Last week at Comic-Con Quentin Tarantino confessed that he’s stopped throwing a fit about the leaked script for The Hateful Eight and decided he’ll go ahead and film the damned thing anyway. The new poster seems to hint that the story might contain some violence? The poster also announces that The Hateful Eight will get a special Roadshow Release in Cinemascope — just like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Paint Your Wagon got. Because as we know, just like 3D and Smell-o-Vision, Cinemascope has a proven history of making movies automatically better. (Name 10 of the 200 movies shot in Cinemascope that aren’t junk and I’ll give you an extra-wide m e r i t b a d g e).
A few months ago at Cannes, Tarantino failed to scare very many people by proclaiming
“The Sky Is Falling!” “Digital Projection Is The Death Of Cinema,”* so it’s good to see Quentin Is Here To Rescue Cinema with a big gimmick event like a Roadshow Theatrical Release! It’ll be just like 1952! Kewl!
*(no kidding, he really said this: “Digital projection is the death of cinema. The fact that most films aren’t presented in 35mm means that the world is lost.”
I wouldn’t make up a crazy quote like that. He actually said that shit out loud and people wrote it down as if it meant anything.)
Nobody tell Tarantino about how charging twice as much for a ticket to see movie in a special super-duper format is The Chronic Illness of Cinema. He gets angry so easy these days. Violently angry.