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QT8: The First Eight Review: This Loving Look at Quentin Tarantino Is a Must-See for Fans – Comicbook Review

Tara Wood dives deep into with the help of some of his most frequent collaborators. Focusing solely on his first eight films, QT8: The First Eight is a celebration and exploration of his accomplishments, which manages to demystify the filmmaker while being endlessly entertaining.  Read more…

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QT8: The First Eight sparkles with the same energy as its subject. – Elements of Madness Review

When any person remotely familiar with the art of filmmaking hears the name “Quentin Tarantino,” there are a number of ideas that might come to mind. Whether it is the unparalleled mastery of explicit dialogue, the bizarre concentration on highly stylized, yet unrelentingly brutal violence, or the love for non-linear narrative structure and chronology, film fans know a Tarantino film when they see one.  Read more…

‘Q8: The First Eight’ – Red Carpet Crash Review

Greetings again from the darkness. Quentin Tarantino has been praised as the cinematic “voice of his generation.” His influence on other filmmakers is as obvious as those who have influenced him.  Read more…

QT8: The First Eight – The Dreamcage Review

The world is in quite a horrible place at the moment and world events can have an impact on daily lives, but rarely do they have such an impact on my review work as they have today. You see, I now have to do something I have never done before and review QT8: The First Eight, a documentary from Tara Wood (21 Years: Richard Linklater), from two different angles and it’s because of the heinous acts allegedly carried out by super producer Harvey Weinstein. You cannot make a film about Quentin Tarantino’s work without talking about Weinstein because of the financial support and industry muscle used by Weinstein, his brother, and their Miramax company. Without them you may not be getting a documentary about Tarantino at all, and this is where the problem lies.  Read more…

Tara Wood Talks Her Deep Dive on Tarantino in QT8: The First Eight – Exclusive

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most influential and beloved filmmakers working in the business today, and it’s been that way for two and a half decades now. With the release of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood earlier this year, the director’s ninth feature and a legitimate threat to take home Best Picture at the Oscars, the Pulp Fiction director only further cemented his place in the business as a living legend. Now, filmmaker Tara Wood is here to take us on a journey through his first eight movies with her new documentary, QT8: The First Eight.  Read more…

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WhatCulture Christmas Gift Guide 2019: 122 Essential Gifts

This fascinating new film focuses on the thrilling journey of Quentin Tarantino’s first eight movies providing an insider look at the celebrated filmmaker’s work through interviews with his actors and industry experts with newly animated recreations of key events.  Read more…

Leonardo DiCaprio had problem saying ‘n-word’ in Django Unchained until Jamie Foxx and Samuel L Jackson forced him to

Leonardo DiCaprio is widely regarded as one of the best actors in the world, winning critical acclaim for his roles in The Departed, Wolf Of Wall Street, The Revenant and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. But Jamie Foxx revealed the 45-year-old was uncomfortable on the set of Django Unchained, as his character had to use racial slurs.  Read more…

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AFM: Quentin Tarantino Doc ‘QT8: The First Eight’ Sells Wide

Tara Wood has racked up multiple territory sales at AFM for her documentary QT8: The First Eight, which chronicles the making of Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films. Wood’s sales outfit, Wood Entertainment, has inked sales with multiple territories across Europe and Asia for the doc, including with Signature Entertainment for the U.K. and Australia; Koch Films for Germany; Exponenta Films for Russia; Noori Pictures for South Korea; and DocAviv for Israel.  Read more…

Samuel L. Jackson Goes Off On People Who Say Quentin Tarantino Can’t Use The N-Word

Quentin Tarantino has been criticized for years over his constant use of the N-word in his films. With a new documentary titled QT8: The First Eight putting a spotlight on this particular controversy, Samuel L. Jackson, one of the director’s most frequent collaborators, is coming to his defense.  Read more…

Jamie Foxx Reveals Leonardo DiCaprio Had Difficulty Saying N-Word on “Django” Set

Longtime friends and collaborators Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino have worked together on quite a few iconic films. Jackson has starred in Kill Bill: Volume 2, Django Unchained, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown just to name a few, and often the filmmaker features heavy usage of the n-word. It’s a move that has placed Tarantino at the forefront of criticism, and anytime Jackson is questioned about it, he always comes to the defense of the Academy Award-winning cinematographer.  Read more…

Michael Madsen didn’t want Mr. Blonde role in ‘Reservoir Dogs’ because he didn’t want unknown Tim Roth killing his character

Mr. Blonde didn’t want to get bumped off by an unknown dirty blonde. In a new Quentin Tarantino documentary, actor Michael Madsen reveals that after reading the “Reservoir Dogs” script, he was dismayed that his character was to be murdered by newcomer Tim Roth’s Mr. Orange.  Read more…

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DTLA Film Festival Announces 2019 Awards

The 11th annual DTLA Film Festival, running October 23rd -27th at Regal L.A. LIVE, announced today its lineup of award recipients for 2019.  Read more…

Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx defend Quentin Tarantino’s use of the N-word

The upcoming Quentin Tarantino documentary “QT8: The First Eight,” chronicling flashpoints of the controversial filmmaker’s feature films, offer unseen insights from notable actors who worked on movies such as “Reservoir Dogs,” “Pulp Fiction” and notably “Django Unchained”.  Read more…

Trailer for QT8 Invites You Into Quentin Tarantino’s Insanity – JoBlo Review

I think the greatest compliment that can be paid to any director is that you can look at a film and instantly know it’s that person. There’s something inherent about the film that just screams their name.   Read more…

QT8: The First Eight Trailer Explores Quentin Tarantino’s Cinematic Legacy

Quentin Tarantino and his first 8 movies are the subject of QT8: The First Eight. The documentary has just revealed the first trailer and it gives brief, albeit entertaining, glimpse into what we can all expect. Working with Tarantino is anything but orthodox and the several interviews with the director’s collaborators over the years cements this fact. Zoe Bell, Louis Black, Bruce Dern, Robert Forster, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gladstein, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Diane Kruger, Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Eli Roth, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Stacey Sher, Scott Spiegel, and Christoph Waltz all sing the praises of Tarantino in the doc.  Read more…

‘QT8: The First Eight’ Trailer Debuts, Takes You Inside Quentin Tarantino’s Head

“Who do you know right now that’s dangerous?” asks Jamie Foxx point blank. QT8: The First Eight, a new documentary from filmmaker Tara Wood (21 Years: Richard Linklater), answers the question with startling clarity: Quentin Tarantino, of course. The muckraking, genre-bending filmmaker has been turning heads and influencing everyone since his 1992 debut feature, Reservoir Dogs. Today, you can see the trailer for QT8: The First Eight, and glimpse teases of frank interviews with all his closest collaborators — including Michael Madsen, who reveals his agent encouraged him to turn down Reservoir Dogs initially.  Read more…

Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, more discuss Quentin Tarantino’s legacy in QT8 doc trailer

Quentin Tarantino‘s cinematic life story is coming to light. As told by the actors who know him best, the Oscar-winning filmmaking icon’s legacy goes under the microscope in the first trailer for Tara Wood’s new documentary QT8: The First Eight.  Read more…

Eli Roth Says ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Extra Got Fired for Not Knowing Character Backstory

Eli Roth shares several memorable Tarantino stories in Tara Wood’s new documentary, “QT8: The First Eight.”  Read more…

Harvey Weinstein Was Inspiration for Misogynist Tarantino Character

In a new documentary, an executive producer who first collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on Pulp Fiction reveals that a character in one of the famed director’s later works was based on Harvey Weinstein.  Read more…

‘QT8: The First Eight’ Trailer: Quentin Tarantino’s Filmography Is Dissected In A New Doc

When you look at the quality of work that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has produced over the course of his first eight films (yes, he counts both ‘Kill Bill’ volumes as one), you’d be hard-pressed to find many other auteurs that have been as consistent, for as long. And that’s exactly the premise of the upcoming doc, “QT8: The First Eight.”  Read more…

‘QT8: The First Eight’ Trailer: Dive Deep Into the Films That Made Tarantino an Icon — Exclusive

Tara Wood’s new documentary examines Tarantino’s first eight films, including a bevy of talking heads from the filmmaker’s sprawling filmography.  Read more…

QT8: The First Eight – The Aisle Seat Review

As any remotely knowledgeable movie buff could guess, the “QT” in QT8: The First Eight refers to Quentin Tarantino. It would be impossible to overestimate the influence he has had on cinema. Every film he’s made has been rapturously reviewed by critics and enthusiastically embraced by audiences. Pulp Fiction literally changed the way crime pictures are made, inspiring dozens of other filmmakers in the process (many of whom failed spectacularly trying to mimic his inimitable style). Tarantino’s work and impact are examined in this documentary.  Read more…

‘Pulp Fiction’ turns 25: Quentin Tarantino made hearts stop with Uma Thurman’s overdose scene

One scene stands alone in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film “Pulp Fiction” for pure heart-stopping shock – when Uma Thurman’s dying Mia is revived from a heroin overdose by her bodyguard chaperone Vincent (John Travolta) and drug-dealer Lance (Eric Stoltz). Vincent plunges a hypodermic needle of adrenaline into Mia’s heart and jolts her screaming violently back to life.  Read more…

QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT – Film Threat Review

Documentary QT8: The First Eight is director Tara Wood’s wonderfully exuberant and satisfying retrospective of the work of American auteur Quentin Tarantino. The documentary tracks Tarantino from his beginnings working in a video store in Manhattan Beach, to his time as a screenwriter, eventually parlaying the earnings from an early script, and from a TV appearance as Elvis impersonator on The Golden Girls, into the production of Reservoir Dogs. He’s been a mainstay of film ever since.  Read more…

FATHOM TO HOST NEW DOCUMENTARY ABOUT TARANTINO’S FIRST EIGHT FILMS

As a way of celebrating the 25th anniversary of Quentin Tarantino’s PULP FICTION, Fathom Events is set to host a screening of the new documentary QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT, from director Tara Wood (21 YEARS: RICHARD LINKLATER).  Read more…

‘QT8: The First Eight,’ Exploring the Career of Quentin Tarantino, is Coming to Movie Theaters Nationwide for One Night on October 21

Fathom Events is bringing a new documentary film chronicling the thrilling journey of Quentin Tarantino’s first eight movies to theaters nationwide for just one night on October 21. “QT8: The First Eight,” directed by Tara Wood (“21 Years: Richard Linklater”), gives its audience an inside look at the legendary filmmaker’s body of work through interviews with former cast members, film industry experts.  Read more…

Michael Madsen talks nearly playing John Travolta’s Pulp Fiction part in Quentin Tarantino doc QT8

How close did Michael Madsen come to playing John Travolta‘s role in Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction? Pretty darned close. In fact, Tarantino originally wrote the part of hitman Vincent Vega for Madsen, who had starred in the director’s debut movie, Reservoir Dogs. Read more…

Cannes: Tarantino Doc, Held Up by Weinstein Bankruptcy, to Screen at Fest – Exclusive

Director Tara Wood will screen her documentary ‘QT8,’ on Tarantino’s first eight films, before number nine, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ premieres Tuesday at the festival.  Read more…

‘QT8: The First Eight’ Clip: Quentin Tarantino Docu From Tara Wood Gives Raw, Honest Look At Auteur’s Career – Exclusive

Tara Wood’s documentary about filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has been on quite a journey but it is almost ready for the public. Deadline has the first clip from the feature documentary and has learned that it is now going by the name QT8: The First Eight.  Read more…

Director of Tarantino Doc Wants to Pull Film From Weinstein Co. – Exclusive

Tara Wood asks to cut ties with the troubled company following the sexual assault allegations against its co-founder Harvey Weinstein.  Read more…

Weinstein Co. Acquires Quentin Tarantino Doc ’21 Years’

Harvey and Bob Weinstein have worked with the auteur for 25 years, starting with ‘Reservoir Dogs.  Read more…

Quentin Tarantino Documentary ’21 Years’ Will Go Behind the Scenes, Gets the Weinstein Treatment

Quentin Tarantino Documentary ’21 Years’ Will Go Behind the Scenes, Gets the Weinstein Treatment.  Read more…

Weinstein Company Buys Quentin Tarantino Documentary ’21 Years’

The Weinstein Company has bought worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino”.  Read more…

The Weinstein Co Acquires World Rights To ’21 Years: Quentin Tarantino’ – Cannes

In a deal that seems only fitting, The Weinstein Co has acquired worldwide rights, excluding French-speaking territories, to the upcoming documentary 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino.  Read more…

Quentin Tarantino is Getting the ’21 Years’ Documentary Treatment

Filmmaker Tara Wood is continuing the “21 Years” documentary series with a new film spotlighting the explosive career of Quentin Tarantino. Wood served as co-director of “21 Years: Richard Linklater,” the 2014 bio-doc that explored the filmmaker’s first two decades in the industry courtesy of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with some of his most well-regarded collaborators.  Read more…

Quentin Tarantino Documentary in the Works From Tara Wood

Production has begun on the authorized feature-length documentary “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino,” directed by Tara Wood.  Read more…

Quentin Tarantino Is Getting His Very Own Documentary

Quentin Tarantino has enjoyed a long and successful career since he arrived in the early ’90s, from writing the screenplay for 1993’s True Romance to confidently establishing his aesthetic with Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Joining greats like Stanley Kubrick, John Ford, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and more, Tarantino will also serve as the subject of his very own, fully authorized documentary.  Read more…