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Sugg: Lucky 88


According to Chinese Culture, eight is the luckiest number of all because it sounds very similar to the word meaning “wealth”, “fortune”, and “prosper”.

It is customary in the country to incorporate the number 8 wherever its possible, and with more eights your good fortune increases.

The number 88 means double happines, and as such, watching a film that incorporates this number may make you happier.

The following films have a runtime of exactly 88 minutes, making them very likely to bring enjoyment according to this idea.

Which of them do you enjoy the most?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls099979156/

I left this at 32 so the number of options is an eight multiple, but it is still open for suggestions.

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5 months ago

From the list The Lion King (1994)

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5 months ago

Annoyingly, 88 Minutes is 108 minutes long.

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5 months ago

The Lion King.

Corrections:
It is customary in the country to incorporate the number 8 wherever it's possible

The number 88 means double happiness

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5 months ago

All you need now is a movie that is 88 minutes... from 1988!  xD

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We have it with Almodóvar's Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios :)

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Yay! 

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Thanks.

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5 months ago

I really love the concept behind this poll. For someone who is trying hard to finish my first feature film for 13 years and counting, runtime became a magical thing and I'm aiming at a very certain one - 100 minutes or exactly the gap of 99-105 minutes. 

Although, apart from numerology aspects, runtime is a point of movie's marketing and audience engagement. I was recommended by a great documentary director to try and make the movie of approximately 90 minutes, as people are likely to watch that, while inevsting their time in two hours of the movie is a bit less likely. There are many aspects about that, but after researching I've found out that 100 minutes is a magical number which people still perceive as being closer to an hour-and-a-half rather than 2 hours. :) 

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Seems right, when I have little time I try to watch pictures of 100 minutes or less, and the runtime becomes a priority when selecting what I'm going to watch.