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re: Charming naiveté
Posted by: BroadwayTonyJ 08:22 pm EDT 09/10/21
In reply to: Charming naiveté - MockingbirdGirl 07:52 pm EDT 09/10/21

I saw Respect on Tues., 9/7. I thought the story was interesting, performances were good. That film was too long for me.

I didn't feel that In the Heights was too long, unless you are just referring to the post-credit sequence. It was cute, but certainly not necessary.

I'm pretty selective about films that I see. I do as much research as I can, check reviews, ask friends, then try to avoid films that don't interest me.

Films did not always have extensive credits at the end. I don't recall when that changed, probably some time in the 80's. Today's films have credits that go on for 5 to 10 minutes. However, most audiences leave when the credits begin.

Casablanca is one of the greatest films ever made, superb editing, not a wasted second, storytelling at its finest, but Curtiz was rarely ever that succinct. Many of his films were way too long -- Casablanca is one he got right.
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