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Old 02-09-06, 09:59 AM
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Movies hard to finish in one sitting?

I don't mean long movies, like Return of the King or Berlin Alexanderplatz or some of Andy Warhol's long films like The 24 Hour Movie or Sleep. I mean regular, 120 minute or less movies that you prefer to see "broken" up.

My best example would be Schizopolis. The movie is just too strange to be able to let it all settle in at once. I've seen it all the way though but when I watch it I usually break halfway through then finish the rest later.
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even though it's technically a mini series I am still trying to find the time to watch over a couple of nights - 'Fanny and Alexander'
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the russian film, night watch. i always try to watch it, then get to about the same point in the film, and then lose all interest in it.
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It usually takes a couple days to get through Fear ands Loathing in Las Vegas whenever I try to watch it.

I have yet to watch The Thin Red Line in one sitting, although I think that film borders on 3 hours so it may not fit this discussion
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Tokyo Story (136 minutes) drives me nuts. There's nobody in the room, Ozu...cut to something else!
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the russian film, night watch. i always try to watch it, then get to about the same point in the film, and then lose all interest in it.

Same problem, although after the first time I learned my lesson.

The movie is horrible.
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The English Patient and I still haven't finsihed after first renting it about 9 years ago.,
that's some late fee you accrued there!
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LOTR

It's really dull.

I ended up watching it in 3 different parts.

I'm talking about the first one here.
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Tokyo Story (136 minutes) drives me nuts. There's nobody in the room, Ozu...cut to something else!
Reminds me of Dreyer's Ordet where the camera pans around the various rooms seemingly oblivious of where the actors are.
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I would say just about any porn film. About, say, 3 minutes into it I suddenly lose all interest...
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I try for the life of me to watch Mulholland Drive in one sitting. Can't do it.
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Three ... Extremes

I like the movie, but can only get through a segment at a time.
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The Ninth Configuration. And I don't understand why. I find it amusing... but every time I try to watch it I get to the same spot and start zoning out or get distracted by another activity.
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Well I'll be honest, I rarely sit through any movie for an entire sitting. That's the convenience of watching movies at home for me and why I hate theaters. But to answer the question, the most difficult movie for me to sit though without giving up on it was the Matrix Revolutions. That was just painful to watch. Just a shame because the first was great and the second, while disappointing, was still a good movie. It took me about a week watching 15 minutes at a time to get through that movie.

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2001: A Space Odyssey - I don't think it's neccessary to take up 45 minutes of the film to watching a space shuttle sloooooooowly approaching the space station. I baked some bread, took a shower, finished a quilt and the damn thing still hadn't docked yet!
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It's not technically a movie (and it is six hours long), but I always have to split of Angels in America. Last time I watched it I did it over six days. It's so great...but it's a hard film to watch in one sitting for me, or two, or three...
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Originally Posted by Mountain Biker
2001: A Space Odyssey - I don't think it's neccessary to take up 45 minutes of the film to watching a space shuttle sloooooooowly approaching the space station. I baked some bread, took a shower, finished a quilt and the damn thing still hadn't docked yet!
This movie was my first thought. Love it but haven't been able to finish it in one sitting.
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I'm in the David Lynch "no chapter stops" camp. Unless it's a stupid comedy or action flick that I really don't care about, I need to watch a movie from start to finish. There is often a message in the entirety of the experience that you'll miss by breaking it up (2001 is a good example).
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The Russian version of Solaris. I found that film so boring, I had to watch it over 2 nights, because I was about to fall asleep. Didn't really care for it at all, but was determined to finish watching it.
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Looked at "Dune" extended version last weekend. I was so bored i wanted to shoot myself. The only good thing about the dvd was the caseing it came in.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I don't mean long movies
Well, that's pretty much been thrown out the window.
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I found Godfather 2 pretty hard to watch in one sitting
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Titanic. I think I have never finished the dvd. (I watched the full movie in theaters)

2001, one of my first dvds back in 2000 and I haven't finished the movie.

This month I started watching Eraserhead but the first 15 minutes were too "long" for me.

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