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What is the longest film you have ever watched in it's entirety in one sitting?

 
 
Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 06:04 pm
What is the longest film you have ever watched in it's entirety in one sitting?
Longest film watched in a movie theater? Or on television?

Have you also spend a single day on a personal movie marathon lasting 24 hours or longer?

I just came from watching the absolutely incredible biopic by Olivier Assayas titled Carlos: Special Roadshow Edition (clocking at 330 minutes not including the 15 minute intermission). Easily one of the best films I've seen this year or the past couple of years. No other film I have ever seen at the cinema ever comes close to it's length.

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/carlos-special-roadshow-edition/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1321865/combined

1. 90 minutes or less;
2. 90 to 120 minutes;
3. 120 to 150 minutes;
4. 150 to 180 minutes;
5. 180 to 210 minutes;
6. 210 to 240 minutes;
7. 240 to 270 minutes;
8. 270 to 300 minutes;
9. 300 minutes or longer;
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Arella Mae
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 06:31 pm
@tsarstepan,
The Stand by Stephen King. I think it's about six hours long in length.
MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 06:53 pm
@Arella Mae,
Nothing to compare with 6 hours. 'Reds' and 'Gandhi' are ones that come to mind but they were probably only about 3 hours.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 06:58 pm
@MonaLeeza,
Still ... 3 plus hours is nothing to sneeze at. Smile
Reds: Runtime: 194 min
Gandhi: Runtime: 191 min
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 07:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Shoah.

Many hours, eight? We left before the end because of our pal's needs. I think it ran nine hours.

Major film.

She says, drily.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 07:12 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
Runtime:
Sweden:544 min (25 fps) | UK:566 min | USA:503 min

8 and a third hours is the short version of the Holocaust doc! Egads!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090015/combined
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 07:23 pm
I don't now remember for sure if that watching was over one or two days, but I think one, with intermissions. I'm almost sure it was nine hours at a time. This was at the Pavilion in west LA.

That was with our friend Harvey Goldstein. He was a prof at USC and had at one point a PBS or such type show called Ceremonies of Innocence.
I can cry to think of the three of us watching this, but the information wasn't new to him. Or even to us, though some was.
His life had to do with making sense in despair.

He's also the guy who taught myself and ex about food, maybe even food as distraction, or as organization.

farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:07 pm
@ossobuco,
DER RING DES NEIBELUNGEN
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:17 pm
@farmerman,
The entire Wagner's Ring cycle in one sitting?
How many hours does that approximately clock at?
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:18 pm
@tsarstepan,
13, BUT WE WERE STEINED
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:21 pm
I give up, I've never watched that or will.
Not sure why - just that what I've seen seen and heard is shrill.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:28 pm
@ossobuco,
IT WAS A GERMAN COURSE REQUIREMENT IN UNDERGRAD. A BUNCH OF US RENTED THE BEYROID VIDEO TAPES AND PLAYED IT ONE WEEKEND AT THE COLLEGE RADIO/TV STATION.

I THINK IT TOOK MOST OF A SATURDAY, IM THINKING THAT IT WAS ABOUT12 TO 14 HOURS TOTAL WITH SEVERAL PIZZAS AND OTHER BRREAKS.

ALL OF US ACED THE FINAL THOUGH. (WE FOUND A COPY OF THE LIBRETTO). I DID A CARTOON OF FOFNER AND INCLUDED IT ON MY TEST "BLUE BOOK".
LIFE WAS SIMPLER THEN.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:33 pm
@farmerman,
your high beams are on, dude...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:34 pm
@farmerman,
Ok.
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 08:58 pm
My local pbs station ran the original (1967) BBC miniseries The Forsyte Saga some time in the 1970's.
http://www.ceejbot.com/EricPorter/Forsyte/

They later ran all 26 episodes back to back in the first marathon of that type that I can recall seeing on TV. I sat through all 26 hours at one stretch--bleary-eyed but enthralled.

Never saw an extremely long movie in a theater, but one night I went to see three great movies in a row, at three different theaters, in a movie binge.

osso, I saw Shoah over 4 nights on pbs.
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/27/movies/on-pbs-shoah-a-9-1-2-hour-film-on-holocaust.html
I don't think I could have watched that one all in one sitting.

Sitting through Wagner's entire Ring Cycle in one viewing would probably be torture for me, farmerman, even with pizza. I need to take my Wagner in smaller doses.Laughing
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 09:13 pm
@firefly,
firefly wrote:

Never saw an extremely long movie in a theater, but one night I went to see three great movies in a row, at three different theaters, in a movie binge.

Don't leave me hanging damnit! What three movies did you see? Surprised
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 09:14 pm
@firefly,
I'm 99 percent sure we just watched the film straight. (I'll ask my ex, one of these days).

ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 09:27 pm
@ossobuco,
Well, you asked, Tsar.

Back to more routine long films.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 09:44 pm
I just heard about a new movie on Carlos the Jackal, http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2010/10/15/carlos-life-terrorist-55-hours
It's 5.5 hours long and apparently it's riveting, I would love to see it.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Oct, 2010 09:51 pm
@ossobuco,
Yes. Yes I did. I hesitated seeing Carlos this afternoon because of the length. In fact, I kind of planned on not going today when I then chose to eat lunch at an Indian restaurant slightly after 11:30 and the film was scheduled for 12:30. I walked to the theater after work and couldn't decide where to eat lunch and/or see a film.

The lunch special was 50% everything on the menu:
Navrattan Curry
Assorted vegetables in a cream sauce with nuts & fruit.

By the time I got out of the restaurant, it was 12:25. Quickly walked to the theater 2 blocks away and I decided to take a chance and watch the film.

The free popcorn with the ticket helped me to decide to buy the ticket. That and the promised intermission half way through the film.
 

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