Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  The success of 2009’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS sent director Quentin Tarantino off on another career-high.  It was the realization of an idea that had been a long time coming, with Tarantino purportedly first conceiving the idea around 1994, after the production of PULP FICTION. …

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The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards

The Director’s Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Director Quentin Tarantino’s seventh feature film, 2009’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, 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…

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The Legacy of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof

The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Only a handful of directors knows how just to catch the attention of people like Quentin Tarantino. No doubt, he is good at doing things right. Considered as an exploitation film that stroked the sensibilities of genre nerds, the theatrical release of the…

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Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction

Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Director Quentin Tarantino made waves in international pop culture with his 1992 debut, RESEROVOIR DOGS.  Suddenly, his explosive, unpredictable style was the one to emulate, and he found himself besieged by Hollywood power players who wanted his grubby little paws all over their high-profile projects.  Proving…

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Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs

Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  In terms of American independent film, there is Before RESERVOIR DOGS (1992), and After RESERVOR DOGS.  Director Quentin Tarantino’s feature debut was a truly paradigm-shattering event, single-handedly turning a sleepy Utah ski town into something of a promised land for aspiring filmmakers the world over.  No one quite…

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The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown

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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Quentin Tarantino’s Unreleased Feature Film: My Best Friend’s Birthday

Quentin Tarantino’s Lost Feature Film: My Best Friend’s Birthday Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Few directors are as high profile and equally controversial than Quentin Tarantino.  The man is a lightning rod for criticism and praise.  Make no mistake, there is no middle ground here—you either love his work or are physically repulsed by it.  However, one objective…

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The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

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 Four Rooms (The Man From Hollywood)

The Directors Series: Quentin Tarantino’s Four Rooms (The Man From Hollywood) Sponsored by: Special.tv – Stream Independent  Every director experiences a misfire at some point in his/her career.  Even Stanley Kubrick, widely considered to be one of the greatest directors that ever lived, felt the bitter string of failure once or twice.  It’s as inevitable as the…

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Directors Series: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk

Directors Series: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk Along with the mass devastation and the loss of millions of lives, World War 2 brought about something positive: a recognition of the innate heroism in every person.  It wasn’t just a conflict fought by unseen general and soldiers on some distant field by– it was a harrowing ordeal that…

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