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Rishi Kaneria has put together this excellent 44-second video that simply takes profile shots from Quentin Tarantino's movies, sticks 'em in a circle and sets the beat to the tune of "Snare Liftoff" from Whiplash. Kaneria notes that "certain shots have been scaled, rotated or mirrored from their original format to create the effect seen in this video", but I don't think any of us will have any problem with that. I can't say the video has any measure of educational value as much as it's a fun little watch as it covers much of Tarantino's oeuvre including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Volume 1, Kill Bill Volume 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. Give it a watch below and if you're playing it on your speakers at work, there's a little eff-bomb at the end you may not want coming from your cubicle. via 35mm »
- Brad Brevet
One of the most critically lauded directors of the past 25 years, it's hard to believe Quentin Tarantino is only turning 52 years old today (March 27).
A master of his craft, Tarantino had already won the Palme d'Or -- the top prize at Cannes -- for "Pulp Fiction" (1994) by his early 30s, and that proceeded another gem, "Reservoir Dogs," just two years earlier. Guess he was right when he said, "If you just love movies enough, you can make a good one."
- Jonny Black
No one likes making a list more than Quentin Tarantino. The beloved filmmaker annually updates his fans with his favorite movies of the past 12 months, while he also enjoys amassing lists of his most cherished films from throughout history as well. In fact, the Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, and Kill Bill director has even gone as far as to list his favorites of the Spaghetti Western genre - and you probably won.t be surprised about what came out on top. Tarantino revealed his list to Spaghetti-Western.net, and you can have a gander at his choices below: 1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) 2. For A Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone, 1965) 3. Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966) 4. The Mercenary (Sergio Corbucci, 1968) 5. Once Upon A Time In The West (Sergio Leone, 1968) 6. A Fistful Of Dollars (Sergio Leone, 1964) 7. Day Of Anger (Tonino Valerii, 1967) 8. Death Rides A Horse (Giulio Petroni, 1967) 9. Navajo Joe (Sergio »
From the looks of it, there was no cooler place to be in the '90s or early 2000s then a premiere for a Quentin Tarantino movie. The iconic director turns 51 on March 27, so we decided we would take it back to some red carpet moments from screenings of films like "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," and "Kill Bill" for this week's #Tbt. Go back in time with some of Hollywood's hottest with these great throwback premiere pics.
- Alana Altmann
You may not automatically think of Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler at the same time. The two have very different careers. Buscemi is known for roles like gangster Nucky Thompson on HBO.s Boardwalk Empire or Mr. Pink in Reservoir Dogs, while Sandler is most widely recognized for his sophomoric humor. Still, the two friends have teamed up many times and have made eleven movies together over the years, and if you.ve ever wondered which of these is his favorite, Buscemi recently revealed his answer. (Hint: it.s one of ours, too). Over the weekend, the Fargo star participated in an Ama session on Reddit, and when one fan asked which of his Adam Sandler team ups tops his list, Buscemi said: Well, I'm very partial to Billy Madison, because that was one of the first films that Adam did on his own, as part of his production company. »
In less than nine months we’ll all get to see Quentin Tarantino’s hotly anticipated new movie The Hateful Eight and in a recent interview with Grantland, The Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen admits that he was once up for a role in the western but that he had to say no due to scheduling conflicts.
Mortensen – who had previously read alongside Harvey Keitel for a part in Tarantino’s inaugural feature film Reservoir Dogs – claims that he met with the director last year to begin negotiations but that it didn’t work out.
“Yeah, we did meet. … [Tarantino] wanted to start shooting at the end of the year and do rehearsals before that, and I just couldn’t do that schedule-wise. That’s the only reason [I passed on the project],”
It was heavily rumoured last year that Tarantino was considering Mortensen for a lead role but this is the first time Viggo has spoken about it. »
- Gavin Logan
Quentin Tarantino is currently in the throes of his putting his new film, The Hateful Eight, together. The movie sees him follow up Oscar-winning Django Unchained with another western, and as always Tarantino has attracted quite the cast. Channing Tatum, Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen and Jennifer Jason Leigh are all on board.
One man who isn't, though, is Viggo Mortsensen. The Lord Of The Rings star had been linked with the film, and in a new interview with Grantland, the actor admitted that he and Tarantino "did meet" about the project.
"All of last fall, I travelled non-stop", he said. "I was on a plane every two days to promote Jauja and Far From Men. I knew as a producer and an actor that I needed »
The Lord of the Rings actor revealed that although he dropped out of the film, he now "wishes it had worked out".
Mortensen auditioned for the film last year, but discussions between the actor and Tarantino broke down.
When asked by Grantland if he'd met with Tarantino, he said: "Yeah, we did meet."
He continued: "[Tarantino] wanted to start shooting at the end of the year and do rehearsals before that, and I just couldn't do that schedule-wise. That's the only reason [I passed on the project].
"It would have been really, really fun to work with him. I think he's really smart and funny."
He added: "I wish [The Hateful Eight] would have worked out, but that's what I'm talking about: You either see these films through to the end or you don't."
Mortensen also revealed that he previously auditioned for Tarantino's 1992 film Reservoir Dogs. »
Johanna Bennett’s and Mandy Ward’s third annual celebration of first time filmmakers concluded on March 9 with a tribute to no one other than Harvey Weinstein. The festival, one that puts forth newly formed filmmakers with the audience they deserve, makes sure that all aspects of filmmaking are met and that the aspiring filmmakers know what to do with their next film. Weinstein, of the famed The Weinstein Company, along with his brother Bob, has shown himself over the years to have supported first time filmmakers when no one else would. And his trust in these filmmakers have only proven themselves to be some of today’s best directors, writers, actors, and more.
In many ways, Weinstein’s support of such filmmakers has created them. Quentin Tarantino would not be a household name had Weinstein not decided to produce Reservoir Dogs, the same goes for Steven Soderbergh’s Sex, »
- Catherina Gioino
Our latest letters round up! Swearing at Den Of Geek, and why on earth do we talk about 50 Shades Of Grey?
Right then! A few weeks have passed, so it must be time for another Den Of Geek Letters Page (Tm). (Actually, we've not trademarked that). We're back to normal here, so we're unlikely to be found in the comments. That said, if you want to write in - the details are at the bottom of the post - then we'll try and get your missive into our next letters round up.
But enough waffle from us! On with the latest batch of correspondence...
Foul Language & Rene Russo
Shit, prick, asshole, fuck, arsehole, bastardised, shit.
Jarring isn't it. Why are DoG articles now seemingly using words such as these?
I appreciate the last 'shit' instance along with the 'fuck' are references to well-known lines in the movie but is this »
Read More: 'The Intruder' and 'I Believe in Unicorns' Among Winners at First Time Fest Harvey Weinsten is known for taking chances on first-time filmmakers, having helped launch the careers of Quentin Tarantino ("Reservoir Dogs"), Steven Soderbergh ("Sex, Lies and Videotape"), Baz Luhrmann ("Strictly Ballroom") and Alexander Payne ("Citizen Ruth") during his time at Miramax and now The Weinstein Company. Naturally then, Weinstein was an honoree at this year's third annual First Time Fest, a festival designed to showcase and discover first-time feature filmmakers. During the closing night discussion and throughout the festivities, The Hollywood Reporter was able to nab a few details about what Weinstein looks for from collaborators and first-time directors. Want to work with Harvey Weinstein one day? Here are the four tips Indiewire was able to cull from the piece. Write Your Own ScriptWhen asked what gives him the confidence to »
- Casey Cipriani
During his time running Miramax and The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein has released a number of movies directed by first-time filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs, Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Rob Marshall's Chicago, Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, Alexander Payne's Citizen Ruth, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station and George Clooney's Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. This background made Weinstein an ideal honoree for the third annual First Time Fest, designed to discover, showcase and celebrate first-time feature filmmakers. Weinstein was honored during the closing night of this year's festivities, participating in a discussion with First Time Fest's director
- Hilary Lewis
The last time Chicago P.D.‘s Burgess almost died in the line of work, her boyfriend Ruzek dropped the L-word.
With the street cop — and her partner, Roman — getting kidnapped in this Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), might her detective beau soon pop the question?
VideosChicago P.D. Sneak Peek: Burgess Fights for Her Life — Again!
That’s certainly one way the relationship could go, star Marina Squerciati tells TVLine. (The second road is far too upsetting to ponder.) But first, the officers will have to survive a dangerous, “heart-stoppingly frightening” situation in which their “lives are really on the line. »
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Timothy Carey, Kola Kwariani, Dorothy Adams | Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick
It goes without saying that film fans know that Stanley Kubrick was a master of his art. All masters though have a starting point where they were learning and in some respects were yet to evolve into the legends that they would become. With the Arrow Academy release of The Killing on Blu-ray, which also includes Killer’s Kiss we get to see a director who had a vision, but was yet to perfect his style.
The Killing is a heist movie that when it was first released didn’t make that much of an impact, but not surprisingly when it comes to Kubrick’s work has grown to be respected and revered as a true classic of the genre. »
- Paul Metcalf
A new parody trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has emerged online with the actor as the film's male protagonist.
Scenes such as the one taken from Boardwalk Empire, where Buscemi is scratched by a woman in bed, give the trailer that slightly authentic feel.
Barbie takes control: The funniest 50 Shades of Grey spoofs
Fifty Shades of Grey is released in cinemas on February 13. Watch a trailer below: »
Okay, just because a famous director puts his or her name on a movie, doesn't necessarily give it a mark of quality. And Martin Scorsese himself is an example of that, as he put his stamp on the critically-slammed crime flick "The Revenge Of The Green Dragons" last year. That being said, it looks like he's course correcting in a big way. Scorsese will executive produced Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire." The ever-busy Wheatley — who is currently in post-production on "High Rise" — will lens the flick, starring Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Michael Smiley later this year. Set in Boston in 1978, and inspired by films like "The Killing," "The Big Combo, "The Driver," "Le Samourai," "The French Connection," "Goodfellas," "Casino," "Hard Boiled," "Reservoir Dogs," "The Getaway" and more, the story kicks off when "a meeting in a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The doc “The Wolfpack” Image Courtesy of The Sundance Institute
Directed by Crystal Moselle
Crystal Moselle’s documentary The Wolfpack centers in on a group of brothers who grew up in isolation, locked away in a Manhattan apartment with nothing but films to familiarize them with the outside world. It’s a playful, albeit saddening coming-of-age story. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” you can see the pain in the boys’ faces as they face an existence with no social tools except the references provided to them in movies. The seclusion is somber, but the close-knit camaraderie between the Angulo brothers is uplifting.
The long-haired children exude innocence and fragility even as they murder each other in recreations of the bloodbath from Reservoir Dogs or the opening bank heist from The Dark Knight. Domestic violence and intimidation from their controlling father are hidden within every move they aren’t allowed to make in the world. »
- Lane Scarberry
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Never Let Go, new episode details from L.A. Macabre and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, the short film Knock Knock, a Q&A featuring The Walking Dead‘s Amber Dawn Fox, and much more:
Never Let Go Trailer and Premiere Details: “Here is a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week – Howard J Ford’s (Director/Producer Co-Writer of ‘The Dead 1&2″) latest epic Never Let Go. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the Us, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May.
Howard Ford said today: »
- Tamika Jones
Variety’s top film critics have selected their favorite movies of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which screened over 123 features in its 17th edition. All three of them agree: grand prize and audience award winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” was one of this year’s finest achievements in Park City.
Justin Chang: Another Sundance has come to a close, and I think it’s safe to say that this year’s edition was a particularly fine one — distinguished, first and foremost, by a U.S. dramatic competition that offered the jury plenty of opportunity to spread the wealth. I had a bit of a hunch that “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” might sweep both the grand jury prize and the audience award, in the now de rigueur winner-takes-all manner of “Whiplash,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Precious” before it (or rather, “Fruitvale” and “Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, »
- Justin Chang, Peter Debruge and Scott Foundas
Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has cut together a 90-second video "exploring" Quentin Tarantino's use of sound throughout his career including just about everything you can imagine from beer pouring out of a tap to an adrenaline shot to the chest. His entire feature length oeuvre so far is included, which means Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. It almost plays out as if it's Tarantino by way of Edgar Wright, utilizing that similar quick editing Wright has parodied in his films, chiefly Hot Fuzz. Perhaps Tarantino would even respect it as such given the fact he sat with Wright for a commentary on that very film. vimeo id="118431867" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
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