In Hollywood they seem determined to have them longer and longer and now Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio just joined the party, since ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ it will be the longest film of their respective careers with a duration rarely seen in major studio cinema: 234 minutes (just 6 minutes short of 4 hours).
In this way, ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Irishman’ will stop being the longest films in which DiCaprio and Scorsese have participated to date. Let us remember that the successful feature film by James Cameron it went up to 195 minutes in 1997, while Scorsese’s work for Netflix left the mark at 209 minutes in 2019 -until then his record was held by ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ with 180 minutes-.
Confirmation of this fact has come from the hand of Thierry Fremauxcurrent president of the Cannes Film Festival, who has also made it clear that the film produced by Apple could participate in the Official Selection of the French contest, although from the company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Ronald Wayne, and Mike Markkula They have not yet responded to that offer.
It is clear that ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is going to be very far from entering the list of the longest films in the history of cinema, but things change in relation to those works produced by Hollywood. There the first place is still in the hands of ‘cleopatra’ and its 268 minutes. Then you have to go down to 242 minutes of the version of ‘Hamlet’ directed by Kenneth Branaghbarely six above the title that now concerns us…
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