28 March, 2007

Long, lonnnng movies: art vs. just plain excess

Seattle times:

"Director David Fincher knows some people may think his serial-killer saga "Zodiac" is too long at 2 hours and 40 minutes.

He's wondered the same thing himself but decided the film needed that much space to tell the story he wanted."


Reel Fanatic said...

He certainly sounds arrogant saying it, but I think he's right .. For me, Zodiac just kept getting better as it went along, with the last act, Graysmith's obsessive quest for the truth, the best one

Robin Kelly said...

It reminds me of Einstein explaining his theory of relativity:

"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour it seems like a minute.

"But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and its longer than any hour. That's relativity."

Actually, three hours of King Kong was much more painful than sitting on a hot stove.