Published on February 4, 2016

The Greatful 8

The Greatful 8

Last week, a good friend of mine suggested we see Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful 8” in glorious Panavision 70 format.

Due the epic nature of the location and the idea to hark back to the golden era of cinema, Quentin decided to shoot in the long lost format, which portrayed the sweeping vistas of the wild west superbly.

What intrigued us more was the attempt to transport us to the bygone era of cinema as an event. The location was the Leicester Square Odeon (one of the only screens big enough to view the movie on). The movie started with an overture by Ennio Morricone, and the film, a special extended cut, even came with an intermission which gave us time to read the free collectors edition programme.

We enjoyed the evening greatly (even more so than the film itself), but the point is that the extra attention to theatre and detail did make a difference, it formed a talking point and gave me stronger memories of the night.

We should  look at this example of how the normal can be made extra special, and I definitely look forward to another blockbuster night!


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