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Letters: Long movies and Oscar's test

December 27, 2012

Re “Moviegoing as endurance test,” Dec. 22

I don't think longer movies have anything to do with digital. It's because longer movies traditionally win awards.

About 40% of the movies that won the best picture Oscar over the last 40 years have been movies more than 21/2 hours in length. (“The Godfather,” The Godfather Part II,” “Dances With Wolves,” “Schindler's List,” “Braveheart,” “Titanic” and “Gladiator,” to name a few). Several films that were nominated but didn't win were longer movies.

Long movies have been around for a long time.

Andrew Saidi
Los Angeles

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