There will always be blood, brilliance and controversy. This is the legendary story of the legendary Quentin Tarantino. This is the thrilling journey of Quentin Tarantino's first eight movies, giving its audience an inside look at the celebrated filmmaker's body of work, through interviews with former cast members and film industry experts. Tarantino's films inspire, provoke and challenge us individually and as a society to the utmost extremes, all stemming from his passion for people and continuous exploration of the human condition. 'QT8' takes us on a journey from 'Reservoir Dogs' through to 'The Hateful Eight', from the video store, to the fall of Harvey Weinstein. Featuring interviews with Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Tim Roth, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell and more. "QT8: The First Eight" gives viewers unprecedented access into the mind and legacy of Quentin Tarantino.
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- QT8: The First Eight review by DB
One of the extras on the DVD for 'Ronin' is an interview with the director John Frankenheimer in which he talks very straightforwardly about how he , as a director, puts a movie together and why he makes the choices he does i.e. why did he choose this lens , why that soundtrack , why are the people in the scene situated as they are , how to convince an audience of the passage of a significant amount of time using just a few seconds of screen time. I mention this because I was really hoping for something of the same from QT in this retrospective of his work, imagine my surprise and disappointment then that he does not even appear in it! What we have instead are a revolving group of actors and associates offering some anecdotes, reminiscences, toasts to the great man. It's interesting for a while but honestly not for the length of the whole film. The only person in the entire movie whose actions are critiqued and whose motives are speculated upon is Harvey Weinstein. Now given that all of QT's movies , that fall within the scope of this documentary, are produced by HW ( and others ) it’s perfectly fair that the people involved should have some insights on the man but I can't help feeling that they should have been collected and presented as an extra on the Blu-Ray instead rather than included here and given how quickly ( although belatedly ) QT has tried to distance himself from being associated with Weinstein I'm sure he would have appreciated it too.
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