Quentin Tarantino keeps film sets loose with regular cocktail parties

Quentin Tarantino hosts an on-set cocktail party every time he shoots 100 rolls of film. The moviemaker likes to keep things loose and fun on his sets and so he celebrates every little movie milestone. “This is our lives and as important as it is to…

Quentin Tarantino hosts an on-set cocktail party every time he shoots 100 rolls of film.

The moviemaker likes to keep things loose and fun on his sets and so he celebrates every little movie milestone.

“This is our lives and as important as it is to try to do movies that we care about, just as important is the experience of making the movie,” he told WENN. “This is our lives so if we’re gonna dedicate months, some cases years to something, then we owe it to ourselves to enjoy it and have a great time. Everybody on the set, this is their lives so let’s live it.

“We have a little mantra that me and the crew have been doing for a long time, where we say, ‘OK, we got it but we’re gonna do one more! And why are we gonna do one more?’ And the whole crew screams out, ‘Because we love making movies!'”

Brad Pitt, who appears in the director’s latest movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, added, “And by the way everyone does it with no embarrassment. Everyone’s in.”

And Brad’s co-star Margot Robbie admitted making a film with Tarantino is a lot of fun: “We stop every hundred rolls of film and celebrate with a drink and have a little party. No one else does that.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino, hits cinemas in the U.S. on 26 July and from 14 August in the U.K.

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Brad Pitt grills Leonardo DiCaprio over iconic Titanic death scene

Brad Pitt has teased Leonardo DiCaprio for an answer on whether Jack could have fit on the door at the end of movie Titanic. In the James Cameron-directed classic, the 44-year-old played Jack Dawson, who was seen sacrificing himself at the end of the …

Brad Pitt has teased Leonardo DiCaprio for an answer on whether Jack could have fit on the door at the end of movie Titanic.

In the James Cameron-directed classic, the 44-year-old played Jack Dawson, who was seen sacrificing himself at the end of the movie so his love Rose, played by Kate Winslet, could survive the ship’s sinking by staying afloat on a door.

Fans of the movie often argue over the moment, insisting that there was room for them both of them on the door, and in a chat with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, DiCaprio’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood co-star badgered the actor for a definitive answer once and for all.

“Could you? Could you squeeze in?” Pitt questioned, to which DiCaprio replied: “No comment.”

Pitt was then asked by Horowitz for his opinion, to which he replied: “That is fun. Well I’m going to go back and look now, certainly.”

Margot Robbie joined the pair, reminiscing about how she “bawled her eyes out” as she watched Jack’s hypothermia set in, but her The Wolf Of Wall Street co-star maintained he had “no comment”.

She then asked: “Did you mention it at the time, should we make the door bigger?” But an unmoved DiCaprio would only reply: “Like I said I have no comment.”

“Could you? Could you squeeze in?” interjected Brad, still looking for an answer from his co-star, but the Catch Me If You Can actor stood firm with a “no comment.”

DiCaprio’s tight-lipped response comes after director Cameron revealed the star wasn’t keen on saying the movie’s famous line, “I’m the king of the world.”

“We had tried this and tried that, and tried this line and tried that line and nothing was really working,” the 64-year-old explained to BBC Radio 1’s Ali Plumb. “I said, ‘All right, I’ve got one for you, just say I’m the king of the world, and just spread your arms out wide, and just be in the moment, and just love it and celebrate the moment.'”

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Emma Stone in talks to reunite with Damien Chazelle for Babylon – report

Emma Stone is in talks to reunite with director Damien Chazelle for his next movie Babylon.The new project is set in the 1920s, and will be the filmmaker’s biggest production – and budget – to date, according to Variety. Plot details are scarce, bu…

Emma Stone is in talks to reunite with director Damien Chazelle for his next movie Babylon.

The new project is set in the 1920s, and will be the filmmaker’s biggest production – and budget – to date, according to Variety.

Plot details are scarce, but sources told the outlet that Babylon will take place during the transition in Hollywood from silent films to “talkies”, and similarly to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, it will feature a mix of real-life and fictional characters.

Stone is in early talks for a starring role in the movie, and Chazelle is said to be on the hunt for an all-star cast to join her, with Deadline reporting that Brad Pitt is circling the project as well.

Seabiscuit actor Tobey Maguire, Chazelle’s wife Olivia Hamilton, Matt Plouffe and Marc Platt are producing the film.

The Oscar-winning director is currently working on his Netflix musical drama series, The Eddy, and is also developing a secret TV project for Apple.

It will be the first time that Stone has reunited with Chazelle since she won an Oscar for her role in his musical La La Land back in 2017, which also landed him the Academy Award for Best Director.

The 30-year-old actress was last seen in Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy The Favourite, which earned her another Best Actress Oscar nomination, but she lost out to her co-star, Olivia Colman.

Stone recently completed production on the upcoming Zombieland sequel, which will be released later this year, and has been cast in comedy-horror The Menu and Cruella, in which she will play classic Disney villain Cruella de Vil.

Chazelle reunited with his La La Land leading man Ryan Gosling for last year’s Neil Armstrong biopic, First Man.

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Brad Pitt: ‘We won’t have to say goodbye to Quentin Tarantino for a long time’

Brad Pitt has reassured movie fans they’re “not going to have to say goodbye” to Quentin Tarantino for some time.The Pulp Fiction helmer has long vowed to give up moviemaking after he hits his tenth film, as he believes the quality of a director’s work…

Brad Pitt has reassured movie fans they’re “not going to have to say goodbye” to Quentin Tarantino for some time.

The Pulp Fiction helmer has long vowed to give up moviemaking after he hits his tenth film, as he believes the quality of a director’s work declines as they go on.

But Pitt, who stars as stuntman Cliff Booth in Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has now shared his take on the director’s declaration in a cover interview for GQ Australia’s July/August 2019 issue.

“No, I don’t think he’s bluffing at all. I think he’s dead serious. And I kind of openly lament that to him, but he understands the math of when he feels like directors start falling off their game,” the 55-year-old commented. “But he has other plans and we’re not going to have to say goodbye for a long time.”

Tarantino has yet to reveal what his next project will be, but he is in talks to potentially direct a Star Trek movie for producer J.J. Abrams based on his own original idea.

In the same interview, the 56-year-old gave one hint about what his post-filmmaking career might look like.

“I see myself writing books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative,” he divulged. “I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”

And although Tarantino initially set his sights on capping his directing career at 10 films, he may consider walking away one short if Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is “really well received” by fans upon its launch.

“Maybe I’ll stop right now! Maybe I’ll stop while I’m ahead,” he teased. “We’ll see.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie, is set to be released in the U.S. on 26 July and in the U.K. on 14 August.

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Brad Pitt: ‘Acting is a younger man’s game’

Brad Pitt is cutting back on movie roles. The 55-year-old has drastically cut back on his time in front of the cameras in recent years, preferring to spend more time focusing on work as a producer, and Pitt insists he has no problem handing over the t…

Brad Pitt is cutting back on movie roles.

The 55-year-old has drastically cut back on his time in front of the cameras in recent years, preferring to spend more time focusing on work as a producer, and Pitt insists he has no problem handing over the torch to the next generation of actors.

“I’m behind the camera on the producing side and I enjoy that a lot,” the Plan B co-founder told GQ Australia. “I keep doing less and less (acting).

“I really believe that overall it’s a younger man’s game – not that there aren’t substantial parts for older characters – I just feel, the game itself, it’ll move on naturally. There will be a natural selection to it all.”

However, Pitt, who won an Oscar in 2014 for producing 12 Years a Slave, is fascinated by the impact the explosion in streaming services has already had on the film industry, and he isn’t opposed to working on more online projects, after shooting War Machine for Netflix in 2017.

“I’m curious to see what the future of (film) is, what shape it takes,” he said. “I really appreciate the streaming services because we’re seeing more and more quality projects being made. We’re seeing more writers and directors and actors getting a shot. It just tells you how many talented people are out there.”

“I like to think there’s room for both,” Pitt continued. “But I could be a dinosaur and not even know it, man. And the comet could be on the way.”

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which opens in U.S. theatres later this month, will serve as Pitt’s first film of the year. He will also star in space drama Ad Astra, which is released in the U.S. in September.

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Margot Robbie: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood celebrates Sharon Tate’

Margot Robbie has insisted Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a celebration of late actress Sharon Tate’s life. Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie is set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the end of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and follows the fictional washed-up act…

Margot Robbie has insisted Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a celebration of late actress Sharon Tate’s life.

Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie is set in Los Angeles in 1969, at the end of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and follows the fictional washed-up actor Rick Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, respectively. The Australian actress portrays real-life actress Sharon, who was brutally murdered by followers of cult leader Charles Manson.

The film is reported to incorporate the murders into its storyline, but Margot has now claimed that the feature will be a celebration of the Valley of the Dolls star.

“Sharon embodies the best parts of the ’60s,” Margot told Empire magazine. “This is a celebration of her life. And you get a lot of hang time with her in this film.”

The Wolf of Wall Street actress was lent a pair of earrings and a ring that originally belonged to Sharon, and accordingly, wearing those items during filming really helped her to get into character.

“I guess it sounds like I’m being a bit spiritual or whatever, but it really did help me ground the character in something real,” the 28-year-old said. “I wanted to honour her memory and bring the best parts of Sharon forward. And I found it really quite moving to have a piece of her with me.”

The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, during which Quentin snapped at a reporter who questioned the limited amount of dialogue Margot had throughout it.

Smoothing things over, Margot explained, “I think the moments I was on screen gave a moment to honour Sharon. I think the tragedy was the loss of innocence. To show the wonderful sides of her could be done without speaking. I did feel like I got a lot of time to explore the character without dialogue, which is an interesting thing.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is due to hit cinemas from 26 July.

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Critics praise Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Critics have praised Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood following the film’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.The Pulp Fiction director’s hotly anticipated new project focuses on the story of TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCap…

Critics have praised Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood following the film’s world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Pulp Fiction director’s hotly anticipated new project focuses on the story of TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), as they set out to make names for themselves in the film industry at the time of the Charles Manson murders in Los Angeles in 1969.

Tarantino, DiCaprio, and Pitt all stepped out for the debut screening in Cannes on Tuesday, along with Margot Robbie, who takes on the role of real-life Manson victim Sharon Tate, and while reviewers were urged not to give away any spoilers about the movie, a series of overwhelmingly positive comments have since flooded Twitter.

Critic Jordan Ruimy wrote: “Tarantino wasn’t joking when he said this was the closest to Pulp Fiction that he has come. He juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines in this one, eventually stringing them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale.”

And reviewer Jason Gorber insisted the film will be in the running for the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival.

“Historically dubious, thematically brilliant, QT (Quentin Tarantino) finds his form in film that could win Palme d’Or or be picketed by audiences, or maybe both. Thrilling, provocative, blackly comical, intensely unsettling masterwork,” he noted.

Others lauded the performances of the headline stars, and while a number of film critics expressed excitement over the movie, some indicated that they may need a second viewing to really settle on their rating.

The New York Times’ Kyle Buchanan added: “There will be many, many hot takes to come on the new Tarantino but I don’t mind letting mine cool off on the counter a little longer. I know it’s more relaxed than I was expecting, and that DiCaprio is terrific, funny and poignant. The rest, I’m gonna mull over.”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also starring Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, and Dakota Fanning, is due to hit U.S. cinemas on 26 July. It will open in the U.K. on 14 August.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to compete at Cannes Film Festival

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will premiere as part of the official competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Industry insiders had been expecting the Pulp Fiction filmmaker’s latest movie, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad P…

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will premiere as part of the official competition at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Industry insiders had been expecting the Pulp Fiction filmmaker’s latest movie, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie, to be included in the official competition when it was unveiled on 18 April (19), and festival boss Thierry Fremaux subsequently explained to reporters that the film was not finished but he was hoping it would be a last-minute addition to the line-up.

On Thursday (02May19), Fremaux confirmed that the movie had been completed in time and would have its world premiere at the annual French film festival and compete against the likes of Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory, Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die, and Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life for the coveted Palme d’Or.

“We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes,” Fremaux said, according to Deadline. “Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’or for Pulp Fiction – with a finished film screened in 35mm and his cast in tow.

“His film is a love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood, a rock music tour of 1969, and an ode to cinema as a whole. In addition to thanking Quentin and his crew for spending days and nights in the editing room, the Festival wants to give special thanks to the teams at Sony Pictures, who made all of this possible.”

He also announced that Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo, the latest film by Abdellatif Kechiche, the Palme d’Or-winning director of Blue Is the Warmest Colour, was another last-minute addition to the competition slate.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival runs from 14 to 25 May.

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Dakota Fanning: ‘Landing a Tarantino role was dream come true’

Dakota Fanning would have accepted a tiny role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just to work with Quentin Tarantino.Fanning landed the role of Squeaky Fromme in Tarantino’s upcoming ninth film, a real-life member of the Manson Family, who was sentenc…

Dakota Fanning would have accepted a tiny role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just to work with Quentin Tarantino.

Fanning landed the role of Squeaky Fromme in Tarantino’s upcoming ninth film, a real-life member of the Manson Family, who was sentenced to life in prison for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975. She was released in 2009 after serving nearly 34 years.

Fanning stars alongside the likes of Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie in the upcoming drama, and admits the project has been a career-defining moment for her.

“It was such a dream come true for me to be a part of it and really something to cross off the list… I would have probably played any character that he had asked me or had chosen me for,” she grinned to The Hollywood Reporter. “It was a real cherry on top that it was an incredible, fascinating, challenging character. But I would’ve been like Girl No. 1.”

The all-star ensemble cast also features Al Pacino, Damian Lewis, Kurt Russell, late actor Luke Perry and frequent Tarantino collaborator Tim Roth.

It’s set for release in July (19), and follows the story of a faded television actor and his stunt double during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Talking to Collider about her research for the movie, the 25-year-old actress admitted it was a little scary learning about Charles Manson’s murderous cult.

“There are a lot of resources out there, for better or for worse, and I was very immersed. It was interesting and challenging. It’s twisted,” she said.

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Editors Guild urges Academy to televise all Oscars winners live

The Motion Picture Editors Guild has asked the Academy to reverse its decision to present four Oscars during the commercial breaks.There has been an outcry in Hollywood following the news that the awards for Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Acti…

The Motion Picture Editors Guild has asked the Academy to reverse its decision to present four Oscars during the commercial breaks.

There has been an outcry in Hollywood following the news that the awards for Best Cinematography, Film Editing, Live Action Short and Make-up and Hairstyling will not be televised live during the show on 24 February (19).

The Editors Guild is the latest body to share its disappointment, with Editors Guild president Alan Heim sharing an email he sent to his members with Deadline.

“In its mandate to shorten the Academy Awards’ telecast, the Academy has insulted all of us who work ‘below the line.’ Many of our members and those of other IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) Locals are understandably upset,” he began the email.

“There is much outcry for the Academy to reverse its decision, and the Motion Picture Editors Guild joins those voices. If it does not reverse its decision, let us all do everything we can to see that this demeaning experiment will not be repeated.”

Heim also highlighted the fact that the annual awards show, the most important night in the showbiz calendar, motivates endless amounts of people to seek a career in film and that the educational value may be even greater than the entertainment factor.

“It doesn’t matter which categories are affected this year or next; none of them should be,” he wrote. “The very idea is anathema to the collaborative nature of filmmaking. The Academy has historically honored ALL of the crafts involved in filmmaking and the search for better TV ratings shouldn’t affect that. We have always been told that the Academy honors the very best in filmmaking, but removing some categories from equal acknowledgement on the air seems to contradict that narrative.”

A host of Hollywood heavyweights like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese have also demanded the decision be reversed in an open letter which was sent to Academy bosses calling on them to reinstate the Oscars categories they’ve relegated to the ad breaks. More stars have since signed the letter, including Alfonso Cuaron, Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

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