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Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 05:27 (UTC) (Link)
So how was the film or did you even watch it?
ehowton at 2007-12-24 05:40 (UTC) (Link)
I had to take a leak, thanks for asking. Its a long movie.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 05:42 (UTC) (Link)
Two hours and ten minutes does not a long film make.
ehowton at 2007-12-24 05:44 (UTC) (Link)
Cite your source, asshole.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 05:54 (UTC) (Link)
Classic movies that are considered "long":

El Cid 182 min
Ben Hur 212 min
Ten Commandments 220 min
Jesus of Nazareth 371 min
Exodus 208 min
Kingdom of Heaven 194 min
John Wayne's The Alamo 192 min

Just to name a few.
ehowton at 2007-12-24 06:27 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. Of course we weren't talking about classic movies, you just threw that in there. And on top of that you listed Kingdom of Heaven as a classic. WTF?
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 06:28 (UTC) (Link)
I meant to specifically reference the director's cut. Have you seen it?
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2007-12-25 12:12 (UTC) (Link)
Regardless of what you may feel about Kingdom of Heaven, the term "classic" usually refers to something 25 years or older.

Either way, you're listing films that were produced as epics (save Jesus of Nazareth, which was a TV mini-series). They were designed to be big in many ways, either with large format or widescreen processes for roadshow presentations, gargantuan all-star casts and, of course, they had extremely long running times specifically to distinguish them from most films (and, of course, television, hence the VistaVision, 70 millimeter, CinemaScope and what have you). Oh, and while they were long, they had intermissions so you could leave and go to the bathroom and have a smoke (most of them were produced in the 50s and 60s).

Lately this has changed, but for the bulk of the existence of cinema, two hours was considered the "bladder barrier," and so films were rarely produced that were very much longer than that... also from a practical sense you could squeeze in more showings of a shorter film. In fact, movies often had to be cut down to conform to a specific time frame.

Edited at 2007-12-25 12:33 pm (UTC)
ehowton at 2007-12-24 06:31 (UTC) (Link)
It was incredible. I can't wait to watch it again. What wondrous storytelling! Its a Princess Bride for a whole new generation. Its the other half of The Lady in Water and how At World's End should have...ended. How touching - how exciting! I want to see it again.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 06:36 (UTC) (Link)
Well, glory be! You're enjoying my recomends more and more here lately. I can't wait to hear how your thoughts on the movies I left you.
ehowton at 2007-12-24 19:12 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry, I didn't purchase it on your recommendation.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 19:19 (UTC) (Link)
Then what the hell was all this?
ehowton at 2007-12-24 19:21 (UTC) (Link)
You go on about a lot of movies. Its your thing. After we purchased this one, I was trying to recall if it was one of them you went on about.

It was.

Case closed.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 19:54 (UTC) (Link)
and yet, despite all my going on about it and teling you how much you'd like the movie, that doesn't count as a reccomend?
ehowton at 2007-12-24 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
The answer to this is two-fold. Firstly, had I remembered your recommendation, maybe. Second - you simply cannot go around saying every film is awesome, then when someone 'happens' to see one of them, say, "I told you so."
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