Great comment section over at i09 discussing the best villain introductions of all time. Hans Landa from Inglourious Basterds gets some love, as does a pair of Kill Bill characters.
I had no idea this even existed, but ran into it while looking for a new book for my Grandpa. The Western Writers of America awarded Django Unchained with the Best Western Drama Script award for 2013.
Does this seem like a bad idea? A Dusk Till Dawn TV series?
The movie was good, but it had some big time acting talent in it. Take that away and I’m not sure it’ll be anything but a big cheese-fest.
I’m a bit surprised that it took this long to get Pulp Fiction added to the National Film Registry.
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.
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.