“I gave it to three motherf***ing actors. We met in a place, and I put it in their hands. Reggie Hudlin’s agent never had a copy. It’s got to be either the agents of Dern or Madsen. Please name names
.” Quentin Tarantino decided he won't make The Hateful Eight
, which was slated to be his next big film
. The script is now floating around the 'net, and summaries of the plot abound
, telling of an ensemble cast
in a very bloody Western centered on bounty hunters. If you don't want to track down the 146 page document, here is a summary of the six "most Tarantino" elements in the film
, which was to be shot in 70 mm film
, and in CinemaScope
to boot. [more inside]
In a lengthy back-and-forth discussion about Django Unchained
, critics Steven Boone and Odie Henderson discuss the subtleties of Tarantino's racial commentary (as well, as, of course, the more blatant commentaries), their thoughts on Spike Lee's criticism of the film, and Tarantino's vast and nuanced range of inspirations. Elsewhere, Tarantino responds to a critic who called a plot point in Django "harebrained"
, and what ensues offers an interesting insight into how Tarantino thinks about his characters.
is the latest American celebrity
to be featured in a TV commercial for SoftBank Mobile Corp
, a Japanese telecommunications and media company. Tarantino stars as “Uncle Tara-chan” in the bizarre and very popular “White family” commercial series
. The Whites
consist of the "Mom", the daughter “Me” (a Softbank shop saleswoman played by popular singer/actress Aya Ueto
), the "Older Brother"
(played by African American actor Dante Carter)
, and the father, Otosan
, who happens to be a white Hokkaido-ken
dog named Kaikun