Movie Fact #772 – June 4th, 2015:

The 1954 film “Carmen Jones”,  based on the libretto for the 1943 stage production of the same name by Oscar Hammerstein II which in turn was inspired by an adaptation of the 1845 Prosper Mérimée novella Carmen by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, contains just 169 shots in 103 minutes of action. This equates to an average shot length of about 36 seconds, which is very high, given most Hollywood films made during the 1950’s had an 8 – 10 seconds standard.

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