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National Film Registry Selects 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Mary Poppins,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf' and More for Preservation

The National Film Registry has selected 25 films to be added to its catalog of titles to be preserved by the Library of Congress. The films selected certainly run the gamut -- Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" was chosen alongside Disney live-action classic "Mary Poppins."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2013 12:21 PM
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WATCH: Gleefully Evil New Trailer for Israeli Crime Thriller 'Big Bad Wolves,' Quentin Tarantino's Favorite Film of 2013

A bloody-good new US trailer for the Israeli crime thriller "Big Bad Wolves," which director Quentin Tarantino calls the best film of 2013, has landed.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 10, 2013 5:39 PM
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WATCH: Quentin Tarantino Tells Jay Leno About His Next Film -- "It's Another Western" But Not a 'Django Unchained' Sequel

Quentin Tarantino, grateful to Jay Leno for the late night host's years of support in helping to spread the word on his films, gave Leno a juicy tidbit on last night's show. Tarantino told Leno the scoop on his next film: "It's a Western. It's another Western. It's not a 'Django' sequel." More below, plus watch the video.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 27, 2013 11:47 AM
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Morelia: Tarantino Talks de Cordova, 'Frenchman's Creek,' Spaghetti Western 'Blue'

The last screening of the day for me is "Blue," the first in the three-film 60s-and-70s cult favorites brought to Morelia by Quentin Tarantino -- his personal print, which he told me earlier was IB technicolor, with, he says tonight, pretty gorgeous dye-transfer colors.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • October 26, 2013 3:39 PM
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Morelia Film Festival 11 Offers Mexico at Its Most Deluxe, from 'Gravidad' to Tarantino

At the Morelia Film festival, Tarantino will present three of his favorite 60s and 70s cult films: "Blue," (1968) by Silvio Narrizano, starring Terence Stamp and Joanna Pettet; "Shark!," 1969, by Samuel Fuller, starring Burt Reynolds; and "Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary," (1975), by Juan Lopez Moctezuma, starring Cristina Ferrare.
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • October 22, 2013 12:38 PM
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Quentin Tarantino Adds New Movie to Ten Best, Defends 'The Lone Ranger' UPDATE (TRAILER)

Quentin Tarantino has spoken up about his picks for his recent list of the Top 10 Films of 2013 (So Far). And he keeps elaborating. Now at the Busan Film Festival, he's adding a new pick. It's Israeli film "Big Bad Wolves."
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 14, 2013 3:36 PM
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Quentin Tarantino Lists Top Films of 2013, Including 'The Lone Ranger' and 'This is the End'

Quentin Tarantino sat out the ten best lists last year because he was in fevered production on "Django Unchained." This year he has already posted his alphabetical ten best list of 2013 so far on his site. While the Oscar-winner is an Academy member, don't look for his taste to be replicated by the Academy at large.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 6, 2013 10:48 PM
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R.I.P. Elmore Leonard: 1925-2013

When the late Elmore Leonard began writing fiction in the early Nineteen-Fifties, Westerns ruled the roost, so most of his early heroes wore cowboy hats. When this great American writer, who died today at 87, went with the flow in 1969, and switched to writing urban thrillers (with the twice-filmed "The Big Bounce"), the change wasn't a wrenching one. He didn't ask his characteristically watchful and laconic heroes to change much more than their hats when they relocated from the deserts of the Southwest to the mean streets of Detroit and Miami.
  • By David Chute
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  • August 20, 2013 2:04 PM
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10 Filmmakers' Top 10 Films Lists: Scorsese, Kubrick, Allen, Tarantino, Nolan and More

Flavorwire has compiled 10 filmmakers' Top 10 Films lists. Included are Martin Scorsese (who lists Powell and Pressburger's "The Red Shoes" and Renoir's "The River," among others ), Stanley Kubrick (who singles out Chaplin's "City Lights" and Antonioni's "La notte"), and Woody Allen (a fan of Bergman's "Seventh Seal" and Kurosawa's "Rashomon").
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 1, 2013 1:16 PM
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IMDb Releases Top Ten List of Most Popular Cannes Competition Films, Quentin Tarantino Dominates

As the Cannes Film Festival gets underway today, IMDb has released its list of the 10 most popular films to have been screened in competition for the Palme d'Or, based on user votes. Unsurprisingly, Quentin Tarantino makes a good showing on the list, dominating in the top three spots with 1994's "Pulp Fiction" 2009's "Inglourious Basterds" and 2005's "Sin City" (for which he's credited as "special guest director" following Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 15, 2013 12:23 PM
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