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Filed Under 'Things You Definitely Don't Have Time For': This 72-Minute-Long Movie Trailer

By Vivian Kane | Trailers | July 11, 2014 | Comments ()


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A standard two-hour movie gets a two-minute trailer, so this 72-minute trailer for a 720-hour movie is super short, right? Is that a way that we can make this make sense?

Ambiance is the latest (and, he says, last) film by Swedish artist Anders Weberg, and when finished, it plans to come in at a running time of 720 hours. This is the first trailer, a measly 72 minutes. Weberg plans to release another 7 hour, 20 minute-long trailer in 2016, and a 72 hour one in 2018. The final film is set to be released in 2020, shown once and “syncronized in all the continents of the world and then destroyed.”

For some perspective, this movie will be 30 days long. An entire month, nonstop. That’s 43,200 minutes long. You could watch The Fugitive 332 times. You could watch Firefly 64 times. You could probably watch the entire The Lord of the Rings plus the two Hobbits at least twice.

This is the trailer. If you can make it more than 60 seconds without skipping through, you are a stronger person than I.



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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not


  • BWeaves

    Snore.

  • Grifter

    26:12 If the film is essentially going to show you (SPOILERS) grain in the wind, close-ups of rocks, and what dirt looks like with various Instagram filters overtop, you could save yourself that month and just.... go outside.

  • susie derkins

    Why would he skip the 72 second and 7:20 minute trailers?

  • Cara

    Hey it's like the video from "The Ring." Crap.

  • Irina

    On the other hand, the seven days you had left to live in "The Ring" transforms into seven years for this movie.

  • Stu Rat

    In IMAX 3D, right?

  • BRANDOR

    This has massive summer hit written all over it. Truly, one of those rare occurrences where high art meets blockbuster in an explosive way. Watch out, Avengers 4. Here comes Ambiance.

  • Stu Rat

    I guess I'm going to skip the soda...

  • Kala

    I made it to 3 mins. I was planning on declaring some sort of meaningless victory, until I realized that there's no winning to be had. Excuse me while I swaddle myself between two pillows while pretending each is one of my Pajiba 10.

  • PDamian

    Here's my summary:

    1. Ominous windshield wipers; droning background "music"
    2. Ominous skinny woman scrabbling in dirt; droning continues
    3. Ominous flowing water; droning gets marginally louder
    4. Ominous trees; droning continues to rise
    5. Ominous woman standing still; more droning
    6. Ominous house; droning gets quiet
    7. Ominous windmill; droning gets loud again
    8. Ominous child in red hood; droning gets really loud
    9. PDamian says, "Screw this," and takes off to see Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

  • Ryan Ambrose

    Oh that's nice but can we get Courtney to liveblog it?

  • Ted Zancha

    Or maybe a double review? A Real Time discussion with Courtney and TK?

  • bastich

    It would become the Thunderdome of liveblogging.

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