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The very first featurette for Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth movie The Hateful Eight has just been delivered to our door. This seven-minute plus feature explains the technology that Tarantino and his team employed when shooting his latest epic, namely Panavision and 70mm.
The feature sees Samuel L. Jackson take us through the formats and why they are so special, plus we also get interviews with Tarantino, some of the cast, director of photography Robert Richardson , producer Richard N. Gladstein and many more.
The Hateful Eight opens in North America on Christmas Day in a special ‘Roadshow’ presentation (don’t worry, the featurette explains that too), before hitting the UK on January 8th.
Watch the first feature below, and keep it Thn for coverage of The Hateful Eight as the release date approaches.
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- Paul Heath
Tarantino’s new Western will hit Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver on Christmas Day in an exclusive 70mm presentation before expanding into theatres with digital projection on January 8th.
Following in the footsteps of Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight promises to be a bloody good time featuring a cast of memorable characters in a post-Civil War setting. Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, and Michael Madsen are the titular Eight holed up for the night in a mountain lodge during a nasty blizzard.
Fans got a look at this featurette when Tarantino and cast appeared at Comic-Con in July, and now it’s finally been released online. The director and cast members including Jackson, Russell, Leigh, and cinematographer Robert Richardson »
- Rachel West
"Here's what makes 70mm so glorious!" Still confused by the "roadshow" version of The Hateful Eight? The Weinstein Company has released a featurette explaining the story behind why Quentin Tarantino wanted to shoot this film in 65mm ultra-panavision and how they're planning to release it in 70mm in certain theaters around the country. The video features Tarantino plus Samuel L. Jackson, cinematographer Robert Richardson, and many others. They explain that this roadshow is basically a big, special occasion that features an overture, and an intermission, and a playbill and everything. This is awesome and I'm glad they finally released this video for The Hateful Eight, the 11th feature shot in ultra-panavision. Do not miss. Featurette on the 70mm roadshow for Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, on YouTube (via The Film Stage): Watch the most recent trailer for The Hateful Eight here. More info on the official website here. The Hateful Eight »
- Alex Billington
As we know, the upcoming release of Quentin Tarantino's 182-minute long western thriller "The Hateful Eight" scores a two-week 70mm "roadshow release" at Christmas followed by a more standard wide opening on January 8th.
While cinephiles have a basic idea of what a 'roadshow' presentation entails (namely a musical overture and intermission) and why it's so special that 'Hateful' was shot on 65mm film using Ultra Panavision lenses. So, a new seven-minute featurette hosted by Samuel L. Jackson which explains the technology and the history of both roadshow presentations and Ultra Panavision.
Various key people involved from kid in a candy store Tarantino to the more austere cinematographer Robert Richardson discuss working with the same camera lenses that shot some of the biggest movies of all time and hadn't been used since the 1960s and have only been employed on ten other features.
- Garth Franklin
On Christmas Day, director Quentin Tarantino will roll out his eighth feature film, The Hateful Eight, in a limited "roadshow" presentation in 70mm. Fans will have two weeks to see this revenge Western in 70mm, before it debuts nationwide with digital projection on January 8. Fandango has released a seven-minute featurette that explains the importance of this 70mm presentation, and offers some history on the roadshow format, which hasn't been used for years.
One advantage of seeing the 70 mm roadshow is fans will get a longer cut of the movie than they'd see in the nationwide release. Quentin Tarantino revealed last month that the 70mm version will include six minutes of extra footage, a trademark of classic roadshow presentations such as Gone With the Wind, Ben-Hur and many more. We also hear from Samuel L. Jackson, who explains that the 70mm presentation gives viewers an image that is twice as large as a traditional movie. »
This holiday season, the multiplexes will be crammed with films for you to see, but few will offer the old school moviegoing experience of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight." As you know, it will be opening first in a 70mm roadshow version, a slightly longer cut that will unfold directly from film prints, and screen complete with an intermission. But what's the history of this kind of event? Well, Tarantino, along with cast members Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Kurt Russell, cinematographer Robert Richardson and more, detail event screenings of yesteryear (people even got dressed up!), and the process it took to shoot in 65mm, and then present in 70mm. And while all of this is great, at the end of the day it's all about the story we get on screen, so let's hope "The Hateful Eight" delivers the kind of entertainment worthy of the grand format. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Saturday night the Academy held the 7th annual Governors Awards, this year celebrating industry titans Debbie Reynolds, Gena Rowlands and Spike Lee. It was also a campaign stop en route to the Oscars next year, because let’s face it: when the Academy broke this off as a separate event and plopped it right in the middle of November, awards strategists saw an opportunity.
So bouncing around the floor, you’re bound to run into this contender or that. Johnny Depp, Tom McCarthy, Ian McKellen, Carey Mulligan, Samuel L. Jackson, countless others — it’s a veritable who’s who of the season each and every year. Here are just a handful of notes from the ground.
Quentin Tarantino’s latest is at the starting gate, already screening for guilds and the HFPA and ready to show for more press imminently. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Read More: Watch: Quentin Tarantino Returns to the Western With a Gun-Slinging 'Hateful Eight' Teaser Despite the boycott against Quentin Tarantino that continues to make headlines, The Weinstein Company is moving full steam ahead with the upcoming release of "The Hateful Eight," the director's new Western that looks to be nothing short of a bloody (literally) masterpiece. The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Demian Bichir, Channing Tatum and more, though the film's real star looks to be Dp Bob Richardson and his gorgeous 70mm cinematography. The film's official synopsis is relatively simple — "In post-Civil War Wyoming, eight travelers try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive?" — but the trailer guarantees a more complex dilemma, full of gun-slinging conflict and plenty of »
- Zack Sharf
Yesterday, it was announced that the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards would be the first to honor Quentin Tarantino’s last movie The Hateful Eight. The film is being cited with an honor for its entire ensemble cast, which is a compliment not just to Tarantino, but to a number of Academy Award hopefuls as well. The flick is still by and large unseen by all but a few, so its Oscar prospects are still a bit up in the air. That being said, citations like this one make me think that Qt could have another award winner on his hands here in The Hateful Eight. In any event, it’s time now for another installment of the Hollywood Film Awards series! Here’s the official honor being bestowed on the film… “Hollywood Ensemble Award” The Hateful Eight, by Quentin Tarantino Who is in the cast that shares in this particular honor? »
- Joey Magidson
It seems like we say it every year, but the Oscar race for best cinematography is as heated as it has ever been this season.
Most eyes, certainly, are on Emmanuel Lubezki. The reigning champ joined a very exclusive group of back-to-back winners in the category upon claiming the prize for “Birdman” last year (He also won for “Gravity”). With Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s best picture follow-up “The Revenant,” Lubezki shot on brand new Arri Alexa 65 cameras, even freezing a few of them in Alberta, Canada, while using only natural light. The stitching technique that was employed to make “Birdman” appear as one unbroken take was used in a number of sequences as well. No one has even seen the film and you’d be forgiven for thinking it the frontrunner sight unseen.
- Kristopher Tapley
Cinematography is perhaps the most revered of cinematic art forms. The reason for this is simple – our films would literally not exist without the camera. From crafting mood and atmosphere to wowing us with the sheer ability to have “pulled off” a shot, cinematographers (also known as directors of photography or “D.P.s”) are the amazing talents responsible for realizing a director’s vision through command of the camera. And after the director, D.P.s are arguably the most important person on a film’s set. The cinematographers’ branch in the Academy is a group that loves epic luscious landscapes and war films. The branch is also relatively keen on foreign-language titles. And there is usually – though by no means always – significant overlap between the Cinematography race and the Best Picture race. (An unfortunate bizarre fact – this is the only Oscar category outside of Best Actor and Best »
- Gerard Kennedy
Toll, one of a short list of DPs to win back-to-back Oscars (for “Legends of the Fall” and “Braveheart”) will receive the org’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Peterson, a three-time Asc nominee and small-screen veteran of shows like “Profiler,” “Six Feet Under” and “Jane the Virgin,” will be honored with the Career Achievement in Television Award. And Bennett, with well over 1,000 television commercial credits and affectionately known by his peers as “The Car Guy” for his innovative work on automobile spots, will receive the Asc Presidents Award.
“John, Lowell and Bill have set an extremely high bar for all of us,” Asc president Richard Crudo said. “For years they each have contributed outstanding work across a variety of platforms. And of course, »
- Kristopher Tapley
A moving and funny coming-of-age story about a high-schooler's friendship with his terminally ill classmate, it exploded out of Sundance earlier this year, bagging both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. The filmmaker has some movie pedigree; he got his start in the industry working as Martin Scorsese's assistant on '90s classic Casino.
Gomez-Rejon is still firm friends with Scorsese, with the pair even sitting down for a filmed discussion on Me and Earl. Scorsese's visual style, all swooping cameras and extended tracking shots, is very much present in Gomez-Rejon's direction, and he told Digital Spy how the legendary filmmaker has been a constant inspiration on his life and art.
"I was on Casino from when »
The comeback of motion picture film will literally get its biggest boost yet with the Ultra Panavision 70 release of celluloid defender Quentin Tarantino's post-Civil War Western "The Hateful Eight." Shot on 65mm film with classic Panavision lenses in the widest aspect ratio of 2.76:1, this marks the first anamorphic 70mm theatrical release in nearly 50 years. The two-week roadshow engagement in 50 theaters (with the Cinerama Dome in contention for La, of course) will be the best holiday gift for cinephiles. "The Hateful Eight" will also pit three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Robert Richardson ("Hugo," "The Aviator," "JFK") in a shoot-out with Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki, who's going for a third Oscar in a row for his own frozen wilderness adventure, "The Revenant," from "Birdman" director Alejandro G. Iñárritu. (Both films are racing to the editorial finish line for a Christmas Day »
- Bill Desowitz
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? The Peanuts Movie gets a new remix, the San Francisco Giants recreate the Full House opening credits scene and Trainwreck's Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow crash a wedding. But first, we have an awesome Quentin Tarantino super cut, and a father creates a wonderful Star Wars baby rocker for his daughter's first birthday! So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Quentin Tarantino Supercut
Ollie Paxton has put together a wonderful supercut that showcases the gorgeous cinematography of Quentin Tarantino's films. What's interesting is the filmmaker has only used three Dp's throughout his illustrious career, with Andrzej Sekula shooting Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, Guillermo Navarro shooting »
The trunk shot (and reverse trunk shot), blood-stained flowers, the ubiquitous dance scene, the god’s-eye Pov, the foot fetish (“Wiggle Your Big Toe!”), the lip close-up (an homage to “The Warriors,” I’d bet), these are all undeniably Quentin Tarantino. A savvy, brilliant auteur in his own right, Tarantino is an instantly recognizable director –– and an unforgettably shrewd student of film. His admiration for the craft and encyclopedic knowledge of practically every genre aid in that notoriety and keep us longing for whatever he’s going to grace us with next. Read More: The 5 Best Films Of Quentin Tarantino Ollie Paxton has created this stunning mashup of Tarantino’s arresting films, featuring the cinematography of Andrzej Sekula (“Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction”), Guillermo Navarro (“Jackie Brown”), Robert Richardson (“Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “Inglorious Basterds,” and “Django Unchained”), and Tarantino’s own turn (“Death Proof”). Watch the video. »
- Samantha Vacca
San Diego - Quentin Tarantino returned to Comic-Con Saturday after a triumphant "debut" for "Django Unchained" in 2012. Actually, the Oscar-winning filmmaker has been to the convention many times, but usually just as an attendee.* Today Tarantino was on hand to talk about his upcoming thriller "The Hateful Eight" and begin what will clearly be a significant publicity push to inform moviegoers of its roadshow release (more on that later). *Tarantino revealed he was at Comic-Con two years ago, but wore a mask to disguise himself. He spent his time filling out the holes in his comic book collection on the convention floor. Along with Tarantino the Hall H panel featured a majority of "The Hateful Eight" cast including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Bruce Dern. Longtime Tarantino collaborator Samuel L. Jackson couldn't make it in person, but was a part of »
- Gregory Ellwood
Doing things his way has often meant Quentin Tarantino doing the things his revered filmmaking forebears did back in the day. Things that have been mothballed by modern studios with their obsession with 3D, eye on new markets and digital tech. Things like giving their new movie a Us roadshow theatrical release on Christmas day, complete with 70mm projection, interval and prelude music. Samuel L. Jackson, absent with filming commitments but appearing via the magic of pre-record, revealed that, like in the days of Spartacus, El Cid and Battle Of The Bulge, The Hateful Eight will be released in the most spectacular format possible. Continuing that sense of movie heritage was news that the great Ennio Morricone will be scoring the film, his first Western score in four decades.So it was that Hall H found itself treated to The Hateful Eight panel that was part footage premiere, part history lesson. »
Anjelica Huston's autobiography is a beautifully written evocation of time and place, but provides scant personal insight...
Autobiographies are a strange business. I'm never sure whether we, the readers, want to experience exactly what the writer has experienced, or if we're looking for more - a level of extrapolation, of objectivity, hoping that the writer can point out their highs and lows and say, "This is where it all went right, and this is where it didn't." Are we trying to live a little bit of a different person's life, or learn from it?
Or maybe there's a simpler option, and we just like reading about famous people. If that's the case, then Anjelica Huston's memoir, A Story Lately Told, is a very good read. Her father, the film director John Huston, gave her an childhood filled with trips abroad, movie sets, actors and writers and singers that are names we all know, »
We know that Quentin Tarantino loves celluloid and that he shot his latest film, "The Hateful Eight" in 70mm (actually Ultra Panavision 70, to be exact). But the problem is most theaters are now equipped with digital systems and are unprepared to properly exhibit the film. Read More: Here's the Best Advice from Cinematographers at CineGear News has come from CineGear Expo by way of cinematographer Bill Bennett who, after a presentation of "Hateful Eight" test footage tweeted that Tarantino plans to help put 70mm projectors equipped with anamorphic gear into 50 theaters worldwide so the film can be screened properly. It's worth noting that Bennett didn't shoot "Hateful Eight." That was three-time Oscar winner Robert Richardson ("JFK," "The Aviator" and "Hugo"). The footage was projected in 70mm anamorphic film and included actor close-ups, interiors and various exteriors in a variety of lighting conditions, »
- Paula Bernstein
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