Preamble: I was watching Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and there were a few scenes when Ego is gaining strength and the material goo he left behind on many planets starts expanding like crazy. So there are shots of many planets, and Earth is one among them. However, obviously most of the movie takes place nowhere near Earth. So this got me thinking about in which movie Earth plays the smallest role (but not none).
Now, clearly GOTG2 is not the answer scene it contains flashback scenes as well. I went and checked the original Guardains of the Galaxy, and it contains around 3 minutes and 25 seconds of flashback at the beginning. So...
In which film are there some shots of or on Earth, but they are exceedingly short? Which film has the shortest duration?
For the purpose of this question, shots of Earth, on Earth, etc all count. We will count the atmosphere and orbit of Earth as well.
Actually, I'd like to take a relative sort of view of what counts as here, for example:
- Earth itself would count for a film that takes place primarily in Earth orbit.
- Earth, Earth orbit, and the moon would all count for a film that take place primarily on other planets in the solar system.
- Anywhere in our solar system would count for a film that takes place primarily around another star
But that is getting pretty complicated, so I'm hoping the best answer is free of ambiguity and I won't clarify unless it should become necessary.
Something out there has merely a few seconds of our home, right?