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Ethan Hawke thinks long movies bore the audiences

Published: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 11:04 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]London, (ANI): American actor Ethan Hawke is urging Hollywood bosses to keep their films short because he fears overly-long productions could have a negative impact on the film industry if fans get tired of spending hours in movie theatres.

A lot of modern movies are “at least 20 minutes too long", and Hawke, 39, is adamant many modern directors are too arrogant and refuse to edit their work properly. The actor, who is heading back to the big screen this year in new vampire movie Daybreakers, thinks that long movies could get boring for cinema audiences.

“I don"t know what has happened to movies, but lately every movie is at least 20 minutes too long," the Daily Express quoted him as saying. “It used to be that if you were three hours long it was because it was epic - a movie about Gandhi; something with very important subject matters. “Now, it doesn"t matter what you"re making a movie about; everyone thinks their movie is so brilliant that it has to be three hours long. Not to be critical but... well, we all know which movies those are," he added.

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