 2019, 11:21:37 AM »
If you can't make your story into a movie that is 90 minutes or less then just make it a TV Show.  I mean sheesh. 


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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 11:24:11 AM »
best part about having a 2 and 5 year old and only watching their movies is that Disney (on top of making elite animated movies) only makes them like 85 minutes long.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 11:26:09 AM »
I love long movies and wish there were more.

In fact, I don't think I've ever said a movie is too long.
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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 11:32:22 AM »
The worst is when it seems like a movie is wrapping up nicely around the 90 minute mark but then there is a twist and now you don't know when it will end but probably not for another 30-45 minutes.  Ugh.  Why do movies have to be so complicated?

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2019, 11:38:39 AM »
The Godfather I and II laugh at the idea of this thread.  When those movies end I'm kinda bummed out there isn't more to watch.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2019, 11:41:57 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 11:48:39 AM »
I love long movies and wish there were more.

In fact, I don't think I've ever said a movie is too long.

i agree and i tried to think of exceptions to this rule, and so far came up with Once Upon a Time in America

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2019, 11:51:53 AM »
Room was too long. Its overall length was fine, but if it would have just ended shortly after she escaped, it would have been a better movie.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2019, 11:59:24 AM »
I heard Avengers End Game is 3 hours, 2 minutes. I'll be seeing it because of my 8 year-old. Thankfully, I'll probably also get a little break from it when my 8 year-old needs to go to the bathroom.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2019, 12:05:50 PM »
I love long movies and wish there were more.

In fact, I don't think I've ever said a movie is too long.

i agree and i tried to think of exceptions to this rule, and so far came up with Once Upon a Time in America

There are certainly bad movies that are long, but I can't think of a movie where a long runtime is a negative factor
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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2019, 12:06:04 PM »
I heard Avengers End Game is 3 hours, 2 minutes.

Are you kidding me? More like Avengers:  omg this movie is never going to End Game.  No thanks iyam.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2019, 02:05:15 PM »
honestly, after about 15 minutes of any movie, i'm ready to move on.  i feel like i have enough data collected to fill in the blanks about the remaining 1:30 and am happy to occupy my time doing other things.


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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2019, 02:11:28 PM »
Imagine trying to do Shawshank in 90 minutes. SMDH.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2019, 02:16:24 PM »
Imagine trying to do Shawshank in 90 minutes. SMDH.

I could easily do Shawshank in 90 minutes.  Should have ended as soon as he escaped.  Leave the Morgan Freeman stuff to the imagination.  I don't need to see him bagging groceries and walking around the countryside for 45 minutes.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2019, 02:16:50 PM »
Great point wackycat08, these short attention span losers can get mumped and go watch some more network television  :ROFL:
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2019, 02:19:57 PM »
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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 10:54:05 AM »
All of the Lord of the Ring movies could have easily been 90 minutes if you just cut out all the scenes where people just stare at each other with emotional expressions on their faces. 


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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 06:41:59 PM »
Hi _33 just a quick clarification question... With some of the old timey pictures (talkies) they had intermissions. Do you count intermissions as part of the total runtime? Fiddler on the roof, for example. Thanks in advance go cats.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2019, 10:07:42 AM »
Hi _33 just a quick clarification question... With some of the old timey pictures (talkies) they had intermissions. Do you count intermissions as part of the total runtime? Fiddler on the roof, for example. Thanks in advance go cats.

All movies over 90 minutes should be required my the MPAA to have an intermission.  The intermission should be a minimum of 1 year long, and then the second half of the movie can be released with a "2" after the title.

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 10:35:48 AM »
barge gas 1 has a run time of 15 minutes.  every subsequent release in the barge gas series (2-17) ran 14 minutes in length (15 was too long), except for the penultimate which ran 16 minutes (sorry barge gas fans)


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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2019, 10:37:04 AM »
on the flip side, if tempty island ran 4 hours, i would be in heaven.  same with survivor.  the television medium is so much better than crap can movies


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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2019, 10:50:20 AM »
barge gas 1 has a run time of 15 minutes.  every subsequent release in the barge gas series (2-17) ran 14 minutes in length (15 was too long), except for the penultimate which ran 16 minutes (sorry barge gas fans)

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Re: Long Movies
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2019, 02:11:28 PM »
I love long movies and wish there were more.

In fact, I don't think I've ever said a movie is too long.

i agree and i tried to think of exceptions to this rule, and so far came up with Once Upon a Time in America

There are certainly bad movies that are long, but I can't think of a movie where a long runtime is a negative factor

Pretty much every Judd Apatow movie is good but would've been funnier if it weren't 20 minutes too long. It's all about the batting average with comedy.
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