Man Creates Guide On How To Watch The Irishman As A Miniseries If You Find It Too Long
It's already being picked for Oscar triumph in 2020, thanks to a superb cast that includes old Scorsese favorites like Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, and Harvey Keitel.
However, if there is one slight complaint among Netflix viewers – and it is a minor one - it is the film's relatively long run time.
The Irishman clocks in at three hours and 29 minutes, which may be a little too long for some viewers to see in one sitting.
Thankfully, aid is on the way in the form of a clever Twitter hack that allows you to view it in three perfectly formed portions.
He's successfully changed The Irishman from an engrossing and sweeping mob story into an epic TV mini-series as a result of his efforts.
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Of course, how you watch it is totally up to you, although the book offers three very specific cut-off points for those watching it as a television special.
The 'first section' of this version of The Irishman finishes around the 49-minute mark, when Jimmy Hoffa hangs up the phone with Frank Sheeran.
At 1 hour 40 minutes into the'second portion,' viewers are introduced to Joey the Blond. Finally, at 2 hours 47 minutes, the 'third section' comes to an end when Frank leaves his house.
The 'fourth and last part' of Scorsese's crime epic follows from there. The notion of watching The Irishman as a four-part series has gone popular since it was posted on Twitter, but it is not without its skeptics, including Scorsese.
The notion of watching The Irishman as a four-part series has gone popular since it was posted on Twitter, but it is not without its skeptics, including Scorsese.
"The objective of this picture is the accumulation of detail," the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly, dismissing the idea of The Irishman as a series.
"By the conclusion of the movie, it's a compounded cumulative impact – which means you can watch it from beginning to end [in one sitting] if you're so inclined."
"A series is fantastic. It's fantastic. Characters and plot lines can be developed, and worlds can be constructed, but this wasn't the appropriate fit."