Americans still romanticize the 1950s  in every way possible today. Maybe it was the economic ingenuity of the time that people keep fresh in their minds, maybe it was Elvis' hips, or, maybe it's because some of the values and traditions are kept alive by passionate individuals.

In that era, one popular way people chose to entertain themselves was by going to special movie engagements to see films that hadn't been released yet while they were on a tour of sorts, then called a roadshow. Seating was limited, as well as the screen time. Movies would be taken on the road before their wider release, and the screenings themselves were known as classy events, punctuated by gowns and tuxedos.

This was what director Quentin Tarantino, an ardent film enthusiast, tried to recreate when he released his film The Hateful Eight last year.

He shot the movie on 65mm film with the intention of releasing it on 70mm, which isn't a very popular way to distribute a film widely. So, he said, "we could do a roadshow version of such, where we go in a hundred screens filtered throughout America."

And that's exactly what he did.

Why does one shoot on 65mm to screen in 70mm? Why is choosing to do so a death wish if you're looking for a wider release? What is the big deal anyway? Is it all just a marketing ploy?

While I can definitely try to answer these questions for you, Samuel L. Jackson and the crew of The Hateful Eight do a much better job in this video which was featured in Cinema Blend almost a year ago.