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Ennio Morricone Backpedals On His Quentin Tarantino Comments, Says He Has Great Respect For The Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 18, 2013 5:06 PM
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Last week, it seemed the gauntlet had been thrown down between legendary composer Ennio Morricone and genre-mashing director Quentin Tarantino. Speaking to students at Rome’s LUISS University he said among other things that Tarantino “places music in his films without coherence" and declared “I wouldn’t like to work with him again, on anything.” But hey, it appears it was all taken out of context and Morricone is still totally cool with him.

Ennio Morricone Says Quentin Tarantino Uses Music "Without Coherence" & Says He "Won't Work With Him Again"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 15, 2013 11:52 AM
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With "Django Unchained" galloping its way to over $400 million worldwide, winning Quentin Tarantino another Oscar (leading to one of the most self-serving acceptance speeches of the year), it's hard to argue that the director has never been hotter. With critical acclaim and a core mainstream audience, the dude can do whatever he wants at this point, but it looks like he's lost the cooperation of one major figure and influence on his work: Ennio Morricone.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino Awkwardly Explains 'Django Unchained' Deleted Scene With Australian Accent

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 9:04 AM
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As Quentin Tarantino explained during his questionable Oscars speech, 20 or 30 years from now when people reflect upon his films, his signature characters will be the reason they’re still watching. “Django Unchained” is indeed worthy evidence for that claim, but one role -- Quentin’s third-act Australian cameo -- has caused confusion galore, and after the ceremony the director attempted a proper explanation.

'Django Unchained' Unpacked In New Screenwriting Featurette & Interview With Cinematographer Robert Richardson

  • By India Ross
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  • February 7, 2013 12:56 PM
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There’s nothing black and white about "Django Unchained." With a pop palette that hits the retina like a bounty hunter’s bullet, Quentin Tarantino’s triumphant genre mashup bares its visual and verbal bones this week with the release of two reflective analyses: a video featurette on its copious screenwriting merits (expect justifiable gushing from cast and crew) and a New York Times interview with cinematographer du jour, Robert Richardson.

Daniel Day-Lewis Could Have Played Vincent Vega, Matt Dillon Almost Had Bruce Willis' Role In 'Pulp Fiction'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 30, 2013 6:51 PM
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The latest issue of Vanity Fair is about to hit stands, and inside the pages of the magazine is a presumably long and exhaustingly good oral history of Quentin Tarantino's seminal '90s work, "Pulp Fiction." Online, Vanity Fair has published what one assumes is a truncated version of said oral history, but man, it's still damn good.

Quentin Tarantino Says Smaller, 'Jackie Brown'-Esque Film Might Be Next; 'Django Unchained' & 'Pulp Fiction' Connection Revealed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 9:05 AM
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Now, before we dive into this little update from Quentin Tarantino on what he might direct next, let's just remember that over the course of the press tour for "Django Unchained," he's had a lot of ideas. He's already teased that 'Django' and "Inglorious Basterds" could be part of a loose trilogy, he's talked about a possible 'Basterds' spinoff entitled "Killer Crow," a desire to shoot a movie in Australia, or maybe make another slavery/western film or gangster picture. You get the idea. But continuing to promote "Django Unchained" as it opens overseas, Tarantino has added a new possible next movie to his list, and one that could find him drawing things down a bit.

The Weinstein Company Discontinues 'Django Unchained' Toys Following Protests

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • January 21, 2013 11:19 AM
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Toy company NECA has been no stranger to darker or violent attributes when it comes to their lines of film-related figurines, having drawn content from “Sin City,” “The Evil Dead” and, most extensively, the filmography of Quentin Tarantino. With the director's highest grossing film, “Django Unchained,” it looked like stellar business was in store for the toy company, but now NECA -- and The Weinstein Company -- have been served with the type of controversy wafting off the spaghetti western itself.

Watch: Quentin Tarantino Dances & Explains Influence Of 'The Aristocats' On 'Pulp Fiction' Dance Scene

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2013 11:40 AM
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Well, we've already seen the kind of questioning that guarantees Quentin Tarantino flying into a "shutting your butt down" rage, but if you want him to get up and dance, just talk about "Pulp Fiction."

"I'm Not A Monkey": Watch Quentin Tarantino Shut Down U.K. Journalist Who Asks About Tie Between Movies & Violence

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 10, 2013 5:26 PM
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“Django Unchained” still hasn’t opened in the UK; in fact it’s one of four of this year’s Best Picture nominees that have yet to do so. It will, however, hit British cinemas in just eight days time, and Quentin Tarantino is over there at the moment to promote his new film which tonight has it’s London premiere. While doing said promoting, QT has so far come across as someone supremely confident in his own ability as a filmmaker, and unashamedly proud of the latest product he’s got to offer. In fact, it had all been going rather swimmingly, until he was interviewed by Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

Quentin Tarantino Says Newtown Tragedy About "Gun Control And Mental Health" Issues, Not Movie Violence

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2013 1:39 PM
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With the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut still lingering on the mind on the nation, there has been an awful lot of talk (but not much action) from politicians and pundits on both sides of the issue. But perhaps grabbing the biggest headline, for better or worse, was the lunkheaded NRA VP Wayne LaPierre, who dredged up the old argument that movie violence (citing films like "American Psycho" -- which has no guns -- and "Natural Born Killers") as the cause of these kinds of incidents, not the wide availability of assault weapons and magazines that carry more payload that anyone realistically needs outside of the military.

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