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The man who played The Gimp in Quentin Tarantino’s legendary Oscar-winning crime-comedy, Pulp Fiction, has opened up about the role, and he’s revealed that it had rather terrifying consequences on his life. Steve Hibbert has admitted that he got calls from over 20 people asking him on a date after they saw his disturbing portrayal.
Quentin Tarantino has made a habit throughout his career of helping actors regain the spark, popularity, and notoriety that they had in the early years of their careers. The most famous example of this, of course, is John Travolta - who Tarantino brought back into the mainstream with Pulp Fiction - and now the Oscar-winning writer/director is ready to pull a similar move for another star with his new film, The Hateful Eight.
The following story not only tells you how Kevin Smith drew inspiration from Quentin Tarantino for Clerks, it's probably the only time you'll see Madonna and Star Wars mentioned in the same story. Unless you read a lot of British tabloids.
The Hateful Eight has found a base of operation in Colorado. As Quentin Tarantino and company sign deals for the film's production, local papers are dropping all kinds of juicy details on this acclaimed writer/director's eighth feature film.
This past summer the Django Unchained writer/director hosted a very exclusive live-reading of the Hateful Eight script, and helping him bring it to life on stage were many actors whom with he's previously collaborated. While it may very well turn out that all of those stars return to work on the film version, but now new rumors are circulating saying that the filmmaker is looking at yet another big name to join his latest cast.
The New Beverly is an LA institution, a mecca for film lovers who still prefer their movies be shown on 35mm as opposed to the more standard digital formats the studios favor these days. It’s this dedication to the format that convinced Tarantino to step in and take command of the theater he acquired way back in 2007.
The Hateful Eight will be shot for a 70mm release, and The Weinstein Company is promising the widest release this shooting format has been offered in 20 years. TWC will also be offering releases in 35mm format as well as a digital release.
If you've been counting the days until Jennifer Lawrence starred in a Quentin Tarantino movie, your wait just might be coming to an end. If not, then perhaps we can convince you as to why you should be!
As the film won't go into production until 2015, there's no footage to speak of. Instead, The Hateful Eight opens on snow-covered dunes while a "western-style ballad" plays over title cards that tell of strangers being forced together after being stranded in a blizzard. “They soon discovered they shared a deadly connection” reads the titles before blood splatters across them.
Digital filmmaking has overtaken analog, but there are some directors who refuse to let film stock die out. And so Hollywood studios are stepping in to lend support to Kodak in its time of crisis.
What else do we know about The Hateful Eight? A lot, actually, thanks to all of the details that emerged as Quentin Tarantino tried to sue the Web site Gawker for pointing readers to a leaked copy of the screenplay.
Just when you had given up hope that you'd see the long teased Whole Bloody Affair cut of Kill Bill, in comes Quentin Tarantino to give us hope that we will get to see that promised land in the near future. At least, that's what he wants us to think, after all we've heard these words from him before.
Tarantino has forgiven fans for their voracious nature, and The Hateful Eight is poised to ride after all! And production could start early 2015, so says one of its slated stars Kurt Russell.
Writer/director Quentin Tarantino stirred up quite a bit of drama earlier this year when he announced that his planned next film, the western The Hateful Eight, was being shelved due a script leak to what he referred to as a "personal betrayal." There were lawsuits, discussions of publishing the screenplay as a book, and the filmmaker even held an exclusive live-reading with an all-star cast.
Django Unchained writer-director Quentin Tarantino has long been an outspoken fan of Spaghetti Western auteur Sergio Leone, and now he's been given one of cinema's grandest stages to sing the master filmmakers praises.