The filmmaker gets nostalgic about renting out the latest movies.
Whilst filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino may lead the entertainment industry, that doesn't mean they're completely up-to-date on all the latest technology. That certainly seems to be the case for Tarantino, who recently admitted that he doesn't even have a Netflix subscription.
Quentin Tarantino is an old-fashioned type of guy
Netflix is of course the world's leading streaming platform, with increasing amounts of creators pitching their ideas to the bosses at the streamer before anybody else, and allowing the company to secure official rights to their material once it's complete. Netflix markets those television shows and movies as 'Netflix Originals'.
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He wishes he'd considered the extent of the problem earlier.
Quentin Tarantino opens up about his shame regarding the Harvey Weinstein scandal, admitting that he knew about some of the behaviour that the producer was indulging in, but didn't speak out when he should have done. He doesn't want to make excuses for himself when he knows he was in a position to investigate some of the rumours he heard.
Quentin Tarantino at Netflix red carpet event
The 'Hateful Eight' director has been close to the disgraced movie mogul over the years, enough to have heard first hand stories about his misconduct. Now that more and more women are coming out with shocking stories of sexual harassment at the hands of Weinstein, Tarantino is having serious regrets about not saying something sooner.
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Amber Tamblyn posted a statement on Twitter on Tarantino's behalf.
As one of Harvey Weinstein’s closest associates in Hollywood over the years, director Quentin Tarantino has broken his silence about the lurid recent allegations that have engulfed the movie mogul over the last week.
According to Variety, a statement posted by Tarantino’s friend Amber Tamblyn, via her Twitter account, on Thursday (October 12th), read: “For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.”
34 year old actress Amber Tamblyn added a tweet of her own, saying that she had had dinner with Tarantino the previous night and that she’d agreed to post a statement on his behalf. The two know each other after Tamblyn had a minor role in 2012’s Django Unchained.
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The director is thought to have written a script on the Manson family murders
Quentin Tarantino likely only has two more films in the pipeline - unless he changes his mind about his retirement plans - and it seems his penultimate project will be an account of the Charles Manson cult murders. Whether or not it will be a fictitious account remains to be seen.
Quentin Tarantino at 'Reservoir Dogs' screening at TIFF 2017
According to reports, the director has written the script for the story and is set to direct it. However, there is little information regarding the basis of the film; we could be looking at an accurate re-telling of this tragic event, a fictional look at the incident as in the style of 'Inglourious Basterds', or even a film where this concept is merely a backdrop in the actual plot.
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The filmmaker is now engaged to Daniela Pick.
Quentin Tarantino is set to wed for the first time as it's announced that he has become engaged to his on/off girlfriend Daniela Pick. The pair have been seeing each other for eight years, but now is finally the time that they want to make it official.
Quentin Tarantino at the premiere for 'The Beguiled'
The 33-year-old Israeli singer revealed the news last week to her national media, thrilled at her forthcoming nuptials. Little is known about their relationship, as they have kept their personal lives largely private, but we do know that they met back in 2009.
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This is our kind of scavenger hunt.
Everyone likes a good Easter Egg hunt this time of year, but one of our favourites involves searching them out in iconic films. Of course, these 'Easter eggs' aren't of the chocolate variety, merely snippets from films containing amusing inside jokes or tributes to other movies.
In honour of all the scavenger hunts that will be happening amongst children tomorrow as they set about discovering what the Easter bunny has left, we reflect on some more sophisticated kind of 'Easter eggs'; that is, the various hidden meanings in some of our favourite movies.
Sam Raimi pays tribute to Wes Craven
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More proof that he's a total genius.
The Tarantino world is real! For years fans have speculated that the movies Tarantino creates all spawn from one universe; one where the characters are related et cetera. And now it turns out that it's true, because the legendary filmmaker himself has confirmed it.
Quentin Tarantino is full of secrets
In fact, there isn't just one Tarantino universe, but two. One of the realistic sort, and their own movie world. It was always obvious that John Travolta's character in 'Pulp Fiction', Vincent Vega, was the brother of Michael Madsen's 'Reservoir Dogs' character Vic Vega, while Lee Donowitz from 'True Romance' is the son of Donnie 'The Bear Jew' Donowitz from 'Inglorious Basterd'. Plus, there's that same cigarette brand always knocking about, 'Red Apple'.
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Quentin Tarantino - The Weinstein Company & Netflix 2016 Golden Globe After Party held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th January 2016
Because promotional tours don't always run smoothly.
Sometimes it's not all that easy to be a superstar and have to sit through hours of promo for long periods of time, and sometimes it's not all that easy to get these celebrities to open up. Questions are sometimes inflammatory, arising in some angry parties and a lot of entertainment on YouTube the next day. Quentin Tarantino is often the subject of extremely uncomfortable interview sessions and it's no different with 'The Hateful Eight', but here's some of the most awkward interviews from TV history.
Remember Tarantino's painful Channel 4 interview?
Quentin Tarantino: 'I'm shutting your butt down!'
We might as well start with Tarantino, however. When controversial Channel 4 reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked him to speak about violence in his 2013 movie 'Django Unchained', he wasn't having any of it. It was a touchy subject that he'd talked about many times before, so it was no wonder he didn't want to repeat himself. Guru-Murthy is also known to have irked a number of other celebrities including Robert Downey Jr..
Sometimes directors base films around their buddies.
Quentin Tarantino is well-known for choosing to use the same actors over and over again, and it's not at all incidental. He's referred to the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Tim Roth (both of whom star in his latest film 'The Hateful Eight') as the 'Tarantino Superstars', and he's hardly alone in his favouritism.
Quentin Tarantino loves his 'superstars'
Tarantino spoke about the cast, the cold, and shooting in 70mm at the European premiere of 'The Hateful Eight'.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie The Hateful Eight has drawn a fair amount of controversy in the build-up to its release, what with reports of a police boycott of the movie and the director’s criticism of Disney over screen clashes with Star Wars.
However, it’s now time that the director was afforded a few words about the movie itself, as he spoke exclusively to Contactmusic at the European premiere. When asked about what it was like to work with the cast, which boasted a number of familiar faces [Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth] as well as a few new ones to his films [Jennifer Jason Leigh, Demian Bechir], he expressed immense satisfaction.
Quentin Tarantino at the European premiere of 'The Hateful Eight'
Well, at least he says he isn't.
Quentin Tarantino's latest project, 'The Hateful Eight', has now premiered - which means now is the time to get super excited about its Christmas Day theatrical opening. As Tarantino fans will expect, the movie features much of the usual cast - including the indomitable Samuel L. Jackson.
Samuel L. Jackson insists he 'just works with Tarantino a lot'
Tarantino is well known for re-using actors in his movies; there's Uma Thurman who appeared in 'Kill Bill' and 'Pulp Fiction', Harvey Keitel who was in 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Pulp Fiction' and 'From Dusk Till Dawn', and also Tim Roth who was in 'Reservoir Dogs', 'Pulp Fiction' and this, 'The Hateful Eight'. Aside from Tarantino himself, however, no-one has appeared in quite so many of these movies as Samuel L. Jackson.
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This guy almost never goes back on anything.
'The Hateful Eight' is approaching ever nearer and Quentin Tarantino's name is still a hot subject in the news with the ongoing police boycott. He's popularly known for having strong opinions and he's never afraid to voice them, but, needless to say, it's earned him a lot of enemies along the way.
This is Quentin Tarantino's 'don't argue with me' face
In honour of his eighth movie, here's eight times the director has boldly stated his opinion.
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Who's who in 'The Hateful Eight'?
It's evoked a bit of controversy recently with the police boycott, but personally we can't wait for the release of Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited Western 'The Hateful Eight'. It's already won a Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year, so we've decided to look a little more indepthly at the octet cast and characters.
Set in Wyoming during a bitter winter, Tarantino's latest project sees a group of unlikely individuals thrust together with no escape - and all of them have pretty explosive personalities.
Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell are the ruthless bounty hunters of Red Rock
The firestorm of media criticism around Tarantino's comments is still growing after almost two weeks.
One of New York City’s biggest newspapers is taking sides in the uproar over Quentin Tarantino’s comments about cops. The New York Post has run an editorial piece accusing the director of “trolling” police unions in order to sell tickets for his upcoming movie.
The paper has previously called on Tarantino to apologise for the comments made at a rally nearly a fortnight ago, in which he addressed the crowd and called cops who shoot unarmed black and Hispanic people as “murderers”. The Reservoir Dogs director spoke on MSNBC earlier this week to clarify his position, but the new editorial has essentially seen the Post entrench its position.
The storm of media attention over Tarantino's cop comments is still raging
The director is also due to go live on MSNBC to discuss the issue later this week.
Under-fire director Quentin Tarantino has dismissed claims that he is a “cop hater” and fired back at the ringleaders of the proposed boycotts of his movies, nearly a fortnight after he attended an anti-police violence rally in New York City.
In a frank interview with the LA Times on Wednesday (November 4th), the director denied the accusations levelled against him by police unions. “I'm not being intimidated. Frankly, it feels lousy to have a bunch of police mouthpieces call me a cop hater. I'm not a cop hater. That is a misrepresentation. That is slanderous. That is not how I feel.”
Quentin Tarantino tried to clear up his remarks about police violence
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The fallout from Tarantino's remarks over the weekend appears to be growing, with two more forces' unions joining in the boycott.
Two more organisations representing police forces in the U.S. have joined the NYPD union’s call for a boycott on Quentin Tarantino’s movies, after the director was heavily criticising for attending an anti-police violence rally and describing some officers as “murderers”.
Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association in New York which represents the NYPD, first floated the idea of a general boycott of the director’s films early this week, after Tarantino made the comments in New York less than a week after an officer was gunned down in the line of duty. That call now seems to be gaining support, with two more forces supporting it this week.
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It came after Tarantino addressed an anti-police violence rally in New York, describing officers as too often being "murderers".
A union associated with the New York Police Department has hit back at Quentin Tarantino after the director addressed an anti-cop rally in the city at the weekend, calling for a boycott on his films.
The Hateful Eight director, 52, appeared at anti-police demonstration in Washington Square Park on Saturday (October 24th) and gave a short speech to the assembled crowd, in which he accused the police of too often being “murderers”. The words were particularly inflammatory, as they came less than a week after an NYPD officer was killed on duty.
“When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call the murderers the murderers,” Tarantino said. Despite admitting that the timing of the protest was unfortunate, he nevertheless insisted that people had travelled from around the country to be part of it and that it should go ahead, according to the New York Post.
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John Ruth, known by his associates and like-minded peers as The Hangman on account of his fondness for hanging criminals, is a formidable bounty hunter on his way to Red Rock with a suspected murderer named Daisy Domergue. Along the way, they bump into another brutal bounty hunter named Major Marquis Warren who wastes no time in informing Daisy of her captor's uniquely vicious reputation, and they also pick up self-proclaimed new sheriff of Red Rock Chris Mannix. It's a bitter winter and soon a furious blizzard threatens to engulf them and their stagecoach. Thus, they decide to seek shelter at a small place on a mountain pass called Minnie's Haberdashery, which is currently playing host to caretaker Bob, Red Rock's own hangman Oswaldo Mobray, a ranch hand named Joe Gage and former Confederacy general Sandy Smithers. Unfortunately, the bounty hunters are not the only volatile ones at the haberdashery, and it seems some lethal mounting deception is threatening to bury them well before the storm.
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It's the Western every Tarantino fan has been waiting for...
Guns, violence, cool outfits and immeasurable cheese is everything that Quentin Tarantino is about, so fans have been waiting for a good old Western flick from him for a long time. Now we can rejoice because his eighth movie, 'The Hateful Eight', brings us just that, complete with shoot-outs, stetsons, suspicion - and a helluva lotta snow.
Samuel L. Jackson is as formidable as ever in 'The Hateful Eight'
Tarantino touched on the Western genre with 2012's 'Django Unchained', of course, but that was more about illicit slavery than country outlaws; there's usually humour to the Oscar winning director's work despite the shameless brutality of it, but 'Django' gave us something serious to think about. 'The Hateful Eight' is just plain enjoyable, bounty hunter, sweary (thanks to Samuel L. Jackson) fun, that everyone should be excited for come winter.
The ‘Hateful Eight’ director hasn't moved his movie collection online yet.
Director Quentin Tarantino has revealed he’s not yet moved into the 21st century when it comes to movie watching. While many of the director’s classic films are available for streaming on Netflix, when it comes to his own viewing Tarantino has said he prefers an old fashioned DVD or an even older VHS tape.
Don’t ask to borrow Quentin Tarantino’s Netflix subscription.
In excerpt from the upcoming book I Lost It At The Video Store, published by Indie Wire the director says, "I am not excited about streaming at all. I like something hard and tangible in my hand. And I can't watch a movie on a laptop. I don't use Netflix at all.”
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Date of birth
27th March, 1963
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