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12 items from 2015


Five takeaways from Quentin Tarantino and 'The Hateful Eight'

11 July 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Comic-Con 2015: The Hateful Eight Panel Report

11 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

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. »

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Den Of Geek Book Club: A Story Lately Told - Anjelica Huston

15 June 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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, »

- louisamellor

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Quentin Tarantino to Retrofit Theaters to Accomodate 'Hateful Eight' in 70mm

9 June 2015 4:42 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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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Quentin Tarantino is Retrofitting 50 Theaters with 70mm Projectors for The Hateful Eight

8 June 2015 1:26 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Quentin Tarantino wants to make sure you have the chance to see The Hateful Eight properly. After shooting his latest film in the stunning high-resolution, wide image 70mm format, Tarantino has plans to retrofit 50 theaters worldwide with the film projectors and anamorphic lenses required to do the photography justice. In today's cinematic landscape, shooting on film is rare and shooting on 70mm is almost unheard of, but Tarantino and cinematographer Robert Richardson took things to the next level, filming The Hateful Eight in the extremely rare Ultra Panavision 70 format, which is believed to have last been used on the 1966 film Khartoum. And in an interesting, but unconfirmed bit of film tech news, THR reports that the Star Wars anthology film Rogue One will be the next feature shot in Ultra Panavision. After a screening of Hateful Eight test footage at the Cine Gear Expo, cinematographer Bill Bennett (who did not »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Tarantino Rumored to be Retrofitting 50 Theaters with 70mm Projection for 'Hateful Eight' Release

8 June 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Test footage from Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight was screened for an audience at the Paramount Theater this past Saturday, June 6, at Cine Gear Expo, showing off Tarantino and cinematographer Robert Richardson's use of 70mm film for the shoot. The report comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which quotes Panavision's vp of optical engineering Dan Sasaki saying, "Tarantino really wants to get people back into theaters. You're not going to get this at home. He did something really great to bring that experience back... Quentin wanted an epic Western, something that hasn't been seen in forever, that would really wow people. When he saw this test, he started bouncing in his seat." I can't seem to find a confirmed number of U.S. theaters equipped to screen film in 70mm -- I know the Cinerama here in Seattle has the capability and here is a list of non-u. »

- Brad Brevet

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Tarantino Installing 70mm Projectors for 'The Hateful Eight' Release

8 June 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

I wouldn't expect anything less from Quentin Tarantino, the owner of a classic repertory 35mm cinema in Los Angeles (and tons of old film reels and other lost film prints). Over the weekend at the Cine Gear Expo held in Hollywood, Panavision was represented at the Paramount Theater on Paramount's lot and showed 70mm footage from Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight. Tarantino, with his cinematographer Robert Richardson, decided this next western should be presented in 2.78:1 aspect ratio. So they decided to shoot on 65mm film stock using classic Panavision lenses. In THR's post about the event, they hint: "word on the street is that plans are underway to equip roughly 50 U.S. theaters to show the movie in 70mm". Ooh. The last time a major 70mm release caused a stir was when Paul Thomas Anderson put out The Master in 70mm, and the few remaining cinemas that could show it definitely did so. »

- Alex Billington

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Quentin Tarantino Retrofitting 50 Theaters With 70mm Projectors For ‘The Hateful Eight’

8 June 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Our first look at Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight is only the beginning of much more to come, but perhaps nearly as interesting as what we’ll see on screen is how we’ll see it. Late last year, around the time production started, we learned that the director and cinematographer Robert Richardson would use 65mm film stock and classic Panavision […] »

- Jordan Raup

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Shootouts

2 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Shootouts, unlike any other type of action scenes, put death in the forefront of the audience’s mind. Whereas a car chase draws the attention onto the race, or a fight scene onto the pursuit of victory, shootouts test the mortality of our protagonists and anti-heroes. It’s more than just a hail of bullets that matters on screen, it’s who those bullets are clipping down or propping up. Legends can be made in a flurry of lead. The last man standing after the fray isn’t always the best or »

- Shane Ramirez

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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Stone (Thrillingly) Assassinates Truth While Investigating Kennedy Assassination

14 May 2015 6:22 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'JFK' movie with Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison 'JFK' assassination movie: Gripping political drama gives added meaning to 'Rewriting History' If it's an Oliver Stone film, it must be bombastic, sentimental, clunky, and controversial. With the exception of "clunky," JFK is all of the above. It is also riveting, earnest, dishonest, moving, irritating, paranoid, and, more frequently than one might expect, outright brilliant. In sum, Oliver Stone's 1991 political thriller about a determined district attorney's investigation of the assassination of U.S. president John F. Kennedy is a slick piece of propaganda that mostly works both dramatically and cinematically. If only some of the facts hadn't gotten trampled on the way to film illustriousness. With the exception of John Williams' overemphatic score – Oliver Stone films need anything but overemphasis – JFK's technical and artistic details are put in place to extraordinary effect. Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's editing »

- Andre Soares

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More Pictures from Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' as First Trailer Screens for Cannes Crowd

14 May 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As has now become a tradition at Cannes, The Weinstein Co. screened footage from several of their upcoming films for press in attendance, but it's a two-minute trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight that garners our immediate attention and at the same time Entertainment Weekly has released more pictures from the upcoming movie expected to hit theaters Christmas 2015. First, here's the official synopsis: In The Hateful Eight, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as "The Hangman," will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix »

- Brad Brevet

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'Birdman' cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki joins exclusive club with Oscar win

22 February 2015 7:29 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

By winning the Best Cinematography Oscar for a second year in a row, "Birdman" director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki has joined a truly elite club whose ranks haven't been breached in nearly two decades. Only four other cinematographers have won the prize in two consecutive years. The last time it happened was in 1994 and 1995, when John Toll won for Edward Zwick's "Legends of the Fall" and Mel Gibson's "Braveheart" respectively. Before that you have to go all the way back to the late '40s, when Winton Hoch won in 1948 (Victor Fleming's "Joan of Arc" with Ingrid Bergman) and 1949 (John Ford's western "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"). Both victories came in the color category, as the Academy awarded prizes separately for black-and-white and color photography from 1939 to 1956. Leon Shamroy also won back-to-back color cinematography Oscars, for Henry King's 1944 Woodrow Wilson biopic "Wilson" and John M. Stahl »

- Kristopher Tapley

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