Duders can you recommend me a movie? Movies with great pacing that would keep me hooked from start to finish. Examples of movies that I like are: Requiem for A Dream, the Dark Knight, Almost Famous, Inside Man and Primal among others. I don't mind awfully long or old movies as long as they keep things interesting throughout. Thanks in advance.
If you have an interest in westerns, I would suggest The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, A Fist Full of Dollars, and For a Few Dollars More.
Been on a western trip lately so that's what came up. It doesn't ever get boring to me, and the tension in some of the scenes are awesome. Especially the final showdowns at the end of the movies.
It's a pretty broad question... pacing can mean a lot of things to different people depending on the genre. I guess as far as action thrillers go, Taken is pretty damn tight. Also Trick r' Treat for horror movies.
House of The Devil is also the bloody master of building the perfect pacing for an old-school horror movie.
These are some of my favorite movies made relatively recently. They move at a good pace and kept me entertained from start to finish.
The Bank Job (2008) [Trailer]
Legend of the Shadowless Sword (2005) [Trailer]
Shinobi Heart Under Blade (2005) [Trailer]
Chocolate (2008) [Trailer]
Hanna (2011) [Trailer]
Unstoppable (2010) [Trailer]
The Hurt Locker (2009) [Trailer]
The Dark Knight had good pacing?
The Dark Knight was the only flick that occurred to me when I saw the title. I thought about it right after I left the cinema. What is it that makes the film 'move' the way it did, with just the right pacing that it never loses you. Not sure I could name another film that had quite that effect.
I usually judge pacing by whether or not I feel there is a good place to STOP watching a movie. The fewer times I think "yeah, here's a good spot to stop" the better the pacing.
I'm somehow always surprised how hard it is to stop watching Jaws. I remember when it first came out on DVD, and I thought I'd just check out the first couple of scenes to see how good the transfer was, and I just ended up watching the whole thing.
Another similar but less celebrated Spielberg film with great pacing was Duel.
The Princess Bride. Edit: Also, to whoever said Valhalla Rising: FUCKING LOL! The pacing in that movie is sloooooow. That movie's definitely a slow burn. For Nicholas Winding Refn, both Bronson and Drive are much livelier movies.
Yeah, but Vikings > pacing.