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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2020, 11:54:17 AM »
According to my Criticker account...

Seven Samurai (1954) 100
Red Beard (1965) 95
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 95
Das Boot (1981) 94
Gandhi (1982) 90


It took me a while to compile this. Every time I clicked a movie I thought was over 3 hours long, it came up short. The Godfather is 10 minutes short of three, and Ran was 20 minutes short. I thought for sure both of them were over three hours.
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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2020, 12:19:52 PM »
And Here Are Some Acclaimed Films I Can't Yet Bring Myself To Watch:

Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (15hrs) - This is compounded by the rest of the Heimat series, so if the running time isn't daunting enough there are the other films in the series that bring the running time up to 53hrs 25min.
Out 1, noli me tangere (12hrs 9min) - I am not a fan of Jacques Rivette, who tends to run off on unusual tangents that leave me behind.
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (9hrs 11min) - There isn't a single thing about this Documentary from China that interests me at the moment.
War and Peace (1966) (7hrs 7min) - If I am to watch a version of W&P, it will probably be the 1956 version which is only 3hrs 28min and stars Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda
Carlos (2010) (5hrs 34min) - Like Jacques Rivette, I'm not as big a fan of Olivier Assayas as most. This is the most accessible and certainly generated a lot of discussion on the Boards, but I don't care to commit to that much of a director I have yet to appreciate.
Les MisÚrables (1934) (4hrs 41min) - I hear this is the definitive version of the Victor Hugo novel, but I've already seen 2 other films and read the book. Given the choice, I would rather spend the time re-watching something from my first list, or 2-3 movies I haven't seen.

Since posting this I have watched all but Out 1 and Heimat.



There's another way to phrase this question which I think would be a stronger indicator of personal tastes, what is the longest movie you love? Where people will certainly roll their eyes at the running time, but you believe it's worth the commitment of time. My answer is The Human Condition at 579 minutes.

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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2020, 12:44:25 PM »
Since posting this I have watched all but Out 1 and Heimat.

I started watching Heimat about a year ago, but it started off really slow and I gave up. With this ongoing pandemic, you just gave me the kick in the pants I need to watch it completely.
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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2020, 04:40:13 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2020, 05:03:50 PM »
Yeah, The Mother and The Whore rocks!
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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2020, 05:20:06 PM »
This has changed so drastically for me, I have a much better list to go off of than just several months ago.

1. Fanny & Alexander - TV Cut
2. Lord of the Rings
3. A Brighter Summer Day
4. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles
5. Seven Samurai

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Re: Top 5 Movies Over 3 Hours Long
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2020, 09:25:52 AM »


There's another way to phrase this question which I think would be a stronger indicator of personal tastes, what is the longest movie you love? Where people will certainly roll their eyes at the running time, but you believe it's worth the commitment of time. My answer is The Human Condition at 579 minutes.

In fiction: I am not sure I count Heimat as a movie, so I will go with the 4 hours of Love Exposure, a movie that just did not seem that long (because it is 3 minutes short of that).
In Docs: Il Mio Viaggio in Italia (2001 or possibly 1999) at 4:06 hours an excellent doco by Martin Scorsese.

 

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