Keeping score with ‘Up in the Air’

Posted by · 5:52 pm · August 7th, 2009

Jason Reitman is proving very forthcoming when it comes to sharing details of his progress on “Up in the Air” via Twitter. Earlier today, he divulged the film’s running time as 108 minutes — surely music to the ears of those of us weary of Hollywood’s increasingly bloated productions.

And speaking of music, he just posted this cute pic of composer Rolfe Kent barefoot at work. “The score is coming to life,” apparently. Apropos of nothing, really, but it’s a slowish day and I’m really starting to look forward to this film. Are you?

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  • 1 8-07-2009 at 7:37 pm

    Troy said...

    Mmmmmmm @ trailer for Gilliam’s new movie.

  • 2 8-08-2009 at 12:05 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    It’s building hype and we all are responsible for that.

  • 3 8-08-2009 at 5:27 am

    Bryan C. said...

    I’ve got to admit that it hasn’t really been on my radar until I heard about the very positive reactions from the test screenings. That’s actually gotten me pretty excited for it.

  • 4 8-08-2009 at 1:27 pm

    New Kid said...

    It’s actually locked at 1:48 see paste of his twitter below:

    And we’re locked. 1 hour 48 min. AM Aug 7th from TwitterFon

  • 5 8-08-2009 at 1:57 pm

    head_wizard said...

    Between this and Kris’s link to the early test screenings this is sounding better and better. I wasn’t really looking foward to this despite liking Juno and Thank You for Smoking. Now its moved to one of my most anticipated films.

  • 6 8-08-2009 at 2:35 pm

    Chase Kahn said...

    So has no one seen the film with it’s score?

  • 7 8-08-2009 at 3:53 pm

    Nicky said...

    I,for one, can’t wait for this one.

  • 8 8-08-2009 at 5:22 pm

    Guest said...

    Will this comment get through?

    It’s NOT what you posted, it’s per Reitman’s own tweet:

    And we’re locked. 1 hour 48 min. AM Aug 7th from TwitterFon

  • 9 8-08-2009 at 9:27 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Um, like Guy said: 108 minutes.

  • 10 8-08-2009 at 11:02 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    There’s no end credits on a movie that’s been locked in editing.

  • 11 8-09-2009 at 2:00 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    @New Kid/Guest: I’ll break it down for you:

    1 hour = 60 minutes
    48 minutes = 48 minutes

    1 hour 48 minutes = 60 minutes + 48 minutes = 108 minutes

    Does that clarify things for you?

  • 12 8-09-2009 at 3:43 pm

    BurmaShave said...

    New Kid, in the words of Tom Waits, hang down your head. Truly pathetic.