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Old 02-14-11, 05:50 PM
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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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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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Russian Ark.

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Russian Ark.

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96 minutes. thread on!
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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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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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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

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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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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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^ Damn you stiffler. I came in here to post that.
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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

Andy's title for his masterpiece: Empire
Genius!

I, myself, am working on my magnum opus: A nine hour static shot of my car!
Tentative title: Honda Accord
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113972/
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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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Originally Posted by majorjoe23 View Post
highlander was a documentary, filmed in real time.
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
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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Slow motion?? I didn't know that. troystiffler, I rescind your claim of thread-winning
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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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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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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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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

The Shawshank Redemption
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

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The Shawshank Redemption
It only seemed that long!
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Re: Longest movies that take place in real time?

Satantango? 6.5 hours. i can't remember exactly if that qualifies for "real time"?

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