It’s a long boy, is The Irishman, and though I haven’t found the time to watch it yet, I know several who have and two of them have fallen asleep in the process.
It wasn’t that they weren’t enjoying it, it’s just that the film is very long and so far, the only time people who aren’t skiving work have had to watch it is after they got home from work, had a shower, and dinner.
It’s a big ask for a 9-5er to watch The Irishman, especially if they don’t have any time this weekend.
That’s why it’s an attractive proposition to watch the Netflix film in some more bitesize chunks, as a miniseries if you will.
Rather delightfully, Twitter user Alexander Dunerfors has managed to cut The Irishman into four separate episodes, all around 50 minutes long.
Have a looksy…
Watch from start to 49 mins – cut when Jimmy Hoffa ends the call.
Watch from 1:49 to 1:40
Cut when Joey The Blond is introduced.
Watch from 1:40 to 2:47:30
Cut when Frank exits the house. (You’ll know when.)
Watch from 2:47:30 to the end.
I mean that’s pretty comprehensive, right? How useful. Thank you kindly Mr Dunerfors. A true gent.
Now, there are obviously some people who will call the sort of person who will pause and resume a film a fake cinema fan, but not everyone has time to sit down for the best part of four hours. That’s a big ask.
Did I do a 14 hour and 50 minute Star Wars marathon last Saturday? Yeah. What of it?!
The film is a pretty long three and a half hours, meaning that it’s one of those films that you sort of have to clear the day for. It’s not like you can get home from work, have dinner and then stick The Irishman on; you’d be up way past your bed time.
Or do what Alexander says…
Images via Netflix
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