We’ll have our verdict along soon enough, but Quentin Tarantino‘s “The Hateful Eight” is already earning strong buzz for the film’s attitude, Ennio Morricone‘s score, and more. Basically, expect it to appear on many year-end best of lists, and one director is already taking the time to shout out praises for the movie.
James Gunn has hit his favorite social media outlet, Facebook, to share his thoughts on the western which he saw two months ago (#humblebrag). He writes that it’s “probably my favorite [movie] of the year” and “perhaps QT’s best” (though he adds the disclaimer that his other fave is “Jackie Brown,” so bear that in mind). But perhaps most importantly, he urges audiences to track down a 70mm screening.
“…I’m posting this to strongly suggest seeing the film in 70mm, which is a longer version as well as an overture and intermission. This is a film that was created to be seen in that format if you can; it’s well worth a longer drive or a couple extra bucks,” he wrote.
Take Gunn’s advice and see “The Hateful Eight” on Christmas Day. The director’s full post is below.