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Quentin Tarantino Biography

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Film career After Tarantino met Lawrence Bender at a Hollywood party, Bender encouraged Tarantino to write a screenplay. In January 1992, Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs hit the Sundance Film festival. The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend in the UK and the cult film circuit. Reservoir Dogs was a dialogue-driven heist movie that set the tone for his later films. Tarantino wrote the script in three and a half weeks and Bender forwarded it to director Monte Hellman. Hel...

Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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Academy Award ® Winning writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino will be honored with Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival, it was announced today by Festival Chairman and producer Mark Canton (300, Spiderwick Chronicles, A Perfect Getaway, War of Gods, Fame) and Festival Director Pascal Vicedomini.       "Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood's most prolific talents, revered and respected by the entertainment industr...

Tarantino will be honored at Next Capri Hollywood

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Academy Award ® Winning writer/director/producer Quentin Tarantino will be honored with Capri Legend Award at the 13th Capri, Hollywood – Honda International Film Festival, it was announced today by Festival Chairman and producer Mark Canton (300, Spiderwick Chronicles, A Perfect Getaway, War of Gods, Fame) and Festival Director Pascal Vicedomini.“Quentin Tarantino is one of Hollywood’s most prolific talents, revered and respected by the entertainment industry and movie audiences worldwid...

Quentin Tarantino

"Death Proof - A Grindhouse Film" by Quentin Tarantino

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With the in-Competition presentation of Death Proof – A Grindhouse Film, the Cannes Festival is reunited with one of its most loyal directors, none other than Quentin Tarantino. After bursting onto the scene in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, winning the Golden Palm for Pulp Fiction two years later, and then presenting his Kill Bill – Volume 2 here in 2004, the very year when he officiated as President of the Jury, this year the American filmmaker is traveling with some especially original reels i...

Care for the Cannes program?

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Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Cannes Festival Official Selection in Paris on Thursday.21 competition titles are lined up including a very strong presence of  American films (5) and such longtime festival friends returning to cannes: Joel and Ethan Coen's, Quentin Tarantino's, Gus van Sant, Emir Kusturica, Wong Kar Wai.... Opening film:WONG Kar Wai MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS 1h51Fatih AKIN AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE 2h02Catherine BREILLAT UNE VIEILLE MAÎTRESSE 1h50Joel & Ethan COEN NO COUNT...

Coen brothers, Quentin, Emir, Gus, Wong Kar Wai, Moore... return for Cannes 60th

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Thierry Fremaux unveiled the Cannes Festival Official Selection in Paris on Thursday.21 competition titles are lined up including a very strong presence of American films (5) and such longtime festival friends returning to cannes: Joel and Ethan Coen's, Quentin Tarantino's, Gus van Sant, Emir Kusturica, Wong Kar Wai....The Coen brothers, Tarantino and Van Sant are all previous Palme d'Or winners, Emir won two awards from his past presentations. Good to see a german film in the lineup.Surprised ...

Steve Buscemi, will be honored at the Sarasota Film Festival

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Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences to savor the anecdotes and rem...

Indie Film Nation Podcast #071 for 13th April 2007

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Interview with Stephen Tramontana (Writer/Director) of Grindhouse (USA) feature film made in 2002 and who has accused Quentin Tarantino of ripping off their film for his new film project with Robert Rodgriuez. Tramontana has released his film for download for only 99 cents at The Real Grindhouse Bryan Singer vs Gus Van Sant - both are making new films about the Harvey Milk murder in San Franscisco Anne Thompson from Variety magazine reports that independent filmmake...

Steve Buscemi To Receive World Cinema Award at Sarasota Film Festival

Friday, April 13----Actor/director Steve Buscemi, one of indie film's luminaries, will be honored with the World Cinema Award at the Sarasota Film Festival, which begins this evening in the Florida Gulf Coast resort city. Buscemi, best known for his turns in FARGO and RESERVOIR DOGS, will attend the Festival for two special event evenings.On Tuesday, April 17th, Buscemi wil participate in the Festival's A Conversation With....At The Historic Asolo Theater, an opportunity for audiences...

Tarantino and Rodriguez ShoWest “Directors of the Year”

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ShoWest has named Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez ShoWest “Directors of the Year,” it was announced by Mitch Neuhauser, co-managing director of the event that will be held March 12 -15, 2007 in Las Vegas.Tarantino and Rodriguez will be presented with the ShoWest Director’s of the Year award at ShoWest’s closing night ceremony on Thursday, March 15 at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.“We are thrilled to honor two of the most renowned and imaginative filmmakers in the industry today by...

Cronenberg Opens Stockholm Film Festival

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"Lifetime Achievement Award" recipient David Cronenberg cut the 'ribbon' - a strip of celluloid - at the Stockholm Film Festival kick off November 17. "Are you sure you want to give me those scissors--that's kind of dangerous", he quipped to fest director Git Scheynius, and introduced the opening film: A History of Violence. He joked as he cut that he was going to do some fast editing of his latest feature, the one he is most proud of, the one he admits to "selling out" on because of its huge bu...

PiFan 2005 opening films

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The 9th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (a.k.a. PiFan) July 14 - 23, 2005 The films that will break out the grand opening of PiFan2005 are Nochnoi Dozor, directed by Timur Bekmambetov callled the Quentin Tarantino of Russia for a new style of Science Film and Battle in Heaven, directed by Carlos Reygadas who won the gold camera award by JAPON showing fastidious mise en scene. The Closing films are The Wind Mill Palm Forest, directed by YOU Sang Wook who directed and Open Water, di...

15th Stockholm International Film Festival Kicks Off

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It is hard to believe that the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 18-28, is already at year 15, and to celebrate, the festival will be showing some of the favorite films from past years and former recipients of the "Stockholm Bronze Horse" award. The horse evolved from the handpainted replicas from Dalecarlia in the heart of Sweden, a suitable icon given a somber spin by the festival. Past Bronze Horse winners include Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (parts of ...

Crème de la crème @ the Holywood European Awards

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The Hollywood Awards will conclude on the 18th the Hollywood Film Festival which officially began on Tuesday, October 12. The 2004 Annual Hollywood Film Festival incorporates in its activities the Hollywood Film Conference, Hollywood Film Screenings, and Hollywood Awards. FilmFestivals .com is a proud presenting sponsor of the Hollywood European Awards which will be handed out during the prestigious Gala.This year's presenters will include Kate Beckinsale, Chris Columbus, Laura Dern, Robert Down...

Tarantino: from Moscow, with love and kisses

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26th Moscow Festival opened June 18th with Kill Bill Volume2Worth a lively press conference.QUENTIN TARANTINO: “Thomas Edison invented the cine camera to shoot kisses and murders”The guests were in a good mood; they were smiling, joking and evidently inclined to let the cameramen do their job. Quentin, dressed in black, was sipping red wine while answering the questions.The Press conference was opened by its host, Pyotr Shepotinnik, who asked his first question: what did the American filmmak...

Kill Bill 2 team on the red carpet

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Kill Bill 2 team on the red carpet. Quentin Tarantino and his producer, Uma Thurman, Darryl Hannah, David Caradine, Mike Madsen amongst others attended the steps and film presentation, a lot of them die in the film though.Quentin made a brief and unexpected appearance ON STAGE? with Festival director, a first ever. ...

Festival jury conference

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The Festival jury conference headed by Quentin Tarantino...

Films Day 5

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Films Day 5Official CompetitionLOOK AT ME Agnès JaouiTHE HOLY GIRL Lucrecia MartelOut of CompetitionNOTRE MUSIQUE Jean Luc Godard KILL BILL VOL.2 Quentin TarantinoTHE GATE OF THE SUN Z CHANNEL: A MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION A Certain RegardDON'T MOVE Sergio CastellittoCRONICAS Sebastián CorderoKONTROLL Nimród AntalCannes ClassicsTHE NEW ONE-ARMED SWORDSMANBYE BYE BRASIL ...

Tarantino and Tilda Lock Horns

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Jury president Quentin Tarantino and Tilda Swinton locked horns over their conceptions of cinema when presented to the press on day one. The jury president asked Swinton if Hollywood was so bad why did so many British actors leave and come to Tinseltown. "Now Hollywood can be presented as the bad guy", he complained. People become stars and they get the hell out of there and go to Hollywood." Personally he believes that audiences just want to see the stars, which is why the American, Hong Kong...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Almodóvar Declares the 57th Cannes Film Festival Open!

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Laura Morante was stagestruck and elegant, as the hostess with the mostest to introduce for the Cannes extravaganza of opening night. "Anthropologists claim that man is the only living being interested in images--other animals see them only as illusions and look away", said the Italian actress. "It's the love of cinema that brings us here", she explained. And that was doubly reinforced by president of the jury Quentin Tarantino, who strode onto the stage, and seemingly with a loss for words at...

Quentin for President

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Quentin Tarantino will preside over the Jury of the 57th Festival de Cannes. Selected for the first time in 1992 with Reservoir Dogs, he's back in Cannes 10 years after receiving the Palme d'Or for Pulp Fiction (1994).Quentin Tarantino stated : “For a filmmaker and film lover there's no greater honour than to be on the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. To be President is both a magnificent honour and a magnificent responsibility. And also the crowning achievement of a lifetime spent in cinemat...
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