Why do I mention this? Because Robert Richardson is the cinematographer for Django Unchained.
Video of Quentin Tarantino pitching a fight scene to Kermit The Frog in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz.
So is it possible that Quentin Tarantino is going to be working on a prequel to Jackie Brown once he finishes up with Django Unchained? It appears the Jackie Brown prequel is going to happen, but no, Quentin isn’t involved.
The story takes place about 15 years before “Jackie Brown,” and (John) Hawkes and (Yasiin) Bey will portray younger versions of criminal characters Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie. In “Jackie Brown,” Gara was played by Robert De Niro, with Samuel L. Jackson portraying Robbie.
The name alone will delight cineastes with a fondness for quirky Quentin Tarantino characters, one of the best being Oldman’s cacophonous white-boy pimp from Tarantino’s first screenplay. With a ludicrous set of dreadlocks, gold fronts and a stream of gangsterspeak, Oldman devours everything in sight in just seven minutes of screen time.
The Tarantino Archives has a list of Quentin’s best and worst films of 2011. As always, some very interesting picks.
The trailer for The Dictator has been released. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen, who will appear in Django Unchained later in 2012.
On Twitter (@TarantinoStuff) I’ve been pushing the idea of getting Tarantino involved with an episode of Dexter. He did such a good job with the CSI episode a few years back, and Dexter is such a rich environment for him that it would be interesting to see the intersection.
But for now, we can see what it would look like if he directed an episode of Dora The Explorer. Their what-if is a bit predictable, but still fun. My only addition would be that Swiper’s whole goal in life would be to lick Dora’s toes rather than to steal her stuff.
Coincidentally, The Last Circus won best director and best screenplay at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, with Tarantino serving as a judge.
Last Circus rests on the director’s most provocative joke yet: it’s a lurid story about dueling, mass-murdering clowns set during the final days of the Franco regime. Fascism, of course, takes the idea of normal life to its most destructive conclusion, and as bad taste goes, it surpasses any of de la Iglesia’s warped fantasies.
But it is not enough to watch every Tarantino or Rodriguez film ever made and then attempt to reproduce their genius by imitating the cruder elements but ignoring the subtleties that make each director an auteur in his own right.
Kind of an understatement, eh?