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Old September 10 2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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Old September 10 2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

75 minutes? That's not "feature length"!
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Old September 10 2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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75 minutes isn't far off, I can think of plenty of films that hover around the 80 minute mark, and Moffat wasn't lying when he said it'd be longer than 60 minutes. I figured around 75 would be what we'd get and I'm happy with that. Just hope it's a good episode!
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Old September 10 2013, 01:22 PM   #4
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75 minutes (or rather a 75-minute time slot, with a length somewhere between 65 and 75) was pretty much inevitable.

That is a lot of secondary programming, enough to justify Moffat's "take over television" soundbite. It's not a patch on actually airing a full series, or making more than two episodes in the anniversary year, but it's something.
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Old September 10 2013, 01:43 PM   #5
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Movies that run 75 minutes include Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, Battleship Potemkin, and The Ox-Bow Incident. Frankenstein and The Invisible Man are 71 minutes. The Nightmare Before Christmas is 76 minutes. Primer is 77 minutes. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and The Triplets of Belleville are 78 minutes. Hitchcock's Rope, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and Death Race 2000 are 80 minutes. Army of Darkness, Toy Story, and Run Lola Run are 81 minutes. Many classic Disney movies are around 75 minutes give or take.

So 75 minutes is feature length in the sense that 50,000 words is novel length -- it's toward the low end of the spectrum, but it definitely qualifies.
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Old September 10 2013, 01:51 PM   #6
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I'm glad I wasn't the only one to start looking short films up! Add in Rec at 78 minutes and Before Sunset at 80

I wonder if there is an actual cut off? Presumably anything under 70 minutes maybe?

Actually according to Wikipedia:

A feature film is a film with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program. The notion of how long this should be has varied according to time and place. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, and British Film Institute, a feature film runs for 40 minutes or longer, while the Screen Actors Guild states that it is 80 minutes or longer.

The majority of feature films are between 70 and 210 minutes long
40 minutes seems a bit on the low side however, and that would mean every modern episode of Who has been feature length!
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Old September 10 2013, 01:53 PM   #7
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Technically qualifies but it's dissappointing. The original series managed to have a 90 minute 20th Anniversary special.

I've enjoyed the content of the recent series, but the management/production aspects not so much.

Hopefully it's an enjoyable story. If it is, probably not such a big deal.

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Old September 10 2013, 01:56 PM   #8
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75 minutes of 10th, 11th and HurtDoctor, I am excited.

I wonder how long the Christmas episode/Matt's final episode will be.
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90 minutes for 5 Doctors vs 75 minutes for 2 Doctors?
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Re: 50th Is "The Day Of The Doctor" (And Is 75 Minutes)

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75 minutes isn't far off, I can think of plenty of films that hover around the 80 minute mark, and Moffat wasn't lying when he said it'd be longer than 60 minutes. I figured around 75 would be what we'd get and I'm happy with that. Just hope it's a good episode!
Agreed today. I was only picking on Moffat's "feature length" and "quite long" comments.

It was never going to be any longer than 75 minutes; the filming block simply wasn't long enough to accommodate any more than that.
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Old September 10 2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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I wonder if the title's allusion to 'Day Of The Daleks' is deliberate?

Given Rose's Max Max-ish outfit, it looks like there might be some sort of alternate timeline in play in the story.
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Old September 10 2013, 02:47 PM   #12
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I'm getting a 404 Page Not Found on the original link - did the BBC put it up by mistake and pull it?
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Old September 10 2013, 02:49 PM   #13
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Starkers wrote: View Post
I wonder if there is an actual cut off? Presumably anything under 70 minutes maybe?
The Marx Brothers' Duck Soup is 68 minutes.
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Old September 10 2013, 02:50 PM   #14
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I'm getting a 404 Page Not Found on the original link - did the BBC put it up by mistake and pull it?
Looks like it.

Let's face it, it wouldn't be a Doctor Who news story without some sort of cock-up attached to it.
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75 minutes isn't far off, I can think of plenty of films that hover around the 80 minute mark, and Moffat wasn't lying when he said it'd be longer than 60 minutes. I figured around 75 would be what we'd get and I'm happy with that. Just hope it's a good episode!
Agreed today. I was only picking on Moffat's "feature length" and "quite long" comments.

It was never going to be any longer than 75 minutes; the filming block simply wasn't long enough to accommodate any more than that.
Well I still think there are ways you could stretch it out, expanding effects shots and whatnot, but you'd be talking a matter of minutes only.
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