Here's THE THING About THE HATEFUL EIGHT Trailer, Paranoid Men Holed Up In A Cold, Tight Spot

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Here's THE THING About THE HATEFUL EIGHT Trailer, Paranoid Men Holed Up In A Cold, Tight Spot
Prominently featuring Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, the first real trailer for Quentin Tarantino's 70mm Western, The Hateful Eight, is giving off an excellent Django Unchained meets The Thing vibe here. Paranoia, guns, shacks, prisoners, a laundry list of great character actors (Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Gene Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Zoe Bell) and a lot of excellent dialogue. It is oh so easy to be all in for this 70mm shot western.
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Darryll DoucetteAugust 12, 2015 1:17 PM

He makes movies that everyone wants to see (even his fellow filmmakers) because they are so damn entertaining. This looks to be no exception. Plenty of surprise character revelations in store.

Darryll DoucetteAugust 12, 2015 1:28 PM

Great to see Jennifer Jason Leigh back at it.

JoshAugust 12, 2015 2:21 PM

Walton Goggins is amazing. Looking forward to seeing this. Deathproof is still my fav Tarantino flick.

Don DryeAugust 12, 2015 5:18 PM

I don't want to sound like a sourpuss, but I expected a bit more from what i've seen in the trailer.
I'm sure his dialogues and characters will be great, but I find the visual style (the outfits and haircuts) a bit to silly for such a great and potential gritty western story.

KurtAugust 13, 2015 12:09 AM

I felt the same way about Django Unchained's trailer, and that turned out not to be a problem with the final film, which was excellent.

Thomas HarrisonAugust 13, 2015 9:00 AM

Looks like he got the costumes from GAP's winter catalog.

Thomas HarrisonAugust 13, 2015 9:03 AM

The dialogues are lacking more and more for each movie he does. The jokes in Django Unchained was plain stupid, which was also the case in Inglorious basterds.

Darryll DoucetteAugust 13, 2015 11:38 AM

Yes, the costumes are flamboyant. Is that really a problem? That's part of the fun. These are not realistic homesteaders. These are eccentric, operatic gunfighters in a heightened reality. I thought the costumes were eye candy. Especially when we consider the entire film takes place in two enclosed locations; The stagecoach and the interior of the habberdashery. The costumes should be interesting given that the backgrounds will basically disappear as the movie plays out and we focus very tightly on the characters. Looking forward to it.

Darryll DoucetteAugust 13, 2015 11:45 AM

I'm no Tarantino cultist. I thought INGLORIOUS BASTERDS was a bad film (yes, worse than DEATH PROOF). His dialogue is still sharp but his story structure suffers as he becomes obsessed with individual scenes with no connecting narrative tissue in between. He solved this problem, though, with the fantastic DJANGO UNCHAINED.

Darryll DoucetteAugust 13, 2015 12:40 PM

Yes, the costumes are flamboyant. Is that really a problem? That's part of the fun. These are not realistic homesteaders. These are eccentric, operatic gunfighters in a heightened reality. I thought the costumes were eye candy. Especially when we consider the entire film takes place in two enclosed locations; The stagecoach and the interior of the habberdashery. The costumes should be interesting given that the backgrounds will basically disappear as the movie plays out and we focus very tightly on the characters. Looking forward to it.

KurtAugust 13, 2015 1:51 PM

paging Seijun Suzuki...

Jerry SköldAugust 14, 2015 9:14 AM

I´m going to stick my neck out and say that this looks fun as hell. I´ve missed Jennifer Jason Leigh in something weird.

one_winged_angelAugust 14, 2015 12:39 PM

Looking forward to the Ennio Morricone score!