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Great Hollywood Moments: Tom Rothman Meets The Queen

On site observers claim, ““The Queen apparently wiped a tear from under her 3D glasses at the end of the Narnia 3.”

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3 Responses to “Great Hollywood Moments: Tom Rothman Meets The Queen”

  1. Followed the link on your tweet to here–On Twitter, it was incomplete. At first glance, I mistook the meaning:
    “The Queen Wipes A Tear At Meeting Tom Rothman.”!

    No offense meant to T Rothman, of course! I do feel a bit better to learn that the Queen was tearing up over a 3D kid’s movie.


  2. Nick Rogers says:

    A figurehead for authoritative decisions should feel right at home alongside Tom Rothman, no?

  3. cadavra says:

    Fox News reported this morning that the premiere was held in “Lie-ses-ter” Square. They really are as dumb as their viewers.

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“They’re still talking about the ‘cathedral of cinema,’ the ‘communal experience,’ blah blah. The experiences I’ve had recently in the theatre have not been good. There’s commercials, noise, cellphones. I was watching Colette at the Varsity, and halfway through red flashes came up at the bottom of the frame. A woman came out and said, ‘We’re going to have to reboot, so take fifteen minutes and come back.’ Then they rebooted it from the beginning, and she had to ask the audience to tell her how far to go. You tell me, is that a great experience? I generally don’t watch movies in a cinema at all. Netflix is the future. It’s the present. But the whole paradigm of a series, binge-watching, it’s quite different. My first reaction is that it’s more novelistic, because if you have an eight-hour season, you can get into complex, intricate things. You can let it breathe and the audience expectations are such that they will let you, where before they wouldn’t have the patience. I think only the surface has been touched with experimenting with that.”
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