The Motion Picture Academy just posted this. I rather like it. How about you?
Good BAFTA outings for Quentin Tarantino (winner for best original screenplay) and Christoph Waltz (winner best supporting actor) for their work in “Django Unchained.”
(See all the winners here: http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/bafta-awards-2013-winners-list/ )
Meanwhile, Waltz gets more than a bit emotional talking about Tarantino’s role in his successes: ““Why I get to stand here is really no mystery because it says so at the beginning of our movie: Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.”
After thanking Harvey Weinstein and Sony studio head Amy Pascal “for their attention,” Waltz then says, “But it all starts with Quentin. Behind everything, I need and want to thank you for the thing that touches me the most, your unconditional trust… You silver penned devil you.”
For his part, Tarantino was wise-cracking about writing, being glad to be a member of BAFTA and more.
One issue: where to put the screenwriting award, ”I thought, If I win, do I put it next to the other BAFTA or find a place on the other side?”
And then, talking about his writing process, ”About 90% of my lines come out of the material. I get the characters talking to each other and suddenly someone says something clever. Every once in a while there’ll be a cool line that I’m holding onto for decades, but it doesn’t happen that often.”
The late Tony Scott consoling Quentin Tarantino after “Grindhouse” didn’t do well. The quote comes from extensive outtakes of the Playboy Interview of Tarantino that Deadline’s Mike Fleming recently conducted (his second with the Q).
There’s a ton of interesting stuff in there, and a link to the full interview that DID make the magazine (in case, um, you missed it for some reason).
Some of the most fascinating stuff in Mike’s outtakes regards Tarantino’s lengthy musings about Scott’s upward artistic arc late in his life, how long Tarantino expects to continue directing and the challenges of creativity as you age.
It’s a great read if you’re a fan of either director, and a lovely valedictory for Scott, who stunned Hollywood with his suicide this summer.
Read the whole long piece here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/11/mike-fleming-my-playboy-interview-with-quentin-and-some-outtakes-on-tony-scott/
The folks behind RZA’s “The Man with the Iron Fists” have released this new trailer featuring Russell Crowe as “Jack Knife.”
As you can tell from that name and this trailer, the film is unlikely to be known for its subtlety and retiring sensibility. That said, it may be very entertaining for those who don’t mind the term ‘over the top’ attached to every description of the movie.
Watch the whole thing here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/10/hot-trailer-russell-crowe-in-the-man-with-the-iron-fists/
RZA’s “The Man With the Iron Fists,” co-written by the always subtle Eli Roth and presented by the habitually understated Quentin Tarantino, looks, um, subtle and understated.
Check the red-band trailer http://ow.ly/d3zE4
Hot news from Deadline’s Mike Fleming: Christoph Waltz will star in Terry Gilliam’s next sci-fi film, “The Zero Theorem.” An elegant Austrian born into a family with long acting roots, Waltz has emerged as star in America after picking an Oscar for his work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” (he’s now finishing work on Tarantino’s next film).
I won’t attempt to do justice to the script for “The Zero Theorem,” but Mike has a lengthy explanation of the plot’s many ins and outs. Suffice it to say, if Gilliam is able to pull off something like his “Brazil,” it could be quite something to see.
Check our slideshow digest of today’s Deadline.com coverage of San Diego Comic-Con news (and there was tons of it, both at the show and back at the ranch).
(Source: deadline.com )
The first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s next film, the slick and stylish slave-revenge tale “Django Unchained,” has arrived, and it’s a doozy. Check it out here
Deadline’s Awards Columnist Pete Hammond previewed a fair chunk of the film while he was at the Cannes Film Festival. The trailer certainly lives up to his reports of that initial peek by the Weinstein Company.
Let us know what you think of the trailer. It has a lot to offer for Tarantino fans, but it will be interesting to see if the film, which feels a bit like it is designed to be for African-Americans what “Inglourious Basterds” was for Jews, can break through to new audiences for the always wildly original and often controversial Tarantino.