It's safe to say that visionary director Quentin Tarantino has never produced a bad film. His dialogue is sharp and witty, his characters extremely colorful and memorable and the circumstances that he creates are fascinating and animated. While some of his earlier films like "Pulp Fiction" and "Reservoir Dogs" didn't win him critical acclaim but more cemented him as a cult classic leader, his last two projects have definitely been more widely accepted and celebrated.
Of course his "Inglourious Basterds" threw us back into the WWII era, while his most recent film "Django Unchained", explored the spaghetti western genre. Elevated by incredible performances from amazing actors such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx, it appeared that not only the audience had a blast with the genre but that Tarantino himself planned to stay in a similar vein for his next film.
Titled "The Hateful Eight", Tarantino would once again adventure back into the West, but perhaps even more so than just touching the surface this time. He had the likes of Waltz, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth and Samuel L. Jackson in mind for roles and everything seemed to be moving forward fabulously. That is until Tarantino put a complete stop on the production yesterday when his script leaked out to the public.
This unfair truth deeply upset Tarantino and he stated, "I'm very, very depressed. I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn't mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it's gotten out today."
Where does that leave us Tarantino fans now with this project? He stated, "I don't know how these (expletive) agents work, but I'm not making this next. I'm going to publish it, and that's it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I can't trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I'll publish it. I'm done. I'll move on to the next thing. I've got 10 more where that came from."
Some feel Tarantino is letting his emotions get in the way and is being a bit too dramatic by ditching the project. Others, myself included, can appreciate that an artist puts their heart and soul into a project and that betrayal can be one of the harshest form of pain in the path to creation. Tarantino produces masterpieces and if this is his process, what more can we do than respect it and eagerly wait for him to turn out yet another gem.
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