“There was 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld, in a pale pink princess dress, pivoting around the room with a little camera. “Can I grab a picture with you?” she asked Quentin Tarantino. “Can I grab a picture with you, should be the question,” Mr. Tarantino replied, and happily posed until they got a good one.”—A Celebrity Force Field at the Vanity Fair Party (via all-right-ramblers)
In an article I wrote up on Saturday discussing the seemingly inevitable death of film as digital filmmaking is sweeping the landscape I made brief reference to Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, which was apparently starting to come together. However, at that time there was no word one what the film was, who would be in it or when we should expect to see it. Today that’s changed.
News first surfaced when Italian actor Franco Nero told MoviePlayer (via The Playlist) his next project would be a spaghetti western called The Angel, the Bad and the Wise, a tribute to Sergio Leone that he said Quentin Tarantino would have some involvement in along with the likes of Keith Carradine and Treat Williams. “It’s a movie that contains humor, lots of action, but also a great plot,” Nero added.
From there we move to Ain’t It Cool News where Jeremy Smith tells us not only will Tarantino be involved in the film, but he is in fact directing it and it will star his Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz with plans to shoot the film in Italy and Spain later this year. The AICN report says this is the first they’ve heard of Nero, Carradine and Williams’s involvement, but the details of the report seem to make sense. Smith, however, says the title as reported above “isn’t even close.”
Hopefully we’ll get some confirmation on this story soon, or at least a sorting of the details. For now it would seem Smith at AICN has the inside track on the story so hopefully he’ll have some more to deliver soon as his report insinuates he’s obviously holding back some information. For now I’ll add this movie to the database under Untitled Quentin Tarantino Spaghetti Western and we’ll go from there. Knowing Tarantino’s love for spaghetti westerns this makes absolute sense and I would think with the success of Inglourious Basterds and the recent success of True Grit a studio would likely jump all over this if it wasn’t too far of left field.
“In the long arc of history that line between “I’d like to thank the Academy” and “It’s an honor just to be nominated” gets even blurrier; the films that will stand the test of time will do so with or without a statue, and not even the mighty Harvey Weinstein marketing machine can change that”—Oscar Eye: Everyone’s A Winner At Academy Awards Version Of A Group Hug
Marya, my ego is hurting tonight! Did you think TSN & Fincher were "robbed" in a way from the Best Picture and Director category? I mean I LOVED TKS and I'm glad that it got recognition. But when I think of films like Citizen Kane and Raging Bull that also lost Best Picture Oscars I feel like shit like that shouldn't happen again, get me?
pretty much my thoughts exactly. I guess in a year or two I can write about TSN for Oscar Vault Monday…
“In a moment, one of these ten movies will join a list that includes On The Waterfront, Midnight Cowboy, The Godfather and The Deer Hunter. The other nine will join a list that includes The Grapes Of Wrath, Citizen Kane, The Graduate and Raging Bull.”—
STEVEN SPIELBERG, introducing the nominees for the Best Picture Oscar, and reminding us it ain’t such a bad thing to lose. (via inothernews)
The man speaks of what he knows. There is wisdom here.
Best Picture: 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right The King’s Speech The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone
Best Director: Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan David Fincher – The Social Network Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech David O. Russell – The Fighter The Coen Bros. – True Grit
Best Actor: Javier Bardem – Biutiful Jeff Bridges – True Grit Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network Colin Firth – The King’s Speech James Franco – 127 Hours
Best Actress: Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone Natalie Portman – Black Swan Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale – The Fighter John Hawkes – Winter’s Bone Jeremy Renner – The Town Mark Ruffalo – The Kids Are All Right Geoffrey Rush – The King’s Speech
Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams – The Fighter Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech Melissa Leo – The Fighter Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit Jacki Weaver – Animal Kingdom
Best Animated Feature How To Train Your Dragon The Illusionist Toy Story 3
Best Adapted Screenplay: 127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone
Best Original Screenplay: Another Year The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right The King’s Speech
Best Foreign Language Film Biutiful (Mexico) Dogtooth (Greece) Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria) Incendies (Canada) In a Better World (Denmark)
Best Cinematography Black Swan Inception The King’s Speech The Social Network True Grit
Best Film Editing 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter The King’s Speech The Social Network
Best Art Direction Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Inception The King’s Speech True Grit
Best Costume Design Alice in Wonderland I Am Love The King’s Speech The Tempest True Grit
Best Makeup Barney’s Version The Way Back The Wolfman
Best Original Score 127 Hours – A.R. Rahman How to Train Your Dragon – John Powell Inception – Hans Zimmer The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat The Social Network – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Best Original Song 127 Hour- A.R. Rahman, Rollo Armstrong, Dido(“If I Rise”) Country Strong – Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges(“Coming Home”) Tangled – Alan Menken, Glenn Slater(“I See the Light”) Toy Story 3 – Randy Newman(“We Belong Together”)
Best Sound Inception The King’s Speech Salt The Social Network True Grit
Best Sound Editing Inception Toy Story 3 TRON: Legacy True Grit Unstoppable
Best Visual Effects Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Hereafter Inception Iron Man 2
Best Documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop GasLand Inside Job Restrepo Waste Land
Best Documentary, Short Subject Killing in the Name Poster Girl Strangers No More Sun Come Up The Warriors of Qiugang
Best Short Film, Animated Day & Night The Gruffalo Let’s Pollute The Lost Thing Madagascar, a Journey Diary
Best Short Film, Live Action The Confession The Crush God of Love Na Wewe Wish 143