So I got a little upset when I heard that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was going to be a full 147 minutes long, but I like what I hear regarding the massive runtime of Quentin Tarantino’s new film.
That’s right, friends, according to the official website of the Cannes Film Festival–where Inglourious Basterds will be playing in competition–the film is listed as a full 160 minutes (or two hours and forty minutes) long.
I guess this isn’t really much of a surprise, as Tarantino has a bit of a habit for making really long movies. Reservoir Dogs is pretty taut at 99 minutes, but both Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown exceed the 150-minute mark and Kill Bill was so long that it had to be split up into two movies.
Anyway, I always like to hear that big pompous movies anticipated by artsy crowds have really long runtimes. I think I have a runtime fetish or something. When I heard that David Lynch’s Inland Empire was three hours long, I about lost my mind (in a good way).
Suffice it to say, I’m still looking forward to this one!