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Old 25-06-2013, 19:20
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Recently watched Meet Joe Black, found it incredibly long winded.

Dialogue between all the characters just seemed unnecessarily stretched out, it wasn't a terrible movie but could have done with a fair bit of trimming.

Also Titanic, Once Upon a Time in the West and Cloud Atlas were a bit long winded for my liking.
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Old 25-06-2013, 19:23
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The Green Mile.Great film,an hour too long.
'I needs to see you down here Boss'.
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Old 25-06-2013, 19:46
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West Side story is so long winded. I love Musicals but it left me knackered just watching it. Other than that, it is an ace film.
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Old 25-06-2013, 19:56
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Lost in Translation - When is something interesting going to happen?!

2001: A Space Odyssey - I do love this movie but the journey through the psychedelic tunnel takes forever

Moonwalker - In general it's a bit of a slog but I find myself switching off during the Leave Me Alone song segment
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Old 25-06-2013, 20:13
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Revolutionary Road - great acting, but
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Old 25-06-2013, 20:25
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Inglourious Basterds - No need for a minutes gap between every line, and even Tarantino fans have to admit 4x20min conversations in one film is overkill.

Watchmen - I love it, but the theatrical cut is 2 hrs 40 mins long, and fairly confusing. As a film it doesn't work, because there's too many flashbacks and too much going on. I've never read the comic book, but apparently it's fairly literal adaptation, which might be it's downfall...
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Old 25-06-2013, 21:52
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Flags of Our Fathers. Didn't do it for me at all. Yet really enjoyed Letters From Iwo Jima.
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Old 25-06-2013, 22:33
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Forrest Gump. One of the most boring, predictable, drawn-out, bum-numbing films I ever sat through. Felt like it was 5 hours long when I saw it at the cinema.
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Old 25-06-2013, 23:01
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Heaven's Gate. 3 hours 39 minutes long; the plot could have happily been done in 89 minutes, it moves like the tectonic plates. Features 4 minute long 'roller skate dance'- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiNlthlz1d8

It's being reissued into UK arthouses on August 2nd. You can argue it's a masterpiece, but I'd imagine it'd be a hell of a slog in one go.

There is a nice poster for the reissue though- http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps654427ac.jpg
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Old 25-06-2013, 23:03
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Django Unchained for me which was unnecessarily long.
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Old 25-06-2013, 23:07
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Lost in Translation - When is something interesting going to happen?!

2001: A Space Odyssey - I do love this movie but the journey through the psychedelic tunnel takes forever

Moonwalker - In general it's a bit of a slog but I find myself switching off during the Leave Me Alone song segment
That's an interesting movie. The first half is fantastic, but then it turns into a strange fantasy movie with Michael Jackson seemingly playing himself as the second coming. The SFX in the actual movie are very good and underrated. Probably some of the best put on film in the 1980's.
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Old 26-06-2013, 01:04
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Lincoln
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Old 26-06-2013, 13:12
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Anything starring Tom Hanks.

He seems to like his long movies!
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Old 26-06-2013, 13:14
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Lost in Translation - When is something interesting going to happen?!

2001: A Space Odyssey - I do love this movie but the journey through the psychedelic tunnel takes forever

Moonwalker - In general it's a bit of a slog but I find myself switching off during the Leave Me Alone song segment
I totally disagree. The pace of the movie suited the script. It's a wonderful and heart warming film with a great soundtrack. I could watch this film time and time again.

It's such a shame Sofia Coppola hasn't produced anything of this quality since.
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Old 26-06-2013, 13:43
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A.I.

Loved the film but every time you thought it was over it kept goin on and on
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Old 26-06-2013, 14:03
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Lost in Translation - When is something interesting going to happen?!
Good call. Bill Murray looked as bored as I felt watching it.

Bit of a marmite film though. Some see acres of meaning, others see a pile of pretentious wank.
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Old 26-06-2013, 14:41
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The Deer Hunter. Such talent, such promise but my god...every single scene just dragged on and on about ten times longer than it ought have. There's no justifying that running time at all. It's a bad movie because of it, I can't judge it to be anything else.
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Old 26-06-2013, 15:04
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Solaris, the original Russian version (haven't seen the Clooney version), scenes just seemed to go on forever and ever.
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Old 26-06-2013, 15:46
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Loved the film but every time you thought it was over it kept goin on and on
I was just going to post about this film.
I hated every second of it & it just kept going on & on & on....................

It also happens to have the worst ending of any film ever released IMO.
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Old 26-06-2013, 16:30
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Song of Norway, the film that sank CINERAMA, it was utterly boring.
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Old 26-06-2013, 17:00
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The final Lord of the Rings film. I actually nodded off in the cinema it dragged on so long! I eventually saw it all at home and I did really enjoy it but there was a lot in there they didn't need.

I've been told The Hobbit's the same. Peter Jackson seems to like to take his time about it!
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Old 26-06-2013, 18:05
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Solaris, the original Russian version (haven't seen the Clooney version), scenes just seemed to go on forever and ever.
Sounds terrible I know but I have the Tarkovsky box set to help me sleep; 20 minutes of Andrei Rublev usually does the trick.
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Old 26-06-2013, 18:12
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The Deer Hunter. Such talent, such promise but my god...every single scene just dragged on and on about ten times longer than it ought have. There's no justifying that running time at all. It's a bad movie because of it, I can't judge it to be anything else.
LOL, as mentioned, Michael Cimino's next film after The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, well it makes Deer Hunter look like a 90 minute Roger Corman movie.
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Old 26-06-2013, 18:19
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The Phantom Menace
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Old 26-06-2013, 18:25
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Good call. Bill Murray looked as bored as I felt watching it.

Bit of a marmite film though. Some see acres of meaning, others see a pile of pretentious wank.
Lost in Translation is a brilliant masterpiece of cinema.

Bill Murray was playing a bored lonely middle aged man - so looking bored was playing the character. duh.
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