Saturday, February 3 saw a number of Equilibrium & Christian Bale
fans join forces in the city of Derby, UK for a screening of
EQ. Though our numbers were relatively few the excitement
sparked the air with conversations, laughter, and
camaraderie. Of those present only two had witnessed the
film on a large scale and knew what lay ahead.
Months ago the hajj began when Frivolity, a resistance member,
announced that a screening of the film just might be possible in her
home town. The journey to Derby for a number of Equilibrium
and Bale fans had begun. Recognized by the symbol of a red
ribbon, the pilgrims greeted each other at a restaurant in Derby
and then proceeded to the university for the showing.
on a large screen, as many agreed, is a vastly superior
experience by comparison to most home viewing options.
Frivolity - "I can't get
over how different the film was on the big screen from the DVD. The
lighting was so different, harder, cleaner."
Libby - "I saw so many
things that I'd forgotten ( having been a lucky one who saw EQ in the
cinema) and that aren't clear on the DVD...all the stuff in Mary's room
and even the texture of the fabric on Preston's jacket. And yes the
lighting was far better...it seemed much edgier. The sound ... was
sharper and the whole surround-sound-echo bit when Father was speaking
JenGe - "[Equilibrium]
loses a lot in the translation especially the Strobe Shooting in my
opinion. The film seems much grander and immense in the theater.
The bleakness of their society, their world much more stark."
Mirabilis - "The movie was
just SOOOO much better on the big screen...and for me...I just noticed
more background sounds than on the DVD....but it was just seeing it
THAT size and with all my EQ
buddies that made it so special."
It was indeed a special event and there are plans for more such in the
future since many fans were unable to join us this time around.
Friv for making a re-visiting of EQ possible and for us to experience
with each other the camaraderie and love for the film.