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21st May '17 10:04:13 AM Julia1984
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* Why do you think it's called ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead''? Everything from Barbra's and Johnny's visit to the graveyard to "That's another one for the fire" does indeed take place over one night.



** ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' is even worse, if you ignore the boat ride to Malta at the beginning of the play, Everything takes place in three days. Some scholars have remarked that this hectic schedule is required for the suspension of disbelief, because Iago's plans would fall apart if everyone just stop and actually think about what's going on.

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** ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'' is even worse, if you ignore the boat ride to Malta at the beginning of the play, Everything takes place in three days. Some scholars have remarked that this hectic schedule is required for the suspension of disbelief, because Iago's plans would fall apart if everyone would just stop and actually think about what's going on.
21st May '17 10:01:39 AM Julia1984
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* Shakespeare's ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is said to take place over the course of approximately 3 hours, which is barely longer than its running time.



* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is a classic theatrical example, taking place within about a week.

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* From our good friend [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Mr. Shakespeare]]:
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''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is a classic theatrical example, taking place within about a week.



** There's a reason ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'' is called such -- the action onstage all takes place in less than 48 hours, and all but the very beginning and end happens in one night.
** ''Theatre/TheTempest'' is said to take place over the course of approximately 3 hours, which is barely longer than its running time.



* Somewhat invoked by ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': the show itself takes place over a span of 15 years, according to the movie adaptation, but roughly half of Act I and most of Act II take place over three days in June, 1832.

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* Somewhat invoked by Part of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': the The show itself takes place over a span of 15 years, according to the movie adaptation, but roughly half of Act I and most of Act II take place over three days in June, 1832.
17th May '17 5:06:33 PM NumberFortyFour
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* ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' begins with Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles reading a letter (supposedly) from Eggman announcing that he has a new weapon that will allow him to take over the world in 3 days. Furthermore, the first two zones apparently take about one day each, and the remaining 5 occur on the same day.
12th May '17 7:23:54 PM jtierney50
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* ''Theatre/InTheHeights'' takes place over the span of three days, centered around the 4th of July.
* Somewhat invoked by ''Theatre/LesMiserables'': the show itself takes place over a span of 15 years, according to the movie adaptation, but roughly half of Act I and most of Act II take place over three days in June, 1832.
* Played doubly straight in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'': the ShowWithinAShow takes place over the course of a single day, and the show itself takes place over exactly as long as it takes to perform, because we're just watching a man listen to a record. Lampshaded when, during "Bride's Lament", Janet is "bathed in the pale blue light of a sympathetic moon, which is ridiculous because it's the middle of the day".
3rd May '17 3:20:46 PM mariofan1000
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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "Vision Quest", takes place in real time over the course of 22 long, long minutes as the cast are [[LockedInARoom trapped in an elevator.]] The use of this trope works to the episode's comedy, since the cast practically descend into madness by the end.
23rd Apr '17 10:30:09 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/DieHard'' takes place almost in RealTime, probably spanning no more than three or four hours at the most. The second movie spans a single night, the third movie is mostly across a single day (it's unclear whether the opening and closing sequences are before\after this busy day) and the fourth movie has the majority of events on a span of 36 hours (Creator/BruceWillis and director Len Wiseman even discussed during production how John [=McClane=] and his hacker companion go through all this [[BottomlessBladder with barely a snooze]]). And finally, the fifth one takes place in one evening and the following morning.

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* A hallmark of the ''Franchise/DieHard'' franchise:
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''Film/DieHard'' takes place almost begins in RealTime, probably spanning no more than three or four hours at the most. The second movie late afternoon and ends before sunrise.
** ''Film/DieHard2''
spans a single night, the third movie night.
** ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance''
is mostly across a single day (it's day, though it's unclear whether the opening and closing sequences are before\after this busy day) and the fourth movie day.
** ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''
has the majority of events on a span of 36 hours (Creator/BruceWillis and director Len Wiseman even discussed during production how John [=McClane=] and his hacker companion go through all this [[BottomlessBladder with barely a snooze]]). And finally, the fifth one snooze]]).
** ''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard''
takes place in one evening and the following morning.



%%* ''Film/HarshTimes'', by the same writer-director as ''Film/TrainingDay'', and even featuring a few of the minor characters from ''Film/TrainingDay''.

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%%* ''Film/HarshTimes'', by the same writer-director as ''Film/TrainingDay'', and even featuring * ''Film/HarshTimes'' takes place over a few of the minor characters from ''Film/TrainingDay''.single 24-hour period.



* ''Film/{{Predators}}'' begins at the morning of one day and it ends at the morning of the next... but given it's not Earth, days are certainly longer than 24 hours.

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* ''Film/{{Predators}}'' begins at the morning of one day and it ends at the morning of the next... but given it's not Earth, days are certainly longer than not necessarily 24 hours.



* Also, it's maybe more like 36 hours, since there's some footage of the next day, but ''Shampoo'' takes place over the course of one day.

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* Also, it's maybe more like 36 hours, since there's some footage of the next day, but ''Shampoo'' ''Film/{{Shampoo}}'' takes place over the course of one day, with some footage of the next day.



** ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the first two sequels each take place over 2-3 days; except for the prologues, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' seems to take about as long but is less clear on it.
** From Kyle Reese's point of view, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' also spends this estimated timespan (during which he time travels ''twice'').
* ''Film/TrainingDay'', as the name suggests, takes place over the course of a day.

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** ''Film/TheTerminator'' and the first two sequels each take takes place over 2-3 days; except days;
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for the prologues, ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' seems to take about as long 2-3 days, but is less clear on it.
** From Kyle Reese's point of view, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' also spends this estimated timespan (during spans about 2-3 days, during which he time travels ''twice'').
twice.
* ''Film/TrainingDay'', as the name suggests, takes place over begins in the course of a day.morning and ends at dawn.
14th Apr '17 4:34:26 PM Silverblade2
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* A lot of movies are set over a single day (''Film/{{Clerks}}'', ''Film/FallingDown'') or a single night (''Film/AfterHours'', ''Film/AmericanGraffiti'') and a lot of others cover a roughly twenty-four-hour period (''Film/{{Superbad}}'', ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper''). Also ''Film/NickAndNorahsInfinitePlaylist''.
14th Apr '17 4:27:58 PM Silverblade2
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* Generally, cartoons that have 11-minute stories (such as Creator/CartoonNetwork programs ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' and ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'') will logically have most stories take place in a single day or night.
10th Apr '17 9:49:31 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''Videogame/ThimbleweedPark'' takes place over a single night, save for Boris's murder which happens 24 hours earlier.



** ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' can take less than or more than 12 hours depending on the timeline you play. Especifically, from noon on December 31 to the wee hours of the morning of January 1.

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** ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' can take less than or more than 12 hours depending on the timeline you play. Especifically, from noon on December 31 to the wee hours of the morning of January 1. The exception to this trope is the Stranded Pair ending, where two characters are trapped in the shelter for eleven months.
3rd Apr '17 2:48:24 PM AthenaBlue
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** Much of the ''Literature/JediApprentice'' series takes place in the year Obi-Wan is thirteen. During that time he and Qui-Gon unseat a criminal syndicate from planetary rule, resolve an abdication crisis, then Obi-Wan leaves the Jedi for a few months, resolves a generational conflict, he and Qui-Gon bring the BigBad to justice ''and'' save a planet from environmental exploitation, Obi-Wan rejoins the Jedi, and finally they end a well-intentioned fascistic regime. It's only after the ''ninth'' book that Obi-Wan is said to be 14.



* Much of the ''Literature/JediApprentice'' series takes place in the year Obi-Wan is thirteen. During that time he and Qui-Gon unseat a criminal syndicate from planetary rule, resolve an abdication crisis, then Obi-Wan leaves the Jedi for a few months, resolves a generational conflict, he and Qui-Gon bring the BigBad to justice ''and'' save a planet from environmental exploitation, Obi-Wan rejoins the Jedi, and finally they end a well-intentioned fascistic regime. It's only after the ''ninth'' book that Obi-Wan is said to be 14.



--> '''Troy:''' You used that bench to upset the balance. By the vapors of Magmarath we will restore it!
--> '''Britta:''' You have ''gods?''

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--> '''Troy:''' -->'''Troy:''' You used that bench to upset the balance. By the vapors of Magmarath we will restore it!
-->
it!\\
'''Britta:''' You have ''gods?''



--> '''[[JustTheFirstCitizen Britta]]:''' Nonsense! All fives were reduced to oneness in the Great Purge of about 2 minutes ago.

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--> '''[[JustTheFirstCitizen -->'''[[JustTheFirstCitizen Britta]]:''' Nonsense! All fives were reduced to oneness in the Great Purge of about 2 minutes ago.
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