I haven't seen this in probably 15 years. I'm glad I waited until I could see it on the big screen in my local arthouse cinema. This movie is better than I remember. Carpenter's mastery of widescreen composition, rhythm, and tension is unparalleled. Those Panaflex cameras that Carpenter uses are so good at picking up light, blurring it slightly, without creating halos or bleed. From what I can see, Carpenter and his DP shot the film on Kodak's Eastmancolor, processed as Metrocolor (MGM's trademarked laboratory). Here is some incredibly detailed information on Eastmancolor and how it's processed and developed, if you like to fall down technical rabbit holes like I do. But anyway, I digress. I love this movie. It's a fucking masterpiece.

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