Casey Neistat goes to an early industry screening of The Hateful Eight.
Less than 60 days away.
Views the firestorm QT has created as potentially messing with the success of The Hateful Eight.
Don’t mess with Harvey’s money!
Daddy issues for Tarantino.
“I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers, particularly in New York City where I grew up, murderers,” said actor Tony Tarantino in a statement released Friday by the New York Police Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association.
“He is a passionate man and that comes out in his art but sometimes he lets his passion blind him to the facts and to reality.”
Thanksgiving at the Tarantino house is gonna be a bit awkward.
The backlash against Tarantino over his comments about police continue.
“I’m a human being with a conscience,” Mr. Tarantino, who flew in from California for the rally, was quoted by The Associated Press. “And if you believe there’s murder going on then you need to rise up and stand up against it. I’m here to say I’m on the side of the murdered.”
Murdered is a pejorative term. These people were killed by police – we don’t know if it was murder, or justified as self-defense. I’m on the side of justice, which demands that there be real investigations and punishment when wrong-doing is found.
Tarantino is getting political. Oh joy.
The city’s police union is calling for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino films after the “Pulp Fiction’’ director took part in an anti-cop rally less than a week after an officer was killed on the job.
The Mary Sue goes off on Tarantino after interview with Bret Easton Ellis. Its a classic, ‘We like him, but…’ article.
And I’m not in the camp that says that able-bodied, straight, cisgender white men can never write characters of color, or women, or disabled characters, or trans characters. But when they do, they should do so thoughtfully. They should be smart about it and get input from the community they’re writing about. And since no community is a monolith and thinks the same things are not offensive, be prepared to have those conversations in a non-defensive way.
Got that Mr. Filmmaker? You aren’t allowed to just write a character. You need to get your character vetted by a committee of people from the same liberal identity box. You aren’t allowed to just write a character, you are supposed to create an unoffensive liberal identity composite. It doesn’t matter how you actually want your individual characters to act – if they aren’t glowing examples of brilliance by the standards of their liberal identity, then you are gonna get attacked.
Oh, and Jezebel still hates Tarantino.
Short video of Tarantino talking ice cream and The Hateful Eight.
Bret Easton Ellis write up an interview with Quentin Tarantino for the NY Times Magazine.
As hugely influential as his earlier movies were, it’s impossible now to imagine an earnest 20-something millennial dreaming up a film as perverse and lurid as “Pulp Fiction” or “Reservoir Dogs” or anything else he’s made. In an era obsessed with “triggering” and “micro-aggressions” and the policing of language, the Tarantino oeuvre is relentlessly un-PC: His movies are impolite, rude, irresponsible and somewhat cold.
Listing of Tarantino’s original wishlist for the Pulp Fiction cast.
Oh how different things might have turned out with Marisa Tomei as Mia Wallace (instead of Uma Thurman) and Eddie Murphy as Jules (instead of Samuel L. Jackson). *shudder*