08 March 2010

Two blasts from a 70 mm

I spent Oscar Weekend with two grand old films from the days of 70 mm. I watched 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, and Lawrence of Arabia at the Egyptian in Hollywood. (Less than twenty-four hours and two blocks away from where District 9 wouldn’t win anything.) It was an experience worth reporting, even for two films I’ve seen before. And in the case of 2001, many many many times before.

So here I am, reporting on it at Black Gate.

Remember, “Nothing is written, and I’m afraid I can’t do that, Dave.”