In 1997, Quentin Tarantino released 'Jackie Brown.' Based on the novel 'Rum Punch' by Elmore Leonard, the director was inspired by Pam Grier's classic blaxploitation films, so he changed the race and name of the lead character (from Burke to Brown) and cast Grier herself to star. The film follows Jackie, a flight attendant who smuggles money for a black market arms dealer on the side. When Jackie gets busted by the ATF, she goes in for one last cash grab, planning to take the money and run.
With a cast that included Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, 'Jackie Brown' was hailed by critics and audiences alike, and signified a career comeback for stars like Grier and Robert Forster. Sixteen years later, we revisit the cast of Tarantino's third film and see where they are now.
Quentin Tarantino went on 'The Tonight Show' last night to promote the upcoming hardcover version of the 'Django Unchained' comic books, and while there, Jay Leno asked the million dollar question: what will Quentin's next film be? Starting with, "I've never told anyone about this publicly," Tarantino spilled some details on his upcoming project.
In 1996, Robert Rodriguez teamed up with Quentin Tarantino for the vampire horror flick 'From Dusk till Dawn.' Directed by Rodriguez from a script by Tarantino, the film follows two criminal brothers (George Clooney and Tarantino himself) as they hijack an RV containing a former preacher and his two teenagers and seek refuge in a seedy bar south of the border. But there's a catch: this bar is overrun by ancient vampires. 17 years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
He's arguably one of the best filmmakers working today. He's also (arguably) one of the best film critics in his spare time. So, when Quentin Tarantino shares his list for the best movies of any particular time period, we take notice.
Today, we have word on what Tarantino considers his top 10 movies of 2013 and while some selections won't surprise you ('Gravity'), others ('The Lone Ranger'??) will.
Directed by Tony Scott and based on the first script Quentin Tarantino ever wrote, the 1993 film 'True Romance' follows the story of Clarence, a video store employee who marries a hooker and steals her boss' cocaine, leading the two on a dangerous adventure through LA. 20 years later, we take a look back at the all-star cast of this film and see what they're up to now.
Quentin Tarantino wrote 'Django Unchained' with Will Smith in mind to star and Smith was the first actor Tarantino approached with the script. So why didn't Will Smith star in the film? We've heard previously from Smith who said he had some "issues" with the script but never heard what those issues were. Now the actor has explained and, well, at least he's being honest.
When Quentin Tarantino sets out to make a film, there are actors falling all over themselves to be cast in the film. It appears to be such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that many actors make return trips to Tarantino's universe (just ask Christoph Waltz who won two Oscars for his work in Tarantino's films). But there's one person who worked with Tarantino on 'Django Unchained' who isn't eager to ever work with the director again. Who is it and why? Let's find out.
'Django Unchained' is one of those movies that gets better with every viewing and coming this spring, you'll be able to own the film on DVD and Blu-ray and watch Quentin Tarantino's latest film as often as you like. Get your pre-orders ready because we can exclusively report that 'Django Unchained' will hit DVD and Blu-ray on April 16th.
Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' is one of the undisputed classics of modern cinema; one of those movie everyone can remember seeing for the first time, a movie that seems like it's always been here with us. But a fascinating article in Vanity Fair has revealed that the 'Pulp Fiction' we know and love almost looked very different. For example, how about Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis instead of John Travolta?
Get the intriguing behind-the-scenes story after the break. (Tasty burger optional.)
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