Is our collective attention span becoming far shorter? A while back I’d heard that the average viewer checks out a YouTube clip for only 15 seconds. Along those lines, I found myself restless when watching the epic movies like the latest Harry Potter or the trilogy of The Lord of The Rings. Even though the plots of both are great, a film that goes over two hours makes me fidget.
On the other hand with movies hitting $11 and $12, you might feel that the longer the movie, the better the bang for the buck. Still, even though The Simpsons Movie was short, I left the movie wanting more — not like I was ripped off, but yearning for a sequel (which I rarely do). I remember that Elvis Costello‘s early gigs lasted only about a half hour. There was frenzy and dancing, and he always left the audience wanting more.
So I ask you, do you prefer your movies short or long?Read More