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Old March 13th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #16
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NOw, riddle me this: if we're all getting dumber, and the world at large gets more greedy, how come movies are getting longer/more boring? Shouldn't they be shorter? Wouldn't that allow more runs per day and ticket sales? Why are most movies 2 hours+ now instead of around 90 minutes?
I think the longer movies are a result of higher ticket prices at the box office... people want to believe they are getting more value for their money. I think that a longer movie presents more of a perceived value for the average movie goer.

Also, I don't know of any studies to back this up but... I would also think that longer movies help the theater to have better sales at the concession counter... people are more likely to get hungry/thirsty and decide not to wait until after a long feature for something to eat if they know it will be a while before the show is over...
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Old March 13th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #17
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Ah. Ok then.

I haven't gotten anything at a concession stand in literally years.
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Old March 14th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #18
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Just sayin.... that's just a theory that I came up with. Ya gotta know that pretty much everything boils down to economics in the business world.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #19
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I don't know if longer means boring, more perhaps the ideas and stories in quite a few films don't sustain their length, combined with the fitting a formulae for a particular age range. The traditional 90 minute feature was part of a double bill and quite a few of the current A movies are based on B movies, some of which were great, however, most were less so.

Some TV programmes are long multi part serials. I'm currently watching a Danish thriller called "The Killing", which is very slow, but is very dark and intense with interweaving character story lines. I believe the rights I've been bought for a US TV remake, whether it'll successfully make the leap to another culture is another matter.
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