A restaurant scene is being filmed this week at Emma Jean
Theatrical Release Date: August 26, 1994
Runtime: 118 minutes
Primary Cast: O-Lan Jones, Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Rodney Dangerfield, Edie McClurg, Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones
Tarantino’s Input:Story writer.
Theatrical Trailer: Quicktime, 20 MB, 480×360
Screenplay: First draft
Synopsis: The misadventures of Mickey and Mallory: outcasts, lovers, and serial killers. They travel across Route 666 conducting psychadelic mass-slaughters not for money, not for revenge, just for kicks. Glorified by the media, the pair become legendary folk heroes; their story told by the single person they leave alive at the scene of each of their slaughters.
Theatrical Release Date: September 10, 1993
Runtime: 121 minutes
Primary Cast: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Bronson Pinchot, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Rapaport, James Gandolfini.
Tarantino’s Input: Screenplay writer.
Screenplay: Final version
Synopsis: True Romance is really part of a loose trilogy that includes Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, with a crackling Tarantino screenplay that rides a fine line between raucous comedy and violent excess. Christian Slater plays Clarence, the comic-book lover who meets a beguiling prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette), confronts her vicious pimp (Gary Oldman), and embarks on a cross-country odyssey with $5 million worth of Mafia cocaine. Mayhem ensues, culminating in a favorite Tarantino climax–the “Mexican standoff”–in which a roomful of guys are pointing guns at each other, waiting to see who shoots first. Brutal, profane, and totally outrageous.
Theatrical Release Date: December 25, 1997
Runtime: 151 minutes
Primary Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De Niro, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker
Tarantino’s Input: Screenplay writer, director and actor(voice only).
Theatrical Trailer: Quicktime, 6.9 MB, 160×120
Screenplay: Final version
Synopsis: The third film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the creator of Pulp Fiction, is this crime caper based on the novel ‘Rum Punch’ by Elmore Leonard. Pam Grier stars in the title role of Jackie Brown, and attractive stewardess who supplements her income by smuggling cash into the country for an illegal arms dealer–until the day federal agents bust her. The only way she’ll stay out of jail is to set up a sting to bring in a half million dollars and bring down the gun runner. In this web of dangerous characters, she should be wondering: how will she stay alive? But all she’s thinking about is: how can she make off with the money?
Theatrical Release Date: October 14, 1994
Runtime: 153 minutes
Primary Cast: Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Rosanna Arquette, Eric Stoltz, Uma Thurman.
Tarantino’s Input: Writer, director and actor.
Theatrical Trailer: Quicktime, 2.3 MB, 160×120
Screenplay: Final version
Synopsis: An inside look at a memorable community of criminals. Prizefighter Butch Coolidge has decided to stop payment on a deal he’s made with the devil. Honey Bunny and Pumpkin are a couple of young lovers and small time thieves who decide they need a change of venue. Meanwhile, two career criminals, Vincent Vega and Jules, go about their daily business of shooting up other crooks who are late on payments to their boss. While one is asked to babysit their boss’ dangerously pretty young wife, the other suddenly realizes that he must give up his life of crime.
There isn’t really much substance to the article other than a couple of interesting quotes.
From Uma Thurman:
“I never, ever saw myself as even having an auxiliary part in an action movie,” Thurman said backstage at the Golden Globes, shortly after winning a Best Actress award for the TV movie “Hysterical Blindness.” “Now I’m there punching and kicking and fighting, day in and day out. So, it’s kind of a career anomaly.”
From Samuel L. Jackson:
“Quentin did another movie?” he said with mock surprise. “What? He didn’t call me!”
I’m not sure how this will fit in with the news I’ve read about Tarantino’s plans to make a Vega Brothers film this year, but he’s also apparently wanting to film a World War 2 movie with Michael Madsen and Adam Sandler called Inglorious Bastards. The AICN link above is a bit old, and some newer information can be had here. So far, a 2004 Cannes Film Festival release is the plan.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Kill Bill will not make its planned debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May as originally planned. Filming for Tarantino’s 4th film was supposed to wrap in late October 2002, but it actually still continuing in Mexico late this month. The October 2003 release date has not yet been changed.
Its what Tarantino calls a ‘cinematic novel’ – not quite a screenplay, not quite a full fledged novel. You can pre-order it now from Amazon for about $17, but it doesn’t ship until June of this year.
UPDATE: The cinematic novel has been cancelled.
No, he’s not that crazy. But AMC is going to start airing a new show called The Wrong Coast that is
“a weekly animated half-hour that will make fun of movies, TV and pop culture”.
And one of their first episodes will be a stop-motion animated remake of Snow White in Tarantino style. No doubt the 7 dwarves will be morphed into the 7 characters of Reservoir Dogs [White, Brown, Blonde, Orange, Pink, Blue & Nice Guy Eddie].