Post by poster J on Oct 6, 2019 21:19:41 GMT
What was annoying though was that two of the films had Q&As and the Curzon cut the credits as the speakers were arriving on stage - while the cast lists were still running, to replace it with the LFF slide.
In most cinemas they would cut the sound from the credits but keep them rolling, so that those of us who want to see music credits, any location details etc., can still watch them until the credits end and then the LFF slide goes up.
Assume this is a Curzon Mayfair decision, and not an LFF policy change - seems terribly disrespectful to the filmmakers. Have commented to BFI and complained to Curzon this morning via Twitter, but no responses yet.
Curzon Mayfair were letting the credits run for Mr Jones tonight - I had to dash off as it had started late but they were still running as I left and the filmmakers hadn't even come on stage yet for the Q&A.
My complaint to the cinema would be about the utter chaos before though - they had a corner of the bar blocked for press photos as James Norton was there, which meant there was no room for everyone else, and barely any room to get to the bar. Plus they inexplicably didn't let anyone in until 5 mins before the advertised time, which was just stupid.
Nice to see Mr Norton staying to watch though! Very interesting and sobering subject matter and some decent acting performances let down by a huge amount of over-stylising in terms of the camera angles, close ups and filler shots (plus accompanying music). It made me feel almost dizzy and a little nauseous at times there was so much spinning and so many out of focus shots. Hammering the points home through styling too much and too obviously for me.