Tarantino’s gruesome revenge fantasies are growing more puerile and misogynistic | Caspar Salmon

The director dials up the stomach-churning violence in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. If only he had something meaningful to say Compare and contrast two screen deaths. In Quentin Tarantinos second film, Pulp Fiction in 1994, John Travoltas Vincent Vega accidentally shoots Marvin, a minor character, in the face. The killing happens mid-sentence, in the blink of an eye; in the process Vince covers himself and his acolyte Jules in blood and guts. The scene is played for laughs and succeeds: the horror and suddenness of the event coax an appalled hilarity from viewers, exacerbated by the two hitmens reaction, which is to bicker about mundane practicalities. In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Manson family member Susan Atkins, …

Over the hills: Quentin Tarantino and the end of Hollywood as we know it

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is supposedly about 1960s Tinseltown but is actually a lament for a film industry that has been humbled by time, taste and technology It wouldnt do to talk about the ending of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantinos Valentine to the film business of 1969. But you cant not talk about endings. The movie is nothing but grand finales a series of sunset farewells. One is for the culture that produced Tarantinos fictional faded male lead Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, another is for the blissed-out spirit of Sharon Tate, the actor murdered that year by the Manson Family, who is returned to the screen by Margot Robbie. And another is …

Bruce Lee’s daughter hits out at father’s portrayal in Tarantino film

Shannon Lee says that actor depicting Lee was directed to be a caricature in Quentin Tarantinos Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Bruce Lees daughter, Shannon, has hit out at the portrayal of her father in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantinos new film set in the late 1960s film industry, saying it was disheartening and uncomfortable. 2019 TV show Warrior, based on one of her fathers unmade projects. Lee added: What Im interested in is raising the consciousness of who Bruce Lee was as a human being and how he lived his life. All of that was flushed down the toilet in this portrayal, and made my father into this arrogant punching bag.

‘I reject your hypothesis’: Tarantino lashes out at criticism over female actors

Director reacts angrily to questions about limited screen time for Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and violence against female characters Quentin Tarantino responded sharply to questions about the portrayal of women in his films and disgraced director premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes film festival on Tuesday evening, was in no mood to discuss difficult topics, at one point snapping I reject your hypothesis at a journalist who asked why Rosemarys Baby. I like that a lot. However, the director said that he had not spoken to Polanski before making his film. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tarantino and Margot Robbie at the press conference. Photograph: JOHN PHILLIPS/POOL/EPA When asked why there was such fascination around …

Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to have world premiere at Cannes

Director has not left the editing room in months to complete much-anticipated film in time for festival unveiling Quentin Tarantinos much-anticipated Manson-era drama Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will have its world premiere at the Cannes film festival after all. Tarantinos film was conspicuous by its absence from the original announcement in April. At the time, Canness general delegate Thierry Frmaux had said that Tarantino was still editing the film and it was not ready for the festival. However, Frmaux said that the film would now be added to the competition for the Palme dOr, saying: Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes. Like for …

Why has Tarantino turned The Hateful Eight into a Netflix miniseries?

In a surprise drop, the directors snowy mystery has arrived on the streaming platform as a four-part series with a new, longer running time A chill was felt on the strange, slightly obsessive corner of social media known as film Twitter. First a breeze, then a blizzards howl. Netflix had taken Quentin Tarantinos The Hateful Eight and done something to it. It was now a TV show? With episodes? No, wait! Its a new version with over 40 minutes of new material? Heads exploded like Channing Tatums at the end of the gruesome (but strangely hilarious) post-civil war western. What is going on? A quick glance on Netflix shows that The Hateful Eight: Extended Versions season one is four chapters …