Day: 30/10/2013

Heresy of the Week: Is your film too long?

peter jackson

Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

The perception of cinema-goers is that films are getting longer. Over the last few decades, blockbusters in excess of two hours have topped box-office rankings, and it seems an expectation has grown up that if a film isn’t long, it isn’t good value.

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