What is an "Event" film?

An original action espionage film releasing in IMAX on July 17, 2020.
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redfirebird2008 wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Probably reading too much into it. :lol:
We will find out soon enough. :P Can hardly expect a mundane or routine project.

I mean why wouldn’t they maximize the publicity of the project at the announcement? Real genuine hype is hard to come by. The hype for TDK was unreal.

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We have been so starved for attention that people are genuinely reading way too much into this, to the point that a thread has been made.

Event films are what WB calls anything that will receive a significant amount of advertising, it implies a blockbuster, but that isn't guaranteed because Nolan could do a smaller budget film and it would still be 'an event' considering who he is.

Basically people need to chill on this whole 'Event' stuff.

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Sharkboy wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 7:31 pm
We have been so starved for attention that people are genuinely reading way too much into this, to the point that a thread has been made.

Event films are what WB calls anything that will receive a significant amount of advertising, it implies a blockbuster, but that isn't guaranteed because Nolan could do a smaller budget film and it would still be 'an event' considering who he is.

Basically people need to chill on this whole 'Event' stuff.
Yep. Every studio has at least one "event" movie each month of the year. Every Nolan movie gets this treatment. The teaser trailer for Interstellar went so far as to say "ONE YEAR FROM NOW" like it's the most important movie event of the year when it was never, ever gonna be a Star Wars kind of mega blockbuster.

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Sharkboy wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 7:31 pm
We have been so starved for attention that people are genuinely reading way too much into this, to the point that a thread has been made.

Event films are what WB calls anything that will receive a significant amount of advertising, it implies a blockbuster, but that isn't guaranteed because Nolan could do a smaller budget film and it would still be 'an event' considering who he is.

Basically people need to chill on this whole 'Event' stuff.
Yeah I agree that it's a game of semantics at this point, but these threads are here for speculation or else the mods wouldn't have made them. I contend this won't be just another 'event' film like the other examples cited. But no one can really say until future press releases.

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you know what else was an event?

the Holocaust

the nuclear bombing of Japan

9/11

the 2020 superbowl halftime show

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an event is going to be Nolan directing a Netflix Originals production or something for Amazon Studios, who will give it a limited release in July, and wide in 2021 April, and we’ll spend a year arguing if it’s 2020 or 2021 :clap:

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Its been staring at us in the face the whole time It’s a sequel to Event Horizon.

an Even[s]t[evens reboot] film

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An "event film" is a big blockbuster made for the big screen. This is not a new term. Not sure why everyone is acting like this is new. Every time Nolan makes a movie, it's an event film and it's been that way consistently since The Dark Knight.

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Quay wasn't really an event film.

I'm kidding. :P

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