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Info Update on Tarantino and that whole Purple Haze of rumors!

Hey folks, Harry here. I know you folks have been seeing bullshit rumors about Quentin Tarantino and a Jimi Hendrix Biopic. It's appeared on the New York Post's PAGE SIX, Yahoo and Various Music News sites... and all around the web. Well... tis total bullshit. When Quentin came over to chat tonight - I asked him if he'd heard the rumors about his next film project after he finishes GRINDHOUSE. When I said he was rumored to be making the Purple Haze of Biopics, he just began shaking his head. "Complete Fabrication." "There's not even an iota of truth to it." When I told him it was all over the web, we both began laughing. Total Lie. So what is he working on? Frankly - QT fest isn't about interrogating Quentin, it's about celebrating older films like tonight's triple bill of THE OUTFIT, DION BROTHERS and THE MUTHERS. However, we did learn tonight that Quentin has been working on a book of Film Reviews of 70's Kung Fu Films. He says not to expect it anytime soon, that it's just something he does in his in-between moments and has been working on for quite some time. Other than that, he's gearing up to start shooting his segment of GRINDHOUSE - and for tonight - that's all the news that's fit to print regarding Quentin.

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  • April 28, 2006, 3:30 a.m. CST

    wow harry

    by Flyers179

    your hardcore......... "thats all the news thats fit to print regarding Quentin". Im a huge Tarantino fan but you do come off as his publicist right there.

  • April 28, 2006, 3:34 a.m. CST

    robot walks into a bar

    by JoeStokowski

    orders a drink, lays down a bill. bartender says "hey, we don't serve robots." robot says, "yeah, but someday you will."

  • April 28, 2006, 3:57 a.m. CST

    What's Tarantino doing next?

    by LeiaDown&FuckHer

    Not fucking much probably, just snorting coke, sprouting cool ideas that will likely never happen, and "being Quentin" - if history is any indication anyhow. I like the majority of the guys film work, but his nigh on non existant work ethic is pretty damn frustrating. I mean how many projects get talked up or promised until he actually gets off his ass and makes one?

  • April 28, 2006, 4:03 a.m. CST

    Maybe he ought to do a Hendrix flick...

    by dr_buggerlugs

    ...okay so it's a complete fabrication but who wouldn't want to see Quentin leave his comfort zone and attempt a project like this? Blow off all this Deathproof stuff, put away that video collection, stop buying coke for a few months and let's see him apply his vision to the life of a real life person, and a fucking icconic one at that too...that'd be a fascinating film to see - the 'rock star director' actually making a film about a true rock and roll star - am I the only person who wants to see Tarantino test himself?

  • April 28, 2006, 6:40 a.m. CST

    release Kill Bill as 1 fucking film & i might care

    by RealDoubleJ

    I won't give a shit about QT until he gives a shit about his fans. and that's fans who don't come up to him, smell his ass and call it "booberry". Look, it's not our fault you ruined your epic to split it up for more profit. The fact that the end of Vol. 1 completely negates any emotional gravitas for Vol.2 & it certainly isn't our fault we were fucking smart enough to not buy bare-bone discs when we knew there were double-dips in the works. So how bout you treat us with some respect & dignity for a change, and not a bunch of assclowns you think will show up for anything with your name on it.

  • April 28, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST

    So the news is...

    by brycemonkey

    QT is my bestest friend in the world and we are going to get married. JK Harry, if QT was my friend I'd tell everyone too. Now, to find *a* friend... ;-)

  • April 28, 2006, 9:06 a.m. CST

    News is that a rumor is not news

    by moviemaniac-7

    Anyhow, hadn't heard that before, but it's a nice rumour. And Tarantino would, if true, be a total and complete wrong choice for the part. There are better directors with a musical background who could do a great job with Hendrix' life.

  • April 28, 2006, 9:23 a.m. CST

    vega brothers would be cool...

    by Manaqua

    but its probably inglorious bastards.... which will be kewl too. word. M

  • April 28, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST

    It's obvious this was unfounded

    by Wee Willie

    QT isn't 'about' the psychedelic '60's. That's not his thing at all. QT seems to be more about the swingin', pop-culture sixties. More Monkees than Beatles, Rat Pack than Woodstock, Cheap Pulpy paperbacks than Tom Robbins, More Matt Helm and James Bond than Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    'Scuse me while I kiss this guy...

    by oceansized

    But seriously, I love Hendrix as much as anyone, but he wouldn't be the best subject for a biopic. Offstage he was really reserved, his debauchery wasn't on the level of Morrison. And funny as it may sound, other than make timeless music and die young, he didn't do a whole lot of interest. Unless the flick was specifically about a life cut short in the middle of its second act, it probably wouldn't be much more than one of those VH1 musician bios.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:42 a.m. CST

    He should direct The Green Hornet

    by ETI

    You know he wants to. Especially after that Grren Horne/Kato/Bruce Lee tribute in Kill Bill 1

  • April 28, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST

    holy carp i can't speel

    by ETI

    Yeah, please get The Green Hornet movie back out of development hell where it's been for more than 10 years. Kevin Smith already wrote the script after backing out of directing duties. Come on QT! You da man!

  • April 28, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST

    P.s. I love Quentin, he's the best! Love, Harry.

    by chickychow

    (But don't tell him I have a crush on Eli Roth!! OMG!! :)

  • April 28, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST

    P.s. I love Quentin, he's the best! Love, Harry.

    by chickychow

    (But don't tell him I have a crush on Eli Roth!! OMG!! :)

  • April 28, 2006, noon CST

    SAT Question #406: Harry is to QT, as Herc is to...

    by Roguewriter

    A. VO5 Hot Oil Treatments B. Enemas C. Joss Whedon D. All of the above. E. And you know you envy them, bitches. ;)

  • April 28, 2006, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Please Quentin

    by Boba Phat

    I like Quentin Tarantino

  • April 28, 2006, 1 p.m. CST

    Dude, how many movies?

    by quadrupletree

    Does this guy make/develop/produce/bring to american audiences at one time? What is he up to now? like five in the works?

  • April 28, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    Frankly - QT fest isn't about interrogating Quentin

    by omarthesnake

    No, but if you're there with Quentin and you're a FUCKING ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST LIKE YOU SEEM TO WANT TO CLAIM TO BE, YOU SHOULD FUCKING ASK WHAT HE'S UP TO. God, you can be such a fawning fanboy sometimes.

  • April 29, 2006, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Tarantino as evil punching bag

    by mrtorrance

    i get the feeling tarantino films are getting more evil. evil cool. how's my geek?

  • April 29, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Hey Quentin....

    by crackerfarmboy

    Write and direct a fucking film!! Isn't that what you are supposed to do?

  • April 29, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Did Harry give Quentin an enema when he came over?

    by MaryTylerMorbid

    Who fucking cares?!

  • April 29, 2006, 1:38 p.m. CST

    After our playdate...

    by donNutts

    We watched Judge Judy and yelled "ni@#er" whenever a black person came on. Then we giggled. Then we held hands and skipped to 7-11 for Kamikaze slurpees. Did I mention that this is me 'n "QT" that I am talking about? Yeah, we're bff and he gets the best reviews from me for like infinity so there.

  • April 30, 2006, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Re: SAT Question #406: Harry is to QT, as Herc is to...

    by RaulMonkey

    No, dude, it's Damon Lindelhof. Herc actually *knows* Damon Lindelhof.

  • May 1, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST

    It's TOO SOON!!

    by buster00

    If six was nine, then MAYBE. Until then, QT should be ashamed. ASHAMED, I say. There are many here among us who feel this film is just TOO SOON.