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Killers of the Flower Moon: Scorsese’s film is controversial for its duration

Killers of the Flower Moon, the new film by Martin Scorsese is not released yet, but there is already talk of its duration. Let’s find out why

Killers of the Flower Moonthe new work of Martin Scorsesewill have its world premiere at Cannes Film Festivalon May 20, 2023. It is a dramatic film, of a mold western, based on the novel of the same name written by David Grann, in 2017. Although it is not yet released, there is already a lot of discussion about this film. The reason? His duration. In fact, the film will be included in the ranking of the longest films in circulation.

Killers of the Flower Moon: Scorsese's film is controversial for its duration

The duration | Killers of the Flower Moon: Scorsese’s film is controversial for its duration

Rumors have been circulating for days regarding the duration of this film. Second The Movie Databaseit should have been around 4 hours, more precisely 3 hours and 54 minutes. Even the delegate of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux, he had focused on the length of the film. Fremaux confessed that he was unaware of the cut playing time, but that the extended version would have been five minutes longer than Once Upon a Time in America (he didn’t specify which version of the film), probably about 4 hours and 16 minutesdecreeing a real head-to-head with one of the films that made the history of cinema: Gone With the Windremembered for its record length, with its 3 hours and 58 minutes. After a long period, in which various hypotheses have made their way, finally here is the official duration: 3 hours and 26 minutes. It will therefore not be the longest film by Martin Scorsese, because this primacy remains with The Irishman, with its 3 hours and 48 minutes.

Longer and longer films

Lately it seems almost a trend to push towards films with an ever longer duration, as if this wanted to be synonymous with cinematic quality. But is it really so? Certainly in cinematic history there have been many long-lasting films, which later turned out to be masterpieces, because they were appreciated by audiences and critics. I am an example of this The Lord of the Rings, Gone With the Wind, The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, The Green Mile e Avatar (it is rumored that the assembly of the third chapter will last 9 hours!). In other cases, however, it cannot be denied that the addition of too many minutes have unnecessarily lengthened the stock, making the plot less compelling than it could have been. There are those who sympathetically define this choice “kidnapping” hey meme they are wasted about it.

The plot and the cast | Killers of the Flower Moon: Scorsese’s film is controversial for its duration

Killers of the Flower Moon is set in the 1920s and focuses on the sad cases of murder that took place in the Osage tribe, due to the discovery of oil deposits, found right under their territories. Among the protagonists we will find Leonardo Dicaprio in the part of Burkhart, the nephew of a powerful rancher and Lily Gladstoneas Mollie, an Osage woman who falls in love with him. They will also join them Robert De Niro, Brendan Fraser, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, Cara Jade Myers, William Bellau, Jason Isbell, Louis Cancelmi e Sturgill Simpson. Killers of the Flower Moon was written by Martin Scorsese ed Eric Roth. After the world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2023, it will then be released in cinemas in October, to then be available in streaming, on Apple TV+. And what do you think? Do you love long-lasting films or do you prefer films that can solve everything in a shorter time?

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Magdalena Skrok is an accomplished writer who delves into the realm of new movies and TV series. With an unwavering passion for cinematic storytelling, Magdalena keeps readers informed about the latest releases, upcoming projects, and exciting developments in the world of entertainment.