Harry talks to Quentin Tarantino about KILL BILL, GLORIOUS BASTARDS and QTV!!!
Hey folks, Harry here... Just got off the phone with Tarantino, where we had a multi-hour geek out about films, talked about his upcoming back to back original from the hand of Quentin epics and well.. just shot the shit so to say...
Ok, first off you should know that the phone that records conversations died on me, so I was left with paper and my memory, so this isn't as fully detailed as I hoped, but hey... I've got the skinny on what's going on...
First off, KILL BILL is Quentin's GRINDHOUSE movie... "It's 30 years of Grindhouse Movie Going Squeezed in A Duck Press!" Now what is a Grindhouse movie you ask? It is pure exploitation joy... Kung Fu, Sex, Revenge, Murder, Blood Gorged Frames, Fast Cars, Fast Women, and a pumping pulsing soundtrack that makes your dick or nipples hard. Grindhouse filmmaking was low budget HIGH THRILLS, and Quentin is aiming to make the EPIC of the Genre.
Now, is Quentin recasting? First off he's been delighted about the rumors online and in press. When that Lucy Liu rumor hit he nearly pissed himself laughing. He has written a small role for Lucy Liu, specifically for her in the film. He went to dinner with her, read her the scene, and he figures someone saw him and figured... Lucy Liu is replacing Uma... Wrong he says. He also said that Lucy hasn't accepted yet, hasn't signed yet, but hopes she will.
As for Uma? Well, KILL BILL was a project that Quentin came up with to work with Uma again, during PULP FICTION. He and Uma went out and hung out on the set and restaurants and would talk about the idea. It was to be the ultimate revenge flick, the ultimate Grindhouse film. And it was Uma's idea to make her character.... 'THE BRIDE' because she thought it would look best to see her bloodied up in a... well as Billy Idol would say, "A WHITE WEDDINNNNNGGG DRESSSSS!"
Now, Quentin told me that he was running about with PULP FICTION hitting festivals and such, and was tinkering with the ideas for KILL BILL... He went to Stockholm and wrote 30 pages, he was really really into the script, but it came time to shoot FOUR ROOMS... "Yet another reason to hate 4 ROOMS," he said laughing... He was very excited about the idea of making his GRINDHOUSE film... but that's when Robert Rodriguez read FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and wanted to make that, and sine that was a 'Grindhouse-type' of film, Quentin didn't want to make two in a row. So he did JACKIE BROWN... Setting KILL BILL down figuring that he'd get back to it, "It's not like I was going anywhere."
Well after JACKIE BROWN he got interested in the idea of doing Guys on a Mission War Flick (aka GLORIOUS BASTARDS). For 6 months after JACKIE BROWN he started doing research for the film... living in the war history books. He then spent nearly a year (I think that's what he said, may have been a year and a half) writing GLORIOUS BASTARDS when he bumped back into Uma and she got him fired up to do KILL BILL again. He felt that it was time to make one for the fans and, "KILL BILL is one for the fans!" He hatched the plan to do 2 films back to back. Back to Back epics. KILL BILL and GLORIOUS BASTARDS. So he set out to finish both scripts and then go at it... back to back. Folks want him making films... Well he'd give them 2 in a row.
Well, it looked like KILL BILL was getting finished first, so he decided it was time to shoot... when he learns UMA was pregnant at Cannes this year. Suddenly, "It was like God was saying, 'remember that idea of finishing two scripts and going back to back? That was my idea, and it was a good idea, and you're doing it!' So that's what we're going to do!"
Quentin finished KILL BILL 2 weeks ago, and a few of his friends have read it. He's taking August off... vacation, come down to Austin to do his festival... recharge the batteries. Then he'll finish the War Script around mid-November. Uma's gonna have her baby. By March of next year, his actresses (many of them) will begin major combat training... SAMURAI, KUNG FU and a whole slew of special stuff he has planned. They'll start shooting in June. Finish the film. He'll be taking the movie out to festivals like he did with PULP FICTION... meaning he'll probably be taking it to CANNES, VENICE, etc... the same places he took PULP most likely. While he's doing that Lawrence Bender will be prepping and location scouting and pre-production on GLORIOUS BASTARDS. By late that Summer/Beginning of the Fall… he’ll begin shooting GLORIOUS BASTARDS, during which he’ll have to take a week off to do talk shows and such to promote KILL BILL. And he’ll finish GLORIOUS BASTARDS by the end of 2003.
So that’s the plan. KILL BILL will be shot in Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, Texas, Los Angeles… all over. As apparently ‘The Bride’ will be going from place to place for some undisclosed reason, but I’m sure it has something to do with exacting revenge and kicking ass.
At this point I asked Quentin about the Universes that his films take place in. To which Quentin broke it down like so…
JACKIE BROWN takes place in Elmore Leonard’s Universe… not his.
TRUE ROMANCE, RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION take place in Quentin Universe #1. This universe is REALER THAN REAL.
Meanwhile: His original NATURAL BORN KILLERS script and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN take place in Quentin Universe #2 which is the MOVIE MOVIE universe.
Now according to Quentin, there are specific rules that govern these two Universes of his. For example… Characters from Universe #1 cannot venture into Universe #2, but say Mr Blonde can appear in Pulp Fiction, and Clarence could appear in Res Dogs, but Vincent Vega could never meet the Gecko Brothers or Mickey and Mallory. And in Universe #2 those characters can’t venture into Universe #1, but can go between the films in their universe. Why is this important?
Well, KILL BILL takes place in the MOVIE MOVIE universe… where it is possible that Mickey and Mallory could exist… or the Gecko Brothers. BUT, also in the Movie Movie universe, characters from other movies… folks like BILLY JACK or SHAFT… well they exist in the Movie Movie universe as well. So if Quentin wanted Bruce Lee’s Chen Zhen from FIST OF FURY to appear in KILL BILL… then Chen Zhen could appear, not that Chen Zhen will appear… but it is within the realm of possibility.
GLORIOUS BASTARDS is in Universe #1, the REALER THAN REAL universe, but due to it being set in World War 2, I’d bet money that we won’t see Mr White here. But perhaps his granddad… hehehe…
Quentin then states that there is only ONE character in his Universe that can disobey these rules and that is THE WOLF. THE WOLF can go between the universes because while he exists in the REALER THAN REAL universe… He’s a MOVIE MOVIE character that just exists in reality. And I do not know if he’s in KILL BILL, but I think it odd that he point this out… unless it is possible.
Now, the characters in Universe #1… if they were to go see a movie… They would see the movies of Universe #2.
Next Quentin and I talked about the films for QT5… a top secret list, that well… by god, it’s going to be quite something. The most interesting aspect of it all is that Quentin is going to show a couple of flicks that some would think uncharacteristic of him. In a way, the festival is a preview of KILL BILL… the underlying theme across all other themes is REVENGE.. Revenge in Westerns, Sci Fi, Kung Fu, Good Ol Boys, Sex-n-Violence, and Italian Crime… REVENGE is the order of business. And folks… this year’s fest also has a heavy Hong Kong flavor, both modern and of yesteryear…
I will say this… Quentin is quite giddy about these next two films. The first two films he’s written exclusively for the screen not from pre-existing material since PULP FICTION. He feels the scripts have been a long time coming but "They have been worth it!" He knows that the scripts will most likely leak out onto the Internet, but he feels… Like with Sam Hamm’s fantastic BATMAN script, "Everyone I knew had that script a year and a half before the film came out, and we all went to the film and were pissed that it wasn’t the movie we read. Well, KILL BILL is that movie that you wished you were going to see. It’s that cool script that stays a cool film!"
Folks… Uma’s pregnancy has delayed things a bit, but by the time 2003 hits, we’ll see one new Quentin film, and a second will be in the can, awaiting post-production for release 2004. He’s taken his time and feels he has something very special for film goers. And he wanted all of you to know it first!
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Aug. 10, 2001, 9:10 p.m. CST
Why doesn't the big QT write in other formats? Is he stuck on the movie medium exclusively? write write write! hmmf. multiple mediums. Don't be stingy with your love! ... Looks like in the few short years that have passed i've mutated from a tarantino fanboy to a kevin smith fanboy (but i doubt i'm alone on this one). ... But i don't feel guilty for hoping tarantino will try to one day throw all his characters together into one fanboy wetdream (in each of the "realities"). "Clarence and Alabama go to Can Cun," crash into seth gecko at the bank, and run in fear from mickey and mallory while "the bride" kills the wolf in some ritzy motel. fingers crossed (or something like that).
Aug. 10, 2001, 9:26 p.m. CST
Aaaahhhhh fuck it. The film titles alone will drive me until then.
Aug. 10, 2001, 9:51 p.m. CST
I become a weepy little girl at just about any news point toward new Tarantino movies. It is like when I was little two weeks before Christmas and wanted just to sleep and be woken up on the day to avoid the pain of waiting. And two or more years! Ack!
Aug. 10, 2001, 10 p.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
Like Kevin Smith's Viewaskewniverse, or John Hughes' Shermerverse. Quentin is too smart to actually have Clarence Worley show up with Vince Vega, but it's cool that supporting characters like Drexl Spivey or Marsellus Wallace or Bonnie are mentioned in different movies. Also, revenge is a good theme. Everyone can relate to revenge, like Paul Schrader said. Finally: QT is right about Sam Hamm's BATMAN script. Ordinarily, I hate reading scripts. Most scripts are terrible reads. Hamm's script is a big exception, far better than the movie. Another exception is W.D. Richter's rewrite of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. I love BTILC, but the screenplay was even greater than the movie. Also, everything by Shane Black reads far better than the movies.
Aug. 10, 2001, 10:06 p.m. CST
All others are pretenders. This man owns the damn throne. Thanks for the little slice o heaven Harry.
Aug. 10, 2001, 10:22 p.m. CST
I live in only a single Universe, and in it there are no current QT movies. In the universe I live in, a director/writer/producer without any movies is mostly forgotten. Sad but true. I have heard he drinks gourmet coffee.
Aug. 10, 2001, 10:33 p.m. CST
by Easy Rider
Does it stink to have to wait even longer for another QT movie, especially since Kill Bill will open NINE YEARS after Pulp Fiction and six years after Jackie Brown? Abso-fucking-lutely! But think about this: Tarantino has had time work these scripts out, piece by piece. Paul Thomas Anderson said that when you write, it's like ironing a shirt: You go back and forth till all the wrinkles are out. So, the quality on these things is going to be magnificent compared to material other directors put out, like Rob Cohen. First, The Skulls in '00 (sucked), then The Fast And The Furious in '01 (a failed film that could've been a great exploitation flick), and now, some goofy spy movie with Paul Walker again in '02. Pacing yourself is unheard in today's A.D.D. suffering world and I truly admire Quentin for basically giving everyone the middle funger and taking his sweet time on these movies. At least we know for sure that there WILL be two bright spots in the film world come '03 and '04.
Aug. 10, 2001, 10:49 p.m. CST
by Buzz Maverik
...makes his comeback (although with KAFKA, KING OF THE HILL, THE UNDERNEATH and SCHIZOPOLIS most filmmakers should have such a career) with OUT OF SIGHT. Boom: THE LIMEY. Boom: ERIN BROCKVITCH. Boom: TRAFFIC. Boom: OCEAN'S 11.
Aug. 10, 2001, 10:57 p.m. CST
by heywood jablomie
.....sounds like Bava's "Hatchet for a Honeymoon" in reverse?
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:08 p.m. CST
i know it sounds stupid, but i wish people in the movie industry would stay away from Harry. sure it gives great scoops and all that, but am i alone in questioning the integrity of said reports, conversations, on the set play-by-plays? I just think it is like mixing business with pleasure. who could turn down a conversation with quentin tarantino, the man who brought us pulp fiction, a movie that pretty much changed movies forever (in my small opinion.)? But its like anything, you become friends with them, then they fuck you with a dumb movie. not saying qt will, but after tim burton did, and g.lucas did, is there anything left? i trust no one, or noone, in the movie business. Show me the movie first, and if its good, rockin. but if it aint, and youz talkin to the director and sayin "you rock" an all that, when the movie comes out, can you say "it blows ropey goat chunks"? i dunno. just thought i'd pour my heart out. i'll keep comin back for more. PEaCE Out.
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:10 p.m. CST
Of all the things QT has done, the originals were perfect. I am not as much of a fan of Jackie Brown (good dialogue, lackluster story) but even his part of Four Rooms was great. I only count R-dogs, Pulp, and the one part of 4 Rooms as the official QT classics. The films he only scripted were edited and directed by others and he didn't come up with JB so it doesn't count either. I expect genius for the next two films.
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:14 p.m. CST
I am just as impatient as anybody for the next qt movie. I am also impatient for his movies to come out in special edition on dvd. But I am glad he is taking his time to make sure the stuff measures up to his former work. I am willing to wait 10 more years if he ever turns out anything as good as Pulp Fiction.
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:16 p.m. CST
Now that I think about it, all three stories he wrote AND directed were from Universe #1. I guess Kill Bill will be the first time he will direct from Universe #2 (assuming the short film in Four Rooms was from universe #1)
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:27 p.m. CST
Assuming both these films are released by the end of 2004, QT will have released 6 films in 13 years. In the past 10 years, he's directed 4 films, and only two of those (Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs) have received widespread acclaim. Meanwhile, let's look at Hitchcock between 1951 and 1960. In that amount of time, he pulled off Strangers on a Train, Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, North by Northwest, and Psycho. And for 5 of those years he was also hosting and exec producing a weekly TV series. Bottom line, you don't get to be great by sitting around figuring out how best to achieve greatness. You do it by getting off your ass and working, and letting the work speak for itself. I think it's obvious that QT is extremely talented, but talent is nothing without the ability to put it to use. If he doesn't start putting a lot more material out there, I'm going to start to seriously consider the possibility that Pulp Fiction was an anomaly.
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:39 p.m. CST
by bobo the clone
I'm really happy that quinten has a system of organizing his characters in seperate universes...I quess. but the sad fact is that most fans wanna to see more criminals wearing cool clothes and talking about pop culture! if he made one more movie in the realm of pulp fiction and resevior dogs, I would be happy. bring on the vega brothers!!!
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:46 p.m. CST
What horseshit! Well, let me tell QT, while Vincent Vega exists in a REALER THAN REAL universe, and THE WOLF exists in a MOVIE MOVIE universe, I exist in a SO REAL I WILL KICK BUTT OF ANY REALER THAN REAL OR MOVIE MOVIE REALITY BASED CHARACTER including QT himself, who appears to have absolutely NO GROUNDING IN REALITY whatsoever.
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:49 p.m. CST
Seriously ... that's one amazingly written film, and people just haven't seen it. Stop fucking saying that Pulp is a mistake, and realize Tarentino has done a lot more to galvanize him as a fantastic writer! WATCH TRUE ROMANCE AND SHUT THE HELL UP.
Aug. 10, 2001, 11:55 p.m. CST
This is great news. Thanks, Harry!
Aug. 11, 2001, 1:02 a.m. CST
I'm not sure if most of you will agree with me, but I think From Dusk Till Dawn is Q's best script to date. The dialogue is sharp and the pacing is perfect. If you heard nothing about this movie before you saw it (like any of us did... yeah right.) than about 45 minutes into it you were turned completely upside down. To this day, no matter what part of the movie it's at when I turn it on, I have to sit down and watch it. Clooney and Tarantino are both awesome, and Keitel gives his usual perfectly understated performance. Plus, Rodriguez's direction just kicks plain ass. See this movie, if you haven't yet. It's a great starting point to Q's universe. "Did they look like psychos? Is that what they looked like? They were vampires. Psychos do not explode when sunlight hits them, I don't give a f*$# how crazy they are." -George Clooney as Seth Gecko
Aug. 11, 2001, 4:44 a.m. CST
1,Quentin should've done the next Batman movie.2,A Welsh band called the steriophonics are going to do the soundtrack for the bastards film.3,Quentin should've got his head out of his arse ages ago,he's quickly becoming an "old director" In the midst of all the young new talent.4,I'm looking forward to Kill Bill far more than Glorious Bastards,please no arnie/stallone parts!!!!!!!!
Aug. 11, 2001, 5:53 a.m. CST
Sorta like a James Bond flick hopped up on coke. Batman might not've been what was originally written, but it's still great.
Aug. 11, 2001, 7:04 a.m. CST
by David Fincher
Hey Guys, I want another Quentin film too, but trust him. He has never let us down before. And now knowing that he is going to be making 2 movies and they're going to be coming in a close time of each other. I am very excited about his next movies and I know he won't let us down. He is a master of cinema and one of the best film makers we have! Quentin is the man!
Aug. 11, 2001, 7:22 a.m. CST
I remember 5 or 6 years ago, seeing QT on Tom Snyder's show. QT said that the person (or one of the people) whose career he models his own on was Segio Leone. Now, I'm as big a Leone fan as the next guy but he only made 7 movies. The Man With No Name movies came out in quick succession (like Res, Pulp, and Jackie) then he made 3 more films, in the next 15 years and died, quite young. I'm not saying QT is gonna die or anything but it worries me that people like Paul Thomas Anderson (whose first film came out 5 or 6 years after QT's) is already completing his 4th feature, while QT hasn't even started his 4th. And its not like Paul Thomas Anderson is Woody Allen. It takes him a couple years to make a movie. Anyway, good report Harry but please get more info on the QT DVDs. Res Dogs, Pulp, and Jackie Brown have all been announced as special editions, coming this fall. Is this still happening?
Aug. 11, 2001, 7:47 a.m. CST
That is my opinion. No film has been more influential, inspirational, or warranted repeat viewings like Quentin's 1994 masterpiece. You talkbackers who complain about the duration of time between Jackie Brown and his next project should consider that 98% of filmmakers will never shoot ONE film of this caliber.
Aug. 11, 2001, 7:57 a.m. CST
I guess it's back to watching all his other movies over again. 2003, awwwwww Great scoop harry, too bad it wasn't a video, or at least audio, but cool non-the-less. Oh well
Aug. 11, 2001, 9:53 a.m. CST
...Sergio Leone actually directed 10 films, some of which he was uncredited for. Just thought I'd clear things up.
Aug. 11, 2001, 11:24 a.m. CST
Call me crazy, but didn't NBK (Universe 2) have a crossover character from RD (Universe 1)? If I'm not mistaken the parole officer that Mr. Blonde mentions in RD is named Scagnetti. The character that Tom Sizemore plays in NBK is Detective Jack Scagnetti. Coincidence? I think not. Get it straight QT!
Aug. 11, 2001, 11:41 a.m. CST
by Viddy Well
...which is a penchant for frustrating the shit out of fans awaiting his next release. Aaaaaaargh!!!
Aug. 11, 2001, 1:25 p.m. CST
Actually, the real inspiration for "Kill Bill" sounds like the Truffaut film "The Bride Wore Black" starring Jeanne Moreau, itself a noir homage film with a very cool title and a subdued almost lackluster approach to the revenge story. A film loosely based on a similar premise is already in development and in fact, Uma Thurman was discussed for the lead. Small world.
Aug. 11, 2001, 1:50 p.m. CST
Didn't the Michael Keaton character from Jackie Brown also have a cameo in Out of sight? Looks like Elmore's universe is in conflit with Q's universe 1!! And granted that Pulp Fiction was a very good film, worth repeated viewings, but is it still going to be mentioned in the same breath as "The Godfather", "2001" or "apocolypse now", in 20, 50 or 100 years? Pulp fiction was a breath of fresh air and it's sucess also had to do with the time it was released. Agreed that it opened up the market for independant movies, but IMHO it's not a classic that will stand the test of time.
Aug. 11, 2001, 3:39 p.m. CST
i know there's a reservoir dogs se coming out in the fall, but i could have sworn i read about a pulp fiction se. am i right, or am i insane. please help!!!!
Aug. 11, 2001, 3:39 p.m. CST
by Barry Champlain
Somebody bring him back to reality...Jackie Brown was a horrible failure..and by the time he actually gets off his lazy ass..no one will care about him anyway. Pulp Fiction was awesome as was Res Dogs...but two films dont make a man....and he cant act worth shit!
Aug. 11, 2001, 4:17 p.m. CST
that is so fitting and so friggin' cool! I LOVE that idea!! Here's hoping for more coolness from QT.
Aug. 11, 2001, 5:16 p.m. CST
And that man could be none other than: 'The Dude'. His dudness, El Duderino. Dude-o-rama, if your not into the whole brevity thing. C'mon Quintin wrestle that guy from the Coens grap and plunk him down into your world of cool. I think he'd transition just nicely.
Aug. 11, 2001, 8:45 p.m. CST
MacGuffin, I believe the parole officer referred to in Reservoir Dogs was named something like Seymore Scagnetti. QT has names that he likes to use in different movies which do not actually refer to the same characters. For instance, I swear there's a reference to a "Marsellus Spivey" in Dogs as well.
Aug. 11, 2001, 8:56 p.m. CST
Mr. White mentions an ex-partner named Alabama that he split up with because you can only take that "man-woman thing" so far. I don't believe this is a reference to the character in True Romance. Try and imagine Keitel and Arquette partnered up, running scams. Doesn't work.
Aug. 11, 2001, 9:57 p.m. CST
Presumably, Cartuna has a job that keeps him busy 99% of the time (he certainly deserves a great job with mucho-bank considering his skills) -- but man, I would LOVE to see a whole series of new Harry heads. And an update of the Multimedia archive, so I can revisit old ones, and any I've missed. Just a OT wishlist, Harry and friends...
Aug. 12, 2001, 1:56 a.m. CST
Am I the only one who thinks Kill Bill sounds really, really bad? Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs are probably my two favorite movies of all time, but the whole concept of Kill Bill sounds really stupid. Oh well, guess I'll just have to have faith in QT.
Aug. 12, 2001, 8:20 a.m. CST
so I guess kubrick wasn't great, because he took such a long time during films... as long as it's worth the wait, let him take his time.
Aug. 12, 2001, 11:55 a.m. CST
...Tarantino has confirmed this in past interviews. In the original TR script, Clarence dies, and at some point before the events in DOGS, she partners up with Mr. White.
Aug. 12, 2001, 5:16 p.m. CST
The first half had a great scenes and dialogue , up there with pulp and dogs , but the moment they hit the Titty Twister it all goes out the window.All the snappy talk vanishes .Seth says very little thats cool , right up till he goes out in the sun again , and Richie , who until that point had been really engaging , shuts up , seems to change character and almost doesn't say another word right up till his death.It just looks like Tarintino , wrote half a script got stuck , and left it to Rodrigez to just make the rest up as he went along.Salma Was awesome mind you.
Aug. 12, 2001, 6:31 p.m. CST
by The Funk Drummer
Wasn't Travolta talking some shit earlier about him considering a sequel to pulp fiction? What the fuck is up with that? They better not even consider thinking about making one w/out QT's involvement or else it is guaranteed to suck big blue donkey balls in the eight circle of hell, just like much of the crap Travolta's done recently...
Aug. 12, 2001, 10:54 p.m. CST
Kubrick didn't wait a long time between making films; he just took multiple years to make each one. With Tarantino, I get the idea that he's sitting around twiddling his thumbs, thinking "now, what can I do to really achieve filmic immortality?" And that's just the wrong approach. He should be out there making films. Maybe his next films will be worth the wait; maybe they won't. Was Jackie Brown worth the 3.5 year wait after Pulp Fiction? It was a passable flick, but I think not. Was The Phantom Menace worth the 16 year wait after Jedi? Quick, what was the last great movie Francis Coppola made? No, I don't think waiting is generally the best approach to filmmaking. Spielberg keeps waiting longer between films, but he still ends up with more misses than hits. Kubrick is the exception to the rule (and although he was a hell of a filmmaker, I still wouldn't mention him in the same breath as Hitchcock, Welles, or Wilder). Most of the best directors of all time are also among the most prolific. For a more modern example, there's that guy named Soderbergh.
Aug. 13, 2001, 3:36 a.m. CST
just a note re. the 2 universes of QT. didn't seymour scagnetti turn up in natural born killers (warden) and reservoir dogs (parole officer)? i'm probably wrong - bit of a hazy memory - but i thought i remembered something like that...
Aug. 13, 2001, 6:12 a.m. CST
by John Maddening
Coop, "Reservoir Dogs" isn't QT's original idea - it's a remake of "City on Fire" starring Chow Yun-Fat. I thought everyone knew that... As for Uma Thurman, why the hell did she get pregnant without okaying it with the director of the film she was ready to do?!?
Aug. 13, 2001, 8:12 a.m. CST
Aug. 13, 2001, 9:35 a.m. CST
by Max Fisher Playr
If Tarantino doesn't take this seven month delay and go back to do up his movies on DVD, then he really is fucking nuts. I think we are all getting a little impatient for something new from him, and this may be the best way to appease all of his fans. Special Editions of all his flicks are long overdue...and now he has free time to do it.
Aug. 13, 2001, 9:48 a.m. CST
Okay, JeffreyLebowski, that makes sense. I was looking at it this way: Alabama partners up with veteran, comsummate professional crook Mr. White, works with him for untold period of time learning the trade, then leaves him, becomes a call girl(!) and hooks up with dipshit Clarence Whurley. As you can see, that character arc would make no sense. But meeting Clarence, falling in love, losing him, meeting Mr. White and latching on to him...yeah, I can certainly see that. I was wrong on 'Bama, but let me reiterate: the Scagnettis in Dogs and NBK are NOT the same person.
Aug. 13, 2001, 9:56 a.m. CST
Reservoir Dogs is no more a remake of City on Fire than it is of The Taking of Pelham 123 or any of the other dozens of movies it references and homages. There are elements of City on Fire in Dogs, to be sure. In fact, there's some fairly shameless thievery. However, 90% of this movie is pure Tarantino, for better or worse, and I hate to be the one to say it, but City on Fire is a terrible, terrible movie.
Aug. 13, 2001, 10:12 a.m. CST
who's quentin tarantino?
Aug. 13, 2001, 1:33 p.m. CST
... As vincent vega in a rumored prequal to Pulp Fiction. Therefore QT quietly lets travolta destroy his career with Battlefield Earth, et al. Just when we've truly forgotten him... wham! Sequal time.
Aug. 13, 2001, 1:37 p.m. CST
KILL BILL? GLORIOUS BASTARDS? It's about time Tarantino did some films!! KILL BILL--a grindhouse film replete with revenge,kung-fu,sex,gunplay,fast cars and Tarantinoesque dialogue set in the 'movie movie' universe.Bring.It.On.As soon as Uma pops that baby out,get to shooting! GLORIOUS BASTARDS sounds fascinating...but exactly what will Tarantino add to the canon of 'realer than real' WWII films which already has masterpieces like APOCALYPSE NOW and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN? We shall see. Back in the 'real real' universe,now we set to wait a couple of years for these films.'Movie movie' universe? 'Realer than real'? The Wolf can across across universes? That must have been one hell of a geeky conversation!!
Aug. 13, 2001, 5:18 p.m. CST
The site won't display on Netscape 4.78. All the fool has to do is fix a table tag. Come on folks, don't make me keep using this Microcrap any more than I have to.
Aug. 13, 2001, 5:51 p.m. CST
Perhaps we get to meet someone who held onto that special watch during WWII which Butch inherited.
Aug. 13, 2001, 11:30 p.m. CST
First of all, hats off to Quentin Tarantino for having the ability to "have universes" in his movies. I don't think any other major filmmaker can boast that feat. They're stuck having to work for a paycheck! Second, I'll never know why Tarantino just doesn't serialize the adventures of his characters from previous films, be sort of a Douglas Adams (God rest his beautiful soul) of the crime genre. But maybe this is QTs major malfunction. To me it seems he has an idea then forces into one of these two universes instead of designing a new one that caters to the story (a major component of any written work, unless you're a haikuist or something). I like TR, RD and PF very much. His draft of NBK was a letdown for me, but not nearly as bad as Oliver Stone's hamhanded take. And his 4 ROOMS segment and DUSK TILL DAWN were abyssmal. He should stick to the realer than real universe if you ask me and shouldn't be afraid of continuing stuff too. It worked really well for Ian Fleming. And if you stray from the realer than real universe, don't try to jam that story into your movie-movie universe, which sounds like what it is- derivative (I mean honestly, DTD played like a spoof without the funny parts). Create some new universes for your fans, you seem to have the talent. Finally, just a brief correction to one of the posters above. The guy from JACKIE BROWN had every right showing up in OUT OF SIGHT. As QT said, JACKIE belongs to Elmore Leonard's universe.
Aug. 14, 2001, 4:21 a.m. CST
by Jon Zuckerman
the Geckos are eating Big Kahuna Burgers-he crossed the Real Real and Movie Movie Universes.
Aug. 14, 2001, 7:13 a.m. CST
The point is that all this talk about two universes may be cool and all that...but it still doesn
Aug. 14, 2001, 7:18 a.m. CST
by Mel Garga
My sad devotion to the talkback forum hasn't helped me land a decent job, nor has it given me clairvoyance enough to avoid seeing films like Planet of the Apes in the theater, despite the knowledge that the main character's name was Leo. I find my own lack of faith disturbing. I'd like to see QT dip his hands into the medium of television and produce a special on cinema's most deranged characters, beginning with Clarence Boddiker from Robocop. Can you fly, Bobby? Hey, QT, shoot me an e-mail. We got some things to discuss.
Aug. 14, 2001, 12:20 p.m. CST
Curdled which I'm guessing is in the same universe as DtillD and NBK. SO that must be a pretty messed up world...all movie world hasis serial killers! If he is keeping two universes I hope he does something to prove it. DtillD rules andis my favorite Vampire picture of all time (except for the Bela Drac but that is Grandfathered as a classic) so that rocked. True Romance was great too. I think NBK is the only film to suffer from his lack of direction. Just the same I found Jackie Brown startling OK but nothing more. Moments of greatness (Sam Jackson and Chris Tucker) mixed with moments of mediocrity (DeNiro and Bridget I'm lookin at YOU!) but overall not bad just blah. And to go from that to nothing for years is a let down. I just hope he makes an Ali like comeback with his own concepts and kicks a little ass and makes fun well made films. Anyone who isn't down with that is a snob who should really get off their high horse and come down and have some fun with the rest of us.
Aug. 14, 2001, 2:08 p.m. CST
QT said that when his characters from the REALER THAN REAL universe go to the movies, they go see a movie from the MOVIE MOVIE universe. So the Kahuna Burger reference in Dusk till Dawn was probably just a product tie-in from the REALER THAN REAL Universe. Make sense? ;-)
Aug. 14, 2001, 5:34 p.m. CST
and that "original" segment in "Four Rooms" was actually an old episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents." This guy needs to go. Fast and hard and hopefully in flames.
Aug. 14, 2001, 6:16 p.m. CST
by Rory Breaker
If Quentin was a "body of work" filmmaker, making quick, cool pictures at a rapid pace, then dichotemizing them into separate universes wouldn't seem so...pretentious. The dimension-hopping Wolf is a great idea, but he's only appeared in one movie, so what use is it? Bonus question: Does anyone know exactly how QT divided Pulp Fiction with Roger Avary? I was under the impression that Roger came up with story#2 and Quentin came up with the other stories and wrote all the dialogue.
Aug. 18, 2001, 10:42 p.m. CST
He came up with the story concepts behind Bruce Willis' segment and the Wolf segment involving Marvin's skull bits. I just learned this recently after seeing Killing Zoe the other night on the Independent Film Channel, having no idea what it was. I recognized Julie Delpy and off I went to IMDB ; ) Very cool flick and I recommend it to anyone looking for a heist flick with a totally insane villain (but a WELL ACTED villain) Oh, Avary directed hence the PF connection.
Aug. 20, 2001, 9:39 p.m. CST
I am really sorry that there will be no updates on THE QUENTIN TARANTINO ARCHIVES until September 12. WHY????? BECAUSE I AM IN CALIFORNIA ON VACATION! So no updates on QTV, no updates on Kill Bill and no guestbook management. I hope you dont be angry about me, hey u got Harry, he has also quite a lot of news! So, have a nice time! I have! (there is really a nice weather in CA). Cheers, Sebastian. http://www.tarantino.de.vu THE QUENTIN TARANTINO ARCHIVES
Nov. 23, 2001, 4 a.m. CST
The only reason Quentin has for his long absence, and the lack of any actual produced content is his long known preference for a high volume of heroin being injected in his arm, and the industry's tolerance and acceptance of his 'artists' reasons for not coming through on his projects are intolerable. Harry- we all love Q when he works, but dont cover for him. I doubt if hell ever make a film again.
April 16, 2002, 12:13 p.m. CST
check out www.tarantino.info and stop that "avary wrote PF" shit!
Jan. 31, 2003, 8:33 p.m. CST
ok. Not yet. But soon. In my book, he already does. I loved Dusk Til Dawn. I won't even see part 2 and 3 because it just wouldn't be the same. I absolutely thought the shot of the aztec temple under the titty twister was an awesome idea. Tarantino only needs to cast himself in a role that extends for longer in the film for those of us who love to watch him. I think he is both extremely funny and very sexy. I am looking forward to the next films; however, I agree with the rest of the folks who say, 'I WANT IT NOW'. I am looking forward to enlarging my collection of tarantino films and having to find more drawer space to store them. I could only hope that if I ever finish a novel that it is Tarantino who would buy the movie rights. He is the only one who could make it rock. I sincerely hope he never stops producing for those of us who love the non-stop action and the live fantasies of our dark thoughts of revenge and mayhem. As I already said, he rules the industry.
Sept. 23, 2006, 3:16 a.m. CST
April 15, 2007, 3:40 a.m. CST
I'm thinking movie movie universe.
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