I still think, though, that some truly memorable films
> could be made that examine, say, two continuous hours out of some
> characters' lives.  Such films would be difficult to write, but in an odd
> sort of way they would be appropriate for today's fragmentary,
> 15-minutes-of-fame, postmodern world.
One of the most interesting examples I've seen of an attempt at
something like this was a short one hour 16mm film called "The Brig"
from the early/mid 60's.
It showed (if I remember correctly), what looked like intense
documentary footage of a group of young marines at a training-camp
barracks and the verbal and physical abuse they go through.  In
actuality, the entire film was staged by a group called the "Living
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