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70mm showings of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk have proven to be very popular at the Irish Film Institute, just one factor in making the historical epic a major hit at the Irish box office. As part of the IFI’s commitment to exhibit, preserve and educate, they’re no strangers to showing films in a variety of formats, with authentic prints of films like The Right Stuff being regular features of IFI programming. The most recently announced example is upcoming screenings of a new 70mm print of David Lean’s classic Lawrence of Arabia, which will be showing at the cinema from Oct 20 – 22. But what exactly is the difference between 70mm and the more modern digital? How do great films go from the booth behind you to the screen in front of you? It’s hardly just a matter of pushing play on a DVD, as the IFI’s projectionist Paul Markey explains. Film In Dublin spoke to Paul about the work that he does, different film formats and more.

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Quentin Tarantino’s first film My Best Friend’s Birthday serves as a concentrated outline of the successful career he would go on to have. It’s episodic structure, hyperactive dialogue and great soundtrack are all distinctly Tarantino. Strangely, despite the fact that the director’s ventures into acting are notoriously lacking, Tarantino’s acting in his flagship film is actually a real strength.

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If there’s one thing that Quentin Tarantino is known for (apart from his love of feet), it’s his ability to craft unforgettable imagery. Whether it’s a blood-splattered tableau or dancing in a diner, Tarantino and his cinematographers are always guaranteed to come together and make beautiful images that linger long in the memory. What’s more, the movies of Quentin Tarantino always have great posters, hardly a surprise given how the ‘coming soon’ posters of the grungy grindhouse and video store are so firmly part of the Tarantino aesthetic. Everybody knows someone who had a Reservoir Dogs poster on their wall in college and if you don’t, chances are it was a Pulp Fiction poster. With that in mind it’s hardly surprising that artists from around the world would be inspired to make fan posters of their own for Tarantino’s movies. To mark the Sugar Club’s ongoing Tarantino Week, we’ve collected some of the best fan posters around based on the movies of Quentin Tarantino. The most fitting tribute that can be given to these is that they would have made just as good posters as the originals. Enjoy the gallery.

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