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.”
New poster out for a film called Big Bad Wolves. Interesting because it has a quote from Tarantino calling it the “best film of the year”.
The trailer shows some clear homage to Tarantino as we get his signature trunk shot, and the whole thing feels like Reservoir Dogs remade by Eli Roth..
Artist Brett Barkley was recently commissioned to create a swordfight between The Bride from Kill Bill and Afro Samurai. Click the link for the big version.
LeVar Burton little ticked off after hearing Tarantino didn’t like “Roots”.
‘Django Unchained’ is a fantasy, let’s be clear,” Burton told New York magazine. “And when Quentin Tarantino says that ‘Django’ is more real than ‘Roots,’ I call bullshit. I got nothing against him, but don’t go there, okay? Don’t go there, Quentin. Too many people who look like me bled and died for you to have the opportunity to satirize the slave narrative. There’s a place for satire in culture. Taken at face value, as a piece of satire, I went and enjoyed it. It was fun. Let’s just not get it twisted. ‘Django’ was not real.”
Shorter version – satire is great so long as it isn’t aimed at me. No, that’s not right. So long as it isn’t aimed at people that look like me.
Toughen up LeVar.
James Gray (The Yards andLittle Odessa with Tim Roth) talks about how hard it is to get small movies made, and his ‘war’ with Tarantino.
His earnest, emotional style earned him a reputation as the anti-Tarantino early on. “It made it seem like I was in a war with Quentin, which is ridiculous,” he said, rejecting the media’s comparisons. “I have huge admiration for what he can do. When you see movies that he does, the audience is so enraptured, I can’t do that. He has talents I can never even approach.”
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.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of the release of Reservoir Dogs, Colin Ross Smith has created a Scottish tribute film called Reservoir Dugs.
More details after the jump.
The Tarantino Archives has Tarantino’s Top 10 Films of 2013 (so far). The list is only in alphabetic order, not any real ranking. Here is the first 5:
To see the rest of the Quentin’s Top 10, head over to the Tarantino Archives.
Another book recommendation for you. This one is a bit odd as I found it in the children’s section of Barnes & Noble while picking out a Skylanders book for my 5-year-old son. Its a whole series, and the covers were just so outrageously ridiculous (see what I mean) that I had to check them out. Turns out, its a pretty good story and I’m working on the 2nd book already. Wereworld Book 1: Rise of the Wolf.