By Jesse James McTigue Photos by Brett Schreckengost
fare in the large-format film? “It’s magnificent when you get super close up to the faces,” says McIntosh giddily. “The lines and the details…it is just magnificent.”
setting the scene
The screenplay was actually set in Wyoming, but McIntosh said their location scout was filming a Marlboro commercial here, and that’s how they discovered Telluride. She says people will recognize Wilson Mesa, the aspen
groves, and the winding roads when they see the film. But when they weren’t filming, McIntosh says they were doing what most people do in Telluride: skiing and snowboarding on the weekends, going to O’Bannon’s, the Buck, and Brown Dog, and attending the occasional ski burn. “The town was really welcoming, and Quentin and the cast really loved the town. Getting to set every morning was a gorgeous drive. It’s one of the most beautiful, most picturesque places I’ve ever been.” \
The Hateful Eight Cast includes Samuel Jackson, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Demián Bichir, James Parks, and Zöe Bell. (And likely a cameo by writer/director Quentin Tarantino.) The scenes are set in two main places: Minnie’s haberdashery and the stagecoach. The last time Ultra Panavision was used was in Khartoum (1966) but it was also used in Ben-Hur (1959), How the West Was Won (1962), It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), and The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965). Ultra Panavision uses a special anamorphic compression process that yields an aspect ratio of 2.76:1.