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Duration, Duration, Duration..

by Slow Immersion
I’ve always felt that TV series have one small advantage over film, in the sense of duration/time. When you have maybe 7-8 hours to explore a world, you create a greater immersion, a greater amount of time to not have to rush or advance the story, and ultimately creating a greater attachment to the characters. Examples are True Detective, Fargo, Les Revenants, Breaking Bad, The Knick – all shows which I enjoyed as much as films. There are of course those rare films which have employed this, and works such as Satantago, are perfect examples of this. I’m going to try and keep the requirement at about 3 hours (minus a few exceptions which fall… Read more

I’ve always felt that TV series have one small advantage over film, in the sense of duration/time. When you have maybe 7-8 hours to explore a world, you create a greater immersion, a greater amount of time to not have to rush or advance the story, and ultimately creating a greater attachment to the characters. Examples are True Detective, Fargo, Les Revenants, Breaking Bad, The Knick – all shows which I enjoyed as much as films. There are of course those rare films which have employed this, and works such as Satantago, are perfect examples of this. I’m going to try and keep the requirement at about 3 hours (minus a few exceptions which fall slightly short); as I feel this is the point where it starts to have an impact.

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