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INGLORIOUS BASTARDS to be 2 separate films!!!

Hey folks, Harry here - Some days when I open up my mail, I literally feel like the luckiest son of a bitch to draw a breath. In the last couple of weeks - Quentin Tarantino sat down with Enzo Castellari to do an interview with Enzo regarding his awesome exploitation Men on a Mission film... INGLORIOUS BASTARDS... yes, the same title as the film that Tarantino is apparently set to be making soon. Now - there's been some movement on this project at long last. Quentin has been writing on it for over 6 years. And it was always about to be his next film. We've heard casting from Arnold, Sly & Bruce to Tim Roth, Sam Jackson, John Travolta and on and on and on... We've had interviews from those personalities talking about talking about talking with Quentin about the movie... but what's the real story? Well at Cannes - Quentin began talking a bit about how he was set to start shooting. And yet - when? Where? What? It seems years ago at Venice - Quentin sat Enzo Castellari down and discussed INGLORIOUS BASTARDS with him. And watched Enzo's film for the first time on the big screen. He'd seen it a few times as a younger man on Channel 5 - a mythical magical station that apparently ruled the known universe. I never had Channel 5. I had parents with friends with tons of 16mm film prints. I'm not complaning. This interview is meant for Severin Films' DVD release of Enzo Castellari's INGLORIOUS BASTARDS and was conducted in Quentin's home in Los Angeles, where he was hosting Enzo during his stay in Los Angeles. The first big thing we learn is that Quentin has been writing almost non-stop on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS - and that the premise is the basic jumping off point from Enzo's original - that you had a bunch of hardened criminals on a military transport during World War II - that got ambushed by the Nazis. Everyone but the criminals gets killed and the prisoners decide to make their way to neutral Switzerland - and must fight the Nazis and the Allies to get there. It's a true No Man's Land scenario. Well, as Quentin has been writing this - he's done so much research into the actual events of World War II as well as the cinema of World War 2 - that the story kept growing and growing. It became too big for one film - so he's turned it into 2. That's right, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS will be two movies... not unlike KILL BILL. So that's the big news that I found from the interview. In addition - the casting we've all heard for all these years... wasn't casting, but conversations that Quentin has had, that have grown to mythic levels. For the first time, Quentin has decided not to write for the voice of actors he's decided to cast in advance. He felt that one can do that, but then they're limiting what they feel an actor can do with the part. He's decided to write the characters with no specific actor in mind. To allow the character to be everything that character can be and to actually find an actor to become that character. What a novel notion. The opening sequence of Quentin's film is apparently going to be something extraordinary - as Enzo Castellari was geeking out big time just thinking about what Quentin had told him. Classic. Also - during the interview - as Quentin began talking about Enzo's use of Slow Motion - Enzo's enthusiasm for the technique all but convinced Quentin to stage what he has called a sequence in his film - as an epic slow motion scene - but he was still debating it. This is a great interview between these two - Quentin and Enzo talking about Fred Williamson is simply classic. The interview is nearly 40 minutes and very entertaining. It'll also be a great preview of where Quentin is beginning with his next project. The dvd comes out July 29th in a special 3 DVD edition. The film is a jewel. Really something special. You can pre-order it below:






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  • June 19, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Hmmm

    by Mezzanine

    I'll believe it when the film is actually shooting, and not a second before. Is Quentin going to act in this??

  • June 19, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    wow, can't wait!

    by billyhitchcock

    roth yes. travolta no.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    fourth

    by britney spears rusted clit ring

    wow! in cooio

  • June 19, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    I don't know about this

    by TooWhippy

    after seeing Death Proof.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Good to see

    by Mezzanine

    Danny Glover's Dickblood made it out tonight. Somebody needed to needlessly bitch and moan, or it wouldn't be AICN.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Two seperate movies?

    by mrfan

    Just make it a three hour movie. Kill Bill was good but didn't need to be two seperate movies. The editing could have been tighter.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Get the hate out!!!!

    by frongbak

    Get it all out of your system now 'cause you know QT will blow this shit out of the water. Watch Kill Bill 2 again right now and tell me it's not the shit.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Cause that worked so well in Kill Bill. And Grindhouse.

    by V'Shael

    Oh wait! It didn't!

  • June 19, 2008, 5:29 p.m. CST

    S-E-L-F_I -N-D-U-L-G-E-N-T

    by cowboyone

    Quentin's got to get over his own "genius" and make one or two decent movies. He's turning into a Shymalaniac. If it was his money being put up for the flick, he'd get it down to 90 minutes fer shure.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST

    KILL BILL

    by frongbak

    I agree that the 1st Kill Bill had some missteps, tha anime scene mostly, but the emotional depth in 2 was unexpected and real. Madsen and Carradine killed it and it had the most brutal cat fight ever. What in your opinion is a good action movie?

  • June 19, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Great

    by TheMcflyFarm

    Making it two movies is the shittiest idea since splitting Kill Bill.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:31 p.m. CST

    2 is the new 3

    by Chanoc

    Kill Bill 1 & 2, The Hobbit 1 & 2, Inglorious Bastards 1 & 2... guess trilogies will be a thing of the past

  • June 19, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Quentin Haters?

    by Saltoner

    So much Quentin bashing. Why? His movies are amazing. He's his own worst enemy, too big of a geek. But I'm sure when this film gets made and released (5 years from now), it'll be one of the best WW2 movies ever. And Skullfuck, every director has made more than their fair share of bad films.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Quentin better cast some black fellers

    by Dr Gregory House

    or Spike will bring da smack down...true dat. Inglorious Blacksters!

  • June 19, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    M Night

    by frongbak

    M Night makes slow ponderous pieces of shit, QT has energy even in his worst films. The Auto-Homicide scene in Death Proof was worth the price of admission. M Night has an all-powerful glass of water!!!!!!!

  • June 19, 2008, 5:33 p.m. CST

    I love how it has become cool

    by PumpyMcAss

    to hate on Tarantino. When I was in film school that was all anybody could talk about was how over-rated Tarantino was - from professors to students. I was baffled and still am. "Oh he's so full of himself and such a publicity whore and blah blah blah." It all comes down to his films. For my money, he hasn't made a mis-step yet. He and Paul Thomas Anderson are still the boys to watch of their generation. And if anything, why wouldn't you be excited by a big, crazy violent men on a mission movie?

  • June 19, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST

    So when do we get that big Kill Bill The Whole Bloody Affair cut

    by photoboy

    I'm still waiting for that DVD after a certain New Line exec boasted they'd be double dipping the fans on Kill Bill for years... I guess too many people waited like me and now they've decided there's no demand for Kill Bill DVDs...

  • June 19, 2008, 5:36 p.m. CST

    Tarantino has lost it

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown - now they were cool films with some originality. Quentin has let the geek factor dominate his recent movies. Pity.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    PumpyMcAss!

    by Saltoner

    Totally Agree. People dis Quentin because they are jealous of his talent. A nobody punk-geek who has no formal industry training who winds up winning the most coveted prized in film, the Palme d'Or. Those who can't do, teach, or bitch on talkbacks.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Finally watched it the other day...

    by LHombreSiniestro

    as "Deadly Mission", I found the tape for sale for a buck at Hollywood Video. It's a fun ass WW2 movie, but I just wish it was bigger and longer. Maybe Tarantino felt that way too, so he's makin two movies out of it.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Ultra-Questionable

    by brakula

    Is this movie going to be filled with references to a thousand movies that filmgeeks will pretend to have seen twenty years ago? QT really needs to create a tv show. That's the appropriate medium for a writer that continues to add storylines, characters, and dramatic confrontations. I really hope this story's plot justifies a 4+ hour runtime. I'm not certain that Kill Bill did...

  • June 19, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Ashok0

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Anybody that hates on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction doesn't have the first fucking clue about great filmmaking. Just ignore the poor deluded fools.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Title Change?

    by gavdiggity

    I'm not sure middle American Christian housewives are gonna want their kids seeing "BASTARDS" on a poster at their local Wal*Mart/McDonalds/multiplex/superchurch. I suggest going with "Inglorious Bad Men."

  • June 19, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    If we get the Tarantino from the 90's...

    by C Legion

    then I'll be ecstatic, this could be a great project. But if we get the horrifically self-indulgent Tarantino of this decade, then I'll pass.<p>When I watched "Death Proof" I looked over and Kurt Russell was not laughing pretty hard during the degrading ending.<p>By the way, how is he going to put endless shots of womens feet in a WWII film?

  • June 19, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Kill Bill, is vastly vastly overrated.

    by Kizeesh

    Splitting this over two films is a bad idea because NO WW2 film ever did that. I love that QT wants to make a movie in the vein of Kelly's Heroes, Play Dirty and The Dirty Dozen, but for gods sake he needs to stop masturbating his own ego.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    FUCK THIS SELF-INDULGENT SHIT

    by Steve Rogers

    QT badly needs to get himself a producer and editor who are prepared to be brutal with him. Another stretching out of a story into two films that will no doubt be massively unfulfilling. Kill Bill would've been a great 2 hr revenge flick - ended up as 3.5 hrs of self-indulgent bullshit. <p> ONE STORY TO ONE FILM PLEASE QUENTIN.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Danny Boy

    by Montag666

    Someone already asked and you are dodging the question. So I will ask: What do you consider a good action film?

  • June 19, 2008, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Still amazed by people thinking that just...

    by mrfan

    because you hate a couple of his movies then you are a hater. Loved Pulp Fiction. Thought Reservoir Dogs and Jackie Brown were good. Didn't think Kill Bill had to be two seperate movies. Thougth Death Proof was bad. The only redeeming thing was Kurt Russell.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    To all you pretentious hipsters

    by rhcp2sweet

    I know you think it's cool to hate on QT because he's popular and you prefer to be fans of lesser known directors (until they make it big than you start to hate them) but QT does have talent. Sure Death Proof was a misstep, but I'm sure this film will be good if he's put as much time into it as the article says. But go ahead and keep praising the works of obscure filmmakers and listening to Devo while acting condescending to others, I'll be in the theater when this comes out

  • June 19, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Why the QT hate you ask?

    by BobParr

    Because he's squandered his once amazing career. KILL BILL could have been one great 2 hour movie but God forbid he edit his shit down. DEATH PROOF sucked. How many more scenes is he going to write about people sitting around and talking about movies and music? ZZZZ! If the guy did anything with his life other than take X and get hair plugs he might have been able to make an original movie as opposed to all these tributes to movie genres.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    QT: Give yourself two hours and MAKE SOME CHOICES!

    by Flim Springfield

    Seriously, edit yourself. Four hours leaves too much mediocre wanking in. Pack all the best stuff into two tight hours of awesome!

  • June 19, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    He does need to work on his editing.

    by mrfan

    Originally this post was eighteen sentences long (including title). Look. I cut it down to five. Good for me.

  • June 19, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    QT can do no wrong PERIOD

    by HExTeXly

    That's right, I'm a lame-ass fan. I thought DEATH PROOF was good (better than PLANET TERROR). I know I'm in the minority, but I think comparing him to M. Night is stupid. I mean come on--M. Night has one (maybe two) good flicks. QT won an oscar. Period. M. Night is a joke, a footnote that film history will forget. QT has (like it or not) changed the way film is made. I'm excited by the new project.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST

    His own worst enemy indeed...

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    Quentin is great, he really is, but like all artists he's too in love with his work to objectively see when he's gone six steps too far. Sometimes an artist needs someone there to tell them "No" and force them to compromise, if for no other reason than to keep them from being lazy.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:02 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS

    by Saltoner

    I thought you said you were on your way? So please do us all a favor and leave. People who get so bent out of shape over an opinion need to simply be hit by a bus die. Please stop wasting our air. We are all movie fans, no need to get so angry. Now I'm sure you'll post again to tell me to fuck off.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    QT peaked long ago

    by Rupee88

    he did a few fucking amazing films in the early to mid 90s but nothing really good since then. That is not QT "hate"...i love the guy who made Res. Dogs and Pulp Fiction (and wrote True Romance), but gotta keeep it real and he is old and tired and doens't have much interesting to say at this point.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Finally

    by BrightEyes

    This film is going to have to live up to years of anticipation

  • June 19, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Ashok0....

    by Kizeesh

    Just? it just lost credibility? Where the fuck have you been for the last 2 years?<p> Also in answer to your earlier question: Kill Bill 2 is crap because.... it's lame as fuck, the mystique and character interest we had in KB1 is blown with the cheesy tacky film noir wannabe intro, Bud, by far the most interesting out of the vipers is wasted utterly, as is Daryl hannah in the crappest wankfest to schlock fight ever, and as to your "well filmed action sequences that actually DIDNT GO CGI OVERKILL" which ones? <p> The one where madsen shoots her in a doorway? <p> The one where Uma and Daryl Hannah fight in a caravan so cluttered and badly filmed you can barely see what happens, until the eye-gouge? <p> The one where she kills bill with a few spastic hand movements while they are both sitting down? <p>or was it the utterly retarded Pei Mei sequence where a grown man manages to stand on the end of someones sword? I'm sorry but that was the moment QT mixed the genres too far, why not throw in some zombies and Zeus throwing lightning bolts at someone?<p> Then just to add insult to injury the retarded I'm pregnant, lets be nice assassins to each other moment that read like an episode of Charmed? Sorry but Kill Bill 2 was a pile of shit compared to Kill Bill 1.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    sounds good to me...

    by Frank Black

    I'll watch a million mediocre QT movies over one good mainstream film any day of the week... bring it... How do people have time to bitch anyway when they should be watching The Professionals on Blu Ray and get some Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin testosterone overload...

  • June 19, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Dumbass Talkbackers...

    by limpl0uie

    ...Have no clue what they're talking about. People calling QT a washed up hack? For what? The Kill Bill series was his highest grossing film(s) to date. Just what the hell are people basing this off of? Their personal dis-like for the man? Because that's what it sounds like. If you didn't like Death Proof that's fine. But, you're calling him a hack after one bad movie then you should stop watching movies (I personally Loved Death Proof). Oh, by the way, DannyGlovers_Dickblood...please, please stop talking. The only reason you're talking so much shit is because you've seen interviews with QT and have decided that you don't like his personality and therefore must crusade and tirade against everything about his. Again, stop talking. Always.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Quentin is awesome

    by kingben

    he knows how oto make good entertaining films just like the old days

  • June 19, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Dear Quentin...

    by sorking

    ...please get completely fucking over yourself. Yours sincerely, The Cinema-Going Public

  • June 19, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    "...not unlike KILL BILL."

    by DocPazuzu

    So I guess it, too, will suck. <p> You people are nuts if you think QT has it in him to make a kick-ass WWII movie. Look, I loved Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, but the guy's a one-trick pony. <p> Watching Kill Bill was the equivalent of sitting down and letting QT spooge all over your face. If that floats your boat, fine, but don't pretend there's some meaningful relationship and tender lovemaking going on there between the viewer and QT. <p> I can appreciate the martial arts, the snap-zooms, and homages just like everyone else but Kill Bill is still shit. <p> Same goes for Death Proof. Kurt Russell is awesome and the shocking vehicular homicide was stunningly shot, and the ending is hilarious, but it's still a highly shitty movie. <p> This crap about QT deciding to write characters for the actors to inhabit is nothing new. Seriously, look at the dialogue in Death Proof. Every single character is interchangeable. Every single character sounds like QT. It's the same patter full of pop cultural references and nods to obscure vintage music. It wouldn't surprise me if QT simply records conversations he has with his buds and then just transcribes the shit into his scripts. <p> There are tons of worse directors and movies out there, but QT's are particularly disappointing because of his obvious talent. The guy is, unfortunately, all surface and no substance. <p> There was a time when I'd have been excited about Inglorious Bastards, like back in 1998 or so, but these days I have no faith in QT. I hope to God he can surprise me one last time.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Indulgent

    by frongbak

    I figured since this word was use 398 times already I'd see how good it felt to write it, really good, I feel indulged, like a bath in Danny Glover's Dick Blood's Dick Blood, ohhhh, its warm and delicious, luxriant even!!!!!!!!

  • June 19, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    I'll sell you a 'u' for 5 dollars

    by Kizeesh

    ALso Limpl0uie people are calling QT a hack becasue we are looking objectively at his works as a whole and have noticed that he really doesn't have very many tricks up his sleeve. Cute dialogue, references to the 70s, and homages to other genres, a nice eye for an interesting shot. That's about it.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Also...

    by sorking

    "For the first time, Quentin has decided not to write for the voice of actors he's decided to cast in advance." So, Reservoir Dog was written for the existing cast? True Romance couldn't have gone another way? Are you kidding?! Let's get this straight - years to write a screenplay in QT's case means 'years of living off a reputation'. Fuck all script work, even less to DVD releases, and now we get whatever tedious, over-long first draft he cobbles together. TWO films? What a great result that has produced thus far. Quentin, you may have made some great movies, but now, seriously, nobody gives a shit. Oh, and stop trying to take credit for the 'publicity' you created for Casino Royale's success. You can't even generate publicity for your own damn films these days.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Yeah, great, more film bloat from Tarantino...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...that's just what the world needs. Did the man learn nothing from the execrable Death Proof, or the painfully drawn out Kill Bill for that matter. Tarantino's self indulgent ego is now so out of control that it's writing cheques his writing just can't cash.

  • Any hint of this becoming a reality and getting a complete version of Kill Bill as a single feature? And how about a REALLY good DVD package with lots of juicy behind the scenes extras that you KNOW are out there?!

  • June 19, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Kill Bill complete...

    by Kizeesh

    I've seen about 3 fanedits of Kill bill, and the whole lot as a wonner doesn't make it much better, just longer. the only version that was interesting was a chronological edit I saw once. I think its on Fanedit.org but I could be wrong

  • June 19, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Most Indulgent Films

    by frongbak

    Casino The Fountain Hudsucker Proxy The Prestige Once Upon a Time in Mexico Magnolia

  • June 19, 2008, 6:19 p.m. CST

    So is STALLONE or SCHWARZENEGGER in THIS!!!!!!!!??????????

    by ABking

    That is the real question Harry???

  • June 19, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    meh

    by Steve T

    Tarantino could have gone down in history as one of the great directors if he had a work ethic and some self control. Instead he will go down as an honorable mention. I am sure this will be pretty good, the way Kill Bill was, but like Kill Bill I'll come out thinking it should have been just one film

  • June 19, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Wait a second, this is based on a film already made?

    by exie

    I thought Inglorious Bastards was Quentin's sole idea. I didn't even know this film existed. Even if he uses it as a jumping off point, it's a remake or based on another's premise. So you're telling me all these years he's been teasing us with a remake/reboot? I feel duped a bit here.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    some of you dudes just hate indiewood

    by chipps

    are the tarantino hates the same people as the kevin smith haters? I think so.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Everything in the last decade

    by OptimusCrime

    in genre movies is uncool. Everything made before that is cool. If you are looking forward to something that has yet to be made, you are uncool. If your favorite films are all twenty years old, you are very cool.<P>Here ends the lesson on coolness.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:25 p.m. CST

    also

    by chipps

    if he sets it in Japan instead you could have one guy survive a h-bomb in a fridge

  • June 19, 2008, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Great, more ackward shots involving...

    by qweruiop

    ...hyperstylized action set to a blaring non-stop soundtrack from the 1970's. And all the main characters are either going to go into 5 minute soliloquies or, they're going to have that quick-shot back and forth bantering about drugs, pop-culture, and sex. As someone mentioned earlier, Tarantino has become his own worst enemy.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    And when was the last time...

    by DocPazuzu

    ..."Quentin Tarantino Presents" actually meant something good?

  • June 19, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Wow, writing a script, and THEN casting it!

    by digitalcos

    That's so cool!

  • June 19, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Meh. It could be good?

    by leland222

    Resevoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are damn fine movies. I definitely don't think they're the classics a lot of people do but I love them. Kill Bill could've easily been a two hour movie and would've been much better. (Machine Girl anyone? It's like 95 minutes and just as good.) Death Proof was a total failure in my eyes. He totally needs an editor and someone besides the Weinsteins to produce his films. He needs someone to slap him in the face and say "no you can't do that buddy". I think he needs some structure instead of having total artistic freedom. Shorter cuts are better! Concise!

  • June 19, 2008, 6:34 p.m. CST

    DocPazuzu

    by The Specksynder

    One second you say all of his character dialogue in interchangeable and the next you say he must record the conversations he has with his buds and transcribe it into his scripts! Are you an idiot? If his dialogue sounds like it is friends sitting around talking to each other- that means it's natural. It sounds like a real goddamn conversation. Have any of you half-wits even seen Death Proof anyways? That movie fucking rocks and it is exactly what he intended from the start, which is what you should base an opinion on, not what You arbitrarily decided to expect from a Tarantino flick based on internet speculation. AND WHAT THE HELL IS INDULGENT FILMMAKING BESIDES A PHRASE? He makes movies he fucking likes. Hello? You talkbackers are clowns.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD can fuck himself

    by mmaddox3

    seriously is there a dumber fucking asshole that posts on this site??? seriously sir go masturbate until your dick turns raw to whatever shitty movies it is that your dumb ass fucking brain considers to be good, but stop fucking waisting our time with your dumb fucking meaningless posts.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    What A Fuckin' Surprise.

    by NivekJ

    Wow, another two movies from QT. This is great news!! Quentin's one of my favorite directors -- Death Proof was a blast! I still have fond memories of watching Kill Bill Vol. 1 at the dollar theater and then Vol. 2 immediately afterwards at AMC, just the way QT wanted. The dollar show was real grimy too - you can feel the dried up soda syrup through the soles of your shoe, QT would love it - perfect for the film actually. I can't wait; Inglorious Bastards is gonna rock!! Gee, I hope my subject title didn't give people the wrong idea...

  • June 19, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    My take on Quentin

    by wookie1972

    I thought Reservoir Dogs was good (maybe not quite as good as some said) Pulp Fiction was a once-in-a-lifetime movie and Jackie Brown was the work of a mature filmmaker. However, I feel that since Jackie Brown's (relatively) poor reception that Quentin has retreated into fandom. Kill Bill (both parts) was good but there was no reason it couldn't have been one movie. Death Proof was just plain lame. What bothers me is that this is *planned* as two movies, which seems like a ripoff. (yeah, yeah, LOTR, But that was a huge gamble, and Jackson would freely admit that he was pretty lucky that it wwas a hit.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Diminishing returns

    by pimplebutt

    Reservoir, Pulp, Jackie? All good in different ways, albeit all variations on a well-trodden genre. Kill 1 & 2 and Proof? A lot of style, but so little substance. He needs to buck that trend. Here's hoping he embraces narrative quality over kitsch fetishism.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    is adam sandler or eddie murphy still going to be in this?

    by seabiscuits

  • June 19, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The Real MiraJeff...

    by The InSneider

    moniker is no more. I'd like to start my new life on AICN's talkbacks as The InSneider by saying that this announcement is the very definition of cool news!

  • June 19, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    QT redefines self-indulgent.

    by wookie1972

    "I agree, his films are very "self-indulgent". You know who else makes self-indulgent films? David Fincher. Chris Nolan. Paul T. Anderson. Darren Aronofsky. Joel and Ethan Coen. They all have a very trademark style, which is why they are the best." All the people you mention have shown in their movies evidence that they have a life other thatn making movies. The contrast between There Will Be Blood and Death Proof. One was feverish, ham-handed and yes, a little self-indulgent, but featured real adults as characters. The other was just a mess with stunted adolescents playing dressup and rattling the titles of other movies.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Quentin takes The Dirty Dozen and...

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    rips it off like all his other movies. I remember he claimed once he was the first person to use Black suits and Sunglasses. ...and they say M. Night has an ego.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    by wookie1972

    " Jun 19th, 2008 06:34:36 PM One second you say all of his character dialogue in interchangeable and the next you say he must record the conversations he has with his buds and transcribe it into his scripts! Are you an idiot?" Those aren't mutually exclusive. A lot of people have friends who aren't very bright and speak in cliches.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:51 p.m. CST

    No, Specksynder...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...I think you might be the idiot. I obviously didn't imply that he transcribed every single word in a conversation. If anything, he only transcribes his own monologues to which the other characters sit and listen to, perhaps offering a comment or two, but never truly interrupting the verbal torrent. Then another character gets to have a QT monologue, etc. <p> Inter-fucking-changeable.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    QT sucks when he's allowed to be self-indulgent

    by palimpsest

    DOGS works because it's tight (and a Mamet rip-off, amongst the other things it steals from), PULP just plain works, JACKIE BROWN is derivative, but controlled (and has two great performances from Robert Forster and Pam Grier), KILL BILL is a great movie trapped inside two flabby ones, his half of GRINDHOUSE is a TV short expanded, and nothing more. I agree with the TBer who said TRUE ROMANCE is the best thing he's been involved with - that is almost perfect in its own terms. QT needs a collaborator. He needs a Roger Avery or someone, because on his own he's a self-indulgent fuck with too many good ideas and not enough sense to tell them from the bad ideas he has sometimes. I'll watch his movies, because even the duff ones are interesting, but the good ones are good because people worked to make them good, not because QT turned up and they automatically became so.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    ashok

    by wookie1972

    "Quality films in the 1990s are considered "cool". Quality films in the 2000s are considered "lame" and "pretentious". It's a good thing that "Pulp Fiction", "Se7en", and "Fargo" came out in the 1990s, or else you guys would be tearing them to shreds too. After all, any filmmaker who tries to something remotely unique post-1999 is obviously an "egotistical hack". " Nonsense. Those movies are all still great. That doesn't mean their directors can do no wrong. Just because I liked all of those doesn't mean I need to like Death Proof, Panic Room, or Intolerable Cruelty.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    original film

    by simndermot

    I think he has talent but I am kind of getting tired of all the homages to other movies. He has it in him to make some seriously good films but just like Robert Rodriguez, he needs an editor and a producer that isn't a "yes" man. He also needs to realize that all of those films he loves so dearly are not split into two films and full of pretentious chat about culture and whatnot. The premise sounds fun, I hope he can pull it off.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    And QT should make more movies

    by palimpsest

    for someone who proclaims his love for quota quickies and exploitation cinema, he's a lazy cunt.

  • June 19, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    2 Films....UGH!

    by Jabroni

    Quentin is way too much in love with his own words. "Death Proof" was so boring until the car chase began. And Kill Bill in 2 films...really? It was so not necessary. I still never revisited the second one after seeing it in the theatre. This guy needs to learn that people don't want to spend all day listening to people pontiificate about their BS. Just make a great lean 2 hour film. I have no desire to watch a 4 hour B movie. The point to these films that he likes to emulate is the fact that they were so short. QT you should try making a leaner tighter film sometime.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Cool!

    by kungfuhustler84

    So exciting.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    I agree that he needs a good editor...

    by wookie1972

    Not every notion from a director is utter and complete brilliance. Look at Apolcalypse Now. Can anyone truthfully say with a straight face that they prefer the Redux?

  • June 19, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Jackie Brown was pretty damn great...

    by wookie1972

    "thats some borderline Scorcese shit." Well, it was also (more than borderline) Elmore Leonard shit. Quentin has never been much of a reader, but he really needs to consider adapting other people's works. (It really helped PT Anderson) What made Jackie Brown good was the fact that it was about mature human beings. But I think he got scared when it didn't do as well as Pulp Fiction and regressed.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Wow just like Kill Bill!

    by kafka07

    Which Quentin should have learned from because the second film sucked greasy balls.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Can someone tell me?

    by kungfuhustler84

    If Kill Bill is ever gonna be released edited as one film with a buttload of extras? That's the Tarantino movie I wanna see. I got four hours to spare.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Ashok0

    by OptimusCrime

    I was not being serious in the above "lesson on coolness". It was intended as a subtle calling out of DGDB.<P>Anyway, in case he comes back I'll make the points I'd intended to make in response to his rising to the bait.<P>Since he's started filibustering every thread on this site (last three months) he has had strong opinions on every topic. His most recent passion was that "Indy 4 was going to kick our asses".<P>Given that fact, I don't think he should be going so far out on limbs with regard to upcoming projects.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:17 p.m. CST

    KTLA Channel 5!

    by joe90025

    In 80's SoCal before everyone owned a VCR, "the mythical" channel 5 was where I watched stuff like Duel, The Car, The Visitor, Laserblast, The Little Rascals, Popeye cartoons, the Pippi Longstocking movies (Family Film Festival), The Three Stooges......then it became corporate turning into the WB in the 90's and now the CW.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    it's not that he's "crashing and burning"

    by wookie1972

    ... it's that he's giving in to his most annoying tendencies. There is no reason that he can't do this in one movie. BTW, a lot of people talk about why QT hasn't delivered the full-length Kill Bill. For that matter, whatever happened to Kill Bill the novel?

  • June 19, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    CANNOT WAIT

    by biffy88

    Gonna be awesome

  • June 19, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    QT vs. the Coens

    by wookie1972

    "My point was, why is QT making Death Proof equated to him being a crappy hack one-trick pony lousy ouerrate and talentless filmmaker, but the Coen Bros. making lackluster movies like Intolerable Cruelty and Ladykillers are just minor "misfires" from talented directors? " Because the Coens came back with one of their best, and because they are making movies at a phenomenal rate. QT, otoh, squeezes out movies at a snail's pace (no, I don't consider doing one long movie and cutting it into two prolific), which means that each one has bigger import on his career.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    God Dammnit!

    by pencil-man

    I hate this shit-

  • June 19, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Can he just make one good one?

    by Gozu

    He used to be able to do that. At least it'll be better than "Death Proof." Maybe.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    QT has said that he models his career on Kubrick's...

    by wookie1972

    Not that you would notice from his movies, because his style is nothing like Kubrick's. Rather, he claims to admire Kubrick for doing so few movies but doing them right. Well, Billy Wilder squeezed out a ton of movies and most of them were pretty damn good. The idea that you need tons of time between projects is bogus. QT's just lazy.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    QT's head is now completely up his ass...

    by Heckles

    ...maybe he will see Harry in there eating corn.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    please cast Dolph as a Bastard

    by pipergates

    would be awesome to see that guy finally be put to some good use

  • June 19, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Yeesh!

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Whooooooooo nelly! I never knew there was so much QT hate.<p>I sort of enjoyed both Kill Bills and while a lot of Death Proof put me to sleep, I think Kurt Russell put in an Oscar worthy performance. I mean, c'mon, Stuntman Mike is one of the greatest characters of all time and even if that has everything to do with Kurt and nothing to do with Tarantino, I'm still glad we got the movie so we could savor that performance.<p>And then when Death Proof was over Planet Terror came on and that woke me up with it's preposterous mayhem and Rose McGowan's ass and Jeff Fahey's delicious performance.<p>QT is an egotistical prick but at least he has managed to entertain me on a few occasions which is more than I can say for M. Twilight.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    drturing

    by wookie1972

    I think the difference is that PTA never sought out being "cool." Hard Eight (aka Sydney) was as unlike any of the other post-QT indie movies as possible. Boogie Nights had some vaguely QT-esque moments, but only because it shared some of the same territory.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    2 movies...absolutely a bad idea

    by quantize

    I'm surely not the only person the felt Kill Bill was pushing it being split into two films and that a tighter shorter film wouldn't have worked just as well. Death Proof was borderline shit, saved only by the second half..another tedious gab-fest will kill Tarantino's reputation off.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    KTLA...

    by Heckles

    Used to play The Three Stooges on the weekend back in the day. Man I miss that.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    drturing... interesting take on Death Proof

    by wookie1972

    It almost makes me want to see it again - almost. The trouble was that I found the second crew of women just as annoying as the first. I didn't believe for a second, for example, that they had really seen the movies they were talking about... it was like they were literally QT's puppets.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    ashok

    by wookie1972

    " I think 2 movies is a great idea by Ashok0 Jun 19th, 2008 07:35:48 PM IB seriously looks to be THE Star Wars or the LOTR of the 2010s. Imo, the more, the merrier. " If by Star Wars you mean the prequels, you might have a point. As for LOTR, it was 3 movies because there were 3 books, not because of the director's self-love.

  • June 19, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Also, PTA is much better at discovering/getting career performan

    by wookie1972

    He pretty much discovered John C. Reilly and Philip Seymour Hoffman, resurrected Philip Baker Hall's career, and got career bests out of Heather Graham and Mark Wahlberg. (and before you say it, Spike Lee had done great work with Samuel Jackson before QT had him)

  • June 19, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Thank the maker!!

    by jimmay

    I'm relieved to hear some form of verification of what I've long suspected: the insane, ludicrous internet casting rumors of Schwarzenegger and Stallone being in Bastards are just the wishful thinking of clueless morons!!

  • June 19, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    QT... I love ya, man... but

    by Rando Calrisian

    I have enjoyed all of Quentin's work to date. I have them all on DVD, and I watch all of them once in a while. I thought the idea behind Kill Bill as 2 movies was interesting, and Grindhouse was cool in it's own way as a double feature. But Quentin, you've been working on this for years, an you don't think you can construct the Baddest-Assed 3 hr complete movie? <br> <br> This worries me a bit this time. It does seem self indulgent. You were hearalded as the savior of indie cinema in the 90s because of your ability to cut through the BS and present something original. Seems the BS is seeping into this project and no one is going to tell you No. Do not take that cue from Lucas! <br> <br> Keep it concise... 3 hrs is a long freakin movie, but I'd much rather see a tight 3 hr kick ass WW2 flick than have it take the length of WW2 to see the whole freakin' thing. <br> <br> ...don't know why I'm bitching, I'll take it any way I can. But please, reconsider. Give the audience what they really want - a stand alone ball crusher. I know you're reading this, man. Jager Shots??

  • June 19, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    KTLA was the shit!

    by andrew coleman

    I'm so amazed someone brought that up. Now it sucks balls but man I remember when they played kick ass movies.

  • June 19, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Casting choices...

    by Napolean Solo

    Sam Jackson John Travolta Sly Stallone Common Tim Roth Bruce Willis

  • June 19, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    This talkback has more parrots than a Brazillian pet store.

    by jimmay

    One psuedo-intellectual calls Tarantino's films "self-indulgent" and all of a sudden it's like the grand canyon in here; full of echoes, and just as hollow. You want a self-indulgent director? Watch "Mulholland Drive." David Lynch doesn't care whether anyone in the audience has half a clue what's going on, yet his movies are sacred cows. Robert Rodriguez allowed his fucking kid to write the idea for Shark Boy and Lava Girl, . . .his fucking kid. And George Lucas and Steven Spielberg resisted every blatant inkling that they just couldn't recapture the magic to drag the corpse of Indiana Jones out of the dirt for another movie. Now that's self-indulgent. <p> Quentin Tarantino makes movies that, *gasp* dare to have a sense of style, and all of a sudden, he's "self-indulgent." Plato was right: beware the sophists.

  • June 19, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Please no Travolta or Sam Jackson

    by picardsucks

  • June 19, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST

    off topic: The Dolph or Schwarzenegger for Red Skull

    by KongMonkey

    Tarantino's been high on himself ever since people over-hyped Pulp Fiction.

  • June 19, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    QT's cool.

    by themasterofnonsense

    He looks like Frankenstein. Frankenstein rocks!

  • June 19, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Meh...

    by CrazySlasher27

    Can this hack do anything original?

  • June 19, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Hurray!

    by carneguisada

    WAHOO! I hope it's great and gets going soon!

  • June 19, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    YES FUCKING YES!!

    by warsinthesun

    Finally some cool news comes down the pipes.

  • June 19, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Tarantino "Missteps?"

    by IForgotAbout19

    Tarantino has no missteps, Death Proof is as genius as the rest. Can't wait for this. He can make 7 Kill Bills if he wants.

  • June 19, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Death Proof Rules!

    by Mockingbuddha

    This is not a sarcastic post. What the hell is wrong with everybody? Do women that actually talk scare you? The entire movie kicked ass in my opinion. I think QT is right on track. To hell with everybody and do what you want Quentin! Zoe Bell is my hero!

  • June 19, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Pretty clever...an ad disguised as news

    by CerebralAssassin

    How much is AICN getting for this ad?

  • June 19, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST

    jimmay, from a pseudo-intellectual

    by FraDolcino

    Actually, I don't mean to single you out, but you're the last post I read. I also apologize for not remembering how to make paragraphs. I consider all of those directors to be in the same boat. They're all extremely talented (in different ways), but it seems they've succumbed to their whims and - yes - become "self-indulgent". Lynch has always gotten under my skin not because his films are near-impenetrable, but because he seems to have such disdain for his audience. Rodriguez needs to figure out exactly what his goals are, because he seems more preoccupied with being the launching pad for new technologies rather than coherent storytelling. Lucas needs to stop writing and directing and just take his gobs of money and ILM and let new directors try some fun shit. Spielberg's recent track record has been inconsistent at best, save for the unnecessary compulsion to tack on arbitrary happy endings to every film. Quentin's problem lately is that rather than take his talent and create a new/original/unique story, he seems content to make "homage" films to his favorite genres. That's his choice, but it seems like such a waste. Reservoir, Pulp, and Jackie weren't 100% original by any stretch, but they each existed in their own worlds without the need of a lot of clever in-jokes to be fully appreciated. I actually enjoyed both halves of Kill Bill and had hoped that Quentin would work on something with a little more substance now that he had that out of his system. I only recently saw Death Proof and for pretty much every scene without Kurt Russell I was turning to my friend and saying "This movie'd be half-decent if Quentin would stop jerking off". Thieves discussing Madonna for 5 mins was neat the first time. 15 years later and we have stunt girls discussing random flicks or songs for even longer? It's like Quentin is homaging himself! I'm actually a big Tarantino fan and would usually be the only one in my class who would defend him. But his constant rehashing of his passions is getting old. I think the majority of the Quentin-hate on this TB has been out of frustration more than malice. We all would love to see a great QT movie, but instead he just serves up half-baked exploitation films that appeal more to himself than the audience. I don't require "deep art" to enjoy a film, and my tastes run the spectrum: Pasolini, Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, Polanski, Coens, Burton, Argento. But come on, give me something to latch on to. His films now seem like you need pop-up notes to show how each line is peppered with references, and if you don't get them, then it's your loss. Holy shit, this is a long post. Sorry for hijacking the thread, no hard feelings. Just wanted to inject some calm into the fight. Flame on!

  • June 19, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    and in the above list of directors...

    by FraDolcino

    that I like, there are of course huge asterisks with each of them. I'm not a total slobbering fanboy who can't criticize his idols. Except maybe Pasolini....

  • June 19, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    LAME

    by Gungan Slayer

  • June 19, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    I also think that PTA...

    by FraDolcino

    has become less "self-indulgent" (I should do a search to see how many times that phrase has been in this TB). I kinda enjoyed Boogie Nights and Magnolia, but at the same time felt he was trying to channel some kind of weird Scorsese/Altman love-child vibe. TWBB blew my mind and I thought it had a completely different (and I guess, more mature) style. The trailers for Punch Drunk Love never appealed to me, but if it serves as a style-transition film from Magnolia to TWBB then I'll have to check it out.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:04 p.m. CST

    No nudity in Tarantino films. Gay????

    by Missing Dink

    What's with this guy? The modern master of exploitation cinema leaves out one of the greatest exploitive elements from his films. Not one bare tittie in any of his five films. (From Dusk till Dawn doesn't count; wasn't his direction.)

  • June 19, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    jimmay

    by quantize

    fuck that, you're quoting Plato and calling other posters 'pseudo-intellectuals' ? Either that's a weak attempt at irony or you're a tool. Tarantino should take note of the criticisms and lift his game back up. It doesn't excuse him anymore than Lucas.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    FraDolcino

    by jimmay

    Reasoned, supported criticism is never unwelcome, no matter how much I disagree with it. My salvo was mainly targeted against the echo-chamber mentality I was witnessing. There is such a thing as self-indulgence, at least in the excessive sense (all film, all art, is self-indulgent to an extent), but the prevailing attitude here seems to be that anything somebody doesn't like is self-indulgent, because the director didn't personally seek their approval and pursue their direct interests. <p> I recognize Tarantino's flaws, but the fact that he's still influencing Hollywood in a massive way (how many times has the iconic O'Ren Ishii and the crazy 88 march been copied already?), and is still one of the few directors that has an unmistakable style earns him more than a little slack. Consider also that Tarantino is one of the last truly involved directors, writing, directing, overseeing production style, music, etc., he doesn't just shout orders, catch a few takes, and then retire to his trailer to count his checks. . . At least he cares enough about his movies to "self-indulge" in them. <p> I've said it before and I'll say it again, all the people so recently enamored of proclaiming Tarantino a "hack" and "self-indulgent" will be there the day Inglorious Bastards opens, with bells on; because, even if you hate him, at least Tarantino is interesting, which is more than you can say for a strong majority of the other film-makers out there.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Only 20 uses of the phrase "Self-Indulgent"

    by FraDolcino

    Come on gang, you can do better! Three of them are from me!

  • June 19, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Quantize

    by jimmay

    My point beautifully illustrated. The difference between me and the "self-indulgent" and "hack" slur-hurling grade-schoolers in this talkback is that I know what I'm talking about.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    jimmay

    by FraDolcino

    He's definitely more interesting than the standard slop, but then again, I only tend to see 2-4 movies in the theater per year, so I filter out most. True also, that imitation is the best flattery, but just because something has been copied/homaged doesn't mean it's good. Think of the mindless barrage of similarly themed reality shows or cop/law dramas (although, I did really enjoy the crazy 88 march you mentioned). I'm also all for cutting talented artists slack, but slack only goes so far. A few more exploitation love fests and Quentin will truly start to lose his luster. I mean, does he want to be known as the greatest B-Movie director? And does he think that that's a good thing?

  • June 19, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Sounds fooking great

    by Judge Briggs

    Has my money!

  • June 19, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    also...

    by FraDolcino

    I'm enjoying this thoroughly. I'm not trying to convince you of anything, or really even debate, just having a conversation. I was siding with the anti-QT crowd but they kinda degenerated into parroting without explaining their rationale (sorry guys). I was trying to give context. Perhaps tomorrow I'll pick a fight :)

  • June 19, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    In the pure interest of equal time. . .

    by jimmay

    I'll admit I really don't like "Jackie Brown" very much. It's my least favorite Tarantino film. In fact, I have a hard time getting through it.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Leone's 4 hour cut of Once Upon a Time in America

    by FraDolcino

    is self-indulgent as fuck, but I still love it. Double-standard, perhaps. I would love a Quentin war movie, BTW, and I'd sit through a 4-hour one too! But to split into two seems, for lack of a better word, a bit tacky.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Really, jimmay?

    by FraDolcino

    I've often been in the minority for my unabashed love of Jackie Brown, but I wonder, how recently did you see it. I look at it (unoriginal, I know) as his most "mature" film, in that it doesn't feel it needs to be as in-your-face gimmicky as some of his others. Plus if you look at it as the story of two people coming to grips with being middle aged, then the slow pace actually reinforces the theme. Some shots go on much longer than one would think (Sam Jackson putting his gloves on before killing Chris Tucker comes to mind), but I feel they fit the mood perfectly. Plus I think it has one of the best DeNiro rolls of that decade - far funnier than anything he's done in his "comedies". Give it another chance someday. Or not. Doesn't matter in the end.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I doubt that this needs to be a two-parter.

    by kabong

    Learn to cut, QT. Get in late and get out early. <p> A three-disc extended version money-sucker can come later.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Jackie Brown

    by jimmay

    Oh, it's not the pacing. I'm one of those masochistic bastards that actually likes Jim Jarmusch movies. Hell, I've even sat through all three of Gus Van Sant's "death" trilogy (which tried even my patience). And the characters are some of Tarantino's best, quite certainly it is his least derivative and characteristic film. <p> Unfortunately it just doesn't work for me in the end. It seems to dramatically lose steam in the third act. The ending is great (I remember people really hating the long static shot of her driving, but I liked it; a similar idea was pursued in last year's Michael Clayton, the idea of seeing our protagonist anti-climactically just moving on), I just really tend to wander in the lead up to the hand-off at the mall. <p> I agree about DeNiro, though. I absolutely loathe how self-parodying his gangster shtick has become. The "Analyze This" movies sicken me, and the "Fockers/parents" movies aren't much better. But he was great in Jackie Brown. I would say it's probably one of his best roles, one of few in which he doesn't mug terribly.

  • June 19, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    What I Like

    by Dataset

    Is movie geeks making movies. Quentin, Kevin, PTA, Cohens, even Apatow. They know their shit when it comes to the trade. They've done their homework. Once in a while we get a self indulgent crapfest. Barry Lyndon comes to mind. Catch Me if You Can, Dune, Brothers Grimm. Fucking frogs falling from the sky. Talent takes chances. Sometimes a crap movie is a good director's on the job training for a new technique or shooting style or technology. Learn on crap to make better movies in the future. 1492: Conquest of Paradise taught Ridley Scott to open up his lens. Then came Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven. Off topic here, but I watched The Usual Suspects again last night. That movie is poorly shot. Framing is weak and the whole composition is awful. And the editing is bad. My wife kept asking why they keep jumping to the burned guy in the hospital. Yet at the time I liked it. Man, it didn't age well.

  • June 19, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    so this will be a remake?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    of a grindhouse version of "dirty dozen"? - qt lost me at the second half of "death proof"

  • June 19, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    ALRIGHT? ALRIGHT? ALRIGHT? ALRIGHT? ALRIGHT? ALRIGHT?

    by UMAGA

    Harry chomping on QT and RR cock! Sounds like old times!

  • June 19, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I had Channel 5

    by wash

    Tom Motherfucking Hatten. Host of Popeye and Friends and the most kickass weekend movie shows ever.

  • June 19, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I think they call it "editing"

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I love ya Quentin, but you should look into it.

  • June 19, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    It says everything about QT

    by InspectorDoppler

    that he taped an interview of himself for the DVD extras before making the film. He's going to skip right to the press junket next. And I love his movies. When he shuts the fuck up and makes 'em. The one good thing about that Fiona Apple thing he did was it pushed the boundaries of how much explicit masturbation could be shown on prime time basic cable.

  • June 19, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Exactly 1 piece of new info here

    by Mullah Omar

    That this will be 2 films. ALLEGEDLY! <br> <br> CerebralAssassin pegged you - this is an ad, not news. No info on casting, no real plot info, nothing really worth mentioning except that this will be a 2-parter. Lame ad.

  • June 19, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Oh, C'mon!

    by CHEWBLACCA

    Just give us ONE good movie, Quentin. Don't make our asses wait 6 months or more for the whole story. You got away with it on KILL BILL. Don't test our patience again.

  • June 19, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Thinking about watching Death Proof

    by INWOsuxRED

    makes me angry. That movie was the worst kind of bad movie, because it always made you think something good might happen, but nothing ever did. Normally you'd just turn off a movie that bad.

  • June 19, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Death Proof was good. Kill Bill 1 and 2 was awesome. And this...

    by JKrow21

    This I can't wait for.

  • June 19, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    IG1: Inglorious

    by Napoleon Park

  • June 19, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    IG2: Bastards!

    by Napoleon Park

  • June 20, 2008, midnight CST

    Whats the matter? We can have two "world wars"....

    by LHombreSiniestro

    but we can't have two movies about one war called World War 2?!!?!?

  • June 20, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Tarantino should do World War Z

    by ebonic_plague

    I tend to think Quentin disappeared up his own asshole with Kill Bill and hasn't emerged since.

  • June 20, 2008, 12:43 a.m. CST

    danny glovers dickblood

    by Sicuv Uyall

    how did you think of that name? is it something you always wanted to suck off? Kill Bill 2 would also be much more exciting if you were friggin' DEAD, you sonofabitch. you and your right hand discuss among yourselves

  • June 20, 2008, 1:30 a.m. CST

    I will be the guy

    by Quin the Eskimo

    stroking himself in the back.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:51 a.m. CST

    All true artists are self-indulgent

    by comedian_x

    that's how you get personal expressions of art that are unique. If you're not self-indulgent as a filmmaker then you get a "product" that is used to make money and nothing more. <p> This Tarantino hate is mind-boggling; the man makes 4 great films, one of them being an honest-to-god classic (Pulp Fiction) that made a permanent impact on independent film and you can't give him the benefit of the doubt because of Death Proof? <p> You people are insane.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Tarantino is fucking overrated.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Reservoir Dogs = good (and slightly overrated)<p>Pulp Fiction = great (and slightly overrated)<p>Four Rooms (segment) = crap<p>Jackie Brown = fucking boring<p>Kill Bill Vol. 1 = lame (and fucking overrated)<p>Kill Bill Vol. 2 = boring as hell<p>Death Proof = fun (mainly due to Kurt Russell)

  • June 20, 2008, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Split movies suck ass

    by fisheater

    Wtf is wrong with people. Make two fuckin stories, how about that? One movie is one story. The other one can be a spin off or some shit. Still haven't seen KB2 coz although 1st was pretty wicked i don't want to see two seperate parts of the same goddamn film. Its a fucking cheat and Matrix 2/3 is exactly why

  • June 20, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Oh and TRUE ROMANCE is fucking brilliant!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Great direction by Tony Scott, great actors (Walken! Hopper! Gandolfini! Slater! Arquette!) great dialogues (Walken vs. Hopper -- just fantastic!), great editing, great score! I love that movie! <p>I agree that this is (by far) the best flick Tarantino was involved with.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:23 a.m. CST

    YAWN... and its his Self Awareness that faults him now

    by moto

    Yawn. That pretty much sums up this "news". <p> The "hate" isn't hate... it's disappointment in a director that had so much potential, and maybe even still does. <p> RD and Pulp Fiction are cinematic classics. They changed the way films were made, at least certain films. <p> But QT didn't evolve... he devolved. It's not about self indulgence... it's about self awareness. In RD and Pulp, QT had no true status. RD gave him some but as far as true recognition and attention, he had none until after Pulp. So his influences serviced a story. <p> After Jackie Brown, his influences were inserted to service an ego. A big declaration of "Hey buddy, look what I love." Kung Fu theater. Shitty grind house flicks. Look at me. Look at me. It wasn't self indulgence that changed so many people's outlook on QT, it was his self awareness. <p> In BOTH Kill Bill movies, pay attention and see that almost each and every moment is self aware. Blatant "look how cool this character is talking". It's bullshit. It's bad cinema. Now, I won't condemn people for liking Kill Bill and Deathproof. I like plenty of bad movies too. But make no mistake, those movies aren't the cinematic equivalent of RD and Pulp. They don't even come close. <p> Paul Thomas Anderson evolved with There Will Be Blood. He started working on his next project and stopped because he realized he was making the same movie he always did. So he gambled. THAT'S a fucking director. <p> That said, I think QT has the potential to do the same. MAYBE with this new flick. Thank God there'll be no 70s crap. He's done that. <p> But this whole two movie to tell one story means the guy is a loose cannon with too much freedom. Too much freedom usually leads to crap in cinema. Look at Indy 4. Raiders was great because they were working on a small budget early in their careers with plenty to lose. With Indy 4 they had a limitless budget with nothing to lose. <P> So QT, if you're out there... just fucking tell a good story with good characters. Forget about sounding cool. Forget about declaring with your hand down your pants how much you like this or that. Just tell a fucking good story. And don't cheat it by making two movies. There are hundreds of classics that told classic stories within one film. <p> It's chicken shit to do it in two. Show us again how you can work the camera, write the script, and edit a movie that is compelling and risky.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:57 a.m. CST

    Rip off.

    by Boba Fat

    I thought Quentin felt bad about Kill Bill been split to make more money - then Grindhouse gets split - outside the US and probably out of his control. Didn't stop him pimping Deathproof in the UK like it was always intended as a stand alone film and now another two part film / DVD. It better be worth it! but, personally, at this stage Quentin is playing serious catch up .

  • June 20, 2008, 3:13 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for both parts, Quentin ;))))

    by DC Films

  • June 20, 2008, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Grindhouse

    by mulberry

    Was talking to a friend about The Fifth Element the other day, particularly about how Luc Besson said he wrote the story when he was a child. And it shows in the story, its main saving grace is its adult direction and design. To an exent, you could believe the same about the grindhouse films. If The Fifth element was written by a sci-fi-obsessed 10 year old, then Planet Terror was written by a hormonal 13 year old, and Gridhouse by a scuzzy 15 year old. Still, QT did a good job considering he only had one hand free during the filming for doing the actual directing. Rosy Palm & her 5 sisters seemed to be non-stop busy during every single frame he captured.

  • June 20, 2008, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Reservoir Dogs original?

    by SunTzu77

    It's not original... it's called "City on Fire." [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HgbSAL8OKY] Quentin "borrows heavily" from other sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZKgptV4GmQ

  • June 20, 2008, 4:18 a.m. CST

    yay ...

    by t40stunt

    well get a bunch of harden criminals spouting " cool dialog " for about 3 hrs of the 2 films and about 20 minutes of kick assery at the end . death proof anyone ? that movie sucked balls and this might not be any better

  • June 20, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quentin............

    by ChiefRoberts

    for milking us for another pile(s) of shit!!!!!!!!

  • June 20, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I have already seen the script.

    by mrfan

    It starts our fantastic. You see...Sorry. I have to split my posts in two. You will have to wait for the second part another day.

  • June 20, 2008, 4:50 a.m. CST

    CITY OF FIRE...

    by forrestal_was_good

    Was awful. I'm glad Tarantino stole its ideas and made a much better film with them.

  • June 20, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST

    CITY "ON" FIRE...

    by forrestal_was_good

    Sorry. Still an awful film.

  • June 20, 2008, 4:58 a.m. CST

    moto, you made some pretty valid points...

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    ...and I totally agree with you.

  • June 20, 2008, 5 a.m. CST

    CITY ON FIRE is fracking great!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    One of Ringo Lam's best action movies, imho.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST

    I want to see Keitel, Jackson, Roth, Madsen, etc...

    by chien_sale

    And I want this set in Iraq

  • June 20, 2008, 5:20 a.m. CST

    DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD thought you were on your way?

    by Talkbacker with no name

    Now go home and get your fucking shine box!

  • June 20, 2008, 5:25 a.m. CST

    I love Tarantino, and have no problem with this, but...

    by DanielKurland

    You know, there is such a thing as editing.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:26 a.m. CST

    the only misfire in Deathproof was....

    by chien_sale

    ...the long boring conversation between the girls in the restaurent. I wanted to shoot myself.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Word, moto...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...word.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Can't wait...................looks like we'll have to anyway

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Maybe it'll finally get done by the time the nurse has to change my diapers, so I can still enjoy it.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    FUCK EVERYBODY ON THIS TALKBACK!!

    by LaneMyersClassic

    Who is hating on Tarantino. You worthless pieces of shit! Yeah, you've got a right to hate and I 've got a right to say you'd be lucky to suck "Quentin's" balls with the pathetic lives you all have lived. Tarantino has earned the right to do do whatever he fucking wants, not unlike George Lucas. I could bag on that fat fuck, because I don't like the shit he's been up to, but that's another Talkback. Tarantino will be remembered as one of the greatest directors of this time, so you all can butt fuck each other into oblivion. Bitches!

  • June 20, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST

    It's weird...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...there always seem to be certain talkbackers who only show up in QT talkbacks and spew unbridled venom at QT's detractors. Then there's a whole bunch of talkbackers who nobody has ever seen before who show up and do the same thing.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST

    Write, Do Fat Line Of Coke, Write, Smoke Blunt, Write...

    by LaserPants

    Oh fuck it let me just do the coke and smoke the weed, I'll remake this guys movie instead, alright? Okay? Alright? okay? Alright? okay? Alright? <br><br>No, but seriously, I'm sure this is gonna be great. KILL BILL is hand down my fave QT movie. And I, for one, love that QT has just completely and totally embraced the exploitation genre as his thang, as it were. Looking forward to this.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:45 a.m. CST

    QT needs Elmore Leonard

    by m_prevette

    Jackie Brown is QT's best movie, hands down, period, no doubt. Kill Bill was a 90 minute idea stretched into an unforgivable two movies, and two bad ones at that. QT needs to just adapt another Leonard novel. Two freakin movies out of this idea? How freaking self indulgent can he be????? Count me out.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:49 a.m. CST

    LaserPants. Write,Coke,Write,Coke,Write,Coke.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    This is the Paul Schrader method of writing. QT should give that a shot. Can't hurt.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    DocPazuzu

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    People need to just chill out, generally. If you hate QT, great. State your case. Same rules apply for liking him. It's when people think THEY are right flat-out that the pointless arguing starts.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    LaneMyersClassic

    by m_prevette

    WTF are you smokin dude? QT "will be remembered as one of the greatest directors of this time" ....umm....okey dokey. Sorry but there's no way in hell that's gonna happen. Had he not disappeared up his own ass a few years back he might well have been an important director, but - Kill Bill - Death Prooof - he is nailing his own coffin shut. People didn't want Grindhouse, they stayed away in droves, and they won't flock for this either. It's odd his self destruction isn't as newsworthy as M. Night; but both have had their day and both are now fading away.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST

    I love QT but he does seriously need to stop this crap...

    by RockLobster800

    I mean unless this is actually a proper film and not another homagey rehash Ill give it a chance. BUT I have to say after all this...Im not keen. I mean Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are good "proper" films-theyve got their homages but they are at least subtle about them, and they revitalised cinema for the 1990s....but since then he's gone a bit nuts really. Yeah, Kill Bill was fun.part one was at least, but the second only had a few good moments. It was pretty blatant about what it wanted to be and instead of doing anything new or exciting it just....homaged things. Okay Ill give him that one. You get away with that once...I mean the guy deserved a bit of self indulgent fun. Grindhouse was a good idea....but the actual films were pretty iffy, especially Deathproof. And once again, instead of doing anything new it was an injokey, hokey, all over the place love letter to Vantage Point, which was unsubtly rammed down our throats. And it seems that Inglorious Bastards will be the same "tick every box o make it a world war 2 movie" kinda thing, instead of an attempt to make a decent FILM, with characters you care about like...say, Clarence or Mr. White.As fun as Kill Bill was I didnt connect emotionally at ALL and I honestly couldnt tell you a characters name five minutes after Death Proof....but I know Quentin can make these things, he's just started walking down the wrong path-but he can come back. SO for the love of God man, stop reading up on WW2 films and just hammer out your version of it...stop "homaging" other peoples visions and come up with your own! I mean does tarantino want to be remembered as an auteur who didnt really have his own styles or techniques (save tonnes of dialogue) because he just took his favourite director's and threw it back at them?

  • June 20, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    I'd rather eat my own shit

    by Drunken Rage

    than see another ridiculously over-written, poorly edited QT movie. He's a one-hit wonder, living off past fame. His cultural references are anachronisitic, given the movies they are in (remember his scrip-doctor work on "Crimson Tide"?). Still, this is a great idea for a movie-- I just wish it would be written and directed by someone else.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Yeah, QT Should've Just Made Pulp Fiction Over And Over Again

    by LaserPants

    That way you all could complain that he's a one trick pony hack and only makes hipster crime flicks. Basically, the haters hate him because he's doing what you can't and never will be able to do -- make crazy awesome movies.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    A clarification:

    by DocPazuzu

    I earlier stated that most of QT's characters are interchangeable when it comes to dialogue, but I think a more apt description is that it seems like his characters pass around an invisible QT-channeling baton and whoever happens to be holding it immediately starts spouting the same drivel as if they've been possessed by the guy. <p> There is not one instant during Death Proof, for example, that you buy that those women listen to the music they talk about and sing along with or that they've seen, much less appreciate, the films they talk about.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • June 20, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST

    LaneMyersClassic

    by XxSoulFlyxX

    Will be remembered as the greatest of our time? LOL Maybe at putting people to sleep with his un-smart, long ass, has nothing to do with the story dialogues. ZZZZZzzzzz....

  • June 20, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Thought Kill Bill to be flawed

    by moviemaniac-7

    Mostly because of the split in the movies. It would've been a masterpiece if he cut a lot out of it and made it into one movie. I want to see a Quentin Tarantino movie. A real one. No remakes, hommages or book adaptations. A real one.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Not two movies again...

    by Wes_Reviews_

    Seriously. Kill bill was great and all, but it could've easily been one movie and been just as great. Two movies is overkill and just shows that Tarantino needs to come down from his high horse, and eliminate the "filler" and just focus on one complete, concise story. I mean, hell...ANY movie could become two movies. The trick is to finding ways to tell a story and hash out the characters within a 90-minute to 120-minute timeframe (sometimes longer movies work, but more often than not, they are boring). It's a little skill called editing, and it works wonders for all involved. Two movies is overkill, no matter how great the concept or characters are.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:34 a.m. CST

    O FUCK OFF WITH THIS FILM SPLITTING SHIT

    by ODM

    Wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have wait fucking months... bullshit exploitation

  • June 20, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Kill Bill was ruined by a split

    by RealDoubleJ

    A major major MAJOR mistake in revealing Uma had a kid at the end of volume 1 because it ruined any tone in Volume 2. Maybe he'll learn but Deathproof was NOT a promising splattergore film

  • June 20, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Kill Bill would've bombed as one picture

    by Samuel Fulmer

    #1. It would've been a three and a half hour movie postmodernist mess(we saw how well that worked for Grindhouse)..#2.People would've had to sit through the inferior second half...#3.I'm guessing it wouldn't have made more than 40 million tops.

  • June 20, 2008, 7:58 a.m. CST

    Will this include a 30 minute scene

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Where characters talk about who's the hottest Andrews Sister.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    "I want to see a Quentin Tarantino movie"

    by Samuel Fulmer

    We have. His aesthetic is ultra-post-modernism. That's why we have charaters that spend 30 minutes talking about the Vanishing Point, and then they go off and drive the car. It's also why he rehashes old Ennion Morricone film scores instead of commisioning him to do a new one for his film. Tarantino movies exist, because other movies exist. It's similar to De Palma, except De Palma doesn't hit you over the head as much as Tarantino.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Ennio

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Not sure who Ennion is.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    And then Quentin'll make everyone wait....

    by Kid Z

    ... 30 fuckin' years to put out a combined version on DVD/BluRay. Shit, by the time this gets out, there won't be any BluRay discs, we'll all be watching holonovellas on the new BraynQube Quantum Nanovirus System® or some shit.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    I really hope Tarantio's Dialogue goes back

    by Samuel Fulmer

    to his pre-Kill Bill days. I thought with his older films, each of his characters had an individual voice. With Kill-Bill and Death Proof many of the characters sounded like the same person. He's gotten a little Kevin Smithish.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Whole Bloody Affair with

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Chinease Democracy soundtrack...coming soon to VHS. With special interview by George Lucas on how other people have learned to emulate his style of realeasing films on home video.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    GI Bro

    by Samuel Fulmer

    This is the only cut of Inglorious Bastards that I've seen. Is the original version better?

  • June 20, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST

    D.Vader-The Split Movie Syndrome

    by Samuel Fulmer

    The Hobbit and Harry Potter films are based off of books. Inglorious Bastards is based off a 99 minute exploitation film from the 70's. If Tarantino is actually going to add to this movie and make something epic out of it, then it's a wise decision. If instead we are given a couple of really cool action scenes surronded by 30 minute scenes of dialogue about John Wayne, then it's not so good.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Which Given Kill Bill and Death Proof

    by Samuel Fulmer

    That's what will probably happen, unless Tarantino has actually "evolved" as a film talent and isn't so hung up on the "brillance" of his monologues. I swear, his stuff is getting better suited for the theatre than the cinema screen. Like I said in a previous post, he's got the Kevin Smith syndrome really bad.

  • June 20, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST

    Dark of the Sun

    by kafka07

    (aka The Mercenaries) does anyone know if this great film is on dvd yet?? And if it isn't then why the hell not? (Not to be mistaken for the horrible Dark Side of the Sun starring Brad Pitt.)

  • June 20, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Q needs a muva fucking foot massage from lady reality

    by ODM

    Enough pot-induced bullshit already!

  • June 20, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    I'll enjoy anything

    by Series7

    QT does, even if I don't really like it. He admits that he made enough money from Pulp to never have to work again. So I like knowing that any movie he makes is because he wants to, not because Garfield needs another sequel. I hope one day he gets bitten buy the comic book movie bug, I'm thinking Too Much Coffee Man the movie?

  • June 20, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Oh but also

    by Series7

    I think Clint should tell QT to shut his face, becuase Clint just did the split war movie.

  • June 20, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I just want it to be less "tarantino"

    by messi

    they don't even feel like films, just a cohesion of shots and scenes, not that i'm complaining but i'd like to see a movie he makes where it feels like a movie and not something put together by quentin tarantino.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    And this talk backs most unwarranted and unrelated attack goes t

    by crashbarbarian

    DannyGlovers_Dickblood! A Chris Nolan attack. This is why i love AICN.. because everyone can hate anyone for no reason, and in any talkback. Chris Nolan, for real?

  • June 20, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Hating QT?!

    by kataklysmic

  • June 20, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Still too early to tell, IMO

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    I'm not exactly shit-thrilled about the 2-part-er aspect of this. <p> Since Jackie Brown, I've believed that QT occassionally needed to be intoduced to a somewhat voracious and intractable editor. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy (most of) his stuff but I can see how people might be given to calling it self-indulgent at times. <p> Also, _Dickblood, I'm really not trying to chase you from TB to TB and start shit with you, but you've hated all of Tarantino's movies except for From Dusk Til Dawn & True Romance? Are you fucking kidding me? I'm incredulous here because I can't imagine anyone in their right fucking mind hating on Resevoir Dogs and then trying to say they think FDTD is a better movie. Personally, I wanted to press eject and shit on the VHS right after Salma Hayek's transformation and I still don't think I would have missed anything. As far as True Romance goes, it would have been a great, great movie - had it been handled by anyone other than Tony Scott. <p> Again, just my opinion.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    May I throw a theory out there...

    by ZoeFan

    This whole 2 movie thing is completley the child of The Weinsteins. While I completely believe the rumors of IB being around the 300-page level at some point in the writing process. I also would say that's what any competant writer should have if they were writing the same thing for 6 years. I also believe any competant writer could trim their 300-pager into a 180-pager. But instead, the Weinsteins...being the Weinsteins are much more happy with 2 110-minute films instead of one 3-hour film. And therefore giving us 40-minutes of stuff that should have been cut out. And thus giving us 2 movies with less quality than one 180-minute cut down film would give us.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Speaking of The Weinsteins and QT...

    by ZoeFan

    Whatever happened to Killshot?

  • June 20, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    FREE XIPHOS!

    by toadkillerdog

    Free him!

  • June 20, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    "there was some nice photography in Kill Bill"

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Thanks to Oliver Stone's old DP/frequent Scorsese collaborator Robert Richardson. Kill Bill has a definite Richardson circa JFK to U-Turn era look to it.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:35 a.m. CST

    You're right DGDB

    by Samuel Fulmer

    The blocking was straight out of a stage play though.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I loved the original

    by macgruder

    But my bootleg dvd of it could use some sprucing up. I had no idea this was coming to dvd, with a 3 disc set nonetheless. I'm gonna have to pre-order this one.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Pinkville

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I remember reading that Stone/Richardson were going to do that together. I think it got pushed back/possibly canned for Dubya. The funny part about their parting (which I believe was mentioned in American Cinematographer) was that Richardson didn't want to DP Any Given Sunday because he doesn't like football. I think Stone said Richardson was more of a Baseball guy, which makes sense because he was the DP for Eight Men Out.

  • June 20, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    It's not cool to bash Tarantino...

    by torres09

    Any bashing he's getting is well deserved. I fully admit I loved his early films and I'm including Natural born Killers, True Romance and From dusk till Dawn which has his stamp all over them. In addition to the films he has actually directed including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and kill Bill. Why he deserves the hate he's getting is because kill Bill was never meant to be two movies. He screwed his fans over by making kill Bill into two distinct films. While I like the second part of kill Bill it's hardly a satisfying conclusion and so much could be edited out and improved on. Then there's the real fall from grace "death proof" an abomination to cinema, made all the worse knowing what a talented writer director Tarantino was. The thing of it is that most directors make their best movies in their early years. They have seen what's come before them and bring an energy, a hunger, something new. Tarantino did that, perhaps improving on certain other films he "remade". Now as has been mentioned he's just a publicity whore keeping his name in circulation. Always bringing up films he's going to make and rarely make them happen. Hopefully he'll realise he's got old and no longer has that "cool" factor. Perhaps then he can start making proper films like Pulp Fiction? Or perhaps he no longer has any new ideas and should let other writers write the scripts while he directs?

  • June 20, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST

    "Bastard Battalion" skit on SNL back in the late 80s

    by Tacom

    I remember this skit they had on SNL when Danny Devito hosted back in the late 80s. It was a spoof of WWII adventure movies and it had people always saying lines with the word 'bastard' in it. There's a transcript at: http://snltranscripts.jt.org/88/88gbastard.phtml

  • June 20, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    torres09...

    by ZoeFan

    Kill Bill being 2 movies wasn't QT's choice...It's was the Weinstein's.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by DocPazuzu

    That's a preposterous accusation. The reason I said those "women" is because virtually every person holding the Official QT Channeling Baton (TM) in Death Proof WAS a woman. My point is that pretty much every single main character in a QT film sounds exactly like QT. In Death Proof it just happened to be women. <p> Try again. Try harder.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Ha Ha Ha Ha!

    by Knuckleduster

    They actually want us to believe it's being split because of artistic reasons? Bullshit. The Weinsteins are desperate to make money, and Tarantino isn't exactly a sure thing these days. God, why don't they just split every movie they make. They've already done it with Kill Bill and Grindhouse. Hell, even The Hobbit and the last Harry Potter movie are being split in two. It's a lame excuse to cash in, and they get away with it because we fall for it every time. <p> I'm looking forward to Inglorious Bastards, but this split-in-two thing is bullshit.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Death Proof

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Had one of the best fucking car chases ever. Granted, after sitting thru 45 minutes of stretched out dialogue, it was a great payoff. But still, Tarantino can do action better than a lot of directors. Self-indulgence is a big trademark in all his movies. Just because most of you wanna be filmmakers out there can't get ONE WORD of your dialogue read by any studios out there, doesn't mean you should be haters. What I'm trying to basically say is DannyGlovers Dickblood is a big hairy testicle licker.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Yeah

    by Cobbio

    Whether it's one or two films, I'm looking forward to this. I like Quentin, though I'm not a suckup. This sounds like it could be a departure from what we've seen of him before, and I'll be interested to see how he handles "war" scenes.<p>

  • June 20, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    DannyGlovers Dickblood is a big hairy testicle licker.

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Just forget the last post and read this one. Straight to the point, just like the penis of DannyGlover Dickblood's dad in his son's ass.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Tim Burton my ass....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    you ever see Planet of the Apes? Batman Returns? That's pretty much the examples.. his other movies were pretty cool. Oh, and shut the fuck up, DannyGlovers Dickblood.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    FDTD

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Fair enough for FDTD, I guess fun is an ok description, in the same sense that I like a shitload of movies that aren't technically "good" in any way. <p> I suppose that that is precisely what T & R were going for with that movie, in a pre-Grindhouse way, but I've always harbored some ill will toward Dusk and I can sum it up in two words that mean much to me, and hopefully I can explain them in a way that will make sense to anyone else and not just make me sound like an ass - dancing extras. <p> In any action scene in a genre movie, specifically a 'hand-to-hand combat' scene, you have your protagonist(s) and the adversaries they are immediately combatting. Then, just behind or around them, a group of costumed extras, just dicking around making goofy faces, instead of, you know, presenting an immediate threat. I hate that shit and FDTD is full of it! <p> Petty grievance? Yep. Do I care? Nope.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    DannyGlover's Dickblood:Kill Bill was a waste of my fucking oxyg

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Than I can't wait for Kill Bill Volumes 3-20 if you choke and die. Rambo is your best example of a good action film? What are you, 10 years old?? Did you let Stallone spooge all over your face?? Lick it up, Rambo boy, lick... it... up.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Don't let QT tell you what is and isn't cool cinema.

    by Sicuv Uyall

    DannyGlover's Dickblood is right! You know what cool cinema would be? Watching a donkey get his dick sucked by DannyGlover's Dickblood and then sodomize him. That would be totally COOOL EXPLOITATION!! I'm not trying to tell you Talkbackers what cool cinema is, but wouldn't that be FUCKING COOOOOOL?? What do you all think?

  • June 20, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I'm also a Stallone fan...

    by Sicuv Uyall

    You're the disease, and i'm the cure

  • June 20, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Dickblood

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    I'm pretty sure there were other fans of exploitation-style films before QT and others made it buzz-worthy and middle-America-acceptable. I'm also pretty sure that it was probably a term levered by critics in at the filmmakers most accused of perpetuating it. <p> Of course, I'm way too lazy to back this up with fact so take it accordingly. <p> However, I was pretty annoyed by the "grindhouse" bullshit myself, considering that I hadn't ever heard anyone use the location as a descriptor in that way before T & R did so. It was always just exploitation and slasher and blah blah blah for me. I mean, my cherry-breaker in that way was Charles Kaufman's Mother's Day, at the Blue Sky Drive-In, circa 1980, but did you catch me going around for the rest of my life calling anything even vaguely similar "Drive-In-style movies" like it's actually a recognized genre? I say thee nay.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Still haven't seen Death Proof or Planet Terror.

    by Knuckleduster

    I was promised the full Grindhouse experience, and I'm not watching either of those films until I get to see the whole damn thing the way it was intended in the first place, fake trailers and all. <p> But it will probably take years before we finally get that Grindhouse DVD. Still waiting for the complete Kill Bill.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    What a novel notion?

    by gummo_local

    "He's decided to write the characters with no specific actor in mind. To allow the character to be everything that character can be and to actually find an actor to become that character." Ummm, don't (or at least shouldn't) all writers write like that? Gimme a break Harry, you're stretching it with that one.

  • June 20, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Guns, boobs and beer

    by Abominable Snowcone

    BASTARD CANNIBALS WITH GUNS

  • June 20, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    QUENTIN TATANTINO AND THE INGLORIOUS FOOT FETISH!

    by Rickey Henderson

    (OF DOOM!)

  • June 20, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Ashok0...re: Fincher. Nolan. Anderson. Aronofsky. Coen

    by Executor

    With the possible exception of Aronofsky (who just doesn't have enough films to his resume) all of those directors have grown as artists and filmmakers while retaining their unique style. Their films are still relevant and exciting: Zodiac, Benjamin Button, Dark Knight, Prestige, There Will Be Blood, No Country. Meanwhile, Tarantino peaked back with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs...started taking a step toward adult filmmaking with Jackie Brown...then returned to become a solid and yes, self-indulgent, B-movie exploitation genre director.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Problem with Kill Bill?

    by Darth Macchio

    Uma Thurman. I never bought her as 'the most dangerous woman on the planet'. Not even a little bit. Although I must admit to bias, I think she is ostrich-fuck-ugly and that interminable yack zoom on her hideous man-feet made me want to tear out my eyes with cinnamon toothpicks and replace them with hard-boiled eggs.<p>The teenage asian schoolgirl killer was far more believable as a badass than any of Bill's girls...Viveca Fox? Really? Are you fucking kidding? She's the male equivalent of a fucking dork. Lucy Liu? Well, she's so crazy beautiful and hot that she can be whatever she wants..altho she was far more a believable badass in her limited screen-time in the theatrical version of 'Payback'.<p>Jackie Brown was boring. True Romance is genius. Pulp Fiction is also excellent but after that? Haven't seen Death Proof so can't say but QT isn't as much a 'zeitgeist' of cinema as he thinks. But this isn't new is it?

  • June 20, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Knuckleduster

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    If you're averse to the torrents for any reason, but have expanded cable, Starz has been playing the complete film, faux trailers & all. <p> As far as DVD release, Japan's already got it, all 6 discs of it, but I guess there's still no domestic release date. And yeah, I'm still waiting for the unedited Kill Bill release (coincidentally, also available in denomination of yen). <p> Regionless players FTW!

  • June 20, 2008, 2:32 p.m. CST

    QT's heart was broken after Jackie Brown.

    by GQtaste

    He made an adult film and the hipster, younger demographic didn't' respond to it like he thought it would. This crushed him. I happen to think it's a great film. Deniro, Fonda, Gier, Foster, Sam, Micheal Keaton all turn in great performances and don't forget about Chris Tucker, which happens to be the last time he's done any valuable work. I can't say it's his best when Pulp changed the way people looked at films. And this is a guy that saw Res. Dogs in '92. And I can't put it over RD's too. Even though it's a rough copy of from an Asian film. I"ll just say that Jackie BRown was different than anything in his repertoire thus far. And like I said at the beginning it's his most mature film. And I love that he went in that direction.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    First DARK KNIGHT review!

    by cinemixtape.com

    http://tinyurl.com/4qsebh

  • June 20, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    gummo_local

    by finky089

    Harry was being sarcastic.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque

    by Rickey Henderson

    Care to cut & paste? Rickey's work filters block that site...

  • June 20, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Kid Idioteque

    by Rickey Henderson

    Care to cut & paste? Rickey's work filters block that site...

  • June 20, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    re: rickey

    by cinemixtape.com

    It's not actually a review. I'm being an ass. I wish I did have a review. I'm fucking sick of waiting.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    damn you to hell!

    by Rickey Henderson

    Rickey is profoundly unamused!

  • June 20, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    IBINO!!! IBINO!!!! IBINO!!!!

    by bobjustbob

    Yep. I've got nothin'.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I Loved Death Proof

    by grungies

    And Jackie Brown is arguably Quentin's best film. Haters of both be damned. I don't know whether this is a gimmick or an artistic choice. All I know is that I'm always game for more Tarantino!

  • June 20, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    @ GQtaste RE: Jackie Brown

    by FatherMcGruderKicksAssForTheLord

    Having just re-watched it the other night, I can confidantly say that I enjoyed it, I think it's a good movie, all the cast performs well - but - I stand by the assertion that someone needed to have the balls to stand up and suggest a bit more editing.

  • June 20, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    GQtaste...

    by ZoeFan

    You're right on. Jackie Brown is his most adult film to date, yet the kids generally refer to it as boring. Go figure!

  • June 20, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Dark Knight review

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    A Weezer video doesn't make much of a punchline, dude.

  • June 20, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    Can Sam Jackson NOT . . .

    by WX1

    . . . be in this one? I mean, Christ (whom he'd probably LOVE to play, too) already, bruddah gotta be in EVERY action film or something? Agree with Picardsucks, there.

  • June 20, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Tarantino

    by SunTzu77

    I wish him the best. I ran into him once at a Premiere Magazine party and the skanks were really over him...they looked like reject Korn fans with blonde dreadlocks, etc. He had the gift of gab and was high as a kite. I think we forget though that Roger Avary contributed greatly to Pulp Fiction and True Romance. From what I've been told Tarantino borrowed heavily for True Romance from a script entitled Open Road that they worked on together. I loved True Romance...Gary Oldman is my favorite actor.

  • June 20, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Robert Richardson

    by SunTzu77

    opted to work on Shutter Island with Scorsese I believe. Master DP. I'm interested in seeing the film. Scorsese...Richardson...book by Lehane... should be interesting.

  • June 20, 2008, 4:04 p.m. CST

    Oh sweet jesus....

    by Darth Macchio

    ...more "adults" or "Geniuses" who are the only ones who get a film and thus the rest of us are jackasses.<p>It's fucking simple: did you like it? Yes? That's fucking awesome!!!<p>Did I like it? No. That's fucking awesome too!<p>Why is that confusing to you? Why can't you just let it go and realize that some people like shit and some don't and smart or fucking whatever doesn't have dick to do with it?<p>What's next...where's my full length feature film? My screenplay being made into a widely released movie? I can't find one of QT's films boring without 'not getting it'? Bollocks on you Captain Pretentious! This is the same fucking excuse everybody uses to defend their opinions on movies. Notice how those who found it boring didn't castigate you? (i didnt anyway). Yeah...so who you trying to convince it was an 'adult film' eh? Me or you?<p>And plus, an "adult film"? As opposed to what? A children's film? Or do you mean to imply Pulp fiction was targeted for teenagers? Uh huh, right.<p>Oh and I forgot RD which is a fucking crazy movie and has one of my favorite all time Kietel lines "Toby Won? Toby chan...fucking Charlie Chan??". Classic.

  • June 20, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Spazatronic 2000

    by themasterofnonsense

    Awesome! Thanks for the info! Cold Cut Combo here I come!

  • June 20, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Most of yall' dumb motherfuckers totally missed the point of Dea

    by Engelhast

    Bunch of know nothing children in here claiming to know what they hell they are talking about and passing themselves off as movie aficionado’s. Got news for you punks…you don’t know jack shit. You really can’t critic a movie for being bad until you understand and learn what bad is. This flick was done in homage to the great and truly horrible grind house flicks Quentin and many of us grew up on. Movies that were in their own right nothing to brag about technically but are also impossibly entertaining beyond what they should be. Is the writing and dialog in Death Proof over the top? Hell yes. Is most of the shots and situations only there for no reason other than to be cool? Hell yes. That movie is 100% awful in the way Quentin wanted it to be. I swear to god if a movie does not have the pre-requisite number of action beats and punch lines per hour of celluloid and passed fast enough to keep the MTV hypnotized kids of today awake they don’t understand it and if they don’t understand they dismiss it as gay and stupid.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Darth Macchio

    by bobjustbob

    Well said (and colorfully too.) Film opinions are subjective. Period.

  • June 20, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST

    BURT GUMMER should be an INGLORIOUS BASTARD

    by finky089

    you know it's true, you graboid wankers.

  • June 20, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    this will never happen

    by Jack D. Ripper

    this movie will never got shot. he's been talking about it forever...and nothing's happened. It's like when Homer wanted to go to the mall and visit Mr. T. I'll go a little later, I'll go a little later...

  • June 21, 2008, 4:03 a.m. CST

    I Never Thought

    by dogstar69

    I'd ever enter a talkback just to bad mouth, but this is unbelievable, Tarantinos star has definately dulled with this news. After the awewomeness of kill bill pt1, pt2 was just a long boring pointless mess, and don't get me onto Death Proof, contrary to the above, even with the presence of Kurt Russell, this was just a movie of Tarantino checking out how much he can get away with. but 2 films AGAIN, c'mon, exploitation movies only need to be one (short) movie, if the first ones a hit, great, make a sequel, but when have 2 films worked, Pirates, nope. Matrix, nope, maybe Back to the Future, but still. Quentin, if you're reading this talkback, please, stop over ripping off films you like, why can't screen writers be sued for plagerism?. A pointless rant you'll agree, but fuck, this shit pisses me off, as well as pissing on your fans good will

  • June 21, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Samuel Fulner

    by kungfuhustler84

    You are the first cat I have ver seen who believed the second half of Kill bill was inferior. Can I ask your reasoning behind that. Just curious. I respect your opinion, but to be honest, it is a bit baffling.

  • June 21, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST

    and Executor

    by kungfuhustler84

    Benjamin button isn't even out yet. Or have you seen it? What the fuck dude? It's pretty weak to make an argument about good movies with one of your examples being a movie that is months away from release. A minute long film teaser does not really constitute a full opinion on an entire film.

  • June 21, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    M-O-M

    by DocPazuzu

    Self-Indulgent = "indulging one's own desires, passions, whims, etc., esp. without restraint." (www.dictionary.com) <p> "Excessive indulgence of one's own appetites and desires." (American Heritage Dictionary) <p> "Indulgence of one's appetites, desires, or inclinations; -- the opposite of self-restraint, and self-denial." (www.selfknowledge.com) <p> As usual, M-O-M, you fail at the English language, for as you can clearly see, your definition is completely off-base whereas the true meaning of the term more than adequately fits Mr. Tarantino like a glove. <p> I'm not surprised regarding your views of QT as you are without question the talkbacker with the easily most predictable taste in films who has ever deigned to post on AICN. <p> You're also a well-known, tremendous hypocrite and an arrogant, condescending asshole.

  • June 21, 2008, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Two movies?

    by Gluecifer

    Great! I'll save my money twice! Hey, Quentin, we're in 2008! You just can't do a 60's or 70's movie anymore...unless you get a fucking time machine, douchebag! P.S.: Fuck you, Quentin Tarantino, Luc Be$$on, George Luca$$, Ryuhei Kitamura, etc.

  • June 21, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    tarantino is a lord of film

    by lucky slevin

    and you buttsex addicts are lords of cock

  • June 21, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Make A Movie That Isn't About A Movie

    by Buzz Maverik

  • June 21, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    deathproofs first half was pretty good...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i "got it" - as a drive-in movie homage it worked - the second half felt very self-aware and forced - like everyone on screen was in on the joke - i didnt buy it for a second - the dialog coming out of those girls in the diner sounded like a bad line reading at an audition - it also buged me that these were all holloywood assholes - i guess these types (qt included) see themselves as very bad-ass under the right circumstances (like being chased by a psycho in a muscle car) - they deserved a worse fate than victim group #1

  • June 21, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    the "italian vogue" scene

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    was a pain - like the rave in matrix 2 - who was that supposed to appeal too? - a whole segment about the local selling the car wouldve been more interesting

  • June 21, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    I wish tarantino would do a "modern" film

    by INWOsuxRED

    and Lucas would do a 70s type movie with no cgi, stunts or fx of any kind.

  • June 22, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see both Tarantino and Shyamalan...

    by Knuckleduster

    ... direct someone else's script. It would be interesting to see each of them make a straightforward and non-gimmicky movie.

  • June 23, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    memories

    by Lost Jarv

    Prick. <p>That is all

  • June 23, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Kill Bill V.2

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I didn't like it because it was too talky (In a Death Proof un-interesting dialogue goes nowhere sort of way), and the last 30 minutes were too Apocalypse Now (we get to meet this mysterious character, but he gets killed fairly easily), but spending 30 minutes with Brando/Sheen is a lot better than spending 30 minutes with Uma Thurman and David Carradine. I think if they would've origninally kept v.1/v.2 as one film, that the last part would've turned auidences off (especially having to sit through a three hour movie), and the film would've done worse. Having v.1 be the action packed one helped lure people in to v.2. Now don't get me wrong, I love well written dialogue, but I didn't like v.2 because it was dialogue heavy, and the dialogue wasn't good enough to let the film coast on that alone.