Oh, boy – here goes Harvey Weinstein talking about… The Hateful Eight:
It just so unnerves me that people think they can take a script…and put it on the Internet,” he said. “It is just crazy that we are not protecting ourselves as writers, producers and artists. It is just crazy that the public has some weird concept that they can just take this stuff.”
He said that the industry marketing machine should be able to come up with message of “what a lousy thing it is to do, how uncool it is” and “explain this to these kids who are doing this and proud of it.”
Go check the article to see his solution. Hint – he won’t have to do anything, he’s gonna have Google take care of it all.
And then there’s this mess about Hillary Clinton & Benghazi:
“There’s nothing to it,” he said of Benghazi. “I mean, there’s a lot to it, but there’s nothing to what these guys are saying. ‘Hilary Clinton didn’t answer her phone and that is how Americans died,’ that’s complete bullshit. It sounds good, but I don’t believe the guys who are saying it believe it.”
Hey Harvey. Here’s why its important – and especially to a filmmaker. Hillary Clinton got on TV – actually made commercials to air in other countries and blamed the instigation of the attack on an American citizen – a filmmaker. She/they did this for over a week despite knowing within 24 hours that it was a planned attack and not just some rowdy protesters that got out of hand. They blamed a filmmaker. I suppose the next time we have a Republican President it’ll be perfectly OK with Harvey if they stand up and blame a terror attack on one of his films – then throw him in jail.
Perhaps rethinking not making the film.
The lawsuit was a terrible idea.
A legal analysis of Tarantino’s lawsuit against a Gawker.
I read the Complaint. All Gawker did was promote the fact that it had links to others on the internet who had the script. That seems like a tough claim of copyright liability, but hey, presumably the plaintiffs’ lawyers did the reasearch and think they have a legal claim. But still, just linking to others creates a copyright liability? Yikes, if that’s true.
Doubtful that claim will hold up.
Its getting ugly now. Tarantino is suing Gawker over Hateful Eight script leak.
This isn’t going to be good for anybody. I’ve already seen lots of folks very unsympathetic to QT given how many of his previous scripts have hit the internet. This leak is earlier, but thats a distinction lost on most folks.
Tarantino scrapping “The Hateful Eight” gets the Taiwanese Animators treatment on YouTube.
Unhappy that the script got leaked, Tarantino says he’s pissed off and will not be making The Hateful Eight as his next movie.
This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry tries to return a jacket to a store out of spite.
At least that’s the rumor. We know the next film is going to be a Western, but the buzz among the Hollywood folks this weekend is that Tarantino has finished the script and is showing it around to folks he would like in the film.
The working title is The Hateful Eight – and the two names rumored to be attached are Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern.
Never much believed this, but Quentin is no longer going to walk away after 10 films or at 50 years old like he’s said in the past.
“There are no genres I absolutely want to do any more, like ticking boxes: ‘This, done’. I don’t think about Kill Bill 3 that much, as… we already visited them,” he said. “If there was something I would like to work on again, it would be Honshu’s movies, maybe. Or a horror movie, perhaps.”
He’s been working up to this a while now, but finally revealed it on Jay Leno.
Django was a ‘Southern’, but had alot of the themes, sets, and feels of a Western. Heck, even parts of Kill Bill were very Western-ish. I’m interested to see where Quentin takes this – is is going to be something that fans of Westerns will like, or will it still be so distinctly Tarantino that it overwhelms the intended genre.