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It’s hard to remember a time when Quentin Tarantino wasn’t the poster child for every Sundance Film Festival-bound filmmaker looking to transition from indie darling to mainstream success story. Tarantino’s contribution to Sundance’s ’92 line-up was Reservoir Dogs, a gangster vs. gangster crime picture that the official program synopsis called a “furious nuclear reaction of violence and intrigue.” That description made the low-budget crime film, produced on a tight $1.2 million budget, stand apart from that year’s other offerings, which included the festival’s usual mixture of emotional dramas like Allison Anders’s Gas Food Lodging (originally titled Gas, Food, and Lodging in its Sundance premiere) and The Waterdance and such offbeat comedies as Highway 61 and In the Soup.
Quentin Tarantino has doubled-down on his pledge never to make another film past his tenth — meaning his next two films will be his last.
Jennifer Jason Leigh has told how she had to watch powerless as Kurt Russell accidentally smashed a priceless guitar to pieces on the set of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’. You’re never going to cut a scene until Quentin says cut. “I don’t think Quentin knew that it was the [vintage instrument], either.
Don’t lend anything to Quentin Tarantino that you don’t want smashed into a thousand pieces. This is a lesson learned to its cost by revered guitar makers C.F. Martin, after it loaned a priceless six-string guitar to his latest movie ‘The Hateful Eight’ from its Martin Guitar Museum in Pennsylvania. In a scene from the movie, Kurt Russell’s John Ruth takes a guitar from Jennifer Jason Leigh’s Daisy Domergue, and smashes it.
It wouldn’t be Oscars season without a healthy bit of dialogue, so besides the controversy of the 2016 awards snubbing persons of colour, director Quentin Tarantino has spoken about his bizarre choice for glory. Speaking recently to Metro, the acclaimed writer-director said that one of his favourites of 2015 was ‘The Intern’. QT unashamedly revealed: “One of my favourite movies this last year was Nancy Meyers’ ‘The Intern’.” But it didn’t stop there with his praise for the movie - he thinks it should’ve been nominated for Oscars.
Quentin Tarantino has repeatedly insisted that he will only make 10 films. “I think I’ve done all the ones that I’ve had a burning desire to do,” Tarantino admitted. “And I like the idea of doing a Hollywood movie one of these days,” Quentin Tarantino continued.
UPDATE: The UK distributors of ‘The Hateful Eight’ have revealed that a dispute over the exclusive rights to show the extended 70mm “Roadshow” presentation of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming western is the reason the film won’t be coming to Cineworld, Curzon, and Picturehouse cinemas when it’s released this Friday. The statement on the Guardian reads: “Cineworld had made us aware that they were very unhappy that The Hateful Eight had been booked into the Odeon Leicester Square for an exclusive 70mm Ultra Panavision presentation, and specifically that they would therefore not be able to play the film at their Picturehouse Central venue. Due to the special facilities required for the unique 70mm Ultra Panavision presentation we needed the largest theatre and screen possible in the West End and the Odeon Leicester Square was the natural choice.
The recently leaked ‘Hateful Eight’ screener has been traced back to Andrew Kosove, a top Hollywood producer who, apparently, should have really known better.
While anticipation levels rise for Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’, Channing Tatum has revealed how he nabbed a part in the epic Western. Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ star shares the secret to getting QT’s attention and landing a role in one of his movies. “I was just praying that no one really tough was up for the role,” Tatum said, and was concerned over just who else might’ve been in the running.
Quentin Tarantino is downright furious with Disney. Tarantino wants to screen his eighth film at the Cinerama Dome on Sunset Boulevard. The ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Reservoir Dogs’, and ‘Django Unchained’ director believes that this is a travesty since the Cinerama Dome is arguably America’s most famous 70mm premiere venue, and Tarantino shot ‘The Hateful Eight’ specifically on 70mm.
The fabulously wet jheri curl sported by Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winfield in ‘Pulp Fiction’ is almost its own character. “[Quentin] wanted it to be a big afro,” he said while in conversation with Michael Keaton for Variety’s Actors on Actors series. “The PA he sent out to buy the wig bought the wrong wig, and came back with a jheri curl wig.
With a new ‘Hateful Eight’ trailer out this week, we get an even better glimpse at Quentin Tarantino’s eighth movie, a gritty, violent western starring, amongst his other regulars, Sam L. Jackson, Tim Roth, and Michael Madson. With that in mind, it appears there are, in fact, a number of similarities to his début film, ‘Reservoir Dogs’. As learned from the synopsis and as per the footage in the trailer, the plot’s about eight strangers - all bounty hunters - who become trapped overnight within the confines of a mountain shelter.
Quentin Tarantino the activist may have spent the last few weeks squabbling with police departments around the nation, but Quentin Tarantino the filmmaker has come out guns ablaze with the full trailer for The Hateful Eight. The Oscar-winner’s eighth full feature returns to the old west, the setting of his 2012 hit Django Unchained, and its plot — about a group of shifty strangers trapped in a room — shares story DNA with his directorial debut, Reservoir Dogs. They aren’t named — and who knows if they will be in the film — but their code names are catchy: There’s the Bounty Hunter (Samuel L. Jackson), The Hangman (Kurt Russell), The Confederate (Bruce Dern), The Sheriff (Walton Goggins), The Mexican (Demian Bichir), The Little Man (Tim Roth), The Cow Puncher (Michael Madsen), and The Prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh).
Like famished dogs, Quentin Tarantino fans are chowing down on every new detail from his upcoming Western ‘The Hateful Eight.’ Judging from the first trailer, the movie will not disappoint those who have come to expect the auteur’s trademark mix of gunplay and wordplay. (Though don’t expect much talking from Jennifer Jason Leigh, who plays a tight-lipped, black-eyed prisoner named Daisy Domergue.) Here, you can browse through the full set of character posters for the film, opening Christmas Day, to whet your appetite.
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Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino in 2010 Quentin Tarantino still doesn’t care much about the criticism he received over the use of racial epithets in 2012’s Oscar-winning Django Unchained, but three years since its release, the 52-year-old writer-director is willing to admit that there were some elements of the backlash that stung him – particularly when it comes to the subject of race. “When the black critics came out with savage think pieces about Django, I couldn’t have cared less,” Tarantino tells Bret Easton Ellis in a new interview in the New York Times’ T Magazine.
We might have seen Samuel L. Jackson unleash hell slightly sooner than ‘Pulp Fiction’, but it just wasn’t to be. Now the Tarantino regular has spoken about how he lost out on a role in 'Reservoir Dogs’, after he made a hash of the audition. - Tarantino: I made mistake with Grindhouse - Revealed! What’s inside the Pulp Fiction briefcase - Pierce Brosnan doubts we’ll see a gay Bond In an interview with New York magazine around the forthcoming release of Tarantino’s latest, 'The Hateful Eight’, the 66-year-old star explains how it all went awry. He’d gone into the audition believing he was reading with Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel, and for the role of Mr. Orange (which eventually went to Roth).
Quentin Tarantino has admitted that he made mistakes with ‘Grindhouse’, the double-bill horror pastiche project he made with Robert Rodriguez. The movies, comprising Tarantino’s 'Death Proof’ and Rodriguez’s 'Planet Terror’, were released in 2007, but bombed at the box office. - Mel Gisbon denies assaulting photographer - The best bits from Patrick Stewart’s AMA - Reggie Kray’s family angry over new biopic Speaking to New York magazine, he said: “I learned a big lesson with ‘Grindhouse’, and I try not to repeat the mistake. “Robert Rodriguez and I had gotten used to going our own way, on these weird roads, and having the audience come along.
Quentin Tarantino spent most of his recent Comic-Con panel hyping the ultra-wide (and very rare) 65mm lenses he used for his new western, The Hateful Eight. The roster begins with Major Marquis Warren, a former US calvary leader played by Samuel L. Jackson. There, they encounter a mysterious Mexican named Bob (Demian Bichir), former Confederate general Sandy Smithers (Bruce Dern), the sketchy Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and the wily Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth, channeling one of Tarantino’s greatest finds, Christoph Waltz).
You’d be forgiven for failing to look beyond the likes of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens’ and DC’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ at this year’s Comic-Con. In fact, it may just have been the most interesting thing to have come out of this year’s Comic-Con, and that’s even without having seen the exclusive seven-minute footage that was shown. Familiar names include Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen.
Tarantino geeked out over the huge panorama that the old lenses could provide, and explained that, despite having much of The Hateful Eight set in a single inside location, shooting in 65mm and projecting in 70mm would very much enhance the look of his film. The footage began on a barren snowscape, with the wind whipping frost and driving snow across a mountain valley.
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Get ready for some pulp friction: Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first look at three of the gunslingers in Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming western, The Hateful Eight. In the film, due out in November, these three desperados are forced to stay together in a bar during a snowstorm, where they’re joined by even more shady characters, played by Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir and Bruce Dern.