Mon, 2 December 2019
Director Tara Wood wastes no time introducing us to her intentions with QT8: The First Eight; this is – first and foremost – a celebration of the works of Quentin Tarantino. It is an important anecdote to note, because if you were hoping for a shockingly tawdry expose plunging into Tarantino’s childhood – ripe with family secrets explaining his fascination with the criminal underbelly, gimps, and a vernacular so profane it might make Richard Pryor blush – then prepare for disappointment. Tara Wood, like so many of us, is a fan.
Instead, QT8 takes us on a journey through the past 21 years of Tarantino’s filmography, from Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight, and specifically acts as our guide through the creation and release of those films. How he turned his residuals from The Golden Girls into a feature film career, his inspirations and motivations, most of all his unrivaled knowledge of cinema history.
On this special episode, director Tara Wood discusses the intricacies of getting her film made, assembling an exciting cast of actors of Tarantino's films (including Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Diane Kruger, and many more), how she chose to elaborate on Harvey Weinstein's involvement and Uma Thurman's ill-fated stunt, and why she chose Tarantino to profile. If you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino, this is one interview and film you won't want to miss!
Read our full review of the film HERE