July 15, 2013 |
Lianne MacDougall, a film writer who specializes in genre movies and has been linked romantically to Quentin Tarantino, has been accused of repeated plagiarism and apparently has taken to Twitter to apologize for lifting whole sections of other articles. Mike White at the website the Impossible Funky said he has chronicled a series of verbatim lifting published by MacDougall, who uses the Web alias Spiderbaby and writes for the sites FEARnet.com and hosts the online show Frightbytes.
December 26, 2012 |
Quentin Tarantino's talents as a screenwriter are undisputed. And his ability to get audiences laughing in the midst of extreme violence has been a trademark since he landed on the scene with "Reservoir Dogs" in 1992. As he put it in a recent interview with The Times: "There is something sexy about gallows humor. This is funny but is it OK to laugh? Is it a contraband laugh? That's worth me leaving the house to have that experience. " So it was with great anticipation and some trepidation that Tarantino approached a key scene in "Django Unchained.
October 4, 2012 |
Writer/director Quentin Tarantino is set to receive the Hollywood Film Awards' Hollywood Screenwriter Award at a gala Oct. 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tarantino earned an Oscar with Roger Avary for his screenplay of the 1994 crime thriller "Pulp Fiction," and his 2009 World War II thriller, "Inglourious Basterds," earned eight Oscar nominations. His latest film, "Django Unchained," an homage to Italy's spaghetti Western genre, opens Christmas Day. "We are honored to present this award to Quentin for his unique and exceptional creative vision at this year's gala," said Carlos de Abreu, founder and executive director of the Hollywood Film Awards.
March 11, 2014 |
Gawker Media is asking a California federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by Quentin Tarantino over his leaked screenplay for "The Hateful Eight," arguing it only facilitated the reading of the unproduced screenplay and didn't enable any copyright infringement. Tarantino sued Gawker for contributory copyright infringement in January, after its Defamer blog published a post titled "Here Is the Leaked Quentin Tarantino 'Hateful Eight' Script" with download links to third-party websites hosting copies of the document.
January 27, 2014 |
Days after a script leak prompted Quentin Tarantino to shelve his ensemble western "The Hateful Eight," the filmmaker has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media and accused its Defamer website of disseminating copies of the script, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Last week, Tarantino was irate to learn that his new screenplay had gotten out into the wild after he gave it to a few actors, telling the media that he was "very,...
October 24, 2012 |
Quentin Tarantino is still cutting “Django Unchained” ahead of its Dec. 25 release, a point he noted with a mixture of relish and nervousness at the Hollywood Film Awards Monday night. But fans who want a little Tarantino fix at the multiplex before “Django” hits will get their chance. Two of the filmmaker's most beloved works, “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp Fiction,” are getting the one-night-only theatrical treatment. “Reservoir Dogs” will play nationally Dec. 4 and “Pulp Fiction” will play Dec. 6 in events being dubbed “Tarantino XX,” a group of companies that includes Miramax (which owns rights to the films)