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Commercials and trailers for Warner Bros. The Legend of Tarzan would leave you hard-pressed to find the story before you saw Alexander Skarsgard’s abs. Even the marketing material, with images of Skarsgard in the rain, begs for women to put the image on their cell phones with the tacit reminder that The Legend of Tarzan comes out in July. Yet Twitter and Facebook was littered with women saying how horrible the film looked but that they were planning to watch it anyway because of its shameless promotion of male skin.
The rampant thirst was enough for me to dub The Legend of Tarzan the Magic Mike of 2016 for tapping into women’s yearning for male skin in a cinematic world where women’s bodies are part and parcel of moviemaking today. Director David Yates must have had an awareness of the desert wasteland that is male nudity »
- Kristen Lopez
The Legend of Tarzan, 2016.
Directed by David Yates.
Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Bringing Tarzan to the big screen once again was always going to be a challenge. Aside from the political correctness, it’s tough to take him seriously and with this new incarnation it raises the question is Tarzan is still relevant?
Instead of the traditional “I Tarzan, you Jane” origin story, we start with Tarzan already back in Victorian London as an established noble man called John Clayton who’s married to Jane and enjoying the “civilised” world. Considering the overwhelming amount of origin stories that have come out over the last decade it’s refreshing to see a major blockbuster take a different direction. »
- Helen Murdoch
A die-hard believer in the power of film (in particular 35mm), Quentin Tarantino reimagines the end of World War II with the Third Reich trapped inside a burning movie theater. The cast is typically Tarantinian, including turns from Brad Pitt as the Southern-fried squadron leader Aldo Raine, Rod Taylor as Winston Churchill (!) and Tfh’s own Eli Roth as “The Bear Jew”. But it’s Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa, a glint-eyed monster known as “The Jew Hunter” who steals the show (and won an Academy Award for his trouble.)
- TFH Team
Thanks to Warner Bros., we’ve got an exclusive extended clip from The Legend of Tarzan, which features Alexander Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson, and sees Skarsgard’s Tarzan battling Akut; check it out here or over on our Facebook page…
It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.
- Gary Collinson
It has long been a mantra of his, and this week filmmaker Quentin Tarantino once again reiterated his plans to quit directing after his tenth film. In fact, speaking at a talk at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, he seemed quite adamant about sticking to his plan - albeit with one tiny caveat:
"I'm planning on stopping at 10. So it'll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old fucking man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks' home and is never put in the same shelf next to the other 10. So it doesn't contaminate the other 10."
Tarantino counts both Kill Bills as one movie, with his most recent "The Hateful Eight" being his eighth film. »
- Garth Franklin
During production of The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino indicated on several occasions that he plans to call time on his filmmaking career after directing ten movies. With The Hateful Eight being his eighth offering, it would seem his illustrious career is drawing to a close, and speaking at the Jerusalem Film Festival Tarantino has once again reiterated this stance – although he did offer a hint that he could extend his filmography with “a geriatric one” somewhere down the line.
“I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more,” said Tarantino (via EW). “Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old fucking man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the old folks »
- Gary Collinson
Quentin Tarantino has the kind of career just about any filmmaker would envy. He’s worked with huge names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Ennio Morricone, revived John Travolta’s career, and transformed Christoph Waltz and Michael Fassbender into international stars. His films are hits with budding cinephiles, picky critics, and general audiences alike. They’re constantly quoted in casual conversations, […]
The post Quentin Tarantino Only Has Two Movies Left appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
By John Lemay
For many years Tarzan was a staple of cinema—in fact from its very onset. The first Tarzan feature, Tarzan of the Apes, came out in 1918 and was followed by close to 50 other adaptations in the last century. His star started to fade in the late 1960s and there were no Tarzan features in the 1970s save for one. The 1980s somewhat provided his last gasp on the big screen with movies like the Bo Derek vehicle Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) and- more impressively- the well-received Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. The 1990s saw only 1998’s Tarzan and the Lost City and the 1999 Disney animated version. In fact, for all many “youngsters” know Tarzan may as well have originated with the Disney cartoon. For the first time in many years, we finally have a new big-budget live-action iteration of one of the screen »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
There is little doubt that writer/director Quentin Tarantino has created some compelling characters in his career. From Pulp Fiction'sJules Winnfield, the Bible-quoting hitman in search of his greater purpose, to Death Proof's Mike McKay, a murderer who kills his victims by locking them in the backseat of his car before crashing his car, there is no shortage of interesting folks to choose from. Love or hate his films, there is something interesting about most of the characters that populate his worlds.
Last Friday, the filmmaker spoke at Jerusalem Cinematheque to a sold out audience about his favorite character:
“[Hansa] Landa is the best character I’ve ever written and maybe the best I ever will write,” he said. “I didn’t realise [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. He’s probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish."
Hans Landa was a character that »
- Joseph Medina
Jerusalem — “Shabbat Shalom,” shouted Quentin Tarantino as he burst into the stage of the jam-packed Jerusalem Cinematheque to present “Pulp Fiction” and chat about his career, his relationship with actors and what keeps him going. The director, who was the subject of an homage during the festival’s opening ceremony July 7, delivered a humor-filled talk that underscored his passion and toughness. Here’s what he said about critics, dialogue and casting, among other topics.
About his claim that he only wants to make 10 movies:
“I’m planning on stopping at 10. So it’ll be two more. Even if at 75, if I have this other story to tell, it would still kind of work because that would make those 10. They would be there and that would be that. But the one he did when he was an old f—ing man, that geriatric one exists completely on its own in the »
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- NATHANIEL R
Last year, I embarked on the ridiculous task of ranking every single Quentin Tarantino character and Christoph Waltz‘s Hans Landa, the scheming Nazi villain of Inglourious Basterds, landed in the number two spot. It turns out that Tarantino thinks more highly of this character than I do, since he has revealed that Landa is his personal […]
The post Why Quentin Tarantino Thinks Hans Landa is His Best Character appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
In his long and storied career that has already spanned three decades, Quentin Tarantino has directed 7 original movies and one novel adaptation. He's created a number of iconic, quotable characters. And any true fan would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Usually artists never cite their own personal preferences, stating loudly that each one is like a child. Impossible to choose which one gets top billing. But not Quentin. While answering questions about his past movies, he didn't hesitate to declare a favorite character. Though, his answer might not surprise you too much. He says this.
"[Hans] Landa is the best character I've ever written and maybe the best I ever will write. I didn't realize [when I was first writing him] that he was a linguistic genius. He's probably one of the only Nazis in history who could speak perfect Yiddish."
Colonel Hans Landa is the main bad guy in 2009's Inglourious Basterds. He is »
When not working on a new film, directors will generally, well, talk about their other films. The beauty of a retrospective discussion is that filmmakers tend to be less filtered, as they both have that project in their rearview and are not trying to sell it to audiences or critics. Coming off of The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino recently sat down at the Jerusalem Film Festival this past weekend to discuss his career, including his attempts at genre breaking and namely Inglourious Basterds — as well as the film he was there to screen, Pulp Fiction.
In the candid chat (via Times of Israel and Screen Daily), he reiterated his adamancy of stopping filmmaking after his tenth film, which means he has two left, but that he may return at 75 with “another story to tell.” However, he states, this would be a “geriatric” film, and that it essentially shouldn’t really »
- Mike Mazzanti
Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” almost didn’t happen. On Friday, the writer-director made an appearance at the Jerusalem Film Festival to introduce a screening of “Pulp Fiction” and told the crowd how he was one week away from pulling the plug on the 2009 war drama, The Times of Israel reports.
At issue was the character of Hans Landa, a “linguistic genius” in the film who had to be played by a German actor, according to Tarantino. “I wanted Germans, playing Germans, speaking German,” he told the Times. The tricky part was that Landa had to not only speak authentic German but also deliver a lot of lines in English, many of which required perfect comic timing and delivery due to their “poetic quality,” according to the director.
“I was getting to be kinda worried,” he said. “Unless I found the perfect Landa, I didn’t want to make the movie. »
- Graham Winfrey
Tarantino revealed the best character he’s ever written and discussed retiring after 10 movies.
Hollywood icon Quentin Tarantino regaled a sold-out crowd at Jerusalem Cinematheque on Friday with tales from his directing career and his enduring love for cinema.
The famously loquacious film-maker spoke with enthusiasm and energy about his craft, comparing his method to that of a 13-year-old child imagining writing an episode of his favourite TV series.
“If you’re a kid, you don’t know any of the rules and regulations, you just want to make the greatest Star Trek episode ever, a wild, crazy version of it — that actually sounds fucking exciting,” said the director, whose nine features include debut Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight. “My take on genre is not dissimilar; I want to deliver the pleasures that are there but I want to do it my way.”
Tarantino was speaking before a screening of his second feature, 1994’s »
Talked about quite a bit in the promotional run-up to the film's release, David Yates' "The Legend of Tarzan" ended up being very light on one thing that was promised - jungle sex. In fact beyond some steamy kisses and looks, and one seduction scene involving mating calls, the film's Tarzan and Jane keep it quite chaste on screen.
Out doing promotional rounds for the film, Yates says they deliberately cut down on the sexual graphicness in favor of something more emotional and sensual: "I liked the idea that they could have great sex, and that it could get quite primal. The cut we ended up with was more muted, and more sensual instead, even though we did touch upon those primal desires."
At the same time, Yates reveals to Yahoo UK that he cut out another kiss scene altogether - but not between Skarsgard and Robbie, but rather »
- Garth Franklin
It seems the most interesting things about “The Legend Of Tarzan,” are the behind-the-scenes dealings as the picture was made. We found out earlier this week that producer Jerry Weintraub had eyeballed Olympian Michael Phelps for the lead role…before he was so thoroughly turned off by the athlete’s “Saturday Night Live” hosting duties, he cooled […]
- Kevin Jagernauth
A gay kiss between the two male stars was cut from The Legend of Tarzan because, according to its director, “test audiences were perplexed by it”.
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- Andrew Pulver
Tarzan goes on a diplomatic mission to his old swinging ground in this well-meaning but ultimately toothless update
Earlier this year, The Jungle Book was remade with most of the songs removed. Now it looks like it’s been remade again with all the songs removed and also the fun, excitement and charm. This is a ropey and dull rehashing of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s creation, with Alexander Skarsgård giving us his rock-hard abs and an equally immobile performance in the lead role. Things get off to an admittedly interesting start as Belgian troops move through the Congo, their colonial possession, in the late 19th century, with Christoph Waltz’s creepy functionary Léon Rom at their head (a version of the historical figure who was supposedly the model for Conrad’s Mr Kurtz). But then we are back in Eng-er-land, »
- Peter Bradshaw
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