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.
QT: I would one of these days love to do the John Brown story, he’s one of my biggest heroes of all time; and I’d actually like to play John Brown because I think I kind of look like him a little bit. But I’m actually thinking that may be the last movie I’ll ever make–I’ll be 59 or 60, I’ll look the right age, I’ll be the right age. And so, that’s like an Unforgiven thing–
RR: Why is he such a hero?
QT: Because he pretty much ended slavery all by himself. And like all great patriots, was tried for treason [laughter]. I mean he’s the only white man that’s ever earned a spot on black history calendars, alright, and there looking you in the eye. Nobody saw slavery the way he saw it, and “if we have to start killing people to stop this then they’re going to know what time it is.” I just love him. He’s just my favorite American.
The takeaway from this story: a new rumor that Tarantino’s next film will be about John Brown!
It was rumored earlier this week that Tarantino may have been cast to protray Roger Corman in a biopic about Corman. Today, that rumor is being denied. And I hope the denial is accurate as Corman deserves a decent biopic, and I fear Tarantino is too big a personality to play this role. If he played the role, too much of the focus on the film would be about Quentin and not about Corman.
‘Quentin is a great filmmaker and a good friend,’ he said of the 50-year-old, ‘However there is absolutely no truth to the stories that he is going to play Roger Corman.’
Such breathless reporting.
Remember the box of Kaboom cereal that Vernita Green used to hide a gun in Kill Bill?
Well, Ace has put together a post with everything you could ever want to know about Kaboom cereal. My favorite tidbit:
Kaboom was for people — children, I mean — who had decided to give up on life. And it’s a sad thing for a six year old to have already thrown in the towel and said, “Ah well. The hopes and dreams of kindergarten are ultimately exposed as so much folly. Give me the Kaboom, Ma. I’m ready to settle.”
How to turn Tarantino films into a Burlesque show.
CP: Since this is Tarantino, are we going to see a lot of feet?
MR: I’ve been trying to think of how to work that in with my Kill Bill act — if I’m doing the Bride and I’m going to fight with swords, I think I should be barefoot because it’s safer.
Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono is upset that people keep asking about the Tarantino influence in his new film because of the yellow track suit (Kill Bill style). He’s ticked because it was a Bruce Lee thing, not a Tarantino thing.
His film is called Why Don’t You Play In Hell?
To keep the site moving during the down periods in Tarantino’s productivity, I thought I’d start sharing other films and books that keep me entertained. This is the first of those posts:
Bloody and brutal with kids as the main characters in a post apocalyptic world, School’s Out Forever makes the dystopia of the Hunger Games seem like a walk in the park.
Sad news today that Elmore Leonard has died.
Back in February of 2012, there were rumors that a prequel to Jackie Brown – sans QT involvement – was going to be made based on the Leonard novel The Switch (it apparently never happened). CORRECTION – the prequel is happening and its called Life of Crime.
Leonard is currently most famous because of the Justified TV series – which was based on his novels as well.