Thompson on Hollywood‘s Peter Debruge has linked to a post on a Paul Thomas Anderson fan site that was written by a projectionist who frequents a forum called film-tech.com, and from this has glommed the technical details from a print of There Will be Blood. The aspect ratio is 2.39:1 (the standard Scope aspect ratio isn’t 2.35 to 1?) and it’s 8 reels long, which indicates a running time in the vicinity of 160 minutes, give or take. The average 2 hour movie is about 6 reels, or 20 minutes a reel.
There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson prior to Friday night’s Telluride Film Festival showing of 20-minute reel from his forthcoming film. [Photo snagged from Spoutblog‘s Karina Longworth.]