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Anne Thompson Covers Hateful Eight Live Read

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Read the whole thing over at Thompson on Hollywood but this, I think, is the money shot: “Cut to black!” Tarantino said at the end of four chapters, which are packed with references from “Gone with the Wind” to “Rio Bravo.” “No more co-writing!” he warned actors who were straying from the script. You can imagine what this opened up wide-screen movie could be–complete with time-shifting perspectives, secrets to be…

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Live Reading of Tarantino’s Hateful Eight at LACMA April 24

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Quentin Tarantino will introduce Los Angeles to his new screenplay, Hateful Eight, which was leaked online and a lawsuit with Gawker ensued. Now, he’s turning proceeds for the reading to Film Independent and LACMA. Press release: Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced today the World Premiere of a Staged Reading of Quentin Tarantino’s unmade script…

Jesse Williams rips Django Unchained to smithereens

Jesse Williams rips Django Unchained to smithereens

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I can’t recall the last time I ever read a more devastating shredding of a film than this dismantling written by Jesse Williams (mild-mannered actor, model, producer, star of Grey’s Anatomy by day; heroic blogger, teacher, Temple University grad, though-provoker, and movie-bullshit fighter by night). Today a tweet from Ava DuVernay led me to Williams 1500 word critique of Tarantino’s lazy insults on CNN. In the film’s opening sequence, shackled…

Quentin Tarantino to Receive American Riviera Award at SBIFF

Quentin Tarantino to Receive American Riviera Award at SBIFF

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The American Riviera award was to be given to Leonardo DiCaprio but he has since had scheduling conflicts and won’t be able to attend. In his place, the awesome Quentin Tarantino who will be honored on Wednesday, January 30 at the Arlington. Awards Daily will be there to take pictures.  For ticket info, check out www.sbfilmfestival.org. “We were obviously saddened by DiCaprio’s conflict, but blown away at the chance to…

6 Auteurs: THR’s Director Roundtable

6 Auteurs: THR’s Director Roundtable

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Ben Affleck, Ang Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Gus Van Sant,  Tom Hooper, David O. Russell gather for the director’s edition of THR‘s roundtable series. Some choice quotes after the cut.

New 60-second TV spot for Tarantino’s Django Unchained

New 60-second TV spot for Tarantino’s Django Unchained

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Quentin Tarantino Interviewed in Playboy on Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino Interviewed in Playboy on Django Unchained

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Two noted films about Slavery and the end of it are in this year’s Oscar race. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Two different approaches to the time but in many ways great companion pieces. Tarantino talks about the dirty little American secret of slave owners, calling it “sex on demand” in his latest Playboy interview. Countless African Americans alive today are descendants from slave owners raping or…

New poster for Django Unchained

New poster for Django Unchained

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Tarantino’s Django Unchained, official trailer

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Trailer after the cut.

Robert Richardson & Fred Raskin reteam with Tarantino

Robert Richardson & Fred Raskin reteam with Tarantino

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Brief production update. We don’t usually report on cast and crew rosters of movies before the cameras roll, but yesterday brought some worthy news. If the stellar acting talent assembled by Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained isn’t already enough to get you excited, it’s now official that he’ll be reteaming with 2-time Oscar winning cinematographer Robert Richardson, and the film will be edited by Fred Raskin who worked on both…