Posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 by Angie Han
At 165 minutes, Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained is hardly what you’d call brief. But it’s still shorter than the version we could’ve gotten, in some alternate universe.
During a press day in New York City, Tarantino revealed that Harvey Weinstein had once suggested splitting Django Unchained into two films, a la Kill Bill. And while Tarantino ultimately decided against it, he hasn’t entirely given up hope on getting some of that extra footage out there, possibly in the form of an extended cut. Read his comments after the jump.
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This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.
But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of the big surprises.
The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
Is Kill Bill Volume 3 ever coming down the pipeline? Don’t count on it. Although Quentin Tarantino‘s been floating the possibility for a long time, he seems far less enthusiastic about the project these days. The news shouldn’t come as too much of a shocker. Tarantino’s notorious for talking up projects that never get made, and there’s been little progress on Kill Bill 3 over the past several years. Hit the jump to read his words.
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Quentin Tarantino may only have a few more films in him as a feature director, but we’ve got a good idea that one of them will be a gangster movie set in the ’30s. It’s an idea that he has mentioned every year or two for a little while now — since at least 2009 — and in a BAFTA talk today he brought it up once more. Read More »
Last night, the first screening of Quentin Tarantino‘s new film Django Unchained took place for an audience sponsored by the Directors Guild of America (DGA). The DGA screening was, technically, a guild affair, but a few members of the press managed to attend as well. While we don’t have any reviews for the film just yet, many of those who attended took to Twitter afterwards, and their comments are almost unanimously enthusiastic. (I’ll let you decide whether the Blazing Saddles comment is positive or not.)
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So many of us love Quentin Tarantino movies. So many of us love the actors he casts in his movies. But even if you lump all those people together, you probably don’t have enough to make for a hit movie. The final trailer for Django Unchained highlights the talents of its writer/director as well as the impressive cast. But more than that, it focuses on something everyone likes: non-stop action.
Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day, starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Johnson and Jonah Hill. After the jump, check out the final trailer for the film complete with more bullets, whipping, punching and fighting than every Django trailer that’s preceeded it. Plus, read the full soundtrack listing. Read More »
Amongst even the most fervent Quentin Tarantino fans, the subject of Death Proof is touchy — is it a good film, or not? I love the movie, seeing it as precisely the sort of grindhouse movie that it hoped to replicate, with a layer of commentary thrown in for good measure. But Tarantino stirred up new conversation about the film today with comments in a long interview about the fact that he hopes Death Proof ends up judged as the least of his films.
The beginning of awards season each year sees THR assembling talent in one room for great roundtables, and this year the director roundtable features Ang Lee, Tom Hooper, Ben Affleck, David O. Russell, Gus Van Sant, and the dominating presence of Tarantino.
The comment about Death Proof may have been the most attention-getting thing Tarantino said, but he had a lot more to offer, from a breakdown of his own writing and directing process, to plans to write books (novels and film criticism) after he stops actively directing. And the end of his directorial career seems prompted by technological change, as the move to digital projection leaves him cold.
And there’s a lot more, too — while Tarantino tends to dominate the conversation, each of the participants has great stuff to add about the business of directing. It’s worth an hour of your time to watch the whole thing. Read More »
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If you’re one of those people who saw Ken Taylor‘s gorgeous art for the Quentin Tarantino 20th Anniversary Box Set and thought, “I wish I could put that on my wall,” now you’ll have the chance. Tuesday, Mondo is releasing a 24 x 36 inch poster of the director that’ll come with a huge poster of the interior of the set. Check out the full images after the jump. Read More »