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Telluride: 127 Hours So Intense, Medics Attend to Overcome Moviegoers at Two Screenings

Telluride: 127 Hours So Intense, Medics Attend to Overcome Moviegoers at Two Screenings

Thompson on Hollywood

TOH Telluride correspondent Meredith Brody reports seeing on Saturday night “somebody being taken out on a gurney from the Galaxy” showing of 127 Hours and later that night at a second screening of the Danny Boyle film, “ambulances with multicolored flashing lights pulling into the Palm.”

Fox Searchlight’s Michelle Hooper reports back as follows:

From what I understand, an older gentleman was light-headed at the first screening (Galaxy) and the medics helped him calm down. Second screening at the Palm was a young woman (maybe 19 or 20) who had a panic attack. Paramedics attended to both people. I didn’t even know about the second incident until after the screening was over and someone told me (I was sitting in the first half of the theater).

This recalls the intense reaction people had to the opening night of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction at the 1994 2004 New York Film Festival, when someone was overcome during the hyperdermic into the heart scene and had to be carried out. Brody is reminded “of the old days when people were vomiting in the lobby during The Exorcist.”

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I was in the student program at Telluride over the weekend. The 20 year old girl was in my class and I was there at the Saturday night screening when she passed out. She said it wasn’t even the cutting that did her in, it was leading up to that when Aron was delirious and hallucinating. She felt very light headed watching those scenes. She didnt need any medical attention. I saw Le Quattro Volte with her the next morning, all was good!


Anne, I think you meant the 1994 screening of Pulp Ficti


I didnt know Pulp Ficion came out in 2004…..

I think this movie looks great and I am excited to see it!



I’m glad Danny Boyle is finally getting the recognition he deserves since Slumdog. He’s a very ‘visual-driven’ director. I can’t wait to see this.

It’s about time James Franco got his teeth into something really meaty. I hope he continues to develop as an actor.

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