Incredibly intentional / by Evan La Ruffa


I went and saw Quentin Tarantino's newest film, The Hateful Eight at The Music Box Theatre for the second time in two weeks this evening. The film was shot in 70mm, a super wide, high resolution format that's stunning. I'm a big Tarantino fan, mostly because I admire how exacting he is. I marvel at the clarity of his visions, the detail, the language, the contrast, the dynamics.

Clocking in at just about 3 hours, it doesn't feel long at all. Everything he included was needed and served the end product extremely well. It's clear that every single element in the film was incredibly intentional.

Every shot was skillful.

The sound design was impeccable.

The lighting was uncanny.

The costumes were precise.

He was thinking about every detail when he made that film. And rightly so. It had been 4 years since his last film, which means he took his time.

My question is... how can we slow down enough so that our vocational and creative contributions are that accepted, strategic & valuable? 

I think it might have something to do with patience.