Meet the Gods

Wade Major

Wade Major

Cinema God

Wade Major believes that 70mm is a metaphor for life, that all of life’s lessons can be gleaned from watching Lawrence of Arabia and Gilligan’s Island, and that cinema matters. Not just movies, but cinema — the experience of leaving your comfort zone and sitting down in a dark room with strangers, eating stale candy and sharing an emotional experience which, in the best of circumstances, will enable you to see yourself through someone else’s eyes. If he could, he would raise statues to David Lean, Stanley Kubrick, Zhang Yimou, Krzysztof Kieslowski and Satyajit Ray, build a temple to Billy Wilder and sacrifice a ram to John Badham because he’d totally appreciate the gesture. Jerry Lewis is his spirit animal.