I arrived in East Finchley at the appointed hour and made my way to the beautiful Phoenix cinema.
Inside I was greeted with a magnificent sight. The cinema foyer had been transformed into the High-Rise itself and one corner was filled with black rubbish sacks, and other items related to the film, including a 70’s video camera and cocktail glasses.
I made my way into the cinema, and took my seat on the front row, as befits my royal status.
Once more the lovely Mr Ben Wheatley was with us to introduce the film.
This was my fifth time seeing High-Rise this week. With most films you would probably feel a little bored seeing it so many times in such a short space of time, but High-Rise is different. It genuinely stands up to repeated viewing, as I found that I was always seeing new things in the film.
The Q and A sessions have also been incredibly interesting, informative and genuinely funny. I found that each session would bring new information about the filming process, and that would make me desperate to see the film again, simply so I could look out for the things that Mr Wheatley talked about.
This was my final Q & A screening of High-Rise, and it has been a simply incredible week. I have learnt much, and after over two years of working images related to this film I can honestly say it was absolutely worth it. The film is truly magnificent, and surpassed even my exceedingly high expectations. I believe it to be one of the greatest films that Tom Hiddleston has starred in, and I urge all fans of his to see it as soon as they are able.
I offer my thanks to everyone involved in the film and this wonderful tour. My time in the High-Rise is drawing to a close, and where Thomas leads I shall continue to follow, but this incredible film will likely remain the most special and important to me.
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