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DJANGO UNCHAINED

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 25, 2012 1:10 AM
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  • 11 Comments
If you had pulled me out of the theater one hour into Quentin Tarantino’s 'Django Unchained,' I would have raved. The first portion of the movie is utterly exuberant, full of life and the love of moviemaking.

Precious Moments At Oscar Ball

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • December 5, 2012 1:00 AM
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Presenting honorary Oscars at a separate event, held in November, has proven to be a win-win for the Academy and the worthy recipients. It also gathers a formidable array of Hollywood A-listers in one room. Wanting to soak it all in, I didn’t shoot as many photos as I should have, I suppose, but I did capture a few special moments...

The Man With The Iron Fists

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 2, 2012 12:55 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Some people think of Quentin Tarantino as a mix-master who simply imitates film genres he loves. I disagree. If you think it’s easy to emulate older movies and put a personal stamp on the results, check out 'The Man with the Iron Fists'...

Quentin Tarantino, Lone Pine, and an Unsung Hero

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 4, 2012 2:44 PM
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  • 5 Comments
As Western buffs gather this weekend for the annual film festival in Lone Pine, California—the location for hundreds of movies since the silent era—the local museum is featuring its newest donation, from Quentin Tarantino: a period-style dentist wagon featured in his upcoming movie Django Unchained. Tarantino is not only a dyed-in-the-wool film fanatic, but a great admirer of prolific B moviemaker William Witney, who shot countless Western features, serial chapters, and television episodes in Lone Pine over the years. (How much does Q. admire Mr. Witney? He included footage from Witney’s Roy Rogers feature The Golden Stallion in Kill Bill Vol. 2.)

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