Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsQuentin Tarantino
IN THE NEWS

Quentin Tarantino

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
March 1, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
SOME kids love Disneyland, but for little Quentin Tarantino, the happiest place on Earth was always a scabby L.A. movie theater. That's where he could sit in the dark with bloodied samurais, dangerous pimps and zombie brides. His search for the next matinee took him to every freeway and to distant neighborhoods, which is why Tarantino now knows the city like the back of an amputated hand.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
A federal judge has tossed out Quentin Tarantino's copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media for linking to his leaked, unproduced script for "The Hateful Eight," but the legal battle may be far from over. U.S. District Court Judge John F. Walter granted Gawker's motion to dismiss the suit while also giving Tarantino's legal team until May 1 to amend and refile the contributory copyright complaint, which accused Gawker of disseminating copies of Tarantino's script on its Defamer website and said the company "has made a business of predatory journalism.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
The music in any Quentin Tarantino film is an adventure unto itself, a tradition that continues with “Django Unchained,” Tarantino's movie opening on Christmas Day. The soundtrack album was released a week ahead of the film itself, and Tarantino took time to walk listeners through the music in a Sirius XM satellite radio special, “Quentin Tarantino Unleashed,” that aired Dec. 14 on Little Steven's Underground Garage show, which Tarantino...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The world premiere of Quentin Tarantino's staged reading of his latest script, a post-Civil War western, "The Hateful Eight," is raw, ragged, raucous, riveting. And, as Tarantino promises when the evening presented by Film Independent begins around 8, it is truly one of a kind. As the clock pushed past 11 Saturday night at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, one of those slightly spruced-up gray ladies with sweeping balconies and red velvet chairs that grace downtown L.A., the man in black - from the filmmaker's Stetson to his cowboy boots - begins narrating the final "Hateful" chapter, for the final time ever.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By John Horn
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Susan King
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
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,...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Quentin Tarantino is going unplugged. Having shelved plans to produce his script for the western "The Hateful Eight" after it was leaked online, the filmmaker will give fans a chance to experience it in the form of a live reading at LACMA on April 24. The "Pulp Fiction" and "Django Unchained" mastermind will cast and direct the reading of the script, which is set in a saloon in the middle of nowhere after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK - Uma Thurman is bopping around a downtown Asian-fusion restaurant in this city she calls home, having just enthusiastically ordered some of the fried specialties ("I never met a dumpling I didn't like"), her 6-foot-frame and luminous skin incongruous among the normal-sized and average-complected people around her. Thurman has a demonstrative personality that some would call actress-y, though it seems less like a put-on than simply the grand way she chooses to go through life.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Hateful Eight" is bold work by an artist pushing himself to the creative edge as he devises a Rubik's Cube of contradictions for his audience. I'm not supposed to know this yet. That I have an opinion about an unmade movie is because of the leak of a script that angered its writer-director enough to file a lawsuit and pledge to shelve the project. But it would be a crime if Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" became a victim of the Internet's fondness for disseminating all things illicit from sex tapes to now, apparently, scripts.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Sheri Linden
There's an endemic problem in the world of dark crime comedies: filmmakers getting stuck in a self-reflexive loop, more interested in quoting the genre's movie-quoting movies than in telling a story. Between the inevitable nods to Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, fresh riffs are hard to come by. Dutch director Arne Toonen doesn't invent any in "Black Out," but he does corral the requisite collection of "colorful" characters, from the dumb to the deranged, in the desperate adventures of a reformed hood who gets dragged back into the criminal underbelly on the eve of his wedding.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The Gecko Brothers are back. So promises the first full-length trailer for the upcoming TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn," based on the 1996 cult horror flick directed by Robert Rodriguez, penned by Quentin Tarantino and starring Tarantino and George Clooney. The 10-episode series, which will air on Rodriguez's new English-language El Rey Network aimed at Latino audiences, revisits the saga of bank robber Seth Gecko (played by Clooney in the film and D.J. Cotrona in the series) and his unpredictable brother, Richie ( Zane Holtz, taking over for Tarantino)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 17, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 16 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       CBS This Morning Kayak co-founders Paul English and Steve Hafner. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Seth Rogen; Billy Crystal. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Leslie Mann; Karmin performs; chef Daniel Humm. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Seth Rogen; Lilla Crawford performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann; Alicia Keys performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
A federal judge has tossed out Quentin Tarantino's copyright infringement lawsuit against Gawker Media for linking to his leaked, unproduced script for "The Hateful Eight," but the legal battle may be far from over. U.S. District Court Judge John F. Walter granted Gawker's motion to dismiss the suit while also giving Tarantino's legal team until May 1 to amend and refile the contributory copyright complaint, which accused Gawker of disseminating copies of Tarantino's script on its Defamer website and said the company "has made a business of predatory journalism.
NEWS
January 27, 2014 | By Jon Healey
Gawker's stock in trade is revealing things about celebrities and other public figures that they'd much rather keep private. And as long as what it prints is true, it's pretty much immune from libel lawsuits. Not so for copyright infringement, though. And though Gawker isn't the most sympathetic outlet, a new lawsuit against the site for linking to an infringing copy of an unreleased screenplay should send chills down the spines of every reporter who writes about copyright issues.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
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,...
Los Angeles Times Articles
|