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30 minutes ago, Black Sabbath said:

I’m excited because of the cast and Tarantino, but admittedly that trailer did nothing for me.

I left the trailer thinking “So... what’s the plot?”

Not sure if plot is the primary driver of most Tarantino films.  Check out the trailer for Pulp Fiction.  Not heavy on plot details other than Vincent taking Mia out for the night.  

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It's obvious they're trying as hard as possible to mask the plot - and it's because the plot involves the Manson family.

Tarantino managed to surprise everyone with his alternate history take of Inglorious Basterds. When the third act comes in that film and critical things begin happening that totally diverge from history, it maintained a level of suspense and excitement. He's doing the same thing here: setting up a chessboard of characters who have specific fates in pop culture history and at a certain point, he's going to play the pieces very differently.

If it's like Pulpfiction, then the lives of these characters are going to meet like car crashes. He doesn't want anyone to know how much of his original story is going to blend with the lore of Manson.

There's one thing you can take away from this film; Sharon Tate's sister approves and endorses it. She knows how it goes, she knows how it ends. Since she is mightily against any piece of entertainment that depicts the murders, there's a good chance the murders don't go down in this film or don't go down the same way. 

At some point, you can probably bet on a Leo and Brad and Manson confrontation.

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That looked pretty fuckin' good.  Its a movie centred around a lot of people I totally love, Steve McQueen, Bruce Lee.  I think Tarantino missed a trick not making more movies about or centred around L.A. in his lifetime.  I know that can make one a bit one trick pony-ish potentially but at the same time in the right hands you can kind of make yourself a part of the DNA of the place.  Also his movies that are centred around other locales kinda lack a certain richness, going back to the whole movies about movies idea, whereas LA he kinda of like...its a bit of him y'know?  And if this is his second to last movie as he has stated he's not left himself a lot of room there.  The further afield he reaches from his home the less good the movie is to me.  His worst movie, or at least the one I've watched the least (only saw it the once in the cinema and it was by no means a bad piece of cinema) is Inglorious Basterds.  Its nice to see something of an original film of sorts instead of like 'this is Tarantinos western, this is Tarantinos blaxploitation, this is Tarantinos Kung Fu movie.

The guy playing Bruce Lee, from that short clip, has done a handsome job of replicating his speaking voice and physical mannerisms, which were very singular.  Promising little clip.  It seems like it's not really so much a movie about Manson or the Manson murders so much as a movie about these two guys that are in and around the situation, which is good too, when I intiially heard of this I thought 'OK, Tarantino doing a movie about the Manson murders?!', you kinda know whats gonna happen, unless he was gonna do an Inglorious re-write history thing where Bruce Lee kicks the fuck out of em...now i think about it I'd pay to see that too :lol:

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Okay, I saw another preview of this movie.

So Leo's character is an actor and Brad's character is his stunt double.

somehow they cross paths with Charles Manson.

Whoever the Asian actor is playing Bruce Lee is amazing! he looks just like Bruce did in the 60's and sounds just like him. I have to see this movie just for that scene alone.

Movie looks crazy just like Quentin's other movies.

The late Luke Perry also has a part in the movie. Leo had nothing but good and kind things to say about Luke.

Anyway, I've seen all Quentin's movies and am so excited for this one too.

4 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

That looked pretty fuckin' good.  Its a movie centred around a lot of people I totally love, Steve McQueen, Bruce Lee.  I think Tarantino missed a trick not making more movies about or centred around L.A. in his lifetime.  I know that can make one a bit one trick pony-ish potentially but at the same time in the right hands you can kind of make yourself a part of the DNA of the place.  Also his movies that are centred around other locales kinda lack a certain richness, going back to the whole movies about movies idea, whereas LA he kinda of like...its a bit of him y'know?  And if this is his second to last movie as he has stated he's not left himself a lot of room there.  The further afield he reaches from his home the less good the movie is to me.  His worst movie, or at least the one I've watched the least (only saw it the once in the cinema and it was by no means a bad piece of cinema) is Inglorious Basterds.  Its nice to see something of an original film of sorts instead of like 'this is Tarantinos western, this is Tarantinos blaxploitation, this is Tarantinos Kung Fu movie.

The guy playing Bruce Lee, from that short clip, has done a handsome job of replicating his speaking voice and physical mannerisms, which were very singular.  Promising little clip.  It seems like it's not really so much a movie about Manson or the Manson murders so much as a movie about these two guys that are in and around the situation, which is good too, when I intiially heard of this I thought 'OK, Tarantino doing a movie about the Manson murders?!', you kinda know whats gonna happen, unless he was gonna do an Inglorious re-write history thing where Bruce Lee kicks the fuck out of em...now i think about it I'd pay to see that too :lol:

OMG! I just said that about the actor playing Bruce. Maybe I should have read your post first, but I totally agree.

someone is playing Steve McQueen. My mom will be so happy about this! She loved him back in the 60's and 70's.

This movie is just going to be freakin awesome!

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23 minutes ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

Okay, I saw another preview of this movie.

So Leo's character is an actor and Brad's character is his stunt double.

somehow they cross paths with Charles Manson.

Whoever the Asian actor is playing Bruce Lee is amazing! he looks just like Bruce did in the 60's and sounds just like him. I have to see this movie just for that scene alone.

Movie looks crazy just like Quentin's other movies.

The late Luke Perry also has a part in the movie. Leo had nothing but good and kind things to say about Luke.

Anyway, I've seen all Quentin's movies and am so excited for this one too.

OMG! I just said that about the actor playing Bruce. Maybe I should have read your post first, but I totally agree.

someone is playing Steve McQueen. My mom will be so happy about this! She loved him back in the 60's and 70's.

This movie is just going to be freakin awesome!

I don't think anyone can convincingly play Steve McQueen, Steve was...something else.  Not that Bruce wasn't, its just so many people have had a go at doing Bruce that they've kinda perfected it somewhat.  Steve is a different kettle of fish though, a lot about Bruces mannerisms was very singular as I said and very pronounced so its kind of an easier job to replicate cuz it stands out so much...Steve was very...understated, all about certain looks and a way of carrying himself and that kinda thing is hard to pull off, if people could do that then there'd be a lot more Steve McQueens out there but there was only ever one. 

 

I wish I could say I'd be that cool with Ann Margarets tits in my face :lol:

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Like I said before my mom loved Steve. He was one of a kind. My mom still loves watching him in The Blob. lol

He did become an amazing actor and was just so cool in everything he did. I mean he did race car driving and did it well!

My mom and I met his grandson Steven McQueen who played in Vampire Diaries. He was very sweet. He really doesn't look much like Steve, but both Steve's face and Steven's face have the same roundness to them. Where as Steve had those amazing blue eyes, Steven's are brown. I wished him well and hoped his career was as amazing as his grandfather's was.

Again, Steve McQueen gone too soon.

I know the actor playing Bruce isn't Bruce Lee since he is dead and would have been 79 years old this year, but from what I've seen this actor really nails it.

can't wait to see this movie.

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The chap who plays McQueen is the chap from Band of Brothers, that posh ginger (he puts on an American accent in Band of Brothers).

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No one should ever play Steve McQueen, least of all a fuckin’ ginger.

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I’m assuming Leo’s ostensibly playing Christopher Jones? This looks wildly annoying thus far but a teaser’s a teaser.

 

For @Len Cnutand any other hardcore Hollywood history buffs, Jones was quite the character and the Tate/devil quotes have always stuck with me http://www.mansonblog.com/2015/08/the-agony-and-ecstasy-rare-interview.html?m=1

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9 hours ago, Angelica said:

I’m assuming Leo’s ostensibly playing Christopher Jones? This looks wildly annoying thus far but a teaser’s a teaser.

 

For @Len Cnutand any other hardcore Hollywood history buffs, Jones was quite the character and the Tate/devil quotes have always stuck with me http://www.mansonblog.com/2015/08/the-agony-and-ecstasy-rare-interview.html?m=1

Really, my mom loved Christopher Jones too. He did that "Wild in the Streets" movie. It was like he did a few things and then was gone. He was super cute though.

Steve McQueen had dirty blonde hair, not red. WTF?

oh well, guess it shows you there was only one Steve McQueen.

8 hours ago, Oldest Goat said:

Looking forward to this I think it will be cool.

I agree. I love Quentin's movies. They are usually crazy good fun! I also love how he tells his stories.

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2 hours ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

Really, my mom loved Christopher Jones too. He did that "Wild in the Streets" movie. It was like he did a few things and then was gone. He was super cute though.

Steve McQueen had dirty blonde hair, not red. WTF?

oh well, guess it shows you there was only one Steve McQueen.

I agree. I love Quentin's movies. They are usually crazy good fun! I also love how he tells his stories.

Man, I was just thinking the other day about the Tarantino/Christopher Jones connection.  Didnt Tarantino want him to be in one of his movies?  And something I always thought odd was that they used another actor to overdub Jones' dialogue in The Looking Glass War.

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21 hours ago, lame ass security said:

Man, I was just thinking the other day about the Tarantino/Christopher Jones connection.  Didnt Tarantino want him to be in one of his movies?  And something I always thought odd was that they used another actor to overdub Jones' dialogue in The Looking Glass War.

I think I read that, but Christopher refused. I bet he could have revived his career like he did for John T.

Oh well, sometimes when actors/actresses get older their careers go by the way side, especially if their careers depend on their good looks. Christopher also starred in a tv show about Jessie James before he did movies. My mom was so young, but she loved him. lol

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1 hour ago, dontdamnmeuyi2015 said:

I think I read that, but Christopher refused. I bet he could have revived his career like he did for John T.

Oh well, sometimes when actors/actresses get older their careers go by the way side, especially if their careers depend on their good looks. Christopher also starred in a tv show about Jessie James before he did movies. My mom was so young, but she loved him. lol

Do you know if he had a bad speaking voice onscreen?  I've never watched any of his movies, I just became interested in him because of his somewhat cult icon status.  Another interesting aside, he was drugged by Robert Mitchum before he did a love scene with Sarah Miles in Ryan's Daughter.                                                     P.s.  I think his voice might've been overdubbed by another actor because of a poor British accent but I'm not sure.

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On 3/24/2019 at 5:25 AM, Len Cnut said:

No one should ever play Steve McQueen, least of all a fuckin’ ginger.

Lol, no kidding.  I think the movie is slated to premiere at Cannes on May 26.

Edit:  Evidently it just premiered at Cannes and received a 7 minute standing ovation after the ending.

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Y'know the weirdest fuckin' thing I ever heard about Tarantino?  I dunno if anyone has seen or heard of the Confessions movie with Robin Askwith, Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Driving Instructor etc etc, they were 1970s British sex comedies, sort of a passe curiosity now, deemed by one of the broadsheets as '...from the dark days of British cinema...' I assume they mean cuz they're sexist or something, anyway, I heard Tarantino was going to do a sequel to them, with Robin Askwith reprising the role of Timmy Lea (who is the central character of the Confessions movies) in space or with a time machine or something.  I dunno if it was a crazy rumour or what but it  was Robin Askwith himself who said it in an interview, now THAT would be fuckin' weird.

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2 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Y'know the weirdest fuckin' thing I ever heard about Tarantino?  I dunno if anyone has seen or heard of the Confessions movie with Robin Askwith, Confessions of a Window Cleaner, Confessions of a Driving Instructor etc etc, they were 1970s British sex comedies, sort of a passe curiosity now, deemed by one of the broadsheets as '...from the dark days of British cinema...' I assume they mean cuz they're sexist or something, anyway, I heard Tarantino was going to do a sequel to them, with Robin Askwith reprising the role of Timmy Lea (who is the central character of the Confessions movies) in space or with a time machine or something.  I dunno if it was a crazy rumour or what but it  was Robin Askwith himself who said it in an interview, now THAT would be fuckin' weird.

I'm not familiar with those but they sound pretty hilarious.  How old is Askwith now?

Edit: I just checked, he's 68.  He looked like a cross between Mick Jagger and Peter Noone when he was younger.

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On 21-3-2019 at 2:43 AM, Powerage5 said:

Looks great, can't wait for this one. There hasn't been a Tarantino film yet that I don't love, so of course my expectations are high. I'm glad he's stepping away from western films though, seeing as it's been a decade since we had a Tarantino film in another genre (And even then, there were some western influences present in Inglorious Basterds).

Couldn't agree more. 

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On 22/05/2019 at 8:31 PM, lame ass security said:

I'm not familiar with those but they sound pretty hilarious.  How old is Askwith now?

Edit: I just checked, he's 68.  He looked like a cross between Mick Jagger and Peter Noone when he was younger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e9zj7jTZAU

Thats the first movie if you're ever interested, its just really lame kitschey sex comedy, lots of tits and double entendre, very light-hearted really.  Its funny, America kinda discovered the sex comedy in the late 90s but in the 70s they were massively popular in England.  This was the highest grossing British movie of its year believe it or not.  Its bordering on softcore porn really.

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1 minute ago, Len Cnut said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e9zj7jTZAU

Thats the first movie if you're ever interested, its just really lame kitschey sex comedy, lots of tits and double entendre, very light-hearted really.  Its funny, America kinda discovered the sex comedy in the late 90s but in the 70s they were massively popular in England.  This was the highest grossing British movie of its year believe it or not.

Starting Tony Blair’s father in law no less. :lol: 

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11 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Starting Tony Blair’s father in law no less. :lol: 

As Sidney Noggett :lol:  He ends up shagging Timmys (main characters) wife to be after he doesn't make it to the alter owing to a mishap if I recall correctly :lol: 

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The only Tarentino picture I haven't liked was The Hateful Eight. All loved all the others to some degree. This one looks right up my alley. Can't wait. 

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On 5/28/2019 at 2:49 PM, RussTCB said:

The only Tarentino picture I haven't liked was The Hateful Eight. All loved all the others to some degree. This one looks right up my alley. Can't wait. 

The beauty of Tarantino to me is that everyone has a different list of their favorites and least favorites, and every possible choice has some merit. Personally I loved The Hateful Eight (I'd put it in my top 3 Tarantino films), but I can absolutely get why some people don't. The outlier at the bottom of my list is Kill Bill Vol. 1 - I don't hate it, but I don't like how it's almost completely lacking in the story department, while Kill Bill Vol. 2 is all story. But I also totally get why so many people love it. 

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