The Hateful Eight in 70 mm

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Quentin Tarantino’s newest film The Hateful Eight scheduled to release at select U.S. theaters Christmas Day, is already causing a stir among the viewers. However, the commotion cannot be linked to the film. It’s about Tarantino.


New York City, October 24th, 2015, Tarantino joined with a mass of protesters to speak against recent police shootings of young black men. In doing so the outspoken director stated, “I’m a human being with a conscience… And if you believe there’s murder going on, then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered. When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

The choice wording to call police murderers sparked a reaction. That being: Five of the nation’s largest police unions and The Fraternal Order of Police have called for a boycott of all Tarantino films.

Be that as it may, it doesn’t seem to deter Tarantino or cast members. As of yet, rallies and protests have not met the film crew with opposition, but rather with support, at recent premiere sites. Tarantino’s vision for this film is one of exclusivity. It was designed to bring people back to the old days of enjoying an outing to the cinema; to inspire road-show viewings. Shot with a 65 mm lens, the movie will be shown in 70 mm on select screens showcasing the ultra panavision film.

Samuel Jackson, playing the role of The Bounty Hunter, offers an explanation of viewing art (movies) with a 70 mm lens; meant to enlarge focal points and increase background shots. He does so with enough Samuel Jackson-specific excitement, box offices must prepare for a stampede this Christmas season.

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