The most familiar Jin Yong stories to me are DGSD and the three parts of THE CONDOR HEROES TRILOGY, mostly through the 1980s TVB adaptations.
THE CONDOR HEROES TRILOGY as a whole did not seem to feature too many "long scenes" of characters standing in one location and talking at length without much action (or with a great deal of action that takes place after the talking is done). There's a great deal of movement and changes of scenes in THE CONDOR HEROES TRILOGY. LOCH, ROCH, and HSDS don't seem to dwell on any particular scene for very long...at least not that I can gather from the adaptations.
DGSD, on the other hand, seems to have a great many scenes that just drag on and on and on. I'm not saying that these scenes are boring, but just that there's very little movement or change of scenery. For example, the Beggar's Union Conference where Kiu Fung's heritage was revealed seemed to go on forever (it did last an entire night). Similarly, the events at Tsui Yin Manor seemed to go on forever with Kiu Fung and the various wulin people arguing with each other before the fighting began (and the fight was long too). Ditto the events at the Shaolin Conference.
In the TVB adaptations of these stories, seldom did the characters linger in one spot for an extended period of time in LOCH '82, ROCH '83, and HSDS '86. In DGSD '81, however, there seemed to be a tendency for scenes in a single location to last whole episodes.
Is that in line with the way the DGSD novel was paced vis a vis the CONDOR HEROES TRILOGY novels, or was it just a TVB pacing thing?