Runtime Speculation

The upcoming epic thriller based on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
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Oku wrote:
July 20th, 2022, 2:16 pm
Going back to the days of Dunkirk, he was coming off of TDKR, Interstellar, both of which were nearly 3 hour films, and now he's doing a prestigious war epic? No way it was going to be anything less than 2.5 hours, no way; more like 3 hours if you had to bet on it.

Then we got closer to release, it was shorter than two hours, and upended everything that we thought we knew about prestigious war epics.

In Oppenheimer's case, cold logic (the source material, the amount of cast members, etc.) says that it is impossible for this to be shorter than 2.5 hours, but the fan in me who desperately wants this to be as radical as Dunkirk, is holding out hope that it could happen.
My thought process and conclusion is similar but I am not interpreting it as a good thing. So other forum members who want a long movie are hoping for the right thing IMO, it's just that I don't think it will happen, Nolan is still pretty much a blockbuster director who won't, the way I see it, treat the material with due earnestness. A shorter runtime and a time gimmick is what I am expecting.

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In this thread alone, you have a photo of Matt Damon holding the 'Oppenheimer' script and a video of Jessica Chastain showing the 'Interstellar' script and they're about the same size.

It sounds like another "it's getting delayed" prediction.

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To be clear, there is no prediction from my side, just an outlook and maybe some pessimism. I want a long movie and I want the trailer ASAP. I don't feel as strongly about the release date but it will be preferable if it opens next summer as planned.

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A Borges man wrote:
July 20th, 2022, 4:56 pm
Dahl wrote:
July 15th, 2022, 11:13 pm
A Borges man wrote:
May 17th, 2022, 12:56 pm

MY question as well, I thought he maxed out the IMAX platters on Interstellar with the 2:45(around that)?
Can they not add additional platters or switch to an additional projector? I don't know the logistics, but it feels like the biggest hurdle is a lack of trained projectionists?
Good question. Might be a reason to bring back an intermission, have two platters and switch them out. Honestly I'm not that versed, wise I had the answer, or wish Nolan had the answer...maybe he does, like 6 months ago they where talking about improving IMAX tech, maybe that would be included.
Ooooo an old fashioned intermission! That would suit the era too. Movies should bring these back. So much better for date night if you can pause to chat.

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Please for the love of god no intermission, I can’t stand that stuff, let me get invested in a film until it’s over

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KEM wrote:
July 21st, 2022, 11:26 pm
Please for the love of god no intermission, I can’t stand that stuff, let me get invested in a film until it’s over
I've seen 2001 and Lawerence of Arabia in theatres and the intermission didn't hurt, you'd be fine.

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