The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Sometime after the runaway success of 2012’s DJANGO UNCHAINED, director Quentin Tarantino was taking in a viewing of John Carpenter’s horror classic, THE THING (1982).  He came away from this particular screening with complicated feelings– an impression that compelled him to take to his writing as a…

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The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown Three years after his breakout hit, PULP FICTION (1994), set the cinema on fire, director Quentin Tarantino returned with a follow-up feature that again confounded his audience’s expectations.  Primarily known for directing his own material, Tarantino found himself adapting pre-existing material for the first time.  He had always been a fan and…

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The Director’s Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards Director Quentin Tarantino’s seventh feature film, 2009’s , is a very personal film for me, in that various facets of its existence coincided with my own at the time.  I had moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2008, and my first job was as an intern…

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