Newswire: Dunkirk sticks it to The Hateful Eight with widest 70mm rollout in 25 years

A big part of the marketing push for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight was that 100 select theaters would be screening it in 70mm, an aggressively old-school format that is better than modern technology in every way except for the fact that the machines it requires are prone to breaking, very few people actually know how to use them, and they’re more expensive to operate than the equipment needed for newer formats. Basically, screening the film in 70mm was supposed to be a labor of love for the art of cinema, and only Tarantino himself would so something so artsy on such a grand scale.

Now, though, Christopher Nolan has barged in and demanded that his next movie be even bigger and artsier than The Hateful Eight. According to Deadline, Nolan’s Dunkirk will be screened in 70mm in 125 locations, making it what Warner Bros. claims is …

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