So some of the biggest news yesterday was the reveal of The Hateful Eight trailer. Crazy right? A trailer for a movie that hasn’t even started production or a secured release date. So what exactly can be shown in the trailer? So many questions over such news. Quentin Tarantino wasn’t even sure he was going to be making this movie a couple months ago. After cancellation, a lawsuit, a live read, and now confirmation that the movie would be made, The Hateful Eight has officially started its marketing campaign. This is a really weird track history for a movie and it only makes me interested in this movie more.
In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Being a native of Rochester, New York I know all there is about Kodak and George Eastman. I grew up in that region and I’ve become really interested in the history of both Kodak and George Eastman himself. I’ve been to The Eastman Theater, to see a screening of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, and toured his house. It is a fascinating venture and sure to interest any cinephile.
Recently Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Judd Apatow, and J.J. Abrams have campaigned heavily for studios to buy film stock and use it more often than they do. The chairman of Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke announced Wednesday that their company will continue their production of film stock. According to the Wall Street Journal, prominent studios such as Warner Bros. and Walt Disney Studios will purchase a certain amount of film stock each year. This solidifies the use of film stock for certain films. I see it used more so on their smaller projects rather than their blockbuster.
Bob Weinstein, one of the chairman for TWC, stated “It’s a financial commitment, no doubt about it. But I don’t think we could look some of our filmmakers in the eyes if we didn’t do it.” This shows just how committed they are to preserving the magic of movies and their love for the medium.
I’m happy to see that people are still in support for something that has been dying out in past few years. After The Master I think that people will realize the beauty that film contains.
I have to say that I am not surprised by Lincoln grabbing the most nominations, it was a great movie that deserves the recognition. What I am truly happy about is that Django Unchained scored the second most nominations and I can’t wait to see what the movie holds. I am glad that both Leonardo DiCaprio is going to bring to the role of the villain. What really bugs me is that Game of Thrones not being nominated at all, I thought that this season was much better than the first, even though both are amazing. With the Oscars closing in I am wondering what nominations Django Unchained will grab and what movie will actually win Best Picture.
Ever since I saw Pulp Fiction a few years back I’ve been a big fan of Quentin Tarantino, who I don’t think has made a bad movie yet so my hopes are high right now, though Death Proof is not great it is still an entertaining movie to watch with the classic dialogue of a Tarantino movie. It is good to see that he is venturing into new territory with Django Unchained, a throw back to the spaghetti westerns of the 60s and 70s. From the footage so far it looks as if he has hit his mark yet again with great acting from Jamie Fox and Christoph Waltz but what really is going to come as a surprise is Leonardo DiCaprio, abandoning his good boy role for something much more darker and villainous and depending on his performance in the movie maybe an Academy Award nomination and quite possibly his first win but that is just my hope at the moment.
A former slave and a German bounty hunter become unlikely allies in the battle against a tyrannical plantation owner in this \western} from visionary director Quentin Tarantino. Two years before the Civil War pits brother-against-brother, German-born fugitive hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz) arrives in America determined to capture the outlaw Brittle Brothers dead or alive. In the midst of his search, Dr. Schultz crosses paths with Django (Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and skilled tracker who seeks to rescue his beloved wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from ruthless plantation owner Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio). Once Django has aided Dr. Schultz in capturing the Brittle Brothers, the two team up to capture some of the most wanted men in the South. Meanwhile, Django never loses sight of his mission to free Broomhilda from the treacherous lave trade before it’s too late. Upon arriving at Candie’s nefarious plantation, dubbed Candyland, Django and Dr. Schultz discover that slaves are being groomed for gladiator-like competitions by Candie’s malevolent right-hand man Billy Crash (Walton Goggins), and skillfully work their way onto the compound for a closer look. But just as Django and his partner locate Broomhilda and plot a daring escape, Candie’s house slave Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson) catches wind of their plan, and informs his master of the betrayal. Now, as a clandestine organization attempts to back them into a corner, Django and Dr. Schultz will have to come out pistols blazing if they ever hope to free Broomhilda from Candyland and the clutches of its vile proprietor.
Based on the plot description alone, I know that this movie is going to be one hell of a ride and is know sitting on #3 on my most anticipated this year, edging out the Hobbit and sits behind Prometheus and The Dark Knight Rises.