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January 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm #131462
Quentin Tarantino has announced the title of his new film: “The Hateful Eight.” This ends a 20-year-long streak of Tarantino’s films having two-word titles (though “the” could certainly be dropped).
Christoph Waltz (shocker) and Bruce Dern are being circled to star.January 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm #131464
Oh my goodness!January 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm #131465
If Dern loses this year, I smell gold for him in this.January 11, 2014 at 4:01 pm #131466
Yay! Tarantino is one of my favorite writer/directors, so I always look forward to his work.January 11, 2014 at 4:12 pm #131467
I’m actually a bit sceptical of this. I’m not sure I like the idea of him doing a Western straight after Django. And although I have no problem with directors working with the same actors again and again (Wes Anderson does it in an interesting way), using Waltz again seems like it could be overkill. For me, Django exposed his limitations as an actor.
Happy for Bruce Dern, though. Dern has been in numerous Westerns, so I’m curious to see what this particular role entails (Assuming he actually ends up being cast). This reminds me that Dern was actually in Django Unchained, but it must have been a blink-and-miss moment, because I don’t remember it at all.January 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm #131468
Dern described his early western roles as “third cowboy from the left”
If officially announced, this might in a small way enhance his status this year – make it appear that although this performance was hardly a fluke, it also was a comeback that his having an Oscar might not look weird in later years.January 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm #131469
Good for Dern.January 11, 2014 at 5:17 pm #131470
Let’s see that female character, Tarantino.January 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm #131471
After Jackie Brown, Beatrix Kiddo and Shoshanna, I don’t think Tarantino necessarily needs to have a big female character again yet. It wouldn’t hurt either, of course, but this doesn’t seem like the film for it, judging the title and genre.
I don’t know why Waltz is seen as limited just because he won Oscars with Tarantino exploring his personality and timing. That’s what Tarantino does.January 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm #131472
Really want the tough female characters that Tarantino does so well but failed to deliver with on Django!
Would love to see Uma collaborate with him again, since magic always seems to happen when they work together. Or perhaps someone completely new; personally I’d love to see someone completely unlikely like Marion Cotillard, Tilda Swinton, or Cate Blanchett star in one of his films, since he tends to bring out something in actors which you rarely see in them. Also, I’d love to see him direct Lady Gaga in a film since they’re both big fans of each other’s work and I’d reckon she could surprise and pull a Cher when it comes to acting, and not a Madonna or Britney Spears!
Christoph Waltz in another Tarantino Western seems overkill, but I love both of them so I do have faith! Bruce Dern sounds good too!January 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm #131473
I don’t think Tarantino would ever cast one of the obvious prestige actresses in a film. He is too much of a film geek for that.January 11, 2014 at 6:03 pm #131474
The title seems to imply that this might be some sort of Tarantino twisted riff on the Magnificent Seven. If that’s the case, I’m sure one of the titular eight could be a woman, considering QT’s affinity for strong female roles. Who he would cast is really anyone’s guess.
Really, I’m personally extremely excited for this. I love QT and I love spaghetti westerns. I loved Django and was very satisfied, but there really is so much more good QT can do in that world. So I’m pumped. And going back to what I said before, I wouldn’t be surprised if the cast of eight is stacked, talent wise. It’d be great if this was an ensemble piece. The fact that we already have two names is promising in this regard. I can’t wait to see who else will get in on the fun.January 11, 2014 at 6:08 pm #131475
I don’t think Tarantino would ever cast one of the obvious prestige actresses in a film. He is too much of a film geek for that.
Very true, it’s just wishful thinking on my part! I could see him picking someone like Isabella Rossellini, Catherine Denueve or some Asian actress, given his affinity for foreign language films.January 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm #131476
I don’t know why Waltz is seen as limited just because he won Oscars with Tarantino exploring his personality and timing. That’s what Tarantino does.
See, that’s the thing. I don’t feel like Tarantino explored his personality at all in Django. Waltz’s role in Django felt like a rehash of the Basterds role, with the only difference being that one was evil and the other was good. Other than that he acted in pretty much the exact same way.January 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm #131477
[quote=”Renato_Miranda”]I don’t think Tarantino would ever cast one of the obvious prestige actresses in a film. He is too much of a film geek for that.
Very true, it’s just wishful thinking on my part! I could see him picking someone like Isabella Rossellini, Catherine Denueve or some Asian actress, given his affinity for foreign language films.[/quote]
Catherine Denueve and Tarantino would be incredible.