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.
Continue reading: Samuel L. Jackson Is NOT Quentin Tarantino's Muse, OK?!
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
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino Defends Himself Against "Cop Hater" Accusations
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.
Continue reading: Two More Police Unions Join Quentin Tarantino Movie Boycott
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.
Continue reading: New York Police Union Calls For Boycott Of Quentin Tarantino's Films
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.”
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino Prefers VHS Tapes And DVDs To Netflix
Prepare to have your mind blown by the list of actors who might have taken the places of some of the 1994 movie's iconic performances.
Pulp Fiction has long since passed into the annals of movie history, confirming its director Quentin Tarantino as one of the modern greats of cinema and becoming arguably the biggest cult film of the 1990s. But, according to leaked documents, it could have looked very different indeed, as it turns out that many of its stars may not have been Tarantino’s first choices for their respective roles.
His wishlist – which has not yet been officially confirmed as genuine by Tarantino’s reps – was leaked via Reddit on Tuesday (September 15th) and makes for extremely interesting reading. Consisting of two sheets of hand-typed paper, the biggest revelation is that John Travolta, who received an Oscar nomination for his role as gangster Vincent Vega, was not Tarantino’s first choice. Rather, he originally wanted Michael Madsen – who of course did star in his first movie Reservoir Dogs just two years before – to play the part.
Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' might have looked very different, according to leaked documents
Highly respected theatre director Arnold Albertson could not have made more of a mistake when he spends the night with a young and attractive escort named Izzy; now determined to become an actress, she turns up at auditions for his next big Broadway show the following day. To make matters even more awkward, his wife Delta is already cast in the upcoming play and Izzy's remarkable skill leaves him no choice but to take her on to avoid suspicion from the rest of the impressed cast. Unfortunately, it isn't long before Delta's co-star and ex-boyfriend Seth (who happens to still be in love with Delta) finds out about Arnold's brazen infidelity, and with this hanging over him, Arnold has no idea if show will go on if the truth comes out. Izzy is also causing a stir in other people's love lives; her therapist Jane has fallen head over heels for Arnold's playwright Joshua, but he only has eyes for Izzy. Who knew one girl could be so much trouble?
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Quentin Tarantino, speaking at Comic-Con 2015, announced Ennio Morricone is composing the score for ‘The Hateful Eight’.
Ennio Morricone is set to write the score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He is best known for composing music for a number of Italian (Spaghetti) Westerns including the Dollars Trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and Once Upon a Time in the West. The 86-year-old Italian composer is returning to writing film scores after eight years away but it has been more than forty years since he worked on a Western.
Quentin Tarantino at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Samuel L Jackson says 'The Hateful Eight' cast did "incredible" work on set.
Quentin Tarantino appears to have gone to great lengths to recreate a stormy Wyoming landscape in his latest movie The Hateful Eight - refrigerating the set to the extent that the actors could see their own breath.
Samuel L Jackson plays Major Marquis Warren in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight
Taking place a few years after the Civil War, the movie revolves around a group of travelling strangers who are forced to take refuge together at a bar when a storm hits.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino Shot 'The Hateful Eight' On Refrigerated Set
Following a screenplay leak, cancellation and final confirmation that it would be going into production, 'The Hateful Eight' is filming, and Tarantino has released some set pictures.
In case it wasn't clear already, Quentin Tarantino loves movies. He's talked on many occasions about his love for the Spaghetti-Western genre, which has led many people to wonder what a Tarantino-directed Spaghetti-Western would look like. Sure, we had 2012's 'Django Unchained' to give us a brief glimpse at the idea, but that was racial revenge story first, and a Western second. When Tarantino announced his 8th film, 'The Hateful Eight', back in November 2013, fans worldwide jumped for joy.
Quentin Tarantino on set with the cast of 'The Hateful Eight'
A jump that may have been a little premature, as the project was cancelled in January 2014, after the script for the highly anticipated picture was leaked online. Tarantino talked about rereleasing the screenplay as a novel, before going back and deciding to give the film one last shot. Production began in January 2015, and now we have some of the first pictures from the set of the new film.
With preparation well underway for his latest Broadway show, director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) heads to New York to begin casting. While there, he has a one-night-stand with a young starlet named Izzy (Imogen Poots). He is then shocked to discover her attending his audition the next day, where she performs alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and performs so well that he has to give her the part. As if that wasn't enough, Abertson's leading man (Rhys Ifans) knows about the affair, and also is in love with Delta. And if THAT wasn't enough, Izzy's therapist Jane (Jennifer Aniston), has fallen in love with the show's playwright Josh (Will Forte), who in turn has fallen in love with Izzy. All that remains, is to find out if the play with succeed with so many forces acing against it.
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The director was speaking during a Q&A for buyers at the American Film Market.
Quentin Tarantino had revealed he’s thinking about ending his film career after he completes his tenth film. The director, who is about to start work on The Hateful Eight made the announcement during a Q&A for buyers at the American Film Market, where he sat alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Would Quentin Tarantino actually give up movie making?
“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get off,” said the director, “I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie."
Channing Tatum looks to have scored one of the biggest roles in Hollywood for 2015.
Tatum will line up alongside Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell and Tim Roth in the movie, which is said to similar in tone to a tense stage play. The story follows a pair of bounty hunters transporting prisoners through 19th-century Wyoming. As we reported earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence is being sought for one of the other major roles, though it's unclear which. Further characters yet to be cast include a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner in a saloon.
Continue reading: Channing Tatum Teaming Up With Tarantino For 'The Hateful Eight'
The 'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts was detained in Los Angeles for "indecent exposure".
Daniele Watts, the American actress who appeared in the Oscar winning movie 12 Years' a Slave, was detained by police in Los Angeles on Sunday when officers responded to a complaint of indecent exposure. Watts said on Facebook account that she was handcuffed for kissing her companion in public.
Daniele Watts was detained in Los Angeles but was not charged
Police confirmed that a male and female were involved indecent exposure inside a Silver Mercedes with a vehicle door open. Patrol offers responded to the complaint in the 11900 block of Ventura Boulevard in Studio City and "located two individuals that matched the description of the suspects, and they were briefly detained," according to the Los Angeles Times.
Continue reading: 'Django Unchained' Actress 'Handcuffed After Kissing Companion'
It's been a long road to this point, but Quentin Tarantino has once again signed up with Harvey Weinstein - this time, to release The Hateful Eight.
Despite an early script leak, lawsuit and rumors of a mole in the camp, Quentin Tarantino's new movie The Hateful Eight will begin shooting in January 2015, with the Weinstein Company distributing the movie. A release date is due to be set for fall next year.
Quentin Tarantino is teaming once again with Harvey Weinstein, [Getty/Vittorio Zunino Celott]
Though Weinstein's involvement may seem fairly ordinary, the release of The Hateful Eight will be historic in that it will be shot on 65mm film and will have the widest 70mm release in over twenty years. In a unique distribution plan, the movie will also have 35mm releases and DCP formats.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Set For Fall 2015 (Shot In 65mm)
It's looking rosy for fans of QT next year
Quentin Tarantino star shows no sign of relenting. The ridiculous (it’s the best and only word to describe him) director has hinted that ‘Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair’ could be on its way, while a new poster for his upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight has been revealed.
Quentin Tarantino has a laugh with Jerry Lewis
Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair is a longer cut of Q.T’s two-part revenge/martial arts epic, and the extended version is reported to include a 30 minute anime sequence. Film Divider were first with the new poster for the director’s troubled Hateful Eight picture. They released a picture of next week’s Empire magazine, which features a trailer being drawn by six horses leaving a trail of blood behind them. With that out in 2015 and the possibility of a super-extended Kill Bill volume, it might be the year for fans of the cult director.
Let's forget the controversy for a minute. In Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino has managed to assemble another top draw soundtrack; established names like Ennio Morricone are including, as past and present soul and R&B stars like James Brown and Rick Ross, right up to modern contemporaries like John Legend - even Tupac makes an appearance. But how does it compare with some of the great sound tracks that the director has been known for over the past three decades; in fact, what are the best songs to appear in Tarantino films? We've had a bit of a think and have put together ten songs that we don't think any self-respecting fan of the man could leave out.
Tito And Tarantula ‘After Dark’ (from From Dusk Till Dawn)
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It Russell is to be believed, Hateful Eight is filming early 2016, which means we'll probably see it in 2016
Quentin Tarantino’s movie, Hateful Eight, has certainly been subject to the incessant churning of the rumor mill, and now there’s another – albeit from a solid source. Kurt Russell, who worked with Tarantino on one half of his grindhouse production, Death Proof, has told Fox news: "I've got a Tarantino project called The Hateful Eight that looks like it may go somewhere around the beginning of the year."
Kurt Russell and Quentin Tarantino at a photocall at Cannes 2007 (Getty/Sean Gallup)
But can we trust this? Tarantino has already made his feelings clear towards whoever leaked the script in the first place, and that could have been any of the four actors he initially showed it to. Since then, Samuel L Jackson, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, Zoe Bell and Tim Roth have all been invited to read it through, and it’s thought that same cast will appear in the final movie.
Continue reading: Who Can We Trust? Is 'Hateful Eight' Really Filming Early Next Year?
Samuel Jackson joined Graham Norton on Friday (13th June) to discuss his charity work in the UK. Much to Norton and the audience's delight Jackson recited his famous speech from 'Pulp Fiction'.
Samuel Jackson knows the words of the gospel, or at least Ezekiel 25:17. The actor appeared on The Graham Norton Show on Friday night (13th June) and recited his famous speech from Pulp Fiction perfectly.
Samuel L Jackson played hit man Jules Winnfield in the cult classic.
Norton was joined by Jackson and actress Keira Knightley on the show. Jackson is currently in the UK promoting awareness for male cancer in the charity campaign One For The Boys. The campaign is intended to encourage men to discuss their health and get tested. In an interview with the Telegraph, Jackson explained he became interested in the charity after a friend of his British publicist, Sofia Davis, died of cancer.
After the live read-through conducted in Hollywood, we now get an idea of which actors will play which characters in The Hateful Eight.
Quentin Tarantino recently hosted a live read through of the screenplay for his latest film The Hateful Eight, which by many accounts heralds in a return to the earlier work in the oeuvre of the claustrophobic Reservoir Dogs rather than the grand-scale theatrics of such recent work as Django Unchained.
The filmmaker has been elusive about whether The Hateful Eight would ever get made.
The read through itself came as a response to the actions of alternative news website Gawker, who published a link to an online copy of Tarantino’s screenplay for the film. Suitably enraged, the pop-culture infatuated auteur not only sued the website but also threatened to postpone the film indefinitely. Thankfully, Tarantino’s rational irritation has subsided, and his official read through also saw the first reveal of the film’s impressive cast in the hope of offsetting a host of rumours and hear-say surrounding the film.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight: Who's Playing Who?
QT had quite a time at Cannes 2014 - here's what we learned about him, his projects and cinema in general
Since winning the Palm D’Or 20 years ago at Cannes, Quentin Tarantino’s brand of filmmaking has become synonymous with cult cinema. Controversy and brilliance has followed him from Pulp Fiction to Reservoir Dogs, from The Grindhouse films to Django Unchained.
Quentin Tarantino and his Pulp Fiction star Uma Thurman at Cannes 2014
Cannes 2014 saw the Pulp Fiction gang get back together again as a special screening of the film marked two decades since it was awarded the Springtime film festival’s highest honour. QT has never been shy with the press, often polarizing with a concoction of arrogance, bloody-mindedness and – more often than not – a level of knowhow transcended by very few.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino At Cannes 2014: What We Learned
Remeber The Gimp from Pulp Fiction? Well meet Stephen Hibbert, the man behind the mask
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Quentin Tarantino unleashed Pulp Fiction at the Cannes Film Festival and took home the Palme d’Or. But on Friday night, stars Uma Thurman and John Travolta joined Tarantino in Cannes for a special anniversary screening of the film. But we’ve got to ask, where was The Gimp?
Uma Thurman joined Tarantino for a special Pulp Fiction screening
He might not have a spoken a single line in the film and we never actually saw his face, but The Gimp remains one of Pulp Fiction’s most iconic characters. There was just something about that head to toe leather look that was bound to engrain itself in movie goers minds. But who was the man behind the mask?
Continue reading: 'Bring Out The Gimp': Pulp Fiction's Masked Man Speaks
Quentin Tarantino has once again mourned the loss of traditional filming techniques and declared digital projection "the death of cinema". The 'Reservoir Dogs' director spoke on Saturday (24th May) whilst hosting a special event at the Cannes Film Festival.
Quentin Tarantino has spoken out again about the changes and development in cinema since his youth. Digital Vs. traditional technology continues to be a hot topic amongst film makers with numerous high profile names arguing for either side of the debate.
Quentin Tarantino hosted a special film screening in Cannes on Saturday.
The Pulp Fiction director was at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (24th May) in order to host a special screening of the 1964 classic A Fistful of Dollars. He introduced the film with a stark reminder of the dangers of digital and the loss of film making techniques.
Continue reading: Quentin Tarantino At Cannes: "Digital Projection Is The Death Of Cinema"
Quentin Tarantino has lost his 'Hateful Eight' lawsuit.
Quentin Tarantino has unceremoniously lost his court dispute with Gawker over the leaking of The Hateful Eight script. A federal judge in California has dismissed the director's lawsuit, which was filed in January after Gawker.com published a link to a script for Tarantino's forthcoming movie - which has since been scrapped.
Quentin Tarantino Had His Gawker Lawsuit Thrown Out By A Californian Judge
Tarantino accused Gawker media of crossing "the journalistic line" and contributing to copyright infringement.
Continue reading: Gawker Just OWNED Quentin Tarantino Over 'The Hateful Eight' Leak
Date of birth
27th March, 1963
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