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Films you'd like to watch but don't have the time 
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Currently, I've got a film in my Netflix queue called Love Exposure. It sounds very interesting, and I do want to watch it...but it's four hours, and I have no clue when I'll find the time to watch a four-hour movie. Life intrudes that way; much like I've always wanted to watch Kobayashi's The Human Condition but have never had the nine and a half hours to do it, there are some films that I've never been able to find the time for.

So what about you? What are some films you'd love to see, but elude you because of time constraints?

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Berlin Alexanderplatz

The Human Condition is three movies made over a period of years and it's a good idea to take a few days between movies.

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I'm still chewing away slowly at the top 100 films and The Decalogue has been bumped to the bottom as it's ten hours in Polish. Now granted, it's ten 1 hour "episodes", but still, damn.

I also feel it my duty as an American to watch The Right Stuff, but I might have to be laid up first.

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I've definitely held off on watching some highly-regarded films in part because of their length. I've had a copy of Love Exposure from the library for quite a long time now, but I've held off watching it in favor of shorter options. The same reasons apply to Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev and Visconti's The Leopard. One of these days I plan on finally getting around to watching Doctor Zhivago as well.

I did tackle all nine and a half hours of The Human Condition last year, and it was well worth the time spent with it.

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Awf Hand wrote:
I'm still chewing away slowly at the top 100 films and The Decalogue has been bumped to the bottom as it's ten hours in Polish. Now granted, it's ten 1 hour "episodes", but still, damn.

I also feel it my duty as an American to watch The Right Stuff, but I might have to be laid up first.


The Right Stuff goes by quickly (but I love watching anything regarding the space race.) I need to watch The Hidden Fortress and Seven Samurai.


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Awf Hand wrote:
I'm still chewing away slowly at the top 100 films and The Decalogue has been bumped to the bottom as it's ten hours in Polish. Now granted, it's ten 1 hour "episodes", but still, damn.

I also feel it my duty as an American to watch The Right Stuff, but I might have to be laid up first.


I found The Right Stuff agonizing. Good luck with that. Throw Tokyo Story in there for me

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I always find it amusing how some people claim they have no time to watch a movie that clocks in at over 3 hours... yet they can find time to watch 2 shorter movies back-to-back. :?


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
I always find it amusing how some people claim they have no time to watch a movie that clocks in at over 3 hours... yet they can find time to watch 2 shorter movies back-to-back. :?


I never watch movies back to back unless it's movie marathon time

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JamesKunz wrote:
H.I. McDonough wrote:
I always find it amusing how some people claim they have no time to watch a movie that clocks in at over 3 hours... yet they can find time to watch 2 shorter movies back-to-back. :?


I never watch movies back to back unless it's movie marathon time

I normally don't watch films back to back either unless i'm VERY bored.


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The Master and The Tree of Life. Not just because the length, but also the mindset to watch them. As an engineering student that mindset doesn't come often (just last night I slept 2 hours trying to cram the midterms in), so I found myself more drawn towards straighter stuff, but I'd really like to watch them some time, maybe during school break.


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We Need To Talk About Kevin. Based on my reading of the novel, I can tell that this is one movie (like The Grey Zone) where you have to be in the right mood.

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Jeff Wilder wrote:
We Need To Talk About Kevin. Based on my reading of the novel, I can tell that this is one movie (like The Grey Zone) where you have to be in the right mood.

IMO it's not a very good film no matter what mood you're in.


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Jeff Wilder wrote:
We Need To Talk About Kevin. Based on my reading of the novel, I can tell that this is one movie (like The Grey Zone) where you have to be in the right mood.

IMO it's not a very good film no matter what mood you're in.


If Vexer is talking about WNTTAK, he must be taking some illegal substance because WNTTAK is a very, very good film.

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Vexer wrote:
Jeff Wilder wrote:
We Need To Talk About Kevin. Based on my reading of the novel, I can tell that this is one movie (like The Grey Zone) where you have to be in the right mood.

IMO it's not a very good film no matter what mood you're in.


If Vexer is talking about WNTTAK, he must be taking some illegal substance because WNTTAK is a very, very good film.

I guess you can say the same about JJoshay, he hated the film even more then I did.


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We Need to Talk About Kevin was one of the best films of 2011, which was unfortunately overshadowed by well-made, but more straightforward fluff, such as The Artist and The Descendants.


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Syd Henderson wrote:
Berlin Alexanderplatz


15 and a half hours!? Syd, if you could, would you want to do it one sitting?


And I would respond to the thread guys, but with only three viewings this last month, my answer would be ALL. All films.

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On my skybox i've got The Conversation (since October) and Punch Drunk Love (since September),

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NotHugh, see "The Conversation" right now. It's a masterpiece -- one of my all-time favorite films. (And thank god Coppola ditched his originally proposed, almost "Shutter Island"-esque ending for it [the blueprints of which are on the Blu-ray extras] as it would've diminished its power. :| )


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H.I. McDonough wrote:
NotHugh, see "The Conversation" right now. It's a masterpiece -- one of my all-time favorite films. (And thank god Coppola ditched his originally proposed, almost "Shutter Island"-esque ending for it [the blueprints of which are on the Blu-ray extras] as it would've diminished its power. :| )

The Conversation's a pretty easy watch, too. There's a lot going on.

Blonde, The Leopard's not quite as easy of a watch, but it's not like sitting through two sittings of Gerry, either. It's a film where you find a very free Saturday, kick off your loafers, open a bottle of wine, and sit back in the darkest room you can find.

By the way, I've owned Berlin Alexanderplatz for a year or so, so I guess that's my film I'd like to watch that I can't make time for.

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ram1312 wrote:
Syd Henderson wrote:
Berlin Alexanderplatz


15 and a half hours!? Syd, if you could, would you want to do it one sitting?


And I would respond to the thread guys, but with only three viewings this last month, my answer would be ALL. All films.


I wouldn't attempt Berlin Alexanderplatz in one sitting; it would be spread out over a week, but I wouldn't do it anyway. I'm sure it's spread out over several disks. I watched Mysteries of Lisbon over two days, breaking at the intermission.

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