What proportion of a film should I watch before giving up on it?
May 17, 2014 11:42 PM Subscribe
I read a lot of books and watch a lot of films. With books, I give them a chapter to draw me in, and if it's not happening, I move on to the next one. But what's a good rule of thumb for films?
posted by paleyellowwithorange to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I enjoy watching films, but I don't know much about film-making. Is there some consensus among film-makers, critics or theorists about the maximum proportion of a film's length by which it ought to have gotten its hooks into the audience?
Alternatively, does anyone have a good rule of thumb for making this call?