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Old 07-10-2016, 08:23 PM   #24
Morthoron
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^ Gone With The Wind, often accorded as one of the top ten or twenty movies of all time, is 221 minutes long (3 hours, 41 minutes without intermissions and incidental music). The book is 63 chapters. According to your logic, the movie would be 21 hours long. The Grapes of Wrath had 27 chapters, but the movie run time is only 2 hours and 9 minutes (but should be 9 hours long, according to you). I could list several other great movies based on great books where your algorithm simply does not apply and borders on fantasy.

In any case, chapters are not regularly spaced and vastly different per author, some running a couple thousand words and others ten or more thousand words.

Simply put, The Hobbit does not need to be three movies long (and I have seen ample evidence as to why it should not). It's absurd for how short the book is. Lord of the Rings made more sense as a trilogy, given its length.
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