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Film Comment’s Trivial Top 20® (expanded to 40): The Best Very, Very Long Films

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The Mother and the Whore Jean Eustache

1. The Mother and the Whore Jean Eustache (217 minutes)

Sátántangó Béla Tarr

2. Sátántangó Béla Tarr (450)

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Chantal Akerman

3. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles Chantal Akerman (201)

A Brighter Summer Day Edward Yang

4. A Brighter Summer Day Edward Yang (237)

Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick

5. Barry Lyndon Stanley Kubrick (184)

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler Fritz Lang

6. Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler Fritz Lang (restored version, 297)

Edvard Munch Peter Watkins

7. Edvard Munch Peter Watkins (210)

Andrei Rublev Andrei Tarkovsky

8. Andrei Rublev Andrei Tarkovsky (205)

The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola

9. The Godfather: Part II Francis Ford Coppola (200)

Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone

10. Once Upon a Time in America Sergio Leone (229)

Histoire(s) du cinéma Jean-Luc Godard

11. Histoire(s) du cinéma Jean-Luc Godard (266)

Céline and Julie Go Boating Jacques Rivette

12. Céline and Julie Go Boating Jacques Rivette (192)

Out 1 noli me tangere Jacques Rivette

13. Out 1 noli me tangere Jacques Rivette (729)

Greed Erich von Stroheim

14. Greed Erich von Stroheim (restored version, 239)

Chelsea Girls Andy Warhol

15. Chelsea Girls Andy Warhol (210)

Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman

16. Fanny and Alexander Ingmar Bergman (188)

L’Amour fou Jacques Rivette

17. L’Amour fou Jacques Rivette (252)

La Région centrale Michael Snow

18. La Région centrale Michael Snow (180)

Grin Without a Cat Chris Marker

19. Grin Without a Cat Chris Marker (240)

La Commune (Paris, 1871) Peter Watkins

20. La Commune (Paris, 1871) Peter Watkins (345)

Children of Paradise Marcel Carné

21. Children of Paradise Marcel Carné (190)

The Leopard Luchino Visconti

22. The Leopard Luchino Visconti (187)

Empire Andy Warhol

23. Empire Andy Warhol (485)

Shoah Claude Lanzmann

24. Shoah Claude Lanzmann (503)

The Tree of Wooden Clogs Ermanno Olmi

25. The Tree of Wooden Clogs Ermanno Olmi (186)

A Touch of Zen King Hu

26. A Touch of Zen King Hu (187)

The Traveling Players Theo Angelopoulos

27. The Traveling Players Theo Angelopoulos (230)

L’Argent Marcel L’Herbier

28. L’Argent Marcel L’Herbier (195)

The Satin Slipper Manoel de Oliveira

29. The Satin Slipper Manoel de Oliveira (400)

Intolerance D.W. Griffith

30. Intolerance D.W. Griffith (197)

The Birth of a Nation D.W. Griffith

31. The Birth of a Nation D.W. Griffith (190)

Heaven’s Gate Michael Cimino

32. Heaven’s Gate Michael Cimino (original cut, 219)

The Art of Vision Stan Brakhage

33. The Art of Vision Stan Brakhage (250)

The Sorrow and the Pity Marcel Ophüls

34. The Sorrow and the Pity Marcel Ophüls (251)

Hitler: A Film from Germany Hans-Jürgen Syberberg

35. Hitler: A Film from Germany Hans-Jürgen Syberberg (442)

Star Spangled to Death Ken Jacobs

36. Star Spangled to Death Ken Jacobs (402)

Magnolia P.T. Anderson

37. Magnolia P.T. Anderson (188)

'Rameau's Nephew' by Diderot (Thanx To Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen Michael Snow

38. 'Rameau's Nephew' by Diderot (Thanx To Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen Michael Snow (270)

Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa

39. Seven Samurai Akira Kurosawa (207)

Napoleon Abel Gance

40. Napoleon Abel Gance (330)

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