Quentin Tarantino wants to age gracefully. The guy is famous for his knowledge of films, and that means he has also studied the career trajectory of a great many filmmakers. And there’s a trend he doesn’t want to fall into: that of the once-great master who keeps working until his last days, with diminishing returns.
The filmmaker has just six weeks to go until the opening of his new film Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo Di Caprio. And he’s likely going to make the best of it, doing loads of promotion along the way. The current promo highlight is an interview in which Tarantino says that he’d be pretty happy if his primary directorial resume had ten films on it. Just for reference, Django Unchained will be his eighth, if you count the two Kill Bill films as separate entities. Is it possible we’ll see only two more films from the guy?
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Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained has seen its fair share of posters: character posters, international posters, teaser posters and now we’ve reached the climax. The final theatrical one-sheet has now been revealed and it’s pretty standard. Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz looking mean, lots of blood and the tagline: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Vengeance.” The film opens December 25; check out the poster below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 9th, 2012 by Angie Han
Until we know who’ll really get to direct the new Star Wars, there’s no harm in fantasizing about people who clearly won’t, right? On a recent episode of Conan, the late-night host imagined what a Star Wars VII directed by Wes Anderson or Todd Phillips might be like. After seeing them, I have to say, I’m almost sorry that neither of them are actually up for the job.
Meanwhile, you can add Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino to the “I’m good, thanks” list, and Kevin Smith shares his hopes for the new trilogy. Hit the jump to continue reading.
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Today may be Halloween but I’m already looking ahead to Christmas. The family gatherings, the joy of giving, the religious celebration… it’s all important. But this year, there’s also Tarantino. Quentin Tarantino‘s latest film, Django Unchained, opens on December 25 and brings with it the kind of excitement generated by a filmmaker whose previous releases have been almost universally stellar. Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds and now the story of a slave (Jamie Foxx) trained by a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to kill some evil brothers (including Leonardo DiCaprio) to save the slave’s wife (Kerry Washington).
Tarantino recently revealed, like is the case with many of his films, Django is going to have ties to his previous movie and that makes this new batch of images even more interesting. Besides new shots of several of the stars, we meet secondary characters played by Don Johnson and Walton Goggins. Most of the Tarantino movie connections are tangential so it’s possible these guys are more important than they seem. And if they’re not, it’s still a new look at the latest Tarantino film. Check out all the images after the jump. Read More »
Quentin Tarantino is well-known by fans as a guy who likes to construct inter-connected narratives. His characters and their relatives pass from one film to another, to the point where he’s got two “universes,” describing the real life of his general character set, and the films those people might go see. There are even a few characters (such as Harvey Keitel’s Winston Wolf, from Pulp Fiction) who can cross between universes.
So it isn’t a surprise to hear that Tarantino is thinking of his two most recent films, Inglourious Basterds and the upcoming Django Unchained, as two thirds of a loosely connected trilogy. But what does that mean for us? Read More »
All week, sites like ours have been debuting artist Ken Taylor‘s gorgeous art for the upcoming Tarantino XX Blu-ray box set, which will be released on November 20. It’ll feature Blu-rays of Tarantino’s debut, Reservoir Dogs, as well as Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, True Romance (scripted by Tarantino, but directed by Tony Scott), the two Kill Bill films, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and new supplemental material.
That’s the cover above and now you can see the full art from the inside. It’s beautiful. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 by Angie Han
The first teaser trailer for A Good Day to Die Hard was a delightfully explosive bit of fun, but disappointingly, that energy doesn’t seem to have translated to the first teaser poster. Our first bit of print marketing for the action sequel tries to be striking in its simplicity, and merely ends up being bland. Doesn’t help that star Bruce Willis‘ face is so Photoshopped he’s tiptoeing right up against the border of Uncanny Valley, either.
Much more exciting are the badass new international poster for Django Unchained, and the Weinstein Co.’s latest batch of stylish onesheets for Killing Them Softly. Check ‘em all out after the jump.
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Tuesday was the 20th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs, the directorial debut of one Quentin Tarantino. The film wasn’t exactly a huge commercial success but what it did was kickstart the career of one of the most talented and revered men in cinema today. To celebrate, the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles, CA held a special 20th anniversary, 35 mm screening of the film and, surprise surprise, the gang from Mondo showed up after the credits rolled with a little surprise.
Screenprint legend Tyler Stout is back with his third Tarantino print: Reservoir Dogs. It’s a 36 x 24 inch, horizontal beauty that will be on sale in the coming weeks. Official photos have yet to be revealed (there’s also a variant) but as I was at the screening, I figured you might like to check it out. Read More »