In a great new interview at Vulture that everyone must read in full, Quentin Tarantino talks about everything from his favorite TV shows and copycats of his work to the contemporary relevance of his latest, The Hateful Eight, and which big-budget Hollywood movies he wishes he made. Here are the most important things we learned:
1. The Hateful Eight will accidentally feel contemporary
Although he says… Continue reading 8 Interesting Things We Learned From Quentin Tarantino's Must-Read Interview
Pixar isn’t just the most beloved animation studio in the world — it is one of the most beloved hive of creators on the planet. So when the studio’s in-house documentary team sat down for their panel at this year’s SXSW, it was standing room only. Erica Milsom, Tony Kaplan, and Debby Coleman are among those charged with taking behind-the-scenes photos, interviewing crew… Continue reading Four Geeky Things We Learned from the Pixar Documentary Team at SXSW
Early in the very confused marketing campaign for Chappie, Sony released a trailer for the robot-driven action movie that essentially painted the whole thing as Radio with artificial intelligence. It even had the audacity to say something about us not teaching Chappie…because Chappie was teaching us. Blech.
But that got us thinking. What lessons have we learned about robots… Continue reading Valuable Lessons We Learned From Movie Robots
Joe Swanberg doesn’t make movies the same way most people do. He’s not concerned with trying to dream up elaborate set pieces that take a team of fifty people to execute. He doesn’t spend years meticulously rewriting a script. He has an idea, he finds some actors (which often includes himself), and then they figure out a way to turn it into a movie.
Off… Continue reading Joe Swanberg Tells Us About 'Happy Christmas,' Lessons Learned from 'You're Next,' and More