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The Director of 'House Party' Partly Inspired 'Django Unchained'; Harvey Weinstein Describes How He Would Have Split The Film In Two

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 17, 2012 2:42 PM
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The latest issues of Empire and Entertainment Weekly are on newstands now and both have Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" on the cover. Over the weekend we found out from Tarantino himself at the New York press day for the film that the filmmaker has an extended version of his Spaghetti Western film that he could one day release. He also revealed that, much like the "Kill Bill" films, TWC's Harvey Weinstein suggested breaking the long "Django Unchained" (almost three hours) into two parts. Ultimately, Tarantino decided that breaking the films in half wouldn't work for this more linear story, but it's an idea they evidently explored.

Watch: Sergio Corbucci's 'Navajo Joe' In Full, Which Quentin Tarantino Says You Should See Before 'Django Unchained'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2012 11:56 AM
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"Django Unchained" is coming, and part of the excitement of a new Quentin Tarantino film is digging up and discovering the many movies that have influenced his work. In some ways, his films can be seen as cinephile guides, providing more than ample winks and nods to send fans scurrying to track down the movies that the director himself fell in love with as a budding filmmaker. And certainly, 'Django' won't be lacking in that department, and Tarantino himself will gladly suggest titles for you to find.

Review: 3 Different Opinions On The Good & The Bad Of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained'

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 12, 2012 12:06 AM
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Films by Quentin Tarantino aren't exactly Halley's Comet, but for a while there, they didn't come as often as some filmgoers would have liked. And while the filmmaker seems to be back at his pace of delivering a film every two or three years, the arrival of a new Tarantino picture generally makes the cinema world sit up and take notice. And as always, opinions on his films vary wildly from film to film, from cinephile to cinephile.

Quentin Tarantino Admits 'Kill Bill 3' Will Probably Never Happen Plus Watch His Interview With Scott Foundas

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 11, 2012 8:59 AM
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Quentin Tarantino loves to talk, and now on the press rounds for "Django Unchained," he's doing a lot of it. One of his favorite subjects is the movies he would like to make, and it was only a few days ago that he was once again talking up a '30s gangster picture, and perhaps even more westerns based on the subject of slavery. And one movie he's been stoking the fires of for years is "Kill Bill 3," a picture he's been talking about ever since the first two entries hit nearly a decade ago. But now he's admitting that the movie is probably not one that will get made.

Quentin Tarantino Says He'd "Like To Do A Couple More" Slavery/Western Films, Talks Up A '30s Gangster Movie Again

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 7, 2012 5:54 PM
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Quentin Tarantino isn't always the most reliable person about the films he says he will make, particularly when it comes to would-be sequels. He's talked up a "Vega Brothers" film (which will likely never see the light of day), a "Kill Bill 3" movie (which may or may not happen), and sequels and/or prequels to "Inglourious Basterds" that sounded like fun ideas at the time, but are likely never going to come to pass (remember all these abandoned projects?). But what Tarantino is very good about (and fairly reliable with) is gazing into the future and projecting what kind of genre he's going to tackle next.

Watch: First Clip From 'Django Unchained' Plus Listen To Quentin Tarantino's Interview With Howard Stern

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2012 4:34 PM
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Okay, we've seen the trailers (which are more or less the same), we've broken down the soundtrack and even though it has started to screen for critics, there is still much more to discover with "Django Unchained." And indeed, a first clip gives us a fresh new look at the movie, featuring an actor and character that has been a bit in the background thus far.

'Django Unchained' Is Officially 2 Hours & 45 Minutes; Quentin Explains Why Frank Ocean's Song Doesn't Make The Cut

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 1, 2012 11:48 AM
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Earlier this year there were rumors that Quentin Tarantino's slavery Western "Django Unchained" was running over three hours. Given the screenplay was around 170 pages, this wasn't entirely a surprise, and test screenings essentially confirmed the unofficial running time. But then Tarantino himself recently said he didn't want the movie to be over three hours long and had been wrestling with whiddling his latest epic down to size.

Quentin Tarantino Says 'Death Proof' Is The "Worst" Movie He's Made; Writing Books On Sergio Corbucci, George Roy Hill & Don Siegel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2012 1:56 PM
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With Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" coming in at the wire -- Showbiz 411 reports that the sound is pretty much getting done as we speak -- and getting ready to screen for critics this weekend, he'll shortly be doing the rounds with press. He's already starting things off in a big way by taking part in THR's usually solid roundtable conversation series, and as usual, he remarks are highly quotable.

Miramax Releases Look Back At Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill Vol. 2' With Behind-The-Scenes Photos

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 19, 2012 10:44 AM
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As likely as Quentin Tarantino's recent claim of an ideal ten-film career is to end up an eventual over-exaggeration, even the notion of such a move from the director -- along with the upcoming one-night-only “Reservoir Dogs”/”Pulp Fiction” theatrical event -- may find many in a retrospective mood. Luckily, those over at Miramax are apparently feeling nostalgic as well, as they've just posted a fantastic gallery of behind-the-scenes photos from Tarantino's Whole Bloody Affair.

Quentin Tarantino Reveals He Was Offered 'Green Lantern,' Says Spielberg Gave Him Career Advice After 'Grindhouse'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 16, 2012 11:53 AM
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While some filmmakers can difficult, evasive or coy during interviews, Quentin Tarantino has always been more than happy to generously share his thoughts with journalists and fans. And no surprise that his recent interview for Playboy has already yieleded some interesting nuggets about his own career aspirations and the casting process for the lead in "Django Unchained." Over at Deadline, Mike Fleming -- who conducted the interview for the lad mag -- has posted some outtakes from his conversation with Tarantino, and of course, there are more interseting nuggets from the filmmaker.

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