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We should probably add a new section to this website called Lawsuit Blend, considering how many legal fiascos involving Hollywood figures are always popping up. This week has already seen a few of them, but the one that has our ear constantly perked is the battle between Quentin Tarantino and Gawker.
What would Tyrese Gibson been able to do with Tarantino’s coaching? We can only speculate. That’s part of the problem – and the fun – of these dream-casting sessions. “What if?” we ask ourselves, knowing full well that it can never happen.
The post quickly collapses into a battle of he-said/she-said, with Gawker trying to get off on a technicality, because the site claims it didn’t physically put Tarantino’s screenplay online, but merely linked to the existing copy and let everyone else know where to find it.
Tarantino’s screenplay was a work in progress, though it now has become a work we never will see because the writer/director appears so wounded by the betrayal. Some additional sites, circling like vultures, published scathing “reviews” of the unpublished screenplay – even though Tarantino hadn’t finished working on it.
When the news broke earlier this week that Quentin Tarantino was shelving his script called The Hateful Eight, I was of two minds. Now that some details about the script have leaked out, however, I find myself really, really wishing that Tarantino will change his mind.
By now, you’ve probably heard the Quentin Tarantino news, but just in case you haven’t, let me give you the cliff notes version in a few sentences. He wrote a movie called The Hateful Eight. The citizens of the world collectively agreed it sounded awesome. He turned over the script to 6 people he trusted.
The good folks at Screencrush uncovered a rarity on YouTube, posted above, that shows the early rehearsals for the film. Seen in the clip, a composite of three scenes from the film, are Steve Buscemi, putting the material together before shooting.
The future looked set: last week it was reported that Quentin Tarantino was moving forward with an old school ensemble Western called The Hateful Eight as his ninth feature. But the future has been rewritten due to a betrayal in the writer/director's inner circle.
Ranging from Marvel superheroes to The ExpendaBelles and breaking into the Fast & Furious franchise, this charismatic Renaissance woman shares 6 dream projects she's fighting to make real.
Quentin Tarantino is a filmmaker who is known for making particular kinds of films, with adrenaline and testosterone always on full display, even when females are inciting the massive amounts of action. Another trait his movies share is a title with two words in it, assuming you count Kill Bill as one entire feature. If sources of sources of sources are indeed correct, Tarantino may buck this trend with his next film.
It’s been almost a year since Django Unchained arrived in theaters, and fans of Quentin Tarantino are likely to be eager to know what the director has coming up next. Tarantino revealed one key piece of information about his next project on The Tonight Show last night, telling Jay Leno that he’s working on a new western. But rest assured, it isn’t a sequel to Django Unchained.
Quentin Tarantino doesn't have a movie coming out this year, nor is he currently working on one, but that doesn't mean he won't do his damnedest to dominate the news anyway. Just after releasing his incredibly premature Top 10 list of the year, which included The Lone Ranger and Kick-Ass 2, he's given an interview to the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles in which he sounds off on Ben Affleck playing Batman. Strap in, everybody! It's time for some QT truth bombs
With such a short gestation period – around four months from its initial SModcast conversation to a film soon to be in production – there are a lot of questions left to be answered where this movie in concerned, and Smith wrote a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter, getting some of those pesky details out of the way, such as the truth behind how he approached Quentin Tarantino for a role and why the film is seeing yet another delay in production.
The Quentin Tarantino Archives has released a list of the esteemed director’s favorite films of the year so far. Personally, I was surprised by several of his picks, so I thought I’d test the rest of you to see if from the twenty films listed you can figure out which titles are really on his top ten.
The Cornetto Trilogy Golden Mile, Day 9: Edgar Wright And Quentin Tarantino Record One Of The Greatest DVD Commentaries... Ever!
Tarantino LOVES talking over other people’s films. He chimed in on Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk til Dawn (which he co-wrote and starred), and Eli Roth’s Hostel. And then there is the marathon session Tarantino agreed to do with Wright for the Blu-ray release of my personal favorite Cornetto Trilogy film: Hot Fuzz.
As an international star with box office drawing power, Smith might have seemed an obvious choice. But considering this story was of a freed slave wreaking bloody revenge against cruel plantation owners, Django was a role that would be more brutal than any Smith had taken on before. It spurred a lot of debate from movie lovers online. Could the oft-affable Smith believably play a Tarantino-level badass?
Morricone, whose work can be heard in such iconic films as The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly and Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, had said he would never work with the outrageous auteur again, and had been offered the chance with Django Unchained, but turned it down because he says, "[Tarantino] places music in his films without coherence….you can't do anything with someone like that."
He's worked with a long list of celebrated filmmakers, from Brian De Palma, Sergio Leone, and Terrence Malick, to John Carpenter, and Quentin Tarantino. And at 84-years-old, the Italian musician with a long legacy in film has no problem telling you exactly how he feels about the last director on this list.
We've got Quentin Tarantino on the brain lately, with Django Unchained nominated for a handful of Oscars and Tarantino himself out there talking about completing his revisionist history trilogy. Now someone has come along and put a lot of our thinking into handy infographic form
If you hear Quentin Tarantino talking about a future project he might want to make, you might be better served just shutting your ears and walking away. The director is famous for constantly bringing up movies he will never make, from the Vega Brothers films that would unite Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs to a third Kill Bill film
Tarantino himself admits much was chopped from Django, but not all of it was cut in the editing room. Since the film's come out we've learned why the "D" is silent, and why was Amber Tamblyn became the featured extra credited as "Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter." Now celebrated stunt woman and recurring Taratino performer Zoe Bell has revealed a little bit about her mysterious masked character. You know, the one who gets a long lingering close-up, but no story?
Tarantino opened up recently about how hard he had to fight to get John Travolta cast as Vincent Vega in Fiction. In its thorough oral history to the making of Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Vanity Fair elaborates that produce Harvey Weinstein fought the director’s choice for Travolta, suggesting Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and William Hurt (!!) for the part of a foot-massage-loving hit man.
Despite having a large core fanbase, Quentin Tarantino's history at the box office has been surprisingly up and down. Following the incredible $100 million-plus success of Pulp Fiction back in 1994 Jackie Brown managed to only pull in $39 million at the domestic box office; and after Grindhouse flopped (making only $25 million) in 2007 the director came back with Inglourious Basterds, which ended up being the biggest hit of his career. That is, until Django Unchained came around.
"This is a damn surprise and I am happy to be surprised," Tarantino concludes, and while I it was a suitably charming way for him to accept this honor, I thought it was a sign of resignation that he will not win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Quentin Tarantino has been forced to the forefront of the discussion of violence in cinema pretty much since he broke onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs in 1992. After twenty-five years of this, Tarantino has had enough.