No Mistaking A Tarantino Film

Variety has a pretty long (for them) article about Quentin Tarantino’s directing style. Its an interesting inside look at his methods and how the actors involved perceive them.

“The first thing he does is clear the entire set of all crew, and you just run the scene until you’ve got it down, and everyone feels their movement and behavior are natural in the space,” Roth says. “His movies are so detailed and beautifully composed, you feel like he has a graphic novel in his head. But it’s the opposite. All the camerawork is determined by the actors.”

Introducing Tarantino Films To Friends

Interesting thread started over on Reddit about what order you’d have your frind watch Tarantino’s films if they had never seen one before. 

Consensus seems to be Pulp Fiction first, and Death Proof last – which I agree with.  Love the irony that most everybody would introduce his films out of order considering that out of order film sequencing is the single most identifying trait of a Tarantino film

Even though he only wrote it, I’d also throw True Romance into the first half of his films. Its a great story and very much feels like a Tarantino film even though he didnt direct it.

Death Proof Helps Chartreuse Gain Popularity

A Tarantino line about liquor from Death Proof seems to have kick-started the popularity of Chartreuse.

The drink also benefited from a throw-away line of a bar banter in Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 thriller, “Death Proof.”

Playing the role of a barman in his own film, the director gives a round of Chartreuse shots to a well-oiled group.

When asked what they are drinking, Tarantino replies: “Chartreuse. The only liquor so good they named a colour after it.”

“Tarantino’s film created an incredible buzz,” he says, noting that workers had been putting in extra hours to bottle as much of the green stuff as possible.

Review, Hobo With A Shotgun

A positive review of Hobo With A Shotgun from We Got This Covered.

The dialogue is intentionally bad, but at the same time, it’s quite quotable. And who a lot of fun. Hauer’s performance is pitch perfect. He knows the film is walking a fine line between a joke and satire, and he matches that intention with a fury.

The audience at Sundance also loved the film.

UPDATE: The Hobo With A Shotgun DVD is now available.

Hobo With A Shotgun

Another fake trailer from Grindhouse is going to make its way to the big screen. Hobo With A Shotgun will be shown at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film stars Rutger Hauer.

Aside from Hobo With A Shotgun, other fake trailers from Grindhouse that are getting the full treatment are Machete (already released) and Thanksgiving (still being developed by Eli Roth).

And if you don’t already have it, pick up the Grindhouse special edition DVD.

UPDATE The Hobo With A Shotgun DVD is now available.


Via Andy from Momentum Pictures UK Theatrical Sales we get word that GRINDHOUSE will be making showings in the UK beginning Friday.

In case of interest to your UK readers… GRINDHOUSE will finally be making it to UK cinema screens from Friday 28th March.
Following sell-out screenings at Glasgow FrightFest and the Prince Charles Cinema in London, the film will enjoy limited screenings in selected cinemas around the country, on one-offs and late night shows.
The full list of confirmed venues and dates is below:

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