When we drew up a preliminary list of films for this subject, we were struck not only by how many titles fit the criteria, but also by how many were genuinely good movies. Night of the Living Dead, Dazed and Confused, Glengarry Glen Ross, Halloween, Training Day, Rope, Mystery Train and A Hard Day’s Night to name just a few. (It Happened One Night, you should remember, actually unfolds over several nights—and days.)
We cut our list down to 10 movies (and still have some regrets about leaving off some genre pieces like Night of the Living Dead) and have presented them in descending order of time-interval depicted onscreen.
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