Logistics - Longest Movie Ever (5 weeks)
Empire - Longest Famous Movie (8 hours)
Greed - Longest Famous Director Movie (8 hours)
MGM executives were aghast at the length. They cut the movie down to a still long for the time two hours and twenty minutes, butchering the story. The film flopped. Only eight people are known to have seen the now lost original film.
Silent film cameraman Karl Brown said in the 1980 TV documentary Hollywood that Stromheim developed an "insane desire to use his genius as a weapon." He would force studios to spend "millions and more millions until he had a beautiful monstrosity that is worthless except as a curiosity piece." He would prove his genius and have his vengeance against the world.
Lord of the Rings - Longest Great Movie (11 hours, 21 minutes)