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Old 02-14-11, 04:50 PM   #1
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Longest movies that take place in real time?

For some reason I feel as if these types of movies top out at around 90 minutes, but I'm wondering if there are some other examples.
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Old 02-14-11, 05:06 PM   #2
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Was Dog Day Afternoon real-time? I haven't seen it in years, but IMDB says it's 2 hours and 5 minutes.
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Old 02-14-11, 07:24 PM   #3
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Russian Ark.

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Old 02-14-11, 07:50 PM   #4
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Russian Ark.

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Old 02-14-11, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Plus I intentionally left it open ended by saying "movies".
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Old 02-14-11, 07:53 PM   #6
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

16 Blocks looks to have run 116 minutes.

The Romanian movie The Death of Mr Lazarescu has a listed run-time of 153 minutes.
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Old 02-14-11, 07:55 PM   #7
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Old 02-14-11, 08:00 PM   #8
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Whoa. Five hours of a guy sleeping. And it's called Sleep! That Andy Warhol was ... something.
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Old 02-14-11, 10:09 PM   #9
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?



Eight hours of the empire state building. Eat it.

I think I won the thread. But I feel like I cheated.
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Old 02-14-11, 10:13 PM   #10
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

^ Damn you stiffler. I came in here to post that.
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Old 02-14-11, 10:22 PM   #11
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I think I won the thread. But I feel like I cheated.
Nope. You win, fair and square! Thanks for the insight

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Old 02-14-11, 10:41 PM   #12
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113972/
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Old 02-14-11, 11:23 PM   #13
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Highlander was a documentary, filmed in real time.
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Old 02-15-11, 01:24 AM   #14
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highlander was a documentary, filmed in real time.
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Old 02-15-11, 07:46 AM   #15
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Eight hours of the empire state building. Eat it.
Yeah, but it's in slow motion, therefore not in real time. Boo-ya!
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Old 02-15-11, 07:52 AM   #16
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Slow motion?? I didn't know that. troystiffler, I rescind your claim of thread-winning
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Old 02-15-11, 08:56 PM   #17
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Yeah, but it's in slow motion, therefore not in real time. Boo-ya!
If it was played a full speed, it'd last 6 hours 36 minutes.

Also, they had to change reels on the camera, so there's gaps of time missing from the finished film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_%281964_film%29

Certainly not the longest, but one of the better real-time one-shot films is Running Time, which is 70 minutes long:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120042/
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Old 02-15-11, 09:05 PM   #18
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The Romanian movie The Death of Mr Lazarescu has a listed run-time of 153 minutes.
I saw that film, and I didn't think it was intended to be real time.

This review mentions that the events in the film unfold over around 5-6 hours:
http://filmjournal.net/filmclub/2006...-mr-lazarescu/
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Old 02-15-11, 09:14 PM   #19
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Wikipedia has a list of real time films, but doesn't seem very exact (it lists Clue as one example):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_time_%28media%29

There's also a list of films with the longest running times. The third place finisher on the list, The Cure for Insomnia, is 87 hours of an artist reading a 4,080 page poem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...y_running_time
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Old 02-15-11, 11:24 PM   #20
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

The Shawshank Redemption
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Old 02-16-11, 05:01 PM   #22
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Satantango? 6.5 hours. i can't remember exactly if that qualifies for "real time"?
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