This 40-minute video is a Christmas present from the Gods of celluloid.
Here's a great chance to get a step closer to two great filmmakers as they discuss the evolution of film, 70mm and Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight. Check it out below, and then continue on for some takeaways:
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"It actually might be film's saving grace. Film's last stand. Film's last night in the arena — and actually conquer."
Quentin: I didn't realize how much of a lost cause [35mm] was. At the same time I didn't realize to the same extent 70mm would be a drawing point. Not just to me and other film geeks. There is no intelligent argument to be had that puts digital in front of [70mm]. It actually might be film's saving grace. Film's last stand. Film's last night in the arena — and actually conquer.
Paul Thomas Anderson: It was something that we could grow outside just a specialized thing. I never for a second thought we'd have a legitimate 70mm run. It was clear that people were coming out for that more than the 35mm.
Happy holidaze everyone.