So the time has come for me to take on my first ever role as host of MTOS on 16th February 2014. As anyone who follows me on twitter @Cinematronix knows that a common complaint I have is that a film is too long (ahem…. WolfofWallStreet…) so i decided to put up or shut up with my first topic which will be about the running length of films.
So this coming sunday I shall tweet 10 questions with the hashtag #MTOS and your mission (if you choose to accept) will be to reply, using the same hashtag. The questions are as follows.
1 In your opinion, how long should a film be?
2 Do films around the 3 hour mark put you off watching at the cinema and wait for the home release?
3 What justifies a long running time for you?
4 They say comedies should be 90 minutes. Is that true?
5 What film is the worst offender of being too long for you personally?
6 What’s your favourite film that has a really long running time?
7 Should cinemas bring back intervals to give audience a break ?
8 What film or films felt too short and Is that even possible?
9 Do you think it matters to general audiences whether a film is 90 minutes or 180 minutes?
10 Why do you think that blockbusters seem longer today than they where 15 20 years ago? Has anything changed?