Title: Theatres Worldwide Introduce Intermission to Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Several theaters across the globe have decided to incorporate an unexpected intermission into Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated film, “Killers of the Flower Moon.” Initially, the intermission was not part of the original plan for the movie, but theater chains such as UCI Cinemas, Vue, and The Movies Haarlemmerdijk took the initiative to introduce intermissions ranging from six to 15 minutes in duration.
Although only a small fraction of the approximately 10,000 theaters worldwide showcasing the film adopted this intermission concept, it has unquestionably raised eyebrows and sparked mixed reactions from both audiences and industry insiders. Surprisingly, one theater in Fort Collins, Colorado, called The Lyric, initially implemented an intermission but promptly removed it due to pressure from Paramount, the film’s distributor, and Apple Original Films, the production company behind the movie.
Responding to this unexpected twist, editor Thelma Schoonmaker classified the addition of an intermission as a violation and expressed her intention to investigate further. On the other hand, Martin Scorsese himself defended the film’s lengthy runtime, arguing that people can comfortably engage with television shows for several hours, making it feasible to endure a continuous screening experience for “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Industry analysts have weighed in, stating that if Scorsese did not intend for an intermission, the primary viewing experience ought to align with the director’s vision. However, they also acknowledge that offering a limited intermission option could be feasible if there is substantial demand from the audience. As the debate intensifies, it remains to be seen whether more theaters will follow suit or whether the intermission concept will ultimately be abandoned.
In the midst of this controversy, “Killers of the Flower Moon” continues to generate buzz and anticipation worldwide. Starring acclaimed actors such as Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film is based on David Grann’s non-fiction book, which depicts the harrowing true story of a series of murders that took place in the Osage Nation during the early 20th century.
As audiences eagerly await the film’s release, the unexpected addition of an intermission has undoubtedly added another layer of intrigue to an already highly anticipated cinematic experience.
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