You may have thought that Titanic was long with its 3 hour and 14 minute running time, but that's nothing. Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander is an impressive 312 minutes. Cleopatra lounges in a director's cut of 320 minutes. The 1968 Soviet film War and Peace boasts an impressive 484 minutes, and Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz had to be shown in segments on television since it's a whopping 15+ hours long.
But now all of those have been trumped, made to look like short films with this new sucker. As foreign sister site Moviefone Canada reports, there's a new film called Cinematon, which is the world's longest film. What length does it take to get such an honor? One hundred and fifty hours. In this short-attention-span world, that's pretty much unfathomable. But luckily, it's not one continuous story -- that would take almost a week without sleep to see all at once. The film is a bag of 3.5 minute segments shot over 30 years that feature celebs, journalists, artists, and philosophers. Turns out that filmmaker Gerard Courant was planning a collection of 100 shorts, but "it proved so popular that, what would have been a five-hour film, turned into 150 hours."
I don't know about you, but that sounds more like bad editing than popularity -- especially since sites like The Mirror say: "It is also arguably the DULLEST film ever made." They say the entire film is silent, going through, as Courant describes, "the whole spectrum of human emotions," like Samuel Fuller smoking, or a baby acting like a baby. Hit the jump to see one of the shorts and weigh in below: Would you sit through a silent, 150 hour anthology?