No one makes movies like Martin Scorsese and we're inviting you to be engrossed by his latest opus. Killers of the Flower Moon is showing at Cineworld in both IMAX and Superscreen, and both formats will extend Scorsese's reputation for an epic sweep beyond anything you've experienced before.
The film dramatises the real-life early-20th-century Osage Nation tragedy, playing out as a deadly conspiracy thriller that's populated with all manner of memorable characters. Oscar winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, both Scorsese regulars, front the cast with indigenous performer Lily Gladstone set to steal the show.
The movie is vast in both its visual approach and its dramatic themes as the Osage are specifically targeted for their oil-rich land. Expect plenty of twists and turns across the course of the drama's near-four-hour running time.
Keep on reading to discover how the unique qualities of IMAX and Superscreen will enhance this must-see Oscar contender.
IMAX stretches the horizons of the Osage Nation beyond what is expected
Killers of the Flower Moon has been captured by Scorsese in league with his regular cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto. Scorsese-philes are, of course, well aware of the director's capacity for visual intuition and handsome imagery, whether it's the Hadean, steam-filled streets of Taxi Driver or the melancholic black and white of boxing drama Raging Bull.
Killers of the Flower Moon is, however, Scorsese's first movie that has overtly embraced the qualities of the Western. That means a seemingly limitless visual expanse that underlines both the Osage Nation's heritage and the chilling potential for secrets to remain buried as the tribe starts dying in large numbers.
IMAX opens up the dynamic capabilities of Scorsese's visual storytelling via a larger-than-normal aspect ratio, stretching the frame of the image, via a subtle screen curvature, beyond what you would expect from a standard widescreen presentation. One can gain a greater appreciation for how a filmmaker so often associated with urban environments has embraced the unbroken Oklahoma locations.
Scorsese has a reputation for veracity and not only has he shot the film on Osage Nation land, but he's actually cast members of the Osage in key roles to imbue the movie with greater authenticity. Via IMAX, the faces of the Osage become landscapes in and of themselves, melancholic and alert to a sense of dawning tragedy.
The nature of the IMAX screen canvas works hand-in-hand with dual projection and a unique remastering process emphasising warmth and sharpness, which translates into the most complete presentation of Scorsese's vision.
Visuals are just half the story. So much of Scorsese's storytelling comes from sound, whether it's cutting dialogue, the staccato crack of life-or-death gunfire or a carefully curated soundtrack. (In this instance, said soundtrack is credited to Scorsese's late collaborator, Robbie Robertson.)
IMAX auditoriums have also been equipped with a perfectly tuned integrated sound and speaker system for heart-pounding audio that invests a greater sense of tactility into Killers of the Flower Moon.
It's set to be an unmissable experience for all those cinema fans who remember their formative, awestruck experiences of watching Taxi Driver for the first time.
More information about IMAX can be discovered in the following video.
Superscreen redefines the notion of a Martin Scorsese masterpiece
Superscreen is unique to Cineworld cinemas in the UK and Ireland, promising a compelling Martin Scorsese odyssey that you won't find anywhere else.
Superscreen fuses state-of-the-art projection, delivered on huge screens, with breathtaking multidimensional sound powered by epic Dolby Atmos speakers. In other words, it'll make you feel like you're right there.
That's exactly what fans want from a Martin Scorsese picture. He's famous for his ability to engage an audience in mercurial, unpredictable and often shocking circumstances, ranging from the low-level mob machinations of Goodfellas to the internecine cop/criminal betrayals of The Departed.
Killers of the Flower Moon possesses all of that and much more. The added dimensions of Superscreen invite you to stand alongside the proud yet declining Osage Nation members as the format enhances the sinister impact of the vulture-like conspirators while reiterating the wind-blown tangibility of the Osage's land.
The sharpness of Superscreen sound is another key facet that helps reinforce both hushed, conspiratorial conversations and the explosive assaults upon the Osage Nation's heritage.
Discover more about Superscreen in the following video.
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